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Worth County Historic Newspaper Digitization Project

June 23, 2016, Posted In: Uncategorized
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Worth County Historic Newspaper Digitization Project

Conducting research in a newspaper can be a tedious task scrolling through microfilm or looking at a year’s worth in a bounded edition. This search is limited to knowing a specific date in hopes of finding information. Margaret Jones Public Library has simplified the process by digitizing The Sylvester Local newspapers into an online version. The library has about 128 years of Worth County newspapers on rolls of microfilm. The rolls, beginning in 1885 and up to 2013, have been converted to a digital format and are now available to everyone online at http://worthcounty.advantage-preservation.com The newspapers are keyword searchable allowing…

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Red Cross urges blood donations to maintain summer supply

June 22, 2016, Posted In: Uncategorized
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Red Cross urges blood donations to maintain summer supply

(June 22, 2016) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients now and throughout the summer. Blood donations often decline in the summer months, especially around summer holidays when donors are less available to give. The need…

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Ty Ty student inducted into honor societies at TU

June 17, 2016, Posted In: Education
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Ty Ty student inducted into honor societies at TU

  Leon Brunty (left) of Ty Ty, Georgia, receives a certificate for his membership in the Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda at Thomas University from co-adviser Dr. Claire Dede Avery during an induction ceremony held Thursday, May 5, on TU’s Main Campus in Thomasville. Alpha Sigma Lambda is an honor society for non-traditional…

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Independence Day Celebration July 1 at Georgia Museum of Agriculture

June 16, 2016, Posted In: Uncategorized
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Independence Day Celebration July 1 at Georgia Museum of Agriculture

TIFTON – A spectacular fireworks display, ice cold slices of watermelon, and music from singer and songwriter Kevin Mac will highlight the annual Independence Day Celebration on July 1 at…

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Area residents graduate from Georgia Southwestern State University

June 16, 2016, Posted In: Education
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Area residents graduate from Georgia Southwestern State University

The following area residents were among 247 students who graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during the Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony held on Friday, May 6 in Convocation Hall of…

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Water Well Trust Expands Water Well Projects to 10 Counties in Georgia

June 16, 2016, Posted In: Farm & Home
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Water Well Trust Expands Water Well Projects to 10 Counties in Georgia

The Water Well Trust, the only national nonprofit helping low income Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has announced that it is expanding from six to 10…

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Southern Regional Technical College and Albany State University  Sign Articulation Agreement

June 15, 2016, Posted In: Education
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Southern Regional Technical College and Albany State University  Sign Articulation Agreement

The leadership of Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) and Albany State University (ASU) have signed an articulation agreement that creates new education opportunities for SRTC students who graduate with an…

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Students named to Georgia College 2016 Spring Dean’s List

June 15, 2016, Posted In: Education
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Students named to Georgia College 2016 Spring Dean’s List

The following local students completed courses with exemplary marks and made the Dean’s List for the 2016 spring semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia. Joseph Cleland of Sylvester (31791)…

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Worth Superior Civil Jury List – January Term, 2016

June 15, 2016, Posted In: Government
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Date to report: Monday, June 20, 2016 at 9:30am Jury Service – A vital function of democracy. Jury service is one of the highest duties of citizenship. It will give…

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New Georgia Law Doubles Tax Deduction for Path2College 529 Plan  

June 15, 2016, Posted In: Uncategorized
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New Georgia Law Doubles Tax Deduction for Path2College 529 Plan  

ATLANTA—Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation that will double the state tax deduction for families filing a join tax return for contributions made to the Path2College 529 Plan.  Beginning with returns…

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Red Cross urges blood and platelet donations during challenging summer months

June 14, 2016, Posted In: Uncategorized
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Red Cross urges blood and platelet donations during challenging summer months

Donors can choose their day to help save lives during summer awareness campaign The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help…

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Georgia Museum of Agriculture Offers Summer Camps For Kids

June 14, 2016, Posted In: Uncategorized
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Georgia Museum of Agriculture Offers Summer Camps For Kids

TIFTON – Children from four to 11 years old can explore southern Georgia’s rich history and natural resources through hands-on activities, games, and crafts this summer through Camp Wiregrass at…

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