Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:28:18 GMT
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially. The Decatur County Board of Education unanimously voted to reduce the number of furlough daysMore >>
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially.More >>
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As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one southMore >>
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one south Georgia school superintendent says the preparedness should not just remain in the classroom.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
November 15, 2002
SUMTER CO. - Ticket sales were booming at Sumter County High School. It was the same at Americus where even the mayor was reserving his seat early, because everyone knows it will likely be the last meeting, with plans to merge the schools next year.
"Excited about prospect it could bring for the new school system," Mayor Bill McGowan said.
The idea is to improve test scores and decrease dropout rates with increased economic support coming in for one all inclusive school.
Next year sophomores through seniors at both Sumter County and Americus will walk through the school halls, but first they will meet one last time on the football field.
"We want to go out with a bang do everything we can to win," Rodney Coley, an Americus Senior cornerback said.
"It's going to be the last game so it's a lot more intense," Sumter County Junior Defensive End Rory Edge said.
Edge will be doing his best to beat Americus on the field Friday night, but the rest of the year he's been working on the committee to bring the two schools together.
"Student body is most concerned with the new name, mascot, and school colors," Edge said. "Don't think any transition is smooth, but eventually it will get better down the road."
Just what teachers and administrators at both schools are hoping for, though for one night at least everyone is looking forward to one last friendly cross town rivalry. The game will mark the first step of unifying the two schools, as each band will play the star spangled banner together, directed by the Superintendent. The game is at Sumter County at 7:30 p.m.