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Americus Police Department sponsors Back to School Giveaway for the students of Sumter County

AMERICUS – Though students in Sumter County won’t be having in-school instruction for the first nine weeks of the school year, the Americus Police Department ... Read more

4 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

GSW Foundation announces new board chairman, Lou Chase, at spring meeting

By Sydney Scott   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern Foundation Board of Trustees recently elected Lou Chase as chairman at its spring 2020 board meeting. ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

A message to our customers: Georgia Power remains committed to working with customers amid COVID-19 concerns

By Kevin Kastner, Vice President of Customer Service   ATLANTA – Georgia Power remains committed to working with customers amid COVID-19 concerns. Since the start ... Read more

5 days ago by Ken Gustafson.

Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith donates 1,500 masks to his native Macon County

By Marcus Johnson     AMERICUS – Like many successful professional athletes, Chicago Bears linebacker and former University of Georgia (UGA) standout Roquan Smith has ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Schools goes virtual for the start of the 2020-2021 school year

By Tracy K. Hall     AMERICUS – Success often comes down to the dedication of a team. Very rarely can success stand alone on ... Read more

1 week ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech incorporates new technology into program classroom instruction

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College has now placed a total of 25 interactive touchscreen monitor displays in classrooms and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Online business classes offered at South Georgia Tech

AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) is offering two Business Technology Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) options that can be taken completely online Fall ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Board of Commissioners approves lease agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management

AMERICUS – At its monthly regular meeting on Tuesday, July 21, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved a lease agreement with Enterprise Fleet ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Criminal Justice Classes available online at South Georgia Tech

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Looking for a field that will lead to a great career after just one semester? South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech to host Fall Registration July 21-23

AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will be hosting face-to-face Fall Semester Registration from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 21-23, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Three computer specialist certificates offered online at South Georgia Technical College

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Looking for a great career opportunity? Now is the perfect time to sign up for a Computer Information or Networking ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

GHSA decides to push the start of high school football back to Labor Day Weekend

From Staff Reports   THOMASTON, GA – The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) has made the decision to delay the start of the 2020 high ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus-Sumter High School temporarily suspends football and band practice due to COVID-19

AMERICUS – Americus-Sumter High School has decided to temporarily suspend the summer workouts and summer practice sessions of its football team and marching band due ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Harvest of Hope Food Pantry conducts drive-by food give-away at First Baptist Church of Americus

AMERICUS – Amidst the turmoil and the economic fall out in Sumter County caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, several people came together to provide food ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Nigel Poole talks about “Mask Up Sumter” and the COVID-19 situation at Board of Commissioners Work Session

AMERICUS – Sumter County Emergency Management Agency (SCEMA) Director Nigel Poole discussed the “Mask Up Sumter” campaign at the Sumter County Board of Commissioners’ (BOC) ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Medical Assisting Program ranked the fourth best in Georgia

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Medical Assistant Advice recently highlighted the South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Medical Assisting Program as the fourth best program ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ken Gustafson.

Grayson H. Watson awarded Smallwood-Sondron Law Enforcement Academy scholarship at South Georgia Tech

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Grayson H. Watson of Sycamore, GA was awarded the Smallwood-Sondron Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship at the conclusion of the ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Three South Georgia Tech Diesel students awarded Caterpillar Excellence Scholarships

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Three students in the Diesel Equipment Technology program at South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) were recently awarded the college’s ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Angela Sims of Plains awarded South Georgia Technical College Lou Crouch Law Enforcement Scholarship

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Angela Sims of Plains was recently presented with the Lou Crouch Law Enforcement Scholarship at the completion of the ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

After 30 years of service, Dr. Liz Wilson retires as Dean of GSW College of Business and Computing

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Liz Wilson, Ph.D., dean of Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) College of Business and Computing, formerly known as the ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Law Enforcement Academy Class 20-01 completes POST certification

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Law Enforcement Academy Class 20-01 began their training on January 6, 2020 and were ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Martinez-Rodriguez and McClanahan receive South Georgia Tech’s Lt. Michael Sangster Law Enforcement scholarship

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – A four-month commitment to enroll in the South Georgia Technical College Law Enforcement Academy Class 20-01 turned into a ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Commercial Truck Driving orientation scheduled for July

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will be hosting orientation for its summer and fall semester Commercial Truck Driving Classes ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

South Georgia Tech to begin registration for the fall semester in July

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) is sending out hundreds of acceptance letters to new students for its upcoming fall ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC creates informational COVID-19 video for students, faculty and staff

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) has created a COVID-19 information video to alert faculty, staff, and students to important ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Mayor and City Council Hold Regular Monthly Meeting on June 18, 2020

By:  Tracy K. Hall Americus Mayor and City Council held their regular meeting on Thursday, 6.18.20 at 6pm. All members were present. Two guests made ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Long-time SGTC Nursing Instructor Cathy Freeman has decided to retire

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford announced that SGTC Crisp County Center Practical Nursing Instructor Cathy Freeman ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus-Sumter High School to hold 2020 graduation ceremony this Saturday

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Americus-Sumter High School will be holding its 2020 graduation ceremony this Saturday, June 27, at 9 a.m. at Alton ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

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