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Georgia Southwestern to host 42nd annual MLK Convocation

By Chelsea Collins, GSW Director of Marketing and Communications   AMERICUS, GA (January 12, 2022) — Georgia Southwestern ...

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Public Works items, County Redistricting and Americus/Sumter County Joint Comprehensive Plan discussed at BOC Work Session

AMERICUS – The Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held its January Work Session on Tuesday, January 11 ...

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Candidates who qualified for County Commissioner District 3 Special Election

Sumter County is a political subdivision of the State of Georgia.  The governing authority of the county is ...

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Rayetta Volley appointed as new County Administrator

By Deatrice Harris Human Resources Director, Sumter County Board of Commissioners   AMERICUS – It is with great ...

education

Furlow emergency meeting regarding school closure; reversing Executive Director’s decision to close facility

Tuesday, January 11, 2022, the Furlow Governing Board held an emergency called meeting to discuss an Emergency School ...

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Area Beat Report 1/8 1/10

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Haynes, Keith Lamont (In Jail), 37, Probation Violation Hill, Quontqavious Markeese ...

education

Furlow Charter School to hold emergency called meeting January 11, 2022 at 5:00pm

Furlow Charter School has scheduled an Emergency Called Meeting for today at 5:00 p.m. in the FCS Media ...

business

Sumter EMC ranks high in ACSI score among utilities

(AMERICUS, GA) Sumter EMC is proud to be recognized with a score of “85” in the 2021 American ...

community

Annual Emancipation Proclamation Program awards scholarship

The annual Emancipation Proclamation Program sponsored by the local Lincoln Douglas Memorial Society is held on January 1 ...

education

Alison Humphrey: Chosen

There is something in each of us which longs to be chosen. To be chosen means we belong, ...

education

Furlow Governing Board Discusses Custodians & Seeks More Information about Temporary and Modular Units

At the December 21, 2021, Furlow Charter School Governing Board Meeting, all board members were present with the ...

education

South GA Technical College Foundation awarded grant from Sumter EMC Foundation

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS —The Sumter Electric Membership Corporation Foundation, Inc. awarded a grant in the ...

education

Erika Carrillo Arias named SGTC Human Resources Specialist

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Erika Carrillo Arias of Americus has been hired as the South ...

education

SGTC Announces President’s List for Fall Semester

By Pat Peacock   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford recently announced the college’s ...

education

Joshua Curtin named SGTC Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford announced today that Joshua ...

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Area Beat Report 1/1 to 1/5/2022

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Brown, Shania Lil’Faye, (In Jail), 19, Probation Violation Johnson, Myeisha Nicole ...

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Sumter County trash collection day changes effective January 2022

Ameri-Green Environmental is the trash collection agency for Sumter County residents.  Some may have noticed their trash was ...

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SGTC Spring Semester registration scheduled for Monday, January 10

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College’s (SGTC) Spring Semester registration is planned for ...

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Area Beat Report 1/3 to 1/5/2022

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary Angrish, Thomas, 18, Battery Bradley, Lajarius Daquawn, 23, Possession of MSD Marijuana or ...

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Baby New Year born in Sumter County

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – On Monday, January 3, 2022, Sumter County’s first birth of the New ...

education

Promises made, promises kept: Ignite CCA and TSG Resolute

One Sumter Foundation put out a call in March of 2017. The call was loud and made to ...

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James Gaston recognized for his service to Board of Elections

For nearly ten years James Gaston has served Sumter County through the Sumter County Board of Elections. His ...

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COVID-19 cases on the rise

Sumter County is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. As of 3:00pm Tuesday January 4, the Georgia Department ...

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Phoebe sees major spike in COVID-19 numbers and prepares to implement tighter visitation rules

Albany, Ga. – As of Tuesday morning, these were Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers: Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial ...

education

Marcellous Deshun awarded first Chief Vanessa Wall Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement scholarship

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Marcellous Deshun of Arlington, GA was awarded the initial Chief Vanessa ...

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Area Beat Report 12/30/2021 to 1/3/2022

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary Adams, Zachariah Luke, 38, DUI-Alcohol/Endangering a child under the age of 14/No Insurance/Suspended ...

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Former legendary NFL player, head coach and Americus native Dan Reeves dies at age 77

ATLANTA – Former legendary NFL player, head coach and Americus native Dan Reeves, who coached in four Super ...

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Retractions in the story: “Board of Commissioners approves Alcoholic Beverage License for Reflections Club at BOC Public Hearing”

The photo in the story entitled “Board of Commissioners approves Alcoholic Beverage License for Reflections Club at BOC ...

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