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Area beat Report 9/30 to 10/2

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Brown, Jabria Nicole, 24, Contempt of Court Cosby, Brianna Tanaya, 20, Possession of Marijuana or Drug-Related Object Cromer, ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Economic development a hot topic for municipal races—so what do the experts say?

If you have been following the City of Americus municipal races and are seeking to become an educated voter, then you have no doubt heard ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 9/29 to 9/30/21

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Perez, Marcelena Hernandez, 33, Driving without a valid license Roberts, Timothy Prisuda-Belcher (Reebook), 28, Warrant Executed Daniels, Gary ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Celebrating Small Business Resilience in Sumter County with Expansion

Staff Reports Americus, GA – Answering the call for the increased need of childcare in response to the pandemic’s return to work movement, Mrs. Jackie ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

What’s Going on at Georgia Southwestern: October 2021

Staff Reports October 2 – Softball and Baseball Exhibitions 1:00 pm – Lady Hurricanes (vs. ABAC) | GSW Softball Field 1:00 pm – Hurricanes (vs. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Jelena Hoston announces her candidacy for City Council, Distirct 4. Drive through Meet the Candidate Saturday

Greetings! I am Jelena Hoston, and I’m excited to announce my candidacy for City Council, District 4. As a native of Americus, Georgia, I have ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Ian Roberts honored with council appointment

Staff Reports Sumter County High School senior Ian Roberts has been selected to serve as a member of Georgia’s 2021-2022 Student Advisory Council. Roberts is ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Phoebe to Open Mass Vaccination COVID-19 Pfizer Booster Sites

Albany, Ga. – Over the next week, Phoebe will open three mass vaccination sites in southwest Georgia to administer COVID-19 booster shots to those who are ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

South Georgia Tech employees give generously to Foundation TechForce 2021 Fund Drive

Staff Reports AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College Foundation 2021 TechForce internal fund drive was able to withstand COVID-19 challenges and still raise nearly ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Phoebe Sumter host Annual Men’s Fair

From:  Phoebe Sumter Medical Center Approximately 65 men participated in Phoebe Sumter’s Annual Men’s Health Fair.  The participants were able to get free screenings for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Gov. Kemp Announces Bonus for Georgia Public Safety Officials and First Responders

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced a $1,000 pay supplement for all eligible sworn law enforcement officials and first responders in Georgia. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

First Friday Americus Hosts Flashback Friday Theme

Press Release AMERICUS, GA – FIRST FRIDAY Event– On Friday, Oct. 1st, Americus will hold its monthly “First Friday” downtown-wide open house. The theme for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

West Central Health District starts Diabetes Prevention Program September 29th

Staff Reports:  More than one in 10 Georgia adults has diabetes, which equates to more than a million people.  Several hundred thousand more Georgians have ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Boy Scouts hold Camp Service Day

Press Release South Georgia Council held its annual Camp Service Day on September 24th at both Camp Osborn in Worth County and Camp Patten in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Let us entertain you

By: Leila Case The Rylander Theatre is open again. Let us entertain you. If the walls of the historic Rylander Theatre could talk what a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Central Baptist Church hosts concert for Hands of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center

By June B. Anderson Excitement was already in the air as my husband and I entered the foyer of Central Baptist Church in Americus for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Our mayor of 16 years addresses the Kiwanis Club

The Americus Chapter of the Kiwanis Club has some fine examples of Americus seated among them. On Friday, September 24, 2021, the face of Americus ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Homecoming Celebrations

If you have Facebook and some really great friends, you have seen Southland is celebrating homecoming this weekend! The Academy has been having great fun ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 9/23 to 9/29/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Reports Badmus, Shaakirah (Bonded Out), 22, Battery – Family Violence 1st offense/Criminal Trespass Chambers, Karen Danyelle (In Jail), 32, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Community Calendar: October 2021

Community Calendar October 2021 Elections: Municipal Elections for City of Americus 10.12—10.29.2021 Early Voting Griffin Bell Golf Club 1800 Lee Street 10.16.2021 Saturday Voting Griffin Bell ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

South Georgia Tech employees give generously to Foundation TechForce 2021 Fund Drive

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College Foundation 2021 TechForce internal fund drive was able to withstand COVID-19 challenges and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

City of Americus officials celebrate Georgia Cities Week

Press Release: AMERICUS, GEORGIA:  Mayor Barry Blount, along with city council members and departments, announces that the City of Americus will celebrate “Georgia Cities Week” ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Mayor and city council vote on fireworks and millage rate

Mayor Barry Blount and the City Council of Americus met to vote on items for September on 9.24.21. All council members, with the exception of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

One Sumter and Pineland Telephone Cooperative make request of County Board of Commissioners at BOC Work Session

AMERICUS – The Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held its monthly Work Session on Tuesday, September 14 at the Sumter County Courthouse. Most of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Phoebe reports Friday COVID-19 numbers and prepares for booster shots

Release from Phoebe Health Systems Albany, Ga. – As of Friday morning, these were Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers: Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – ... Read more

3 weeks ago by admin.

GSW raises nearly $100,000 on Day of Giving from 44 states

By Chelsea Collins   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) third annual Day of Giving, which ran midnight to midnight on Thursday, September 16, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 9/22 to 9/23/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Bell, Phillip Terrell 9In Jail), 37, Following too closely/Failure to obey stop sign/Improper backing/Failure to obey signs or ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

GBR Family Cleaning brings heart

Rachel Price, the owner of GBR Family Cleaning is serious about family. She and her husband, Brandon, have defined their work by bringing a special ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

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