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District Moves to Appointment only COVID-19 Testing

Release from West Central Health District:  July 9, 2020 at 3:40 pm: Due to the extreme demand for ... Read more | Add your comment

Staycation in Americus

By: Nicole Kirksey, TMP, FEP Director of Tourism COVID-19 has many of you struggling with how to balance ... Read more | Add your comment

Statewide DUI enforcement kicking off for July 4th

Release from: Georgia Governors Office of Highway Safety July 1, 2020 Declare Your Independence From Drunk Driving For ... Read more | Add your comment

Summer enrollment at Georgia Southwestern sets all-time record

From:  Georgia Southwestern State University AMERICUS, GA (06/25/2020) Summer 2020 represents the largest summer enrollment in the history ... 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.

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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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Board of Education finalizes plans for start of 2020-2021 school year

By:  Tracy K. Hall Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held their regular meeting for July on Thursday, July 9, 2020. After a long working ... Read more

by admin, Friday, July 10, 2020 7:50 am

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Grayson H. Watson awarded Smallwood-Sondron Law Enforcement Academy scholarship at South Georgia Tech

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Grayson H. Watson of Sycamore, GA was awarded the Smallwood-Sondron Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship at the conclusion of the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:17 am

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Three South Georgia Tech Diesel students awarded Caterpillar Excellence Scholarships

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Three students in the Diesel Equipment Technology program at South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) were recently awarded the college’s ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:43 am

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Angela Sims of Plains awarded South Georgia Technical College Lou Crouch Law Enforcement Scholarship

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Angela Sims of Plains was recently presented with the Lou Crouch Law Enforcement Scholarship at the completion of the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 11:13 pm

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After 30 years of service, Dr. Liz Wilson retires as Dean of GSW College of Business and Computing

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Liz Wilson, Ph.D., dean of Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) College of Business and Computing, formerly known as the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:33 pm

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SGTC Law Enforcement Academy Class 20-01 completes POST certification

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Law Enforcement Academy Class 20-01 began their training on January 6, 2020 and were ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:05 am

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Martinez-Rodriguez and McClanahan receive South Georgia Tech’s Lt. Michael Sangster Law Enforcement scholarship

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – A four-month commitment to enroll in the South Georgia Technical College Law Enforcement Academy Class 20-01 turned into a ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, July 6, 2020 11:38 pm

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Webster County’s Keundre Campbell signs with South Georgia Tech

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) has signed 2020 Webster County High School guard Keundre Campbell to a full scholarship ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, July 6, 2020 10:58 pm

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Leeder changes his mind and decides to stay at GSW

  AMERICUS – Back on Monday, May 4 of this year, Dr. Robert E. Bowen, the President of Arkansas Tech University (ATU), made an announcement ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, July 6, 2020 10:07 pm

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GSW women’s softball team gets six players named to PBC Team of Academic Distinction

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University women’s softball program recently earned a tremendous honor, as six members of the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:44 pm

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GSW Hail Storm event rescheduled for August 14

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – On Friday, August 14, the Georgia Southwestern State University Department of Athletics will hold its second annual Hail Storm ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:56 pm

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SGTC Commercial Truck Driving orientation scheduled for July

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will be hosting orientation for its summer and fall semester Commercial Truck Driving Classes ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 29, 2020 5:04 pm

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Americus Travelers claim Grand Slam June Jam championship

By Ken Gustafson   LOGANVILLE, GA – This past weekend, the 15U Americus Travelers baseball team (ATB) proved why they are one of the best ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 29, 2020 4:39 pm

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Six members of the 2020 GSW Baseball Team earn prestigious honors

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Six members of the 2020 Georgia Southwestern State University baseball team were recently named to the Peach Belt Conference ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, June 26, 2020 4:52 pm

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SGTC’s Sikuzani named to NJCAA All-Star Team

From Staff Reports   CHARLOTTE, NC – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Lady Jets rising sophomore center Femme Sikuzani has been selected to the 2019 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, June 26, 2020 3:18 pm

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South Georgia Tech to begin registration for the fall semester in July

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) is sending out hundreds of acceptance letters to new students for its upcoming fall ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:18 pm

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SGTC creates informational COVID-19 video for students, faculty and staff

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) has created a COVID-19 information video to alert faculty, staff, and students to important ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:30 pm

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Ignite College and Career Academy hires Dr. Don Gilman as Founding CEO

From:  Ignite College and Career Academy Board of Directors 6/24/20 A 16-month-long, partnership-driven search process has culminated in the hiring of Dr. Don Gilman as the founding CEO of ... Read more

by Nichole Buchanan, Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:52 am

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Americus Mayor and City Council Hold Regular Monthly Meeting on June 18, 2020

By:  Tracy K. Hall Americus Mayor and City Council held their regular meeting on Thursday, 6.18.20 at 6pm. All members were present. Two guests made ... Read more

by Nichole Buchanan, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:13 pm

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Long-time SGTC Nursing Instructor Cathy Freeman has decided to retire

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford announced that SGTC Crisp County Center Practical Nursing Instructor Cathy Freeman ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 22, 2020 11:42 pm

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Former SGTC Jets basketball player distinguishing himself at Texas A&M

From Staff Reports   COLLEGE STATION, TX – Jamie McNeilly was the starting point guard for the South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) men’s basketball team ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 22, 2020 11:02 pm

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Americus-Sumter High School to hold 2020 graduation ceremony this Saturday

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Americus-Sumter High School will be holding its 2020 graduation ceremony this Saturday, June 27, at 9 a.m. at Alton ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 22, 2020 9:57 pm

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Travelers’ comeback bid falls short against eventual champions Atlanta Lightning

POWDER SPRINGS, GA – After winning their first two games in convincing fashion on Friday, June 19, the Americus Travelers 15U All-Star baseball team (ATB) ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:54 am

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Travelers take first two games at Training Legends Blowout

POWDER SPRINGS, GA – The 15U Americus Travelers Baseball Team (ATB) made the return trip to Praise Academy in Powder Springs, GA and won the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:25 pm

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Sumter County Schools Return-to-School Survey for parents

From Sumter County Schools June 18, 2020 As we plan for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, we are considering several options with the ... Read more

by Nichole Buchanan, Friday, June 19, 2020 11:56 am