SOWEGA Roundup: Tifton clerk shot during robbery

Store clerk shot during Tifton Convenience Store robbery

TIFTON, Ga. — A convenience store clerk in Tifton was shot in the chest during a robbery last week, police officials say.

The Tifton Gazette reports that police detective Lee Dunston says that three men, two of which were armed, entered Jay's Food Mart at 10 Sandra Drive Wednesday evening. The first suspect came into the store, immediately jumped onto the counter and shot the female clerk one time in the chest. He then ran out of the store, Dunston said.

The male clerk came out of a back room and attempted to pursue the suspect. He was confronted at the door of the store by the two other suspects. He was forced back inside the store at gunpoint and robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash, the paper reports.

Despite the injury, the clerk is does not appear life-threatening.


TIFTON, Ga. — A Tifton native is helping Haitians through a Pittsburg, Penn.-based non-profit organization she is helping to run.

The Tifton Gazette reports that Vivian Lee Croft, 36, is helping families in Haiti through Haitian Families First (HFF), which is a non-profit dedicated to Haiti’s most vulnerable children.

Croft grew up in Tifton, graduating from Tift County High School in 1995 and from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in 1997. She majored in journalism and then went on to the University of Georgia, finishing another dual degree at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The paper reports that following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Croft said during an interview, she was working as a freelancer for non-profit organizations when a friend asked if she would put together a fundraiser for sisters Jamie and Ali McMutrie of Pittsburgh, Pa., who founded HFF in 2010. Since that time, Croft and the McMutrie sisters have helped Hatians develop skills to get employed and support their families.


BAINBRIDGE, Ga. — An Attapulgus man is in good condition in a Florida hospital after being struck by a train near Bainbridge.

The Bainbridge Post Searchlight reports that 35-year-old Conery Robinson was listed in good condition at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital following the accident Friday in which he was struck while walking along Albany Road.


Sister_Ruby 3 years ago

Thugs gotta have Christmas, too! Let the Holiday Robberies commence!!


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