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Ken Gustafson, Author at Americus Times-Recorder

Local News

Registration for Fall Semester underway at South Georgia Tech

By Su Ann Bird     AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will be hosting face-to-face Fall Semester Registration from 9 a.m. until 4 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, August 10, 2020 5:33 pm

Sports

Lady Raiders go 1-2 at Trinity tournament

From Staff Reports   DUBLIN, GA – The Southland Academy Lady Raider softball team (SA) began the 2020 season by traveling to Dublin, GA on ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, August 10, 2020 3:54 pm

Sports

Bloodsworth’s three-run home run a crucial play in Wildcats’ season-opening loss at Crisp County

CORDELE – The Schley County High School softball team (SC) put on a solid performance in their season opener at Crisp County (CC) on Thursday, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:12 pm

Local News

Update 8/10/20: Americus Police Department sponsors Back to School Giveaway for the students of Sumter County

AMERICUS – Though students in Sumter County won’t be having in-school instruction for the first nine weeks of the school year, the Americus Police Department ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:07 pm

Sports

Schley County’s Ross named to Pre-Season All-State Team while Long brothers garner Honorable Mention

From Staff Reports     ELLAVILLE – Schley County senior running back/strong safety Zamon Ross has been named to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:51 pm

Local News

GSW Foundation announces new board chairman, Lou Chase, at spring meeting

By Sydney Scott   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern Foundation Board of Trustees recently elected Lou Chase as chairman at its spring 2020 board meeting. ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:17 pm

Local News

A message to our customers: Georgia Power remains committed to working with customers amid COVID-19 concerns

By Kevin Kastner, Vice President of Customer Service   ATLANTA – Georgia Power remains committed to working with customers amid COVID-19 concerns. Since the start ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:44 pm

Sports

GSW Hail Storm to be rescheduled for May 2021

By Keith Michlig   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University athletic department’s annual Hail Storm event was suppose to take place in May of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, August 3, 2020 5:21 pm

Local News

Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith donates 1,500 masks to his native Macon County

By Marcus Johnson     AMERICUS – Like many successful professional athletes, Chicago Bears linebacker and former University of Georgia (UGA) standout Roquan Smith has ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, August 3, 2020 12:38 pm

Local News

Sumter County Schools goes virtual for the start of the 2020-2021 school year

By Tracy K. Hall     AMERICUS – Success often comes down to the dedication of a team. Very rarely can success stand alone on ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, July 31, 2020 12:27 pm

Sports

GSW Hurricanes earn 2019-20 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award

By Keith Michlig   AMERICUS – The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) is proud to recognize the Georgia Southwestern State baseball team, who has been ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:17 pm

Sports

Five GSW student-athletes earn ITA All-Academic Team honors

By Keith Michlig   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University women’s tennis team earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team distinction for the third ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:13 pm

Sports

Top Flight no longer undefeated, but Legends no longer defeated

AMERICUS – On the evening of Saturday, July 25, something had to give. Top Flight (TF) came into the close of Week 2 of the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, July 27, 2020 2:46 pm

Local News

South Georgia Tech incorporates new technology into program classroom instruction

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College has now placed a total of 25 interactive touchscreen monitor displays in classrooms and ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, July 24, 2020 6:59 pm

Sports

Birkeland and Norrman Named GCAA Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars

By Keith Michlig   AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University men’s golfers Elias Birkeland and Vincent Norrmanhave been named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, July 24, 2020 5:02 pm

Sports

Top Flight remains undefeated while Legends still seek first win

AMERICUS – On Thursday, July 23, the Top Flight Basketball Team (TF) showed why they are still undefeated at 5-0 as they defeated the Legends ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, July 24, 2020 3:30 pm

Local News

Online business classes offered at South Georgia Tech

AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) is offering two Business Technology Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) options that can be taken completely online Fall ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:14 pm

Local News

Sumter County Board of Commissioners approves lease agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management

AMERICUS – At its monthly regular meeting on Tuesday, July 21, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved a lease agreement with Enterprise Fleet ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:41 pm

Sports

Peach Belt Conference will delay the start of fall intercollegiate sports until October

From Staff Reports   AUGUSTA, GA– The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced on Wednesday afternoon that all fall competition will be delayed until Oct 1. This ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:39 pm

Local News

Criminal Justice Classes available online at South Georgia Tech

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Looking for a field that will lead to a great career after just one semester? South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:10 pm

Local News

South Georgia Tech to host Fall Registration July 21-23

AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will be hosting face-to-face Fall Semester Registration from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 21-23, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, July 20, 2020 9:44 pm

Local News

Three computer specialist certificates offered online at South Georgia Technical College

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Looking for a great career opportunity? Now is the perfect time to sign up for a Computer Information or Networking ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, July 20, 2020 9:15 pm

Sports

Former SGTC Lady Jets Assistant Coach Tomekia Reed offered four-year extension by Jackson State

From Staff Reports   JACKSON, MISS – Former South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Lady Jets assistant women’s basketball coach and Georgia Southwestern State University standout ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, July 20, 2020 8:48 pm

Local News

GHSA decides to push the start of high school football back to Labor Day Weekend

From Staff Reports   THOMASTON, GA – The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) has made the decision to delay the start of the 2020 high ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, July 20, 2020 7:47 pm

Sports

Top Flight engineers come-from-behind win at SCPRD adult summer basketball league

AMERICUS – Down by as many as 17 points in the second half, the Top Flight team was able to overcome its deficit and engineered ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, July 20, 2020 5:38 pm

Sports

Legends lose two straight in SCPRD Adult Summer League Play

AMERICUS – The beginning of the new Sumter County Parks and Recreation Department’s adult summer recreation basketball league is going well, but one of the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:58 am

Local News

Americus-Sumter High School temporarily suspends football and band practice due to COVID-19

AMERICUS – Americus-Sumter High School has decided to temporarily suspend the summer workouts and summer practice sessions of its football team and marching band due ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, July 17, 2020 4:56 pm

Sports

Former SGTC Lady Jet Ricka Jackson highlighted by Texas Tech

From Staff Reports   LUBBOCK, TX – Former South Georgia Tech (SGTC) Lady Jets basketball star Ricka “Maka” Jackson is a rising senior at Texas ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, July 17, 2020 12:11 am

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