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History, hauntings, and ghosts at the Windsor Hotel

By: Evan A. Kutzler I drove into Americus on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, for a job interview at ... Read more | Add your comment

Welcome the nation’s largest solar panel manufacturing company to Sumter County!

The Sumter County Payroll Development Authority (PDA) gave our community some great news worthy of our excitement. Their ... Read more | Add your comment

Economic development a hot topic for municipal races—so what do the experts say?

If you have been following the City of Americus municipal races and are seeking to become an educated ... Read more | Add your comment

Jelena Hoston announces her candidacy for City Council, Distirct 4. Drive through Meet the Candidate Saturday

Greetings! I am Jelena Hoston, and I’m excited to announce my candidacy for City Council, District 4. As ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sumter County Chamber of Commerce brings together Mayoral and City Council candidates for a discussion on the issues

One Place. One Stage. Same Time. Americus, GA – This is a hybrid event for attendees to join us virtually or in-person, with limited socially ... Read more | Add your comment

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Phoebe Sumter CEO to step down

Americus, Ga. – Phoebe Sumter CEO Brandi Lunneborg recently informed the hospital board of directors of her intention to accept a new healthcare administration position in her ... Read more | Add your comment

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Area Beat Report 10/25 to 10/26

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Evans, Shannon Tavrous (In Jail), 44, Theft By Deception/Financial Transaction-Card Fraud/Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute/Illegal possession ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:39 pm

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Sumter County Board of Education names superintendent

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) had a special called meeting on 10.25.21 to enter into executive session. After about 15 minutes the BOE ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:14 am

Sports

GSW Lady Hurricanes get drubbed by 10th-ranked Columbus State

From Staff Reports     COLUMBUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University Women’s Soccer Team (GSW) made the 65-mile trek to Columbus hoping to pull ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, October 25, 2021 10:40 pm

Sports

Hurricanes fall to Lander University in final home match of the season

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University Men’s Soccer Team (GSW) fell 1-0 to the Lander University Bearcats Saturday night, October ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, October 25, 2021 10:04 pm

Sports

SGTC’s Lady Jets ranked ninth in nation in NJCAA preseason poll

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets were ranked ninth in the nation in the National Junior College ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, October 25, 2021 9:31 pm

Sports

Southland Academy XC Boys earn Region Championship and Lady Raiders finish third

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – The Southland Academy Boys’ XC (Cross Country) team won the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Region 3-AAA Championship ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, October 25, 2021 8:56 pm

News

Area Beat Report 10/22 to 10/24

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Bacon, Taylor Diane (In Jail), 19, False report of a crime Britt, Shammus Jarrod (In Jail), 39, Aggravated ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, October 25, 2021 6:24 pm

Sports

Raiders dominate Valiants in Valdosta

From Staff Reports   VALDOSTA – The Southland Academy Raider Football Team (SAR) traveled down to Valdosta, GA on Friday, October 22, and defeated the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, October 25, 2021 5:51 pm

Sports

Schley’s Kanazawa leads Wildcats to thrilling come-from-behind victory over Chattahoochee County

From Staff Reports     ELLAVILLE – The Schley County Wildcats (SCHS) capped off a thrilling back-and-forth affair against the undefeated Panthers of Chattahoochee County ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, October 25, 2021 3:05 pm

education

SGTC receives $1,029,733 grant to assist students

Staff Reports South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford announced that South Georgia Tech has been awarded a $1,029,733 Supplemental Assistance to Institutions of ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, October 25, 2021 11:07 am

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SGTC Board members support SGTC Jets Booster Club Sparky Reeves Golf Classic

Staff Reports AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College Board of Directors member Michael Coley was presented with his prize winnings from the SGTC Jets Booster ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, October 25, 2021 11:02 am

Local News

SAM Shortline Excursion Train Kicks off 20th Anniversary Celebration

Staff Reports The SAM Shortline excursion train kicked off its upcoming 20th anniversary with a reception this past Friday October 15th. Local and state elected officials, ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, October 25, 2021 10:55 am

education

Local students graduate from Georgia Tech

Staff Reports ATLANTA, GA (10/18/2021)– The Georgia Institute of Technology awarded degrees to approximately 1,480 undergraduate and graduate students at the conclusion of summer semester. ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, October 25, 2021 10:44 am

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Caterpillar Dealers from the Southeast serve on SGTC Advisory Committee

Staff Report Americus – South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford met with representatives from six Caterpillar Dealers from across the Southeastern United States, ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, October 25, 2021 10:13 am

Sports

Gators dominate Bulldogs to win 8U SCPRD championship

AMERICUS – Running Back Avienn Gonzales scored three touchdowns and Caden Jordan scored another touchdown on an 80-yard run from scrimmage to lead the 8U ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, October 24, 2021 8:50 pm

Sports

Bulldogs 12U football team wins the 12U Championship in low-scoring affair

AMERICUS – Thanks to a 55-yard rushing touchdown from scrimmage by Austin Davis, as well as Davis’s successful two-point conversion, the 12U Georgia Bulldogs defeated ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, October 24, 2021 1:22 am

Sports

Paul scores three touchdowns to lead Bama to SCPRD 10U Championship

AMERICUS – 10U Alabama Crimson Tide running back Malik Paul scored three rushing touchdowns, including the winning score in overtime, to lead the 10U Crimson ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, October 23, 2021 8:29 pm

Local News

Americus Woman Arrested for Trafficking Methamphetamine

From the Georgia Bureau Investigation (GBI)   AMERICUS – On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the GBI Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office and Americus Police Department ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, October 23, 2021 11:59 am

Sports

Cougars overwhelm Panthers on Homecoming Night at Crisp County

CORDELE – Both the Crisp County Cougars (CC) and the Sumter County Panthers (SCHS) came into Friday night’s Homecoming game at Crisp County with the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:50 am

News

Twenty GSW students selected for President Jimmy Carter Leadership Program

By Chelsea Collins, GSW’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Department of University Relations   AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has named twenty freshmen ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, October 22, 2021 5:14 pm

Local News

Area beat Report 10/19 to 10/21

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Bernard, Stephanie Suzette (In Jail), 40, Housing for Richland PD Bentley, Jasiuana Iykia (Bonded Out), 21, Being extremely ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, October 22, 2021 3:00 pm

Sports

GSW Women’s Soccer defeats Albany State in second meeting of the season

From Staff Reports   ALBANY — The Georgia Southwestern women’s soccer team defeated the Albany State University Rams 2-0 on Wednesday night, October 20, at ASU. The ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, October 22, 2021 12:22 am

Sports

Hurricanes lose a Heartbreaker at Young Harris

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University Men’s Soccer Team gave the Young Harris College Mountain Lions another tough test as ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:54 pm

business

Job Fair Held at South Georgia Tech

By Pat Peacock   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) and The Staffing People, a staffing and human resources company in Americus, recently joined ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:16 pm

education

SGTC Holds Breast Cancer Awareness Day

By Pat Peacock   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Student Government Association (SGA) recently sponsored Breast Cancer Awareness Day on the SGTC ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:02 pm