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Americus Police Officer Mark McCardle announces retirement after 30 years of service

AMERICUS – After 30 years of service with the Americus Police Department (APD), police officer Mark McCardle completed his last shift Monday evening and announced ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Sumter County climbs to 369 with 26 fatalities

AMERICUS – As of 4:25 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) reports that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech offering free access to ten online courses

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College’s Office of Economic Development is providing access to ten free self-paced online, basic soft-skills courses ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Confirmed Coronavirus cases in Sumter County has risen to 361, along with 23 deaths

AMERICUS – At approximately 6:28 p.m. on Sunday evening, April 26, the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) reported that the number of confirmed COVID-19 ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Number of COVID-19 cases in Sumter County has risen to 355 with 21 deaths

AMERICUS – As of 11:28 a.m. on Sunday, April 26, the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) reports that the number of confirmed cases of ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Poole warns of bad weather coming and Torbert urges citizens to take COVID-19 seriously

AMERICUS – On Tuesday, April 21, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (SCBOC) held their monthly meeting via Zoom, the video and audio conference calling ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech beginning remote registration for summer semester

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College is beginning remote registration for its eight-week Summer Semester, which is scheduled to begin on ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Severe weather on its way by Thursday amidst local Coronavirus crisis

AMERICUS – Sumter County Emergency Management Director Nigel Poole stated on Wednesday, April 22, that severe weather is expected to hit Sumter County on Thursday, ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Number of COVID-19 cases in Sumter rises to 334 with 20 deaths

AMERICUS – According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Sumter County has risen to 334 and ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech to honor Spring 2020 graduates with virtual graduation

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) postponed its Spring 2020 graduation due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The SGTC Spring 2020 ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Phoebe Sumter Medical Center to host Community Blood Drive this Friday

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – Phoebe Sumter Medical Center will be hosting a community blood drive this Friday, April 24, at the First ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

APD release: Burglaries involving removal of electric meters

Release from Americus Police Department April 21, 2020 The Americus Police Department is currently investigating a series of burglary attempts where the thieves pulled the ... Read more

1 month ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Governor Kemp gives green light for certain businesses to go back to work and gives a statewide update on the Coronavirus

From Staff Reports   ATLANTA – At his press conference on Monday, April 20, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp gave an update on the spread of ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Sumter County continues to go up

AMERICUS – The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Sumter County continues to climb. As of 11:28 a.m. on Sunday, April 19, the Georgia Department ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Sumter County rises to 314

As of 6:28 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that the confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in Sumter County ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sumter County climbs past the 300 mark with 14 deaths

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – At 6:28 p.m. on Friday, April 17, the Georgia Department of Public Health reported that the total number of ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Number of COVID-19 cases in Sumter County up to 292, along with 14 fatalities

From Staff Reports AMERICUS – As of 6:28 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, the Georgia Department of Public Health has updated its statewide statistics on ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

County Board of Commissioners to have virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 21

AMERICUS – On Tuesday, April 14, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners had to conduct their monthly work session using video conferencing due to social ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County BOC approves beginning the procedure to close Renecker Road

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Even though the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (SCBOC) could not meet at the Sumter County Courthouse for its ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sumter County has risen to 269 with 12 fatalities

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, as of 6:28 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, the number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Ameri Green Environmental provides barbecue for first responders

AMERICUS – With cases of COVID-19 on the rise here in Sumter County, healthcare workers, along with the Sumter County Fire Department, the Sumter County ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Number of COVID-19 cases in Sumter County rises to 245

AMERICUS – As of noon on Monday, April 13, the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) reports that the number of positive cases of COVID-19 ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Severe weather expected for Sumter County this evening

AMERICUS – The National Weather Service is expecting severe weather to occur this evening throughout much of North, Central and West Georgia, including Americus and ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

COVID-19 cases in Sumter County climb to 227, along with nine fatalities

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, as of noon Monday, April 13, the amount of COVID-19 cases ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC video gives students step-by-step instructions for using online resources

From Staff Reports AMERICUS – Online or distance learning may be a challenge to some students, so South Georgia Technical College has prepared a step-by-step ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Upcoming Board of Education meetings held via Facebook live

The Sumter County Board of Education will hold the following meetings: Monday, April 13, 2020  Finance/Personnel/Property @ 4:00 P.M. Work Session @ 6:00 P.M. Thursday, April 16 ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Georgia’s primary election postponed until June 9, 2020

(ATLANTA) — Today, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that, pursuant to the authority vested in him by O.C.G.A. § 21-2-50.1, he is postponing the Statewide General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office drug bust while responding to a Shots Fired call

On March 31, 2020 at approximately 8:46 PM, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Rockdale Subdivision Loop in reference to Shots Fired. Upon arrival ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

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