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Donovan Adkisson is Editor in Chief of Tifton Talks and owner of SouthTech Network Solutions, LLC

Looking Forward to the Weekend – March 23, 2018

Here’s what’s happening in Tifton and the surrounding areas this weekend! March 23, 2018 (Friday) Fire Ant Festival activities, 5 p.m., Ashburn March 24, 2018 (Saturday) Spring Fling Vendor & Charity Expo, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton Fire Ant Festival, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Ashburn Easter Egg

Concerns About Senate Bill 403 – Changing Georgia’s Voting Machines

Georgia Senate Bill 403 has passed the Senate and is currently pending in the House.  SB403 wants to replace Georgia’s 27,000 DREs (Direct-Recording-Electronic) voting devices and the primary candidate for replacement is Ballot Marking Devices, or BMDs. Here’s my take.  Thanks for listening. Resources

Kemp Stops Off In Tifton

Secretary of State Brian Kemp visited Tifton Feb. 27 on his two-week “Putting Georgians First” bus tour of the state during his campaign for Georgia governor. He made his stop at Lewis Taylor Farms and spent over an hour speaking with supporters and touring the facility. Kemp told supporters that

Tift County: Flu Epidemic at an All-time High

According to the Tift Regional Health System, nearly 500 cases of the flu have been seen as of mid-February. From this time last year compared to this year, the cases have tripled. The statistics are based off of hospital and emergency room activity. For prevention, do the standard stuff —

Georgia Could Lose Out on Amazon’s Second Headquarters Because…Republicans

Could Georgia Republicans’ spat with Delta threaten Atlanta’s bid to land Amazon’s second headquarters? The city is on Amazon’s short list of the 20 metro areas still in running for the $5 billion facility that will create 50,000 jobs. The company received proposals from 238 cities and regions across North

Georgia cybercrime bill would target ‘snoopers’

Draconian. Unnecessary. These are the words used by the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia to describe a new proposal making its way through the Georgia state legislature. Supporters say the bill will provide the ability for law enforcement to prosecute “on-line snoopers” — so called hackers that break into

Sylvester Welcomes New Police Chief

Kenneth Washington, an Albany native who has been in law enforcement for 42 years, is the new Police Chief for Sylvester, GA. Before becoming Police Chief, he worked in the Albany Police Department, Doughtery County Police Department, ASU Police Department.  He worked for the Sylvester Police Department for nine years