• 72°

TRACY K. HALL, Author at Americus Times-Recorder

Obituaries

John Earnest Dickerson: May 6, 2021

Mr. John Earnest Dickerson, age 81, passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Heart of Georgia Hospice Inpatient Unit in Perry. Funeral services will be ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, May 10, 2021 12:12 pm

Obituaries

Nell Chapman Shiver: May 4, 2021

Mrs. Nell Chapman Shiver, 94 of Sylvester, died on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, May 7, 2021 4:32 pm

Obituaries

Sue Johnson Dupree: May 2, 2021

Mrs. Sue Johnson Dupree, age 85, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. Funeral services are planned for 2:00 PM ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, May 7, 2021 11:46 am

community

Stand By. Look Sharp.

We really live in a neat little village. Last Thursday we welcomed a sitting president to Sumter County. Why? Because he was visiting another president ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:20 pm

community

Cindy: 1 in 1.6 million

To give an informed picture, the Americus Times-Recorder (ATR) will be addressing a topic germane to every community, including ours: addiction. The following is the ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:30 am

Local news

Warriors wanted: the battle of addiction

The Americus-Times Recorder will fight the battle of addiction by using our strengths. In the weeks ahead, we will be shining some light on a ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:51 am

Local News

Hands Of Hope is more vibrant and alive than ever

By June B. Anderson It was my honor to attend the ribbon cutting and building dedication for the new Hands of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center, ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:40 am

community

Rise up, heart of mine! Rise up!

It is the early 80’s. It is Sunday evening. I am sitting in a pew. Maybe indigenous to all Methodists, but certainly to my little ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:17 pm

clubs/organizations

Smarr Smith Foundation honors the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

The Smarr Smith Foundation (SSF) was established to honor law enforcement officers in the spirit of officers Nick Smarr and Jody Smith. To honor their ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:08 pm

Local News

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office arrest a former dentention officer

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting an extensive investigation into contraband being brought into the Sumter County Jail.  As a result of this ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, April 23, 2021 1:39 pm

Local News

Americus City Council moves forward during April’s meeting

Mayor Blount and the city council met to vote for the April business before the city on Thursday, 4/22/21 via Zoom. The voting agenda was ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, April 23, 2021 9:15 am

Obituaries

John Edward Harris, Sr. : April 17, 2021

The funeral service for John Edward Harris, Sr. of Americus will be Thursday at 11:00 AM at Staley Memorial Garden.   The public walk-up visitation will ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 10:19 am

Columns

Warrior

I am a proud Alpha Gamma Delta, initiated at the great Mercer University. Growing up I certainly learned what it meant to “love my neighbor,” ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:33 pm

community

Southwestern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 18–24, 2021

Americus, GA – The Southwestern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 18–24, 2021, is raising awareness ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:40 am

Obituaries

Dianne Marsh Strickland: April 24, 2020, celebration of life: April 24, 2021

Dianne Marsh Strickland, 69, of Lee County, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. There will be a Celebration of ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, April 16, 2021 12:56 pm

Local news

Americus Mayor and City Council determine agenda for April

The Mayor and City Council of Americus addressed 21 items and set agenda for April’s action during the agenda setting meeting on 4/15/2021. The meeting, ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, April 16, 2021 12:46 pm

News

Law enforcement presence apparent in Sumter County

If you are driving about town today expect to see law enforcement in full effect. Traffic control is making an effort to insure everyone is ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, April 16, 2021 11:36 am

News

Vernon Jones, former Georgia State Representative plans to announce run for governor

Atlanta, Georgia/April 15, 2021 – Vernon Jones, former Georgia State Representative will announce his decision to run for Governor of the state of Georgia. He ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, April 16, 2021 10:47 am

Local news

Chief Mark Scott speaks on local opioid use

Over the past two weeks, three people have died here in Americus from apparent drug overdoses.  The Gwinnett Daily Post reported Saturday that there have ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, April 15, 2021 2:10 pm

Obituaries

Jack Caldwell Carter: April 6, 2021

Jack Caldwell Carter, 82 years of age, passed away on April 6, 2021, in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Carter was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Hugh ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:46 pm

community

Be the goat, my friend, be the goat

My best good friend, Fred, is in love with goats. Every breath they take she wants to experience. Every sound, every fun little gait, every ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:19 pm

clubs/organizations

Kiwanians enjoy update from Sumter County Schools

At their regular weekly meeting on Friday, April 9, the Kiwanis Club heard the latest information from Sumter County Schools (SCS). Superintendent, Torrance Choates, Associate ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, April 12, 2021 2:23 pm

community

Sumter County Board of Education votes to return to classroom for new school year and debates rental agreement

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) met on Thursday, April 8th and held several votes. To open the meeting Mark DiConsiglio, representing the Ombudsman ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:39 pm

education

South Georgia Technical College announces More Online Course Offerings through Statewide eCampus Platform 

Staff Reports Courses available 100 percent online, providing students more options, access, and flexibility Americus, GA—South Georgia Technical College is providing students access to more online ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:39 am

Local News

Americus-Sumter names honor graduates

Americus-Sumter High School recently named forty-six honor graduates for the school year 2020-21. The honor graduates’ names are as follows: Lauryn Carter, Valedictorian  Laura Fisk, Salutatorian ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:35 am

News

Manswell Peterson announces candidacy for Secretary of State

Staff Reports My name is Manswell Peterson and I am announcing my candidacy for the office of Secretary of State for Georgia. I will be ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:33 am

Columns

Junior Service League offers start of something new for girls

Leila Case The Girl Scout program has been in existence since the organization was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah in 1912 and has ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:30 am

community

Jayson Lin Named Schley County STAR Student 

Staff Reports Schley County High School’s Jayson Lin has been named the school’s 2021 STAR Student.  He has selected Leslie Reese as his STAR teacher. Lin ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:29 am

< Older