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Americus Police Department and GBI investigating shooting

Americus Police Department Press Release: January 23, 2021 Homicide The Americus Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are currently investigating a shooting which ... Read more

4 hours ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Saturday afternoon shooting in Americus

By Ken Gustafson   AMERICUS – There has been a shooting in the parking lot of the Perlis Plaza shopping center on West Forsyth Street ... Read more

8 hours ago by Ken Gustafson.

Shonda Boddie named South Georgia Technical College Registrar Assistant

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Shonda Boddie of Americus has been named as the Registrar Assistant in the Student Affairs office at South ... Read more

1 day ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Mayor and City Council recommend emergency sick pay be extended to end of March, 2021

The Mayor and City Council of Americus met for their regular meeting on Thursday, January 21, 2021. In their discussion, they gave the human resources ... Read more

2 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Michael Lewis, longtime GSW Public Safety officer, named new director

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) recently named veteran GSW campus police officer Michael Lewis as the new director of ... Read more

2 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 1/19 to 1/20/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Clemons, Contrevion Montrell, 23 (In Jail), 1/20/2021 4:22 p.m., False Statements or Writings, Conceal Facts or Fraudulent documents ... Read more

2 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Waddell voted in as new Board Chairman of Sumter County Board of Commissioners

AMERICUS – The Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) has a new Board Chairman. He is Commissioner Mark Waddell. Waddell was unanimously voted in as ... Read more

2 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Local attorney detained for grand jury hearing in Washington, DC.

McCall Calhoun, an Americus attorney who documented his participation on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021during the certification of the Electoral College votes, has been ... Read more

2 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Georgia Southwestern to host 41st annual MLK Convocation, Rev. Jane E. Thomas, Presiding Elder of the Fort Valley-Savannah Episcopal District, to serve as keynote speaker

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will host its 41st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation virtually on Wednesday, Jan. ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Police Department reports lowering crime stats to FBI

The Americus Police Department reported through a press release: Each month The Americus Police Department reports crime statistics to the FBI along with most of ... Read more

4 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Phoebe Tops 10,000 COVID-19 Vaccinations

Albany, Ga. – Phoebe will reach a milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination effort Tuesday, surpassing 10,000 vaccinations.  Through Monday, the health system had administered 9,326 vaccines ... Read more

4 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 1/15 to 1/19/2021

Americus PD Media Incident Summary 1/15 to 1/19/2021 1/15 1307 Douglas Circle, Suspicious Incident 505 Sharon Dr., Domestic Dispute 1403 E. Parker St., Battery 601 ... Read more

4 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Furlow Charter School called meeting of Executive Committee today at 5:30pm

Furlow Charter School has scheduled a called meeting of its Executive Committee on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be conducted ... Read more

6 days ago by admin.

SGTC Student Government Association welcomes students back for Spring Semester

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Student Government Association sponsored a “Welcome to Spring Semester” COVID-19 friendly event recently ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus City Council determines the action items for January meeting

Mayor and City Council of Americus held their agenda setting meeting on Thursday, January 15, 2021. Most of the 13 agenda items were sent to ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education have not come to agreement

The Sumter County Board of Commissioners met for their monthly work session on January 12, 2021. In closing the meeting, the BOC, along with County ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Board of Education votes on leadership and offers no further discussion on high school name

Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) met for their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, January 14, 2021. To open the meeting, Sumter County resident, Herschel ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Board of Education to discuss the name of new high school

Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held its monthly work session on January 11, 2021. To begin the meeting, Herschel Smith addressed the board and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Georgia US Senatorial results for Sumter and Schley County

AMERICUS – One of the most anticipated dates in the year 2021 came early: Tuesday, January 5, 2021. It was the day in which the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Johnny Griffin, Jr., joins South Georgia Tech as Air Conditioning Technology Instructor

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) President John Watford recently announced that Johnny Griffin, Jr. of Americus has joined the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 1/4 to 1/5/2021

Americus PD Media Incident Summary for ¼ to 1/5/2021 1/4 GA Highway 3 at Highway 30, Animal Complaint 119 South Lee St., Outstanding Warrant Executed ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Municipal Court is closed until further notice

By: Staff Reports Americus Municipal Court is closed until further notice due to citywide COVID 19 precautions.  Anyone with court scheduled for the month of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report for 12/31 to 1/4/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Incident Summary for 12/31 to 1/4/2021 12/31 189 Tommy Warren Dr., Burglary 460 Arch Helms Rd., Medical Alarm 500 US ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

More Georgians to become eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Release from West Central Health District January 4, 2021 Georgia will move to expand Phase 1A vaccination criteria within the next two weeks to include ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Clay Jones speaks out about being voted out as Sumter County BOC Chairman

AMERICUS – On Monday evening, December 28, 2020, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held a virtual called meeting at which Board Chairman Clay ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 12/29 to 12/30

Americus PD Media Incident Summary 12/29 to 12/30 12/29 Unknown Location, Contraband 119 A Hanson Dr., Aggravated Assault 300 West Church St., Entering Automobile or ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Thank you for being you!

By Staff Reports: We opened our presses to you for your words of thanks as we say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021.  The Americus ... Read more

3 weeks ago by admin.

First responder of the month: Donnie Gilliam

By: Staff Reports Lawson, Reid & Dean is proud to present the December 2020 First Responder of the Month Award to Donnie Gilliam, a full-time ... Read more

3 weeks ago by admin.

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