Who was Tara Grinstead?
Tara was a popular teacher at Irwin County High School in Ocilla and a Hawkinsville native. An experienced beauty pageant contestant she was a three-time Miss Tifton. She was in her eighth year teaching high school and was pursuing a doctoral degree in U.S. History at Valdosta State University. Her older sister said she had ambitions of becoming of school principal or perhaps teaching at the college level.