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Area Beat Report 2/12/ to 2/15

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Reports 2/12 to 2/15/2021 Cousins, Benjamin Alexander (In Jail), 44, 2/14/2021 3:54 p.m., Battery – Family Violence (1st Offense) ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 2/10 to 2/12/2021

Americus PD Media Incident Report 2/10 to 2/12/2021 2/10 717 Barlow St., Entering Automobile or other motor vehicle 113 Clearview Circle, Criminal Trespass Reddick Dr., ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Police Department makes arrest in armed robbery case from November

Press Release from the Americus Police Department February 12, 2021 Suspect Arrested Multiple Charges On 02-10-2021 at approx. 2:25 PM members of the Americus Police ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Americus Mayor and City Council vote to purchase previous Wells Fargo building on Forsyth Street

The Mayor and City Council addressed a 22-item agenda at the Agenda Setting Meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Except for voting upon streets to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Board of Education considers and denies Dr. Choates’ recommendation

During the regular meeting of the Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) on Thursday, February 11, the BOE voted to not accept Dr. Torrance Choates’ ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sheriff Bryant announces disposal of surplus vehicles at Board of Commissioners February Work Session

AMERICUS – At the Sumter County Board of Commissioners’ monthly work session, which was held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, February 9, Sumter County Sheriff ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Board of Education determines educational offerings for final nine weeks

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) voted 2-4 against Dr. Torrance Choates’ recommendation for Sumter County Schools to offer both face to face and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 2/9 to 2/10/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Report 2/9 to 2/10/2021 Bozeman, Brandon Leigh (In Jail), 25, 2/10/2021 4:48 a.m., Unlawful conduct during 911 call by ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 2/8 to 2/9/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 2/8 to 2/9/2021 Adams, Corey Tajuan (In Jail), 28, 2/8/2021 2:14 p.m., Failure to appear for finger printable ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Board of Education tackles many hot topics during work session

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held their monthly work session on Monday, February 8, 2021. It was a rather lengthy meeting, and many ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 2/5 to 2/8/2021

Americus PD Media Incident Report 2/5 to 2/8/2021 2/5 210 Tom Hall Circle, Aggravated Stalking 407 Sheffield St., Theft By Taking – Felony 706 Lellia ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Furlow Charter School Governing Board meeting today, February 8

Furlow Charter School has scheduled a called meeting of its Governing Board for this Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Area Beat Report for 2/4/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 2/4/2021 Cliatt, Chassity Marie, 43 (In Jail), 2/4/2021 10:14 a.m., Housing for Schley County Green, Deletavious Leounta, 25 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Georgia Southwestern reveals new name for student services building, Canes Central grand opening set for Feb. 19

By Chelsea Collins     AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is set to open its newly renovated $3.4 million student services building later ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Dr. Torrance Choates to recommend Sumter County Schools’ doors be opened

Superintendent of Sumter County Schools (SCS) is recommending to the Board of Education (BOE) the school system open their doors to students for the last ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Gene Haas Foundation donates $12,500 to South Georgia Technical College Foundation

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – The Gene Haas Foundation donated $12,500 to the South Georgia Technical College Foundation recently to support Precision Machining ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 2/2 to 2/4/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 2/2/2021 to 2/3/2021 Foster, Keith Eugene, 56 (In Jail), 2/2/2021 3:07 p.m., Holding for Paulding County Welborn, Jamal ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

National Park Service implements federal mask requirement for COVID‐19 prevention and protection

Press Release: UPDATED: Feb. 3, 2021 ATLANTA, GA – To protect the health of those who live, work, and visit national parks and National Park ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

First Friday: Ladies’ Night “Party Hearty” Make your plans for great fun!

Press Release from Americus Main Street: February 3, 2021   AMERICUS, GA FIRST FRIDAY  –  Ladies’ Night “Party Hearty” – On Friday, February 5, Americus ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 1/26 to 2/2/2021

Americus PD Media Incident Summary 1/26 to 2/2/2021 1/26 911 Parker St., Domestic Dispute 1002/1017 Hancock St., Recovered Stolen Property 1020 Hancock Dr., Entering Automobile ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Plains’ Allie Smith to be inducted into Georgia Women of Achievement Hall of Fame

PLAINS, Ga. – The Plains Historical Preservation Trust has been notified that Allie Murray Smith will be inducted into the Georgia Women of Achievement Hall ... Read more

1 month ago by admin.

Furlow Charter School Governing Board Meeting February 1 at 5:30pm

Furlow Charter School has scheduled a called meeting of its Governing Board for this Monday, February 1, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be ... Read more

1 month ago by admin.

Phoebe names Physicians and APP of the year

Albany, Ga. – Two Phoebe physicians who have played vital roles during the COVID-19 pandemic are being honored for their service to southwest Georgia.  James E. ... Read more

1 month ago by admin.

SAM SHORTLINE EXCURSION TRAIN ANNOUNCES 2021 SCHEDULE

Staff reports   (Cordele, GA) The SAM Shortline excursion train will kick off the 2021 Season on February 13 with a romantic Valentines Day Dinner ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Georgia Southwestern receives $11K grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to promote alcohol awareness

Staff Reports AMERICUS, GA (January 25, 2021) — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is proud to announce the receipt of $11,185 to participate in the Governor’s Office ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Georgia Departments of Education, Public Health join with superintendents to discuss vaccine distribution for teachers, school staff

Staff Reports January 25, 2021 –The Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Department of Public Health are bringing together school superintendents from across Georgia to ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 1/25 to 1/26/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Incident Report 1/25 to 1/26 1/25 158 Old Stage Rd, Criminal Trespass GA Highway 3 North at Mile Marker 17, ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 1/21 to 1/25/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 1/22 to 1/23/2021 Brown, Joe Nathan, 64 (In Jail), 1/23/2021 6:37 a.m., Burglary – Smash and Grab/Felony/Possession and ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

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