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Chief Mark Scott speaks on local opioid use

Over the past two weeks, three people have died here in Americus from apparent drug overdoses.  The Gwinnett Daily Post reported Saturday that there have ... Read more

14 hours ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 4/12 to 4/15/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 4/15/2021 Clark, Jarrett Kenneth (In Jail), 20, 4/15/2021 4:08 a.m., Loitering Clark, Travis Jarrod (In Jail), 18, 4/15/2021 ... Read more

14 hours ago by Ken Gustafson.

Statham Lake residents speak out against rezoning 60 acres

AMERICUS – At the Sumter County Board of Commissioners’ April work session  Tuesday, April 13, two public hearings were held.  The first one was to ... Read more

20 hours ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 4/12 to 4/14/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 4/12 to 4/13/2021 Banks, Dominique Antonio (In Jail), 33, 4/13/2021 12:26 a.m., Failure to obey stop sign/Driving while ... Read more

1 day ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus PD Area Beat Report 4/9 to 4/13/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 4/10 to 4/12/2021 Green, Sara Madeline, 48, 4/12/2021 12:12 a.m., Disorderly Conduct Mathis, Clyde Reginald, 51, 4/12/2021 9:39 a.m., Making ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 4/8 to 4/11/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 4/8 to 4/11/2021 Bryant, Roosevelt (Bonded Out), 57, 4/9/2021 9:16 p.m., Motorcycle equipment not used properly/Driving while license ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Kiwanians enjoy update from Sumter County Schools

At their regular weekly meeting on Friday, April 9, the Kiwanis Club heard the latest information from Sumter County Schools (SCS). Superintendent, Torrance Choates, Associate ... Read more

4 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

NHTSA and Law Enforcement remind drivers: U Drive. U Text. U Pay.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office will join law enforcement  agencies  nationwide  to remind drivers about the dangers and consequences of texting and distracted driving. This ... Read more

4 days ago by admin.

One Sumter welcomes Tammye Pettyjohn Jones as newest member of Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for the One Sumter Economic Development Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce Tammye Pettyjohn Jones has been appointed as the newest ... Read more

4 days ago by admin.

Sumter County Board of Education votes to return to classroom for new school year and debates rental agreement

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) met on Thursday, April 8th and held several votes. To open the meeting Mark DiConsiglio, representing the Ombudsman ... Read more

6 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 4/8 to 4/9/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 4/8/2021 Carter, Victoria Lynn, 22, 4/8/2021 11:29 a.m., Battery Floyd, Martavious Antwon, 27, 4/8/2021 7:38 p.m., Hit and Run: Duty ... Read more

7 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Dawn Ammons named SGTC 2021 GOAL winner

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – What a difference a year can make!  Dawn Ammons, a cosmetology student from Ellaville, has been selected as ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC President Emeritus Sparky and Allene Reeves honor South Georgia Tech’s 2021 Outstanding Instructor of Year, ‘Chef Ricky’ Ludwig Watzlowick

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President Emeritus Sparky Reeves and his wife, Allene, presented South Georgia Tech’s 2021 Rick ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 4/7 to 4/8/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Report 4/7 to 4/8/2021 McClaney, Markel JC, 20, 4/7/2021 9:43 a.m., Criminal Trespass Americus PD Media Incident Summary 4/7 to 4/8/2021 ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Chef Ricky Watzlowick named SGTC 2021 Instructor of Year

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Ludwig “Chef Ricky” Watzlowick has been named the 2021 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year for South Georgia ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Three SGTC students qualify for SkillsUSA National competitions

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Five students from South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) competed in the virtual state-level SkillsUSA competitions recently and three ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Technical College announces More Online Course Offerings through Statewide eCampus Platform 

Staff Reports Courses available 100 percent online, providing students more options, access, and flexibility Americus, GA—South Georgia Technical College is providing students access to more online ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Americus-Sumter names honor graduates

Americus-Sumter High School recently named forty-six honor graduates for the school year 2020-21. The honor graduates’ names are as follows: Lauryn Carter, Valedictorian  Laura Fisk, Salutatorian ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Manswell Peterson announces candidacy for Secretary of State

Staff Reports My name is Manswell Peterson and I am announcing my candidacy for the office of Secretary of State for Georgia. I will be ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

AAA: DRIVING DISTRACTED IS A DANGEROUS CHOICE

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month ATLANTA, GA., (April 5, 2021) — AAA urges all drivers to pay attention and stay focus on the road during ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

H and H Meats has found a home in Americus

Americus has a new neighbor in town! H and H Meats, located in the shopping center at 1610 East Forsyth Street, has opened their doors ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Board of Education discusses voting items, legal action and rental rates

Having spent about 4 hours in work session, the Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) spent most of the evening speaking on items which will ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 4/1 to 4/7/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 4/1 to 4/6/2021 Brown, Jykobe Raquan (Bonded Out), 20, 4/1/2021 9:41 a.m., Battery Brown, Kelvin Kentrell (In Jail), ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Prevention is better than the cure: April is heartworm awareness month

Ruth Olsen is the Operational Manager for the Sumter Humane Society. She provides a healthy home for the pets of Sumter County. As part of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 4/1/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Report for 4/1/2021 Flowers, Kentavious Demarcus, 21, 4/1/2021 10:42 p.m., Possession of Marijuana or drug related object – Misdemeanor Romero, Felix, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Statham Lake area residents disappointed in Planning and Zoning Commission decision

The Sumter County Planning and Zoning Commission met on March 25, 2021 to discuss rezoning of 60 acres in the vicinity of Statham Lake, off ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Farmers speak with our elected officials

Congressman Sanford Bishop and Senator Raphael Warnock made a stop at Minor Brothers Farm in Leslie on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The stop was one ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 3/30 to 3/31/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Reports 3/31/2021 Cliatt, Terrance West (In Jail), 29, 3/30/2021 4:38 p.m., Failure to obery sings or control devices/Driving while ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

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