Local News

Thursday January 12th, 2017



The monthly meeting of the Sumter County BOE will be held at 7 this evening in the boardroom of the SCS Administration Building. Since this is the first meeting of 2017, there will be a vote at the beginning of the meeting to choose a Board Chair; Vice-Chair; law firm and legal organ. Once this has been taken care of, the meeting agenda will be observed. On the agenda tonight to address the Board will be Ombudsman and give an update. The meeting is open for the community to attend.



A Peanut Production meeting for area farmers will be held this evening in the auditorium of the Sumter County Ag Center at 127 William Bowen Pointe which is just off US 19 south behind the GSP Post. By attending this meeting tonight, applicators can earn 1-hour pesticide credit towards your private and Commercial (Category 21) licenses. All farmers should have made reservations by yesterday for the sponsored meal that is available tonight.



Work on the Jackson Street Depot project was slowed down and even stopped over the holidays. New lights along Jackson Street were put in place that’s different from the new street lights put up earlier in 2016. Grading was started and appears to be ready to resume in getting the site ready to build the new depot. Once the depot is completed, then the repaving of Jackson Street will begin. Officials do not want to pave the street only to have the heavy equipment damage it while the depot is being constructed. Once this project resumes and barring any weather delays, this entire project COULD be finished by the start of spring.



Reservations are being accepted now for the annual Calvary Episcopal Church’s Boar’s Head Feast, a fundraiser for the Calvary Men’s Club’s ministries. Tickets are $40 each and pre-paid reservations are required. The Boar’s Head Feast is this Saturday evening at 6:30 at the church. Call 924-3908 to make your reservation today.


The 28th annual fundraising theater event for the Sumter County Friends of the Public Library will be on Saturday January 28th and Sunday the 29th. For more information or for tickets, call 924-8091.



From the Wednesday Americus Police incident reports, 2 autos were entered. The locations were 405 Rogers Street and at 131 Sharon Circle.


Dianne Matthews was arrested following a dispute at Wal-Mart and charged with a City ordinance violation of making a false alarm to police.


Code Enforcement reported to police an individual operating a business without a license on N. Lee Street. The individual refused to leave until an officer talked with him and he departed the area.


A criminal trespass complaint was made at 604 GSW Drive apartment #10.


A suspicious vehicle complaint was filed with police at 42-C Brinson Drive.





Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted 11 traffic stops on Wednesday. At a stop on the SGT Parkway, Alexandra N. Brimlow was charged with failure to maintain insurance and driving with suspended registration. Another stop on the SGT Parkway was made and Lakenia A. Godwin was cited for expired registration. Following a stop on US 49 north, DeMarquis M. Clark and Montrez A. Clayton were cited for safety belt violations. Deputies responded to 2 domestic disturbance calls. At 186 Railroad Street, Michael A. Nottage and Curtis L. Milledge were arrested for disorderly conduct. A domestic at 746 US 19 south led to the arrest of Jerri Dudley for 2-counts of obstruction; obstructing EMTs; escape; disorderly conduct; giving a false name to law enforcement; DUI; and driving on a suspended license. A civil complaint was filed at 178 Arlington Drive Extension. A suspicious vehicle was spotted on Confederate and Johnson Streets. Deputies worked 3 accidents with 2 being deer-related.


In the Sumter County Jail today are: Simone Serenity Boone for probation violation; Ashley Shantel Brown for cruelty to children; Sheresa Cross for City probation; Jerri Anita Dudley for obstruction/ escape/ giving a false name to LEO/ disorderly conduct/ DUI/ and driving on a suspended license; Curtis Latrell Milledge for disorderly conduct; Michael Anthony Nottage for disorderly conduct; and Shimon Shantone Perry for probation violation. 1 bonded out of jail yesterday.