Ken Gustafson, Author at Americus Times-Recorder

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Sumter Cycling to host First Saturday Ride in February on Saturday

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Sumter Cycling will be hosting its monthly First Saturday Ride this Saturday, February 4. The ride will begin in ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 30, 2023 10:26 pm

Sports

Schley County star WR JaLewis Solomon names five SEC schools in his top group

From Staff Reports   ELLAVILLE – According to a published report on www.saturdaydownsouth.com, Schley County junior standout wide receiver JaLewis Solomon, a blue-chip athlete in ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 30, 2023 6:58 pm

Sports

Lady Hurricanes cruise to 11-0 at home with win over Young Harris

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The 12th-ranked Lady Hurricanes were unstoppable in a 76-52 victory over Young Harris College Saturday evening and are now 11-0 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 30, 2023 6:17 pm

Sports

Jolicia Williams Named PBC Player of the Week

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University senior guard Jolicia Williams has been named the Peach Belt Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week. ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 30, 2023 5:36 pm

business

Phoebe Sumter Medical Center to hold meetings in early February

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Phoebe Sumter Medical Center will be holding a Professional Affairs Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 6 at 12:30 p.m. ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 30, 2023 5:12 pm

education

Joseph Jolly Honored as SGTC Student of Excellence

From Staff Reports AMERICUS – Joseph Jolly of Gordonsville, TN earned overall Student of Excellence honors for the Americus campus of South Georgia Technical College ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 30, 2023 4:52 pm

Sports

Jordan has career game in Hurricanes’ loss to Young Harris

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) freshman forward Jaylen Jordon had his best game as a Hurricane in a losing effort as ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 30, 2023 4:37 pm

Sports

Walker scores 29 and Lady Wildcats earn weekend sweep

From Staff Reports   ELLAVILLE – The Schley County Lady Wildcats (SCHS) are having one of their best seasons in school history. The 16-2 Lady ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 30, 2023 4:14 pm

community

Area Beat Report January 27 through January 30

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Dean, Joshua Scott (In Jail(, 37, Criminal Damage to Property – second degree/Criminal Trespass Garcia Dianna (In Jail), ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, January 30, 2023 3:39 pm

Sports

Missed free throws and turnovers prove costly for Panthers in loss to Tift County

AMERICUS – Saturday night’s varsity boys game between Sumter County (SCHS) and Tift County (TC) went down to the last few seconds and the Panthers ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, January 28, 2023 11:45 pm

Sports

Lady Panthers get steamrolled by Tift County

AMERICUS – In recent years, the Sumter County Lady Panthers (SCHS) would press other teams full court, create turnovers and score points off those turnovers ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, January 28, 2023 9:45 pm

Sports

GSW Baseball Team picked to finish fourth in Pre-Season PBC Poll

From Staff Reports   AUGUSTA, GA – The Georgia Southwestern State University Baseball Team is picked to finish fourth out of 11 teams in the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, January 28, 2023 5:33 pm

Sports

GSW Softball Team predicted to finish third in the Peach Belt in Pre-Season PBC poll

From Staff Reports   AUGUSTA, GA — The Georgia Southwestern State University softball team is picked to finish third out of 10 teams in the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, January 28, 2023 5:17 pm

Sports

Lady Raiders edge out Tiftarea to go to 19-2

From Staff Reports CHULA, GA – The Southland Academy Lady Raiders (SAR) went down to Chula, GA on Friday and edged out Tiftarea Academy 50-45 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, January 28, 2023 5:04 pm

Sports

Late game turnovers and mistakes prove costly for Schley County

ELLAVILLE – The Schley County Wildcats (SCHS) suffered their third straight loss Friday night, January 27, in a 67-58 defeat at the hands of Macon ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, January 28, 2023 1:29 am

community

Area Beat Report January 25 and 26

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Ledbetter, Robert Johnston (Charges Dismissed), 64, H0lding for Swainsboro PD Daniels, Jaquavious Tyler (Bonded Out), 18, Affray/Battery/Disrupting Public ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, January 27, 2023 6:38 pm

education

Georgia Southwestern hosts inaugural Gold Force Gala to benefit student scholarships

By Chelsea Collins   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) hosted the inaugural Gold Force Gala on Saturday, Jan. 21 in the GSW Storm ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, January 27, 2023 5:48 pm

Sports

Sumter County MS Panthers capture second straight Deep South Conference Championship

AMERICUS – Thanks to a 14-7 run in the second half and solid defensive play throughout the game, the Sumter County Middle School boys’ basketball ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, January 27, 2023 12:59 am

Sports

Sumter County MS Lady Panthers fall by one point in Deep South Conference Championship

AMERICUS – In all basketball games that close and hotly contested, free throws can and often do make the difference. In the Deep South Conference ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, January 26, 2023 11:30 pm

Sports

Walker scores 28 in Lady Wildcats’ victory at Central Talbotton

From Staff Reports   TALBOTTON, GA – Schley County junior guard Emma Walker poured in 28 points to help lead the Lady Wildcats (14-2, 10-2 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, January 26, 2023 4:36 pm

Sports

Big night for Williams as Lady Hurricanes defeat Columbus State

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The 12th-ranked Georgia Southwestern State University women’s basketball team (GSW) got back in the win column with a 85-80 victory ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, January 26, 2023 4:13 pm

Sports

Sumter County boys and girls tennis teams earn sweep against Westover

AMERICUS – The Sumter County boys and girls tennis teams (SCHS) began the 2023 season on Tuesday, January 24 with matches against Westover at the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, January 26, 2023 3:31 pm

Sports

Season-low shooting night dooms Hurricanes against Columbus State

From Staff Reports AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University men’s basketball team (GSW) shot a season-low 37.7 percent, hitting only 23 of 61 shots ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, January 26, 2023 2:57 am

Sports

Sumter County Middle School Panthers advance to Deep South Conference Championship

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Sumter County Middle School boys’ basketball team (SCMS) punched their ticket to the Deep South Conference (DSC) championship ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, January 25, 2023 8:01 pm

education

SGTC Aircraft Structural graduate lands dream job at Warner Robins Air Force Base

From Staff Reports AMERICUS – Makayla McCants of Oglethorpe, signed up for the Aircraft Structural Technology program at South Georgia Technical College as soon as ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, January 25, 2023 7:33 pm

education

Tredarrian Colbert named SGTC 2023 GOAL Winner

From Staff Reports AMERICUS – Tredarrian Colbert of Americus, GA, a Barbering student in Andre Robinson’s program, has been selected as the South Georgia Technical ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, January 25, 2023 7:18 pm

Sports

Raiders fall to Deerfield-Windsor in Rundy Foster’s homecoming

AMERICUS – Having extended its winning streak to nine games with wins over Valwood (66-52) and First Presbyterian Day School (78-45) this past weekend, the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, January 25, 2023 7:05 pm

Sports

Mitchell reaches 1,000 and Weaver breaks three-point record, but Lady Raiders fall to Deerfield-Windsor

AMERICUS – Southland Academy standout senior guard Riley Mitchell was able to reach a rare milestone in high school player’s career on Tuesday night, January ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, January 25, 2023 4:57 pm

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