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Ordeal in Cordele: Americus-Sumter loses a hard-fought, heartbreaking overtime game to Crisp County in Coach Larry Harold’s debut - Americus Times-Recorder

CORDELE – Friday night, August 17, was the dawning of a new era for Americus-Sumter High School Football as first-year coach Larry Harold led his Panthers across Lake Blackshear and into Cordele to take on the Cougars of Crisp County. It was a defensive struggle for most of the game. The game turned

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER - 2018-08-18 04:56:55

Jimmy Carter shuns riches and lives modestly in his Georgia hometown

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter walk home with Secret Service agents along West Church Street after having dinner at a friend's house in Plains, Ga., their hometown.

LAREDO MORNING TIMES - 2018-08-17 15:39:36

CPD investigating accident involving pedestrian near Buena Vista Rd.

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -Columbus police and Fire/EMS are on the scene of an apparent accident with injuries involving a pedestrian.The accident took place near Buena Vista Rd. and Pembrook Dr.There is no word yet on the severity of the injuries sustained or the victim's condition.Police are asking you

WTVM - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Reames Concrete expanding in Sumter - Americus Times-Recorder

AMERICUS — Reames Concrete Co. is expanding its footprint in Sumter County with the construction of a new, state of the art manufacturing facility in the Ted Baldwin Business and Technology Park. The new footprint will include a production facility and retention pond, for approximately 10 acres in t


Seven Americus stores cited for under-age sales

Clerks at the following establishments were cited with violations under Section 6-89, sale of alcohol to under-age persons, of the Americus Municipal Code:


Southwest Georgians indicted in federal court

More than 30 individuals, including several from southwest Georgia, indicted by federal grand jury

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-08-18 13:36:00

GSW Soccer’s first home night match to include fireworks and a helicopter - Americus Times-Recorder

By Staff ReportsAMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University soccer begins a new era on Wednesday, September 5, with the first home night match in school history. A fun-filled evening is planned to commemorate this event.

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER - 2018-08-17 19:49:26

Robbers strike at 2 Flash Foods stores 9 miles apart

Just after 1:20 a.m., a black man dressed in all black held up the Flash Foods at 10136 Hawkinsville Road, across from Elberta Road, Warner Robins police spokeswoman Jennifer Parson said.

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-17 06:50:00

Sumter County, Americus break ground on high speed internet

Along with local donors and business partnerships, a $2 million investment by Pineland Communications will expand the economic footprint of local businesses starting in 2019. Many area businesses have encountered issues for years over lack of high speed internet, often preventing them from necessary


Seven clerks busted for underage alcohol sales - Americus Times-Recorder

AMERICUS — On Friday, Aug. 10, between 2 and 4 p.m. the Americus Police Department conducted undercover alcohol compliance checks on all 23 convenience stores licensed to sell package alcohol in the City of Americus. Out of the 23 stores checked, seven clerks sold alcohol to the underage buyer and w


Florida's alligator hunting season is now underway

An alligator savors a large piece of chicken before devouring it in a few bites Saturday, June 28, 2003, at The Parks at Chehaw, an 800-acre zoo and nature preserve near Albany, Ga. Following the lead of Louisiana, Texas, Florida and South Carolina, Georgia is holding its first ever alligator huntin


Two men had sex with 13-year-old girl from Cusseta, Columbus police say

The second of two men accused of doing “nasty things” to a 13-year-old Cusseta, Ga., girl in April pleaded not guilty to a series of charges Thursday in Recorder’s Court.Markeith Rone, 23, faces one count each of sodomy, aggravated child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes and Intern


Roderick Jolivette completes Executive Fire Officer program

Former Albany firefighter Roderick Jolivette, now the Manchester fire chief, recently successfully completed the Executive Fire Officer Program through the National Fire Academy. (Special Photo)

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-08-16 18:43:00

Albany family escapes house fire

Police and EMS also responded to the scene.WALB News 10's Ashley Bohle is at the scene working to learn more information for Today in Georgia.Copyright 2018WALB. All rights reserved.


Cordele technical college to host trade job fair

Jobs available range from crew leaders, formulators, LPNs, RNs, customer service, assembly operators and many more. Participating employers include but are not limited to Helena Chemical, Innovative Senior Solutions, Crisp Regional Hospital, All State Truck Stop, Flex-Tec, Inc., Goldens Foundry, Res


Recreation complex land comes with unexpected costs

During the inspection period of the proposed recreation site, it was determined that the costs of grading and tree removal would be much higher than anticipated. The original asking price for the property was $500,000 when the purchase agreement was decided in April, but after a study of the propert

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-08-16 19:56:00

Lee Commission OKs purchase of Guard911

Tuesday’s commission meeting began with a presentation from Anthony Parker, president of Albany Technical College, promoting the college’s Transportation Academy. Parker said the demand for commercial truck drivers exists not only in southwest Georgia but also the rest of the country.


Albany, Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports — Aug. 14-15

— Warrant service reports on the 800 block of West Highland Avenue, the 200 block of West Oglethorpe Boulevard, the 700 block of Mobile Avenue and the 1900 block of Elkhorn Lane;


Albany commission OKs utilities expansion

Ward I Commissioner Jon Howard, expressing concern over the $27 million-plus outlay, voted against the measure.


3rd, 4th suspects arrested in Mask Road shooting death - Americus Times-Recorder

Sumter County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy, Col. Eric Bryant confirmed Friday that two men were apprehended Thursday evening and charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. They are Jaylen T. Leverette, 18, of Americus, and a 16-year-old male juvenile, also of Americus. The adult is being housed in