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TRACY K. HALL, Author at Americus Times-Recorder

Local news

Chief Mark Scott speaks on local opioid use

Over the past two weeks, three people have died here in Americus from apparent drug overdoses.  The Gwinnett Daily Post reported Saturday that there have ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, April 15, 2021 2:10 pm

Obituaries

Jack Caldwell Carter: April 6, 2021

Jack Caldwell Carter, 82 years of age, passed away on April 6, 2021, in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Carter was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Hugh ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:46 pm

community

Be the goat, my friend, be the goat

My best good friend, Fred, is in love with goats. Every breath they take she wants to experience. Every sound, every fun little gait, every ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:19 pm

clubs/organizations

Kiwanians enjoy update from Sumter County Schools

At their regular weekly meeting on Friday, April 9, the Kiwanis Club heard the latest information from Sumter County Schools (SCS). Superintendent, Torrance Choates, Associate ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, April 12, 2021 2:23 pm

community

Sumter County Board of Education votes to return to classroom for new school year and debates rental agreement

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) met on Thursday, April 8th and held several votes. To open the meeting Mark DiConsiglio, representing the Ombudsman ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:39 pm

education

South Georgia Technical College announces More Online Course Offerings through Statewide eCampus Platform 

Staff Reports Courses available 100 percent online, providing students more options, access, and flexibility Americus, GA—South Georgia Technical College is providing students access to more online ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:39 am

Local News

Americus-Sumter names honor graduates

Americus-Sumter High School recently named forty-six honor graduates for the school year 2020-21. The honor graduates’ names are as follows: Lauryn Carter, Valedictorian  Laura Fisk, Salutatorian ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:35 am

News

Manswell Peterson announces candidacy for Secretary of State

Staff Reports My name is Manswell Peterson and I am announcing my candidacy for the office of Secretary of State for Georgia. I will be ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:33 am

Columns

Junior Service League offers start of something new for girls

Leila Case The Girl Scout program has been in existence since the organization was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah in 1912 and has ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:30 am

community

Jayson Lin Named Schley County STAR Student 

Staff Reports Schley County High School’s Jayson Lin has been named the school’s 2021 STAR Student.  He has selected Leslie Reese as his STAR teacher. Lin ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:29 am

community

IS PROVIDENCE CANYON ANYTHING BUT A GOOD EXAMPLE OF BAD BEHAVIOR?

Part 8: The Sands of Time. Burt Carter James Hutton – Soil Scientist When James Hutton realized his farm was washing down streams, and determined ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:27 am

News

AAA: DRIVING DISTRACTED IS A DANGEROUS CHOICE

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month ATLANTA, GA., (April 5, 2021) — AAA urges all drivers to pay attention and stay focus on the road during ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:24 am

Local news

H and H Meats has found a home in Americus

Americus has a new neighbor in town! H and H Meats, located in the shopping center at 1610 East Forsyth Street, has opened their doors ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:03 pm

education

Sumter County Board of Education discusses voting items, legal action and rental rates

Having spent about 4 hours in work session, the Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) spent most of the evening speaking on items which will ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:48 pm

Obituaries

James A. Green:  December 18, 2020

James began his career in law enforcement in 1980 with the Americus Police Dept. Over the next 31 years he worked in the capacities of ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, April 5, 2021 4:18 pm

community

Prevention is better than the cure: April is heartworm awareness month

Ruth Olsen is the Operational Manager for the Sumter Humane Society. She provides a healthy home for the pets of Sumter County. As part of ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, April 2, 2021 2:57 pm

Obituaries

Liza Chappell Parker: April 1,2021

Mrs. Liza Chappell Parker passed away peacefully on April 1, 2021, the day before her 90th birthday, at her apartment at Magnolia Manor Retirement Center. ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, April 2, 2021 2:52 pm

Local News

Statham Lake area residents disappointed in Planning and Zoning Commission decision

The Sumter County Planning and Zoning Commission met on March 25, 2021 to discuss rezoning of 60 acres in the vicinity of Statham Lake, off ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, April 2, 2021 12:01 pm

agriculture

Farmers speak with our elected officials

Congressman Sanford Bishop and Senator Raphael Warnock made a stop at Minor Brothers Farm in Leslie on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The stop was one ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, April 2, 2021 10:00 am

Obituaries

Melissa Sue Johnson: March 26, 2021

Melissa Sue Johnson, of Hiram, Georgia, passed away peacefully at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia, on March 26, 2021, due to multiple health issues. Melissa ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Thursday, April 1, 2021 3:04 pm

education

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 invested their time and talent into the ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:16 pm

Obituaries

Lillian Eugenia Howard: March 29, 2021

Mrs. Lillian Eugenia Howard, 75, of Jacksons Gap, Alabama, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 at Russell Medical.  She was born on November 30, 1945 ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:20 pm

community

Little altars everywhere!

I have a crown on my house. As much as I love architectural detail, I am completely stupid at calling those details by name. I ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 12:40 pm

Obituaries

Paul George Degelmann: March 6, 2021

Paul George Degelmann, 83, of Americus, GA succumbed peacefully at home, surrounded by family, March 6, 2021 following a brief illness. He was born near ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 9:22 am

Obituaries

Gary Dennis “Charlie” Parker, Sr.: March 27, 2021

Mr. Gary Dennis “Charlie” Parker Sr. age 71 of Ellaville, passed Saturday, March 27, 2021 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Monday, March 29, 2021 9:28 am

education

Update on teacher and education support personnel bonus payments

March 25, 2021 – The State Board of Education today approved Governor Brian Kemp’s and State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ recommendation that Georgia use federal stimulus ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, March 26, 2021 9:52 am

education

Georgia public schools to receive $3.8 billion in federal stimulus funds, Sumter County Schools to receive portion

District Allocations March 26, 2021 – Georgia public schools will receive more than $3.8 billion — $3,824,434,000 – in federal stimulus funds under the American Rescue ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Friday, March 26, 2021 9:42 am

Local news

COVID-19 testing protocols changed by GA Department of Public Health

ALBANY, GA-Southwest Health District 8-2 announces that a steady decrease in demand in the district for COVID-19 testing has changes in days and locations of ... Read more

by TRACY K. HALL, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:50 pm

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