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10 arrested in West Georgia crime sweep, deputies seize drugs and guns
Ten people were arrested in western Georgia on Friday, as the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit targeted known high-crime areas.
Infant’s death ruled a homicide by GBI, Columbus mother under arrest
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — An infant’s death last year has now been ruled a homicide, according to the Muscogee County Coroner’s Office. 6-month-old Keniyah Gates was pronounced dead on Sept. 25, 2023, the Coroner’s Office says. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan confirmed Keniyah Gates’ cause of death was blunt force head trauma. On Monday, Keniyah […]
Curious Columbus: How this 160-year-old church witnessed racism in Muscogee County
A few months ago, a Ledger-Enquirer Curious Columbus a question about Muscogee County’s past. “What is the history of racism in Columbus, Ga.?” Daniel Todt wanted to know. This question seems overwhelming considering the Southern city’s long history that includes the Ku Klux Klan, a landmark Supreme Court...
Area Beat Report February 23 through 25, 2024
Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Calloway, Dayton Rashard (Time Served), 33, Weekender Cochran, Kacey, Jacollin (transferred to another jail), 21, Holding for Houston County Cox, Eric Alexander (Bonded Out), 25, DUI-Alcohol/Speeding Gomez, Jimenez Mike (Bonded Out), 18, Headlight Requirements/DUI-Alcohol/Driving while unlicensed Green, Rodney Deon (Bonded Out), 42, DUI-Alcohol Lopez-Diaz, Felipe (Bonded Out), 26, […] The post Area Beat Report February 23 through 25, 2024 appeared first on Americus Times-Recorder.
Rehabilitation of the Americus Colored Hospital Building into Americus-Sumter County Civil Rights and Cultural Center Planned
By The Americus-Sumter County Movement Remembered Committee, Inc. The long-awaited construction and rehabilitation of the Americus Colored Hospital building at the corner of S. Jackson and J.R. Campbell Streets is scheduled to begin. Recently, ASCMRC members Carolyn De Loatch, Bob Fuse, Tiena Fletcher and Juanita Wilson supervised a site visit at the historic facility which […] The post Rehabilitation of the Americus Colored Hospital Building into Americus-Sumter County Civil Rights and Cultural Center Planned appeared first on Americus Times-Recorder.
Donalsonville, February 27 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Taylor County High School basketball team will have a game with Seminole County Middle High School on February 27, 2024, 17:30:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
City Council Hears of Broadband Window and Land Use Update
The Executive Director of the River Valley Regional Commission, Jim Livingston, addressed the City Council. Livingston mentioned that they cover an area the size of Delaware, and that the largest community in the Regional Commission after Columbus was Americus.He talked about how the region’s rural nature left it with specific needs. Livingston told how the […] The post City Council Hears of Broadband Window and Land Use Update appeared first on Americus Times-Recorder.
Trinity Poague Makes $75,000 Bond
Trinity Poague, former member of the Jimmy Carter Leadership program and Georgia Southwestern student, was bonded out on the 21st with a $75,000 transfer property bond. Trinity Poague was charged with Felony Murder, Cruelty to Children in the First Degree, and Aggravated Battery in the death of Romeo Angles, a year-and-a-half-old child. While deputy coroner […] The post Trinity Poague Makes $75,000 Bond appeared first on Americus Times-Recorder.
Americus's Triple Threat: The 3 Pizzas You Can't Miss
In this article, we explore three exceptional pizzas found in Americus. Have you had the chance to taste any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Deerfield-Windsor holds meet and greet for new Athletic Director
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A new day at Deerfield begins for their athletic department in 2024. It brings a familiar face back to the Knights Family. Rod Murray who spent nearly the last decade at Southland Academy is officially coming back to the Good Life City. The school hosted a meet and greet with the new Athletic Director Thursday afternoon. Murray is excited to be back on the campus of Deerfield-Windsor.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.95 and $3.19 in Americus as of 2024-02-26. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.264, a week ago the price is $3.279 , according to AAA.
Chattahoochee Valley Hall of Fame inducts 2024 class
Tommy "Mac" Chambers, Dusty Perdue, Dell McGee, Mason Lampton, and James "Monk" Johnson were inducted into the 2024 Chattahoochee Valley Hall of Fame.
MCSO set to host free Civilian Firearms Training Course on March 12 and 16
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is scheduled to host a free firearms training course on March 12 and 16 and invites community members to participate. MCSO says that to complete the training course attendance on both dates is required. All attendees must pass a background check and bring their firearms. […]
Top Ten Honorees Selected in MEEF Teacher of the Year Program
The Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation (MEEF) announced the Top Ten Honorees for the Muscogee County School District Teacher of the Year (TOTY) today, February 23rd. The 2024 Top Ten were selected from the applications of 55 teacher Honorees – each named the Teacher of the Year for their respective schools. All Top Ten Honorees were notified at their schools as MEEF Board members and selection committee members surprised them in their classroom with the announcement. Top Ten Honorees are:
Known gang member arrested in Columbus during traffic stop, Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office says
The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office said a known, validated gang member was arrested during a traffic stop.
Sheriff Countryman’s case for a new jail
Muscogee County Sheriff Greg Countryman wants the public to know about the bad conditions in the Muscogee County Jail. Friday morning he invited a host of city leaders and the media to join him on a tour of the facility. “This is… it’s unacceptable.” In a word, that’s how Mayor Skip Henderson described the conditions […]
Complaint Lodged Against City Council Member
A complaint was made against Americus Council Member Daryl Dowdell by Clifford Morgan regarding an incident on 01/18/2024. The complaint reads as follows:“Wednesday January 24th 2024 at 1345 hours, reporting officer received a phone call from the complainant. The complainant wished to have an incident documented that occurred during the January 18th 2024 Council Meeting.”The […] The post Complaint Lodged Against City Council Member appeared first on Americus Times-Recorder.
The 2024 Teacher of the Year in Muscogee County will be one of these 10 semifinalists
“We were deeply impressed with these teachers’ enthusiasm for their profession and their innovative solutions to help students achieve their full potential,” said selection committee member Marquette McKnight.
UPDATE: Coroner’s Office searching for family of Chattahoochee River drowning victim
UPDATE 7:21 p.m. – WRBL spoke with Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Brian, who says he is searching for the victim’s family. According to Brian, the report about the body came in a little after 5 p.m. after a fisherman hooked into and pulled a male body out of the river. Brian describes the victim as […]
Former Peanut Festival beauty queen accused of killing toddler released on bond
DONALSONVILLE, Ga. (WDHN) — An 18-year-old pageant winner and Georgia college student charged in the death of her boyfriend’s child has been released from the Sumter County Jail. Trinity Madison Poague is charged with Felony Murder, Aggravated Battery, and First Degree Cruelty to Children in the death of...