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TRACY K. HALL, Author at Americus Times-Recorder

Local news

An invitation to assist in fighting COVID-19

Nigel Poole, Director of the Sumter County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) as well as Mitch Grant, Volunteer Coordinator for Sumter County EMA are inviting citizens ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:13 pm

Local news

Americus Mayor and City Council address beautification project in called meeting

Due to Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) deadlines to utilize grant monies, the city council met to vote on a beautification project during a called ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:16 pm

Local news

GDOT Announces work to start on resurfacing HW49 N

Crews with Reeves Construction Company of Macon, Georgia will start work on a project to resurface the asphalt roadway of Georgia 49 from Georgia 27/E. ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:16 pm

Local News

Jeffery Keion Johnson arrested with multiple charges, public’s help needed

Press Release: March 2, 2021 Counterfeit Payroll Checks The Americus Police Department is investigating a series of counterfeit payroll checks that were cashed at different ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:58 pm

Editorials

The story of your perfectly ordinary face

I was walking the streets of downtown Americus looking for a story to be told. I had been promised one and sought it out. I ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:29 am

BREAKING NEWS

Former coach for Sumter County Schools arrested

According to Sumter County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), William Paul Blue, 46, of  Richland has been arrested on 22 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children and ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:46 am

Local News

Our neighbors have a message on human trafficking

Several of our neighbors were out raising awareness for an issue close to their hearts on Thursday, February 25th. The Social Exchange and the Sumter ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, February 26, 2021 3:17 pm

community

Black History Month: A worthy celebration

According to History.Com*, The story of Black History Month begins in 1915,  50 years after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:51 pm

Obituaries

Gladys Crowson Crabb: January 29,2021

Gladys Crowson Crabb, age 98 years, of Lakeport, CA died peacefully on January 29, 2021. Gladys was born on July 27, 1922 in Lexington, VA ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, February 26, 2021 10:22 am

News Main

Chief Mark Scott: “Ready and willing to start the dialogue”

As we closed out 2020, a challenging year by all accounts, there was a bit of good news. As you may be aware, we report ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:23 pm

Columns

Sunshine, camellias are nature’s wonders

Leila Case As I write, it is pouring rain but thankfully it has stopped and the sun is shining at least for a few days. ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:11 pm

education

Teachers and parents in support of students recognized at Board of Education meeting

Dr. Torrance Choates continues his “Teachers and Parents in Support of Students” recognition program at the February monthly Board of Education Meeting. This month, Americus-Sumter ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:17 pm

Local news

Georgia Southwestern revealed new name for student services building at grand opening

By Chelsea Collins   AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) held a grand opening on Friday, February 19, for the school’s newly renovated $3.4 ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:09 pm

Obituaries

Mrs. Bobbie Lou Smothers Balkcom:  February 20, 2021

“THE PHENOMENAL” MRS. BOBBIE LOU SMOTHERS BALKCOM August 1931 – February 2021   Mrs. Bobbie Lou Smothers Balkcom, the daughter of the late Ozie Smothers ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:55 pm

Local news

Four-way stops to be installed on HW 30/Adderton St and Armory Dr./Magnolia St.

Next month, Georgia DOT crews will implement new all-way stop traffic control at the intersection of Georgia 30/Adderton Street and Armory Drive/Magnolia Street in Americus.  ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:22 pm

Editorials

Your package has been delivered!

I am going through a fun season. I get up early in the morning, sit on my red sofa and go shopping. The things I ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:02 pm

Local news

Georgia Department of Transportation approves location and design for bridge on Lee Street

The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has approved the location and design of Project #0013752 for Sumter County, a project that would replace the ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, February 19, 2021 11:53 am

Obituaries

Emily Lou Smitherman: February 17, 2021

In Loving Memory of Emily Lou Smitherman Emily Smitherman, 91,  passed away peacefully, on February 17th at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Americus, GA, where ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:20 pm

Obituaries

Jewel Carolyn Melvin Phillips: January 27, 2021

Mrs. Jewel Carolyn Melvin Phillips, age 85, of Plains, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Center. Due to the COVID-19 ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:10 pm

Obituaries

Mildred Wellons Tyler: February 17, 2021

Mildred Wellons Tyler, 97, died after a brief illness on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Perfect Care in Americus. She was born April 25, 1923, ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:04 pm

Obituaries

William “Billy” White: February 16, 2021

Mr. William “Billy” White age 55 of Americus, passed away early Tuesday morning February 16, 2021 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, GA. ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:22 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

Christopher Hurley, Jr. and Devonte Jamal Tucker wanted in recent series of shootings

  UPDATE: AS OF 2:20 ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH: Devonte Tucker is in custody   Press Release from the Americus Police Department February 17, 2021 ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:02 am

Editorials

The truth about the monsters under your bed

My bed sits high off the floor. In fact, I have a little bitty staircase helping me get into it. Isn’t that ridiculous? But I ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:29 am

Obituaries

Frank Vernon Ellenburg, III, “Bubba”: February 13, 2021

Frank Vernon Ellenberg, III, “Bubba”, age 59, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 in Serenity Place Hospice of Dublin. Mr. Ellenberg was born on ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:16 am

Local news

GBI and Americus PD make arrests in Americus homicide

Press Release: FEBRUARY 15, 2021 Americus, GA (February 15, 2021) – On Friday, February 12, 2021, Prelvis McKenzie, age 31 of Americus, and Kenyatta Harvey, age ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 7:38 am

Local news

Americus Police Department makes arrest in armed robbery case from November

Press Release from the Americus Police Department February 12, 2021 Suspect Arrested Multiple Charges On 02-10-2021 at approx. 2:25 PM members of the Americus Police ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, February 12, 2021 2:57 pm

Obituaries

Willard Bradley “Muff” Martin: February 8, 2021

Mr. Willard Bradley “Muff” Martin, 88 of Americus, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, GA. Due to the ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, February 12, 2021 2:52 pm

Local News

Americus Mayor and City Council vote to purchase previous Wells Fargo building on Forsyth Street

The Mayor and City Council addressed a 22-item agenda at the Agenda Setting Meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Except for voting upon streets to ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, February 12, 2021 2:49 pm

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