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Board of Education accepts Choates’ recommendation on use of masks

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held a called meeting today, 8.3.21, to take action regarding the ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19 cases increasing in the West Central Health District

From:  West Central Health District At this time, the Health Department is seeing a rise in COVID 19 ... Read more | Add your comment

Americus Police Department homicide investigation

On July 29, 2021 at approximately 7:05 PM, officers of the Americus Police Department and emergency medical personnel ... Read more | Add your comment

Dr. Louis Riccardi: A giant celebrates 50 years

We have heard it over and again, one of Sumter County’s biggest resources are her people. For many ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sumter County raises a glass to President and Mrs. Carter for their 75th Anniversary

This event was one for the books. It ran like clockwork, which seems like a small miracle considering all the work that goes into an ... Read more | Add your comment

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Furlow scholar receives Mattie Stepanek Peacemaker Award

Furlow Charter School is proud to present Anna Jaylynne Ruckman as our 2021 Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award recipient. Foreign Language Advisor and Service Learning ... Read more | Add your comment

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Area Beat Report 7/30 to 8/1/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Arrests 7/30 to 8/3 Barner, Fabian Kentrell (In Jail), 33, Simple Battery against Police Officer/Harassing Phone Calls/Unlawful conduct during 911 call/Terroristic ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 2:59 am

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Sumter Cycling presents First Saturday Ride

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Sumter Cycling presents its First Saturday Ride to take place on Saturday, August 7, beginning at 218 Mockingbird Dr. ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 1:37 am

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Refer-a-Friend to SGTC and be entered to win one semester of FREE Tuition

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) is currently registering students for Fall Semester.  Current and new students, who refer ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 1:06 am

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SGTC Americus Practical Nursing pinning ceremony planned

AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College will be recognizing 14 graduating practical nursing students from the Americus campus in a pinning ceremony on Thursday, August ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:51 am

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Former Schley County Wildcats take to the field to rekindle fond football memories

ELLAVILLE, GA – In Friday, July 30, several former Schley County High School football players from as recent as last year to as far back ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, August 2, 2021 10:53 pm

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Six champions crowned on DHBSL Championship Saturday

AMERICUS – Six basketball teams left the Ninth Grade Academy Gymnasium as champions on Saturday, July 31 as the Dwight Harris Basketball Summer League (DHBSL) ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, August 2, 2021 7:41 pm

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Area Beat Report 7/29 to 7/30/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 7/29 to 7/30/2021 Nixon, Jennifer Monique (In Jail), 47, Probation Violation Thompson, Alexis Nicole (In Jail), 33, Theft ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, July 30, 2021 1:34 pm

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Area Beat Report 7/27/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary Cross, Sheresa, 38, Disorderly Conduct Harvey, John Emory, 55, Disorderly Conduct Lewis, Kobe Antwan, 20, Possession of Marijuana or Drug-Related ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, July 30, 2021 1:48 am

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SGTC Crisp County Center Practical Nursing students recognized

CORDELE, GA – The South Georgia Technical College Crisp County Center will be recognizing its 13 graduating practical nursing students in a pinning ceremony on ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, July 30, 2021 1:17 am

Sports

More tickets punched for Championship Saturday in DHBSL Playoffs

AMERICUS – Four more spots were filled up for Championship Saturday in the Dwight Harris Basketball Summer League (DHBSL) Playoffs on Thursday, July 29 at ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, July 30, 2021 12:48 am

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14U Baylor and UCLA move on, as does 17U Gonzaga in DHBSL Playoffs

AMERICUS – For some teams in the Dwight Harris Basketball Summer League (DHBSL), the road to Championship Saturday became a little shorter Wednesday evening, July ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, July 29, 2021 3:06 pm

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11U Houston and Arkansas teams both advance to second round in DHBSL Playoffs

AMERICUS – The 11U Houston Cougars and the 11U Arkansas Razorbacks both claimed victories in the first round of the 11U Dwight Harris Basketball Summer ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 1:42 pm

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Kennedy Williams receives inaugural Mjlusane Scholarship

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The inaugural M.J. Lusane Scholarship was awarded recently to Ms. Kennedy Williams, a 2021 graduate of Americus Sumter High ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 2:33 pm

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Area Beat Report 7/26 to 7/27/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 7/26 to 7/27/2021 Barnes, Taniya Leshay, 20, 7/26/2021 6:19 p.m., Driving without a valid license – Misdemeanor Davis, Christopher, 35, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 1:57 pm

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Sumter County Board of Education votes to continue virtual learning into 2021-22

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held a called meeting on Monday, July 26, 2021. The meeting was to address the status of the ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, July 26, 2021 9:47 pm

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Rose Ann Everett Scholarships awarded at South Georgia Technical College

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Jake and Margie Everett are helping to “change lives” at South Georgia Technical College.  The Everett’s established an ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, July 26, 2021 5:50 pm

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Georgia Southwestern State Women’s Basketball Program to host upcoming Basketball Camp

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University Women’s Basketball Team will be hosting a basketball camp for kids from Kindergarten all ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, July 26, 2021 5:08 pm

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Trio of GSW golfers receive PING All-America Distinction

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) men’s golfers Chase McLain, Saksit Jairak and Jack Tharrington have received 2021 NCAA Division II ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, July 26, 2021 4:37 pm

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Area Beat Report 7/23 to 7/26/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 7/23 to 7/26/2021 Barker, Johnny C (In Jail), 65, 7/23/2021 11:31 a.m., Probation Violation Floyd, Maurice Kevin (In ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, July 26, 2021 2:38 pm

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Americus Mayor and City Council vote on ordinance regarding fireworks

Mayor and city council met on Thursday 7.22.21 to vote on July’s business. After recognition of guests and citizen comments, a public hearing was held ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, July 23, 2021 9:25 am

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Sumter County and Southland football teams compete in seven-on-seven camp at Marion County

BUENA VISTA, GA – On Thursday, July 22, members of the Sumter County (formerly Americus-Sumter) and Southland Academy high school football teams, along with teams ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:37 am

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Georgia Southwestern contributes nearly $90 million economic impact on region

AMERICUS, GA (July 21, 2021) — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is an essential economic powerhouse for the region, contributing $89.7 million to Georgia’s economic output in ... Read more

by admin, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:40 am

Sports

Former SGTC Jets Jae Crowder is the penultimate role player searching for validation in the NBA playoffs

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Former South Georgia Technical College Jets basketball player Jae Crowder was featured in an article by Taylor Lee, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:37 pm

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Area Beat Report 7/17 to 7/21/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 7/17 to 7/20/2021 Drake, Matthew Charles, 37, 7/20/2021 10:40 a.m., Driving without valid license/Speeding/Acquiring license plate for purpose of concealing ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:25 pm

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Southland Summer Camp

Recently, Southland campers attended the Woodworking Shop camp and completed several woodworking projects during the week—start to finish! Not only did they learn and have fun, ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:09 am