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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.
Sequential Jazz Piano Songs is a resourceful and didactic introduction to standards of the jazz repertoire, and it would serve as a exceptional supplemental resource for the beginning and intermediate student.--Mark Laughlin, Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, Georgia
The 94-year-old was treated in Americus, Georgia, near his home in Plains, and was recovering comfortably after successful surgery, a spokeswoman said.
Harold Isaacs, professor emeritus of history at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia, founded the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS), Inc., in 1983.
enlisted home state batch plant manufacturer Merts to deliver a 125-yd./hour EZ model for a new site in Americus. The plant has a four-compartment, 175-ton aggregate bin; 970-bbl.
Whaley has served as president, chief executive officer, and director of Citizens Bank of Americus in Americus, Georgia, since 2001.
He describes JordanAEs early days in Talbotton, Georgia; the conflict between his study of the AaAaAeA Sermon on the Mount and the militarism of his ROTC experience in school; his attempts to address racial issues in the South while in Louisville; his establishment of the interracial Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia, and his excommunication from Rehoboth Baptist Church; the boycott from local businesses in Americus; and writing the AaAaAeA Cotton PatchAaAaAeA translations with Mil Fuller.
Habitat for Humanity was founded by Millard and Linda Fuller of Americus, Georgia in 1976.
TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM International Inc., has announced the opening of its new Product Development Laboratory in Americus, Georgia.
It connects with G&W's Georgia Southwestern Railroad at Americus and with its Georgia Central Railway at Vidalia.
It connects with G/W's Georgia Southwestern Railroad at Americus, Ga., and with G/W's Georgia Central Railway at Vidalia, Ga.