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Wanted person in custody

Release from the Americus Police Department dated 2/26/21 A suspect in a recent series of shootings in Americus, ... Read more | Add your comment

Our neighbors have a message on human trafficking

Several of our neighbors were out raising awareness for an issue close to their hearts on Thursday, February ... Read more | Add your comment

Chief Mark Scott: “Ready and willing to start the dialogue”

As we closed out 2020, a challenging year by all accounts, there was a bit of good news. ... Read more | Add your comment

Georgia Department of Transportation approves location and design for bridge on Lee Street

The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has approved the location and design of Project #0013752 for Sumter ... Read more | Add your comment

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Gov. Kemp announces expanded criteria for COVID-19 Vaccine

Atlanta, GA – February 25, 2021  Governor Brian P. Kemp joined Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey and Georgia Emergency Management and ... Read more | Add your comment

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African-American History Tour set for February 27

The Americus Visitor Center this year will once again offer its tour celebrating Black History Month and the city’s rich African-American past. The 2021 Americus ... Read more | Add your comment

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Working Overtime: SGTC Lady Jets defeat Georgia Highlands in double-overtime; Jets lose to Southern Crescent in overtime

By Su Ann Bird AMERICUS – In a battle between two unbeaten nationally ranked Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) teams, the South Georgia Technical College ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:43 pm

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Loren Smith’s Column: Que Morrison

You see them coming up the court, the Lady Bulldogs, a daring and dashing quintuple, but likely you don’t know the rest of the story. ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:44 pm

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Area Beat Report 3/2 to 3/3/2021

Americus PD Media Incident Report 3/2 to 3/3/2021 3/2 130 Lonnie Lane Apt. 135, Domestic Dispute/Criminal Trespass 1711 East Lamar St. Walmart, Criminal Trespass 1711 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:37 pm

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SGTC’s Jalen Reynolds top rebounder in NJCAA Division l

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Tech Sophomore 6’ 7” forward Jalen Reynolds of Darien, GA was the top rebounder in the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:06 pm

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GSW women’s basketball team qualifies for PBC Tournament for the first time in school history

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University women’s basketball team is headed to the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) tournament semifinals for ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:21 pm

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GSW softball team sweeps MGA in home opener

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern softball team opened Lady Hurricanes Field with a pair of wins (8-2 and 9-0) against Middle ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:56 pm

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Red card proves costly to Lady Hurricanes in loss to Lander

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – A tough second-half by the Georgia Southwestern women’s soccer team saw them give up one long goal followed by ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:29 pm

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GSW to host GISA boys and girls basketball state championships for third consecutive year

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will host the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Boys’ and Girls’ State Basketball semifinals ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:35 pm

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Area Beat Report 3/1 to 3/2/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Report 3/1 to 3/2/2021 Blue, William Paul (Released), 46, 3/1/2021 2:42 p.m., Sexual Exploitation of Children/Electronically Furnishing Obscene Material ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:19 pm

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Jeffery Keion Johnson arrested with multiple charges, public’s help needed

Press Release: March 2, 2021 Counterfeit Payroll Checks The Americus Police Department is investigating a series of counterfeit payroll checks that were cashed at different ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:58 pm

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Area Beat Report 2/25 to 3/1/2021

Americus PD Media Incident Report from 2/26 to 3/1/2021 2/26 510 Barlow St., Simple Battery 1410 Crawford St., Burglary – Smash and Grab – Felony ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:28 pm

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SGTC Jets and Lady Jets earn wins against Southern Crescent and New Horizon Prep

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Jets and Lady Jets basketball teams both added wins to their records ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, March 1, 2021 7:59 pm

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Southland Academy Raiders fall to Bulloch Academy in GISA state quarterfinals

From Staff Reports   MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – The Southland Academy Varsity Boys Basketball Team (SAR) came into its GISA Class AAA state quarterfinal game against ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, March 1, 2021 7:33 pm

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Sumter Cycling to host bike ride this Saturday

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Sumter Cycling invites all those who love to ride their bikes to join them for the organization’s First Saturday ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, March 1, 2021 6:16 pm

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Southland Fishing Team qualifies for GISA State Tournament

From Staff Reports   GAINESVILLE, GA – The Southland Academy Fishing Team competed in the GISA/GAAP Regional Fishing Tournament at Lake Lanier in Gainesville, GA ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, March 1, 2021 5:22 pm

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Four Schley County Wildcats earn All-Region honors

From Staff Reports   ELLAVILLE – Four members of the Schley County Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team were selected to be on the Region 5-A-Public All ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, March 1, 2021 4:03 pm

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Panthers’ bid for dramatic comeback falls one goal short against Jackson

AMERICUS – The Americus-Sumter Varsity Boys Soccer Team (ASHS) found itself down 4-0 at halftime to the Red Devils of Jackson (JHS) in its opening ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, March 1, 2021 2:56 pm

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SCPRD All-Star youth basketball teams win district championships

From Staff Reports   THOMASVILLE – The Sumter County Parks and Recreation Department (SCPRD) continues to turn out outstanding teams and young athletes. This fact ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, March 1, 2021 1:23 pm

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Panthers’ season comes to an end with loss to Cross Creek

AUGUSTA – After seeing the Americus-Sumter Lady Panthers lose to Cross Creek (CCHS) in the second round of the state playoffs, the ASHS boys basketball ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, February 28, 2021 3:01 am

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Lady Panthers’ season comes to an end with loss at Cross Creek

AUGUSTA – The Americus-Sumter Lady Panther Basketball Team and Head Coach Sherri Harris (ASHS) knew they were in for a tough challenge when they made ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:42 pm

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Seventeen SGTC students nominated for GOAL competition

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Seventeen students at South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) have been nominated by their instructors for the Georgia Occupational ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, February 26, 2021 3:57 pm

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Lady Hurricanes Combine for 34 Runs in sweep of Albany State

By Keith Michlig   ALBANY – The Georgia Southwestern softball team went 2-0 to open Albany St’s. season, leaving them scoreless in both games, 12-0 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, February 26, 2021 3:36 pm

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Area Beat Report 2/25 to 2/26/2021

Americus PD Media Incident Summary 2/25 to 2/26/2021 2/25 716 Valley Dr. Apt. C, Suspicious Incident Phillips St. at Patterson St., Suspended registration/Driving without a ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:58 pm

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Storr’s Career-High 35-Points Breaks GSW Scoring Record

By Keith Michlig   COLUMBUS – With three seconds left in the game, GSW freshman guard Jaleah Storr received a pass at the top of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, February 26, 2021 1:04 pm

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Eva Porter Awarded SGTC Student of Excellence Honors

By Patrick Peacock   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) recently recognized Eva Porter of Buena Vista, an Early Childhood Care and Education student, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:36 pm