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Education

Moultrie Technical College

Moultrie Tech serves as a vital component in the economy and workforce development in the Tift area. The institution serves over 2,300 degree, diploma, and certificate students in a four county area in the classroom or online. Over 900 of these students receive training in Tifton. Serving as a local administrator for Georgia’s Quick Start program, an internationally acclaimed job training program, Moultrie Tech provides customized job training for new and expanding companies. The college also participates in the Remote Automation Management Project (RAMP) training. moultrietech.edu


The University of Georgia Tifton Campus

UGA Tifton Campus is affiliated with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. UGA Tifton offers students four academic programs, including two undergraduate and two graduate programs.

Undergraduate programs include the Agriscience and Environmental Systems (AES) and Agricultural Education (Ag Ed) degrees. Graduate programs consist of the Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management an the Master of Agricultural Leadership. tifton.uga.edu


Tift County Public School System

Tift County public schools are accredited by the SACS and the Georgia Accrediting Commission. The system provides innovative instructional programs, including advance placement, joint enrollment, post-secondary options, apprenticeships and gifted education opportunities to 7,500 students. The system boasts at least 15 students each year with a SAT score of over 1360, as well as numerous Georgia Scholars and Governor’s Honors Students annually. Each school is equipped with Internet access and networked computers. www.tiftschools.com


Tiftarea Academy

Tiftarea Academy is a private school located north of Tifton in Chula, which serves students from K4 to 12th grade. The school strives to provide students with a quality education in a moral and disciplined environment. It is the goal of the school to maintain a academic and athletic excellence through high standards and curriculum, high teacher qualifications, student selection, and facility maintenance. www.tiftareaacademy.com


Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

ABAC is a state college of the University System of Georgia, which offers bachelor’s degrees as well as its traditional associate degrees. ABAC’s student body consists of over 3,600 students from 154 counties, 12 states, and 10 countries. New student housing facilities accommodate 1,300 students. abac.edu


Entertainment

THE TIFT THEATRE

Opened in 1937, this Art Deco-style theatre has been carefully renovated, featuring a Carrara glass façade embellished with neon lights. The 650-seat theatre is home to a variety of stage performances, concerts, pageants, and big screen movies. Learn more


Tifton Cinema 6

Tifton Cinema 6 is affiliated with Carmike Cinemas and offers six films weekly for your viewing enjoyment.

  • Contact: (229) 382-6568 or www.carmike.com
  • Location: 216 North Virginia Avenue

Golf

Spring Hill Country Club

18 hole championship golf course. Other features include a Pro Shop, driving range and putting green, snack bar, and swimming pool. A private club, SHCC welcomes out of town guest with a weekday rate of $32 and weekend rate of $42; in-town guests are welcome to play twice per year.


Golf Club of South Georgia

The Golf Club of South Georgia is a public par 72, championship 18 hole golf course. The GCSG also offers GPS equipped golf carts, a driving range and putting green.

  • Location: 3922 Highway 41 North
  • Contact: (229) 386-4653

Forest Lakes Golf Course

Forest Lakes is owned the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Foundation and is operated by ABAC. The course features 9 holes with a driving range and putting green.

  • Hours of Operation: 7 days a week, 8 a.m. until sunset.
  • Location: 260 Sutton Road
  • Contact: (229) 382-7626

Health Care

Tift Regional Medical Center

Tift Regional Medical Center is a non-profit, 191-bed regional hospital serving 12 counties in South Central Georgia. Tift Regional has a reputation as an innovative provider of quality health care. The hospital’s medical team includes more than 100 physicians a majority of which are board-certified in over 30 specialties. TRMC provides a wide-range of care, including signature services in surgery, oncology, cardiovascular care, women’s health, nuerodiagnostics, radiology, and more.

TRMC’s Main Campus houses a majority of the hospital’s services, including inpatient care and emergency services. The West Campus is an outpatient facility with medical offices and diagnostic services.

TRMC is under the guidance of the Tift County Hospital Authority, an nine member board of volunteer trustees appointed by the Tift County Board of Commissioners. Despite being guided by a government appointed entity, TRMC provides charitable care for the community without taxpayer support from Tift County.

