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Ken Gustafson, Author at Americus Times-Recorder

Sports

GSW’s Dynamic Duo: The Christian Twins

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS, GA — Meet the Christian twins; a tale of two stories that lead down the same path. Bailey and Morgan ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, November 30, 2020 5:26 pm

Local News

South Georgia Tech giving back on Giving Tuesday

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Tuesday, December 1, 2020 is typically known as Giving Tuesday when non-profits and colleges and universities ask for financial ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, November 30, 2020 4:47 pm

Sports

Former Lady Jets Tyson, Wazeerud-Din Have Some Unfinished Business

From Staff Reports   DeLand, FL – Stetson University recently highlighted Shamari Tyson and Yazz Wazeerud-Din, two of the South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) 2019 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, November 30, 2020 4:14 pm

Local News

Volunteers needed for Healthy Sumter Community Garden

AMERICUS – On Saturday morning, October 31, the Healthy Sumter Community Garden was officially opened at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Brookdale Park, where the garden ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, November 30, 2020 3:35 pm

Sports

Lady Panthers use 14-0 second-quarter run to take control in win over Lee County

AMERICUS – The Americus-Sumter Lady Panthers (ASHS) showed no effects from the Thanksgiving holiday in their home opener on Saturday against Lee County (LCHS). While ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, November 30, 2020 2:40 pm

Sports

Turnovers prove costly to Panthers in season-opening loss to Lee County

AMERICUS – It has been eight months since the Americus-Sumter High School boys’ basketball team lost their only game of the 2019-2020 season; a 73-70 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, November 29, 2020 4:59 pm

Sports

GSW Basketball Schedules Revised; Home Openers December 14 & 15

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University men’s and women’s basketball teams have revised their schedules for the 2020-21 season. Both ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:26 pm

Sports

Ward recognized as Hurricane Hero

From Staff Reports AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University Athletics Department recently named Christie Ward a Hurricane Hero. The Hurricane Heroes initiative recognizes nominated ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:22 pm

Local News

Area Beat for 11/20 to 11/24/2020

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Summary for 11/20 to 11/22/2020 Brown, Fanta Nicollette, 42, 11/22/2020, Theft By Shoplifting Cliatte, Chassity Marie, 43, 11/20/2020, Housing for ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, November 23, 2020 7:39 pm

Sports

South Georgia Tech Lady Jets ranked 10th nationally in pre-season poll

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Lady Jets were ranked 10th in the nation in the “Way-Too-Early National Junior ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, November 23, 2020 5:15 pm

Local News

Bird receives GEAC 2020 Educational Fundraising/Development award

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Vice President for Institutional Advancement Su Ann Bird received the Georgia Educational Advancement Council ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, November 23, 2020 4:32 pm

Sports

Southland Academy Clay Target Team finishes as state runner-up at GISA State Tournament

From Staff Reports     SAVANNAH – The Southland Academy (SAR) Varsity Shooting Team finished as the state runner-up at the Georgia Independent School Association ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, November 23, 2020 4:15 pm

Sports

Americus-Sumter Lady Panthers open their season with a victory over Starr’s Mill

From Staff Reports     FAYETTEVILLE, GA – It has been almost nine months since that glorious March day in Macon when the Americus-Sumter (ASHS) ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, November 23, 2020 1:21 pm

Sports

Special teams, turnovers and penalties prove costly in Raiders’ loss at Brookwood

THOMASVILLE, GA – Coming off their 44-12 throttling of Tiftarea Academy the week before, the Southland Academy Raiders (SAR) made the 101-mile trek down near ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:56 am

Public records

Area Beat 11/16 to 11/19/2020

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Jackson, Lavetta, 56: 11/16/20, Theft by Shoplifting, Giving False,    Address or Birthdate to Law Enforcement Officer Jenkins, Javier Perez, 29: ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, November 20, 2020 2:08 pm

Sports

Americus-Sumter’s football game at Mary Persons cancelled due to COVID-19

AMERICUS – Tonight’s football game between the Americus-Sumter Panthers and the Mary Persons Bulldogs has been cancelled due to the fact that a member of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, November 20, 2020 12:21 pm

Local News

SGTC 2020 graduates to receive graduation t-shirts

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The year 2020 has been a strange one to say the least and because of COVID-19 restrictions, graduates and ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:57 pm

Local News

Discussion on solar farm and IGA with Americus approved at BOC meeting

AMERICUS – The Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 17. At that meeting, which was held virtually using ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:13 pm

Sports

Southland Academy’s Chase Ledger breaks 49-year-old school record

AMERICUS – It is said that records are made to be broken. In the case of former Southland Academy (SAR) punter Donnie Price, it looked ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:49 pm

Sports

Panthers earn first win of the season at Pike County

From Staff Reports     ZEBULON, GA – Both Americus-Sumter (ASHS) and Pike County (PCHS) have struggled mightily this season. Coming into their Friday night ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, November 16, 2020 10:15 pm

Sports

Hall posts top 10 time, leads GSW at PBC Championship

From Staff Reports   OAKWOOD, GA – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) Sophomore Catherine Hall made the most of her season debut on Saturday, November ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, November 16, 2020 5:56 pm

Sports

Raiders defeat Tiftarea Academy in dominating fashion on Senior Night

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – After their heartbreaking loss to Valwood last week, the Southland Academy Raiders (SAR) came into Friday night’s crucial ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, November 16, 2020 3:13 pm

Sports

Wildcats’ state playoff hopes are dashed with loss to Manchester

ELLAVILLE – After last week’s loss to Chattahoochee County in Cusseta, the Schley County Wildcats (SCHS) came into Friday night’s crucial Region 5A-Public contest against ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:35 pm

Local News

GSW sees highest enrollment in school history, among USG’s top increases for Fall 2020

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University‘s (GSW) Fall 2020 total enrollment is the highest since the institution’s founding in 1906 with ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, November 13, 2020 2:15 pm

Sports

Synovus wins SGTC Jets Booster Club Sparky Reeves Classic Golf Tournament

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – The Synovus team of Buddy Guth, Jason Evans, and Jodie Hays won the coveted “Red Jackets” when they ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, November 13, 2020 1:37 pm

Local News

Technology guru Leslie Fisher hosts workshop at SGTC

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Leslie Fisher of Fisher Technologies Inc. presented an on-site Professional Development session at South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:18 pm

Sports

Sumter Cycling presents November 20 as Bike to Work Day

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – Sumter Cycling is encouraging the people of Sumter County to use Friday, November 20 as a day to ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:46 pm

Sports

GSW’s Hall Earns Peach Belt Conference Academic Distinction

By Keith Michlig   AMERICUS, GA — Georgia Southwestern State University women’s cross country sophomore Catherine Hall was named to the 2020 Peach Belt Conference ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:22 pm

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