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South Georgia Tech to hold Virtual Resource Fair

By Pat Peacock   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will host a virtual resource fair April 5-8 to inform students of resources available ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 3/29 to 3/30/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 3/29/2021 Skipper, Christopher Todd, 40, 3/29/2021 3:31 p.m., Possession of Marijuana Less than an oz./Tag Registration Requirements/Driving without a valid ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 3/26 to 3/29/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary for 3/26 to 3/28/2021 Brown, Sakeida Mercer (Bonded Out), 32, 3/27/2021 12:51 a.m., Tag light required/Driving while license ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

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.

COVID-19 testing protocols changed by GA Department of Public Health

ALBANY, GA-Southwest Health District 8-2 announces that a steady decrease in demand in the district for COVID-19 testing has changes in days and locations of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Perfect Care show appreciation for employees

Perfect Care employees enjoyed a celebration in their honor for all the efforts they have invested in their residents during COVID-19. The employees at Perfect Care ... Read more

3 weeks ago by admin.

Abby Sellars crowned Miss SAR

Staff Reports Southland Academy continued a thirty-two year tradition as the school crowned a new Miss SAR on Saturday, March 20, 2021.  Junior, Abby Sellers, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Hancock Funeral Home designated as business of the month

AMERICUS — Serving since 1965 at 427 S. Lee St. in Americus, Hancock Funeral Home is an example of the roots, values and commitments vital ... Read more

3 weeks ago by admin.

Grateful Threads: Building community one stitch at a time

March 20, 2021 was National Quilting Day. It is only appropriate if you were in the Rees Park area on this day, you would have ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

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.

Andersonville National Historic Site reopens museum and recognizes National Former POW Recognition Day

ANDERSONVILLE, Ga. – Andersonville National Historic Site is pleased to announce two upcoming special events, recognizing the sacrifice of former prisoners of war (POWs) and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by admin.

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.

Georgians 16+ Eligible for COVID Vaccine on March 25, 2021

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Governor Brian Kemp today announced the state will expand its COVID vaccine eligibility beginning March ... 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.

A word from Chief Mark Scott

Last month we published an article addressing the recent increase in gang related gun violence here in Americus and across the country.  Since that article ... Read more

3 weeks ago by admin.

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.

City of Americus awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

(Chicago, Illinois)—Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to City ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

GBI and Americus PD Make Arrests in Americus Homicide

Americus, GA (February 15, 2021) – On Friday, February 12, 2021, Prelvis McKenzie, age 31 of Americus, and Kenyatta Harvey, age 30 of Americus, were charged ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

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.

Tornado season is upon us

As Sumter County residents, most of us are very aware we have entered tornado season. To be aware and prepared for any severe weather, The ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Request for Proposal

THE SUMTER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR   SUMTER COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM  RFP# 2021-009 Description of Project:  The Board of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Nichole Buchanan.

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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

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