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The Conscript and the Freedom Fighter

By:  Evan Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu   On October 10, 2018, as Hurricane Michael neared shore, I drove to Andersonville National Cemetery to plan an upcoming tour. ... Read more

1 month ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Friendly advice on working from home

By:  Tracy K. Hall ATR I have done it. It is hard. Working from home is a special talent reserved for a certain type of ... Read more

1 month ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Love’s Redeeming Work Is Done

By:  Tracy K. Hall  ATR “Christ the Lord has risen today, Alleluia! Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, ... Read more

1 month ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Promises Made, Promises Kept: How First Responders Are Serving Us

BY:  Tracy K. Hall Life has been different for us in many ways over the past weeks. While we might be mindful of our health, ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Tracy K. Hall for the ATR: Funerals, what to expect in a pandemic

By: Tracy K. Hall How does the Coronavirus effect funeral rituals? Greg Hancock, the Sumter County Coroner as well as the owner of Greg Hancock ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Joni Woolf for the ATR: Living in the downtime

Last week’s food column was entitled “Cooking in the Down Time,” and we talked about simple recipes that could be constructed with what might be ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Lost and Found on Elm Avenue

Evan Kutzler Evan.kutzler@gsw.edu   Artifacts—the physical remains of the past—are everywhere. Often an object’s significance to a human story is not at first apparent. Studying ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

On Kennedy’s Home Court, Pres. Carter Scores Win in New Hampshire

By:  D. Jason Berggren Note: D. Jason Berggren is an associate professor of political science at Georgia Southwestern State University. This is the third article ... Read more

3 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

In “Vote of Confidence”, Carter Whips Kennedy in Iowa

By:  D. Jason Berggren Note: D. Jason Berggren is an associate professor of political science at Georgia Southwestern State University. This is the second article ... Read more

4 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Play it again Sam

By:  Leila Case We were in our favorite seats at the historic Rylander Theatre for last Friday night’s musical comedy, “Three Red Neck Tenors: Broadway ... Read more

4 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

She said “Yes” to his question

By:  Leila Case Americus dance teacher Hannah Ricketts, owner of Fabulous Feet Dance Studio, received the surprise of her life New Year’s Eve. Hannah and ... Read more

5 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Leila Case: Gatewood’s Flower Shop continues to bloom at 75

Congratulations to Gatewood’s Flower Shop on its 75th anniversary. The family-owned retail floral business has provided the citizens of Americus and beyond with efficient service ... Read more

8 months ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: Doing the small things is critical

Would you like to make more money? Would you like a higher-level job? Here’s your ticket to greater things: whatever it is, do your job ... Read more

8 months ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: National Newspaper Week commemorates community institution

Oct. 6-12 is National Newspaper Week. While we should all be thankful for this community newspaper, the Americus Times-Recorder, each day it is published, this ... Read more

8 months ago by Beth Alston.

Your opinion: 10-5-19

An investment Sumter can’t refuse The Americus Solar farm project in our county can represent the lion’s share of new Georgia solar farms approved this ... Read more

8 months ago by Beth Alston.

Dick Yarbrough: If you want to talk impeachment, you’d better hurry

If you are up to your gullet with all the mudslinging in Washington, you have come to the right place. I am right there with ... Read more

8 months ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinions: 10-2-19

Good news abounds locally Despite the sad news of the world, and even some here in Americus, there are bright spots in local events. Today’s ... Read more

8 months ago by Beth Alston.

Nancy Young: 9-28-19

Schley board of health holds quarterly meeting The Schley County Health Department held their quarterly meeting on Sept. 18 in the Conference Room of the ... Read more

8 months ago by Beth Alston.

Joni Woolf: Simple suppers for easy evening meals

Recently my daughter who lives up the hill brought me a nice serving of Shepherd’s Pie for dinner. It was delicious. “Give me this recipe,” ... Read more

8 months ago by Beth Alston.

Leila Case: Motown and R&B plus a Dawg win make us happy

Rylander Theatre director Heather Stanley and the Friends of the Rylander organization brought Americus and the surrounding area a taste of Broadway with an exciting ... Read more

8 months ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: How do we destroy our enemies?

On his first day of basic training, Mark Szczybo and his fellow recruits were herded off buses to the care of screaming drill sergeants. Recruits spent ... Read more

8 months ago by Beth Alston.

Dick Yarbrough: Sept. 25, 2019

A potentially great senator declines the opportunity Dear Gov. Kemp: I hope all is well with you. I first want to tell you that you ... Read more

8 months ago by Beth Alston.

Your opinion: Sept. 25, 2019

Urges ‘yes’ vote by county on solar farm My name is Mark Simmons and I am a large land owner in the eastern portion of ... Read more

8 months ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: It can happen for all of us

What a difference a few days can make. In the 1996-97 NBA season when former NBA MVP David Robinson went down with injuries, things got ... Read more

8 months ago by Beth Alston.

Nancy Young: 9-21-19

Schley County Farm Bureau wins 8th District award for membership efforts Schley County Farm Bureau has just been recognized during the Georgia Farm Bureau 8th ... Read more

8 months ago by Beth Alston.

Joni Woolf: Recipes for late summer dining

As summer slowly transitions to fall (very slowly, it seems) we have been looking for recipes that require little time in the kitchen. After all, ... Read more

8 months ago by Beth Alston.

Chris Clark: Rural Renaissance

I’m a child of rural Georgia. I was born and raised in Ben Hill and Irwin counties with ample time spent in Brooks and Colquitt ... Read more

8 months ago by Beth Alston.

Your opinion: 9-21-19

It’s happening again 2019 high school reclassification — It’s déjà vu all over again. In 2016, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) implemented the 3% ... Read more

8 months ago by Beth Alston.

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