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Thunder for the Wreaths convoy to travel from Hampton to Americus, Saturday, May 15

AMERICUS – On Saturday, May 15, the third annual Thunder for the Wreaths will begin at 9 a.m. at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton with ... Read more

1 hour ago by admin.

SGTC Board of Directors Vice-Chair Janet Siders recognized for service

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) President Dr. John Watford recognized SGTC Board of Directors Vice-Chair Janet Siders of ... Read more

22 hours ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 5/4 to 5/6/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 5/4 to 5/6/2021 Jackson, Dontavious Darrel (In Jail), 24, 5/6/2021 1:34 a.m., Criminal Trespass Mackey, John Nicholas (In ... Read more

22 hours ago by Ken Gustafson.

Local author pens his fourth family history book

From:  Staff Reports  Readers across Americus and Sumter County and beyond who are related to or know the Short and Wellons families in the area ... Read more

2 days ago by admin.

Area Beat Report 4/30 to 5/4/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 5/1 to 5/4/2021 Banks, Ebony Jane (In Jail), 24, 5/2/2021 6:08 p.m., Criminal Trespass/Aggravated Assault Barner, Tordera (In ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Cindy: 1 in 1.6 million

To give an informed picture, the Americus Times-Recorder (ATR) will be addressing a topic germane to every community, including ours: addiction. The following is the ... Read more

3 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 4/27 to 4/30/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Reports 4/28 to 4/29/2021 Dugger, Shedrica Kenota (Bonded Out), 22, 4/28/2021 1:17 p.m., Probation Violation Mann, Derrick Markice (Bonded ... Read more

6 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Warriors wanted: the battle of addiction

The Americus-Times Recorder will fight the battle of addiction by using our strengths. In the weeks ahead, we will be shining some light on a ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Hands Of Hope is more vibrant and alive than ever

By June B. Anderson It was my honor to attend the ribbon cutting and building dedication for the new Hands of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center, ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Power Company officials meet to discuss SGTC Electrical Line Worker program

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Georgia Power Company, Sumter Electric Membership Corporation, Crisp County Power Commission, Flint Energies, Alabama Power, and Utec representatives ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 4/27 to 4/28/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 4/27/2021 Bradley, Deandrian Shavon, 28, 4/27/2021 11:45 a.m., Disorderly Conduct/Driving while license suspended or revoked – Misdemeanor Deriso, Ronkeious Lamar, ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 4/26 to 4/27/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 4/26 to 4/27/2021 Blasingame, Thomas James (In Jail), 30, 4/26/2021 7:52 p.m., Simple Battery Curtis, Andre Ny’kel (In ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Smarr Smith Foundation honors the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

The Smarr Smith Foundation (SSF) was established to honor law enforcement officers in the spirit of officers Nick Smarr and Jody Smith. To honor their ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 4/21 to 4/26/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 4/20 to 4/22/2021 Barrow, Mia Victoria (In Jail), 49, 4/21/2021 1:44 p.m., Theft by Shoplifting Collins, Randy (In ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office arrest a former dentention officer

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting an extensive investigation into contraband being brought into the Sumter County Jail.  As a result of this ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Americus City Council moves forward during April’s meeting

Mayor Blount and the city council met to vote for the April business before the city on Thursday, 4/22/21 via Zoom. The voting agenda was ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Celebrating Ten Years of Service: Volunteer Support

By Katherine Council Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, like many rural healthcare providers, rely on the support of their communities. Monetary donations ensure we have advanced ... Read more

2 weeks ago by admin.

Sumter County Schools Receive 100 for Second Consecutive Health Inspection Cycle 

The School Nutrition Teams across Sumter County Schools have achieved health inspections of 100 for all schools for the second consecutive cycle. Health inspections in Georgia ... Read more

2 weeks ago by admin.

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 of Education Meetings. For the month of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by admin.

No solar farm near Statham Lake: Sumter County BOC votes to deny solar company’s request to rezone land near Statham Lake to build solar farm

AMERICUS – At its monthly regular meeting on Tuesday, April 20, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted unanimously to deny two requests from ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Southwestern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 18–24, 2021

Americus, GA – The Southwestern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 18–24, 2021, is raising awareness ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Americus Police Department drug arrest

Americus Police Department Release dated April 19, 2021 On April 19, 2021 at 1:45 PM an officer of the Americus Police Department conducted a traffic ... Read more

2 weeks ago by admin.

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, and James Schopen-Davis will travel to Rome, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by admin.

Sumter Cycling to host Prison to Peanuts Bicycle Adventure on Saturday, May 1

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Sumter Cycling will be hosting its annual Prison to Peanuts Bicycle Adventure Ride on Saturday, May 1. There are ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Mayor and City Council determine agenda for April

The Mayor and City Council of Americus addressed 21 items and set agenda for April’s action during the agenda setting meeting on 4/15/2021. The meeting, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Jonathan Camp Honored as SGTC Student of Excellence

By Pat Peacock AMERICUS – Jonathan Camp of Senoia was recently recognized as the South Georgia Technical College Student (SGTC) of Excellence for April on ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Law enforcement presence apparent in Sumter County

If you are driving about town today expect to see law enforcement in full effect. Traffic control is making an effort to insure everyone is ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Vernon Jones, former Georgia State Representative plans to announce run for governor

Atlanta, Georgia/April 15, 2021 – Vernon Jones, former Georgia State Representative will announce his decision to run for Governor of the state of Georgia. He ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

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