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Our opinion: For those who step out before us, thank you!

Long before Tropical Storm Irma struck Sumter County, plans were already in place. Our local EMA, under the direction of Nigel Poole, set up an ... Read more

3 years ago by Beth Alston.

Watch out for supervillains of the grass

When I was growing up we only had a couple of superheroes: Spiderman, Batman, and probably the one people will remember the most, Superman. Superman ... Read more

3 years ago by Michael Murray.

Leila Case: And the award goes to…

Goodness, Sumter Players, Americus’ community theater organization, will celebrate its 55th season of live theater beginning this fall. What an awesome milestone. Congratulations to the ... Read more

3 years ago by Michael Murray.

Our opinion: Congratulations to Smarr and Smith Foundation

With the aim of attempting to bring something positive out of tragedy, the Smarr and Smith Foundation was founded to provide adequate training and equipment ... Read more

3 years ago by Beth Alston.

Remembering a day that was as good as it gets

Sometimes things come together better than peanut butter and jelly. Take last week, for example. I was invited to speak at the 20th annual Awards ... Read more

3 years ago by Beth Alston.

Casey Cagle: I will prioritize rural broadband

Internet connectivity has disconnected our communities. Contradictory – I know. But, as cities and counties in metro Atlanta and other metro areas enjoy high-speed internet, ... Read more

3 years ago by Beth Alston.

Editorial: What’s in a name?

Despite what many think, perception matters. Presentation matters. How we look, carry ourselves, interact with others, ideas we espouse — it all matters. Most of ... Read more

3 years ago by Beth Alston.

Editorial: Child’s suicide an indictment of our culture

Shameful and shocking — the Cincinnati suicide of an eight-year-old boy named Gabriel Taye two days after being assaulted by a classmate in a school ... Read more

3 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: We appreciate our law enforcement community

We all need to appreciate our law enforcement officers every single day, but during National Police Week, we need to make a special effort. Members ... Read more

3 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Coffee with a Cop a huge success

Tom Harrison, a transplant from the West Coast, was on point when he decided to launch Coffee with a Cop in Americus. The concept, which ... Read more

3 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Hot Glass/Craft Beer fest demonstrates ‘how to know how’

What grew from a collaborative concept of a local city official and a local glass blower, and was actually executed in about three months, turned ... Read more

3 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Please show some southern hospitality

What a great day for a festival! The mild temperatures and sunny skies welcome visitors from all over the country to the Americus Hot Glass/Craft ... Read more

3 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: We take our job seriously

Earlier this week, we all experienced some anxious moments, at several different times all throughout the day, as we watched to see what the storm ... Read more

3 years ago by Beth Alston.

Joni Woolf: Café Campesino: looking good on Lamar Street

The bright, friendly café on the southeast corner of Lamar and Jackson Streets welcomes visitors with the smell of brewing coffee. The aroma followed the ... Read more

3 years ago by Michael Murray.

Leila Case: The faithful five honored for volunteer service

Lela Belle Turner had her first date with her then-future husband, Lewis Wilson, at the Rylander Theatre when she was 16. That was 80 years ... Read more

4 years ago by Michael Murray.

Phil Hardy: Blood letting at the clay lick

As many of my followers know, I spent most of January in Ecuador hoping to see and photograph some of the 1,600 bird species known ... Read more

4 years ago by Michael Murray.

Grief Healing

By BETHANY COMEAU The past month has been a season of grieving in our community. Perhaps you are grieving the loss of Nicholas Smarr and ... Read more

4 years ago by admin.

Greg Kirk: The important work of budget week

This week, the Senate and the House took a break from the 40-day legislative session to participate in a joint session to undergo budget hearings. ... Read more

4 years ago by Michael Murray.

Our opinion: Please share the gift of life

Severe winter weather conditions in about 24 states, including Georgia, as well as the Christmas and New Year’s holiday period, have resulted in a severe, ... Read more

4 years ago by Beth Alston.

A great meat loaf — tonight and tomorrow

Of all the foods I might prepare for my son-in-law, Marshall, none pleases him more than the old-fashioned meat loaf that I prepare once in ... Read more

4 years ago by Michael Murray.

Leila Cade: New adventures for mom-son, dad-lad

Jimmy Carter, the 39th U.S. President and his wife Rosalynn of Plains will be among the former presidents attending the inaugural of Donald Trump as ... Read more

4 years ago by Michael Murray.

Nancy Young: 01-07-17

Local families traveled to see family history On Dec. 28, Mary Calhoun, Ginny Calhoun, and Nancy McMath Young of Ellaville went down to Calhoun, Early, ... Read more

4 years ago by Michael Murray.

Joni Woolf: A not-so-new way of preparing vegetables

Some of us still live by that old saying “Be not the first by which the new is tried, nor yet the last to lay ... Read more

4 years ago by Michael Murray.

Leila Case: The Arts Center’s ‘artist in the window’ paints at our house

Storefront window displays trimmed with beautiful merchandise, an enticement to the world beyond the building’s front door have long fascinated me. Such is the case ... Read more

4 years ago by Michael Murray.

Our opinion: now, that’s impressive

Over 1,200 years of service. It’s actually 1,222 years to be exact, and that’s an impressive number. That’s the total number of years of service ... Read more

4 years ago by Beth Alston.

Our opinion: Be still and quiet and open

As we enter Christmas Eve, there is a hushed stillness over our community. While we certainly intend to commemorate the most holy of days on ... Read more

4 years ago by Beth Alston.

Letter to the Editor: Ellaville Mayor David Theiss – 12-17-16

I must reply to the column in the Americus Times Recorder Dec 14 by Dick Yarbrough. I too have the utmost respect for teachers as ... Read more

4 years ago by Michael Murray.

Americus awash in blue; snowflakes fall at Rylander Park

Americus is awash in blue. Fluffy bows with long streamers, you know the type you use to give an important gift its final touch, beautify ... Read more

4 years ago by Michael Murray.

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