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Area Beat Report 7/1 to 7/7/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 7/1 to 7/6/2021 Clark, Jermaine Oneill (In Jail), 32, 7/2/2021 6:17 p.m., Driving while license suspended or revoked/Seat ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter BOE applies for over $24 million in federal funding

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held their working meeting on July 6, 2021. The meeting ran close to 2.5 hours with federal funding ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Ian Wynn named 2021 GSW Outstanding Scholar

– Double major in geology and math looks ahead to bright future in research. AMERICUS (July 2, 2021) — Ian Wynn, a senior from Plains, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by admin.

Kitchens selected for Georgia Foundation for Agriculture Scholarships

MACON, Ga. – Morgan Kitchens, a recent graduate of Southland Academy is among seven graduating seniors statewide selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship each. The ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 6/30 to 7/1/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Report 6/30 to 7/1/2021 Brooks, Lashonda Nicole (Bonded Out), 28, 6/30/2021 8:27 a.m., Driving while license suspended or revoked/Speeding ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Why did the Callaway House cross the street?

BY:  Evan Kutzler Most Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) meetings in Americus are noncontroversial. A homeowner wants a porch railing or a businessperson wants a new ... Read more

3 weeks ago by admin.

Americus joins together to pray over our city

It was a drizzly Wednesday evening and while a lot of folks find themselves at a church building enjoying a midweek celebration, the church moved ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

SGTC Leadership team provides tour for new Sumter County Chamber CEO Amber Batchelor

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) President Dr. John Watford and the college’s senior leadership team hosted new Sumter ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

June 30 marks 30 days of prayer for the City of Americus

At the request of the Americus Police Department the church has been asked to rise and offer their strength on behalf of Americus. Chief Mark ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 6/29 to 6/30/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/29 to 6/30/2021 Phillips, William Matthew (Bonded Out), 49, 6/29/2021 4:32 p.m., Sexual Exploitation of Children Smith, Samuel ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Southwestern Judicial Circuit welcomes new assistant district attorney, Chuck Faaborg

The Southwestern Judicial Circuit’s (SWJC) District Attorney’s Office welcomes Chuck Faaborg to their staff. Chuck is a graduate of Mercer University and Mercer University School ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 6/28 to 6/29/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/28 to 6/29/2021 Haugabook, Thomas (In Jail), 28, 6/28/2021 5:02 p.m., Items prohibited for possession by inmates/Criminal Street ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Grateful Threads celebrates veterans

Grateful Threads, a local group of ladies who volunteer their time and talents towards making quilts for groups across Sumter County presented their gifts to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 6/24 to 6/28/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/24 to 6/28/2021 Boyton, Coneshia Louise (In Jail), 37, 6/24/2021 3:05 a.m., Battery Brown, Nairobi Tyreke (In Jai), ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Civitan Club presents contribution to GSW Foundation

AMERICUS—Gerald Smith (left), president of the Americus Civitan Club, presented a check to Stephen Snyder of the Georgia Southwestern Foundation recently during a weekly Civitan ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Americus native successfully completes Navy tour at Naval Information Warfare Training Group Norfolk

By:  Stephanie Fox, Navy Office of Community Outreach MILLINGTON, Tenn. – An Americus, Georgia, native successfully completed his Navy tour at Naval Information Warfare Training ... Read more

4 weeks ago by admin.

Americus Mayor and City Council suspend rules and act on several items

Mayor Barry Blount and the City Council of Americus met on Thursday 6.24.21. All of council was in attendance with Lou Chase having to limit ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Someone is coming to town!

BY: James Burke, Founder, and Host of Southern Gospel Point of View Email: james@southerngospelpov.com Last Saturday I was travelling home from a Campmeeting in North ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 6/23 to 6/24/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/23 to 6/24/2021 Blount, Alexis Janai (Bonded Out), 18, 6/23/2021 11:08 a.m., Theft By Shoplifting Boyton, Coneshia Louise ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Prayer for the Cherokee Street area of Americus

At the request of the Americus Police Department, the church has taken on praying for the city. This week, June 23-29, the focus is the ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 6/17 to 6/22/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/18 to 6/21/2021 Franks, Delia Denise (In Jail), 34, 6/18/2021 4:15 p.m., Failure to Appear Howard, Jordan Lee ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Meet your familiar yet new City Manager, Diadra Powell

Diadra Powell is Americus. Her’s is a familiar face around town, and she makes a point to walk around the city to see as many ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Judge Rucker Smith Re-Elected to Board of Governors of State Bar of Georgia

PRESS RELEASE from State Bar of Georgia June 22, 2021 Atlanta – Southwestern Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge R. Rucker Smith of Americus has been ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

The Kinnebrew Company to change ownership

By:  Leila Sisson Case The Kinnebrew Company, a downtown Americus business specializing in men’s and women’s upscale apparel, has been a family owned business since ... Read more

1 month ago by admin.

Sumter County Board of Education comes to agreement with Sumter County Board of Commissioners as well as passing 21-22 budget

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) met for their regular meeting on Thursday, 6.17.21. Several items were up for a vote and most of ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 6/17 to 6/18/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 6/17 to 6/18/2021 Dariso, Jamarcus Jyquon (In Jail), 18, 6/17/2021 2:30 p.m., Aggravated Assault George, Tiquan Malik (In ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Technical College holds High School equivalency graduation ceremony

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College held its 2021 Summer High School Equivalency graduation ceremony recently in the John M. Pope ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Mayor and city council set voting items and address garbage issues

In addition to public hearings, the city manager’s report and an executive session to discuss appointments the council set the voting meeting agenda on 27 ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

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