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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.
Box 295 Americus, GA 31709, Telephone: 229-9284500, Email: btwomey@sumtercountyga.
I will listen,'' said Reeves, who is from Americus, Ga.
Pike is currently a director of GFI Group (NASDAQ: GFIG), Long Term Care Group and Americus Dental Laboratories.
Americus ``Ed'' Piazza, an architect who belongs to the Newhall Rotary Club, said the service organization has made a smooth transition into coed status.
HOUSTON -- Executives with PM Realty Group (PMRG), a national, full-service commercial real estate firm, today announced the company has partnered with Americus Real Estate Investments to launch Americus Fund II, a real estate investment fund targeting government-leased office buildings for acquisition.
Mediacom Communications announced Thursday has completed its conversion to 'all-digital' channel reception for the cable television lineup it provides to customers in a seven-county area of southwest Georgia, including Albany, Americus and fringe areas.
Americus, GA (new cell site to improve both coverage in residential areas and capacity north of Americus along Hwy 49)
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.
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller in Americus, Ga.
Verizon Wireless customers will soon be able to experience the speed and capabilities of America s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Americus, when the company introduces the network here in the coming weeks.
Starr was arrested at his home, and McCranie was arrested in Americus, where he was working Friday.