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Phoebe encourages testing for those with symptoms

Update from Phoebe: Press Release  Albany, Ga. – As of Tuesday morning, these were Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers: Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 9/3 to 9/7

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Barron, Stephen Bernard (In Jail), 45, Theft By Shoplifting/Failure to Appear Bess, Derrick Jermaine (In Jail), 46, Theft ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 9/2 to 9/3

Americus PD Media Incident Summary 9/2 312 Poplar St. at Holley Grocery Store at 3:12 p.m., Criminal Trespass 327 McCoy St. at 5:04 p.m., Disorderly ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

It has been proclaimed! Sept. 16 is GSW Day of Giving

There is always a great return on giving. It is a quality we honor and admire. On Thursday, September 2, 2021, Georgia Southwestern (GSW) friends, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 9/1 to 9/2/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Clark, Anna Marie (In Jail), 28, Theft By Taking – Felony Washington, Tony Randal (In Jail), 56, Criminal ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC to Host Blood Drive Tuesday, September 14

By Pat Peacock   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Tuesday, September 14, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Tyler Harper visits Sumter County

General election day is November 8, 2022. On your ballot you will have an opportunity to choose Georgia’s next Agriculture Commissioner. Tyler Harper, a Republican ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Another amazing Rylander discovery

The Rylander Theater has revealed to us many amazing finds. From its architecture to its story, to the entertainment it provides, to the people who ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

In-Person learning return plan for Sumter County Schools

Release from Sumter County Schools dated: 9/1/21 Attention Sumter County High School Students and Parents Students will return for In-Person Learning Monday, September 13, 2021 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by admin.

Area Beat Report 8/30 to 8/31

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Dean, Devan Allen (In Jail), 26, Theft By Taking – Felony Johnson, Roderick Dantrell (In Jail), 39, City ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 8/26 to 8/29

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Calloway, Antonio Germaine, 39, Weekender Gosa, Robert Martin (Bonded Out), 48, Disorderly Conduct House, Michael Brandon (Released), 36, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Lunneborg says partial vaccination rate in Sumter County up by 2%, but more vaccinations needed

By Ken Gustafson     AMERICUS – In her weekly COVID update that was streamed on the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center Facebook Page on Friday, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 8/25 to 8/27

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Jackson, Christopher Monroe (In Jail), 18, City Probation Peeples, Jason Lenard (Bonded Out), 28, Failure to Appear Sammas, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

TCSG, GaDOE agreement will allow students to receive college credit for identified high school Career Pathways

By Pat Peacock   ATLANTA – The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) have collaborated to develop statewide ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 8/20 to 8/24

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Brunning, Timothy Luke (In Jail), 30, Aggravated Assault Clark, Cornelius Veron (Weekender), 46, Drug Court follow up Dice, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Furlow Charter School’s middle and high school scholars to utilize distance learning

Furlow Charter School’s (FCS) middle and high schools will be utilizing distance learning until August 31, 2021. FCS has an established safety and mitigation policy ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sheriff Bryant asks citizens to be on the lookout for stolen vehicle driven by escaped inmate

  AMERICUS – Sumter County Sheriff Eric Bryant strongly urges the citizens of Sumter County and the surrounding counties to be on the lookout for ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Lunneborg: “Delta spreads two times more quickly than any other variant of the Coronavirus that we have dealt with”

AMERICUS – During her weekly COVID update on Friday, August 20, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center CEO Brandi Lunneborg stated that the Coronavirus Delta Variant spreads ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Street name changed to honor former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

The City of Plains honored former First Lady, Rosalynn Carter, by changing the name of her childhood home’s street. Mayor Boz Godwin read a proclamation ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

City Council takes action to make tornado recovery more efficient

Americus Mayor and City Council met for their regular meeting on August 20, 2021. To begin the meeting Brandi Lunneborg, CEO of Phoebe Sumter Medical ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter Cycling to host Furlow Walk-Bike to School Day

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Sumter Cycling will be hosting Furlow Walk-Bike to School Day on Friday, August 27 at 7:30 a.m. Everyone is ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 8/18 to 8/20

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Jones, Travon Xavier (In Jail), 33, Failure to obey stop sign/Purchase, Possession, Manufacture, Distribution or Sale of Marijuana/Theft ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County BOE votes on COVID related protocol

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) has unanimously voted to require face coverings/masks for all students, staff, faculty and visitors on Sumter County Schools ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

City of Americus completes qualifying with three contested races

The City of Americus qualified candidates for city council and mayor on Monday August 16 through Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Races being voted upon will ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

With qualifying ending, Americus has 3 contested races

Qualifying for the City Election has officially ended with the following:     Lee Kinnamon  – Mayor Javarise Terry – Mayor Marcell Baker – Mayor ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

EMA Director Nigel Poole informs County Board of Commissioners on situation with tornado at its regular meeting

AMERICUS – Sumter County EMA Director Nigel Poole gave an update on the situation regarding the neighborhoods damaged by the tornado that hit Tuesday morning ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Board of Education to take up the discussion of face coverings and virtual learning options

The Sumter County Board of Education will hold a called meeting, Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the boardroom of the Sumter County ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 8/17 to 8/18

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Barker, Kendrell Bernard (In Jail), 39, Failure to Appear/Obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers Jackson, Sophia Lauren (In ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

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