Columns

The Artist and the Doughboy

By:  Evan Kutzler A century ago, on November 11, 1921, President Warren G. Harding dedicated the Tomb of ...

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Kiwanis Pet Parade and Downtown Trick or Treating 2021

A good time was had by all downtown Thursday, October 28, 2021.  Once again, Kiwanis Club and Downtown ...

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Sumter County Chamber of Commerce brings together Mayoral and City Council candidates for a discussion on the issues

One Place. One Stage. Same Time. Americus, GA – This is a hybrid event for attendees to join ...

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Phoebe Sumter CEO to step down

Americus, Ga. – Phoebe Sumter CEO Brandi Lunneborg recently informed the hospital board of directors of her intention to accept ...

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Attention Service Academy Candidates! Nomination deadline fast approaching

Attention Service Academy Candidates! West Point Annapolis Air Force Academy Coast Guard Academy Merchant Marine Academy If you ...

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32nd Taste of Sumter: A Tasting Event Like No Other

AMERICUS, GA  – On Thursday, September 23, Georgia’s Sumter County will host the 32nd Taste of Sumter on ...

business

Client First Insurance Solutions expands ownership

Release from Client First Insurance Solutions  dated September 15. 2021 AMERICUS, GA – Client First Insurance Solutions announced ...

Columns

Professional Baseball in Americus

By:  Evan A. Kutzler The year 1906 brought two institutions to Americus. The state legislature established the Third ...

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City of Americus welcomes Twany Edwards as new Finance Director

The City of Americus welcomes hometown girl Twany Edwards as the new Finance Director. Born and raised in ...

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Sumter County raises a glass to President and Mrs. Carter for their 75th Anniversary

This event was one for the books. It ran like clockwork, which seems like a small miracle considering ...

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Furlow scholar receives Mattie Stepanek Peacemaker Award

Furlow Charter School is proud to present Anna Jaylynne Ruckman as our 2021 Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award ...

education

Sumter County Board of Education celebrates April teachers and parents in support of students

Dr. Torrance Choates continues his “Teachers and Parents in Support of Students” recognition program at the monthly Board ...

education

Americus-Sumter High School students to attend Governor’s Honors Program

Three Americus-Sumter High students will be traveling to Rome this summer. No, not Italy. Ian Roberts, Travis Mansfield, ...

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Statham Lake residents speak out against rezoning 60 acres

AMERICUS – At the Sumter County Board of Commissioners’ April work session  Tuesday, April 13, two public hearings ...

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NHTSA and Law Enforcement remind drivers: U Drive. U Text. U Pay.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office will join law enforcement  agencies  nationwide  to remind drivers about the dangers and ...

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One Sumter welcomes Tammye Pettyjohn Jones as newest member of Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for the One Sumter Economic Development Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce Tammye Pettyjohn ...

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Gov. Kemp signs new COVID-19 Executive Orders

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today signed three Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 in Georgia. The ...

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Investing in Sumter County’s future: Ignite College and Career Academy offers an invitation

An invitation to join forces with Ignite College and Career Academy is upon us. Many people have already ...

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Gov. Kemp announces expanded criteria for COVID-19 Vaccine

Atlanta, GA – February 25, 2021  Governor Brian P. Kemp joined Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. ...

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African-American History Tour set for February 27

The Americus Visitor Center this year will once again offer its tour celebrating Black History Month and the ...

community

Chief Scott: “Ready and willing to start the dialogue.”

From Americus Police Chief, Mark Scott As we closed out 2020, a challenging year by all accounts, there ...

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New book an inspirational story on the life of Americus’ own Anne Short

Americus native Steve Short has written a memoir on the life of his sister that pays tribute to ...

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Phoebe expands COVID-19 vaccine administration

Release from Phoebe Health Systems dated 1/7/2021 Albany, Ga. – Phoebe will begin to vaccinate southwest Georgians who are ...

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Southwest Georgia enters dangerous and deadly phase of coronavirus illness

By Staff Reports: Albany, Ga. – As of noon Thursday, these were Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers: Total COVID-19 Patients in ...

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Columns and foundations

The first sign was the buckling. The second sign was the heel of my stiletto busting through. My ...

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How to beautifully handle what irritates you

“Tracy, what do you want for—” “Pearls!” The question very rarely must be completely asked. The answer is ...

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Coroner Greg Hancock responds to Coroner-Elect’s report to Board of Commissioners

The Americus Times Recorder (ATR) reported on the Sumter County Board of Commissioners’ (BOC) meeting on December 8, ...

Editorials

The night superheroes cried

It is a side to the story I have always treasured. It was one of those experiences that ...

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