TIFTON — Seven new members joined the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Board of Trustees recently — James Lee Adams Jr. from Camilla; Greg Goggans from Douglas; James Holcombe from Savannah; Niki Knox from Peachtree City; John W. Langdale III from Valdosta; James H. Moore III from Albany; and Jim Sparks from Hendersonville, N.C. The board posed for this photograph after a recent meeting. From left, front row, are Lynn Lovett, Dale Pflug, Bob Dutton, Jodie Snow, Roger Dill and Niki Knox; second row, James Lee Adams Jr., Courtney Brinson, James Holcombe, Joyce Mims, and Jack Perry; third row, Jim Sparks, Paul Willis, Dallas Hunt, James Moore, Wesley Langdale, and Greg Goggans. Not pictured are George Granade, Vivien Scott, Patty Veazey, Mark Mobley, William Bowen, David Bridges and Bill Davis.
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Thomasville mental hospital to close
One of Thomas County largest employers — at more than 700 — and a longtime regional state mental hospital will close Dec. 31.
More than 700 jobs to be eliminated when hospital closes
Effects of the closing of one Thomas County’s biggest employers, a state mental hospital established in the 1960s, are rippling through the community.
Moultrie woman named Tift County Teacher of the Year
A Moultrie woman who teaches at Omega Elementary School has been named the 2013-14 Tift County Teacher of the Year.
1921 murder brings Texas woman to Pavo
Many law enforcement agencies honor their fallen comrades on or about May 15, proclaimed since 1962 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. But more than two weeks earlier, a Pavo native who died on duty in Memphis, Tenn., received recognition from an unlikely source: the family of the man who killed him.
Brooks County seeks vendors for Skillet Festival
Destination Brooks, The Quitman-Brooks County Tourism Project, is now accepting vendors and sponsors for the 3rd Annual Brooks County Skillet Festival to be held Oct. 19 at the Brooks County Courthouse.
Fake gun believed used in Pavo bank robbery
The fake firearm found in wreckage when a suspected female bank robber crashed into a canal Friday is believed to have been used in a Pavo bank robbery.
Summer term begins June 3 at ABAC in Moultrie, Tifton
Students who want to get a head start on the fall semester can take summer term classes beginning June 3 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton and in Moultrie at ABAC on the Square.
VSU announces new Center for Excellence in STEM Education
Valdosta State University will receive $2.5 million from the FY2014 Georgia Assembly budget to create the Center for Excellence in STEM Education. The center will provide expanded training to Valdosta State students and regional teachers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) areas.
Institutional SAT May 29 at ABAC
Students who plan to enroll in baccalaureate or pre-baccalaureate degree programs at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College can take the Institutional Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) on May 29 on the campus instead of waiting for the national testing dates.
Diva Day has something for everyone
There is virtually nothing on a diva’s shopping list that won’t be available at Diva Day. Whether it’s for home, garden, health and life in general, Diva Day 2013, sponsored by the Times-Enterprise, is likely to have it.
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