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ESPLOST passes easily

By Beth Alston AMERICUS — Sumter County voters have approved an ESPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) to continue after the current ESPLOST ends. The vote passed with 1,256 yes to 149 no. The yes votes were more than…

Crime is down in Americus

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AMERICUS — Each month the Americus Police Department reports crime statistics to the FBI along with most of the other law enforcement agencies in the United States. The FBI makes an annual summary of these statistics available to the public…

Law enforcement kept busy over holiday weekend period

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AMERICUS — Holiday celebrations often bring fireworks into play, but several local neighborhoods experienced something different over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.Officers with the Americus Police Department responded to reports of shots fired in five areas. At 3 a.m. Friday,…

SGTC Day of Giving

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AMERICUS — Tuesday, Dec. 1 is typically known as Giving Tuesday when non-profits and colleges and universities ask for financial support from their communities. However, South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) is changing things up and “giving back” to its community on…

Wonderful Window Displ

Submitted by Downtown AmericusThe window at Gatewood’s Flowers in downtown Americus not only took first place in competition the night of the Downtown Christmas Open House, it also was named People’s Choice. The theme fits perfectly with the Christmas season…

Plains Christmas Lighting

Downtown Plains Christmas lighting.
Submitted by Kim FullerIt might have been a little chill and foggy but Saturday evening in Plains was filled with holiday spirit as the annual Christmas Lighting was held. The streets were filled with folks and all the downtown businesses…