Managed Care Organiztions: Tift Regional Medical Center is affiliated with Emory Healthcare and its statewide-managed care program. Accredited by: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

www.tiftregional.com


Museums, Arts and History

Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village

Georgia’s Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village is affiliated with Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The museum originally opened on July 4,1976 as the Agrirama. The grounds are divided into five areas of historic importance: an 1890’s progressive farmstead, an industrial sites complex, a rural town, the national peanut complex, as well as the Museum of Agriculture Center. Over 35 historic structures have been relocated to the 95-acre site, undergoing a faithful refurbishment and preservation. Interpreters provide a historically accurate glimpse into the lifestyle and activities of this time period in Georgia’s history. The museum features the only fully operating steam train in the state of Georgia. The train operates on most Saturdays. The Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village invites you to stop by and take a stroll through history.

  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: 1392 Whiddon Mill Road
  • Contact: (229)-386.3202 www.agrirama.com

Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage

The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage is housed in a 1900 Romanesque brick church, featuring exquisite stained glass windows, heart of pine floors, vaulted ceilings and buttresses, a bell tower, fanlight doorways, and an array of other architectural splendors. This historic venue displays professional exhibits of painting, wood, porcelain, and other varieties of art throughout the year.

Donations are requested in lieu of an admission fee. Call for the events calendar or to reserve the museum for a special event.

  • Hour of Operation: Exhibit schedule
  • For more information, call (229) 382-8576
  • Location: 285 Love Avenue
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Atlantic Coastline Artists Station

Formerly a passenger and freight depot, the building now known as the Atlantic Coastline Artists Station was built around 1910. In 1991, it was transformed into an art gallery. Visit the Atlantic Coastline Artists Station to see some the finest art created by South Georgia amateur and professional artists. The perfect place to purchase a unique gift , the collection contains paintings by Joe Sullo, a professional artist and graduate of the Pratt Institute; biological illustrations by Angelika Pia Schmid-Riley; paintings by beloved local artist Annette Rigdon Swan and ceramic art pieces by Kelly King.

  • Hours of Operation: Wednesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and by appointment.
  • Contact: Call Charles Styer (229) 382-5589 or [email protected]
  • Location: 119 Love Avenue
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Recreation

Tiftarea YMCA

The Tiftarea YMCA aims to instill values and promote the overall well being of the person through athletics and personal fitness. The YMCA offers youth and adult sports leagues, avenues for personal fitness, as well as a variety of camps, programs, and child care.

Location: 1823 Westover Road www.tiftareaymca.org 229-391-9622 or [email protected]


Tift County Recreation Department

The Tift County Recreation Department offs youth sports leagues and fitness programs maintains several public athletic facilities including an outdoor aquatic facility, tennis and basketball courts, a variety of sports fields, exercise tracks, and gymnasiums. Fees may apply.

  • Contact : (229) 382-3262
  • Location: Main Office: 316 West 2nd Street

Research

Coastal Plain Experiment Station

Coastal plain farming has undergone many changes, but agriculture remains the backbone of the region's economy. South Georgia farmers produce about 80 percent of the state's row crops and are among the nation's leading producers of peanuts, cotton, tobacco and pecans. The research conducted by the faculty and staff of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has helped farmers grow the traditional crops in a more efficient and environmentally friendly way and given them many other options like new turfgrass varieties, nursery plants, fresh market vegetables, fruit and nut trees, and beef and dairy cattle, to name a few.

As an integral component of the Tifton Campus research, extension and teaching efforts, the Coastal Plain Station now includes 7,000 acres in south Georgia with research farms and centers at Attapulgus, Camilla, Lyons, Midville and Plains. UGA researchers also collaborate with USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists based at the station, a partnership that dates to 1924.


NESPAL

Located at the University of Georgia Tifton campus, Nespal was formed in 1991 to address issues pertaining to the management of efficient agricultural production and the safety and affordability of food and feed, fiber, and fuel supply. Today, NESPAL has evolved into and interdisciplinary research and education effort focusing on building a better environment for agriculture and rural America.