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Possible tornado touch down in Americus

Sumter County Emergency Management notified elected officials and first responders to a possible tornado touch down in the ...

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Gov. Kemp Issues State of Emergency for Hurricane Elsa: see how it affects you

Press Release: July 6, 2021 Sumter County GA is included in the 92 counties Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor ...


Disaster Recovery Center opens in Sumter

ATLANTA — Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) opened in Randolph, Sumter, and Tift counties Friday, as the State of ...

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SGTC serves as staging area for line workers from all over

AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) in Americus was host to nearly 700 electrical line workers and ...

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City waives permit fees, to have storm debris removed

By Beth Alston AMERICUS — As people continue the cleanup process from Hurricane Michael, the Americus city council ...

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Hurricane Michael, one week later: Red Cross of Georgia update

ATLANTA —Nearly one week after Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, thousands are still living in ...

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City bombarded with gas odor calls; not gas leaks

The City of Americus Gas Department issued the following information. “Due to the power outage after the hurricane, ...

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Saturday delivery problems

Due to major hurricane damages at our print site in Bainbridge, the Saturday edition of the Times-Recorder was ...


Hurricane Michael devastates Georgia cotton crop 

Losses will reach hundreds of millions of dollars On the afternoon/night of Oct. 10 and the early hours ...

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Gas and Ice: Hot commodities in short supply

AMERICUS – in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, which came through Sumter County causing mainly power outages, many ...

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When will power be back on?

Georgia Power announced estimated restoration times (ERTs) following Hurricane Michael. As of Thursday evening, Georgia Power had restored ...

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How to get help, offer help

      How to Help Neighbors Impacted by Hurricane Michael   GEMA/HS is coordinating with state, local, ...

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Residents of Americus recount their experience of Hurricane Michael

AMERICUS – It was a day people in Americus and Sumter County will never forget, but will want ...

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Ice situation at WAL-MART, Food Lion and Save-A-Lot

AMERICUS – For those who need ice, Food Lion has plenty of ice. As far as WAL-MART is ...

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Another curfew for Americus and Sumter County

A mandatory curfew will be in effect for all of Sumter County between dusk Thursday (7 p.m.)  and ...

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Clean-up underway after Hurricane Michael; extra caution urged

By Beth Alston AMERICUS — As homeowners and business owners dig out from under the damage caused by ...

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CVS, Harveys out of ice but trying to obtain some

AMERICUS – Due to the storm from Hurricane Michael, CVS and Harvey’s have both run out of ice, ...

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Save-A-Lot has ice

AMERICUS – for those looking to purchase ice, one place that still has it is Save-A-Lot. They currently ...

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Lowes trying to obtain generators, chain saws and gas cans

AMERICUS –  Due to heavy purchasing of products such as generators, chain saws and gas cans, Lowes Home ...

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Sumter Electric customers might have to wait for power

With some 3,000 customers of Sumter Electric Membership Corp. (SEMC) in Sumter County out of power, it could ...

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Georgia Power customers experience widespread outages after Hurricane Michael

2000,000 Georgia Power customers without power Thursday morning due to Hurricane Michael Extensive damage and extended power outages ...

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Aftermath of Hurricane Michael

These are scenes from around Americus taken by ATR staff.

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Michael brings down trees in Americus

Large numbers of trees were downed in Americus during the hours of heavy rains and high winds brought ...

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Flash Flood Warning for Sumter County

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Sumter County until 3 a.m. Thursday morning.

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Michael inland at Category 3

Hurricane Michael was continuing inland at 6 p.m. Wednesday as a Category 3 storm and was located 30 ...

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Sumter County under a tornado watch

AMERICUS – Sumter County is currently under a tornado watch and will be until 2 a.m. Thursday morning.

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Gearing up with gas to prepare for Michael

AMERICUS – The Flash Foods gas station at 1101 Crawford St. is filled to capacity with customers gearing ...

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Predictions worsen for Sumter area

At a 12;30 p.m. Wednesday briefing with the National Weather Service (NSW) in Atlanta/Peachtree City, predictions on Hurricane ...

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