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44-year-old man dead in shooting on Crawley Street: Americus Police
AMERICUS, Ga. (WRBL) — A man died after being shot on Thursday evening in Sumter County, according to the Americus Police Department. Officers responded to the 400 block of Crawley Street in Americus at 10:56 p.m. Police say upon arrival, they found Kewan Laquent Morgan, 44, laying on the ground behind 411 Crawley Street. First […]
Sumter County Sheriff’s Office reminds locals to secure firearms during the holiday season
SUMTER COUNTY, Ga. (WRBL) – The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is reminding locals to make sure to secure their firearms after the sheriff’s office recovered a stolen gun on Thursday. SCSO says the case of the stolen firearm is still being investigated and Sheriff Eric D. Bryant reminds locals “to always obtain the serial numbers […]
Victims identified in Albany double homicide, Dougherty Co. coroner speaks out
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - It’s been a busy 24 hours for law enforcement in South Georgia. There have been four people have killed in three separate shootings. Albany, Tifton and Americus left four people dead and three currently hospitalized. On Thursday in Albany, three men were shot and two...
Area Beat Report November 28, 2023
Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Deriso, Sharon Denise (Bonded Out), 34, Affray (Fighting) Thompson, Sayanna Shantrell (In Jail), 33, Terroristic Threats and Acts/Probation Violation Williams, Shateria Vonshe (In Jail), Obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers/Aggravated Stalking/Failure to Appear Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Incident Reports 11/28 598 GA Hwy 27 East at […] The post Area Beat Report November 28, 2023 appeared first on Americus Times-Recorder.
Man charged in $80,000 chicken heist in Sumter County
An $80,000 chicken heist was foiled in Sumter County and a truck driver was taken into custody. According to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), Christopher Thomas, 55, was supposed to deliver 41,000 pounds of chicken to two locations in Milton, Georgia, but had other plans to make cash.
Bowdon holds off Ellaville Schley County
Bowdon finally found a way to top Ellaville Schley County 35-31 at Bowdon High on Dec. 1 in Georgia football action.
Andersonville: A Harrowing Chronicle of Civil War Suffering
Amidst the rolling hills of Georgia, the Andersonville National Historic Site marks where the infamous Confederate military prison, Camp Sumter, once stood—a symbol of the Civil War's harshest realities. Designed to detain Union soldiers, Andersonville witnessed unspeakable conditions that led to the deaths of nearly 13,000 men, embodying a narrative of despair and endurance. Originally built to alleviate overcrowding in Richmond and to provide more food, the prison instead became synonymous with overcrowding, starvation, and disease.
Early mornings and cold days documenting tribute services for Rosalynn Carter
“It’s dirty, tiring, thankless work, and you’ll never make any money doing it.”. Those words, or something close, were said to me by a longtime photojournalist during the early morning hours as we stood outside Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, on Wednesday. The thermometer read 27 degrees, and the ground was covered in a heavy frost. For me it was the third consecutive day of early mornings and cold temperatures covering the services for former first lady Rosalynn Carter. The gentleman I was talking to has a career dating back further than mine, and the words he shared were told to him decades ago when he first expressed interest in photojournalism.
“A Victorian Christmas” comes to the Windsor Hotel on December 1st
In conjunction with December First Friday events, the Sumter Players will bring an original performance, A Victorian Christmas, to the beautiful Windsor Hotel. Sumter Players board member Michael Moir came up with the concept of the show, stating, “As a professor of literature, I like to think that the stories, songs, and poems of the […] The post “A Victorian Christmas” comes to the Windsor Hotel on December 1st appeared first on Americus Times-Recorder.
Georgia High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Macon County Today - December 2
Today, there's high school basketball on the agenda in Macon County, Georgia. To know how to stream the games, we have you covered below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Game Time: 4:00 PM ET...
Phoebe Sumter to hold Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 14, at 6 p.m.
