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SGTC Board of Directors Vice-Chair Janet Siders recognized for service

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) President Dr. John Watford recognized SGTC Board of Directors Vice-Chair Janet Siders of ... Read more

7 hours ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 5/4 to 5/6/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 5/4 to 5/6/2021 Jackson, Dontavious Darrel (In Jail), 24, 5/6/2021 1:34 a.m., Criminal Trespass Mackey, John Nicholas (In ... Read more

8 hours ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 4/30 to 5/4/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 5/1 to 5/4/2021 Banks, Ebony Jane (In Jail), 24, 5/2/2021 6:08 p.m., Criminal Trespass/Aggravated Assault Barner, Tordera (In ... Read more

2 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 4/27 to 4/30/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Reports 4/28 to 4/29/2021 Dugger, Shedrica Kenota (Bonded Out), 22, 4/28/2021 1:17 p.m., Probation Violation Mann, Derrick Markice (Bonded ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Hands Of Hope is more vibrant and alive than ever

By June B. Anderson It was my honor to attend the ribbon cutting and building dedication for the new Hands of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center, ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Power Company officials meet to discuss SGTC Electrical Line Worker program

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Georgia Power Company, Sumter Electric Membership Corporation, Crisp County Power Commission, Flint Energies, Alabama Power, and Utec representatives ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 4/27 to 4/28/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 4/27/2021 Bradley, Deandrian Shavon, 28, 4/27/2021 11:45 a.m., Disorderly Conduct/Driving while license suspended or revoked – Misdemeanor Deriso, Ronkeious Lamar, ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 4/26 to 4/27/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 4/26 to 4/27/2021 Blasingame, Thomas James (In Jail), 30, 4/26/2021 7:52 p.m., Simple Battery Curtis, Andre Ny’kel (In ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Smarr Smith Foundation honors the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

The Smarr Smith Foundation (SSF) was established to honor law enforcement officers in the spirit of officers Nick Smarr and Jody Smith. To honor their ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 4/21 to 4/26/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 4/20 to 4/22/2021 Barrow, Mia Victoria (In Jail), 49, 4/21/2021 1:44 p.m., Theft by Shoplifting Collins, Randy (In ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office arrest a former dentention officer

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting an extensive investigation into contraband being brought into the Sumter County Jail.  As a result of this ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Americus City Council moves forward during April’s meeting

Mayor Blount and the city council met to vote for the April business before the city on Thursday, 4/22/21 via Zoom. The voting agenda was ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

No solar farm near Statham Lake: Sumter County BOC votes to deny solar company’s request to rezone land near Statham Lake to build solar farm

AMERICUS – At its monthly regular meeting on Tuesday, April 20, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted unanimously to deny two requests from ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter Cycling to host Prison to Peanuts Bicycle Adventure on Saturday, May 1

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Sumter Cycling will be hosting its annual Prison to Peanuts Bicycle Adventure Ride on Saturday, May 1. There are ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Jonathan Camp Honored as SGTC Student of Excellence

By Pat Peacock AMERICUS – Jonathan Camp of Senoia was recently recognized as the South Georgia Technical College Student (SGTC) of Excellence for April on ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

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