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TRACY K. HALL, Author at Americus Times-Recorder

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Chief Mark Scott: “Ready and willing to start the dialogue

As we closed out 2020, a challenging year by all accounts, there was a bit of good news. As you may be aware, we report ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:23 pm

Columns

Sunshine, camellias are nature’s wonders

Leila Case As I write, it is pouring rain but thankfully it has stopped and the sun is shining at least for a few days. ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:11 pm

education

Teachers and parents in support of students recognized at Board of Education meeting

Dr. Torrance Choates continues his “Teachers and Parents in Support of Students” recognition program at the February monthly Board of Education Meeting. This month, Americus-Sumter ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:17 pm

Local news

Georgia Southwestern revealed new name for student services building at grand opening

By Chelsea Collins   AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) held a grand opening on Friday, February 19, for the school’s newly renovated $3.4 ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:09 pm

Obituaries

Mrs. Bobbie Lou Smothers Balkcom:  February 20, 2021

“THE PHENOMENAL” MRS. BOBBIE LOU SMOTHERS BALKCOM August 1931 – February 2021   Mrs. Bobbie Lou Smothers Balkcom, the daughter of the late Ozie Smothers ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:55 pm

Local news

Four-way stops to be installed on HW 30/Adderton St and Armory Dr./Magnolia St.

Next month, Georgia DOT crews will implement new all-way stop traffic control at the intersection of Georgia 30/Adderton Street and Armory Drive/Magnolia Street in Americus.  ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:22 pm

Editorials

Your package has been delivered!

I am going through a fun season. I get up early in the morning, sit on my red sofa and go shopping. The things I ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:02 pm

Local news

Georgia Department of Transportation approves location and design for bridge on Lee Street

The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has approved the location and design of Project #0013752 for Sumter County, a project that would replace the ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, February 19, 2021 11:53 am

Obituaries

Emily Lou Smitherman: February 17, 2021

In Loving Memory of Emily Lou Smitherman Emily Smitherman, 91,  passed away peacefully, on February 17th at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Americus, GA, where ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:20 pm

Obituaries

Jewel Carolyn Melvin Phillips: January 27, 2021

Mrs. Jewel Carolyn Melvin Phillips, age 85, of Plains, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Center. Due to the COVID-19 ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:10 pm

Obituaries

Mildred Wellons Tyler: February 17, 2021

Mildred Wellons Tyler, 97, died after a brief illness on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Perfect Care in Americus. She was born April 25, 1923, ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:04 pm

Obituaries

William “Billy” White: February 16, 2021

Mr. William “Billy” White age 55 of Americus, passed away early Tuesday morning February 16, 2021 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, GA. ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:22 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

Christopher Hurley, Jr. and Devonte Jamal Tucker wanted in recent series of shootings

  UPDATE: AS OF 2:20 ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH: Devonte Tucker is in custody   Press Release from the Americus Police Department February 17, 2021 ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:02 am

Editorials

The truth about the monsters under your bed

My bed sits high off the floor. In fact, I have a little bitty staircase helping me get into it. Isn’t that ridiculous? But I ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:29 am

Obituaries

Frank Vernon Ellenburg, III, “Bubba”: February 13, 2021

Frank Vernon Ellenberg, III, “Bubba”, age 59, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 in Serenity Place Hospice of Dublin. Mr. Ellenberg was born on ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:16 am

Local news

GBI and Americus PD make arrests in Americus homicide

Press Release: FEBRUARY 15, 2021 Americus, GA (February 15, 2021) – On Friday, February 12, 2021, Prelvis McKenzie, age 31 of Americus, and Kenyatta Harvey, age ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 7:38 am

Local news

Americus Police Department makes arrest in armed robbery case from November

Press Release from the Americus Police Department February 12, 2021 Suspect Arrested Multiple Charges On 02-10-2021 at approx. 2:25 PM members of the Americus Police ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, February 12, 2021 2:57 pm

Obituaries

Willard Bradley “Muff” Martin: February 8, 2021

Mr. Willard Bradley “Muff” Martin, 88 of Americus, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, GA. Due to the ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, February 12, 2021 2:52 pm

Local News

Americus Mayor and City Council vote to purchase previous Wells Fargo building on Forsyth Street

The Mayor and City Council addressed a 22-item agenda at the Agenda Setting Meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Except for voting upon streets to ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, February 12, 2021 2:49 pm

education

Sumter County Board of Education considers and denies Dr. Choates’ recommendation

During the regular meeting of the Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) on Thursday, February 11, the BOE voted to not accept Dr. Torrance Choates’ ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, February 12, 2021 1:01 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Sumter County Board of Education determines educational offerings for final nine weeks

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) voted 2-4 against Dr. Torrance Choates’ recommendation for Sumter County Schools to offer both face to face and ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:49 pm

Editorials

Camellias, crystal, Walmart receipts and tiny surprises of goodness

One of my camellia bushes is busting out all over in glory. When I say she is busting out, she is going full throttle and ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:54 am

Obituaries

William Curtis Wellons: February 5, 2021

William Curtis Wellons of Warner Robins died Friday, February 5, 2021 at his residence at the age of 57. He was born in Americus, the ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:33 am

education

Sumter County Board of Education tackles many hot topics during work session

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held their monthly work session on Monday, February 8, 2021. It was a rather lengthy meeting, and many ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:29 am

Obituaries

Larry Fred Rohan, Sr.: January 23, 2021

We lost an incredible man on January 23, 2021. Larry Fred Rohan Sr., 72, was a husband, father, brother, son, best friend and an all-around ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, February 5, 2021 3:31 pm

education

Dr. Torrance Choates to recommend Sumter County Schools’ doors be opened

Superintendent of Sumter County Schools (SCS) is recommending to the Board of Education (BOE) the school system open their doors to students for the last ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, February 5, 2021 11:57 am

Local News

National Park Service implements federal mask requirement for COVID‐19 prevention and protection

Press Release: UPDATED: Feb. 3, 2021 ATLANTA, GA – To protect the health of those who live, work, and visit national parks and National Park ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:15 pm

Local news

First Friday: Ladies’ Night “Party Hearty” Make your plans for great fun!

Press Release from Americus Main Street: February 3, 2021   AMERICUS, GA FIRST FRIDAY  –  Ladies’ Night “Party Hearty” – On Friday, February 5, Americus ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 11:57 am

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