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Mr. Willie James Cobb

Mr. Willie James Cobb better known as “Pap” of 1417 North Lee Street, Americus, Georgia died Monday, August 22, 2016 at Lillian G. Carter Health and Rehabilitation Center in Plains, Georgia. The visitation will be held Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 1:00 p. m. until 8:00 p. m. at the J. W. Williams Funeral Home, 407 West 17th Avenue, Cordele, Georgia.

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Mr. Donald Ramon Bates

Funeral services for Mr. Donald R. Bates age 69, of Americus, Georgia will be held on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at United Holiness Church on Aaron Snipes Dr. Americus, GA with Bishop Arthur Fulton officiating. Burial will follow on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Andersonville National Cemetery.

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Ms. Carolyn Ann Terry

Memorial services for Ms. Carolyn Ann Terry of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of West’s Mortuary. Ms. Carolyn Ann Terry was born in Sumter County, Georgia on December 29, 1953 to the parentage of Mrs. Lena Mae Hunt and the late Mr. Charlie Terry, Jr. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Annie and Charlie Terry, Sr. and Mary and Willie Jerkins; four uncles: Rev. E.L. Clark, Randolph Terry, Walter Terry and Johnny Terry.

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Mr. Ernest Will Brown, III

Mr. Ernest Will Brown, III better as “Trey” of 1509 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia died Sunday, August 21, 2016.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 3:00 p. m. at the Leslie Civic Center in Leslie, Georgia. The burial will follow at the Marthana Living Way of Christ Cemetery in Desoto, Georgia.

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Jeffery Mitchell

Mr. Jeffery Mitchell, age 50, 55 Rocky Ridge Court, Covington, Georgia passed Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Southern Regional Hospital, Clayton, Georgia. A wake service will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Friday, August 26, 2016 at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, 132 Bumphead Road, Americus, Georgia. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, 132 Bumphead Road, Americus, Georgia, where Rev. Curtis Frazier is pastor. The Reverend Robert Coleman will officiate. Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery, 500 Block of Ashby Street, Americus, Georgia.​

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rs. June Delois Edge May of Greenville, SC formerly of Plains, GA went home to be with the Lord on Monday September 5, 2016. Born in Plains, GA on June 18, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Mr. Judson Edge, Sr. and Mrs. Julia Mae Edge. Mrs. May was a graduate of the University of Louisville with a BS in Accounting. Career-wise she was a passionate homemaker who focused on instilling values into her children and grandchildren.

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Mrs. Helen O. Wright Barner

Mrs. Helen O. Wright Barner was born in Sumter County, Georgia on February 5, 1928 to the parentage of the late Mr. Arthur Wright and the late Mrs. Fannie Wight. She received her education in the public schools of Sumter County and was a graduate from A.S. Staley High School. She is preceded in death by a son, Dexter K. Barner, a daughter, Mary Etta Barner and a brother, Zera Wright.

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Ms. Trinaya Aneise Brown

Ms. Trinaya Aneise Brown was born in Sumter County, Georgia on February 5, 2007 at 1:05 p.m. to the parents of Ms. Nayana Jowers Bridges, Mr. Kristopher Bridges and Mr. Trimel Brown. Trinaya attended Sumter County Head Start, where she received her certificate for the completion of the Head Start Program on May 15, 2012. She continued her education in Sumter County public schools and she was home schooled as well. Trinaya was granted her wings on August 31, 2016.

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Earline Robinson King

Earline Robinson King, age 68, died of uterine cancer on July 11, 2016 at her home in Watertown. She was born on June 5, 1948 in Smithville, Georgia to Orrie and Louisa (Mosley) Robinson. Earline was a devoted 3rd grade school teacher with an intense love for learning and whose love for education extended to many parts of her life. She was a teacher for 30 years at Watertown-Mayer Elementary School.

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Mr. Edward Thomas Tyson was born in Sumter County, Georgia on March 4, 1955 to the parentage of the late Mr. Walter Lee Tyson and the late Mrs. Mattie Ruth Hall Tyson. At an early age, he joined the Shipp Chapel Baptist Church. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County. Edward was a lot of things to a lot of people. He was an auto mechanic by trade. He was employed by Saint Trucking Company for many years.

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Mr. Willie Gene Davis

Mr. Willie Gene Davis was born in Sumter County, Georgia on December 20, 1959 to the parents of the late Mr. Leroy Davis and Mrs. Nadine Davis Pickett. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County. In addition to his mother, Ms. Nadine Davis Pickett, he leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Mrs. Terri Rogers Davis, Americus, GA; four sons, Mr. William Martin, Mr. Willis Martin, Mr. Chris Davis and Mr. Gerald Davis all Rockford, Ill; two daughters, Ms. Genala Martin and Ms. Darla Davis both of Rockford, Ill;

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Top Cyber Security Salaries In U.S. Hit $380,000

When Ervin Gardner joined other Black bankers a couple of weeks ago to strategize ways to make credit union services appealing to a younger generation, he was encouraged when the conversation turned to building unity and economic empowerment in Black communities.

“The bottom line is economics,” said Gardner, board member of the Chicago Post Office Employee Credit Union. People in leadership, those making decisions—policy, financial, and otherwise—respect unity and money.

“If African American financial institutions can grow, our issues and grievances can be addressed,” Gardner said, citing lack of investment and inequities in resources for Black communities as well as police abuse. Gardner and more than a hundred African American credit union professionals and volunteers were attending the annual African American Credit Union Coalition convention, which coincided with a renewed national campaign to #BankBlack as a constructive response to frustrations over discrimination and disempowerment in Black communities. While the number of Black-owned banks is down to only 22, there are 318 Black credit unions uniquely positioned to invest in their communities. The goal of the convention was to determine how to reach younger customers and increase membership and deposits to credit unions, both of which have been falling in recent years.

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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