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GDOT Announces work to start on resurfacing HW49 N

Crews with Reeves Construction Company of Macon, Georgia will start work on a project to resurface the asphalt roadway of Georgia 49 from Georgia 27/E. ... Read more

19 hours ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 3/2 to 3/3/2021

Americus PD Media Incident Report 3/2 to 3/3/2021 3/2 130 Lonnie Lane Apt. 135, Domestic Dispute/Criminal Trespass 1711 East Lamar St. Walmart, Criminal Trespass 1711 ... Read more

21 hours ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 3/1 to 3/2/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Report 3/1 to 3/2/2021 Blue, William Paul (Released), 46, 3/1/2021 2:42 p.m., Sexual Exploitation of Children/Electronically Furnishing Obscene Material ... Read more

2 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Jeffery Keion Johnson arrested with multiple charges, public’s help needed

Press Release: March 2, 2021 Counterfeit Payroll Checks The Americus Police Department is investigating a series of counterfeit payroll checks that were cashed at different ... Read more

2 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 2/25 to 3/1/2021

Americus PD Media Incident Report from 2/26 to 3/1/2021 2/26 510 Barlow St., Simple Battery 1410 Crawford St., Burglary – Smash and Grab – Felony ... Read more

3 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Seventeen SGTC students nominated for GOAL competition

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Seventeen students at South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) have been nominated by their instructors for the Georgia Occupational ... Read more

6 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Wanted person in custody

Release from the Americus Police Department dated 2/26/21 A suspect in a recent series of shootings in Americus, Christopher Hurley, Jr., age 27, is now ... Read more

6 days ago by admin.

Our neighbors have a message on human trafficking

Several of our neighbors were out raising awareness for an issue close to their hearts on Thursday, February 25th. The Social Exchange and the Sumter ... Read more

6 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 2/25 to 2/26/2021

Americus PD Media Incident Summary 2/25 to 2/26/2021 2/25 716 Valley Dr. Apt. C, Suspicious Incident Phillips St. at Patterson St., Suspended registration/Driving without a ... Read more

6 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Eva Porter Awarded SGTC Student of Excellence Honors

By Patrick Peacock   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) recently recognized Eva Porter of Buena Vista, an Early Childhood Care and Education student, ... Read more

6 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

GSW student-athletes participate in Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution Event

By Chelsea Collins   AMERICUS – Several GSW student-athletes participated in the Farmers to Families Food Box distribution event on Friday, February 19 at First ... Read more

7 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 2/24 to 2/25/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 2/24/2021 Taylor, Coley Alan (In Jail), 19, 2/24/2021 4:12 p.m., Aggravated Assault Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Incident ... Read more

7 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Chief Mark Scott: “Ready and willing to start the dialogue”

As we closed out 2020, a challenging year by all accounts, there was a bit of good news. As you may be aware, we report ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 2/23 to 2/24/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 2/23/2021 Holt, Larry (In Jail), 32, 2/23/2021 10:05 a.m., Failure to appear for finger printable charge – Misdemeanor ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Teachers and parents in support of students recognized at Board of Education meeting

Dr. Torrance Choates continues his “Teachers and Parents in Support of Students” recognition program at the February monthly Board of Education Meeting. This month, Americus-Sumter ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Georgia Southwestern revealed new name for student services building at grand opening

By Chelsea Collins   AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) held a grand opening on Friday, February 19, for the school’s newly renovated $3.4 ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Four-way stops to be installed on HW 30/Adderton St and Armory Dr./Magnolia St.

Next month, Georgia DOT crews will implement new all-way stop traffic control at the intersection of Georgia 30/Adderton Street and Armory Drive/Magnolia Street in Americus.  ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 2/22 to 2/23//2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 2/22/2021 Ayala, Claudia Mireya, 33, 2/22/2021 4:32 p.m., Theft By Shoplifting Carter, Laquasha Deondra, 30, 2/22/2021 4:31 a.m., Engaging in, ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Phlebotomy classes offered at South Georgia Tech

AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College is offering two phlebotomy classes beginning March 8th that can help students interested in the medical field become certified ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Area Beat Report 2/19 to 2/22/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 2/19 to 2/22 Carter, Laquasha Deondra, 30, 2/22/2021 4:31 a.m., Engaging in and Promoting/Abetting in a fight Holley, Montavious Mongale, ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Georgia Southwestern revealed new name for student services building at grand opening

By Chelsea Collins   AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) held a grand opening on Friday, February 19, for the school’s newly renovated $3.4 ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Board of Commissioners approves Georgia Forestry Services Agreement with Georgia Forestry Commission

AMERICUS – At its monthly virtual meeting on Tuesday, February 16, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to unanimously approve an agreement between ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Georgia Department of Transportation approves location and design for bridge on Lee Street

The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has approved the location and design of Project #0013752 for Sumter County, a project that would replace the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 2/16 to 2/18/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 2/16 to 2/18 Henry, Derrick Antonio (Bonded Out), 46, 2/17/2021 Midnight, DUI/Failure to Yield after stopping for stop ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Accident at intersection of 280 East and GA Hwy 27

AMERICUS – At approximately 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, February 17, an accident involving a white Dodge Journey and a white Malibu took place at ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Christopher Hurley, Jr. and Devonte Jamal Tucker wanted in recent series of shootings

  UPDATE: AS OF 2:20 ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH: Devonte Tucker is in custody   Press Release from the Americus Police Department February 17, 2021 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Area Beat Report 2/15 to 2/16/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 2/15 to 2/16/2021 Coleman, Norris (In Jail), 18, 2/15/2021 7:10 p.m., Robbery Grimes, Michael Shane (Bonded Out), 39, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Police Department investigating five shootings: assistance from community requested

Update:  February 16, 2021 at 3:56 additional press release from the Americus Police Department Aggravated Assault Investigations The Americus Police Department is investigating an additional ... Read more

2 weeks ago by admin.

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