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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

1 hour ago by Ken Gustafson.

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

2 hours ago by Ken Gustafson.

Three homicides in two days

Staff Reports November 25 at approximately 6:05 pm, Sumter County Sheriff Deputies responded to the Rainbow Terrace area in reference to a person shot.  Chaunecy ... Read more

3 days ago by admin.

Americus City Council regular meeting held Thursday, Nov. 19

The Mayor and Americus City Council met on Thursday evening in a virtual manner. The agenda items requiring a vote included a speed bump to ... Read more

6 days ago by tracyhall.

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

7 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

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

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

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

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

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

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

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

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus-Sumter High graduation rate ranks highest in region

By: Sumter County Schools Sumter County School Superintendent, Dr. Torrance Choates, is proud to announce the four-year graduation rate for Americus Sumter High School for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by tracyhall.

Board of Education recount shows tally discrepancy

By: Tracy K. Hall After approving or denying provisional votes, Board of Education (BOE) candidate Abbis Bivins received 859 (50.15%) votes and incumbent, Alice Green ... Read more

2 weeks ago by admin.

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

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

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

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County BOC conducts Public Hearing on rezoning of land for solar farm

AMERICUS – The Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held its monthly meeting virtually on Tuesday, November 10. At this meeting, the BOC held a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Dr. Choates recommends Sumter County Schools offer hybrid educational approach for third nine weeks

By: Tracy K. Hall The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) met for the November Work Session on Monday, November 10th. All board members were ... Read more

3 weeks ago by admin.

SGTC graduate credits success in life to lessons learned at alma mater

By Su Ann Bird     AMERICUS – “Find something you like to do and go be the best you can be.” Those were the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Jeff Moore of Ellaville hired as SGTC Maintenance Technician

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Jeff Moore of Ellaville has joined South Georgia Technical College as a full-time Maintenance Technician for the Americus ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Mattie J.T. Stepanek wins grant, becomes Welcoming Community Movement Partner

Recent Grant Helps Build Community, Create Inclusive Spaces and Change Perceptions in Georgia AMERICUS, GA (NOV. 1, 2020) – The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation was ... Read more

4 weeks ago by admin.

The Social Exchange: Another Sumter County treasure

BY:  Tracy K. Hall It was another perfect Americus evening. Fine company made up of all kinds of our neighbors, little white lights, a celebration ... Read more

4 weeks ago by admin.

Unofficial Election Results in Sumter County

AMERICUS – Decision Day, or officially known as Election Day: The day Sumter County, the state of Georgia and the rest of the country have ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Hodge hired as SGTC Facility Assistant at Crisp County Center

By Su Ann Bird   CORDELE – Bryan Hodge of Arabi has joined South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) as the full-time facility assistant for the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Healthy Sumter officially opens community garden with ribbon-cutting ceremony

AMERICUS – On Saturday morning, October 31, a little over 50 people, including county and city officials, gathered at Brookdale Park in Americus for the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

New supervisor in the Americus GBI Field Office

Press Release from GBI, October 30, 2020   On Friday October 16 th , 2020, Special Agent in Charge Joe Chesnut was assigned to the ... Read more

1 month ago by admin.

Candidates for Georgia US Congressional District 2 seat square off in debate at GSW

AMERICUS – On Wednesday, October 28, the only debate between the democratic and republican candidates who are vying to represent US Congressional District 2 took ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

SC Board of Education candidates make their cases for election at Americus Kiwanis Club forum

AMERICUS – The Americus Kiwanis Club (AKC) once again hosted a political forum at its weekly meeting on Friday, October 23. This time, the candidates ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

GSW to host debate between candidates for US Representative

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will host the one and only debate between incumbent U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop (Democrat) ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

State Representative Cheokas sponsors resolution honoring memory of SGTC’s Rick Davis

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – State Representative Mike Cheokas of the 138th District sponsored House Resolution 1400 honoring the life and memory of ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

New Industry Comes to Sumter County—Twice.

BY: Tracy K. Hall New industry is coming to town! It has taken over a year’s worth of hard work and dedication but the professionals ... Read more

1 month ago by admin.

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