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Phoebe reports Friday COVID-19 numbers and prepares for booster shots

Release from Phoebe Health Systems Albany, Ga. – As of Friday morning, these were Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers: Total COVID-19 ... Read more | Add your comment

Healthy Sumter, Flint River Fresh join forces once again to distribute food to Americus neighborhoods

Americus (Wednesday, September 22, 2021) – Today, Healthy Sumter & Flint River Fresh LLC joined forces once again ... Read more | Add your comment

Harvest of Hope Food Pantry Receives Donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

AMERICUS, GA – Harvest of Hope Food Pantry has received $3,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation ... Read more | Add your comment

Anna Moates, Auburn Eagles student, recent alumnae publish children’s book about friendship, inclusion

By:  Neal Reid | Office of Communications and Marketing Auburn University Auburn University EAGLES student Anna Moates and recent ... Read more | Add your comment

Local News

32nd Taste of Sumter: A Tasting Event Like No Other

AMERICUS, GA  – On Thursday, September 23, Georgia’s Sumter County will host the 32nd Taste of Sumter on Jackson Street in downtown Americus. This event ... Read more | Add your comment

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Client First Insurance Solutions expands ownership

Release from Client First Insurance Solutions  dated September 15. 2021 AMERICUS, GA – Client First Insurance Solutions announced this week that it has expanded its ... Read more | Add your comment

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Area Beat Report 9/23 to 9/27/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Reports Badmus, Shaakirah (Bonded Out), 22, Battery – Family Violence 1st offense/Criminal Trespass Chambers, Karen Danyelle (In Jail), 32, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 4:16 pm

News

South Georgia Tech employees give generously to Foundation TechForce 2021 Fund Drive

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College Foundation 2021 TechForce internal fund drive was able to withstand COVID-19 challenges and ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 4:30 am

Sports

Southland’s Burrell finishes third, Schley’s Howard finishes fifth and Furlow girls and boys finish second and fourth at Southland Raider Race #2

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – Southland Academy senior Jadie Burrell just keeps on keeping on. Burrell turned in another top 10 finish last ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 3:27 am

Sports

Lady Wildcats score two runs in bottom sixth to defeat Wilcox County and end six-game losing streak

ELLAVILLE – The Schley County Lady Wildcat Softball Team (SCHS) was tied 3-3 with Wilcox County going into the bottom of the sixth inning. However, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:31 am

Sports

Lady Raiders set the tone early in win over Terrell Academy

AMERICUS – The Southland Academy Lady Raider Softball Team (SAR) set the tone early in their game against Terrell Academy (TA) by scoring four runs ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, September 27, 2021 10:39 pm

Sports

Raiders force eight turnovers in win at Edmund Burke

From Staff Reports     WAYNESBORO, GA – Thanks to five fumbles and three interceptions forced by the Raider defense, the Southland Academy Raiders (SAR) ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, September 27, 2021 5:39 pm

Sports

In spite of a gallant effort, Panthers fall to fifth-ranked Peach County

By Ken Gustafson     AMERICUS – After having to endure another suspension of football activities and having their region contest against Central (Macon) postponed ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, September 27, 2021 4:43 pm

Sports

Wildcats dominate in all phases of the game in win over Greenville

From Staff Reports     GREENVILLE, GA – The Schley County Wildcats (SCHS) excelled on both sides of the ball and on Special Teams against ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, September 26, 2021 2:38 pm

News

One Sumter and Pineland Telephone Cooperative make request of County Board of Commissioners at BOC Work Session

AMERICUS – The Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held its monthly Work Session on Tuesday, September 14 at the Sumter County Courthouse. Most of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, September 24, 2021 1:54 pm

Sports

Lady Raiders erase six run deficit and defeat Terrell Academy in high-scoring affair

From Staff Reports     DAWSON, GA – The Southland Academy Lady Raider Softball Team (SAR) trailed Terrell Academy 7-1 after the first three innings, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:48 pm

News

GSW raises nearly $100,000 on Day of Giving from 44 states

By Chelsea Collins   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) third annual Day of Giving, which ran midnight to midnight on Thursday, September 16, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, September 23, 2021 4:30 pm

Sports

GSW Men’s Soccer Team plays to 1-1 double overtime draw with Clayton State

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University Men’s Soccer Team (GSW) battled Clayton State University in an extremely physical match through ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, September 23, 2021 4:07 pm

News

Area Beat Report 9/22 to 9/23/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Bell, Phillip Terrell 9In Jail), 37, Following too closely/Failure to obey stop sign/Improper backing/Failure to obey signs or ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, September 23, 2021 2:14 pm

education

Furlow Governing Board updates pandemic plan

The Furlow Governing Board held their monthly meeting September 21 at 6:00 p.m. with all eight board members in attendance. The meeting was called to ... Read more

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Sports

Bleckley County’s seven-run first inning a tone setter in Lady Wildcats’ loss

ELLAVILLE – After losing a hard-fought Region 5A-Public contest to Marion County in Buena Vista the day before, the Schley County Lady Wildcats Softball Team ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 9:29 pm

News

Area Beat Report 9/21 to 9/22/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Blasingame, Thomas James (Reebook), 3/7/1991, Back for Court Crawford, Cindy Denise (In Jail), 4/27/1975, Harassing Communications Sumter County ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:53 pm

Sports

Lady Wildcats suffer third straight defeat with loss at Marion County

From Staff Reports     BUENA VISTA, GA – The Schley County Lady Wildcats Softball Team (SCHS) had a 3-0 lead against Marion County (MC) ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 3:29 pm

News

Area Beat Report 9/17 to 9/21/21

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Boone, Suzette (In Jail), 9/22/1965, Unlawful conduct during 911 call by using obscene language Calloway, Antonio Germaine (Weekender), ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 9:18 pm

News

SGTC Announces President’s List for Summer Semester

By Pat Peacock   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford recently announced the college’s President’s List for the summer semester, which ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:31 pm

Sports

Auer’s goal in the 64th minute leads Hurricanes to victory over USC Aiken

From Staff Reports     AIKEN, S.C. — The Georgia Southwestern men’s soccer team defeated USC Aiken on the road Saturday evening 1-0. The game-winning goal ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:17 pm

Local News

Mayoral candidates invited to speak to citizens: Part 3 Marcell Baker

Three groups, Unity Community, Sisters in Service of Southwest Georgia and Ready for Change-AME will be hosting all three mayoral candidates in a virtual forum. ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:41 pm

Sports

Southland boys and girls XC teams turn in strong performances at Deerfield-Windsor Meet

From Staff Reports     ALBANY – While they didn’t finish high in the team standings, as far as individual performances were concerned, both the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:36 am

Sports

Lady Falcons finish as meet runners up at Marion County Invitational

BUENA VISTA, GA – The Furlow Charter Varsity Girls Cross Country Team (FC) turned in its best performance so far this season by finishing as ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:18 am

Sports

Lady Raiders earn first road victory of the season at Deerfield-Windsor

ALBANY – After a six-day layoff, which included the postponement of their GISA Region 3-AAA contest at Brookwood due to bad weather, the Southland Academy ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2:18 am

Sports

Wildcats take out years of frustration in thrashing of arch rivals Marion County

From staff Reports ELLAVILLE – For the past few years, the Marion County Eagles have been a thorn in the flesh for Schley County (SCHS). ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, September 19, 2021 2:19 am