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Beth Alston, Author at Americus Times-Recorder

Obituaries

Charlotte Daniel Minick: Oct. 6, 2019

RICHLAND — Mrs. Charlotte Daniel Minick, 74, of Richland, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Monday, October 7, 2019 1:31 pm

Obituaries

Kasey Mason Norton: Oct. 6, 2019

AMERICUS — Kasey Mason Norton, age 49, of Americus, died Oct. 6, 2019, at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. A native of Americus, she was born ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Monday, October 7, 2019 1:09 pm

Local news

Raiders lose to Glenwood on Homecoming

From Staff Reports AMERICUS — The Southland Academy Raiders hosted the Glenwood Academy Gators from Phenix City, Alabama, Friday night at Harvey Simpson Stadium for ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, October 4, 2019 11:05 pm

Columns

Leila Case: Gatewood’s Flower Shop continues to bloom at 75

Congratulations to Gatewood’s Flower Shop on its 75th anniversary. The family-owned retail floral business has provided the citizens of Americus and beyond with efficient service ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, October 4, 2019 9:45 pm

Columns

Keith Wishum: Doing the small things is critical

Would you like to make more money? Would you like a higher-level job? Here’s your ticket to greater things: whatever it is, do your job ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, October 4, 2019 9:45 pm

Local news

Church briefs: 10-5-19

AMERICUS Union Oak Grove Baptist Church The annual Ushers’ Fellowship Program is at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27 with guest speaker, Deacon Eric Brown, son of ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, October 4, 2019 9:42 pm

Editorials

Our opinion: National Newspaper Week commemorates community institution

Oct. 6-12 is National Newspaper Week. While we should all be thankful for this community newspaper, the Americus Times-Recorder, each day it is published, this ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, October 4, 2019 9:35 pm

Letters to editor

Your opinion: 10-5-19

An investment Sumter can’t refuse The Americus Solar farm project in our county can represent the lion’s share of new Georgia solar farms approved this ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, October 4, 2019 9:34 pm

Local news

Those who served: 10-5-19

Airman First Class John Stripling (circa 1953) of the 8th Fighter Bomber Wing in Suwon, Korea. He served from 1951-1955. Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, October 4, 2019 9:34 pm

Local News

Health inspections: 10-5-19

  AMERICUS — The following inspections were recently conducted by Environmental Health, Sumter County Health Department. Quality Inn, 1205 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Americus ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, October 4, 2019 9:32 pm

Local News

Area beat: 10-5-19

Americus Fire & Emergency Services   (Oct. 1-4)   Firefighters responded to seven calls for medical attention. Firefighters responded to Hawkins Street to a report ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, October 4, 2019 9:31 pm

business

Citizens Bank premier sponsor of 2019 Cowpoke Carnival

Citizens Bank of Americus is the premier sponsor for this year’s Cowpoke Carnival, hosted by the Junior Service League of Americus. From left are Linda ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, October 4, 2019 9:30 pm

Local News

Town crier: 10-5-19

­­AMERICUS Modeling Show: The Exotica Modeling Agency Presents Evolution – Transcending the Ages at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Rylander Theatre, downtown Americus. Door open ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, October 4, 2019 9:28 pm

clubs/organizations

Young student with promise selected for prestigious group

By Beth Alston   AMERICUS — A visit to the nation’s capitol has given a local 12-year-old the opportunity to see history come to life. ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, October 4, 2019 9:27 pm

education

Americus mayor signs proclamation declaring Oct. 10 as GSW’s inaugural Day of Giving

AMERICUS  — On Thursday, Americus Mayor Barry Blount signed a proclamation announcing Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, as the inaugural Day of Giving for Georgia Southwestern ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, October 4, 2019 9:25 pm

Local news

Coffee with a Cop is Oct. 16

By Beth Alston   AMERICUS — The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the fourth annual Coffee with a Cop event from 8-10 a.m. ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, October 4, 2019 9:24 pm

clubs/organizations

Sumter Historic Trust to host porch tour

AMERICUS — Sumter Historic Trust will host a self-guided porch tour from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. The tour, open to the public, starts at ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, October 4, 2019 9:22 pm

Local News

City of Andersonville receives health, wellbeing grant

ATLANTA — Andersonville has been selected by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) to receive one of the Employee Health & Wellbeing Incentive Grants awarded statewide ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, October 4, 2019 9:21 pm

Columns

Dick Yarbrough: If you want to talk impeachment, you’d better hurry

If you are up to your gullet with all the mudslinging in Washington, you have come to the right place. I am right there with ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:14 am

education

Jackson Stapleton joins Corps of Cadets at UNC

DAHLONEGA — Around 190 students transitioned from being civilians to cadets at Freshman Orientation Group (FROG) Week at the University of North Georgia (UNG), which ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:10 am

education

SGTC announces President’s List for Summer Semester

AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College President John Watford, Ed.D., recently announced the college’s President’s List for the summer semester, which included 38 students from ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:09 am

education

Local student graduates from Troy University

TROY, Ala. — Anna Robinson of Americus graduated from Troy University during Summer Semester/Term 5 of the 2018/2019 academic year. Robinson graduated with the bachelor ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:08 am

Editorials

Our opinions: 10-2-19

Good news abounds locally Despite the sad news of the world, and even some here in Americus, there are bright spots in local events. Today’s ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:06 am

Local News

Those who served: 10-2-19

Lt. Col. William E. Montgomery and fellow members of the 352nd Fighter Group, 328th Squadron in England discuss a recently-completed mission over Germany in 1944. ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:04 am

clubs/organizations

Boudleaux Bryant Festival to be held Oct. 11 & 12 in Shellman

ATLANTA — Explore Georgia, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), and Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB), join forces to celebrate the Boudleaux ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:02 am

Local News

Area beat: 10-2-19

Americus Fire & Emergency Services   (Sept. 30) Firefighters responded to five calls for medical assistance. Firefighters responded to Second Montgomery St. to a report ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:00 am

Local News

Town crier: 10-2-19

­­AMERICUS Board Meeting: The Sumter County Board of Assessors meeting has been rescheduled to 9 a.m. Oct. 8 in the Board of Assessors office located ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:59 am

business

First Friday Americus hosts Flashback Friday theme

AMERICUS — On Friday, Oct. 4, Americus will hold its monthly “First Friday” downtown-wide open house. The theme for this First Friday is Flashback Friday! ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:59 am

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