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Our opinion: National Newspaper Week commemorates community institution

Oct. 6-12 is National Newspaper Week. While we should all be thankful for this community newspaper, the Americus Times-Recorder, each day it is published, this ... Read more

10 months ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinions: 10-2-19

Good news abounds locally Despite the sad news of the world, and even some here in Americus, there are bright spots in local events. Today’s ... Read more

10 months ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Unanswered questions

As the fifth and final part of the series — End of Innocence: the unsolved murder of Leigh Bell, 40 years later — appears in ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Why now?

Some readers may ask: why is the Times-Recorder publishing a series of stories on a 40-year-old murder case? Here’s why. With the Leigh Bell murder ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Lest we forget …

As Memorial Day approaches on Monday, many will be enjoying a three-day weekend, but we want to remind everyone of the meaning of Memorial Day. ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Be sure to thank our officers

It’s important to remember all of our law enforcement officers, those who have died in the line of duty, those who have retired, and those ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Good things happening in our community

This week we want to recognize a just a few people who make our community a better to place to live, work, and raise our ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Your right to know — celebrate!

Sunshine Week is observed this year from March 10-16 and focuses on the public’s right to know. It’s a celebration of something that is highly ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: State Attorney General diligent in upholding ‘sunshine laws’

We, as citizens of the great state of Georgia, enjoy many blessings such as a moderate climate, a bounty of natural resources, mountains and beaches, ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: There’s still a lot of love in Americus

First Baptist Church of Americus was the venue for the Night to Shine on Feb. 8, for the fourth consecutive year. The event, sponsored by ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Great things happening in Sumter County

The latest news from this week have the potential to greatly impact the economy of Southwest Georgia, and potentially the entire state. The announcement on ... Read more

2 years ago by Beth Alston.

City council, please don’t amend the personnel ordinance

At the January meeting of the Americus mayor and city council, a move was made to waive the second reading of an amendment to the ... Read more

2 years ago by Beth Alston.

Banking on former success, looking toward a new year

There are some good things brewing in Sumter County as we start off the new year 2019. Often, we make New Year’s resolutions such as ... Read more

2 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Never forget the message behind the celebration

As we prepare to celebrate the most holy of days in the Christian faith — Christmas Day — let’s all remember to think of others ... Read more

2 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Kudos to local ROCKETS

If you give someone food, they will eat today. If you teach someone to grow their food, they will eat for a long time. Members ... Read more

2 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: It really does take a village

With Thursday’s announcement that the Sumter County partnership was chosen as one of four in the state to receive a $3.11 million grant for the ... Read more

2 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Happy Thanksgiving to our community

As family and friends prepare to gather together for the annual feast, we realize there is much for which to be thankful here in our ... Read more

2 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Thanks for your help!

While Hurricane Michael was knocking on our doors and wrattling our windows, we stayed put, sheltered the best we could, prayed, and attempted to sleep. ... Read more

2 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Thank you, city council

The Americus City Council, in a 4-2 vote last week, declined to approve an amendment to the alcohol beverage ordinance. The amendment would have changed ... Read more

2 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: City council members must be held accountable

The Americus City Council’s 4-2 vote to terminate the employment of city manager, Steve Kennedy, last week was shocking in more than one way. The ... Read more

2 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Let the sunshine in!

This is Sunshine Week, first launched in 2005 by the American Society of Newspaper Editors to celebrate the public’s access to information. Coinciding with the ... Read more

2 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Ozzy needs our help; please give

On Wednesday’s front page, there was a story about a little dog who was abandoned at a closed animal shelter and found on a night ... Read more

3 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: We will not forget

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic deaths of two of our local law enforcement officers: Nick Smarr and Jody Smith. Throughout the pain ... Read more

3 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Reflections on recent municipal election

Some were disappointed that “only” 20 percent of the City of Americus’ registered voters turned out to cast their ballots in the recent Municipal Election, ... Read more

3 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Today, we honor our veterans

On Nov. 11 each year, we set aside a time to honor our veterans, past and present. We recognize them with parades, special programs, free ... Read more

3 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Newspapers are relevant

This is National Newspaper Week. Let’s celebrate by looking at some hard data provided by the Georgia Press Association. The data was collected from Georgians ... Read more

3 years ago by Beth Alston.

Leila Case: It’s fall y’all and time for changes

Its fall y’all and there is a lot going on from football to people on the move. Fall is one of my favorite seasons of ... Read more

3 years ago by Michael Murray.

Our opinion: City Council puts taxpayer dollars at risk

In a 4-2 vote Thursday, the Americus City Council decided to remove another layer of protection offered to the city coffers and the alcohol beverage ... Read more

3 years ago by Beth Alston.

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