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Sumter County Board of Education votes to return to classroom for new school year and debates rental agreement

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) met on Thursday, April 8th and held several votes. To open the meeting Mark DiConsiglio, representing the Ombudsman ... Read more

2 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 4/8 to 4/9/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 4/8/2021 Carter, Victoria Lynn, 22, 4/8/2021 11:29 a.m., Battery Floyd, Martavious Antwon, 27, 4/8/2021 7:38 p.m., Hit and Run: Duty ... Read more

2 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Dawn Ammons named SGTC 2021 GOAL winner

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – What a difference a year can make!  Dawn Ammons, a cosmetology student from Ellaville, has been selected as ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC President Emeritus Sparky and Allene Reeves honor South Georgia Tech’s 2021 Outstanding Instructor of Year, ‘Chef Ricky’ Ludwig Watzlowick

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President Emeritus Sparky Reeves and his wife, Allene, presented South Georgia Tech’s 2021 Rick ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 4/7 to 4/8/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Report 4/7 to 4/8/2021 McClaney, Markel JC, 20, 4/7/2021 9:43 a.m., Criminal Trespass Americus PD Media Incident Summary 4/7 to 4/8/2021 ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Chef Ricky Watzlowick named SGTC 2021 Instructor of Year

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Ludwig “Chef Ricky” Watzlowick has been named the 2021 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year for South Georgia ... Read more

4 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Three SGTC students qualify for SkillsUSA National competitions

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Five students from South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) competed in the virtual state-level SkillsUSA competitions recently and three ... Read more

4 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus-Sumter names honor graduates

Americus-Sumter High School recently named forty-six honor graduates for the school year 2020-21. The honor graduates’ names are as follows: Lauryn Carter, Valedictorian  Laura Fisk, Salutatorian ... Read more

4 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Board of Education discusses voting items, legal action and rental rates

Having spent about 4 hours in work session, the Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) spent most of the evening speaking on items which will ... Read more

5 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 4/1 to 4/7/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 4/1 to 4/6/2021 Brown, Jykobe Raquan (Bonded Out), 20, 4/1/2021 9:41 a.m., Battery Brown, Kelvin Kentrell (In Jail), ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 4/1/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Report for 4/1/2021 Flowers, Kentavious Demarcus, 21, 4/1/2021 10:42 p.m., Possession of Marijuana or drug related object – Misdemeanor Romero, Felix, ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Statham Lake area residents disappointed in Planning and Zoning Commission decision

The Sumter County Planning and Zoning Commission met on March 25, 2021 to discuss rezoning of 60 acres in the vicinity of Statham Lake, off ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Farmers speak with our elected officials

Congressman Sanford Bishop and Senator Raphael Warnock made a stop at Minor Brothers Farm in Leslie on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The stop was one ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 3/30 to 3/31/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Reports 3/31/2021 Cliatt, Terrance West (In Jail), 29, 3/30/2021 4:38 p.m., Failure to obery sings or control devices/Driving while ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Synovus-Americus donates to SGTC Instructor of the Year

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – SGTC Culinary Arts Instructor “Chef Ricky” Ludwig Watzlowick was presented with a check from Synovus in Americus recently ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC to host OSHA Training Course

By Pat Peacock   CORDELE – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will host a 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) general industry course on ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 3/31/2021 to 4/1/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 3/31/2021 Barron, Carolina (Bonded out), 54, 3/31/2021 12:17 p.m., Failure to appear for finger printable charge – Misdemeanor ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Cheokas appointed dean of GSW’s College of Business and Computing

By Chelsea Collins; Director of Marketing and Communications for GSW’s Department of University Relations   AMERICUS — Gaynor Cheokas, DBA, has been appointed dean for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech to hold Virtual Resource Fair

By Pat Peacock   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will host a virtual resource fair April 5-8 to inform students of resources available ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 3/29 to 3/30/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 3/29/2021 Skipper, Christopher Todd, 40, 3/29/2021 3:31 p.m., Possession of Marijuana Less than an oz./Tag Registration Requirements/Driving without a valid ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 3/26 to 3/29/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary for 3/26 to 3/28/2021 Brown, Sakeida Mercer (Bonded Out), 32, 3/27/2021 12:51 a.m., Tag light required/Driving while license ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Update on teacher and education support personnel bonus payments

March 25, 2021 – The State Board of Education today approved Governor Brian Kemp’s and State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ recommendation that Georgia use federal stimulus ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Georgia public schools to receive $3.8 billion in federal stimulus funds, Sumter County Schools to receive portion

District Allocations March 26, 2021 – Georgia public schools will receive more than $3.8 billion — $3,824,434,000 – in federal stimulus funds under the American Rescue ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 3/23 to 3/25/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 3/24 to 3/25/2021 Dariso, Javaris Antwan (In Jail), 26, 3/24/2021 8:22 p.m., Failure to appear for finger printable ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Mayor and City Council vote to approve paving project

Mayor Barry Blount and the Americus City Council met for their regular meeting on Thursday 3/18/21. The voting agenda was limited; however, the council passed ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Kelvin Pless graduates from Troy University

TROY, AL (03/22/2021)– Kelvin Pless of Americus, GA, graduated from Troy University during Term 3 of the 2020/2021 academic year. Pless graduated with the Master ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 3/19 to 3/23/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Reports 3/19 to 3/22/2021 Burns-Williams, Devonte Marcus (Bonded Out), 28, 3/19/2021 1:04 p.m., Failure to appear for finger printable ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 3/17 to 3/19/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Report 3/17 to 3/19/2021 Bowens, Joe Anquan (In Jail), 30, 3/17/2021 3:05 p.m., Disorderly Conduct/Probation Violation Clark, Brian Eric ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

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