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Update on teacher and education support personnel bonus payments

March 25, 2021 – The State Board of Education today approved Governor Brian Kemp’s and State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ recommendation that Georgia use federal stimulus ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Georgia public schools to receive $3.8 billion in federal stimulus funds, Sumter County Schools to receive portion

District Allocations March 26, 2021 – Georgia public schools will receive more than $3.8 billion — $3,824,434,000 – in federal stimulus funds under the American Rescue ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 3/23 to 3/25/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 3/24 to 3/25/2021 Dariso, Javaris Antwan (In Jail), 26, 3/24/2021 8:22 p.m., Failure to appear for finger printable ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Mayor and City Council vote to approve paving project

Mayor Barry Blount and the Americus City Council met for their regular meeting on Thursday 3/18/21. The voting agenda was limited; however, the council passed ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Kelvin Pless graduates from Troy University

TROY, AL (03/22/2021)– Kelvin Pless of Americus, GA, graduated from Troy University during Term 3 of the 2020/2021 academic year. Pless graduated with the Master ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 3/19 to 3/23/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Reports 3/19 to 3/22/2021 Burns-Williams, Devonte Marcus (Bonded Out), 28, 3/19/2021 1:04 p.m., Failure to appear for finger printable ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 3/17 to 3/19/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Report 3/17 to 3/19/2021 Bowens, Joe Anquan (In Jail), 30, 3/17/2021 3:05 p.m., Disorderly Conduct/Probation Violation Clark, Brian Eric ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 3/14 to 3/17/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Report 3/16/2021 Colbert, Christopher Kirk (In Jail), 50, 3/16/2021 5:18 p.m., Probation Violation Holmes, Kawanis Deon (Bonded Out), 43, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County votes to extend E-SPLOST

With an extremely low voter turnout, the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST) will remain in effect for another five years, or 30 million ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 3/15 to 3/16/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 3/15 to 3/16/2021 Clayton, Ricky Renod (In Jail), 31, 3/15/2021 12:40 p.m., Probation Violation Holmes, Kawanis Deon (Bonded ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 3/11 to 3/14/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Reports 3/11 to 3/15/2021 Banks, Brittany Nicole (In Jail), 27, 3/13/2021 7:17 p.m., Hold for Ellaville Police Department Harris, ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Traffic delays on Forsyth Street

Please be aware a Georgia Power pole has been clipped in the area of Forsyth Street and Mayo Street. The city as well as Georgia ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Board of Education monthly meetings cover “phase-in” plans, lighting and working with Americus

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held its monthly meetings this week, with the planning meeting being on 3/8 and the regular meeting being ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 3/9 to 3/11/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Report for 3/10 to 3/11/2021 Cox, Bobby Leroy (In Jail), 48, 3/10/2021 5:19 p.m., Hold for Sentencing Dariso, Ja’Marcus, ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Development Authority announces new industry

Hardee Fresh, Florida, to Break Ground on New Sumter Facility, Creates 84 Jobs Americus, GA – March 10, 2021 – Hardee Fresh, a producer of ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 3/9 to 3/10/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Report for 3/9/2021 Baker, William (In Jail), 50, 3/9/2021 1:01 p.m., Probation Violation Holmes, Kawanis (Bonded Out), 43, 3/9/2021 ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 3/5 to 3/9/2021

Americus PD Media Incident Report 3/5 to 3/9/2021 3/5 609 Walter Way, Suspicious Incident 413 Crawley St., Theft By Deception – Felony 811 Magnolia St., ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

“Just Win Baby! Win!!” Lady Raiders claim first state title in 35 years with win over Westfield

AMERICUS – Al Davis, the former owner of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders (now the Las Vegas Raiders), once had a saying that said it all ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Georgia Southwestern State University announces 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients: Americus residents Susan Welch and Lou Chase among the distinguished individuals

By Chelsea Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications Department of University Relations   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has announced nine of its ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 3/4/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 3/4/2021 Brantley, Anitha Denise, 54 (Bonded Out), 3/4/2021 9:59 a.m., False Statements or Writings/Concealing Facts or Fraudulent Documents ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 3/3 to 3/4/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 3/2 to 3/3/2021 Clontz, Jonathan (In Jail), 41, 3/3/2021 6:17 p.m., USMS Derington, Sarah Jo (In Jail), 30, ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

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

Americus PD Media Incident Report 3/2 to 3/3/2021 3/2 130 Lonnie Lane Apt. 135, Domestic Dispute/Criminal Trespass 1711 East Lamar St. Walmart, Criminal Trespass 1711 ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

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

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

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