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City of Americus awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

(Chicago, Illinois)—Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement ... Read more | Add your comment

Gov. Kemp Announces Expanded Vaccine Eligibility Starting March 15

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations. On March 15, vaccination ... Read more | Add your comment

Three arrested, one still wanted in drug, assault and gun charges

March 9, 2021 Drug Arrests On March 6, 2021 at approximately 11:00 AM officers of the Americus Police ... Read more | Add your comment

Wanted person in custody

Release from the Americus Police Department dated 2/26/21 A suspect in a recent series of shootings in Americus, ... Read more | Add your comment

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NHTSA and Law Enforcement remind drivers: U Drive. U Text. U Pay.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office will join law enforcement  agencies  nationwide  to remind drivers about the dangers and consequences of texting and distracted driving. This ... Read more | Add your comment

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One Sumter welcomes Tammye Pettyjohn Jones as newest member of Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for the One Sumter Economic Development Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce Tammye Pettyjohn Jones has been appointed as the newest ... Read more | Add your comment

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Local News

Area Beat Report 4/12 to 4/14/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 4/12 to 4/13/2021 Banks, Dominique Antonio (In Jail), 33, 4/13/2021 12:26 a.m., Failure to obey stop sign/Driving while ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:11 am

Sports

Americus-Sumter boys’ tennis team sweeps Jackson to earn state playoff berth

AMERICUS – One day after the Americus-Sumter (ASHS) girls’ tennis team defeated Pike County to clinch a spot on the GHSA Class AAA State Playoffs, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:55 pm

Local News

Americus PD Area Beat Report 4/9 to 4/13/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 4/10 to 4/12/2021 Green, Sara Madeline, 48, 4/12/2021 12:12 a.m., Disorderly Conduct Mathis, Clyde Reginald, 51, 4/12/2021 9:39 a.m., Making ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:15 pm

Local News

Area Beat Report 4/8 to 4/11/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 4/8 to 4/11/2021 Bryant, Roosevelt (Bonded Out), 57, 4/9/2021 9:16 p.m., Motorcycle equipment not used properly/Driving while license ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:30 am

Sports

First inning explosion leads Wildcats to blowout win over Westfield

From Staff Reports   ELLAVILLE – The Schley County High School Baseball Team (SCHS) exploded for seven runs on four hits in the bottom of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:24 am

Sports

ASHS Lady Panthers flip the script against Pike County

ZEBULON, GA – Back on Tuesday, March 30, the Americus-Sumter girls’ tennis team (ASHS) made the trip up to Zebulon, GA for a Region 2-AAA ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:42 am

Sports

Jets fall short in NJCAA Region 17 semifinals

By Su Ann Bird   WAYCROSS, GA – The South Georgia Technical College Jets and first year interim head coach Chris Ballauer were just six ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, April 12, 2021 11:26 pm

Sports

Americus-Sumter boys’ soccer falls to Bainbridge in final regular season home match

AMERICUS – After a 2-0 loss to Region 2-AAA opponent Peach County on Friday, April 9, the Americus-Sumter Varsity Boys’ Soccer Team (ASHS) came into ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, April 12, 2021 10:24 pm

Sports

Lady Jets roll Spartanburg Methodist to earn fifth straight national tournament berth

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) women’s basketball team has done it again for the fifth straight time ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, April 12, 2021 6:20 pm

clubs/organizations

Kiwanians enjoy update from Sumter County Schools

At their regular weekly meeting on Friday, April 9, the Kiwanis Club heard the latest information from Sumter County Schools (SCS). Superintendent, Torrance Choates, Associate ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, April 12, 2021 2:23 pm

Sports

GSW’s Salamatou earns All-Peach Belt honors

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University sophomore forward Chris Salamatou has been named to the Spring 2021 Peach Belt All-Conference Men’s ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:51 pm

community

Sumter County Board of Education votes to return to classroom for new school year and debates rental agreement

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) met on Thursday, April 8th and held several votes. To open the meeting Mark DiConsiglio, representing the Ombudsman ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:39 pm

Sports

McLain & Hurricanes Finish Fifth at Argonaut Invitational

From Staff Reports   PENSACOLA, FL – GSW junior golfer Chase McLain and No. 13 Georgia Southwestern golf team both picked up fifth place finishes ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:22 pm

Sports

GSW Hail Storm to take place May 7 of this year

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020, Georgia Southwestern State University’s annual Hail Storm event was not able to ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, April 9, 2021 2:49 pm

Sports

GSW’s McLain Earns Second Peach Belt Golfer of the Week Award

From Staff Reports AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University junior Chase McLain was named the Peach Belt Conference Golfer of the Week by the league office ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, April 9, 2021 2:22 pm

Sports

NJCAA DI basketball national tournament selection shows to air Sunday

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUIS – The nationally ranked South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets will be hosting Spartanburg Methodist from Spartanburg, SC, on ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, April 9, 2021 1:57 pm

Local News

Area Beat Report 4/8 to 4/9/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 4/8/2021 Carter, Victoria Lynn, 22, 4/8/2021 11:29 a.m., Battery Floyd, Martavious Antwon, 27, 4/8/2021 7:38 p.m., Hit and Run: Duty ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, April 9, 2021 1:19 pm

Sports

Cogan resigns as GSW Head Women’s Soccer Coach

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University Director of Athletics Mike Leeder announced today that head women’s soccer coach Chris Cogan has ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:31 pm

Local News

Dawn Ammons named SGTC 2021 GOAL winner

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – What a difference a year can make!  Dawn Ammons, a cosmetology student from Ellaville, has been selected as ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:17 pm

Sports

Loren Smith’s Column on the life of golfer Gary Player

Following the ceremonial tee shots on Thursday morning with Lee Elder, the newcomer to the show, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, the Black Knight of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:40 pm

Sports

Loren Smith’s column on former UGA and current professional golfer Harris English II

Harris English has been playing the PGA Tour for a decade with favorable results. He has experienced a number of highs and very few lows. ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:04 pm

Sports

SGTC Jets travel to Waycross for NJCAA Region 17 tournament semifinals

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Jets will travel to Waycross on Friday, April 9 for a 7 ... Read more

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

Local News

SGTC President Emeritus Sparky and Allene Reeves honor South Georgia Tech’s 2021 Outstanding Instructor of Year, ‘Chef Ricky’ Ludwig Watzlowick

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President Emeritus Sparky Reeves and his wife, Allene, presented South Georgia Tech’s 2021 Rick ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:26 pm

Sports

GSW Hurricanes score two in the ninth to defeat USC Aiken

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University Baseball Team (GSW) trailed USC Aiken early by the score of 4-1. However, the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 2:41 pm

Sports

Augusta University sweeps GSW in midweek doubleheader

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) softball team dropped two Peach Belt Conference games to Augusta University (AU) during a ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:52 pm