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Area Beat Report 3/1 to 3/2/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Report 3/1 to 3/2/2021 Blue, William Paul (Released), 46, 3/1/2021 2:42 p.m., Sexual Exploitation of Children/Electronically Furnishing Obscene Material ... Read more

17 hours ago by Ken Gustafson.

Jeffery Keion Johnson arrested with multiple charges, public’s help needed

Press Release: March 2, 2021 Counterfeit Payroll Checks The Americus Police Department is investigating a series of counterfeit payroll checks that were cashed at different ... Read more

19 hours ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 2/25 to 3/1/2021

Americus PD Media Incident Report from 2/26 to 3/1/2021 2/26 510 Barlow St., Simple Battery 1410 Crawford St., Burglary – Smash and Grab – Felony ... Read more

1 day ago by Ken Gustafson.

Seventeen SGTC students nominated for GOAL competition

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Seventeen students at South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) have been nominated by their instructors for the Georgia Occupational ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Our neighbors have a message on human trafficking

Several of our neighbors were out raising awareness for an issue close to their hearts on Thursday, February 25th. The Social Exchange and the Sumter ... Read more

5 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 2/25 to 2/26/2021

Americus PD Media Incident Summary 2/25 to 2/26/2021 2/25 716 Valley Dr. Apt. C, Suspicious Incident Phillips St. at Patterson St., Suspended registration/Driving without a ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Eva Porter Awarded SGTC Student of Excellence Honors

By Patrick Peacock   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) recently recognized Eva Porter of Buena Vista, an Early Childhood Care and Education student, ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

GSW student-athletes participate in Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution Event

By Chelsea Collins   AMERICUS – Several GSW student-athletes participated in the Farmers to Families Food Box distribution event on Friday, February 19 at First ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 2/24 to 2/25/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 2/24/2021 Taylor, Coley Alan (In Jail), 19, 2/24/2021 4:12 p.m., Aggravated Assault Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Incident ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 2/23 to 2/24/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 2/23/2021 Holt, Larry (In Jail), 32, 2/23/2021 10:05 a.m., Failure to appear for finger printable charge – Misdemeanor ... Read more

7 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 2/22 to 2/23//2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 2/22/2021 Ayala, Claudia Mireya, 33, 2/22/2021 4:32 p.m., Theft By Shoplifting Carter, Laquasha Deondra, 30, 2/22/2021 4:31 a.m., Engaging in, ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Phlebotomy classes offered at South Georgia Tech

AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College is offering two phlebotomy classes beginning March 8th that can help students interested in the medical field become certified ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 2/19 to 2/22/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 2/19 to 2/22 Carter, Laquasha Deondra, 30, 2/22/2021 4:31 a.m., Engaging in and Promoting/Abetting in a fight Holley, Montavious Mongale, ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Georgia Southwestern revealed new name for student services building at grand opening

By Chelsea Collins   AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) held a grand opening on Friday, February 19, for the school’s newly renovated $3.4 ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Board of Commissioners approves Georgia Forestry Services Agreement with Georgia Forestry Commission

AMERICUS – At its monthly virtual meeting on Tuesday, February 16, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to unanimously approve an agreement between ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 2/16 to 2/18/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 2/16 to 2/18 Henry, Derrick Antonio (Bonded Out), 46, 2/17/2021 Midnight, DUI/Failure to Yield after stopping for stop ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Accident at intersection of 280 East and GA Hwy 27

AMERICUS – At approximately 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, February 17, an accident involving a white Dodge Journey and a white Malibu took place at ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Christopher Hurley, Jr. and Devonte Jamal Tucker wanted in recent series of shootings

  UPDATE: AS OF 2:20 ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH: Devonte Tucker is in custody   Press Release from the Americus Police Department February 17, 2021 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 2/15 to 2/16/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 2/15 to 2/16/2021 Coleman, Norris (In Jail), 18, 2/15/2021 7:10 p.m., Robbery Grimes, Michael Shane (Bonded Out), 39, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Hill hired as SGTC part-time Campus Safety Officer

By Su Ann Bird AMERICUS – Barbara Hill of Americus has been hired as a part-time Campus Safety Officer at South Georgia Technical College.  She ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 2/12/ to 2/15

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Reports 2/12 to 2/15/2021 Cousins, Benjamin Alexander (In Jail), 44, 2/14/2021 3:54 p.m., Battery – Family Violence (1st Offense) ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 2/10 to 2/12/2021

Americus PD Media Incident Report 2/10 to 2/12/2021 2/10 717 Barlow St., Entering Automobile or other motor vehicle 113 Clearview Circle, Criminal Trespass Reddick Dr., ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Mayor and City Council vote to purchase previous Wells Fargo building on Forsyth Street

The Mayor and City Council addressed a 22-item agenda at the Agenda Setting Meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Except for voting upon streets to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Board of Education considers and denies Dr. Choates’ recommendation

During the regular meeting of the Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) on Thursday, February 11, the BOE voted to not accept Dr. Torrance Choates’ ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sheriff Bryant announces disposal of surplus vehicles at Board of Commissioners February Work Session

AMERICUS – At the Sumter County Board of Commissioners’ monthly work session, which was held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, February 9, Sumter County Sheriff ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 2/9 to 2/10/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Report 2/9 to 2/10/2021 Bozeman, Brandon Leigh (In Jail), 25, 2/10/2021 4:48 a.m., Unlawful conduct during 911 call by ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 2/8 to 2/9/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 2/8 to 2/9/2021 Adams, Corey Tajuan (In Jail), 28, 2/8/2021 2:14 p.m., Failure to appear for finger printable ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 2/5 to 2/8/2021

Americus PD Media Incident Report 2/5 to 2/8/2021 2/5 210 Tom Hall Circle, Aggravated Stalking 407 Sheffield St., Theft By Taking – Felony 706 Lellia ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

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