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South Georgia Tech giving back on Giving Tuesday

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Tuesday, December 1, 2020 is typically known as Giving Tuesday when non-profits and colleges and universities ask for financial ... Read more

3 hours ago by Ken Gustafson.

Volunteers needed for Healthy Sumter Community Garden

AMERICUS – On Saturday morning, October 31, the Healthy Sumter Community Garden was officially opened at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Brookdale Park, where the garden ... Read more

4 hours ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus City Council regular meeting held Thursday, Nov. 19

The Mayor and Americus City Council met on Thursday evening in a virtual manner. The agenda items requiring a vote included a speed bump to ... Read more

6 days ago by tracyhall.

Area Beat for 11/20 to 11/24/2020

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Summary for 11/20 to 11/22/2020 Brown, Fanta Nicollette, 42, 11/22/2020, Theft By Shoplifting Cliatte, Chassity Marie, 43, 11/20/2020, Housing for ... Read more

7 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Bird receives GEAC 2020 Educational Fundraising/Development award

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Vice President for Institutional Advancement Su Ann Bird received the Georgia Educational Advancement Council ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC 2020 graduates to receive graduation t-shirts

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The year 2020 has been a strange one to say the least and because of COVID-19 restrictions, graduates and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Discussion on solar farm and IGA with Americus approved at BOC meeting

AMERICUS – The Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 17. At that meeting, which was held virtually using ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

GSW sees highest enrollment in school history, among USG’s top increases for Fall 2020

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University‘s (GSW) Fall 2020 total enrollment is the highest since the institution’s founding in 1906 with ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Technology guru Leslie Fisher hosts workshop at SGTC

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Leslie Fisher of Fisher Technologies Inc. presented an on-site Professional Development session at South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County BOC conducts Public Hearing on rezoning of land for solar farm

AMERICUS – The Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held its monthly meeting virtually on Tuesday, November 10. At this meeting, the BOC held a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC graduate credits success in life to lessons learned at alma mater

By Su Ann Bird     AMERICUS – “Find something you like to do and go be the best you can be.” Those were the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Jeff Moore of Ellaville hired as SGTC Maintenance Technician

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Jeff Moore of Ellaville has joined South Georgia Technical College as a full-time Maintenance Technician for the Americus ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Unofficial Election Results in Sumter County

AMERICUS – Decision Day, or officially known as Election Day: The day Sumter County, the state of Georgia and the rest of the country have ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Hodge hired as SGTC Facility Assistant at Crisp County Center

By Su Ann Bird   CORDELE – Bryan Hodge of Arabi has joined South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) as the full-time facility assistant for the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Healthy Sumter officially opens community garden with ribbon-cutting ceremony

AMERICUS – On Saturday morning, October 31, a little over 50 people, including county and city officials, gathered at Brookdale Park in Americus for the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

New supervisor in the Americus GBI Field Office

Press Release from GBI, October 30, 2020   On Friday October 16 th , 2020, Special Agent in Charge Joe Chesnut was assigned to the ... Read more

1 month ago by admin.

Candidates for Georgia US Congressional District 2 seat square off in debate at GSW

AMERICUS – On Wednesday, October 28, the only debate between the democratic and republican candidates who are vying to represent US Congressional District 2 took ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

SC Board of Education candidates make their cases for election at Americus Kiwanis Club forum

AMERICUS – The Americus Kiwanis Club (AKC) once again hosted a political forum at its weekly meeting on Friday, October 23. This time, the candidates ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

GSW to host debate between candidates for US Representative

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will host the one and only debate between incumbent U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop (Democrat) ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

State Representative Cheokas sponsors resolution honoring memory of SGTC’s Rick Davis

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – State Representative Mike Cheokas of the 138th District sponsored House Resolution 1400 honoring the life and memory of ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Possible Art and Cultural Exhibit for Americus discussed at County Board of Commissioners meeting

AMERICUS – The Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 20 and, once again, did it virtually due to ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Brandi Lunneborg named hospital CEO of the Year

AMERICUS – On Tuesday, October 20, the Phoebe Sumter Auxiliary (PSA), along with Phoebe Sumter Medical Center (PSMC), held and awards ceremony on the front ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Jets Booster Club to host sixth annual Sparky Reeves Classic Golf Tournament

By Su Ann Bird     AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Jets Booster Club will be hosting the 6th annual Sparky Reeves ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

SC Board of Commissioners discusses quitclaim deed with Land Bank Authority at Work Session

AMERICUS – At its October Work Session on Tuesday, October 13, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) discussed a possible quitclaim deed between the ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

New Industry comes to Sumter Counthy—Twice

  By Tracy K. Hall     AMERICUS – New industry is coming to town! It has taken over a year’s worth of hard work ... Read more

1 month ago by admin.

Escaped inmate is still on the loose in Sumter County

By Ken Gustafson   AMERICUS – An inmate who escaped from the Sumter County Jail Sunday afternoon is still on the loose and is believed  ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

An escaped inmate is on the loose in Sumter County

  From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – A inmate has escaped from the Sumter County Law Enforcement Center and is on the loose here in ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Michael Slade Dominick of Plains receives the SGTC Foundation Sumter EMC Electrical Lineworker scholarship

By Su Ann Bird     AMERICUS – Michael Slade Dominick, Jr. of Plains, GA was awarded the South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Foundation Sumter ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

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