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Area Beat Report 7/29 to 7/30/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 7/29 to 7/30/2021 Nixon, Jennifer Monique (In Jail), 47, Probation Violation Thompson, Alexis Nicole (In Jail), 33, Theft ... Read more

2 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Police Department homicide investigation

On July 29, 2021 at approximately 7:05 PM, officers of the Americus Police Department and emergency medical personnel responded to the 600 block of Winn ... Read more

3 days ago by admin.

Area Beat Report 7/27/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary Cross, Sheresa, 38, Disorderly Conduct Harvey, John Emory, 55, Disorderly Conduct Lewis, Kobe Antwan, 20, Possession of Marijuana or Drug-Related ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Crisp County Center Practical Nursing students recognized

CORDELE, GA – The South Georgia Technical College Crisp County Center will be recognizing its 13 graduating practical nursing students in a pinning ceremony on ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Dr. Louis Riccardi: A giant celebrates 50 years

We have heard it over and again, one of Sumter County’s biggest resources are her people. For many of us, we know how very true ... Read more

4 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Kennedy Williams receives inaugural Mjlusane Scholarship

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The inaugural M.J. Lusane Scholarship was awarded recently to Ms. Kennedy Williams, a 2021 graduate of Americus Sumter High ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 7/26 to 7/27/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 7/26 to 7/27/2021 Barnes, Taniya Leshay, 20, 7/26/2021 6:19 p.m., Driving without a valid license – Misdemeanor Davis, Christopher, 35, ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Board of Education votes to continue virtual learning into 2021-22

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held a called meeting on Monday, July 26, 2021. The meeting was to address the status of the ... Read more

6 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Rose Ann Everett Scholarships awarded at South Georgia Technical College

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Jake and Margie Everett are helping to “change lives” at South Georgia Technical College.  The Everett’s established an ... Read more

6 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 7/23 to 7/26/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 7/23 to 7/26/2021 Barker, Johnny C (In Jail), 65, 7/23/2021 11:31 a.m., Probation Violation Floyd, Maurice Kevin (In ... Read more

6 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Mayor and City Council vote on ordinance regarding fireworks

Mayor and city council met on Thursday 7.22.21 to vote on July’s business. After recognition of guests and citizen comments, a public hearing was held ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Georgia Southwestern contributes nearly $90 million economic impact on region

AMERICUS, GA (July 21, 2021) — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is an essential economic powerhouse for the region, contributing $89.7 million to Georgia’s economic output in ... Read more

1 week ago by admin.

Area Beat Report 7/17 to 7/21/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 7/17 to 7/20/2021 Drake, Matthew Charles, 37, 7/20/2021 10:40 a.m., Driving without valid license/Speeding/Acquiring license plate for purpose of concealing ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Southland Summer Camp

Recently, Southland campers attended the Woodworking Shop camp and completed several woodworking projects during the week—start to finish! Not only did they learn and have fun, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by admin.

Plains Lions Club receives donation from Americus Lions Club

The Plains Lions Club was Honored with a generous donation from the Americus Lions Club that was used to repair and improve their Air Conditioning ... Read more

2 weeks ago by admin.

Georgia Rental Assistance for COVID-19 relief

If you’re a Georgia renter who has fallen behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for assistance.  The Georgia Rental ... Read more

2 weeks ago by admin.

Senate hopeful Republican Latham Saddler visits Americus

Latham Saddler, a Republican hopeful for the Georgia’s senate seat visited Americus on Wednesday, 7.20.21. Saddler, his wife Melissa and their two young sons were ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 7/19 to 7/20/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 7/19 to 7/20/2021 Pope, Brandon Emanuel, 34, 7/19/2021 4:27 p.m., Warrant Executed Sanford, Cedrick S., 33, 7/19/2021 8:48 p.m., Aggravated ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Payroll Development Authority: An important neighbor

The Sumter County Payroll Development Authority (PDA) has been putting in some dedicated work in the name of making our community stronger and healthier. The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 7/16 to 7/19/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 7/16 to 7/18/2021 Edwards, Lamar Chavar, 22, 7/17/2021 2:18 a.m., Assault and Battery Holtzcloth, Reginald K., 33, 7/16/2021 10:55 p.m., ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 7/14 to 7/16/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 7/15 to 7/16/2021 Aycock, Spencer Roy (Bonded Out), 29, 7/15/2021 10:47 p.m., Battery – Family Violence/Cruelty to Children ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Mayor and City Council set agenda for July meeting

Mayor Blount and the city council met to set the agenda for the regular July meeting on Thursday. 7.16.21. All the council members, except for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

South Georgia Technical College hosts Jefferson State officials

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford hosted officials from Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, AL ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 7/13 to 7/15/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 7/13/2021 Reynolds, Sydarius Devontae (In Jail), 31, 7/13/2021 2:54 p.m., USMS Ware, Lamuel Scott-Olin (In Jail), 31, 7/13/2021 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sheriff Pete Smith and Deputy Larry Bennett remembered and honored

Sumter County gathered on July 15, 2021, to celebrate Sheriff Pete Smith and Deputy Larry Bennett. Beyond the Call of Duty, End of Watch Ride ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County 4-H youth competes at 2021 State Horse Show

Press Release: ATHENS, Ga. (June 16, 2021) –The 2021 Georgia 4-H State Horse Show, hosted by Georgia   4-H, was at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area bet Report 7/12 to 7/14/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 7/13 to 7/14/2021 Dede, Precious, 32, 7/13/2021 8:03 a.m., False Report of a Crime Hale, Adishia Shanice, 24, 7/13/2021 12:27 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

The celebration

Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 10, 2021 with a private reception for more than 300 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Nichole Buchanan.

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