By Marcus Johnson AMERICUS – This holiday season, hope will shine bright at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center as we pay tribute to local cancer patients and their families with their own special Lights of Love tree. We look forward to hearing from our honorary tree lighter Gloria Simpson. An added bonus is that Americus […] The post Phoebe Sumter to hold Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 14, at 6 p.m. appeared first on Americus Times-Recorder.
Local Cobb County Residents: Give a Homeless Pet a Forever Home This Christmas 2023
Don't be a Grinch this Christmas 👎 Give a homeless pet a forever home in 2023 👍 All cats & dogs are $12 & all puppies & kittens are $25. See the pets waiting for you at CobbCounty.org/pets.Visit here for more details.
Cobb County's Annual Stuff-A-Bus Toy Donation Begins December 12, 2023: Help Local Needy Families this Holiday Season
The Stuff-A-Bus toy donation program will take place in Cobb County from December 12 to 14, 2023. This initiative is a collaboration between Cobb Christmas, Inc., CobbLinc, First Transit, and local businesses and volunteers. A CobbLinc bus, decorated for the occasion, will collect new, unwrapped toys for children aged 3 to 13 at various locations across the county. These toys will be given to about 1,000 needy families in the county.
South Georgia Tech named best Community College in Georgia again by Intelligent.com
By Su Ann Bird AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College has been named as the Best Community College in Georgia for 2024 by Intelligent.com, announced South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford. This is the fourth consecutive year that South Georgia Technical College has earned this distinction by two different organizations. Niche.com selected […] The post South Georgia Tech named best Community College in Georgia again by Intelligent.com appeared first on Americus Times-Recorder.
Schley County High School Student to Graduate from SGTC Through Dual Enrollment
By Pat Peacock AMERICUS – One day, Jessica Hines asked her son, Rowdy, a student at Schley County High School, if there was some project or hobby he might be interested in pursuing. Rowdy had spent his ninth-grade year learning at home due to the COVID pandemic, and his mother was eager for him […] The post Schley County High School Student to Graduate from SGTC Through Dual Enrollment appeared first on Americus Times-Recorder.
Unearthing the Haunted History of Ellaville: A Paranormal Enthusiast's Journey
Ellaville, Georgia, might appear as just another quaint Southern town, but beneath the surface lies a rich tapestry of ghostly tales and eerie encounters. The abandoned old Schley County High School is a beacon for those fascinated by the supernatural, where silent corridors and decaying classrooms are rumored to resonate with otherworldly whispers of its former students. Ghost hunters and thrill-seekers find in Ellaville's desolate landmarks a chilling reminder of the past that refuses to fade away.
East Cobb restaurant update: Press Waffle to open Dec. 15
Workers are still putting some of the finishing touches on windows and the exterior as we’re a couple weeks away from the official opening of Press Waffle Co. at Avenue East Cobb. It’s occupying one of the new “jewel box” buildings that’s a key part of the retail center’s...
Scholars Bowl team places fifth at De Soto
The Scholars Bowl team went to their fourth tournament of the year at De Soto and earned fifth place out of 26 teams, going all the way to finals rounds Tuesday, Nov. 28. Assistant scholars bowl coach Stacy Miller reflects on the team’s performance. “They’re really good,” Miller said....
Student Government Association’s Stormy Gratitude event honors faculty and staff
At a small university like Oglethorpe, students have the opportunity to get to know faculty and staff on a personal level. The 2023-2024 Student Government Association wanted to celebrate this by giving students the chance to show their appreciation for faculty and staff. SGA President Ashleigh Ewald ’24 and Vice...
Hometown Heroes: Montezuma man recognized for work aboard destroyer squadron command ship
MONTEZUMA, Ga. (WGXA) -- Montezuma native Dè’Tahj Hubbard is being recognized by the United States Navy for his work aboard the USS Rafael Peralta, where he functions as the ship's Yeoman. Rafael Peralta operates as part of Commander, Task Force 71, which is the U.S. 7th Fleet's principal...