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Area Beat Report 10/26 to 10/27

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Bridges, Mary Juanita (In Jail), 57, Aggravated Assault Devane, Raymond Loren (In Jail), 41, Failure to Appear Douglas, ... Read more

10 hours ago by Ken Gustafson.

More good news for Americus

Mayor Barry Blount, City Manager Diadra Powell and grant writers  Sherry and Jeff Kurtz got back home this morning, 10.27.21 with great news. Barry reports, ... Read more

15 hours ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Chat it up with Chatty Light

We love the star which proclaims, “You are here!” It centers us, it gives us direction, it puts it all in context. Life would be ... Read more

17 hours ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 10/25 to 10/26

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Evans, Shannon Tavrous (In Jail), 44, Theft By Deception/Financial Transaction-Card Fraud/Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute/Illegal possession ... Read more

1 day ago by Ken Gustafson.

Early voting report through Monday 10.25.21

Sumter County Board of Elections (BOE) has reported on the traffic they are seeing during this early voting period. The numbers include Tuesday, 10.12.21. through ... Read more

2 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Board of Education names superintendent

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) had a special called meeting on 10.25.21 to enter into executive session. After about 15 minutes the BOE ... Read more

2 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 10/22 to 10/24

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Bacon, Taylor Diane (In Jail), 19, False report of a crime Britt, Shammus Jarrod (In Jail), 39, Aggravated ... Read more

2 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office celebrates Pete Smith

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) celebrated Sheriff Pete Smith’s life on the one-year anniversary of his death. There was a large gathering of staff ... Read more

3 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Southern Wholesale Glass, Inc. Announces their October 2021 Employee of the Month

Staff Reports Southern Wholesale Glass is excited to announce Justin ”Styles” Williams as our October 2021 Employee of the Month.  As we strive to help ... Read more

3 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

SGTC receives $1,029,733 grant to assist students

Staff Reports South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford announced that South Georgia Tech has been awarded a $1,029,733 Supplemental Assistance to Institutions of ... Read more

3 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

SGTC Board members support SGTC Jets Booster Club Sparky Reeves Golf Classic

Staff Reports AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College Board of Directors member Michael Coley was presented with his prize winnings from the SGTC Jets Booster ... Read more

3 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

SAM Shortline Excursion Train Kicks off 20th Anniversary Celebration

Staff Reports The SAM Shortline excursion train kicked off its upcoming 20th anniversary with a reception this past Friday October 15th. Local and state elected officials, ... Read more

3 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Phoebe Sumter CEO to Step Down

Americus, Ga. – Phoebe Sumter CEO Brandi Lunneborg recently informed the hospital board of directors of her intention to accept a new healthcare administration position in her ... Read more

3 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Magnolia Manor Of Marion County Earns National Award for Excellence in Quality Care

Staff Reports Magnolia Manor of Marion County in Buena Vista, GA has been recognized as a 2021 recipient of the Gold – Excellence in Quality ... Read more

3 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Local students graduate from Georgia Tech

Staff Reports ATLANTA, GA (10/18/2021)– The Georgia Institute of Technology awarded degrees to approximately 1,480 undergraduate and graduate students at the conclusion of summer semester. ... Read more

3 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Mayoral candidate Javarise Terry issues 100-day plan

 Staff Reports If elected Mayoral Candidate Javarise J. Terry issues his 100-Day plan to the citizens of Americus. In his first 100 days as Mayor, ... Read more

3 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Harvest of Hope update

            Harvest of Hope Food Pantry is in full operation as your mission as we seek to meet the needs of people in Sumter County.  If ... Read more

3 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Caterpillar Dealers from the Southeast serve on SGTC Advisory Committee

Staff Report Americus – South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford met with representatives from six Caterpillar Dealers from across the Southeastern United States, ... Read more

3 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Americus woman arrested for trafficking methamphetamine

Press Release Americus, GA (October 22, 2021) – On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the GBI Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office and Americus Police Department arrested Barbara ... Read more

3 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Americus Woman Arrested for Trafficking Methamphetamine

From the Georgia Bureau Investigation (GBI)   AMERICUS – On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the GBI Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office and Americus Police Department ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Twenty GSW students selected for President Jimmy Carter Leadership Program

By Chelsea Collins, GSW’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Department of University Relations   AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has named twenty freshmen ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area beat Report 10/19 to 10/21

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Bernard, Stephanie Suzette (In Jail), 40, Housing for Richland PD Bentley, Jasiuana Iykia (Bonded Out), 21, Being extremely ... Read more

6 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus City Council approves APD vehicle purchase

Americus’ Mayor and City Council met Thursday, 10.21.21 for the regular meeting. Brandi Lunneborg presented some information on COVID-19 and the numbers are trending in ... Read more

6 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Job Fair Held at South Georgia Tech

By Pat Peacock   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) and The Staffing People, a staffing and human resources company in Americus, recently joined ... Read more

6 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Holds Breast Cancer Awareness Day

By Pat Peacock   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Student Government Association (SGA) recently sponsored Breast Cancer Awareness Day on the SGTC ... Read more

6 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Chamber of Commerce holds Candidate Forum

The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce hosted candidates from the Americus municipal races on Wednesday, 10.20.21. The event was hybrid in nature as there was ... Read more

7 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Students of Fresh Start Academy hold mayoral forum

According to their Facebook page, “Fresh Start Academy works to improve the lives of young people, their families, and their communities by providing an opportunity ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Early voting turnout ending Tuesday 10. 19. 21.

Sumter County Board of Elections (BOE) has reported on the traffic they are seeing during this early voting period. The numbers include Tuesday, 10.12.21. through ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

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