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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.

Sumter County Board of Education Meeting 7/7/20

The Sumter County Board of Education will hold the following meetings: Tuesday, July 7, 2020  1).  Curriculum/Policy/Technology Committee @ 12:00 P.M. 2).  Finance/Personnel/Property @3:00 P.M. 3).  ... Read more

1 month ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Virtual tour of South Georgia Technical College’s Americus campus available

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the ability of South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) to conduct tours of its Americus ... Read more

1 month ago by Ken Gustafson.

Statewide DUI enforcement kicking off for July 4th

Release from: Georgia Governors Office of Highway Safety July 1, 2020 Declare Your Independence From Drunk Driving For the July Fourth Holiday Weekend Safety advocates ... Read more

1 month ago by admin.

City of Plains Adopted Budget July 1,2020 – June 30, 2021

The Plains City Council Adopted the 2020-2021 Budget at City Council Meeting/Public Hearing Meeting, Thursday June 18, 2020   WATER & SEWAGE BUDGET FOR JULY ... Read more

1 month ago by admin.

Furlow Charter School called meeting

Furlow Charter School will have a Called Meeting on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the Furlow Media Center. The meeting is to vote ... Read more

1 month ago by Nichole Buchanan.

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.

Summer enrollment at Georgia Southwestern sets all-time record

From:  Georgia Southwestern State University AMERICUS, GA (06/25/2020) Summer 2020 represents the largest summer enrollment in the history of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW). Despite the country ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Public Hearing Regarding Charles Coney’s Termination Held

From:  Staff Reports In February of 2019, Americus City Council voted to hire Charles Coney as the city manager. The vote was split 4-2, with ... Read more

2 months ago by admin.

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.

Ignite College and Career Academy hires Dr. Don Gilman as Founding CEO

From:  Ignite College and Career Academy Board of Directors 6/24/20 A 16-month-long, partnership-driven search process has culminated in the hiring of Dr. Don Gilman as the founding CEO of ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

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.

Faces of COVID-19 in Sumter County

Our Hands, Our Homecoming BY:  Tracy K. Hall I love the little ditty we learn as children about church. You’ve done it before. By simply ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Sumter County Schools Return-to-School Survey for parents

From Sumter County Schools June 18, 2020 As we plan for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, we are considering several options with the ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

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

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Todd Vickery named Principal of Sumter County Middle School

From: Sumter County Schools Americus, Ga. — The Sumter County Board of Education has voted to hire Mr. Todd Vickery, Assistant Principal at Americus Sumter High School ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Notice from Sumter County Supervisor of Elections

NOTICE:  SUMTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS CALLED MEETING MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM The Sumter County Board of Elections has called for a ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

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

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Georgia upgrades program to allow grocery delivery

Release from Georgia DFCS ATLANTA—Georgia is now one of 36 states that allows citizens who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to order groceries ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

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

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Release from Sumter County Emergency Management: Courthouse opening Monday June 15, 2020

From:  Sumter County Emergency Management Reopening of the Sumter County Courthouse SUMTER COUNTY, GEORGIA – The Sumter County Courthouse will be reopening with provisions on ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Sumter County’s peaceful demonstration for #blacklivesmatter

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2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Faces of COVID-19 in Sumter County

      Breathe, Just Breathe Tracy K. Hall Tonja Dotson grew up with a couple of cousins and a grandfather who suffered from asthma. ... Read more

2 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

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