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Local author pens his fourth family history book

From:  Staff Reports  Readers across Americus and Sumter County and beyond who are related to or know the ... Read more | Add your comment

Cindy: 1 in 1.6 million

To give an informed picture, the Americus Times-Recorder (ATR) will be addressing a topic germane to every community, ... Read more | Add your comment

Sumter County Schools Receive 100 for Second Consecutive Health Inspection Cycle 

The School Nutrition Teams across Sumter County Schools have achieved health inspections of 100 for all schools for ... Read more | Add your comment

Southwestern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 18–24, 2021

Americus, GA – The Southwestern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week ... Read more | Add your comment

education

Sumter County Board of Education celebrates April teachers and parents in support of students

Dr. Torrance Choates continues his “Teachers and Parents in Support of Students” recognition program at the monthly Board of Education Meetings. For the month of ... Read more | Add your comment

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education

Americus-Sumter High School students to attend Governor’s Honors Program

Three Americus-Sumter High students will be traveling to Rome this summer. No, not Italy. Ian Roberts, Travis Mansfield, and James Schopen-Davis will travel to Rome, ... Read more | Add your comment

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SGTC Board of Directors Vice-Chair Janet Siders recognized for service

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) President Dr. John Watford recognized SGTC Board of Directors Vice-Chair Janet Siders of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:00 pm

Sports

SGTC Jets sophomore forward Jalen Reynolds named to 2020-21 NJCAA Division I All-America second team

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College Jets sophomore forward Jalen Reynolds was selected to the 2020 – 21 National Junior ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:30 pm

Local News

Area Beat Report 5/4 to 5/6/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 5/4 to 5/6/2021 Jackson, Dontavious Darrel (In Jail), 24, 5/6/2021 1:34 a.m., Criminal Trespass Mackey, John Nicholas (In ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:17 pm

Sports

Wildcats advance to Elite Eight with Game 3 win over Crawford County

From Staff Reports   ELLAVILLE – After earning a split in its best-of-three-game state playoff series with Crawford County (CC) in the second round of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:40 pm

Sports

Playoff series between Wildcats and Eagles tied at 1-1 with Game 3 set for Wednesday

ELLAVILLE – During the first two innings of Game 1 of the GHSA Class A-Public State Baseball Playoff series between Schley County and Crawford County ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:11 am

Local News

Area Beat Report 4/30 to 5/4/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 5/1 to 5/4/2021 Banks, Ebony Jane (In Jail), 24, 5/2/2021 6:08 p.m., Criminal Trespass/Aggravated Assault Barner, Tordera (In ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:35 pm

Sports

Southland Academy Raiders pound Creekside Christian in first round of state playoffs

AMERICUS – Whatever amount of offensive firepower the Raiders had been holding back during the regular season, they unleashed just about all of it on ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:43 am

Sports

Southland Academy Lady Raiders finish fifth and Raiders finish seventh at GISA State Meet

Staff Reports   LOCUST GROVE, GA – Both the Southland Academy Raiders and Lady Raiders’ track and field teams (SAR) finished in the top 10 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, May 3, 2021 10:30 pm

Sports

GSW Baseball concludes season with split against Flagler on Senior Day

AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University Baseball Team (GSW) concluded its season on Saturday, May 1 by splitting a doubleheader with Flagler College (FC) ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, May 3, 2021 12:00 am

Local News

Area Beat Report 4/27 to 4/30/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Reports 4/28 to 4/29/2021 Dugger, Shedrica Kenota (Bonded Out), 22, 4/28/2021 1:17 p.m., Probation Violation Mann, Derrick Markice (Bonded ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, May 1, 2021 11:51 pm

Sports

Wildcats and Lady Wildcats capture track and field region titles

ALBANY – Both the Schley County High School boys and girls track and field teams went down to Albany and captured their respective region championships ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, May 1, 2021 12:06 am

Sports

Americus-Sumter track and field athletes qualify for sectionals at Region 2-AAA Meet

From Staff Reports   JACKSON, GA – Two Americus-Sumter Panthers and two Lady Panthers have qualified for the GHSA Class AAA Sectionals by virtue of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, April 30, 2021 7:00 pm

Sports

Lumpkin’s no hitter and Taylor’s two-homer day propel Wildcats into second round

ELLAVILLE – The Schley County High School Baseball Team (SCHS) took care of business on Thursday, April 29 by sweeping the best of a three-game ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, April 30, 2021 4:33 pm

Local News

Hands Of Hope is more vibrant and alive than ever

By June B. Anderson It was my honor to attend the ribbon cutting and building dedication for the new Hands of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center, ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:40 am

Sports

Southland Academy Raiders get swept by Tiftarea in doubleheader

CHULA, GA – After the Raiders’ disappointing performance in an 11-1 loss to Terrell Academy a week ago, Southland Academy (SAR) Head Baseball Coach John ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:49 am

Local News

Power Company officials meet to discuss SGTC Electrical Line Worker program

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Georgia Power Company, Sumter Electric Membership Corporation, Crisp County Power Commission, Flint Energies, Alabama Power, and Utec representatives ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:06 pm

Local News

Area Beat Report 4/27 to 4/28/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 4/27/2021 Bradley, Deandrian Shavon, 28, 4/27/2021 11:45 a.m., Disorderly Conduct/Driving while license suspended or revoked – Misdemeanor Deriso, Ronkeious Lamar, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 1:30 pm

Sports

SGTC’s Moe Shida named to 2021 WBCA Two-Year College Coaches’ All-America Team

ATLANTA – Atlanta, GA – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Lady Jets sophomore guard Moe Shida was selected to the 2021 WBCA Two-Year College Coaches ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:28 pm

Local News

Area Beat Report 4/26 to 4/27/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 4/26 to 4/27/2021 Blasingame, Thomas James (In Jail), 30, 4/26/2021 7:52 p.m., Simple Battery Curtis, Andre Ny’kel (In ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:30 pm

clubs/organizations

Smarr Smith Foundation honors the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

The Smarr Smith Foundation (SSF) was established to honor law enforcement officers in the spirit of officers Nick Smarr and Jody Smith. To honor their ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:08 pm

Local News

Area Beat Report 4/21 to 4/26/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 4/20 to 4/22/2021 Barrow, Mia Victoria (In Jail), 49, 4/21/2021 1:44 p.m., Theft by Shoplifting Collins, Randy (In ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:21 am

Sports

Raiders suffer disappointing loss to Terrell Academy

AMERICUIS – After their 9-5 victory over the Eagles of Terrell Academy (TA) in Dawson on Thursday, April 22, the Southland Academy baseball team (SAR) ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:57 am

Sports

Schley County Wildcats fall to Brookstone in eight innings in regular season finale

ELLAVILLE – According to Schley County Head Baseball Coach Chuck Cheek, the Brookstone Cougars (19-8) were the best team that his club has faced all ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, April 26, 2021 11:09 pm

Sports

Southland boys’ track and field wins region title, while Lady Raiders finish as region runners-up

From Staff Reports     FITZGERALD, GA – Both the Southland Academy (SA) boys’ and girls’ track and field teams shined at last week’s Georgia ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, April 26, 2021 3:56 pm

Sports

Southland Academy basketball standout Max Foster signs with Bryan College

AMERICUS – For Southland Academy sharpshooter Max Foster, the many thousands of shots that he hoisted up over the last decade or so came to ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, April 26, 2021 12:34 pm