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Americus

(əmĕr`ĭkəs), city (1990 pop. 16,512), seat of Sumter co., SW Ga.; inc. 1855. It is a manufacturing city (polyurethane foam, furniture, and fertilizer), a livestock market, and a processing center for the area's timber, crops (peanuts, corn, and cotton), and minerals (kaolin and bauxite). Charles LindberghLindbergh, Charles Augustus,
1902–74, American aviator who made the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight, b. Detroit; son of Charles A. Lindbergh (1859–1924). He left the Univ. of Wisconsin (1922) to study flying.
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 made his first solo flight from Souther Field there. Georgia Southwestern College is in Americus. Nearby is AndersonvilleAndersonville,
village (1990 pop. 277), SW Ga., near Americus; inc. 1881. In Andersonville Prison, officially known as Camp Sumter, tens of thousands of Union soldiers were confined during the Civil War under conditions so bad that nearly 13,000 soldiers died.
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You may name it America, but it is not America; neither Americus Vespueius, nor Columbus, nor the rest were the discoverers of it.
At a groundbreaking ceremony today in Americus, Georgia, Southwest Georgia Health Care, Inc.
Rogers Group had been planning to build a stone quarry in Americus.
Names like, Ace, Admire, Americus, California, Leeloo, Vanille Vinique, Yoga, are included among the most unusual girls names of 2012.
Verizon Wireless customers in Americus, Georgia will be able to experience the blazingly fast speeds and capabilities of America s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network when the service launches there on Thursday, Sept.
Harold Isaacs, Professor Emeritus of History at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA, founded the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS), Inc.
Although he worked for many years in the police force, the story that Jeff tells is of a trip to the small town of Americus, Georgia in the United States, where he and his wife worked with charity Habitat ForHumanity to build houses for poverty-stricken Americans.
During the meeting at the South Georgia Technical College in Americus, Jackson listened to concerns from representatives of several agribusinesses, including the Georgia Peanut Commission and the Georgia Cotton Council, many of whom expressed concerns over some of the EPA's recent regulations they say have the potential to harm agribusiness.
The degrees will be in accounting and business management and will involve a partnership between Georgia Perimeter, a two-year college with campuses throughout metro Atlanta, and Georgia Southwestern State University, a four-year college in Americus.
The company has now added two 'green' ATMs at its two locations in Americus.
Millard Fuller, 74, founder of Habitat for Humanity International, Americus, Georgia, on February 3, 2009, near Americus, Georgia, following a brief illness.
Americus, GA 31709, or to Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 2200 Dawson Road, Albany, GA 31707.