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Gov. Kemp: Georgia Department of Revenue to begin issuing special, one-time tax refunds

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Department of Revenue (DOR) announced May 11, 2022 that ...

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Update on early voting for May 24 election day

Sumter County is holding early voting for the May 24th election day. To date, 691 residents have cast ...

education

BOE approves raises

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) met for their regular meeting on Thursday, 5.12.22. The BOE utilized ...

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Area Beat Report May 11

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Aguilar-Hernandez, Jose Imber (In Jail), 34, Sentenced Calloway, Dayton Rashard (In ...

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Greene’s request for conference center and contract to maintain outdoor weather siren approved at Sumter County BOC Work Session

AMERICUS – At its monthly work session on Tuesday, May 10, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) ...

Columns

It’s OK not to be OK – World Mental Health Awareness Month

By: Mrs. Husna Habib IEP Case Manager @ Sumter County High School It’s okay to feel unstable. It’s ...

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Area Beat Report May 8 to May 10, 2022

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Brown, Davinci Lawrence (In Jail), 21, Criminal Damage to Property – ...

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On National Day of Prayer, there is a simple pause

“The first thing we have to do is pause. It’s important to pause. If we fail to pause ...

education

BOE implements new meeting procedure

Due to some technical difficulties, the Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) was unable to stream their agenda ...

business

Secretary of State Raffensperger hosts She Leads Virtual Workshop on developing fundraising strategies

(Atlanta) – Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is pleased to announce that She Leads will be hosting the ...

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Area Beat Report May 6 to May 8

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Cliatt, Chassity Marie (In Jail), 44, Housing for Schley County Floyd, ...

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Area Beat Report May 5 to May 6

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Cook, Alaya Sharlyn (In Jail), 39, Aggravated Assault Coy, Joshua Allen ...

DEVELOPING NEWS

Americus water supply: what exactly happened and when can we return to normal?

As is well known at this point, the entire City of Americus is under a boil water advisory. ...

DEVELOPING NEWS

Release from City of Americus on boil water advisory

Advisory in Effect Until Further Notice Americus, May 5, 2022: The City of Americus wants all citizens to ...

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Area Beat Report May 4 to May 5

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Flowers, Kentavious Demarcus ( In Jail), 21, Probation Violation Riggins, Jesse ...

education

SGTC Inducts Nine into National Technical Honor Society

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) recently inducted nine new members into the ...

business

Destination Sweet Spot

If you were on Elm Avenue around lunch on Thursday, April 21, 2022, you likely noticed there was ...

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Area Beat Report April 28 to May 4

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary McCoy, Cordarieus Reshon (In Jail), 30, Illegal possession of controlled substance/Abandonment ...

Columns

Influenza in Americus Part 2: Navigating Uncertainty

By: Evan Kutzler For some, the 1918-20 influenza pandemic undermined confidence in expert opinions. An anonymous contributor to ...

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Area Beat Report April 26 to May 2

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Cannon, Yana Tomeka (In Jail), 42, City Probation Leverette, Jaquan Desmond ...

community

Jayden’s Hidden Treasures provides financial assistance to families

By:  Laura McConatha Jayden Johnson would have been 19 years old on April 10, 2022. The third and ...

education

Light it up Blue for World Autism Awareness Month

-By: Husna Habib, Special Education Teacher/ IEP Case Manager Sumter County High School Did you know? April 2 ...

Columns

Influenza in Americus

Part 1: The Force of a Train By: Evan Kutzler John Bradshaw knew the dangers of being a ...

education

Makayla McCants Honored as SGTC Student of Excellence

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Makayla McCants of Oglethorpe was recently recognized as the South Georgia Technical ...

education

SGTC Horticulture Program Holds Plant Sale for Students, Faculty, and Staff

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College Horticulture program recently held a plant sale ...

community

Area Beat Report April 22 to April 25

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media arrest Summary Bridges, Sean Anthony (In Jail), 36, Aggravated Assault/Cruelty to Children in ...

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Surprise! In Georgia, you are not officially a republican or a democrat

Dan is a republican. He is very much proud of the republican party and his values line up ...

community

Time to register for Prison to Peanuts Ride is running out

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Sumter Cycling will be holding its annual Prison to Peanuts Ride on ...

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