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Welcoming GSW’s 12th president Dr. Johnston

The community is invited to attend a Welcome Reception honoring GSW’s 12th President, Dr. Michelle R. Johnston. Please join ...

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Shooting on Hosanna Circle Tuesday evening

On May 28th at approximately 6:10 PM officers of the Americus Police Department were dispatched to 104 Hosanna ...

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Nicole Beamon turns herself in to Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

  On Tuesday, 5-21-2024, Heather Nicole Beamon, a former Sumter County Code Enforcement Officer, turned herself in at ...

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Former Sumter County Detention officer arrested

A former Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officer, Yakeema Shantrell Mercer, was arrested on Monday, May 20th, 2024 ...

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GSW and SGTC officials discuss ‘Two Great Choices, One Great Community’ efforts

   Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) combined forces with the city of ...

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Georgia Southwestern honors the late Jamal Floyd with posthumous degree

by Chelsea Collins Director of Marketing and Communications Department of University Relations  The late Jamal Floyd of Americus ...

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Dr. Neal Weaver, GSW’s 11th President, bids farewell to campus and Americus community

by Chelsea Collins Director of Marketing and Communications Department of University Relations It has been an incredible honor and ...

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GSW commencement on May 10, featuring keynote by State Representative Patty Stinson

CHELSEA COLLINS Director of Marketing and Communications Department of University Relations AMERICUS (April 29, 2024) — Georgia Southwestern State ...

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Sumter County residents graduate from South GeorgiaLEADS program

AMERICUS, GA (March 26, 2024) – Sundie Avery, Planning and Zoning Administrator and Code Compliance Specialist for the ...

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Lenny’s Farmers Market Awarded $500 Fresh from the Farm Grant by Southwest Georgia Farm Credit

[Americus, GA, March 7, 2024] – Lenny’s Farmers Market is excited to announce that it has been selected ...

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Rosalynn Carter Motorcade to Begin at Phoebe Sumter

Rosalynn Carter Motorcade to Begin at Phoebe Sumter Public Encouraged to Line the Route Americus, Ga. – Several ...

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Mayor of Plains L.E. “Boze” Godwin III Reflects on Rosalynn Carter’s Legacy

Mrs Rosalynn Carter, regardless of being First Lady of Georgia and of the United States, was one of ...

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Rosalynn Carter Enters At-Home Hospice Care

Rosalynn Carter has entered at-home hospice care. The ATR is currently looking for further updates.

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The Homecoming Parade

The Homecoming Parade took place on Sept. 27th, starting at the Post Office, and looping downtown and returning ...

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Art Gallery Opening Highlight of Overcast First Friday

The Americus-Sumter County Arts Council opened a gallery downtown on September 1st. President of the council, Karen Kinnamon, ...

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Car Show Attracts Crowd Despite Intense Heat

A variety of cars, trucks, and motorcycles filled the fairground on Saturday, and devoted spectators roamed the field ...

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Car Show Attracts Crowd

A variety of cars, trucks, and motorcycles filled the fairground on Saturday, and devoted spectators roamed the field ...

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CANDIDATES QUALFYING FOR CITY ELECTION FOR THE NOVEMBER 7, 2023 GENERAL ELECTION

AMERICUS, CITY OFDaryl Dowdell- (Incumbent)-District No. 6-Qualified-August 21-MondayNelson T. Brown-(Incumbent)-District No. 2-Qualified-August 22-TuesdayTerence J. Clemons-(Candidate)-District No. 1-Qualified-August 22-Tuesday ...

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Butterfly Day in Plains Celebrates Rosalynn Carter’s 96th Birthday

Butterfly day took place in Plains Georgia on August 19th at the Rosalynn Smith Carter childhood garden and ...

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WIOA Program helps SGTC student pursue career dream

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – As a mother of four in her thirties, Kristie Neal of Cordele ...

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Carter Family Statement about Health of First Lady Rosalynn Carter

May 30, 2023 ATLANTA — The Carter family is sharing that former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has dementia. ...

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SW Georgia Resident Pleads Guilty to Firearms Charge, Sold Stolen Rifles

ALBANY, Ga. – An Americus, Georgia, resident with a criminal history pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm ...

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Former President Jimmy Carter currently in hospice

From Staff Reports   ATLANTA – According to a statement from the Carter Center in Atlanta, after a ...

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Sumter County employees take health and wellness to the streets

Thursday, April 14 you may have seen some of the staff from Sumter County walking around downtown Americus.  ...

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Ignite CCA funding and committee meetings bring conversation at BOE meeting

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) met at 100 Learning Lane on Monday, March 7, 2022, for ...

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Saving Places, Telling Stories

By: Evan Kutzler Hancock Drive in Americus has a medley of historic homes. A walk along this street ...

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Phoebe sees major spike in COVID-19 numbers and prepares to implement tighter visitation rules

Albany, Ga. – As of Tuesday morning, these were Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers: Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial ...

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BOE hears from IGNITE CCA, Fresh Start Academy and revisits poor academic performance

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held its work session on Monday December 6, 2021, to establish ...

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