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One man’s trash is another’s treasure

By:  Leila Case One man’s trash is another’s treasure. And that’s exactly what you’ll find at the Junior Service League’s 2021 Attic Sale at the ... Read more

6 days ago by admin.

Storms

I started brewing storms when I was in the second grade. Storms are like great symphonies, they come in light and delightful, bringing with them ... Read more

7 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Is Providence Canyon anything but a good example of bad behavior? Part 10 Running the Film Backwards

By:  Burt Carter The view from the top Now that you know what James Hutton inferred from his observations in Scotland, we can see how ... Read more

3 weeks ago by admin.

Graduation Day: 1990 v. 2021

It is 1990. I am in a black gown and cap. I am in an unairconditioned gym with a mural of a raider looking thing ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

What Makes a Place Historic?

Evan A. Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu The National Register of Historic Places, administered by the National Park Service, is one of the more misunderstood parts of the ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Stand By. Look Sharp.

We really live in a neat little village. Last Thursday we welcomed a sitting president to Sumter County. Why? Because he was visiting another president ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Is Anthony School Worth Mourning?

Evan Kutzler   The first time I stepped into Anthony School, the building was a ruin on its way to becoming a parking lot. Four ... Read more

2 months ago by admin.

Rise up, heart of mine! Rise up!

It is the early 80’s. It is Sunday evening. I am sitting in a pew. Maybe indigenous to all Methodists, but certainly to my little ... Read more

2 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Warrior

I am a proud Alpha Gamma Delta, initiated at the great Mercer University. Growing up I certainly learned what it meant to “love my neighbor,” ... Read more

2 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Be the goat, my friend, be the goat

My best good friend, Fred, is in love with goats. Every breath they take she wants to experience. Every sound, every fun little gait, every ... Read more

2 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Junior Service League offers start of something new for girls

Leila Case The Girl Scout program has been in existence since the organization was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah in 1912 and has ... Read more

2 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Little altars everywhere!

I have a crown on my house. As much as I love architectural detail, I am completely stupid at calling those details by name. I ... Read more

3 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

It’s curtain time soon at historic Rylander Theatre

By: Leila Case The arts that include visiting museums and live entertainment are among the things I’ve missed most this past year so needless I’m ... Read more

3 months ago by admin.

Carved in Americus: One Confederate Ring

By:  Evan A. Kutzler An early visitor to the Confederate Museum (now the American Civil War Museum) in Richmond, Virginia, first entered a “Solid South” ... Read more

3 months ago by admin.

Loren Smith’s column on Covey Rise Plantation

CAMILLA – It would not require any genius to conclude that the name of this agribusiness enclave had to have been connected to a female ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

What’s in a name?

From the courthouse folks come to our office, form in hand, requesting us to let the world know they have every intention of claiming a ... Read more

3 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

A word from Chief Mark Scott

Last month we published an article addressing the recent increase in gang related gun violence here in Americus and across the country.  Since that article ... Read more

3 months ago by admin.

Naming your Hallelujahs

I grew up on Upper River Road here in Americus. To go to town or to school I would ride past the home of Margot ... Read more

3 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Ball Played As It Lies

I know little to nothing about golf. I know I like the idea of it. I know I like the people who play. I like ... Read more

3 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Fueling Up: Early Filling Stations in Americus

By:  Evan A. Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu At least twice during the Great Depression, Charles Monroe Hale Jr. boarded a plane and, circling Americus, photographed the city ... Read more

3 months ago by admin.

The story of your perfectly ordinary face

I was walking the streets of downtown Americus looking for a story to be told. I had been promised one and sought it out. I ... Read more

4 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sunshine, camellias are nature’s wonders

Leila Case As I write, it is pouring rain but thankfully it has stopped and the sun is shining at least for a few days. ... Read more

4 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Your package has been delivered!

I am going through a fun season. I get up early in the morning, sit on my red sofa and go shopping. The things I ... Read more

4 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

The truth about the monsters under your bed

My bed sits high off the floor. In fact, I have a little bitty staircase helping me get into it. Isn’t that ridiculous? But I ... Read more

4 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Camellias, crystal, Walmart receipts and tiny surprises of goodness

One of my camellia bushes is busting out all over in glory. When I say she is busting out, she is going full throttle and ... Read more

4 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Loran Smith’s Weekly Feature Column: Cotton Today

There was a time when only the months of November, December and January had no connection with the growing of cotton, the South’s most notorious ... Read more

4 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

You’re my favorite!

My parents once sent Valentine’s flowers to my office in Macon. Delighted, I opened the card to read: “Happy Valentine’s Day, don’t tell Seth, but ... Read more

4 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Historic Rylander Theatre is ‘Celebrating a Century’; Trust passes the gavel

By Leila Case There’s a lot to celebrate, however, because of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions we can’t have an up close and personal celebration. ... Read more

5 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

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