Ken Gustafson, Author at Americus Times-Recorder

Newsletter

Football players sacrificing in the summer to showcase their skills in the fall

It’s summer time, time for kids of all ages to take a break from the rigors of school. During this time of the year, many ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, June 21, 2024 6:25 pm

education

South Georgia Tech holds high school equivalency graduation ceremony

By Su Ann Bird   South Georgia Technical College held its 2024 Summer High School Equivalency graduation ceremony recently in the John M. Pope Industrial ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, June 20, 2024 12:21 pm

Local news

Local tourism dollars talked about at city council meeting

On Tuesday, June 18, the Americus City Council held one of its two monthly meetings. At the meeting, Summer Murray, Chair of the Visit Americus ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, June 19, 2024 4:55 pm

Newsletter

8u Kansas team overwhelms LSU in DHBC play

It was a hard-fought battle between both the Kansas and LSU 8u boys basketball teams, but the Kansas team overwhelmed LSU early and often and ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, June 12, 2024 6:35 pm

Columns

Loran Smith’s sports column: Wes Johnson

In all likelihood, Georgia baseball coach Wes Johnson is not a devotee of medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer. He may not have studied Chaucer, and he ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, June 11, 2024 12:18 pm

Local news

Former UN Ambassador Andrew Young Addresses audience at Georgia Southwestern

On Saturday, June 8, former Atlanta Mayor and UN Ambassador Andrew Young spoke to an audience at Georgia Southwestern State University in support of the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, June 11, 2024 11:08 am

Local news

Numerous children take part in the annual Fishing Rodeo in Plains

On Saturday morning, June 1, numerous kids came out to participate in the annual Fishing Rodeo, which took place at a stock pond outside the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, June 7, 2024 1:29 pm

Newsletter

Schley County linebacker Zayden Walker verbally commits to Georgia

Dawgnation.com is reporting that Schley County linebacker Zayden Walker verbally committed to Georgia on Wednesday, June 5. According to information from an article written by ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, June 6, 2024 11:47 am

Local News

Area Beat Report June 4, 2024

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Denmark, Trevor Keashawn (In Jail), 26, Criminal Trespass Grimes, Michael Gage (Bonded Out), 17, Possession of pistol or ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, June 5, 2024 1:16 pm

Newsletter

Runners pound the pavement to benefit the Methodist Children’s Home

Sixty-Nine runners came out on a beautiful Saturday morning on June 1 to participate in the 12th annual Home Run 5k to benefit the Methodist ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, June 4, 2024 3:28 pm

Columns

Loran Smith’s Sports Column: Charlie Condon

A few weeks ago in Phoenix, the Arizona Diamondbacks were hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers which brought about an opportunity to see the Japanese superstar ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, June 4, 2024 12:18 pm

Newsletter

11U UCONN uses second half run to defeat Tennessee in DHBC play

The 11U boys UCONN team went on a 23-6 run in the second half and dominated their way to a 48-33 victory over Tennessee on ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 3, 2024 7:57 pm

Newsletter

Southland’s Perry Usher signs baseball scholarship with Albany State

Another local high school student-athlete has realized his dream of playing at the next level. On Monday, June 3, Southland Academy multi-sport standout athlete Perry ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 3, 2024 3:09 pm

Local News

Area Beat Report May 31 through June 3, 2024

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Clayton, Lorenzo (In Jail), 68, Aggravated Assault/Cruelty to Children Durham, Demarcus Kywan (In Jail), 25, Fleeing or attempting ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 3, 2024 12:55 pm

Newsletter

Georgia Southwestern honored for Make-A-Wish fundraising events

From Staff Reports   Georgia Southwestern State University earned the LeeAnn Noble Make-A-Wish Most Improved Award for its fundraising efforts during the 2023-24 school year ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, May 30, 2024 1:47 pm

Newsletter

Dwight Harris Boys Club Basketball League to start its 13th season this summer

Now that school is out for the summer, many kids throughout Sumter County and the surrounding counties will be looking for something fun to do ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, May 30, 2024 1:11 pm

Local news

Area Beat Report May 29, 2024

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Beamon, Todd Bradley (In Jail), 40, Probation Violation Butts, Sherman Shermain (In Jail), 44, Battery/Entering Auto/Theft By Taking ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, May 30, 2024 11:10 am

Sports

GSW Leads PBC in 2023-24, Earns Fourth Presidents’ Academic Award

Article provided by the Peach Belt Conference   HILTON HEAD, SC – Georgia Southwestern State University won its second consecutive Peach Belt Conference Presidents’ Academic ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, May 29, 2024 5:03 pm

Sports

Several GSW baseball players are competing in summer leagues across the country

AMERICUS – Several Georgia Southwestern State University baseball players are continuing to hewn their skills as they compete in various summer leagues across the country. ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, May 29, 2024 4:41 pm

Local news

Area Beat Report May 28, 2024

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Davis, Claudius Devon (In Jail), 40, Obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers Davis, Ladarius Deandre (In Jail), 25, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, May 29, 2024 12:59 pm

Local news

Sumter Cycling presents Sweet Corn Ride Saturday, June 1

AMERICUS – Sumter Cycling will host its monthly Saturday Ride on Saturday, June 1. This particular ride is called the Sweet Corn Ridge and it ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, May 28, 2024 5:38 pm

Local news

Area Beat Report May 24 through May 26, 2024

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Bowens, Christopher Julius (In Jail), 29, Battery – Family Violence Cutter, Joseph (In Jail), 33, Hold for Camden ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, May 28, 2024 5:23 pm

education

Members of the Sumter County High School Class of 2024 receive their diplomas and become graduates

AMERICUS – On a balmy Friday evening in front of a jam-packed crowd at Alton Shell Stadium, 214 members of the Sumter County High School ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, May 24, 2024 11:31 pm

Sports

GSW’s Euson and McCollum continue to receive postseason accolades

By Keith Michlig, GSW Associate Director of Athletics for Communications and Marketing   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University baseball team placed two players ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, May 24, 2024 1:50 pm

Local news

Area Beat Report May 23, 2024

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Baker, Shawn Ronald (Time Served), 46, County Disorderly Conduct Cladd, Carishma Deasia (Bond Out), 24, Driving while license ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, May 24, 2024 1:21 pm

Sports

Lady Hurricanes’ Tennis Team Earns PBC Sportsmanship Award

By Keith Michlig, GSW Associate Director of Athletics for Communications and Marketing   AUGUSTA, GA – Georgia Southwestern State University has been selected as the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, May 23, 2024 4:17 pm

Local news

Area Beat Report May 22, 2024

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Cole, Joshua (In Jail), 34, Battery Crews, Travon J (In Jail), 24, Conspiracy to commit a crime/Illegal possession ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, May 23, 2024 2:53 pm

Sports

Former Americus High standouts Kent Hill and Leonard Pope named to Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024

AMERICUS – The Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame recently released its list of the Class of 2024 and two former Americus High football ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, May 23, 2024 2:04 pm

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