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Ken Gustafson, Author at Americus Times-Recorder

Sports

GSW women’s softball team gets six players named to PBC Team of Academic Distinction

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University women’s softball program recently earned a tremendous honor, as six members of the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:44 pm

Sports

GSW Hail Storm event rescheduled for August 14

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – On Friday, August 14, the Georgia Southwestern State University Department of Athletics will hold its second annual Hail Storm ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:56 pm

Local News

SGTC Commercial Truck Driving orientation scheduled for July

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will be hosting orientation for its summer and fall semester Commercial Truck Driving Classes ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 29, 2020 5:04 pm

Sports

Americus Travelers claim Grand Slam June Jam championship

By Ken Gustafson   LOGANVILLE, GA – This past weekend, the 15U Americus Travelers baseball team (ATB) proved why they are one of the best ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 29, 2020 4:39 pm

Sports

Six members of the 2020 GSW Baseball Team earn prestigious honors

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Six members of the 2020 Georgia Southwestern State University baseball team were recently named to the Peach Belt Conference ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, June 26, 2020 4:52 pm

Sports

SGTC’s Sikuzani named to NJCAA All-Star Team

From Staff Reports   CHARLOTTE, NC – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Lady Jets rising sophomore center Femme Sikuzani has been selected to the 2019 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, June 26, 2020 3:18 pm

Local News

South Georgia Tech to begin registration for the fall semester in July

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) is sending out hundreds of acceptance letters to new students for its upcoming fall ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:18 pm

Local News

SGTC creates informational COVID-19 video for students, faculty and staff

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) has created a COVID-19 information video to alert faculty, staff, and students to important ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:30 pm

Local News

Long-time SGTC Nursing Instructor Cathy Freeman has decided to retire

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford announced that SGTC Crisp County Center Practical Nursing Instructor Cathy Freeman ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 22, 2020 11:42 pm

Sports

Former SGTC Jets basketball player distinguishing himself at Texas A&M

From Staff Reports   COLLEGE STATION, TX – Jamie McNeilly was the starting point guard for the South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) men’s basketball team ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 22, 2020 11:02 pm

Local News

Americus-Sumter High School to hold 2020 graduation ceremony this Saturday

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Americus-Sumter High School will be holding its 2020 graduation ceremony this Saturday, June 27, at 9 a.m. at Alton ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 22, 2020 9:57 pm

Sports

Travelers’ comeback bid falls short against eventual champions Atlanta Lightning

POWDER SPRINGS, GA – After winning their first two games in convincing fashion on Friday, June 19, the Americus Travelers 15U All-Star baseball team (ATB) ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:54 am

Sports

Travelers take first two games at Training Legends Blowout

POWDER SPRINGS, GA – The 15U Americus Travelers Baseball Team (ATB) made the return trip to Praise Academy in Powder Springs, GA and won the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:25 pm

Local News

Sumter County BOC approves moving forward with Enterprise Fleet Management

AMERICUS – At its monthly regular meeting on Tuesday, June 16, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) decided to move forward in partnering with ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:47 pm

Sports

Travelers take four of five games to win Training Legends Georgia State Tournament

From Staff Reports     POWDER SPRINGS, GA – The Americus Travelers 15U Baseball Team (ATB) got their abbreviated summer season off to a great ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 15, 2020 4:43 pm

Local News

Election results in Sumter County completed after lengthy delay

AMERICUS – It took much longer than anticipated. Once the polls in Sumter County closed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, poll workers faced ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:29 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Summary of Sumter County Election Results for Georgia’s Democratic and Republican Primaries

Republican Candidate for President of the United States Donald J. Trump (I)  Total votes: 2,446   Democratic Candidate for President of the United States Joseph ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:41 pm

Sports

Donaldson named 2019-2020 Dave Williams National Coach of the Year

From Staff Reports   NORMAN, OK – The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) has named Georgia Southwestern State University Men’s Head Golf Coach Darcy Donaldson ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 8, 2020 1:17 pm

Sports

Travelers’ Diamond Debut washed out by rain

AMERICUS – For the first time in three and a half months, a local sports team finally took the field, albeit for just four innings. ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, June 8, 2020 12:31 pm

Local News

Statement from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

Rosalynn and I are pained by the tragic racial injustices and consequent backlash across our nation in recent weeks. Our hearts are with the victims’ ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:22 pm

Local News

Sumter County Parks and Recreation opens limited activities at The Columns at Boone Park

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Sumter County Parks and Recreation Department (SCPRD), like most other entities in the United States, has been dealing ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:39 pm

Local News

SGTC offers waiver for students impacted by COVID-19

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) is offering students the opportunity to complete a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) waiver form ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:55 pm

Sports

Travelers Baseball to compete in shortened summer season

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – While Major League Baseball, College Baseball, High School Baseball and most recreation leagues have been cancelled due to Covid-19, ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:30 pm

Sports

Local High School sports teams will be allowed to conduct summer workouts

AMERICUS – While things have not totally returned to what most people would call “normal”, life in Georgia is slowly moving in that direction. About ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:59 pm

Local News

South Georgia Tech Father’s Day Car Show has been postponed

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – Due to the ongoing concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic, South Georgia Technical College has postponed its second annual ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:06 pm

Local News

There’s still time to register for South Georgia Tech’s online eight-week summer semester

From Staff Reports AMERICUS – It’s not too late to make your summer count by enrolling in South Georgia Technical College’s (SGTC) online eight-week summer semester. ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:40 pm

Local News

Sumter County Board of Commissioners approves resolution providing issuance and sale of $11,500,000 tax bond

AMERICUS – At its monthly regular meeting held on Tuesday, May 19, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted unanimously to approve a resolution ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:01 pm

Local News

Furlow Charter School to hold its first ever high school graduation

AMERICUS – On Saturday, May 30, Furlow Charter School (FCS) will step into uncharted territory as 29 graduating seniors, including Valedictorian Moses Simmons and Salutatorian ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:55 pm

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