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Ken Gustafson, Author at Americus Times-Recorder

Local News

South Georgia Tech hosts successful blood drive

By Pat Peacock Americus, GA – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) recently hosted a successful blood drive for the American Red Cross. Students, faculty and ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:43 pm

Sports

Lady Wildcats’ softball team falls to Crisp County

From Staff Reports     ELLAVILLE – For the first five innings of the game, the Schley County High School softball team (SCHS) was able ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:50 am

Sports

Wynn finishes in top five while local middle and high school XC teams place high at DWS meet

LEESBURG – Both the Schley County high school boys and Southland Academy middle school girls XC (cross country) teams placed extremely well at the 2020 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:57 am

Sports

Seniors come through for Lady Raiders on Senior Day

AMERICUS – For six seniors on the Southland Academy (SA) Lady Raider softball team, it was a very memorable Senior Day. In the bottom of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, September 21, 2020 8:31 pm

Sports

Renfroe’s four-yard rushing touchdown in fourth quarter caps off comeback victory for Schley County

From Staff Reports     ELLAVILLE – Schley County (SCHS) senior running back Luke Renfroe was able to score a rushing touchdown from four yards ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, September 21, 2020 1:56 pm

Local News

Candidates vying to represent Georgia House of Representatives District 138 make their case at Americus Kiwanis Club forum

AMERICUS – Republican Candidate and incumbent State Representative Mike Cheokas and his democratic challenger Marc Arnett both attempted to make their cases as to why ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, September 20, 2020 8:04 pm

Sports

Raiders fall to Deerfield-Windsor on Senior Night

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – After their heartbreaking 13-10 overtime loss to Terrell Academy last week, the Southland Academy Raider football team (SAR) came ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:14 am

Sports

Panthers lose hard-fought contest at Worth County

SYLVESTER, GA – The Americus-Sumter Panthers (ASHS) were not expecting to play football on Friday night, September 18. However, on Monday, September 14, ASHS Head ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:29 am

Local News

Sumter County Board of Commissioners approves revised bid evaluation procedures

AMERICUS – At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 15, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted unanimously to approve the revised Sumter County ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:52 pm

Sports

Americus-Sumter football team to play at Worth County this Friday night

AMERICUS – After the Americus-Sumter High School Football Team lost two games on its 2020 schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it looked as if ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:20 am

Sports

Six Lady Wildcats turn in multi-hit performances in win over Bleckley County

From Staff Reports     COCHRAN, GA – The Schley County Lady Wildcat Softball Team (SCHS) has now won three of its last four games ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:25 am

Sports

Lady Raiders get shut out by Stratford Academy

AMERICUS – The Southland Academy Lady Raider Softball Team (SAR) came into Monday’s home game against GHSA opponent Stratford Academy (STRA) with hopes of ending ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, September 14, 2020 10:19 pm

Sports

Raiders and Lady Raiders turn in strong showing at Panther Prowl XC Meet

From Staff Reports   CHULA, GA – Both the Southland Academy (SA) Raiders and Lady Raiders cross country teams turned in strong performances at the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, September 14, 2020 7:00 pm

Sports

Wynn turns in another top 10 finish at Lee County Invitational Meet

LEESBURG – While she didn’t feel she ran the type of race that she wanted to, Furlow Charter (FC) senior Maya Wynn was still able ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:54 am

Sports

Early six-run barrage by SGA proves costly for Lady Raiders

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – The Southland Academy Lady Raider Softball Team (SA) got off to a good start in the bottom of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, September 11, 2020 3:57 am

Sports

Five-run second inning propels Lady Wildcats to victory

From Staff Reports     BUTLER, GA – After a heartbreaking loss to Crawford County on Wednesday, September 9, the Schley County Lady Wildcat Softball ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, September 11, 2020 2:55 am

Sports

Panthers get manhandled by Hardaway in season opener

COLUMBUS – There were some who thought this day would never come, but for the Americus-Sumter High School football team (ASHS), it finally did. After ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, September 11, 2020 1:43 am

Sports

Lady Wildcats Softball Team loses in heartbreaking fashion at Crawford County

From Staff Reports     ROBERTA, GA – Going into the bottom of the sixth inning at Crawford County (CC), the Schley County Lady Wildcats ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:21 pm

Sports

GSW Hurricanes Kickoff Celebration rescheduled for October 1

By Keith Michlig     AMERICUS – Everyone is invited to the Hurricanes Kickoff Celebration on the Georgia Southwestern State University campus. It was scheduled ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:32 pm

Sports

Georgia Southwestern State adds Lydia King as Assistant Athletic Trainer

By Keith Michlig     AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University Department of Athletics has announced the addition of Lydia Kingry to the Hurricane ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:11 pm

Local News

County Board of Commissioners not happy with SOWEAG Fair being in Americus

AMERICUS – On Tuesday, September 8, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) conducted its monthly work session via a Zoom conference call. Due to ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:37 pm

Sports

Sumter Cycling to give away free hummus and fries

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – Though the COVID-19 pandemic has made it challenging to ride bikes, Sumter Cycling is encouraging bike riders to ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 4:42 pm

Local News

Candidates for Sumter County Sheriff make their cases at Kiwanis Club meeting

AMERICUS – The two candidates for Sumter County Sheriff, Chief Deputy Col. Eric Bryant, the democratic candidate, and Philip Daniel, the republican candidate, both tried ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, September 5, 2020 3:28 am

Sports

Raiders suffer overtime loss at Terrell Academy to open the season

From Staff Reports     DAWSON, GA – There were some who thought this day would never come due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There were ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:27 am

Sports

Wildcats win hard-fought contest at Deerfield-Windsor

ALBANY, GA – Like all high school football teams around the state of Georgia, the Schley County Wildcat football team did what they had to ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Saturday, September 5, 2020 12:50 am

Sports

Lady Wildcats clobber Chattahoochee County

From Staff Reports     CUSSETA, GA – After two tough losses to Hawkinsville and Marion County by the same score of 6-4 during the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, September 4, 2020 12:08 pm

Sports

Six-run seventh inning by Tiftarea too much for Lady Raiders

AMERICUS – Up until the top of the seventh inning, the Southland Academy Lady Raider softball team (SA) was hanging in with one of the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:13 pm

Local news

Jimmy Davis recognized for service as Chair of SGTC Board of Directors

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Jimmy Davis of Macon County was honored at the South Georgia Technical College Board of Directors September meeting ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:09 pm

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