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TRACY K. HALL, Author at Americus Times-Recorder

Local News

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

Obituaries

Christopher Tyler Hutchinson: July 18, 2021

On November 25, 1985, Christopher Tyler Hutchinson came into this world to the joy of his parents, Donna and Chip Hutchinson. Anyone who knew or ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 2:45 pm

Local news

Senate hopeful Republican Latham Saddler visits Americus

Latham Saddler, a Republican hopeful for the Georgia’s senate seat visited Americus on Wednesday, 7.20.21. Saddler, his wife Melissa and their two young sons were ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 2:35 pm

Local news

Sumter County Payroll Development Authority: An important neighbor

The Sumter County Payroll Development Authority (PDA) has been putting in some dedicated work in the name of making our community stronger and healthier. The ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, July 19, 2021 3:39 pm

Local news

Americus Mayor and City Council set agenda for July meeting

Mayor Blount and the city council met to set the agenda for the regular July meeting on Thursday. 7.16.21. All the council members, except for ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, July 16, 2021 1:11 pm

News Main

Sheriff Pete Smith and Deputy Larry Bennett remembered and honored

Sumter County gathered on July 15, 2021, to celebrate Sheriff Pete Smith and Deputy Larry Bennett. Beyond the Call of Duty, End of Watch Ride ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:03 pm

Local news

Sumter County 4-H youth competes at 2021 State Horse Show

Press Release: ATHENS, Ga. (June 16, 2021) –The 2021 Georgia 4-H State Horse Show, hosted by Georgia   4-H, was at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, July 15, 2021 10:41 am

Local News

Solar Americus and Payroll Development Authority to have bonds validated

On July 13, 2021, at 9:30am, a superior court judge will be ruling on whether to validate and confirm the Americus-Sumter Payroll Development Authority Taxable ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 2:06 pm

Local news

Sheriff Eric Bryant gives update on entering auto cases

Media Release 7.13.2021 The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating several Entering Autos throughout the county. As of today’s date, two juveniles ages 13 ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 1:44 pm

Obituaries

Mashuq Askerzada: June 28, 2021

Mr. Mashuq Askerzada, age 68, passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Mashuq Askerzada was born in Kunduz, Afghanistan on ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, July 12, 2021 10:45 am

Obituaries

Robert Millwood: July 4, 2021

Mr. Robert Millwood, age 82, passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Southeast Health Medical Center in Dothan, AL. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, July 12, 2021 10:42 am

Obituaries

Jacqueline “Jackie” Pittman Holloway: July 9, 2021

Mrs. Jacqueline “Jackie” Pittman Holloway, age 87, passed away on Friday, July 9. 2021 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 10:00 ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, July 12, 2021 10:39 am

Obituaries

Geraldine H. Abbett: July 10, 2021

Geraldine H. Abbett, 95 of Americus, passed away Saturday July 10, 2021.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 12, 2021 in the chapel of ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, July 12, 2021 10:34 am

education

Board of Education discusses contingency planning and dress code

During the regular meeting of the Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) on July 8, 2021, a concern was presented over being fully prepared for ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, July 9, 2021 12:02 pm

Obituaries

Jean Smith Loftin: July 7, 2021

Mrs. Jean Smith Loftin, 87 of Plains, passed away Wednesday July 7, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 10, at ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, July 8, 2021 2:51 pm

Obituaries

Harry E. Moxley: June 22, 2021

Harry E. Moxley, 92, passed away on June 22, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. He was born August 24, 1928, in Americus, Ga., and graduated from ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, July 8, 2021 2:47 pm

Local news

Sheriff Pete Smith being remembered on 7.15.21

According to a press release from “Beyond the Call of Duty,” An End of Watch Ride to Remember will be riding into 352 McMath Mill ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 3:51 pm

education

Sumter BOE applies for over $24 million in federal funding

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held their working meeting on July 6, 2021. The meeting ran close to 2.5 hours with federal funding ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 2:16 pm

Storm Stories

Gov. Kemp Issues State of Emergency for Hurricane Elsa: see how it affects you

Press Release: July 6, 2021 Sumter County GA is included in the 92 counties Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued a state of ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:46 am

community

Not chosen?

My mama was obsessed. Every little perfect ruffle, every little dainty element, every little button fastened just so. Perfect, all of it was perfect. I ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, July 5, 2021 7:09 pm

Local news

Kitchens selected for Georgia Foundation for Agriculture Scholarships

MACON, Ga. – Morgan Kitchens, a recent graduate of Southland Academy is among seven graduating seniors statewide selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship each. The ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, July 1, 2021 4:14 pm

News Main

Americus joins together to pray over our city

It was a drizzly Wednesday evening and while a lot of folks find themselves at a church building enjoying a midweek celebration, the church moved ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, July 1, 2021 12:17 pm

Local news

June 30 marks 30 days of prayer for the City of Americus

At the request of the Americus Police Department the church has been asked to rise and offer their strength on behalf of Americus. Chief Mark ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 1:59 pm

Local news

Southwestern Judicial Circuit welcomes new assistant district attorney, Chuck Faaborg

The Southwestern Judicial Circuit’s (SWJC) District Attorney’s Office welcomes Chuck Faaborg to their staff. Chuck is a graduate of Mercer University and Mercer University School ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 1:38 pm

clubs/organizations

Grateful Threads celebrates veterans

Grateful Threads, a local group of ladies who volunteer their time and talents towards making quilts for groups across Sumter County presented their gifts to ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:52 am

Obituaries

James Owens: June 12, 2021

It is with profound sadness we mourn the loss of our father, James Owens, 87 of Birmingham, AL who died after a long illness on ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, June 28, 2021 11:14 am

Obituaries

Edgar Eugene “Gene” Durham: June 23, 2021

Edgar Eugene “Gene “ Durham 75, of North Augusta SC died June 23,2021 at University Hospital. He was born May 7, 1946 in Americus Ga ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, June 28, 2021 11:08 am

Local news

Americus Civitan Club presents contribution to GSW Foundation

AMERICUS—Gerald Smith (left), president of the Americus Civitan Club, presented a check to Stephen Snyder of the Georgia Southwestern Foundation recently during a weekly Civitan ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, June 25, 2021 3:12 pm

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