lawyers have filed a document with the Federal
District Court seeking to have a
lawsuit filed by Mathis Wright dismissed. The document, called a Motion for
Summary Judgment, alleges that the case evidence and expert testimony presented
by Wright’s paid expert not only fails to prove Wright’s claims but instead
helps to prove Sumter County’s defense to the lawsuit. Mathis Wright has 30
days to respond to Sumter County’s Motion for Summary Judgment, after which the
Judge will order oral arguments or will rule on the motion based on the Court
Board of Commissioners will have a special called meeting on Tuesday January 20th
for the purpose of discussing an appointment to the SumterCounty
Tax Assessor’s Board. The regular monthly Board of Commissioners meeting will
then start at 6 tomorrow evening. An alcoholic beverage license hearing for Get-n’-Go
will be a part of the meeting. These meetings will be in the Commissioners Room
in the SumterCounty
Courthouse. All Board of Commissioners meetings are open for the Public to
The Mayor and City Council have announced that Mr. Billy Preston
Beckett has been appointed the interim Chief Administrative Officer for the
City of Americus.
Mr. Beckett has served in local government administration for more than
30-years. During his career he has successfully managed communities in four
states, ranging in population from 15,000 to 150,000 residents. Mr. Beckett
currently resides in Peachtree City, Georgia. Mr. Beckett has the experience,
background and education to perform the duties of Interim Chief Administrative
Officer and the Mayor and Council looks forward to working with him until a
permanent City Manager is appointed.
The monthly meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be at 5 this Thursday
afternoon in the Lecture Hall of the Nursing Building on the GSW Campus. The community
is invited to attend.
deadline for the Chamber Challenge applications has been extended until this Thursday
January 22nd. For more information about the 12-week Chamber
Challenge, please contact Ivy at the Chamber by calling 924-2646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today is the
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and there will be celebrations all over the United States. In observance of the holiday today, the
offices of the City of Americus and SumterCounty will be closed. These offices will reopen for regular business on Tuesday.
There will be no mail service today and most financial institutions will be
closed. Most Federal and State offices are also closed today in observance of
Americus Police had 2 motor vehicle thefts this
weekend with the latest at this morning. At this morning, a 2014 Nissan Altima was stolen from 118 Town Creek Circle. The other motor vehicle theft was a 2000 Toyota Avalon with tag CDB8105. Lookouts have
been posted for the 2 vehicles. In other weekend police action, a forgery was
reported at Wal-Mart.
A battery complaint was made at 505 N. Lee Street as a result of a domestic disturbance.
Responding to a domestic issue at 1707 S. Lee Street, Lakista DeVard McCuller II was arrested
for assault battery.
Following a traffic stop on Rees Street, Robert Joseph Harbuck was arrested for
driving on a suspended license and no proof of insurance.
An auto was entered at 214-E Taylor Street.
Angela Denise Green was arrested for
criminal trespass at 1423 N. Lee Street.
A criminal trespass complaint was
made at 102
An assault battery case at Lot 12 Weeks Trailer Park occurred as a domestic complaint.
An aggravated assault and criminal
trespass occurred on the Southerfield Road.
Brandon Marquis Burney was arrested at 204 Manhattan Street for shoplifting. He was also arrested for
an outstanding warrant.
An interference with government
property case on Hanson Drive is being investigated.
After a traffic stop on Mayo Street, Kamika Shante Bush was arrested for
driving on a suspended license.
A theft occurred at 1010 Magnolia Street.
A burglary was investigated at 1420 Jones Lane.
Only 1 weekend accident was reported
with no injuries.
A $1000 reward is being offered for
any information into a suspicious fire at Farmer’s Seed & Feed over the
weekend. Anyone with information that would lead to the arrest of those
responsible is urged to contact the Americus Fire and Emergency Service or Americus Police.