community

Mirrors v. the Truth

He is looking at 80 years on this planet. He has worked incredibly hard to prove himself worthy ...

Columns

Alf Hudson, Perry Grove, and the Middle Passage

BY:  Evan A. Kutzler On July 11, 1920, Lucius Hudson laid Alf Hudson to rest at the Old ...

Columns

Vernon Jones talks about running for governor

Strong opinions begat strong reactions. I recently begatted a strong opinion about Republican gubernatorial candidate Vernon Jones and ...

Columns

How does our garden grow?

Like sunflowers that turn their blowsy blooms from east to west following the sun so do the weeds ...

community

Not chosen?

My mama was obsessed. Every little perfect ruffle, every little dainty element, every little button fastened just so. ...

Columns

Why did the Callaway House cross the street?

BY:  Evan Kutzler Most Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) meetings in Americus are noncontroversial. A homeowner wants a porch ...

Columns

Billy Proctor’s Appeal

By:  Evan Kutzler Evan.Kutzler@gsw.edu On December 1, 1854, Billy Proctor asked a powerful enslaver to purchase him. “Sir,” ...

Columns

Dad is ‘King of the Hill’ Sunday

Leila Case My father Gustave Beauregard Sisson of Atlanta was the kindest, most courteous, generous and handsome man ...

Columns

When the best you can hope for is an umbrella

My process in writing these weekly editorials is a rather simple one. It starts with asking a few ...

clubs/organizations

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 ...

community

Storms

I started brewing storms when I was in the second grade. Storms are like great symphonies, they come ...

Columns

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 ...

community

Graduation Day: 1990 v. 2021

It is 1990. I am in a black gown and cap. I am in an unairconditioned gym with ...

Columns

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 ...

community

Stand By. Look Sharp.

We really live in a neat little village. Last Thursday we welcomed a sitting president to Sumter County. ...

Columns

Is Anthony School Worth Mourning?

Evan Kutzler   The first time I stepped into Anthony School, the building was a ruin on its ...

community

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 ...

Columns

Warrior

I am a proud Alpha Gamma Delta, initiated at the great Mercer University. Growing up I certainly learned ...

community

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. ...

Columns

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 ...

community

Little altars everywhere!

I have a crown on my house. As much as I love architectural detail, I am completely stupid ...

Columns

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 ...

Columns

Carved in Americus: One Confederate Ring

By:  Evan A. Kutzler An early visitor to the Confederate Museum (now the American Civil War Museum) in ...

Columns

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 ...

Editorials

What’s in a name?

From the courthouse folks come to our office, form in hand, requesting us to let the world know ...

Columns

A word from Chief Mark Scott

Last month we published an article addressing the recent increase in gang related gun violence here in Americus ...

Editorials

Naming your Hallelujahs

I grew up on Upper River Road here in Americus. To go to town or to school I ...

Editorials

Ball Played As It Lies

I know little to nothing about golf. I know I like the idea of it. I know I ...

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