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Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith donates 1,500 masks to his native Macon County

By Marcus Johnson     AMERICUS – Like many successful professional athletes, Chicago Bears linebacker and former University of Georgia (UGA) standout Roquan Smith has ... Read more

18 hours ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Schools goes virtual for the start of the 2020-2021 school year

By Tracy K. Hall     AMERICUS – Success often comes down to the dedication of a team. Very rarely can success stand alone on ... Read more

4 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech incorporates new technology into program classroom instruction

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College has now placed a total of 25 interactive touchscreen monitor displays in classrooms and ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Online business classes offered at South Georgia Tech

AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) is offering two Business Technology Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) options that can be taken completely online Fall ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Board of Commissioners approves lease agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management

AMERICUS – At its monthly regular meeting on Tuesday, July 21, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved a lease agreement with Enterprise Fleet ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Georgia Power Launches Interactive STEM-Based Educational Videos

ATLANTA, July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — For parents looking for new ways to help keep children learning while outside of the classroom this summer, Georgia Power’s education team ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Criminal Justice Classes available online at South Georgia Tech

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Looking for a field that will lead to a great career after just one semester? South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech to host Fall Registration July 21-23

AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will be hosting face-to-face Fall Semester Registration from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 21-23, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Three computer specialist certificates offered online at South Georgia Technical College

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Looking for a great career opportunity? Now is the perfect time to sign up for a Computer Information or Networking ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

GHSA decides to push the start of high school football back to Labor Day Weekend

From Staff Reports   THOMASTON, GA – The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) has made the decision to delay the start of the 2020 high ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Furlow Charter School Executive Committee Called Meeting

Release from Chair of Furlow Charter School Governing Board: Furlow Charter School Executive Committee has scheduled a Called Meeting for this Monday, July 20, 2020 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Americus-Sumter High School temporarily suspends football and band practice due to COVID-19

AMERICUS – Americus-Sumter High School has decided to temporarily suspend the summer workouts and summer practice sessions of its football team and marching band due ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Harvest of Hope Food Pantry conducts drive-by food give-away at First Baptist Church of Americus

AMERICUS – Amidst the turmoil and the economic fall out in Sumter County caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, several people came together to provide food ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Magnolia Manor COVID-19 update

Release from Magnolia Manor dated 7/15/20 Magnolia Manor Home Office, Americus, GA, July 15, 2020 –President and CEO Mark R. Todd reported that for the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by admin.

Nigel Poole talks about “Mask Up Sumter” and the COVID-19 situation at Board of Commissioners Work Session

AMERICUS – Sumter County Emergency Management Agency (SCEMA) Director Nigel Poole discussed the “Mask Up Sumter” campaign at the Sumter County Board of Commissioners’ (BOC) ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Medical Assisting Program ranked the fourth best in Georgia

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Medical Assistant Advice recently highlighted the South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Medical Assisting Program as the fourth best program ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Board of Education finalizes plans for start of 2020-2021 school year

By:  Tracy K. Hall Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held their regular meeting for July on Thursday, July 9, 2020. After a long working ... Read more

4 weeks ago by admin.

District Moves to Appointment only COVID-19 Testing

Release from West Central Health District:  July 9, 2020 at 3:40 pm: Due to the extreme demand for COVID-19 testing, the West Central Health District ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Grayson H. Watson awarded Smallwood-Sondron Law Enforcement Academy scholarship at South Georgia Tech

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Grayson H. Watson of Sycamore, GA was awarded the Smallwood-Sondron Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship at the conclusion of the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Three South Georgia Tech Diesel students awarded Caterpillar Excellence Scholarships

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Three students in the Diesel Equipment Technology program at South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) were recently awarded the college’s ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Staycation in Americus

By: Nicole Kirksey, TMP, FEP Director of Tourism COVID-19 has many of you struggling with how to balance cancelled vacation plans, cost-effective measures for travel, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by admin.

Angela Sims of Plains awarded South Georgia Technical College Lou Crouch Law Enforcement Scholarship

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Angela Sims of Plains was recently presented with the Lou Crouch Law Enforcement Scholarship at the completion of the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

After 30 years of service, Dr. Liz Wilson retires as Dean of GSW College of Business and Computing

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Liz Wilson, Ph.D., dean of Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) College of Business and Computing, formerly known as the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Law Enforcement Academy Class 20-01 completes POST certification

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Law Enforcement Academy Class 20-01 began their training on January 6, 2020 and were ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Martinez-Rodriguez and McClanahan receive South Georgia Tech’s Lt. Michael Sangster Law Enforcement scholarship

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – A four-month commitment to enroll in the South Georgia Technical College Law Enforcement Academy Class 20-01 turned into a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Board of Education Meeting 7/7/20

The Sumter County Board of Education will hold the following meetings: Tuesday, July 7, 2020  1).  Curriculum/Policy/Technology Committee @ 12:00 P.M. 2).  Finance/Personnel/Property @3:00 P.M. 3).  ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Virtual tour of South Georgia Technical College’s Americus campus available

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the ability of South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) to conduct tours of its Americus ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Statewide DUI enforcement kicking off for July 4th

Release from: Georgia Governors Office of Highway Safety July 1, 2020 Declare Your Independence From Drunk Driving For the July Fourth Holiday Weekend Safety advocates ... Read more

1 month ago by admin.

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