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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 20:05:47

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

Hillary Clinton's clear warning to Democrats: Don't be like Bernie

We knew from an excerpt of her book leaked last week that Hillary Clinton wasn't particularly thrilled with the campaign Bernie Sanders ran against her. But in an interview released Tuesday, she really picked Sanders apart - at length. Talking to the former Obama aides who now run the popular "Pod S


Shirley Green Reese Has a Criminal Past

Debra Green, the wife of the late Johnny Green who was Councilwoman Shirley Reese's brother, says Shirley took her house by falsifying documents. The results of Reese forging the documents resulted in her sister-in-law becoming homeless. Mr. Green's daughter Kenyatta Tucker told the Americus Sumter


Leila Case: Irma raises peanut butter and jelly to gourmet level

On the 16th anniversary of 9-11 - the horrific day when terrorists hit the World Trade Center in Manhattan and the Pentagon in Washington that resulted in the loss of countless lives - the state of Georgia experienced another kind of monster - Hurricane Irma, a colossal storm that devastated Florida

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER - 2017-09-18 20:32:29

Stormy weather can't keep you from eating well if you're prepared

Disasters, like this week's storm, have a way of bringing out our best - and worst - qualities. Throughout Sumter and Schley communities, I have witnessed grace on many fronts: people feeding one another, housing one another, checking on one another, connecting in ways they probably wouldn't during

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER - 2017-09-18 20:24:16

UGA scientists to educate Georgia Peanut Tour attendees about peanut production

Mark Abney, peanut entomologist on the UGA Tifton Campus, holds up a peanut plant while speaking at last year's Georgia Peanut Tour in Pooler, Ga.Clint Thompson/UGA ALBANY, Ga. - As part of the Georgia Peanut Tour this week, the University of Georgia Peanut Team will educate attendees about peanut p

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2017-09-18 21:45:00

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

Our Beloved Americus NAACP Treasurer Passed

Veteran Roosevelt Mitchell, affectionately called "Nick", was born in Sumter County, Georgia on July 8, 1947 to the parentage of the late Mr. Charlie Mitchell and the late Mrs. Minnie Holmes Mitchell. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County. At an early age, he joined the Fr


New mural brings beauty to downtown Bismarck

Melissa Gordon stands next to a mural she recently completed on Fourth Street in downtown Bismarck. Gordon said the mural measures 150 feet in length and is 15 feet high. The mural features a mythological theme and is the largest piece she has painted. A public revealing and reception will be held f

BISMARCK TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 04:45:00

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Now in our 8th season, Rio Lawn & Landscape is proud to offer the Bismarck/Mandan areas with the very best in lawn care and light landscaping services. Now, when you mention this ad, Rio Lawn & Landscape will take 10% off your spring cleanup services. To schedule your spring cleanup needs, call Rio

BISMARCK TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 05:52:03

Oil industry fuels taxable sales in N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The state tax department is reporting an increase in taxable sales this quarter from the same time period as last year. We can thank increased oil activity in the western part of the state. Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger's office is reporting just over $4.6 billion worth of sa

KFYR-TV - 2017-09-20 02:19:00

Walmart announces that they won't hire temporary employees for holidays

CNN - Walmart says it will not be hiring temporary employees for the holiday season. Instead, it will give the employees it already has more hours. Walmart says it's getting harder to fill open positions and it wants to make its jobs more attractive and cut down on employee turnover. It did the same

KFYR-TV - 2017-09-20 23:40:00

Burgum looking to help bolster towns through Main Street Initiative

BEULAH, N.D. - Gov. Doug Burgum says it's all about making people of all ages want to live in communities like Beulah. "The local community has to make a decision, are they going to build a community that's going to be able to attract and retain young people, are they going to build a community that

KFYR-TV - 2017-09-20 23:33:00

A Day in Prison Life: Helping battle addiction

DICKINSON, N.D. Addiction to painkillers has increased at an alarming rate, with deaths from overdoses tripling in just three years. The rescue drug Narcan may save a life, but it doesn't end the dependency. Too often, people get the treatment they need after they've seen a judge. Nothing about Ker

KFYR-TV - 2017-09-20 22:49:00

Hoeven supportive of new bill to undo Obama health law

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven says he is "supportive" of new legislation that would undo the Obama health law. President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders are trying to rally 50 Republican votes to pass the bill that would replace much of former President Barack Obam

KFYR-TV - 2017-09-20 20:11:00

Addiction recovery in the workplace

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KFYR-TV - 2017-09-20 19:58:18

New tax on health care coverage

BISMARCK, N.D. - A new tax on your health care could go into effect at the beginning of next year if Congress doesn't take action. Controversy over Obamacare is nothing new, but business advocates say there is a new threat. "It's simply a tax on your health insurance. And, it is one part of the Aff

KFYR-TV - 2017-09-20 19:05:00

Diesel fuel leak impacts storm drain, dead loop of Souris River in Minot

MINOT, N.D. - Ward County officials say they discovered a diesel fuel leak Wednesday near the new jail addition project that impacted a storm drain as well as a dead loop of the Souris River. They say the City of Minot notified the county of possible diesel fuel in a storm water drain, and later fou

KFYR-TV - 2017-09-20 18:27:00

Williston couple wanted for abducting their own child

We're following some breaking news out of North Carolina this afternoon....where a Williston Couple is wanted for abducting their own child. The Haywood Sheriff's Office in North Carolina say Rex and Heather Cochran abducted their three month old infant. Police say they could be headed to Florida, t

KFYR-TV - 2017-09-20 18:09:00