Tifton Grapevine. Todd had been with the Tiftarea Y for a year.
Contributions also began arriving from YMCAs out of state. A donation came in from California with a personal note; the sender said he didn't know Evann personally but had seen her YMCA efforts on Facebook.
The Y of the USA in Chicagowhich is over all the YMCAs in the nation, sent a contributionsaying they had recognized Todd's passion when talking with her on the phone as she sought grants for local programs. And he added that the Tiftarea Y was just notified that it is receiving a grant to offer swimming lessons to underprivileged youths of all ages between April and November.
While the small staff at the Tiftarea Y is still emotional about the loss of Todd, it must move on and seek an aquatics director. She said the "Learn to Swim" program will help "save the lives" of children for many days to come.
Chamber Chairman Tyron Spearman, center, presents a plaque to the seniors on Tift County High's state championship basketball team. Head Coach Eric Holland is at right.
Tifton on Thursday formally congratulated the Tift County High School boys basketball team for winning the Class 7A state championship. Holland praised the community's support, praised the team and said the seniors all had A's and B's and had been accepted to colleges.
Later Thursdaythe team, coaches and cheerleaders had a victory parade that began and ended at the Tifton Mallwhere a short ceremony followed. Retired Army Col. Ralph Puckett90, a Tifton native and U. Army Ranger living legend, has just published his second book, "Ranger," a memoir of his days growing up in Tifton to his meritorious service in Korea and Vietnam -- and life beyond.
On Nov. Separated by more than a mile from the nearest friendly unit, 51 soldiers fought several hundred Chinese attackers. Their commander, Lt. Ralph Puckettwas wounded three times before he was personal alma at battefield ymca. For his actions, he received the country's second-highest award for courage on the battlefield -- the Distinguished Service Personal alma at battefield ymca -- and d active duty later that year as a living legend. After KoreaPuckett ed the newly established U. Army Ranger Departmentserving as an instructor and tactical officerand commanding companies at Fort Benning and in the Ranger Mountain Camp.
He went on to lead companies in Vietnamtrain cadets at West Point and organize military leadership courses in Colombia. The Col. Ralph Puckett Leadership Award series was named for him, honoring top officers in the U. Army Rangerswhich is the most elite and highly trained of the Army's combat forces.
InPuckett was named to Tifton's Wall of Fame. He currently lives in Columbuswhere he has been named honorary colonel of the 75th Ranger Regiment headquartered at Fort Benning and remains active with the Rangers and other soldiers at Personal alma at battefield ymca Benning.
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The younger Pruitt also had played prep football for Fitzgerald High. He most recently was offensive coordinator for the state champion Valdosta High School Wildcats.
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I never thought the first head coaching job would be at a place like Fitzgeraldmy alma mater, a place where football is really big and has such great tradition," Pruitt said, as reported by WALB-TV. All services will be at 7 p. The preacher for the services will be Dr. Craig Rikard of Valdosta. Rikard is the author of two books, the first of which won the Georgia Writers Association's Georgia Author of the Year in the memoir category.
He and his wife Gail have been married 43 years and live in Valdosta. They have two daughters and one granddaughter. Tifton is already the undisputed "Reading Capital;" the education foundation is encouraging the community to read aloud -- adults to read to children, and children to read to their siblings and other. Mike Brumbyfoundation executive director, explained the importance of reading aloud to for the child's cognitive development. Monica Harper Deklea prize-winning, nationally recognized musician, will give an organ concert at 2 p.
The concert, in the church sanctuary, will showcase the church's recently refurbished p ipe organ. She was appointed chorusmaster of the Savannah Philharmonic Chorus in July There will be a beginner's mile course, intermediate level 25 and 45 milesand and mile century routes for advanced riders. All pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt ; event-day registrants will be eligible for T-shirts while supplies last.
Participants completing either of the century courses will receive a special gift.
Lunch will be provided. Bike riders are invited to gather on Sunday afternoons at 2 p. For information, call or e-mail dpeavy tiftareaymca. Wild Chicken Festival Street Dancep. Pine and S. Lee streets, Fitzgerald.
Wild Chicken Festival, 8 a. Patrick's Celebration9 a.
Ridge Ave. Organ Concert by Dr. Monica Harper Dekle2 p. MARCH Michael "Mike" Clay Hickerson, 69, Tifton. Roy Emmett "Buster" Folsom, 69, Clayton. Catherine Sue Chapman Jones, 63, Tifton. Ave Cleghorn Jr. Ervin Arrendale, 57, Dixie. Deborah Elaine Purvis Whittle, 61, Tifton.
Minnie Latham Cook, 77, Sylvester. Howard Gaskins, 60, Nashville. Lonnie Mae Johnson, 54, Cordele.
Wayne Goolsby, 67, Byron. James E. Hewett, 93, Sparks. Gene Hitt, 87, Ocilla. Marcia L. Calhoun, 85, Fitzgerald. Ellie Luke, 73, Nashville. Lanita Dixon, 60, Morven. Helen Hall, 83, Scooterville. Sherrie Shiver Kuck, 71, Personal alma at battefield ymca. Claude Walton Patterson, 93, Sumner. Patricia Blair Solomon, 67, Sylvester. Robert Howard Bishop Sr. Tharia Goff Hamon, 86, Athens. Herbert Womack, 87, Chula.
Myra L. Brooks, 84, Sumner. Alton Phelps, 94, Adel. Lexia Newberne White, 95, Ashburn. Jimmy Goff, 81, Lenox. MLS