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Community Calendar September 2021: Updated

City of Americus 9.23.2021 City Council Regular Meeting: 6PM Zoom.com Meeting ID: 98291543546 Password: 487543 Call-in Option: 646.876.9923   Commissions and Authorities Planning & Zoning ... Read more

2 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Senate candidate, Gary Black, visits Sumter County

Gary Black, a Republican Senate candidate, spent Wednesday, September 22, 2021, investing in Sumter County. To begin his day, he met with folks at Reid ... Read more

2 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Phoebe Sumter offering free mammograms in October

Americus, Ga. – During the month of October, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and overall women’s health, Phoebe Sumter will be offering 50 free ... Read more

2 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Mayor and city council review mid-year fiscal analysis

Americus Mayor and City Council met on Thursday, 9.16.21 to set the agenda for the working meeting which will be held on Thursday 9.23.21. Most ... Read more

2 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Charges filed in Americus Homicide Investigation

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – According to a press release issued by the Americus Police Department (APD), on Tuesday September 14, the APD ... Read more

2 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 9/14 to 9/16

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Britt, Shanmus Jarrod (In Jail), 37, Probation Violation Franks, Delia Denise (In Jail), 24, Trafficking in Cocaine, Illegal ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Shirley Green-Reese, Ph.D. to run for District 5

Submitted by:  Dr. Shirley Green-Reese Dr. Shirley Green-Reese is a candidate for District 5 City Council.  She has served in several academic, administrative, & professional ... Read more

3 days ago by admin.

The harvest is rich!

  Paula and Johnny Heath started with just a simple request and little seeds. Emily Kauffman, their granddaughter and a ninth grader at Furlow Charter ... Read more

3 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 9/14 to 9/15

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Beamon, Maleiah Brayiane, 17, Theft By Shoplifting Brady, Paula Michelle, 30, Contempt of Court Clemons, Kevin Edward, 50, ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Mayoral candidates invited to speak to citizens: Part 1 Javarise Terry

Three groups, Unity Community, Sisters in Service of Southwest Georgia and Ready for Change-AME will be hosting all three mayoral candidates in a virtual forum. ... Read more

3 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Client First Insurance Solutions expands ownership

Release from Client First Insurance Solutions  dated September 15. 2021 AMERICUS, GA – Client First Insurance Solutions announced this week that it has expanded its ... Read more

4 days ago by admin.

Firefighters climb 2,200 steps in honor of 343 NYFD

Firefighters are a tight fraternity. Their lives depend on that fraternity to thrive in order to accomplish their work on our behalf. The fraternity isn’t ... Read more

4 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

City of Americus welcomes Twany Edwards as new Finance Director

The City of Americus welcomes hometown girl Twany Edwards as the new Finance Director. Born and raised in Americus, Edwards is a graduate of Sumter ... Read more

4 days ago by admin.

APD release: death investigation

September 14, 2021 – The Americus Police Department with assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a 38 year old ... Read more

4 days ago by admin.

Area Beat Report 9/13 to 9/14/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Fuller, Alexandria Cherrell (In Jail), 27, Battery/Family Violence/Misdemeanor Holmes, Willie Arthur (In Jail), 71, Failure to register as ... Read more

4 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

The burdens and hopes of remembrance

It was quiet. There was a significant crowd, but they were hushed. Walking up on the crowd several familiar faces greet you. But they all ... Read more

5 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 9/10 to 9/13

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Bryan, Kelly Ann (Boned Out), 25, Driving while license suspended or revoked/Possession and use of drug-related objects Clemons, ... Read more

6 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Lunneborg gives weekly update on COVID-19 pandemic in Sumter County

AMERICUS – In her weekly Facebook Live update on Friday, September 10, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center CEO Brandi Lunneborg stated that the transmission rate of ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Board of Education voting indicates opposing views

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) met for their regular meeting on September 9, 2021. Before the agenda was approved there were dissenting views. ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Phoebe Sumter to host two COVID-19 vaccination events on Saturday, September 11

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Phoebe Sumter Medical Center will be hosting two COVID-19 vaccination events on Saturday, September 11. The first one will ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 9/9 to 9/10

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Alridge, Sheila Teresa (In Jail), 46, Housing for Ellaville PD Baker-Robinson, Jeremiah (In Jail), 22, Simple Battery/False Imprisonment ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County BOE votes on interim superintendent and face coverings

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) voted to name Walter Knighton as Interim Superintendent for Sumter County Schools (SCS). Chairman Rick Barnes describes the ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

South Georgia Technical College ranked 11th best in nation in graduation rates by The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) was featured recently in The Chronicle of Higher Education for two-year colleges with ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Beautiful Minds Clubhouse is making an impact

Beautiful Minds Clubhouse has been busy offering services to our youth. The Beautiful Minds Clubhouse stands with youth, ages six to 16, who are making ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Community Calendar: September 2021

Sumter County Board of Commissioners 9.14.2021 Regular Meeting: 6PM Zoom.com Meeting ID: 95214893004 Password: 072455   City of Americus 9.16.2021 City Council Agenda Setting Meeting: ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Over 25 companies attend job fair at South Georgia Technical College Crisp County Center

By Su Ann Bird   CORDELE – Over 25 companies signed up to participate in the job fair held at South Georgia Technical College’s Crisp ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 9/7 to 9/8

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Reports Biggins, Terrance Corte (Bonded Out), 33, Tail light lenses required/Obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers Brown, Mona Houston ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Board of Education hears options on a superintendent search

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) set the agenda for September’s voting meeting on Monday, September 7, 2021. All members were present, with Sylvia ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

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