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Lost class ring on GSW campus returned 15 years later

By Chelsea Collins   AMERICUS – Ian Pierson, a former Americus resident, lost his high school class ring ...

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SGTC hosts special Holiday Buffet

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College Foundation and South Georgia Technical College ...

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Community votes on favorite SGTC ‘Light Up Your Future’ displays

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Nearly 1,000 individuals participated in the South Georgia Technical College sixth ...

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Area Beat Report 12/1 to 12/2

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Aycock, Spencer Roy Jackson (In Jail), 29, Probation Violation Ball, Lorenzo ...

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Large crowd attends South Georgia Technical College’s 2nd Drive-Thru ‘Light Up Your Future’ event

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – The cars just kept coming and the smiles were contagious during ...

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Area Beat Report 11/29 to 11/30/21

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Bennett, Bradley Wayne (In Jail), 37, Failure to Appear Bowens, Corshannon ...

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Phoebe Nursing Simulation Training Education Program Earns Brilliance Award

Staff Reports  Albany, Ga. – Phoebe won a regional Brilliance Award from Vizient Southern States for its unique program ...

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Harvest of Hope Food Pantry Update

Sonny Pinckard, Executive Director, Harvest of Hope             I hope you enjoyed the turkey or ham that ...

education

GEORGIA 4-H’ERS EXPLORE HIGHER EDUCATION PATHWAYS IN ATHENS

High school students from more than 30 counties explored pathways to higher education at a statewide gathering of ...

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First Friday Americus “Home for the Holidays!”

AMERICUS, GA – On Friday, December 3, Americus will hold its monthly “First Friday” downtown-wide open house. The ...

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Successful weekend for small business

Small Business Weekend was held after Thanksgiving. Downtown Americus promotes shopping small and shopping locally for lots of ...

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Sumter Cycling invites riders to ride in the Americus Christmas Parade

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – Sumter Cycling will be riding in the Americus Christmas Parade on ...

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Area Beat Report 11/29 to 11/30

Sumter County Sheriff’s office Media Arrest Summary Bowens, Corshannon De Onte (In Jail), 20, Theft By Taking – ...

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Area Beat Report 11/22 to 11/28

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Anderson, Kletner Louthaniel (In Jail), 53, Probation Violation Dodson, Shalisa Lamonica ...

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Area Beat Report 11/22 to 11/23

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Incident Reports 11/22 132 Laurel Circle, Deer Accident Report 245 GA Hwy 308, ...

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Area Beat Report November 16-21

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Blackshear, Ventira Laquanda (In Jail), 3, Theft by Shoplifting Coy, Joshua ...

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Jakob Eubanks Named Student of Excellence at SGTC

By Pat Peacock   AMERICUS – Jakob Eubanks of Americus was recently honored as the Student of Excellence ...

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Area Beat Report 11/16 to 11/19

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Barner, Shaquanda Lashay (Bonded Out), 28, Simple Battery Oconnor, Tina Wright ...

education

Furlow Governing Board approves Hazard Pay and Vaccination Incentive funded by CARES Act Funding

At the November 16th Furlow Governing Board Meeting, Furlow’s board members unanimously approved using CARES Funds to provide ...

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Advisory lifted

The City of Americus has received the news all testing of the water quality has been completed and ...

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Flags at courthouse retired and replaced on Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, 11.11.21 at 11am, members of the American Legion retired the American and Missing in Action ...

education

Paul M. Larkin, Jr. named SGTC Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Paul M. Larkin, Jr. of Leesburg, GA has been hired as ...

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Sumter County BOC votes to approve road abandonment

AMERICUS – The Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held its monthly work session on Tuesday, November 9, ...

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Nationally recognized talent coming to Sumter County

It is not unusual for the doors of Salem United Methodist Church on Upper River Road to be ...

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Area Beat Report 10/22 to 10/29

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Bridges, Mary Juanita (In Jail), 57, Aggravated Assault Burns-Williams, Davontae Marquis ...

Columns

He’s No Hobby Horse, He’s a Working ‘Cane!

By Michaela Reed, GSW senior English major   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern has welcomed eager and hardworking Hurricanes ...

education

SGTC alumnus brings high school students for tour

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Danny Hale, an Automotive Instructor at Heard County High School, graduated ...

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SGTC Holds Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Su Ann Bird AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Student Government Association (SGA) recently sponsored Breast ...

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