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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

2 months 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 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County BOC approves moving forward with Enterprise Fleet Management

AMERICUS – At its monthly regular meeting on Tuesday, June 16, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) decided to move forward in partnering with ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Election results in Sumter County completed after lengthy delay

AMERICUS – It took much longer than anticipated. Once the polls in Sumter County closed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, poll workers faced ... Read more

4 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Summary of Sumter County Election Results for Georgia’s Democratic and Republican Primaries

Republican Candidate for President of the United States Donald J. Trump (I)  Total votes: 2,446   Democratic Candidate for President of the United States Joseph ... Read more

4 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Statement from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

Rosalynn and I are pained by the tragic racial injustices and consequent backlash across our nation in recent weeks. Our hearts are with the victims’ ... Read more

4 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

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