Author: The Editor

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

Georgia Food Recall List May 2017

Below is a summary of updated/expanded or new food recalls impacting the state of Georgia. Maple Leaf Foods, Inc., headquartered in Ontario, Canada, is recalling approximately 24,768 pounds of Ready-to-Eat (RTE) fully-cooked quiche products that were not presented for re-inspection upon entry to the United States, the U.S. Department of

Georgia Ranks 45th for Children’s Healthcare

One national organization says the pickings are slim in the Peach State when it comes to offerings for children’s healthcare.  “Georgia could use improvement in a couple of areas.  One is just the sheer percentage of children without health insurance coverage. Right now, that’s about eight percent, that’s in the

Senate Bill 104: ‘Upskirting’ ban in Georgia is a step closer to becoming law

In the case of former grocery clerk Brandon Lee Gary, the Court of Appeals found last year that there was no specific law in Georgia that banned “upskirting”.  The decades-old law being used to prosecute such cases had not kept up with the times or technology.  Gary had used his

Technology Drives Tifton’s Newest Dealership

The new Griffin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership is a monstrosity at 24,000 square feet – a substantial upgrade from the original building that was only 8,000 square feet. The new dealership is all about technology.  In the service department, RFID (Radio Frequency Inter Display) tags are scanned to pull up

House Bill 280 Awaits Governor’s Signature

Governor Deal has vetoed similar legislation in the past, but changes to House Bill 280 have made the bill more “receptive” to Deal. House Bill 280 would allow anyone with a concealed weapons permit to carry firearms on public college and university campuses, with exceptions that include dormitories, fraternity and

Georgia Music Investment Act (House Bill 155) Awaits Deal’s Signature

The Georgia Music Investment Act, HB-155, is a 15-20% incentive that will incentivize recording and scoring projects as well as live tours from around the country and the world to rehearse and start in the state. To qualify, a production company must meet a minimum threshold of $500,000 for live

Step by Step – Expanding the Medical Marijuana Program

With a vote of 167-4 on Tuesday to adopt Senate Bill 16, Georgia is one step closer in hopefully fully expanding its medical marijuana program. Official Summary: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 8 of Chapter 12 of Title 16 and Code Section 31-2A-18 of the