It’s hard for some to imagine what an icon of Tift County that this sign is. but if you’re from the area, you understand. Traveling from Tifton to Moultrie on US 319, you just expect to see this sign. According to Don Dorminey: The bottom was an old gas station sign and my Dad got someone to cut out a horse from a pattern he had, the same horse design that was used by riding establishments in Highlands, NC, and Savannah from which the name of the lake was based. The sign was erected on site approximately 1948. Mark Holloway recalled something that many from the area will relate to: I am from Moultrie, Ga. and as a boy, I remember every single trip to Tifton to see my Aunt Betty and Uncle Vernon Ray. We would always have the window on that side down so we could stick our arms out, wave and “say hi”! We always knew we were getting close when we saw the sign! I’m 48 years old now and still go to Tifton on the same road as then., I still wave and “say hi” when I go by! What wonderful, sweet memories the old sign brings every time I go past! The sign is repainted about every two years and was recently removed while road work was being done, but it’s there otherwise. I think it’s wonderful that the Dorminey family has kept this landmark alive over all these years.