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“I Serve God by Serving God’s People”: Sanford Bishop on Seeking a 16th Term to the US Congress

By: D. Jason Berggren and Michael Hooks Note: D. Jason Berggren is an associate professor of political science at Georgia Southwestern State University. Michael Hooks ... Read more

by admin, Thursday, October 13, 2022 9:17 am

Obituaries

Mr. Walter Davenport: October 3, 2022

Mr. Walter Davenport Stapleton, Jr.  passed away early Monday morning, October 3, 2022 at his home in Americus. Services are planned for 2:00 PM on ... Read more

by admin, Monday, October 10, 2022 12:55 pm

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APD Armed Robbery Arrest

Release from Americus Police Department dated:  October 7, 2022 On October 6, 2022 at approximately 1:24 PM, an officer of the Americus Police Department was ... Read more

by admin, Friday, October 7, 2022 12:21 pm

Obituaries

Frances Hunter Dykes: September 30, 2022

Frances Hunter Dykes, 78, of Atlanta, GA, died on September 30, 2022. Fran was born in Americus, GA, to Wingate and Martha Dykes. Fran was ... Read more

by admin, Friday, October 7, 2022 9:38 am

Obituaries

Mrs. Deborah Mills Aldridge: October 6, 2022

Mrs. Deborah Mills Aldridge, age 70, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 6, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 ... Read more

by admin, Friday, October 7, 2022 9:36 am

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Fugitive arrested in Americus armed robbery and aggravated assault investigation

  Release from Georgia Bureau of Investigation; Americus, GA (September 29, 2022) – Ja’Keem Carter, age 22, was arrested on outstanding armed robbery and aggravated assault ... Read more

by admin, Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:58 pm

Local news

Americus Music Festival: Bringing the Community Together Through Music

By: Nicole Kirksey, Director of Tourism, City of Americus On Saturday, October the 8th, hundreds of Americus’ residents, as well as folks from all over ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, September 28, 2022 1:01 pm

education

Southland Academy hires new personnel

Staff Reports On August 10, 2022, Southland Academy opened its doors for its 55th year of operation with sixteen new faculty and staff members. Directing ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, September 28, 2022 12:57 pm

Opinion

Oh where, oh where, does our recycling go?

By: Bethany Greeley One of the many great questions annoying Americus homeowners. Fifty plus years ago, widespread recycling began in the US; to reduce pollution ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, September 28, 2022 12:52 pm

Local News

Kiwanis Club has visit from candidate Joyce Barlow hears letter about Rep. Mike Cheokas

Tracy K. Hall The Americus Kiwanis Club gathered together as they typically do on Friday, September 23, 2022, at Georgia Southwestern. The Kiwanis Club makes ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, September 28, 2022 12:48 pm

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Members of the Georgia House Study Committee on State and Local Law Enforcement Salaries met with local and state law enforcement representatives

Staff Reports Mike Cheokas, State Representative District 138, along with Representative Victor Anderson, Representative Clint Crowe, Representative Yasmin Neal, and Representative Bill Werkheiser met with ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, September 28, 2022 12:29 pm

News

Georgia eWIC is Coming to the Southwest Health District

By: Staff Reports Albany, GA— The Southwest Health District will be rolling out a new electronic system for issuing food benefits through the Women, Infant, ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, August 24, 2022 12:26 pm

community

South GeorgiaLEADS Board of Directors Announces Leadership Class of 2022 – 2023

August 12, 2022, Moultrie – Twenty-eight participants from across South Georgia have committed to investing in the future vitality and sustainability of the region by ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 2:02 pm

Local News

Happy Birthday Rosalynn Carter! Celebrating with Georgia Farm Bureau and Georgia Library System

The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail is partnering with Georgia Public Library Service and the Georgia Farm Bureau to establish new pollinator gardens in honor of ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 2:00 pm

education

Sumter County 4H’er competed at 79th annual  4-H State Congress in Atlanta

  . Georgia 4-H celebrated excellence during the 79th Annual 4-H State Congress with competitions and recognition as top 4-H’ers from around the state gathered ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 1:57 pm

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Georgia State Park and Historic Site Managers Receive Accolades

    GEORGIA, August 15, 2022 — Several Georgia State Park and Historic Site employees were honored recently during their annual Managers Conference held in north ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 1:51 pm

business

A Sumter County Homecoming

By: Tracy K. Hall It was all so very Sumter County. A white tent was raised to welcome celebrants. Under the white tent there were ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 1:49 pm

News

COVID cases continue to rise; first Monkeypox case identified in Southwest Georgia

Albany, Ga. – As of Friday morning, these were Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers: Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 39 Total COVID-19 Patients in ... Read more

by admin, Friday, July 22, 2022 11:31 am

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Gov. Kemp Signs Executive Orders Extending Temporary Suspension of Gas Tax and Supply Chain State of Emergency

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders to alleviate the financial burden placed on Georgians due to the federal government’s gross ... Read more

by admin, Friday, July 1, 2022 8:26 am

birthdays

Ms. Bobbie L. Woodham turns 100 years young

Congratulations to Ms. Bobbie L. Woodham of Desoto, Georgia.  Ms. Bobbie reached the grand YOUNG age of 100 on April 3rd, 2022.  She was celebrated ... Read more

by admin, Thursday, May 26, 2022 7:23 am

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Notice of alcohol license applied for

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by admin, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 3:50 pm

weddings

Mr. and Mrs. Beau Barrett

Gustave Beauregard Sisson Barrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sisson Barrett of Leslie, and Natalie Clair Mitcham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Patton ... Read more

by admin, Thursday, May 12, 2022 7:36 am

Columns

It’s OK not to be OK – World Mental Health Awareness Month

By: Mrs. Husna Habib IEP Case Manager @ Sumter County High School It’s okay to feel unstable. It’s okay to disassociate. And, it’s okay to ... Read more

by admin, Thursday, May 12, 2022 7:32 am

Columns

Influenza in Americus Part 3: Remembering a Pandemic

BY:  Evan Kutzler Five years before marrying Earl Carter and six years before giving birth a son named Jimmy, Lillian Gordy became a caregiver. Her ... Read more

by admin, Thursday, May 12, 2022 7:16 am

Columns

Influenza in Americus Part 2: Navigating Uncertainty

By: Evan Kutzler For some, the 1918-20 influenza pandemic undermined confidence in expert opinions. An anonymous contributor to the Americus Times-Recorder asked readers whether wearing ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 8:27 am

community

Jayden’s Hidden Treasures provides financial assistance to families

By:  Laura McConatha Jayden Johnson would have been 19 years old on April 10, 2022. The third and youngest son of Fanesia and David Johnson, ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, April 27, 2022 8:29 am

education

Light it up Blue for World Autism Awareness Month

-By: Husna Habib, Special Education Teacher/ IEP Case Manager Sumter County High School Did you know? April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day, and April ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, April 27, 2022 8:21 am

Columns

Influenza in Americus

Part 1: The Force of a Train By: Evan Kutzler John Bradshaw knew the dangers of being a railroad foreman and, later, the superintendent of ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, April 27, 2022 8:17 am

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