The GeorgiaDepartment of Labor has announced that the unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region for April was 6.8 percent, down three-tenths
of a percentage point from 7.1 percent in March. This is the lowest the rate
has been since August 2008 when it was 6.8 percent. The rate in April 2014 was
7.8 percent. The rate declined as the number of unemployed residents decreased
to 9718, down by 525 from 10, 243 in March. Meanwhile, Georgia’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate
for April was 6.3 percent, unchanged from March. It was 7.3 percent in April
The SumterCounty Board of Education will hold a called meeting on Monday June 1st
at . The purpose of the meeting is to discuss
and approve the FY 2016 Tentative Budget. The meeting will be held in the
boardroom of the SCSAdministrationBuilding. The public is welcome to attend. The BOE
June work session will be held on Monday June 15th and the monthly
regular meeting will be on Thursday June 18th at .
Now that the renovation work is completed
at the PublicSafetyBuilding, things are slowly getting back to normal
activities. Effective this Monday June 1st, the City of Americus has announced that Municipal Court will
once again be held at the Americus Police Department in the PublicSafetyBuilding. For more information, call the Americus
Police Department at 924-3677. Please note that Municipal Court returns to the PublicSafetyBuilding effective this Monday June 1st.
It is the last Friday in May and the last
weekend of the month. No rain is in the forecast for today and tomorrow but
does return for Sunday. The month of May will go down as one of the driest
months in recent years. While it seemed to be raining everyday back in April,
that was not the case here in May. There have been days this month where no
rain whatsoever fell despite fairly high rain chances. Some areas have received
close to 2-inches for the month but for the most part, it may average out to be
closer to just 1-inch of rain. There are decent rain chances for the first week
of June that could start that month off wet and give some needed relief to
parched plants and yards as of late.
Americus Police had a rather busy Thursday. A 4th
degree forgery case is under further investigation.
Carl J. Jackson was arrested for an
outstanding warrant at 105 S. Dudley Street.
A civil dispute occurred at 214-B East Lester Street.
A theft took place from 320 Academy Street.
Another auto was entered. This
location was at 1E 1130 Felder Street. This is now the weekend and APD is
reminding citizens to lock and secure your vehicles at all times. Remove any
items in plain sight that would tempt a would-be thief especially wallets,
pocketbooks, laptops and guns.
A criminal trespass complaint was
made at 1300
Officers responded to a domestic
situation at 118
Responding to another domestic
situation to 1403 1stMontgomery, Trinesia Charlise Harp was arrested for criminal trespass and simple
A counterfeit ($100) bill was turned
over to police at 1201 MLK Boulevard.
There were a lot of miscellaneous
calls answered by officers in the previous 24-hour period.
1 accident was worked by officers
yesterday with no reported injuries.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked a total of 37 incidents on Thursday which
included 19 traffic stops. Christie A. Darity was charged with speeding
following a stop on Highway 49 north. Kyle Stouder was charged with speeding on
Highway 49 north. After a stop on Highway 49 north, Fallon D. Barber was
charged with driving on a suspended license and possession of a Schedule II
controlled substance. Following a stop on Taylor Street, Yalencia C. Hall was cited for expired
registration. Mary M. Turton was charged with speeding on Georgia 3. Trenton J. Albritton was charged with speeding on
US 280 west. Frank N. Mwangi was charged with speeding on Georgia 3. At this morning, Corbin L. Tilley was charged with failure to obey a
traffic control device. A traffic stop at this morning on Georgia 3 led to the arrest of Devin B. Nettles
for DUI and failure to maintain lane. Warnings were issued in the remaining
Deputies went to a domestic
disturbance at 174 Pryor Cobb Road. A suspicious person complaint was made on
Bridge Road. Harassing phone calls were reported.
In the Sumter County Jail: Candace
Viola Greene for failure to appear; Trinesia Charlise Harp for simple battery
and criminal trespass; Carl Jerome Jackson for southwestern probation; Devin
Bragg Nettles for DUI and failure to maintain lane; Lee Owens for probation
violation; Jennifer Kelly Riley for probation violation; and Ronquillo Tramine
Wilson for DUI and driving on a suspended license.