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Local News

Plains hosts 23rd annual Peanut Festival

By LISA LAW PLAINS — As the crowds gathered Saturday alongside the main roadway, the anticipation of the crowds could be heard through excited chattering ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:58 am

education

State approves $3 million for renovation of GSW historic Florrie Chappell Gymnasium

AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) announces plans for the renovation of Florrie Chappell Gymnasium, the University’s oldest unoccupied building, thanks to the inclusion ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:25 am

clubs/organizations

Local nonprofit receives grant for Americus Colored Hospital

By Beth Alston   AMERICUS — The Americus-Sumter County Movement Remembered Committee Inc. has received a grant in the amount of $494,880 from the 2019 ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:24 am

Local News

Local law enforcement officers blessed at St. John’s

By Beth Alston   AMERICUS — During an impressive service at St. John’s Anglican Church Monday evening, individually blessed between 25 and 30 local law ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:22 am

Local News

Public notice

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by Beth Alston, Monday, September 30, 2019 3:30 pm

Obituaries

John Randolph Hodges Jr.: Sept. 28, 2019

ALBANY — Mr. John Randolph Hodges Jr., age 89, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. Funeral services ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Monday, September 30, 2019 9:49 am

Obituaries

Marjorie Hambric Easterlin: Sept. 24, 2019

AMERICUS — Mrs. Marjorie Hambric Easterlin, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Center. Funeral services were held at ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Monday, September 30, 2019 9:48 am

Columns

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

by Beth Alston, Friday, September 27, 2019 9:56 pm

Columns

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

by Beth Alston, Friday, September 27, 2019 9:56 pm

Columns

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

by Beth Alston, Friday, September 27, 2019 9:55 pm

clubs/organizations

GSW to roll out Day of Giving on Oct. 10

By Beth Alston   AMERICUS — The Georgia Southwestern State University campus and surrounding community will come together to raise money and awareness for university ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, September 27, 2019 9:54 pm

clubs/organizations

Americus-Sumter High students experience JapanFest

AMERICUS —Americus-Sumter High School students experienced Japan like never before at this year’s JapanFest Atlanta! The 33rd JapanFest was all about “traveling” to Japan to ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, September 27, 2019 9:51 pm

Local News

Sumter Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval of solar farm

By Ken Gustafson   AMERICUS — The Sumter County Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) met on Thursday to discuss whether or not to recommend the ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, September 27, 2019 9:50 pm

education

This place matters: The Florrie Chappell Gymnasium

By Evan A. Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu     AMERICUS — Parking at one end of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and walking to my office at ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, September 27, 2019 9:48 pm

Columns

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

by Beth Alston, Friday, September 27, 2019 9:36 pm

Local news

Church briefs: 9-28-19

AMERICUS Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church Everyone is invited to the annual Men and Women Day program during the 11 a.m. worship service Oct. 6. ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, September 27, 2019 9:33 pm

Uncategorized

Those who served: 9-28-19

As a member of the Army Air Corps, Sgt. John H. Todd (circa 1943) trained as a tail gunner on a B-24 bomber. Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, September 27, 2019 9:31 pm

Local news

Area beat: 9-28-19

Americus Fire & Emergency Services   (Sept. 23-26)   Firefighters responded to 16 calls for medical assistance Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on South ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, September 27, 2019 9:29 pm

Local News

Town crier: 9-28-19

­­AMERICUS Probe College Fair Tour: Georgia Southwestern State University hosts the annual Probe College Fair Tour from 8:30-11 a.m. Oct. 3. These are free events ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, September 27, 2019 9:28 pm

Local News

GBI shooting death probe results in 2 arrests

By Beth Alston   AMERICUS — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Americus Region 3 Office concluded its investigation of a shooting death that occurred on ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Friday, September 27, 2019 9:27 pm

Columns

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

by Beth Alston, Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:17 pm

Letters to editor

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

by Beth Alston, Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:15 pm

Local news

Those who served: Sept. 25, 2019

The 20-year career of Master Sgt. James W. ‘Jimmy’ Whaley Jr. included time served in the Korean War and Vietnam. He retired from the Army ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:14 pm

Local News

Real estate transactions: Sept. 25, 2019

AMERICUS — The following real estate transactions were recently recorded in the Sumter County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office. The date indicates when filed. Jose ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:12 pm

Local news

Area beat: Sept. 25, 2019

Americus Fire & Emergency Services   (Sept. 20-23) Firefighters responded to 19 calls for medical assistance. Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Crawford Street. ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:11 pm

Local News

Town crier: Sept. 25, 2019

­­AMERICUS Probe College Fair Tour: Georgia Southwestern State University hosts the annual Probe College Fair Tour from 8:30-11 a.m. Oct. 3. These are free events ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:09 pm

business

Smoothie King to open in Americus

AMERICUS — Kevin Butler, president of D&DSK, a long-time Smoothie King franchisee, has announced that he’ll be opening the latest Smoothie King in Americus. “We’re ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:08 pm

education

Georgia Organics partners with state agencies to recognize 90 school districts for Farm to Table advancement

ATLANTA — Georgia Organics cohosted the 2019 Golden Radish Awards on Sept. 17 at the Mercedes Benz Stadium. Ninety Georgia school systems received recognition for their ... Read more

by Beth Alston, Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:07 pm

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