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Sumter County Board of Commissioners approves resolution providing issuance and sale of $11,500,000 tax bond

AMERICUS – At its monthly regular meeting held on Tuesday, May 19, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted unanimously to approve a resolution ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Furlow Charter School to hold its first ever high school graduation

AMERICUS – On Saturday, May 30, Furlow Charter School (FCS) will step into uncharted territory as 29 graduating seniors, including Valedictorian Moses Simmons and Salutatorian ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Schley County High School to have graduation parade for all graduates

ELLAVILLE – For all graduating high school seniors across America, 2020 will be a year none of them will ever forget, but perhaps for the ... Read more

6 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Make Your Summer Count by enrolling at South Georgia Technical College

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) is currently registering students remotely for the online eight-week summer semester, which begins Wednesday, ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Technical College honors Spring 2020 graduates with virtual graduation

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford stated that COVID-19 disrupted plans for SGTC’s time-honored commencement ceremony, but ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Technical College employees return to campus

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will begin opening the campus to employees beginning Monday, May 18, as faculty and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech to add two new online EMT classes this summer

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Instructor Brad Harnum is offering two new introductory online EMT courses ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech’s Virtual Graduation scheduled for Thursday, May 14

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College’s Spring 2020 virtual graduation ceremony will be aired live on radio station FM 98.7 WISK ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Machining Instructor uses technology to teach

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Precision Machining and Manufacturing Instructor Chad Brown has been implementing creative ways to teach ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

City of Plains puts on parade in honor of local nursing home residents

PLAINS, GA – The COVID-19 pandemic has not only wreaked havoc across Georgia in the amount of lives lost and lively hoods lost. It has ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Phi Beta Lambda students qualify for national competition

From Staff Reports AMERICUS – Three members of the South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter participated in the virtual Georgia PBL ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech remote summer semester registration is underway

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) President Dr. John Watford announced that the college’s remote summer registration is currently underway ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sumter County now up to 391 with 29 fatalities

AMERICUS – According to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s most recent COVID-19 update, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sumter County has ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Deadlines to register to vote in upcoming local, state and federal elections are approaching

  AMERICUS – For those who plan to cast their votes in the upcoming 2020 local, state and federal elections and have not yet registered ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Number of COVID-19 cases in Sumter climbs to 372 with 28 fatalities

AMERICUS – According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, as of Wednesday afternoon, April 29, the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Sumter County ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Police Officer Mark McCardle announces retirement after 30 years of service

AMERICUS – After 30 years of service with the Americus Police Department (APD), police officer Mark McCardle completed his last shift Monday evening and announced ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech offering free access to ten online courses

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College’s Office of Economic Development is providing access to ten free self-paced online, basic soft-skills courses ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Confirmed Coronavirus cases in Sumter County has risen to 361, along with 23 deaths

AMERICUS – At approximately 6:28 p.m. on Sunday evening, April 26, the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) reported that the number of confirmed COVID-19 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Number of COVID-19 cases in Sumter County has risen to 355 with 21 deaths

AMERICUS – As of 11:28 a.m. on Sunday, April 26, the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) reports that the number of confirmed cases of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Poole warns of bad weather coming and Torbert urges citizens to take COVID-19 seriously

AMERICUS – On Tuesday, April 21, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (SCBOC) held their monthly meeting via Zoom, the video and audio conference calling ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech beginning remote registration for summer semester

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College is beginning remote registration for its eight-week Summer Semester, which is scheduled to begin on ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Number of COVID-19 cases in Sumter rises to 334 with 20 deaths

AMERICUS – According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Sumter County has risen to 334 and ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech to honor Spring 2020 graduates with virtual graduation

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) postponed its Spring 2020 graduation due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The SGTC Spring 2020 ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Phoebe Sumter Medical Center to host Community Blood Drive this Friday

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – Phoebe Sumter Medical Center will be hosting a community blood drive this Friday, April 24, at the First ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Governor Kemp gives green light for certain businesses to go back to work and gives a statewide update on the Coronavirus

From Staff Reports   ATLANTA – At his press conference on Monday, April 20, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp gave an update on the spread of ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Sumter County continues to go up

AMERICUS – The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Sumter County continues to climb. As of 11:28 a.m. on Sunday, April 19, the Georgia Department ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Sumter County rises to 314

As of 6:28 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that the confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in Sumter County ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sumter County climbs past the 300 mark with 14 deaths

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – At 6:28 p.m. on Friday, April 17, the Georgia Department of Public Health reported that the total number of ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

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