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Category: November2015

The Question of ‘Integration’ vs. ‘Separation’

“Integration” vs. “Separation”: Which Way Should We Go?” For some of us, the word “integration” conjures up a lot of the pictures of the “1960s” when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and so many of our Black leaders and a host of young men and women went into the streets and marched for integration of public places such as restaurants, hotels, motels, restrooms, etc.; marching and suffering for a “Voting Rights” Bill because these wonderful brothers and sisters and these well-meaning leaders of our people felt that it was time that Black people share in “The Promise” of America. That “promise” being “liberty and justice for all,” “a piece of the economic pie”; that “promise” being “full-fledge citizenship” with all of the rights and privileges of that citizenship.

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Mrs. Minnie Burns Harrell

Mrs. Minnie Burns Harrell was born in Marion County, Georgia on January 11, 1942 to the parentage of the late Mr. Clayton Henry Burns and the late Mrs. Christine Williams Burns. She received her education in the Sumter County...

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Quanisha Latrece Colwell

Quanisha Latrece Colwell, age 21, 1015 Baden Street, San Antonio, Texas passed Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M., Saturday October 31, 2015 at Nazarene Church of Jesus Christ, 2286...

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Marsha Ruth Merritt Johnson

Mrs. Marsha Ruth Merritt Johnson, age 60, 911 Magnolia Street, Americus, Georgia passed Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Phoebe Putney Hospital, Albany, Georgia. The graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday,...

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Freddie Mae Taylor Reagan

Freddie Mae Taylor Reagan, age 57 passed away November  04, 2015  at Phoebe Sumter  Medical Center, Americus, Georgia. A wake will be held at 5:00 P.M., Sunday,  November 8, 2015 at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607...

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Maple Wright

​Maple Wright age 62, 163C Lakeview Circle, Americus, Georgia passed away at her residence on Friday, November 6, 2015. The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M., Saturday,  November 14, 2015, at Shady Grove Baptist...

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Mr. Ernest Hopkins, Jr.

Mr. Ernest Hopkins, Jr. age 74, Americus, Georgia passed Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, Americus, Georgia. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 14, 2015, Allen...

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Christine Greene Harvey

Christine Greene Harvey, age 81, 115 Pecan Terrace, Americus, Georgia passed Monday, November 9, 2015 at Phoebe Sumter Hospital in Americus Georgia . The funeral service will be conducted 2:00 P.M., Saturday, November 14, 2015...

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Ms. Dorothy Mae Foster

Ms. Dorothy Mae Foster was born on May 25, 1935 in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia to the parentage of the late Mr. Ed Foster and the late Mrs. Maggie Threet Foster. She was educated in the public schools of Sumter County...

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Mrs. Rosa Lee Poole Dean

Mrs. Rosa Lee Poole Dean was born in Sumter County, Georgia on May 27, 1937 to the parentage of the late Mr. Clarence Poole and the late Mrs. Minnie Lee Ross Poole. At an early age, she joined the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist...

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Mrs. Susie Ann Dennard Whitman

Mrs. Susie Ann Dennard Whitman was born in Sumter County, Georgia on May 26, 1962 to the parentage of the late Mrs. Susie Lewis Dennard and Mr. John “Buddy” Dennard who survive. She was educated in the public schools of Sumter...

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Ms. Thelma Floradelle Seay

Ms. Thelma Floradelle Seay, the daughter of the late Mr. Frank Seay and the late Mrs. Rebecca Myers Seay was born in Lumpkin, Stewart County, Georgia. She was one of five children born to that union. Three siblings, Frank Seay,...

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Tiffany Nicole Prince will celebrate her birthday on February 19.


Nancy Green was recently chosen as the ASHS Teacher of the Month for December 2017.


Mr. Dwayne Darrell Holmes Nov. 4, 1968 – Feb. 10, 2018
“Gone Too Soon”


House of Cards, The Wire actor Reg E. Cathey dead at 59.


LeBron and the new additions to the Cavaliers roster seems to have given the team a spark.

January 2018 Vol. XX No. 12