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Faces of COVID-19 in Sumter County

Part 3         Connections and Creativity: How Our Methodist Home Is Fueled Tracy K. Hall ... Read more | Add your comment

Faces of COVID-19 in Sumter County

“Take Me to Church” A Story of Family, Faith and COVID-19 Tracy K. Hall Sharon Johnson mourns the ... Read more | Add your comment

Technical College Systems of Georgia granted $12 million for dislocated workers

Release from the Office of Governor Kemp:  5/14/20 Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that the ... Read more | Add your comment

Phoebe Sumter wraps up Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing and plans to restart some Outpatient Services

Albany, Ga. – Beginning Monday, May 11, Phoebe Sumter will restart a limited number of high-priority outpatient surgeries and ... Read more | Add your comment

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Faces f COVID-19 in Sumter County

March 14th Governor Kemp declared a public health state of emergency in Georgia.  March 20th the first two COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Sumter County.  ... Read more | Add your comment

by Nichole Buchanan.

Local News

Cheokas leads Hooks in Chattahoochee, Marion and Schley Counties

With Chattahoochee, Marion, and Schley Counties reporting, Cheokas leads Hooks 3,791 votes to 2,041 votes. That’s 65 percent to 35 percent. Waiting for Sumter County ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ken Gustafson.

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Sumter County Board of Commissioners approves resolution providing issuance and sale of $11,500,000 tax bond

AMERICUS – At its monthly regular meeting held on Tuesday, May 19, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted unanimously to approve a resolution ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:01 pm

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Furlow Charter School to hold its first ever high school graduation

AMERICUS – On Saturday, May 30, Furlow Charter School (FCS) will step into uncharted territory as 29 graduating seniors, including Valedictorian Moses Simmons and Salutatorian ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:55 pm

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Schley County High School to have graduation parade for all graduates

ELLAVILLE – For all graduating high school seniors across America, 2020 will be a year none of them will ever forget, but perhaps for the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:00 pm

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Sumter County Schools Nutrition Program distributing meal bags today

Release from Sumter County Schools: The School Nutrition Program will be back distributing meal bags again this Wednesday May 18th from 11 AM to 1 ... Read more

by Nichole Buchanan, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:15 am

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Make Your Summer Count by enrolling at South Georgia Technical College

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) is currently registering students remotely for the online eight-week summer semester, which begins Wednesday, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, May 18, 2020 3:33 pm

Sports

Pope and Jones continue their careers and camaraderie at Clark Atlanta University

AMERICUS – Two Americus-Sumter seniors, point guard Trinity Jones and forward Brianna Pope, signed letters of intent to continue their education and play basketball at ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, May 18, 2020 2:47 pm

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South Georgia Technical College honors Spring 2020 graduates with virtual graduation

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford stated that COVID-19 disrupted plans for SGTC’s time-honored commencement ceremony, but ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:59 pm

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South Georgia Technical College employees return to campus

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will begin opening the campus to employees beginning Monday, May 18, as faculty and ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:16 pm

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South Georgia Tech to add two new online EMT classes this summer

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Instructor Brad Harnum is offering two new introductory online EMT courses ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:15 pm

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South Georgia Tech’s Virtual Graduation scheduled for Thursday, May 14

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College’s Spring 2020 virtual graduation ceremony will be aired live on radio station FM 98.7 WISK ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:40 pm

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SGTC Machining Instructor uses technology to teach

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Precision Machining and Manufacturing Instructor Chad Brown has been implementing creative ways to teach ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:54 pm

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City of Plains puts on parade in honor of local nursing home residents

PLAINS, GA – The COVID-19 pandemic has not only wreaked havoc across Georgia in the amount of lives lost and lively hoods lost. It has ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:03 am

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Georgia Southwestern to host Virtual Graduation Ceremony on May 15

AMERICUS, GA (05/08/2020) Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will hold its Spring 2020 Graduation Ceremony online Friday, May 15, 2020 celebrating nearly 300 graduating Hurricanes. Traditional ... Read more

by Nichole Buchanan, Friday, May 8, 2020 2:58 pm

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SGTC Phi Beta Lambda students qualify for national competition

From Staff Reports AMERICUS – Three members of the South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter participated in the virtual Georgia PBL ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, May 8, 2020 12:04 am

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South Georgia Tech remote summer semester registration is underway

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) President Dr. John Watford announced that the college’s remote summer registration is currently underway ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:18 am

Sports

Leeder resigns as GSW Athletic Director to take position at Arkansas Tech

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University reports that Athletic Director Mike Leeder has announced his resignation to take the same position ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, May 4, 2020 7:02 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sumter County now up to 391 with 29 fatalities

AMERICUS – According to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s most recent COVID-19 update, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sumter County has ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, May 4, 2020 5:59 pm

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Deadlines to register to vote in upcoming local, state and federal elections are approaching

  AMERICUS – For those who plan to cast their votes in the upcoming 2020 local, state and federal elections and have not yet registered ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, May 4, 2020 4:14 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Number of COVID-19 cases in Sumter climbs to 372 with 28 fatalities

AMERICUS – According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, as of Wednesday afternoon, April 29, the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Sumter County ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:07 pm

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Americus Police Officer Mark McCardle announces retirement after 30 years of service

AMERICUS – After 30 years of service with the Americus Police Department (APD), police officer Mark McCardle completed his last shift Monday evening and announced ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:34 pm

Sports

Ken’s Column: Bored with no sports on television? Turn to YouTube

Obviously, the Coronavirus Pandemic has been extremely tough on all of us. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, in Georgia alone, over 2,300 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, April 27, 2020 4:23 pm

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South Georgia Tech offering free access to ten online courses

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College’s Office of Economic Development is providing access to ten free self-paced online, basic soft-skills courses ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, April 27, 2020 2:54 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Confirmed Coronavirus cases in Sumter County has risen to 361, along with 23 deaths

AMERICUS – At approximately 6:28 p.m. on Sunday evening, April 26, the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) reported that the number of confirmed COVID-19 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, April 27, 2020 2:11 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Number of COVID-19 cases in Sumter County has risen to 355 with 21 deaths

AMERICUS – As of 11:28 a.m. on Sunday, April 26, the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) reports that the number of confirmed cases of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:07 pm

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Poole warns of bad weather coming and Torbert urges citizens to take COVID-19 seriously

AMERICUS – On Tuesday, April 21, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (SCBOC) held their monthly meeting via Zoom, the video and audio conference calling ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:09 pm