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Staff Reports, Author at Americus Times-Recorder

Sports

Carr and Kemp issue warning about SEC championship ticket scams

From STAFF REPORTS ATLANTA – Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp recently warned football fans about ticket scams in ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:16 pm

Sports

Jets split at Central Florida Thanksgiving tourney

From STAFF REPORTS OCALA, Fla. – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Jets upset Central Florida in their own Central Florida Thanksgiving Classic basketball tournament ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:08 pm

Sports

Lady Jets sweep competition in Thanksgiving Classic Tournament

From STAFF REPORTS AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Lady Jets walked away with two big wins in the Lady Jets Thanksgiving Classic ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:06 am

Sports

ASHS hoops teams excel at Thanksgiving Shootout

By MICHAEL MURRAY ALBANY – The Americus-Sumter High School (ASHS) Panthers basketball team has gotten off to a great start in their 2017 campaign, jumping ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:30 am

Columns

Keith Wishum: Always

Sometimes the pressure is unbearable. “What if I blow it?” we worry. “There is so much riding on this.” How can we move forward when ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Sunday, November 26, 2017 6:35 am

Columns

Nancy Young: 11-25-17

Wildcats Jingle Jog Run set for Dec. 1 The Schley County High School cross country and track teams are having a “ Wildcat Jingle Jog ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Saturday, November 25, 2017 4:33 pm

Columns

Thanksgiving is over: what do I do with this food?

Now that we have feasted on all those grand, traditional Thanksgiving foods, what do we do when we look in the refrigerator and there sits ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Saturday, November 25, 2017 4:30 pm

Sports

SGTC Jets go 1-1 in weekend home classic

From STAFF REPORTS AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Jets split a home weekend on Nov. 17-18, winning a close game on Friday ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Saturday, November 25, 2017 4:27 pm

Sports

GSW Hurricanes, Lady ‘Canes take down FVSU

From STAFF REPORTS AMERICUS – Both the Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) Hurricanes and Lady Hurricanes improved their records on the young 2017 season, facing ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Saturday, November 25, 2017 4:25 pm

Sports

GSW Lady ‘Canes take down VSU at Storm Dome in 2017 season opener

From STAFF REPORTS AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) women’s basketball team defeated number-eight-ranked Valdosta State 62-54 in front of 612 fans at ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:33 pm

Sports

GSW Hurricanes earn comeback win in season opener

From STAFF REPORTS ALBANY – Sparked by 52 second half points, the Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) men’s basketball team pulled away from Albany State ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:31 pm

Sports

ASHS hoops kicks off season with preseason tilts against Northside -WR

By MICHAEL MURRAY WARNER ROBINS – Americus-Sumter High School (ASHS) has been abuzz for the past week as the Panther gridiron team’s second-round playoff appearance ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:30 pm

Sports

Wildcat comeback falls one-yard short as Schley edged by Eagles 22-21

By MICHAEL MURRAY CAMILLA – The Schley County Wildcats fell just one yard short of advancing in the state playoffs on the evening of Nov. ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:29 pm

Sports

Thomson inches past ASHS in overtime heartbreaker

By DONNELL SAMUEL AMERICUS – The Americus-Sumter High School (ASHS) Panthers put up quite a fight in the team’s second-round playoff appearance against the Thomson ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:29 pm

Local News

New Smarr-Smith endowed scholarship established at SGTC in memory of fallen officers

From STAFF REPORTS AMERICUS – A new endowed scholarship in memory of fallen Americus Police Officer, Nicholas R. Smarr, and Georgia Southwestern State University Campus ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:24 am

Sports

Macon County’s Meadows tapped for 2018 Under Armour All-America game

From STAFF REPORTS MONTEZUMA  – Christian Meadows, a senior football player from Macon County High School, was presented his honorary game jersey at the American ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:22 am

Sports

Hurricanes fall to late Highlander surge in final exhibition tilt

From STAFF REPORTS RADFORD, Va. – A strong second half from Radford led the Highlanders to a 72-63 win over the Georgia Southwestern State University ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:20 am

Sports

FCS, Schley teams excel at area, state cross country meets

By MICHAEL MURRAY Furlow Charter School’s (FCS) Maya Wynn was the big winner in the girls’ division at the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Class ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:20 am

Sports

ASHS, Schley headed into round two of GHSA gridiron playoffs

By MICHAEL MURRAY Both the Americus-Sumter High School (ASHS) Panthers and the Schley County Wildcats won significant victories in their respective Georgia High School Association ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:15 am

Local News

SCPS celebrates 25th anniversary of Pre-K program

From STAFF REPORTS AMERICUS — Sumter County Primary School recently celebrated Pre-K week with fun and exciting dress up days and special visitors. This year ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:39 pm

Columns

Keith Wishum: Things worth forgetting

What do you call a man who remembers his anniversary and his wife’s birthday, but who can’t remember the last time his wife made a ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:33 am

Columns

Joni Woolf: Delicious, healthy, small: a different twist on Thanksgiving

We write about Thanksgiving as one of our most important gatherings of the year. And it is. Some of us gather dozens (even more) around ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Saturday, November 11, 2017 12:37 pm

Columns

Nancy Young: 11-11-17

Historical Society to have annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale The Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society is again having its annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale on Saturday, Nov. 18, ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Saturday, November 11, 2017 12:36 pm

Columns

Leila Case: Three cheers for the red, white, and blue

Our American flag is flying high outside our doorstep as it does most every day but especially today in observance of Veterans Day, the day ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Saturday, November 11, 2017 12:35 pm

Sports

Wildcats blaze past Turner 14-6 in round one of playoffs

By MICHAEL MURRAY ELLAVILLE – The Schley County Wildcats have done it again, hosting the Turner County Rebels for the first round of the state ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:58 am

Sports

Panthers take 27-14 playoff win over Huskies

By DONNELL SAMUEL AMERICUS – The Americus-Sumter High School (ASHS) Panthers kicked off the Class AAAA state playoffs on the evening of Nov. 10 at ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00 am

Local News

South Georgia Tech students to benefit from new Hope Career Grant programs

From STAFF REPORTS AMERICUS – New and existing students enrolling at South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) have the opportunity to benefit from the expansion of ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 1:55 pm

National News

Sumter County commissioners recognized by Lifelong Learning Academy

From STAFF REPORTS ATLANTA – ACCG, Georgia’s County Association, recently awarded county officials with certificates for completing requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy. Recipients were ... Read more

by Michael Murray, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 1:54 pm

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