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Sumter County Board of Commissioners approves revised bid evaluation procedures

AMERICUS – At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 15, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted unanimously to approve the revised Sumter County ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

County Board of Commissioners not happy with SOWEAG Fair being in Americus

AMERICUS – On Tuesday, September 8, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) conducted its monthly work session via a Zoom conference call. Due to ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Candidates for Sumter County Sheriff make their cases at Kiwanis Club meeting

AMERICUS – The two candidates for Sumter County Sheriff, Chief Deputy Col. Eric Bryant, the democratic candidate, and Philip Daniel, the republican candidate, both tried ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

SC Board of Elections decides to uphold earlier decision to disqualify Dr. Michael Busman from running for District 6 seat

By Ken Gustafson   AMERICUS – On Tuesday, August 4, the Sumter County Board of Elections (SCBE) held a Called Meeting. At that Called Meeting, ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

SOWEGA Fair to be Held in Americus

By Tracy K. Hall AMERICUS – Although many fairs, including the Georgia National Fair, housed in Perry, Georgia have been cancelled, SOWEGA Fair will be ... Read more

2 months ago by admin.

Southland Academy Head Football Coach Rod Murray addresses Americus Kiwanis Club

AMERICUS – On Friday afternoon, August 28, the Americus Kiwanis Club (AKC) was treated to a speech from Rod Murray, the head football coach at ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech releases President’s List for 2020 Summer Semester

By Shane Peacock   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford recently announced the college’s President’s List for the summer semester, which ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech to Host Financial Aid Workshop on Americus Campus

By Pat Peacock     AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will host a financial aid workshop for students on the college’s Americus campus. ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

GSW College of Business and Computing renews prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) College of Business and Computing (COBAC) has maintained its business accreditation by the Association ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Phoebe reports Friday COVID-19 numbers

From Staff Reports     ALBANY – As of Friday, August 21, Phoebe Putney Health System (PPHS) reports that a total of 670 patients that ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC conducts Log Truck Driver Safety training program

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College is helping to make the highways safer by offering Log Truck Driver Safety training.  ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech’s McLain Center suffers water damage

By Su Ann Bird     AMERICUS – The McLain Center on the South Georgia Technical College Americus campus suffered water damage Tuesday night due ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Instructor of Year Dorothea McKenzie selected as TCSG Regional Winner

By Su Ann Bird     AMERICUS – Dorothea Lusane McKenzie, South Georgia Tech’s 2020 Instructor of the Year, was recently recognized as one of ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Board of Commissioners approves the establishment of fire fees on solar farms

AMERICUS – At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 18, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to approve the establishment of fire fees ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus City Council holds discussion on several items of interest

By:  Tracy K. Hall Mayor and City Council of Americus held August’s Agenda Setting Meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2020.  The meeting lasted over 2.5 ... Read more

2 months ago by admin.

Think you can’t afford college? Think again! SGTC can help

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Millions of students across the country are facing financial strains and health fears as they decide whether or ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Stewart Houston awarded the South Georgia Technical College Foundation’s Phil Jones – Alfred “Foots” Harris scholarship

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College Foundation recently presented Stewart Houston, an outstanding Automotive Technology student with the Phil ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County BOC approves the acceptance of CARES Act Phase 1 grant funding

AMERICUS – The Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved unanimously to accept the Phase 1 grant funding of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Registration for Fall Semester underway at South Georgia Tech

By Su Ann Bird     AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will be hosting face-to-face Fall Semester Registration from 9 a.m. until 4 ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Update 8/10/20: Americus Police Department sponsors Back to School Giveaway for the students of Sumter County

AMERICUS – Though students in Sumter County won’t be having in-school instruction for the first nine weeks of the school year, the Americus Police Department ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

GSW Foundation announces new board chairman, Lou Chase, at spring meeting

By Sydney Scott   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern Foundation Board of Trustees recently elected Lou Chase as chairman at its spring 2020 board meeting. ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

A message to our customers: Georgia Power remains committed to working with customers amid COVID-19 concerns

By Kevin Kastner, Vice President of Customer Service   ATLANTA – Georgia Power remains committed to working with customers amid COVID-19 concerns. Since the start ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith donates 1,500 masks to his native Macon County

By Marcus Johnson     AMERICUS – Like many successful professional athletes, Chicago Bears linebacker and former University of Georgia (UGA) standout Roquan Smith has ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Schools goes virtual for the start of the 2020-2021 school year

By Tracy K. Hall     AMERICUS – Success often comes down to the dedication of a team. Very rarely can success stand alone on ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech incorporates new technology into program classroom instruction

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College has now placed a total of 25 interactive touchscreen monitor displays in classrooms and ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Online business classes offered at South Georgia Tech

AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) is offering two Business Technology Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) options that can be taken completely online Fall ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Board of Commissioners approves lease agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management

AMERICUS – At its monthly regular meeting on Tuesday, July 21, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved a lease agreement with Enterprise Fleet ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Criminal Justice Classes available online at South Georgia Tech

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Looking for a field that will lead to a great career after just one semester? South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

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