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FROM THE AMERICUS TIME-RECORDER
AMERICUS (April 21, 2015) — Sixty-six years ago Barbara Byrd came to Americus from Atlanta to enroll in what is now Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW). She and her husband of 64 years, Earl Gammage, have been very active in the community as well as with GSW and South Georgia Technical College (SGTC). They made their eighth significant contribution to this area’s “Two Great Choices – One Great Community” campaign recently.
SPECIAL FROM JIMMY CARTER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
PLAINS, Ga. (April 21, 2015)--From a very early age, President Jimmy Carter held an appreciation for the natural world that surrounded him on his father’s 360-acre farm. Growing up without electricity, President Carter would have witnessed many wonderful and crystal clear views of the night sky. To celebrate National Park Week as well as participate in the National Park Service’s Centennial “Find Your Park” campaign, we are excited to host our first ever astronomy event at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm.
AMERICUS (April 16, 2015)—For the second consecutive year, Georgia Southwestern State University collaborated with Sumter County Schools to address college readiness. Georgia Southwestern today awarded $3,000 in scholarship money to Blake St. John, Thomas Edge and Jessica Marie Clayton - all juniors at Americus-Sumter High School’s South Campus – for their entries in the College Readiness Essay Competition. The writing theme this year was “How Does College Education Make You a Better Citizen.” Scholarship funds will only be awarded if students attend Georgia Southwestern.
AMERICUS, GA (April 7, 2015) – A program that aims to help the caregivers of returning service members and veterans is showing signs of success. Johnson & Johnson, which has supported the Rosalynn Carter Institute’s (RCI) caregiving programs for many years, will support the program’s expansion to three new sites this year.
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Georgia Southwestern's 2014-2015 Chamber Concert Series concludes Thursday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Jackson Performance Hall with “An Evening of Gershwin” presented by Dr. Joe Chapman, pianist and professor of music at the University of North Georgia.