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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Americus-Sumter, Southland pick up key wins

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ALBANY HERALD - 2017-09-23 15:25:00

Carbon monoxide death in Americus

AMERICUS - Although Sumter County sustained much property damage from Tropical Storm Irma, there was a single death. Sumter County Coroner Greg Hancock confirmed that Eugene Carter Jr., 43, of 154 Sylvan Drive, Americus, was found dead around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in his living room. Hancock said Car

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER - 2017-09-20 20:04:27

President Carter honored with GSW Presidential Plaza dedication

Dedication of Georgia Southwestern State University's "Presidential Plaza" is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at the Wheatley Administration Building Lawn, on the Georgia Southwestern State campus in Americus. This new area on campus serves as the centerpiece to the University's signature entrance. The we

WALB 10 - 2017-09-22 14:26:55

'Can do' attitude gets the job done

AMERICUS - Wanda and Ivan Minks of Barnesville came to Americus on Tuesday after tropical storm Irma had done her thing with Sumter County. They were trying to check on Ivan's mother who lives on Patton Drive in the Lake Collins area. When they saw that three trees were blocking a dead-end on Morris

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER - 2017-09-20 23:59:59

Dick Yarbrough: Some reflections on ill wind named Irma

It is hard to know what to write about when you have been through the likes of Irma. Maybe it was "only" a tropical storm when it hit Georgia and not the powerful hurricane that ripped through Florida, but it was bad enough as many of you can attest. I will return to my acerbic roots soon, I promise

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER - 2017-09-21 18:56:26

SGTC ranked 3rd in nation

AMERICUS - South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) has been ranked as the third best community college in the nation for 2017 based on quality and affordability by AffordableColleges.com recently. South Georgia Technical College earned the top spot as the Best Community College in Georgia for 2017 tw

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER - 2017-09-21 18:56:23

County department heads praise entities' response to storm

AMERICUS - Several heads of County Departments addressed the Sumter County Board of Commissioners at the Sumter County Courthouse on Sept. 12 to update the board on their respective departments' responses to the damage wreaked by Tropical Storm Irma the previous day. Nigel Poole, director of the Su

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER - 2017-09-20 23:59:59

Chamber has new signature event

AMERICUS - The Education Division of the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce announces its inaugural event this year with the first State of Education Dinner. With presenting sponsor, the One Sumter Economic Development Foundation Inc., this signature event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Hosted

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER - 2017-09-20 23:59:59

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 emergency operations center (EOC) at the former National Guard armory so that representatives of local schools, governments, law enforcement agencies, fire

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER - 2017-09-20 20:04:43

Thousands expected to attend Plains Peanut Festival

This weekend, thousands will spend the day eating peanuts with a president. The 21st annual Plains Peanut Festival kicks off Saturday. There will be dozens of arts and crafts vendors and the Main Street parade. The highlight of the day for many people, however, is the appearance by former President

WALB 10 - 2017-09-22 08:28:11

When the good folks live in fear, bad folks with guns win as homicide rate rises

On Labor Day morning, I found myself on Ewart Avenue knocking on doors of the modest homes. For those of you unfamiliar with that part of midtown Columbus, Ewart is just off Buena Vista Road, not far from the backside of the Aflac campus. There is a nice little city park with playground equipment an

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2017-09-22 19:15:00

Red Cross hosts lunch and learn for Terrell Co. students

A national disaster organization is seeking future volunteers, and they are looking to Southwest Georgia students. The Red Cross held a lunch and learn in Dawson, with mostly seniors from Terrell County High School. It's one of the first attempts by the disaster response group to engage and train yo

WALB 10 - 2017-09-21 21:08:51

Mark's Melon Patch opens corn maze as fall season begins

You know fall has arrived when people start talking about corn mazes. On Saturday, Mark's Melon patch will officially open its corn maze in Sasser. The maze is two and a half miles long and every year Mark Daniel features a different design. This year his design says 'Albany Strong', the motto that

WALB 10 - 2017-09-22 21:57:27

Man faces gambling charges after raid on Buena Vista Road

A man was arrested on Gambling charges Thursday after the Metro Narcotics Task Force executed a search at the BP gas station on Buena Vista Road, Columbus police said. Jagdish Patel, 33, faces two counts each of keeping a gaming place and commercial gambling after the 4 p.m. search at 3921 Buena Vis

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2017-09-23 00:50:00

Live Oak Church of God gives to those affected by Irma

LIVE OAK - The Live Oak Church of God gave to those affected by Hurricane Irma the past two weeks. God's Pit Crew and Operation Compassion sent trucks with water, food, hygiene items, paper towels, blankets, baby food and items and more. "Our goal is to help people until they don't need any more hel

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-23 15:00:00

City council approves $24,725,216 budget

LIVE OAK, Fla. - The City of Live Oak held its first public hearing for the 2017-2018 budget and millage rate Tuesday. The millage rate is 8.9132 mills. This is the rollback rate and will bring in the same amount as last year. Last year's millage rate was 8.925 mills. The budget was approved at $24,

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 13:01:00

Indiana considers revising regulation of livestock feeding operations

RUSHVILLE, Ind.-- On Keith Schoettmer's hog farm on a cool late-summer day, there's little evidence that thousands of animals live inside barns on the property. The air is free of the odor of manure; almost all of the animal waste falls into massive underground tanks beneath the barns. During planti

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 18:30:00

Area students awarded NFCC scholarships

MADISON - Area students were among 59 students that were awarded North Florida Community College scholarships for the summer term. The NFCC Foundation has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year to support area students. Receiving scholarships for the summer from Suw

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 19:31:00

As Trump campaigns for Strange in Alabama, he expresses some doubts: 'I might have made a mistake'

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - President Donald Trump campaigned on Friday night for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange, in a race that has pitted him against his most loyal supporters and that holds the potential to upend the political dynamics for Republicans facing election in 2018. The endorsement of '

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-23 14:48:00

Around the Banks: Autumn is about to arrive

"Autumn paints in colors that summer has never seen." Friday, September 22, 2107, the first official day of autumn, or, to use a Southern expression "It's Fall Y'all!!!" When fall arrives "Around the Banks of the Suwannee," I am reminded of the title of the movie "Waiting to Exhale." Most of us, sig

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-23 13:00:00