Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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February 18, 2012

Chief Deputy Eric Bryant to speak at SGTC’s African American History Program

AMERICUS — Chief Deputy Eric D. Bryant of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office will be the keynote speaker at South Georgia Technical College’s (SGTC) annual African American History Program at 10 a.m. Tuesday February 21in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center on SGTC’s Americus campus.

Chief Deputy Bryant has been employed with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office since 1995, and he has served as Chief Deputy since 2005. He was born and raised in Sumter County and is the son of Mack and Shirley Polk. A 1993 graduate of Americus High School, he attended Albany State University and Georgia Southwestern State University, and is a graduate of the South Georgia Police Academy at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton.

Bryant is an active member of several civic and community organizations in the community and has worked in public service for his entire professional life. He is a past employee of the Sumter County Board of Education. Bryant is the proud father of Eric, Jr. and is married to Suleania N. Bobb.

The theme for this year’s African American History Program is “Unity and Self-Determination.”

The African American History Program is an annual event at SGTC honoring African American History month. Past featured speakers for the program include Dr. Daniel Simmons, Pastor of Mt. Zion Church in Albany; Millard Fuller, founder of the Fuller Center for Housing in Americus and Habitat for Humanity International; Karla Heath-Sands of WALB-TV; members of the Tuskegee Airmen group; and Rev. Hosie Waters, Pastor of Magnolia Baptist Church in Montezuma and former Superintendent for the Macon County School System.

The public is invited to attend. For additional information, please call 229.931.2004.

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