Tue., November 13, 2012 3:56pm
A food manufacturer is consolidating its operations and bringing hundreds of jobs to Tifton over the next year. Bell Plantation is moving into a new 109,000-square-foot facility.
Fri., March 16, 2012 8:16am
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss says Georgia farmers need to brace for big changes in government crop subsidy programs as Congress seeks to slash its debt. Chambliss told about 50 farmers at a forum Friday in Jesup he's certain the new five-year farm bill being negotiated will eliminate direct payments that go to farmers regardless of prices or yields. Alternatives such as crop insurance to cover revenue losses are being discussed to protect farmers.
Tue., March 6, 2012 5:56pm
Executives at Tift Regional Medical Center say they are eliminating about 40 positions to cut costs.
Mon., January 23, 2012 6:33pm
A Republican lawmaker wants private companies to compete on a level playing field with cities and counties that offer Internet broadband service. Sen. Chip Rogers of Woodstock says government-operated service providers have an unfair advantage because they can run the systems at a loss.
Fri., October 21, 2011 9:48am
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Georgia Inc., which has matched children to mentors in more than 40 south Georgia counties, has announced that it will close. Board President James Nixon said in a statement that the agency has been unable to meet financial commitment to providing ongoing volunteer recruiting, careful matching of mentors and mentoring support.
Mon., January 3, 2011 4:50pm
Non-profit hospitals want Georgia lawmakers to keep their hands off their tax breaks. A panel of lawmakers will make recommendations public next week that could re-write or eliminate a slew of state tax exemptions. An alliance of non-profit hospitals just released a report detailing how much Georgia gets back from non-profit hospitals for the tax breaks.
Fri., November 12, 2010 3:05pm
Students can now get agri-business degree at Tifton campus. Demand for major is high. Students asked for it.
Tue., August 3, 2010 2:41pm
Renewable energy experts are in Tifton. Bioenergy part of growing industry in Georgia. State poised to become a leader in the field.
Tue., July 13, 2010 4:56pm
Gasoline tanks can become overheated in the summer months.
Thu., October 29, 2009 12:48pm
One-third of the workforce laid off at the Shaw yarn plant in Tifton