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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

13 hours 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

1 day 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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 days 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 days 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

5 days 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 week 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 week ago by admin.

City of Plains Adopted Budget July 1,2020 – June 30, 2021

The Plains City Council Adopted the 2020-2021 Budget at City Council Meeting/Public Hearing Meeting, Thursday June 18, 2020   WATER & SEWAGE BUDGET FOR JULY ... Read more

1 week ago by admin.

Furlow Charter School called meeting

Furlow Charter School will have a Called Meeting on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the Furlow Media Center. The meeting is to vote ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Nichole Buchanan.

SGTC Commercial Truck Driving orientation scheduled for July

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will be hosting orientation for its summer and fall semester Commercial Truck Driving Classes ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Summer enrollment at Georgia Southwestern sets all-time record

From:  Georgia Southwestern State University AMERICUS, GA (06/25/2020) Summer 2020 represents the largest summer enrollment in the history of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW). Despite the country ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Public Hearing Regarding Charles Coney’s Termination Held

From:  Staff Reports In February of 2019, Americus City Council voted to hire Charles Coney as the city manager. The vote was split 4-2, with ... Read more

2 weeks ago by admin.

South Georgia Tech to begin registration for the fall semester in July

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) is sending out hundreds of acceptance letters to new students for its upcoming fall ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC creates informational COVID-19 video for students, faculty and staff

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) has created a COVID-19 information video to alert faculty, staff, and students to important ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Ignite College and Career Academy hires Dr. Don Gilman as Founding CEO

From:  Ignite College and Career Academy Board of Directors 6/24/20 A 16-month-long, partnership-driven search process has culminated in the hiring of Dr. Don Gilman as the founding CEO of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Americus Mayor and City Council Hold Regular Monthly Meeting on June 18, 2020

By:  Tracy K. Hall Americus Mayor and City Council held their regular meeting on Thursday, 6.18.20 at 6pm. All members were present. Two guests made ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Long-time SGTC Nursing Instructor Cathy Freeman has decided to retire

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford announced that SGTC Crisp County Center Practical Nursing Instructor Cathy Freeman ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus-Sumter High School to hold 2020 graduation ceremony this Saturday

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Americus-Sumter High School will be holding its 2020 graduation ceremony this Saturday, June 27, at 9 a.m. at Alton ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Faces of COVID-19 in Sumter County

Our Hands, Our Homecoming BY:  Tracy K. Hall I love the little ditty we learn as children about church. You’ve done it before. By simply ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Sumter County Schools Return-to-School Survey for parents

From Sumter County Schools June 18, 2020 As we plan for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, we are considering several options with the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Sumter County BOC approves moving forward with Enterprise Fleet Management

AMERICUS – At its monthly regular meeting on Tuesday, June 16, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) decided to move forward in partnering with ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Todd Vickery named Principal of Sumter County Middle School

From: Sumter County Schools Americus, Ga. — The Sumter County Board of Education has voted to hire Mr. Todd Vickery, Assistant Principal at Americus Sumter High School ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Notice from Sumter County Supervisor of Elections

NOTICE:  SUMTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS CALLED MEETING MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM The Sumter County Board of Elections has called for a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Nichole Buchanan.

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