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Americus Police Department and GBI investigating shooting

Americus Police Department Press Release: January 23, 2021 Homicide The Americus Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of ... Read more | Add your comment

Local attorney detained for grand jury hearing in Washington, DC.

McCall Calhoun, an Americus attorney who documented his participation on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021during the certification ... Read more | Add your comment

Americus Police Department reports lowering crime stats to FBI

The Americus Police Department reported through a press release: Each month The Americus Police Department reports crime statistics ... Read more | Add your comment

Phoebe Tops 10,000 COVID-19 Vaccinations

Albany, Ga. – Phoebe will reach a milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination effort Tuesday, surpassing 10,000 vaccinations.  Through Monday, ... Read more | Add your comment

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New book an inspirational story on the life of Americus’ own Anne Short

Americus native Steve Short has written a memoir on the life of his sister that pays tribute to her accomplishment of living with spina bifida ... Read more | Add your comment

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Phoebe expands COVID-19 vaccine administration

Release from Phoebe Health Systems dated 1/7/2021 Albany, Ga. – Phoebe will begin to vaccinate southwest Georgians who are 65 and older and area law enforcement, ... Read more | Add your comment

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Columnist Loran Smith on the life and legacy of the late baseball great Henry Aaron

Hammering Hank   When it came to hitting homeruns, Hank Aaron was to “the manor born.” His familial origins, however, were not. His extraordinary ability ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 3:40 pm

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Area Beat Report 1/25 to 1/26/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Incident Report 1/25 to 1/26 1/25 158 Old Stage Rd, Criminal Trespass GA Highway 3 North at Mile Marker 17, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:46 pm

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Area Beat Report 1/21 to 1/25/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 1/22 to 1/23/2021 Brown, Joe Nathan, 64 (In Jail), 1/23/2021 6:37 a.m., Burglary – Smash and Grab/Felony/Possession and ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 25, 2021 9:30 pm

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Schley County Wildcats and Lady Wildcats come up short by one point

From Staff Reports   TALBOTTON, GA – After having to suspend basketball for nearly a month due to COVID-19 issues, both the Schley County Wildcat ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 25, 2021 7:51 pm

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Lady Hurricanes earn hard-fought win over Flagler in overtime

From Staff Reports   ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – With 18 seconds left in overtime, Lex Chatman drained her fourth three-pointer of the game that gave ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 25, 2021 5:42 pm

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Hurricanes lose to Flagler in battle for first place

From Staff Reports   AUGUSTINE, FL – The Georgia Southwestern State University men’s basketball team (GSW) had its three-game winning streak snapped with an 84-77 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 25, 2021 5:19 pm

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Storr named Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week

From Staff Reports   AUGUSTA, GA – Georgia Southwestern women’s basketball player Jaleah Storr was named Peach Belt Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week. ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 25, 2021 4:55 pm

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SGTC Lady Jets upset fourth-ranked Shelton State

From Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets (SGTC) upset the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 25, 2021 4:42 pm

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Lady Panthers rebound from loss with win over Peach County

AMERICUS – On Friday evening, January 22, the Americus-Sumter Lady Panther Basketball Team (ASHS) found itself in a highly unusual and highly unpleasant position. The ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 25, 2021 2:14 pm

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After loss at Upson-Lee, Panthers rebound with win over Peach County

AMERICUS – The Americus-Sumter Panthers (ASHS) had their six-game winning streak snapped by Upson-Lee (ULHS) in a 60-55 Region 2-AAA loss in Thomaston on Friday, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:26 pm

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Solid defense and balanced scoring lead to victory for Lady Raiders

AMERICUS – The Southland Academy Lady Raider Basketball Team (SAR) did what they normally do in their 52-26 GISA Region 3-AAA victory over Brookwood (BKW) ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, January 23, 2021 6:17 pm

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Saturday afternoon shooting in Americus

By Ken Gustafson   AMERICUS – There has been a shooting in the parking lot of the Perlis Plaza shopping center on West Forsyth Street ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, January 23, 2021 4:49 pm

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Raiders use offensive explosion in second half to overwhelm Brookwood

AMERICUS – Led by seniors Owen Exley and Max Foster, who each scored 15 second half points, the Southland Academy Raiders (SAR) went on a ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, January 23, 2021 3:21 pm

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Shonda Boddie named South Georgia Technical College Registrar Assistant

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Shonda Boddie of Americus has been named as the Registrar Assistant in the Student Affairs office at South ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, January 22, 2021 3:45 pm

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Lady Jets move to 2 – 0 with second straight shellacking of New Horizon Prep

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – After defeating New Horizon Prep 84-31 to open its season on Wednesday, January 20, the South Georgia Tech ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, January 22, 2021 1:09 pm

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Americus Mayor and City Council recommend emergency sick pay be extended to end of March, 2021

The Mayor and City Council of Americus met for their regular meeting on Thursday, January 21, 2021. In their discussion, they gave the human resources ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, January 22, 2021 11:58 am

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Michael Lewis, longtime GSW Public Safety officer, named new director

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) recently named veteran GSW campus police officer Michael Lewis as the new director of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:51 pm

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Area Beat Report 1/19 to 1/20/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Clemons, Contrevion Montrell, 23 (In Jail), 1/20/2021 4:22 p.m., False Statements or Writings, Conceal Facts or Fraudulent documents ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:32 pm

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

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

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:41 pm

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Waddell voted in as new Board Chairman of Sumter County Board of Commissioners

AMERICUS – The Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) has a new Board Chairman. He is Commissioner Mark Waddell. Waddell was unanimously voted in as ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:27 pm

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In spite of Chatman’s 27 points, Lady Hurricanes fall at Clayton State

From Staff Reports   MORROW, GA – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) junior guard Lex Chatman scored a career-high 27 points against Clayton State University ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:13 pm

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Lakers get lapped by Hurricanes

From Staff Reports   MORROW, GA – The Georgia Southwestern State University men’s basketball team (GSW) picked up its third consecutive win with a 73-57 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:17 pm

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Jets fall to nationally ranked Tallahassee Community College Eagles; Lady Jets win big

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Jets dropped a hard fought 84 – 68 decision to the nationally-ranked ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:44 pm

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Furlow Charter Wrestling Team turns in strong showing at Area 1-A Team Duals

From Staff Reports   ROBERTA, GA – The Furlow Charter Varsity Wrestling Team turned in a strong showing at the Area 1-A Team Duals, which ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:24 pm

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Georgia Southwestern to host 41st annual MLK Convocation, Rev. Jane E. Thomas, Presiding Elder of the Fort Valley-Savannah Episcopal District, to serve as keynote speaker

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will host its 41st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation virtually on Wednesday, Jan. ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:21 pm