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Americus-Sumter chooses Dawson as next head football coach - Americus-Sumter High School did not have to look far for their next athletic director and head football coach. At the Sumter County Board of Education meeting on Monday night, the board approved the move of current assistant principal Dexter Dawson to lead the Panther football program. Mason previously coached at Americus-Sumter under Michael Pollack before moving to an administrative role. - Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway meanders through countryside - BUSHNELL — With the snip of a ribbon, Sumter County recently joined the Florida Keys and a handful of other regions with designated scenic highways. - Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Prison to Peanuts Bicycle Adventure showcases national historic sites in Sumter County - Spring has arrived and that means it is time for Sumter Cycling’s annual Prison to Peanuts Bicycle Adventure on May 3. This scenic ride through Sumter County will include stops at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site and historic Andersonville. - Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light - Fort Sumter in Charleston, S.C. Ft. Sumter is a sea fort located in Charleston Harbor. The fort is best known as the site where the shots that started the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Ft. Sumter on April 12, 1861. - Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Americus-Sumter head football coach and athletic director Reginald Mitchell resigns - Americus-Sumter County High School is in the market for a new head football coach and athletic director following the unexpected resignation of Reginald Mitchell earlier this week. According to Americus-Sumter High School South Campus Principal Kimothy Hadley, Mitchell informed him that he was stepping down as head football coach and athletic director earlier this week. On Thursday night, the ... - Fri, 11 Apr 2014

Crews working to fill massive sinkhole in Sumter Co. - Crews filled a massive sinkhole in Sumter County with a mixture of sand and concrete Monday morning. - Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Americus-Sumter drops final regular season home match to Brookstone - The next time the Americus-Sumter Panthers take their home field for a game, it will be in the opening round of the GHSA Class AAAA State Playoffs. On Friday night, the Panthers played their final home contest of the regular season, falling 5-2 to the Brookstone Cougars. - Wed, 16 Apr 2014

School system bounces back after almost losing accreditation - FOX 31 News first told you in April, Sumter County Schools was placed on probation and on the verge of losing it's accreditation. - Tue, 22 Apr 2014

Massive sinkhole threatens homes in Sumter County - A massive sinkhole threatens two homes in Sumter County. - Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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Massive sinkhole threatens homes in Sumter County - MyFoxOrlando.com - A massive sinkhole threatens two homes in Sumter County. Peter Carpenter, a spokesperson with the Villages Fire Department said the sinkhole on Chalmer Terrace near St. Charles Place opened up a few weeks ago near the Villages. "It started as just a ... - Sun, 20 Apr 2014

Americus-Sumter chooses Dawson as next head football coach - Americus Times-Recorder - AMERICUS — Americus-Sumter High School did not have to look far for their next athletic director and head football coach. At the Sumter County Board of Education meeting on Monday night, the board approved the move of current assistant principal ... - Tue, 22 Apr 2014

Tuomey Hospital appeals judge's $70M reserve order - The State - The Sumter Item reports (http://bit.ly/1k3AALt ) that Tuomey Healthcare System on Monday asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to lower the amount it must keep in reserves. Earlier this month, a South Carolina federal judge ruled Tuomey must set ...Shrimp 5 ways, barbecue and bluegrass at museum - Sumter ItemTuomey Hospital appeals judge's $70 million reserve order - Charleston Post Courier - Tue, 22 Apr 2014

Sumter County deputy arrested on drug charges - The Albany Herald - AMERICUS — Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation office in Americus announced Monday that a deputy with the Sumter County Sheriff's Department officer has been arrested on drug-related charges. On Monday, William David Graham, 51, was ... - Tue, 22 Apr 2014

CORNBREAD AND BUTTERMILK: A glimpse of Fort Sumter in the 20th century - Aiken Standard - During an interview just before my retirement from the Mobile Press-Register, Jim (Sonny) Gullette gave me an insight into Fort Sumter in the 20th century. At the home of his sister, Anne, in Mobile, We discussed his book, “Sonny's Fort,” which he had ... - Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Florida sinkhole threatens 2 Orlando-area homes - ABC7Chicago.com - In one Florida neighborhood, residents spent Sunday trying to save several homes near Orlando from a massive sinkhole. Two homes at The Villages retirement community in Sumter County were just inches from falling into the earth, a sinkhole 50 feet deep. - Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Sinkhole filled in The Villages, but 2 nearby homes still not livable - News 13 Orlando - Seen On 13 · Brevard · Flagler · Lake · Marion · Orange · Osceola · Seminole · Sumter · Volusia · State · National · Health · Space · Español · WEATHER · StormTracker 13 Radar · Forecast · Marine · Travel · Sky 13 Cameras · Tropical · Hurricane Center. - Mon, 21 Apr 2014

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