Ken Gustafson, Author at Americus Times-Recorder

Local News

Area Beat Report 1/21 to 1/23

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary Brown, Latonza Takelia, 37, Warrant Executed/Hands Free Device Required – 1st offense Brown, Nikia Shanone, 28, Aggravated Assault/Criminal Damage to ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 24, 2022 1:35 pm

Sports

Schley County Wildcats drop two straight over the weekend

From Staff Reports   MONTEZUMA, GA – After losing a hard-fought battle to Central Talbotton on Friday by the score of 63-59, the Schley County ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 24, 2022 12:57 pm

Sports

Lady Hurricanes fall to seventh-ranked Lander University

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University Women’s Basketball Team (GSW) fell to seventh-ranked Lander University (LU) by the score of 81-74 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, January 23, 2022 11:35 pm

Sports

Second Quarter run by Peach County the difference in Panthers’ loss

From Staff Reports FORT VALLEY – The Sumter County Varsity Boys Basketball Team (SCHS) made the trip up to Fort Valley on Saturday, January 22 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, January 23, 2022 9:03 pm

Sports

Lady Raiders end two game losing streak by drubbing Valwood

From Staff Reports VALDOSTA – The Southland Academy Lady Raiders (SAR) ended their two game losing streak by taking out their frustrations on Valwood with ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, January 23, 2022 4:43 pm

Sports

Hurricanes edge out Lander to earn first conference win of the season

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS — The Georgia Southwestern State University Men’s Basketball Team (GSW) edged out Lander University 62-61 for its first Peach Belt ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, January 23, 2022 2:12 pm

Sports

Raiders continue to roll, improve to 16-0

From Staff Reports   VALDOSTA – The Southland Academy Varsity Boys Basketball Team (SAR) is, in all probability, enjoying its best regular season in school ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, January 23, 2022 1:41 pm

Sports

SGTC Jets and Lady Jets sweep GCAA Conference opponents

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College Jets and Lady Jets both captured wins over their Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) opponents ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, January 23, 2022 12:34 am

Sports

Lady Wildcats clobber Macon County

From Staff Reports MONTEZUMA, GA – After its dominating 51-27 victory over Central Talbotton on Friday, the Schley County Lady Wildcat Basketball Team (SCHS) sent ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, January 23, 2022 12:02 am

Sports

Lady Panthers continue to roll through Region 2-AAA with win at Peach County

From Staff Reports FORT VALLEY, GA – The Sumter County Lady Panthers are cutting through Region 2-AAA like a knife through butter. After defeating Upson-Lee ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, January 22, 2022 11:41 pm

Local News

Traffic cameras at school zones, salary increases for DA’s Office and Board Elections discussed at BOC Regular Meeting

AMERICUS – At its monthly regular meeting at the Sumter County Courthouse on Tuesday, January 18, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) discussed several ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, January 22, 2022 5:54 pm

Sports

Fast start by Lady Panthers leads to decisive victory over Upson-Lee

AMERICUS – The Sumter County Lady Panthers (SCHS) did what they do best against Upson-Lee (ULHS) on Friday, January 21. They used their defensive pressure ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, January 22, 2022 12:42 pm

Sports

Panthers use 16-2 run in fourth quarter to defeat Upson-Lee

By Ken Gustafson     AMERICUS – For a good part of the second quarter and through much of the second half, the Sumter County ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, January 22, 2022 11:27 am

Sports

GSW Men’s Basketball Team falls to 17th ranked Augusta University

From Staff Reports   AUGUSTA – The Georgia Southwestern State University Men’s Basketball Team (GSW) fell to 17th ranked Augusta University 77-65 on Wednesday evening, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, January 21, 2022 4:00 pm

Sports

Multiple Lady Hurricanes chip in during win at Augusta University

From Staff Reports   AUGUSTA — The Georgia Southwestern State University Women’s Basketball Team (GSW) defeated the Augusta University Jaguars 85-73 in a Peach Belt ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, January 21, 2022 3:36 pm

Sports

Lady Jets defeat 17th ranked Florida Southwestern Buccaneers

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – In a battle between two nationally ranked National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I women’s basketball teams, the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, January 21, 2022 2:56 pm

Local News

Sumter Cycling to host first Saturday Ride of February

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Sumter Cycling will be hosting its first Saturday Ride in the month of February on Saturday, February 5. The ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, January 21, 2022 2:11 pm

Local News

Area Beat Report 1/18 to 1/20

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Jordan, Dexter Lamar (In Jail), 32, Disorderly Conduct Tondeee, Summer Alexis (In Jail), 28, Possession of Cocaine/Possession of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, January 20, 2022 10:00 pm

Sports

Southland boys continue magical season with win at Brookwood

From Staff Reports THOMASVILLE – The Southland Academy Raiders (SAR) are rolling and seem to be unstoppable. They made the 100-mike trip down to Thomasville ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:27 pm

Sports

SGTC Jets lose to Central Georgia Tech on a three-pointer at the horn

From Staff Reports   MACON – A last second three-point shot at the buzzer allowed the Central Georgia Technical College Titans to take a 76 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:14 pm

Sports

Lady Jets’ Dizeko named GCAA Player of the Week

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets freshman shooting forward Alexia Dizeko of Sion, Switzerland, was selected as the Georgia ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 7:37 pm

Sports

Lady Hurricanes defeat USC Aiken for second time to earn season sweep

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University women’s basketball team (GSW) defeated the USC Aiken Pacers for the second time this ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 7:23 pm

Sports

Hurricanes lose heartbreaker at home to USC Aiken

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University men’s basketball team lost in double overtime to USC Aiken Pacers by the score ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:59 pm

Sports

SGTC Lady Jets move up in NJCAA national rankings to 13th

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets were able to climb one spot in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:39 pm

Sports

Lady Wildcats dominate Stewart County to secure fourth straight victory

From Staff Reports   LUMPKIN, GA – The Schley County Lady Wildcats (SCHS) extended their winning streak to four with a 60-32 drubbing of Region ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 3:31 pm

Columns

Civil Rights and a Lived Theology in a Southern Town

January 13, 2022 Evan Kutzler   Note: A version of this review was published on H-Net in April 20, 2021, https://networks.h-net.org/node/11465/reviews/7596927/kutzler-quiros-god-us-lived-theology-and-freedom-struggle-americus. It is reprinted with ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 2:12 pm

Local News

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. honored and lost love ones from COVID-19 remembered at Americus Train Depot

AMERICUS – On Monday morning, January 16, a small crowd gathered at the Americus Train Depot on South Jackson St. for an MLK commemorative event ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 5:54 pm

Local News

Area Beat Report 1/13 to 1/17

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Allen, Destiny Hope (In Jail), 21, Unlawful use of a 911 telephone number/False Report of a Crime Banks, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 4:35 pm

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