Thursday September 21st, 2023


Tonight at 6, the monthly meeting of the Mayor and Americus City Council will be held in Council Chambers of the Public Safety Building downtown. The meeting is open to the public to attend but you can also check out the City’s website and get the call-in and ZOOM information and listen in tonight.

Registration is now open for the first Government 101 Program that starts this coming Monday September 25th. This will be a 6-week program ending on October 30th that will give a unique opportunity to become an informed and engaged member of our community. There are 20 spots available so register today by calling 229-924-4411 or at www.americusga.org.

The Sumter County Board of Commissioners will have a special called meeting on Tuesday September 26th at 6pm to discuss personnel. The meeting will be in the Commissioners Room at the Sumter County Courthouse. All meetings of the Sumter County Board of Commissioners are always open to the public. You can also call-in on Tuesday at 1-646-558-8656. The meeting ID is 858 5226 7449 and the passcode is 605437.

The Georgia Department of Labor has announced the latest numbers for the River Valley Regional Commission. The unemployment rate was UP six-tenths to 4.5 percent over the month while the same rate a year ago was 4.6 percent. The labor force was UP 308 over the month. The number of employed was DOWN 584 for the month but UP 4167 for the year. The River Valley Regional Commission is Chattahoochee, Clay, Crisp, Dooly, Harris, Macon, Marion, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor and Webster Counties.

Forecasters have now included a slight chance of stray showers this afternoon. There will be more clouds than sun at times throughout today and the winds will be breezy at times. Look for clearing conditions during the night and sunny skies on Friday but with gusty winds possible. Highs today, with the cloud cover is 82, lows tonight around 63 and Friday’s sunny high will be 84. It will be cooler Saturday and Sunday mornings with lows in the upper 50s and around 60. Highs this weekend will be warmer with the mid-to-upper 80s. No rain is mentioned for the weekend. Fall arrives at 2:51am Saturday morning.

Americus Police had a rather routine day on Wednesday meaning there were no major incidents to report. Damage to property occurred at 1310 E. Lamar Street.

Another auto was entered. This location was 132 E. College Street. Remember to lock and secure your vehicles as more and more autos have been entered as of late.

Investigation into a 1st degree felony burglary at 909 Cypress Drive is underway.

An accident slowed down traffic yesterday morning that occurred at the intersection of Elm and Glessner. The juvenile driver was cited for failure to yield after stopping at a stop sign.

Armand Green was arrested and charged with criminal trespass for an incident at 1448 E. Forsyth Street.

A criminal trespass complaint was made at 611 Walter Way.

Officers did respond to one miscellaneous call and two domestic-related calls yesterday.

A hit-n-run accident was reported at 126 US 280W in the parking lot.

APD did work four traffic crashes around town yesterday that had no reported injuries.

Congratulations to now Major Anthony Jackson of the Americus Police Department. The former lieutenant was promoted to major yesterday in a swearing in ceremony at the Public Safety Building.


From Wednesday’s Sumter County Sheriff’s Office reports, Deputies conducted three traffic stops. After a stop on Georgia 3, Damian K. Jackson was cited for the Move Over Law and use of lights and sirens. Warnings were issued in the other traffic stops. Deputies responded to a tree blocking the roadway on Middle River Road only to have the tree removed before arrival. Three prisoner transports were made. One activated alarm was answered. Illegal dumping was reported at 368 Albany Annex Road. Deputies offered assistance to a motorist. A criminal trespass complaint was made on Highway 27E. Investigation is underway into a forgery case. One domestic-related call was answered. Deputies did work four total accidents yesterday which included three deer-related crashes.

Housed in the Sumter County Jail today: Alexandra Garcia for possession of marijuana and felony tampering with evidence; Armand Bernard Green for criminal trespass; Michael D Harvey for probation violation; Damion Rashod Jones for probation violation; and Devontay Cartez Thornton for felony probation violation.