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Americus Mayor and City Council vote on ordinance regarding fireworks

Mayor and city council met on Thursday 7.22.21 to vote on July’s business. After recognition of guests and citizen comments, a public hearing was held ... Read more

1 day ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Georgia Southwestern contributes nearly $90 million economic impact on region

AMERICUS, GA (July 21, 2021) — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is an essential economic powerhouse for the region, contributing $89.7 million to Georgia’s economic output in ... Read more

2 days ago by admin.

Area Beat Report 7/17 to 7/21/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 7/17 to 7/20/2021 Drake, Matthew Charles, 37, 7/20/2021 10:40 a.m., Driving without valid license/Speeding/Acquiring license plate for purpose of concealing ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Southland Summer Camp

Recently, Southland campers attended the Woodworking Shop camp and completed several woodworking projects during the week—start to finish! Not only did they learn and have fun, ... Read more

3 days ago by admin.

Plains Lions Club receives donation from Americus Lions Club

The Plains Lions Club was Honored with a generous donation from the Americus Lions Club that was used to repair and improve their Air Conditioning ... Read more

3 days ago by admin.

Georgia Rental Assistance for COVID-19 relief

If you’re a Georgia renter who has fallen behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for assistance.  The Georgia Rental ... Read more

3 days ago by admin.

Senate hopeful Republican Latham Saddler visits Americus

Latham Saddler, a Republican hopeful for the Georgia’s senate seat visited Americus on Wednesday, 7.20.21. Saddler, his wife Melissa and their two young sons were ... Read more

4 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 7/19 to 7/20/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 7/19 to 7/20/2021 Pope, Brandon Emanuel, 34, 7/19/2021 4:27 p.m., Warrant Executed Sanford, Cedrick S., 33, 7/19/2021 8:48 p.m., Aggravated ... Read more

4 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Payroll Development Authority: An important neighbor

The Sumter County Payroll Development Authority (PDA) has been putting in some dedicated work in the name of making our community stronger and healthier. The ... Read more

5 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 7/16 to 7/19/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 7/16 to 7/18/2021 Edwards, Lamar Chavar, 22, 7/17/2021 2:18 a.m., Assault and Battery Holtzcloth, Reginald K., 33, 7/16/2021 10:55 p.m., ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 7/14 to 7/16/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 7/15 to 7/16/2021 Aycock, Spencer Roy (Bonded Out), 29, 7/15/2021 10:47 p.m., Battery – Family Violence/Cruelty to Children ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Mayor and City Council set agenda for July meeting

Mayor Blount and the city council met to set the agenda for the regular July meeting on Thursday. 7.16.21. All the council members, except for ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

South Georgia Technical College hosts Jefferson State officials

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford hosted officials from Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, AL ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 7/13 to 7/15/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 7/13/2021 Reynolds, Sydarius Devontae (In Jail), 31, 7/13/2021 2:54 p.m., USMS Ware, Lamuel Scott-Olin (In Jail), 31, 7/13/2021 ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sheriff Pete Smith and Deputy Larry Bennett remembered and honored

Sumter County gathered on July 15, 2021, to celebrate Sheriff Pete Smith and Deputy Larry Bennett. Beyond the Call of Duty, End of Watch Ride ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County 4-H youth competes at 2021 State Horse Show

Press Release: ATHENS, Ga. (June 16, 2021) –The 2021 Georgia 4-H State Horse Show, hosted by Georgia   4-H, was at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area bet Report 7/12 to 7/14/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 7/13 to 7/14/2021 Dede, Precious, 32, 7/13/2021 8:03 a.m., False Report of a Crime Hale, Adishia Shanice, 24, 7/13/2021 12:27 ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

The celebration

Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 10, 2021 with a private reception for more than 300 ... Read more

1 week ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Area Beat Report 7/12 to 7/13/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 7/12 to 7/13/2021 Daniel, Andrew Lee (In Jail), 52, 7/13/2021 12:22 a.m., Aggravated Stalking/Criminal Trespass/DUI-Alcohol/Possession of open alcohol ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Solar Americus and Payroll Development Authority to have bonds validated

On July 13, 2021, at 9:30am, a superior court judge will be ruling on whether to validate and confirm the Americus-Sumter Payroll Development Authority Taxable ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sheriff Eric Bryant gives update on entering auto cases

Media Release 7.13.2021 The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating several Entering Autos throughout the county. As of today’s date, two juveniles ages 13 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Nutrien establishes another endowed scholarship at South Georgia Tech

By Su Ann Bird AMERICUS – Nutrien, the world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services, continued its support of South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 7/9 to 7/12/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Report 7/9 to 7/11/2021 Davis, Derrick Jermaine (Bonded Out), 39, 7/9/2021 5:09 a.m., Failure to Appear Folds, Matthew Michael ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 7/8 to 7/9/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 7/8 to 7/9/2021 Davis, Derrick Jermaine (In Jail), 39, 7/9/2021 5:09 a.m., Failure to Appear Deriso, Courtney Nicole ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Board of Education discusses contingency planning and dress code

During the regular meeting of the Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) on July 8, 2021, a concern was presented over being fully prepared for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

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

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 7/7 to 7/8/2021 Brown, Eldrick Antwan (Rebook), 32, 7/7/2021 2:08 p.m., Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery/Armed Robbery/Possession of firearm ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

New scholarship established at South Georgia Tech in honor of Mark Brooks

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – A new South Georgia Technical College Foundation scholarship was established recently in honor of South Georgia Technical College ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sheriff Pete Smith being remembered on 7.15.21

According to a press release from “Beyond the Call of Duty,” An End of Watch Ride to Remember will be riding into 352 McMath Mill ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

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