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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

4 weeks ago by admin.

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

1 month 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

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

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

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Parrish Construction Group release on collapse of partially constructed wall at Sumter County High School site

Release from Parrish Construction Group To the Sumter County Board of Education RE:  New Sumter County HS – Collapse of partially constructed wall On May ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Sumter County Schools Nutrition Program distributing meal bags today

Release from Sumter County Schools: The School Nutrition Program will be back distributing meal bags again this Wednesday May 18th from 11 AM to 1 ... Read more

3 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Technical College Systems of Georgia granted $12 million for dislocated workers

Release from the Office of Governor Kemp:  5/14/20 Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) Office ... Read more

3 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Georgia Southwestern to host Virtual Graduation Ceremony on May 15

AMERICUS, GA (05/08/2020) Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will hold its Spring 2020 Graduation Ceremony online Friday, May 15, 2020 celebrating nearly 300 graduating Hurricanes. Traditional ... Read more

3 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Look for the yellow school bus tomorrow! Sumter County Schools

Look for the Yellow School Bus Tomorrow! The Sumter County Schools Nutrition Program in partnership with the Sumter County Schools Transportation Department will be delivering ... Read more

5 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Sumter County Schools Nutrition Program to distribute sack meals for children

Beginning Wednesday, March 18th through Friday, March 27th Sumter County Schools Nutrition Program will be distributing sack meals to children between the ages of 2 ... Read more

5 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Furlow Charter School called meeting Friday, January 24th at 6:00pm

Furlow Charter School has scheduled a Called Meeting of its Governing Board for 6 pm today, Friday,  January 24, 2020 to discuss personnel issues. There ... Read more

6 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Adds Scholarship to Annual Program 

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. – For several years, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit has offered scholarships to deserving high school seniors pursuing college degrees that will enhance our ... Read more

7 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Young student with promise selected for prestigious group

By Beth Alston   AMERICUS — A visit to the nation’s capitol has given a local 12-year-old the opportunity to see history come to life. ... Read more

10 months ago by Beth Alston.

Americus mayor signs proclamation declaring Oct. 10 as GSW’s inaugural Day of Giving

AMERICUS  — On Thursday, Americus Mayor Barry Blount signed a proclamation announcing Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, as the inaugural Day of Giving for Georgia Southwestern ... Read more

10 months ago by Beth Alston.

Jackson Stapleton joins Corps of Cadets at UNC

DAHLONEGA — Around 190 students transitioned from being civilians to cadets at Freshman Orientation Group (FROG) Week at the University of North Georgia (UNG), which ... Read more

10 months ago by Beth Alston.

SGTC announces President’s List for Summer Semester

AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College President John Watford, Ed.D., recently announced the college’s President’s List for the summer semester, which included 38 students from ... Read more

10 months ago by Beth Alston.

Local student graduates from Troy University

TROY, Ala. — Anna Robinson of Americus graduated from Troy University during Summer Semester/Term 5 of the 2018/2019 academic year. Robinson graduated with the bachelor ... Read more

10 months ago by Beth Alston.

State approves $3 million for renovation of GSW historic Florrie Chappell Gymnasium

AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) announces plans for the renovation of Florrie Chappell Gymnasium, the University’s oldest unoccupied building, thanks to the inclusion ... Read more

10 months ago by Beth Alston.

Local nonprofit receives grant for Americus Colored Hospital

By Beth Alston   AMERICUS — The Americus-Sumter County Movement Remembered Committee Inc. has received a grant in the amount of $494,880 from the 2019 ... Read more

10 months ago by Beth Alston.

GSW to roll out Day of Giving on Oct. 10

By Beth Alston   AMERICUS — The Georgia Southwestern State University campus and surrounding community will come together to raise money and awareness for university ... Read more

10 months ago by Beth Alston.

Americus-Sumter High students experience JapanFest

AMERICUS —Americus-Sumter High School students experienced Japan like never before at this year’s JapanFest Atlanta! The 33rd JapanFest was all about “traveling” to Japan to ... Read more

10 months ago by Beth Alston.

This place matters: The Florrie Chappell Gymnasium

By Evan A. Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu     AMERICUS — Parking at one end of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and walking to my office at ... Read more

10 months ago by Beth Alston.

Georgia Organics partners with state agencies to recognize 90 school districts for Farm to Table advancement

ATLANTA — Georgia Organics cohosted the 2019 Golden Radish Awards on Sept. 17 at the Mercedes Benz Stadium. Ninety Georgia school systems received recognition for their ... Read more

10 months ago by Beth Alston.

Americus makes difference on National Clean Up Day

AMERICUS — “Keep Americus Beautiful” celebrated “National Clean Up Day” on Saturday. From 9 a.m. until noon, volunteers challenged people to make Americus happier, healthier, ... Read more

10 months ago by Beth Alston.

Anna Moates talks about freshman year, and plans for sophomore

By Beth Alston   AMERICUS — When Anna Moates was a teenager, she dreamed of things that most young girls do: college, boyfriends, music, clothes. ... Read more

10 months ago by Beth Alston.

Flashlight Friday at Furlow Charter School

Misty Anderson’s third-grade scholars at Furlow Charter School got cozy and enjoyed ‘Flashlight Friday’ by reading some of their favorite books during a ‘lights out’ ... Read more

11 months ago by Beth Alston.

Americus-Sumter High announces August Students of the Month

Submitted by Sumter County Schools Rear, from left, are Cory Walton, Dy Lamons, Javonte Moses, Dreamisha King; and front, from left: Lauryn Carter, Koremia Johnson, ... Read more

11 months ago by Beth Alston.

Patrons enjoy free, educational programming at Lake Blackshear Regional Library

AMERICUS — This September, Lake Blackshear Regional Library is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time ... Read more

11 months ago by Beth Alston.

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