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Southland Academy’s Homecoming Court has been announced

Southland Academy’s Homecoming Court has been announced.  Plans are for the Homecoming Game to be played on October ... Read more | Add your comment

Americus Mayor and City Council Make Recommendations on First Fridays and Trick or Treating

BY: Tracy K. Hall The Mayor and the City Council of Americus held their agenda setting meeting for ... Read more | Add your comment

Sheriff, Pete Smith, has passed away

By:  Tracy K. Hall Pete Smith is an institution. Pete served Sumter County as Sheriff for 16 years. ... Read more | Add your comment

City Council holds lengthy Agenda Setting meeting

BY:  TRACY K. HALL The Mayor and City Council of Americus held a 3-hour meeting to set September’s ... Read more | Add your comment

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Phoebe Sumter Foundation announces 2020 Lights of Love tree lighter

 Tree lighting ceremony to be held December 8. Americus, Ga. – The Phoebe Sumter Foundation is excited to announce Robert Thomas, a cancer survivor from Sumter ... Read more | Add your comment

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Americus City Council denies rezoning request

Tracy K. Hall By a vote of 4-1, the Americus City Council denied to rezone properties that would be home to a new Dollar General ... Read more | Add your comment

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McLain’s 64 ties 18-hole low for GSW

By Keith Michlig   GAINESVILLE, GA. – After a rough start, Georgia Southwestern men’s golf player Chase McLain shot a round 2 low of 64 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 1:09 pm

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SC Board of Education candidates make their cases for election at Americus Kiwanis Club forum

AMERICUS – The Americus Kiwanis Club (AKC) once again hosted a political forum at its weekly meeting on Friday, October 23. This time, the candidates ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:55 am

Sports

Raiders fall at Gatewood in low-scoring affair

From Staff Reports     EATONTON, GA – The Southland Academy Raider Football Team (SAR) made the long journey up to Eatonton, GA on Friday, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, October 26, 2020 1:32 pm

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GSW to host debate between candidates for US Representative

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will host the one and only debate between incumbent U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop (Democrat) ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, October 25, 2020 1:00 pm

Sports

Great pitching, timely hitting and run manufacturing aid Schley County in sweep of GMC

ELLAVILLE – The Schley County Lady Wildcat Softball Team (SCHS) faced a strong squad from Georgia Military College (GMC) in the second round of the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, October 24, 2020 12:35 pm

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Panthers fall to Jackson in defensive struggle

AMERICUS – After losing to Upson-Lee in a wild offensive shootout the week before, the Americus-Sumter Panthers (ASHS) were hoping that the confidence they had ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, October 24, 2020 1:26 am

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State Representative Cheokas sponsors resolution honoring memory of SGTC’s Rick Davis

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – State Representative Mike Cheokas of the 138th District sponsored House Resolution 1400 honoring the life and memory of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:16 pm

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New Industry Comes to Sumter County—Twice.

BY: Tracy K. Hall New industry is coming to town! It has taken over a year’s worth of hard work and dedication but the professionals ... Read more

by admin, Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:21 am

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Possible Art and Cultural Exhibit for Americus discussed at County Board of Commissioners meeting

AMERICUS – The Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 20 and, once again, did it virtually due to ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:00 pm

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Brandi Lunneborg named hospital CEO of the Year

AMERICUS – On Tuesday, October 20, the Phoebe Sumter Auxiliary (PSA), along with Phoebe Sumter Medical Center (PSMC), held and awards ceremony on the front ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:39 pm

Sports

Lady Wildcats open postseason with two-game sweep of Washington-Wilkes

ELLAVILLE – The Schley County High School Softball Team (SCHS) opened the first round of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Class A-Public State Playoffs ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:49 pm

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SGTC Jets Booster Club to host sixth annual Sparky Reeves Classic Golf Tournament

By Su Ann Bird     AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Jets Booster Club will be hosting the 6th annual Sparky Reeves ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:16 pm

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Local high school and middle school runners turn in strong performances at Southland Raider Run

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – Several high school and middle school girls and boys XC (cross Country) runners turned in solid performances at ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, October 19, 2020 10:07 pm

Sports

Raiders fall hard at SGA

From Staff Reports     DAMASCUS, GA – The Southland Academy Raider football team (SAR) fell behind 14-0 early in the first quarter and could ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, October 19, 2020 7:17 pm

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SC Board of Commissioners discusses quitclaim deed with Land Bank Authority at Work Session

AMERICUS – At its October Work Session on Tuesday, October 13, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) discussed a possible quitclaim deed between the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, October 19, 2020 6:13 pm

Local News

New Industry comes to Sumter Counthy—Twice

  By Tracy K. Hall     AMERICUS – New industry is coming to town! It has taken over a year’s worth of hard work ... Read more

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BREAKING NEWS

Escaped inmate is still on the loose in Sumter County

By Ken Gustafson   AMERICUS – An inmate who escaped from the Sumter County Jail Sunday afternoon is still on the loose and is believed  ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, October 19, 2020 1:32 pm

BREAKING NEWS

An escaped inmate is on the loose in Sumter County

  From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – A inmate has escaped from the Sumter County Law Enforcement Center and is on the loose here in ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:53 pm

Sports

Panthers lose heartbreaker to Upson-Lee in high-scoring shootout

AMERICUS – After the 53-3 drubbing they took against Peach County the week before, the Americus-Sumter High School football team (ASHS) came into Friday night’s ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:15 pm

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Michael Slade Dominick of Plains receives the SGTC Foundation Sumter EMC Electrical Lineworker scholarship

By Su Ann Bird     AMERICUS – Michael Slade Dominick, Jr. of Plains, GA was awarded the South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Foundation Sumter ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, October 16, 2020 1:29 pm

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Georgia Power’s Don Porter named Chair of SGTC Board of Directors

By Su Ann Bird     AMERICUS – Don Porter, local manager of Georgia Power in Americus, has been selected to serve as Chair of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, October 16, 2020 1:00 pm

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By Su Ann Bird     AMERICUS – Don Porter, local manager of Georgia Power in Americus, has been selected to serve as Chair of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, October 16, 2020 12:50 pm

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SGTC to Host Blood Drive Tuesday, November 10

By Pat Peacock     AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Tuesday, November ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:22 pm

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Concerns over Section 4.11 of the Sumter County Code of Ordinances discussed at Board of Commissioners Work Session

AMERICUS – On Tuesday, October 13, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held its monthly work session via Zoom conference call to discuss numerous ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:47 pm

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South Georgia Tech Plans Student Activities for Red Ribbon Week

By Pat Peacock     AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will mark Red Ribbon Week and Halloween with a series of events this ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:01 pm