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Oak Grove Cemetery: A Shelter for the Dead, A Park for the Living

BY: Evan A. Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu Most visitors have a specific destination when visiting Oak Grove Cemetery—the final resting place of a close family member, a ... Read more

1 week ago by admin.

Renominated for 1980, Pres. Carter Says, “We’ve Been Tested Under Fire”

By:  D. Jason Berggren Note: D. Jason Berggren is an associate professor of political science at Georgia Southwestern State University. This is the eighth article ... Read more

2 months ago by admin.

The 19th amendment stirs memories

By:  Leila Case As we approach the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution that granted American women ... Read more

3 months ago by admin.

An Ode to the Simple Life

By:  Joni Woolf I don’t pay a lot of attention to Facebook, at least not as much as some of my friends and relatives do. ... Read more

3 months ago by admin.

Chief Mike Tracy: What the Resume Doesn’t Tell You

By:  Tracy K. Hall At the age of 12, a young Mike Tracy was tasked with fetching milk for his family’s breakfast table. While another ... Read more

3 months ago by admin.

Part 4: An Americus Lynching: Remembering and Commemorating

By: Evan A. Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu   Daniel Stallings. William Barrow. William Redding. The violence on June 21, 1913, that took these lives did not occur ... Read more

4 months ago by admin.

“Very Relieved that the Primaries are Over”, Pres. Carter Earns 1980 Delegate Majority

By:  D. Jason Berggren Note: D. Jason Berggren is an associate professor of political science at Georgia Southwestern State University. This is the seventh article ... Read more

4 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Part 3: An Americus lynching: The lost counternarrative

By:  Evan Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu   Vagrant. Drunk. Killer. These images became central to the dominant white narrative in 1913 and remain so today. In 2018 ... Read more

4 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Part 2: An Americus lynching. The law of Cotton Avenue.

By: Evan A. Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu   The arrests on Cotton Avenue were designed to be visible. On Wednesday, September 18, 1912, at 3 p.m., Police ... Read more

5 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

An Americus Lynching:  Part 1: Facing South on Cotton Avenue

Evan A. Kutzler June 7, 2020 Evan.kutzler@gsw.edu   Daniel Stallings, his wife, Maggie, and his stepson, Charles, offer a fresh look at an old tragedy. ... Read more

5 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Except D.C., Carter Victorious in May, “We Won All the Elections”

By:  Jason Berggren Note: D. Jason Berggren is an associate professor of political science at Georgia Southwestern State University. This is the sixth article in ... Read more

5 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

The Sumter County Oral History Project: A Past, a Present, and a Prospectus

By:  Evan A. Kutzler In February 2016, while driving to an environmental history symposium sponsored by the Historic Savannah Foundation, I stopped to make a ... Read more

5 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

The Conscript and the Freedom Fighter

By:  Evan Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu   On October 10, 2018, as Hurricane Michael neared shore, I drove to Andersonville National Cemetery to plan an upcoming tour. ... Read more

6 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Friendly advice on working from home

By:  Tracy K. Hall ATR I have done it. It is hard. Working from home is a special talent reserved for a certain type of ... Read more

7 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Love’s Redeeming Work Is Done

By:  Tracy K. Hall  ATR “Christ the Lord has risen today, Alleluia! Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, ... Read more

7 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Promises Made, Promises Kept: How First Responders Are Serving Us

BY:  Tracy K. Hall Life has been different for us in many ways over the past weeks. While we might be mindful of our health, ... Read more

7 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Tracy K. Hall for the ATR: Funerals, what to expect in a pandemic

By: Tracy K. Hall How does the Coronavirus effect funeral rituals? Greg Hancock, the Sumter County Coroner as well as the owner of Greg Hancock ... Read more

7 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Joni Woolf for the ATR: Living in the downtime

Last week’s food column was entitled “Cooking in the Down Time,” and we talked about simple recipes that could be constructed with what might be ... Read more

7 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Lost and Found on Elm Avenue

Evan Kutzler Evan.kutzler@gsw.edu   Artifacts—the physical remains of the past—are everywhere. Often an object’s significance to a human story is not at first apparent. Studying ... Read more

7 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

On Kennedy’s Home Court, Pres. Carter Scores Win in New Hampshire

By:  D. Jason Berggren Note: D. Jason Berggren is an associate professor of political science at Georgia Southwestern State University. This is the third article ... Read more

8 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

In “Vote of Confidence”, Carter Whips Kennedy in Iowa

By:  D. Jason Berggren Note: D. Jason Berggren is an associate professor of political science at Georgia Southwestern State University. This is the second article ... Read more

9 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Play it again Sam

By:  Leila Case We were in our favorite seats at the historic Rylander Theatre for last Friday night’s musical comedy, “Three Red Neck Tenors: Broadway ... Read more

9 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

She said “Yes” to his question

By:  Leila Case Americus dance teacher Hannah Ricketts, owner of Fabulous Feet Dance Studio, received the surprise of her life New Year’s Eve. Hannah and ... Read more

10 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Leila Case: Gatewood’s Flower Shop continues to bloom at 75

Congratulations to Gatewood’s Flower Shop on its 75th anniversary. The family-owned retail floral business has provided the citizens of Americus and beyond with efficient service ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: Doing the small things is critical

Would you like to make more money? Would you like a higher-level job? Here’s your ticket to greater things: whatever it is, do your job ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: National Newspaper Week commemorates community institution

Oct. 6-12 is National Newspaper Week. While we should all be thankful for this community newspaper, the Americus Times-Recorder, each day it is published, this ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Your opinion: 10-5-19

An investment Sumter can’t refuse The Americus Solar farm project in our county can represent the lion’s share of new Georgia solar farms approved this ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Dick Yarbrough: If you want to talk impeachment, you’d better hurry

If you are up to your gullet with all the mudslinging in Washington, you have come to the right place. I am right there with ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

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