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This place matters: The Florrie Chappell Gymnasium

By Evan A. Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu     AMERICUS — Parking at one end of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and walking to my office at ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Georgia Organics partners with state agencies to recognize 90 school districts for Farm to Table advancement

ATLANTA — Georgia Organics cohosted the 2019 Golden Radish Awards on Sept. 17 at the Mercedes Benz Stadium. Ninety Georgia school systems received recognition for their ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Americus makes difference on National Clean Up Day

AMERICUS — “Keep Americus Beautiful” celebrated “National Clean Up Day” on Saturday. From 9 a.m. until noon, volunteers challenged people to make Americus happier, healthier, ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Anna Moates talks about freshman year, and plans for sophomore

By Beth Alston   AMERICUS — When Anna Moates was a teenager, she dreamed of things that most young girls do: college, boyfriends, music, clothes. ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Flashlight Friday at Furlow Charter School

Misty Anderson’s third-grade scholars at Furlow Charter School got cozy and enjoyed ‘Flashlight Friday’ by reading some of their favorite books during a ‘lights out’ ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Americus-Sumter High announces August Students of the Month

Submitted by Sumter County Schools Rear, from left, are Cory Walton, Dy Lamons, Javonte Moses, Dreamisha King; and front, from left: Lauryn Carter, Koremia Johnson, ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Patrons enjoy free, educational programming at Lake Blackshear Regional Library

AMERICUS — This September, Lake Blackshear Regional Library is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Southland Academy Homecoming Court 2019

Southland Academy’s homecoming football game will be played at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct.  4 against the Glenwood Gators. The homecoming court will be presented and the ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

GSW hosts POW/MIA Convocation; keynote speaker recalls time as POW

AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and Andersonville National Historic Site held the 14th annual Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Convocation on Wednesday ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Americus-Sumter High represented in Japan GEN-J Program 

AMERICUS — Americus-Sumter High School has been selected by the Japan-America Society of Georgia as one of four schools in the state to participate in ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Schley County Family Connection Collaborative update

ELLAVILLE — John Greene, coordinator of Schley County Family Connection Collaborative, gives an update on what’s going on in the organization. • The Schley County ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Phoebe Sumter’s men’s health fair draws crowd

By Beth Alston AMERICUS — About 100 people took advantage of Phoebe Sumter Medical Center’s annual Men’s Health Fair held Saturday at the Student Success ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Georgia Southwestern’s Carter Leadership Program students meet former President Jimmy Carter

AMERICUS —Twenty Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) students in the inaugural class of the President Jimmy Carter Leadership Program had the opportunity to visit Plains ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Sheriff returns from training

Sheriffs’ offices in Georgia have many responsibilities such as providing courthouse security, operating jails, transporting inmates and mental health patients, performing traffic and law enforcement ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

SGTC holds summer semester pinning ceremony for LPN graduates

AMERICUS — Thirteen individuals received their nursing pins as Summer 2019 graduates of the South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Americus licensed practical nursing (LPN) program ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

FFA students attend floral workshop

AMERICUS — Three Americus-Sumter High School (ASHS) students recently attended a “mini” floral design clinic at Irwin County High School in Ocilla. Katelynn Donley, De’Angleo Tatum, and Thadeus Harris Jr. ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Kinchens named VP Student Affairs; Wall becomes assistant VP Student Affairs

AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Registrar Eulish Kinchens of Americus has been named vice president of Student Affairs, and Academic Dean Vanessa Wall ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Group again comes before board of education on name change

By Beth Alston   AMERICUS — A group of citizens attended the September meeting of the Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) Thursday to show ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Men’s Health Fair is Saturday

AMERICUS — Phoebe Sumter Medical Center hold its annual Men’s Health Fair from 7:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Student Success Center on the ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

GSW contributes $94 million economic impact on region

AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) economic impact on the region was $93.6 million in fiscal year 2018, up nearly $5 million from the ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

College Recruiter visits automotive students

AMERICUS — Americus-Sumter High School (ASHS) automotive students recently listened to a presentation by Vince Berardi, a recruiter for the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH). The ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

GSW alumna donates solar bench to university in late husband’s memory  

AMERICUS — In memory of her late husband, Linda Grimsley (’68 & ’83) of Sylvester recently gifted a solar bench to Georgia Southwestern State University ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Citizen group wants ‘Americus’ in new high school name

By Beth Alston   AMERICUS — A group of concerned citizens attended Monday’s work session of the Sumter County Board of Education. Their spokesperson, Americus ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Interfor awards scholarship to local student

PRESTON — Cynthia Rueda, daughter of Interfor Preston Division employee, David Rueda, recently received an Interfor Tolleson-Wood Family Scholarship. “Interfor believes in supporting our employees, ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is Sept. 20

ANDERSONVILLE — National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day is Friday, Sept. 20. In honor of that day, the National Park Service, The ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

GSW sees surge in student retention

AMERICUS — Student retention is at an all-time high at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW). These results didn’t happen by chance though. The University implemented ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Hannah Greene receives UGA White Coat

ATHENS — Hannah Greene was welcomed to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine class of 2023 during its annual White Coat Ceremony held ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

SGTC announces President’s List for Summer Semester

AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College President John Watford, Ed.D., recently announced the college’s President’s List for the summer semester, which included 38 students from ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

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