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Americus Woman Arrested for Trafficking Methamphetamine

From the Georgia Bureau Investigation (GBI)   AMERICUS – On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the GBI Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office and Americus Police Department ... Read more

2 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Twenty GSW students selected for President Jimmy Carter Leadership Program

By Chelsea Collins, GSW’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Department of University Relations   AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has named twenty freshmen ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area beat Report 10/19 to 10/21

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Bernard, Stephanie Suzette (In Jail), 40, Housing for Richland PD Bentley, Jasiuana Iykia (Bonded Out), 21, Being extremely ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus City Council approves APD vehicle purchase

Americus’ Mayor and City Council met Thursday, 10.21.21 for the regular meeting. Brandi Lunneborg presented some information on COVID-19 and the numbers are trending in ... Read more

3 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Job Fair Held at South Georgia Tech

By Pat Peacock   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) and The Staffing People, a staffing and human resources company in Americus, recently joined ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Holds Breast Cancer Awareness Day

By Pat Peacock   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Student Government Association (SGA) recently sponsored Breast Cancer Awareness Day on the SGTC ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Chamber of Commerce holds Candidate Forum

The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce hosted candidates from the Americus municipal races on Wednesday, 10.20.21. The event was hybrid in nature as there was ... Read more

4 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Students of Fresh Start Academy hold mayoral forum

According to their Facebook page, “Fresh Start Academy works to improve the lives of young people, their families, and their communities by providing an opportunity ... Read more

5 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Early voting turnout ending Tuesday 10. 19. 21.

Sumter County Board of Elections (BOE) has reported on the traffic they are seeing during this early voting period. The numbers include Tuesday, 10.12.21. through ... Read more

5 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Americus Bike Week is this week: October 18-22

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – Sumter Cycling would like to remind everyone in the city of Americus that the week of October 18-22 ... Read more

6 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC receives $1,029,733 grant to assist students

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President John Watford, Ph.D. announced that South Georgia Tech has been awarded a $1,029,733 ... Read more

6 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 10/18

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Hamilton, Mariah (Bonded Out), 21, DUI-Alcohol Moore, William Clinton (Bonded Out), 20, Criminal Trespass/Probation Violation Turner, Esther Christell ... Read more

6 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 10/15 to 10/18

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Holmes, Tyrone (In Jail), 55, Theft By Taking/Obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers/Criminal Trespass/Failure to Appear McCoy, Deon ... Read more

6 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Caterpillar Dealers from the Southeast serve on SGTC Advisory Committee

By Su Ann Bird Americus – South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford met with representatives from six Caterpillar Dealers from across the Southeastern ... Read more

7 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Board members support SGTC Jets Booster Club Sparky Reeves Golf Classic

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College Board of Directors member Michael Coley was presented with his prize winnings from the ... Read more

7 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Technical College Student Government Association meets, plans activities

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College Student Government Association (SGA) recently held its first meeting of the 2021-2022 academic ... Read more

7 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Football Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

From the Sumter County High School Athletic Department   AMERICUS – Sumter County Schools and the Sumter County High School Football Program received notification that ... Read more

7 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

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 a new healthcare administration position in her ... Read more

7 days ago by admin.

Early voting turnout results through Saturday

Sumter County Board of Elections (BOE) has reported on the traffic they are seeing during this early voting period. The numbers include Tuesday, 10.12.21. through ... Read more

7 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

SGTC Crisp County Center business programs advisory group meets

CORDELE – The South Georgia Technical College Crisp County Center’s Accounting, Business Technology and Marketing Management programs recently held an advisory meeting on SGTC’s Crisp ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC hosts Financial Aid workshop at Crisp County Center

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College Crisp County Center Financial Aid Office hosted a Financial Aid 101 workshop for ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Volley approved as interim county administrator and relocation of Fire Station 6 discussed at BOC Work Session

AMERICUS – The Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) unanimously approved the appointment of Rayetta Volley as the Interim County Administrator at its monthly work ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Academic performance declines and voting gets complicated

Nichole Buchanan, the General Manager of the Americus Times Recorder, indicated with over 1800 votes counted, Dr. Rene Mays was awarded the best principal in ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 10/14 to 10/15

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Taperia-Teletor, Santos (In Jail), 27, USMS Thornton, Deddrick Kennard (In Jail), 24, Theft By Taking Wilson, Henry Lee ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Early voting turnout

The Sumter County Board of Elections (BOE) has released information on the turnout for the Americus municipal races taking place this week. The voting started ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

GSW voted #1 “Best Place to Work” in Sumter County

By Chelsea Collins, GSW Director of Marketing and Communications   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) was recently named the “Best Place to Work” ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 10/12 to 10/13

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary Castleberry, Barbara K, 63, Trafficking in Cocaine, Illegal Drugs, Marijuana or Methamphetamines – Warrant Executed Wilson, Shekedra Fayana, 32, Theft ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Celebrating communities of faith and our blue

Tracy K. Hall On Sunday, October 10, 2021, a good crowd representing all races, ages, genders and socio-economic levels gathered on the courthouse steps to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

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