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Americus Woman Arrested for Trafficking Methamphetamine

From the Georgia Bureau Investigation (GBI)   AMERICUS – On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the GBI Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office and Americus Police Department ... Read more

1 day ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area beat Report 10/19 to 10/21

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Bernard, Stephanie Suzette (In Jail), 40, Housing for Richland PD Bentley, Jasiuana Iykia (Bonded Out), 21, Being extremely ... Read more

2 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Job Fair Held at South Georgia Tech

By Pat Peacock   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) and The Staffing People, a staffing and human resources company in Americus, recently joined ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Holds Breast Cancer Awareness Day

By Pat Peacock   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Student Government Association (SGA) recently sponsored Breast Cancer Awareness Day on the SGTC ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Bike Week is this week: October 18-22

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – Sumter Cycling would like to remind everyone in the city of Americus that the week of October 18-22 ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC receives $1,029,733 grant to assist students

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President John Watford, Ph.D. announced that South Georgia Tech has been awarded a $1,029,733 ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Board members support SGTC Jets Booster Club Sparky Reeves Golf Classic

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College Board of Directors member Michael Coley was presented with his prize winnings from the ... Read more

6 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Technical College Student Government Association meets, plans activities

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College Student Government Association (SGA) recently held its first meeting of the 2021-2022 academic ... Read more

6 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Phoebe Sumter CEO to step down

Americus, Ga. – Phoebe Sumter CEO Brandi Lunneborg recently informed the hospital board of directors of her intention to accept a new healthcare administration position in her ... Read more

6 days ago by admin.

GSW voted #1 “Best Place to Work” in Sumter County

By Chelsea Collins, GSW Director of Marketing and Communications   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) was recently named the “Best Place to Work” ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Press Release: Trick or treat in Americus

Press Release from City of Americus: As Halloween draws near, many people are preparing costumes, decorations and trick or treat festivities in Americus.  On behalf ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

GSW Celebrates 115th Birthday

By Chelsea Collins, GSW’s Director of Marketing and Communications   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University is celebrating its 115 Anniversary this year. The University ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 10/7 to 10/8/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Mann, Shanita Shantae (In Jail), 31, Driving while license suspended or revoked/Contributing to the delinquency of a Minor/Failure ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Holds Career Development Workshop

By Pat Peacock   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) recently held a workshop for students to engage and educate them on the topic ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Ginger Money Named SGTC Student of Excellence

By Pat Peacock AMERICUS – Ginger Money of Preston was recently honored as the overall Student of Excellence on the South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Economic development a hot topic for municipal races—so what do the experts say?

If you have been following the City of Americus municipal races and are seeking to become an educated voter, then you have no doubt heard ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Ian Roberts honored with council appointment

Staff Reports Sumter County High School senior Ian Roberts has been selected to serve as a member of Georgia’s 2021-2022 Student Advisory Council. Roberts is ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

First Friday Americus Hosts Flashback Friday Theme

Press Release AMERICUS, GA – FIRST FRIDAY Event– On Friday, Oct. 1st, Americus will hold its monthly “First Friday” downtown-wide open house. The theme for ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Phoebe reports Friday COVID-19 numbers and prepares for booster shots

Release from Phoebe Health Systems Albany, Ga. – As of Friday morning, these were Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers: Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – ... Read more

1 month ago by admin.

32nd Taste of Sumter: A Tasting Event Like No Other

AMERICUS, GA  – On Thursday, September 23, Georgia’s Sumter County will host the 32nd Taste of Sumter on Jackson Street in downtown Americus. This event ... Read more

1 month ago by admin.

Mayoral candidates invited to speak to citizens: Part 3 Marcell Baker

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

1 month 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

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

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

1 month ago by admin.

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

1 month ago by admin.

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 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

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

2 months 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

2 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 8/30 to 8/31

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Dean, Devan Allen (In Jail), 26, Theft By Taking – Felony Johnson, Roderick Dantrell (In Jail), 39, City ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

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