Tift County

Tift County, Georgia

PO Box 354
Tifton, GA 31793
Phone: (229) 386-7810
Fax: (229) 386-7813

In south-central GA, east of Albany; organized Aug 17, 1905 from Berrien, Irwin, and Worth counties. Name Origin: For Capt. Nelson Tift (1810-91), GA legislator, officer in the Confederate Navy, and U.S. representative (1868-69). Founder of the city of Albany, GA (1836)

Area (sq mi):: 268.86 (land 265.05; water 3.81) Population per square mile: 153.90
Population 2005: 40,793 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 6.20%; 1990-2000 9.70% Population 2000: 38,407 (White 62.70%; Black or African American 28.00%; Hispanic or Latino 7.70%; Asian 1.00%; Other 5.70%). Foreign born: 5.50%. Median age: 33.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,833; median household $32,616; Population below poverty level: 19.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,878-$22,596
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 17.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Tifton County seat (16,197)

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    The bank currently has its main office located in Colquitt County and branch offices located in Baker County, Worth County, Lowndes County and Tift County.
    The study site was located within the University of Georgia Ponder Farm (31.5113889[degrees]N, 83.6444444[degrees]W) in Tift County, Georgia.
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    school districts and used a mixed-method design to address the following key research questions: "what progress in literacy do students who receive LLI make compared to students who receive only regular classroom literacy instruction?" and "was LLI implemented with fidelity to the developers' program model?" Five elementary schools in the Tift County School District (TCS) in Tifton, Georgia, and four elementary schools in the Enlarged City School District of Middletown (ECSDM) in Middletown, New York, volunteered to participate in the study.
    Increasing CsT adoption by 10% increases estimated water savings to 0.27 to 1.1 years in Colquitt and Dougherty Counties and 2.1 to 8.3 years in Tift County. In drought years, estimated water savings under the current CsT adoption rate range from 0.09 to 0.35 years (Colquitt and Dougherty Counties) or 0.71 to 2.7 years (Tift County) (table 5).
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    She wondered if Mike Brumby, who ran the Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence, could help her buy a reading program called Accelerated Reader.
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