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How Blake Dukes defines fatherhood and how he relies on other fathers to share their wisdom

Blake Dukes has what it takes. You want him in your circle. In fact, he is one of ... Read more | Add your comment

Shooting incident resulting in juvenile death

Release from Americus Police Department dated: June 16, 2021  The Americus Police Department, is currently investigating a shooting ... Read more | Add your comment

Release from Americus Police Department about shooting investigation

Americus Police Department release dated:  6/10/21 The Americus Police Department, with assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, ... Read more | Add your comment

As gun violence rises in Americus, Judge R. Rucker Smith hands down a life sentence for armed robbery

Sumter is but one of six counties making up the Southwestern Judicial Circuit. Superior Court held their first ... Read more | Add your comment

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Furlow scholar receives Mattie Stepanek Peacemaker Award

Furlow Charter School is proud to present Anna Jaylynne Ruckman as our 2021 Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award recipient. Foreign Language Advisor and Service Learning ... Read more | Add your comment

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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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Area Beat Report 6/16 to 6/17/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/16 to 6/17/2021 Green, Angela Denise (In Jail), 35, 6/16/2021 10:18 a.m., Making Terroristic Threats and Acts Harpe, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:02 pm

Sports

Former Schley County baseball star Chase Patrick is headed to the CWS

From Staff Reports   ELLAVILLE, GA – Former Schley County standout and current Mississippi State senior right-handed pitcher Chase Patrick is headed with his Bulldog ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:08 pm

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Boy Scouts of America South Georgia Council Youth Leadership Training Camp

Staff Reports The week of May 30th through June 5th, South Georgia Council held its National Youth Leadership Training at Camp Osborn near Sylvester.  National ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:22 pm

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Area Beat Report 6/15 to 6/16/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/15 to 6/61/2021 Gracia, Rogelio Dimas (Bonded Out), 41, 6/15/2021 8:15 a.m., Speeding/Driving while unlicensed Washington, Victoria Denise ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:20 pm

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Area Beat Report 6/14 to 6/15/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/14 to 6/15/2021 Perez, Juan (Bonded Out), 28, 6/14/2021 11:06 a.m., DUI-Drugs/Alcohol/Driving while unlicensed Ross, Anquavious Rashad (In ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:14 pm

Sports

Sumter County 8U All-Stars win GRPA District 3 Tournament

From Staff Reports   THOMASVILLE, GA – It took a couple of days involving rained out games, but the Sumter County 8U All-Star Baseball Team ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:42 am

Local News

Americus residents tired of violent crime rally and are ready for change

AMERICUS – A group of Americus residents gathered at Bessie Mays Circle Park on Saturday, June 12 to express their concern, displeasure and their determination ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:12 am

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Sandy Larson named SGTC Administrative Services Director

From South Georgia Tech   AMERICUS – Sandy Larson of Americus has been selected as the Administrative Services Director for South Georgia Technical College, announced ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 14, 2021 2:38 pm

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New agreement between CGTC and GSW smooths transition for Information Technology students

From Georgia Southwestern State University   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) are partnering to provide new educational ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 14, 2021 2:26 pm

Local News

Area Beat Report 6/11 to 6/14/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Reports 6/11 to 6/13/2021 Brown, Gregory Bernard (In Jail), 19, 6/11/2021 4:23 a.m., Aggravated Assault Flemming, Michael Leon (Bonded ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 14, 2021 2:01 pm

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Area Beat Report 6/9 to 6/11/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/10 to 6/11/2021 Brown, Gregory Bernard (In Jail), 19, 6/11/2021 4:23 a.m., Aggravated Assault Hamilton, Jordan Amarion (Bonded ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, June 11, 2021 2:54 pm

Local News

Board of Commissioners approves BOTA’s request for new vehicle and the renewal of State Properties Commission Agreements, among other things

AMERICUS – At its June Work Session on Tuesday, June 8, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the request from the Board of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, June 11, 2021 1:06 pm

Sports

Lady Jets’ Guard Veronica Charles signs with Stony Brook (NY)

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) sophomore guard Veronica Charles has signed a letter of intent to continue her ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, June 11, 2021 12:59 pm

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SGTC Precision Machining & Manufacturing students compete in SkillsUSA nationals

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Precision Machining and Manufacturing SkillsUSA State Champions Tison Smith of Leesburg, GA and ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:02 pm

Local News

Sumter County Board of Commissioners holds Called Meeting to discuss Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget

AMERICUS – The Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held a special called meeting on Tuesday, June 8 at the Sumter County Courthouse to discuss ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:52 pm

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Area Beat Report 6/8 to 6/9/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/8 to 6/9/2021 Clark, Cronelius Veron (In Jail), 46, 6/8/2021 3:13 p.m., Probation Violation Ford, Ke’Wanda Wen’nesha (In ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:02 pm

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Area Beat Report 6/7 to 6/8/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/7 to 6/8/2021 Ford, Ke’Wanda Wen’Nisha (In Jail), 19, 6/8/2021 7:11 a.m., Theft By Receiving Stolen Property – ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:04 pm

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Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure arrives in Americus en route to Oregon

AMERICUS – Friday morning, June 4, about 20 volunteer cyclists representing the Fuller Center for Housing arrived at 11:30 a.m. at Café Campesino, located at ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:57 pm

Sports

Several Southland Academy baseball players earn All-Region and All-State honors

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The 2021 Southland Academy Baseball Team had another strong season this past spring. Though the Raiders went 12-13, they ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 7, 2021 9:08 pm

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Area Beat Report 6/4 to 6/7/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/4 to 6/7/2021 Blaine, Joseph Carl (In Jail), 37, 6/4/2021 12:07 a.m., Driving while license suspended or revoked/Equipment ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 7, 2021 6:56 pm

Sports

Americus Travelers finish as tournament runners-up at 2D Sports Alabama Opener

From Staff Reports   MONTGOMERY, AL – The 16U Americus Travelers Baseball Club (ATB) continued its successful run of play this past weekend by winning ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 7, 2021 2:53 pm

Sports

Sumter County 10U All-Stars take care of business and win the GRPA District 3 Tournament

AMERICUS – The Sumter County 10U All-Star Baseball Team defeated the Mitchell County All-Stars 9-1 and then followed that up with an 8-0 shutout of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, June 6, 2021 11:33 pm

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Americus’ own Mary-Margaret Waddell to compete for Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen

Mary-Margaret Waddell, Miss Presidential Pathways’ Outstanding Teen, will compete for the title of Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen during the week of June 11-19. The competition ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, June 4, 2021 11:38 am

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SGTC’s Administrative Services Director Mark Brooks announces retirement

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Administrative Services Director Mark Brooks, who has dedicated over 34 years of service ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:18 pm

Local News

Area Beat Report 6/2 to 6/3/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/2 to 6/3/2021 Bozeman, Brandon Leigh, 25, 6/3/2021 12:24 a.m., Probation Violation Clark, Traymon Lamar, 18, 6/2/2021 3:26 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:46 pm