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Area Beat Report 6/16 to 6/17/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/16 to 6/17/2021 Green, Angela Denise (In Jail), 35, 6/16/2021 10:18 a.m., Making Terroristic Threats and Acts Harpe, ... Read more

12 hours ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC to Host Blood Drive Tuesday, June 22

Staff Reports  South Georgia Technical College will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Tuesday, June 22 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 ... Read more

17 hours ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sandy Larson named SGTC Administrative Services Director

Staff Reports Sandy Larson of Americus has been selected as the Administrative Services Director for South Georgia Technical College, announced SGTC President Dr. John Watford ... Read more

17 hours ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Severe blood shortage: Donors needed now to address delays in patient care

Staff Reports New effects of pandemic leading to significant drop in nation’s blood supply   The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage ... Read more

18 hours ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Phoebe Expands Visitation Hours

Staff Reports Albany, Ga. – Beginning today, Monday, June 14, Phoebe hospitals will implement an updated visitation policy. “We are grateful our COVID-19 numbers continue to ... Read more

18 hours ago by TRACY K. HALL.

New agreement between CGTC and GSW smooths transition for Information Technology students

Staff Reports Americus, GA (June 11, 2021) – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) are partnering to provide new educational opportunities to students in an ... Read more

18 hours ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Boy Scouts of America South Georgia Council Youth Leadership Training Camp

Staff Reports The week of May 30th through June 5th, South Georgia Council held its National Youth Leadership Training at Camp Osborn near Sylvester.  National ... Read more

19 hours ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Former Americus resident pens children’s book

Perry Fuller, a former student of the Marion County school system and resident of Americus (1991-1994) has written a children’s book with his son and ... Read more

20 hours ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 6/15 to 6/16/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/15 to 6/61/2021 Gracia, Rogelio Dimas (Bonded Out), 41, 6/15/2021 8:15 a.m., Speeding/Driving while unlicensed Washington, Victoria Denise ... Read more

2 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

How Blake Dukes defines fatherhood and how he relies on other fathers to share their wisdom

Blake Dukes has what it takes. You want him in your circle. In fact, he is one of those men who doesn’t wait for an ... Read more

2 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Shooting incident resulting in juvenile death

Release from Americus Police Department dated: June 16, 2021  The Americus Police Department, is currently investigating a shooting incident which resulted in the death of ... Read more

2 days ago by admin.

Area Beat Report 6/14 to 6/15/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/14 to 6/15/2021 Perez, Juan (Bonded Out), 28, 6/14/2021 11:06 a.m., DUI-Drugs/Alcohol/Driving while unlicensed Ross, Anquavious Rashad (In ... Read more

2 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

A healing prayer for the Reddick Drive and Tom Hill Circle areas

In ongoing dedication to the areas hardest hit by violence in Americus, we join with the church to lift the Reddick Drive and Tom Hill ... Read more

3 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Americus residents tired of violent crime rally and are ready for change

AMERICUS – A group of Americus residents gathered at Bessie Mays Circle Park on Saturday, June 12 to express their concern, displeasure and their determination ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sandy Larson named SGTC Administrative Services Director

From South Georgia Tech   AMERICUS – Sandy Larson of Americus has been selected as the Administrative Services Director for South Georgia Technical College, announced ... Read more

4 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

New agreement between CGTC and GSW smooths transition for Information Technology students

From Georgia Southwestern State University   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) are partnering to provide new educational ... Read more

4 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 6/11 to 6/14/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Reports 6/11 to 6/13/2021 Brown, Gregory Bernard (In Jail), 19, 6/11/2021 4:23 a.m., Aggravated Assault Flemming, Michael Leon (Bonded ... Read more

4 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 6/9 to 6/11/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/10 to 6/11/2021 Brown, Gregory Bernard (In Jail), 19, 6/11/2021 4:23 a.m., Aggravated Assault Hamilton, Jordan Amarion (Bonded ... Read more

7 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Farmer Fredo receives congressional recognition

Americus native, Fredando Jackson, known better as Farmer Fredo, has been acknowledged as one of Atlanta Braves’ Community Heroes for 2021. The Braves choose the ... Read more

7 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Board of Commissioners approves BOTA’s request for new vehicle and the renewal of State Properties Commission Agreements, among other things

AMERICUS – At its June Work Session on Tuesday, June 8, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the request from the Board of ... Read more

7 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Precision Machining & Manufacturing students compete in SkillsUSA nationals

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Precision Machining and Manufacturing SkillsUSA State Champions Tison Smith of Leesburg, GA and ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Board of Commissioners holds Called Meeting to discuss Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget

AMERICUS – The Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held a special called meeting on Tuesday, June 8 at the Sumter County Courthouse to discuss ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Release from Americus Police Department about shooting investigation

Americus Police Department release dated:  6/10/21 The Americus Police Department, with assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, is currently investigating a shooting incident involving ... Read more

1 week ago by admin.

Area Beat Report 6/8 to 6/9/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/8 to 6/9/2021 Clark, Cronelius Veron (In Jail), 46, 6/8/2021 3:13 p.m., Probation Violation Ford, Ke’Wanda Wen’nesha (In ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Law enforcement and judicial professionals address Americus’ gun violence

You may feel like local violent crime has seen an increase recently. The data is bearing out those feelings to be a reality. Addressing the ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

One man’s trash is another’s treasure

By:  Leila Case One man’s trash is another’s treasure. And that’s exactly what you’ll find at the Junior Service League’s 2021 Attic Sale at the ... Read more

1 week ago by admin.

Area Beat Report 6/7 to 6/8/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/7 to 6/8/2021 Ford, Ke’Wanda Wen’Nisha (In Jail), 19, 6/8/2021 7:11 a.m., Theft By Receiving Stolen Property – ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure arrives in Americus en route to Oregon

AMERICUS – Friday morning, June 4, about 20 volunteer cyclists representing the Fuller Center for Housing arrived at 11:30 a.m. at Café Campesino, located at ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

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