PREVIEW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Ellis Rashard Brown will celebrate his 17th birthday on March 15th. He is the son of Sheila Alston Brown..

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COLEY

Yolanda Coley, Sumter County Intermediate School Teacher of the Year.

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OBITUARIES

Ms. Linda Denise Brown
Sept. 27, 1973 – Feb. 26, 2017
“Gone Too Soon”

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GET OUT

Jordan Peele takes us on an intense, don’t-close-your-eyes, emotional rollercoaster.

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NCAA BRACKET

Where in the bracket are the brightest stars?The NCAA tournament field is packed with Wooden Award contenders.

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FEBRUARY 2017

Vol. XX No. 1

History Fact:

In Scottsboro, Ala., nine black teens are accused of raping two white women and almost lynched; the “Scottsboro Boys” gain national attention. Their trial result in death sentences. March 26, 1931.

Superintendent Choates’ Foolish Demotion of Principal Sharron Marcus

Staff Reports

In an unusual turn of events The Americus Sumter Observer learned that Americus-Sumter County School Superintendant Torrance Choates decided to demote Americus-Sumter Middle School Principal Sharron Marcus. It was revealed at the School Board Meeting on Monday, March 6, 2017 that Choates told Marcus that if she told anyone or if he got any backlash from the Community he would not only demote her but fire her.

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Sumter Commissioners Continue to Waste Taxpayers’ Money

Staff Reports

It has been 5 years since NAACP President Mathis Kearse Wright, Jr. filed the lawsuit against the Sumter County Board of Elections and Registration for violating Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1964. This is the case that deals with the Sumter County school districts that were illegally changed by former State Representative Mike Cheokas. Randy
Howard and the White Commissioners are going back to Federal Court the week of June 05, 2017 in Albany, Georgia.

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Republican healthcare plan: 24 million people could lose coverage, CBO reports

Lauren Gambino in Washington and Jessica Glenza in New York theguardian.com

As many as 24 million Americans risk losing health coverage over the next decade under the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said on Monday. The report predicts a dramatic loss of healthcare coverage over the next decade if Congress enacts the Republican health care proposal, which has faced criticism from across the political spectrum and from nearly every sector of the healthcare industry.

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Americus Civil Rights Center to be located at Colored Hospital Building

Historic building served as training facility for African American physicians

Historic building served as training facility for African American physicians.

Submitted by Sam Mahone, ASCMC

For several years now, the Americus-Sumter County Movement Committee, Inc. has been collecting documentation of the Americus Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. Those documents include papers related to movement activities, letters, jail records, photographs, field reports from activists, and continuing oral history recordings of former activists and community leaders. An additional part of that documentation is to identify and create a Historic Trail of noted civil rights places and activities, such as the infamous Leesburg and Terrell County Stockades, that held youthful Americus protestors captive. Recent discussions between the ASCMC and the City Federation of Colored Women,

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Christian Community Calendar

  • MOUNT SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH (Rev. W. R. Campbell), Americus

    Sunday, January 22nd at 11 am: Annual Guest Day
    The public is invited to attend Annual Guest Day at 11 am with Sunday School beginning at 9:30 am on January 22nd. The public is invited to attend.

  • NEW BEGINNINGS OUTREACH MINISTRY (Apostle John Lundy), Americus

    Saturdays: Building on God’s Foundation
    Apostle John Keith Lundy is currently building on God’s foundation by remodeling God’s house located on 2nd Montgomery Street. Members and friends meet on Saturdays to work on the project. If you are interested in supporting the effort, contact Apostle Lundy or Prophetess Phyllis Lundy at 229-942-4120 for more information.

We welcome the opportunity to highlight upcoming Christian community events. Please submit your local ministry events for February, March, and April to adoates731@yahoo.com.