At a called meeting of the Sumter County BOE last evening, an interview was
conducted with Parrish Construction Management Team. After hearing the presentation,
the Board unanimously agreed to hire Parrish as the Construction Manager for
the building of the new high school and the system 5-year plan. The Board then
went into closed session to discuss land acquisition. Back in open session the
called meeting was adjourned. There is now an architect and construction
manager in place for the building of the new high school complex—up next is the
site and that may be announced soon. The Board then held a retreat to discuss
several items but no votes were taken on anything.
As the GBI continues to investigate the officer-involved shooting early
Saturday morning, the GeorgiaState Patrol has made additional charges against
the driver, 40-year old Anthony Eugene Mable. Initially, a probation violation
charge was made but now, GSP has announced that additional charges of DUI,
obstruction and hit-n-run will be added to the list with possibly more as their
investigation continues. Anthony Eugene Mable remains in the SumterCounty Jail.
The community is encouraged to attend a special event, Prayers for
Peace, this Sunday afternoon at at Lenny’s Market. Prayers will be going up for our nation before the
general election in November by local ministers and lay people throughout the
community. There will be special music from Central Baptist’s Praise Band
during the ceremony. Please plan now to attend and bring a friend!
The numbers across the state have been staggering in the first full
week of early voting. Locally, the Elections Office at the Courthouse has seen
a steady flow of voters since the first day on October 17th. If your
work schedule has not allowed you to get by and early vote, you can take
advantage of the only Saturday to early vote this weekend. Saturday October 29th,
you can early vote at the Elections Office at the Courthouse from 9 to 4. Early
voting will continue through Friday November 4th. You will need to
bring a photo ID with you when you do early vote.
LifePointChurch invites everyone to Trunk or Treat tomorrow October 26th
from at the church on Highway 30 west. There
will be a Best Trunk Competition. The JamCity Kids of LifePointChurch will be hosting this annual event for the community. There will be
games, face painting, jumping and of course, candy galore! The best part of the
Trunk or Treat is that it’s all FREE!
Americus Police officers had a relatively quiet
Monday. A juvenile was arrested for shoplifting at 1408 E. Forsyth at Dollar General.
A criminal trespass
complaint was made at apartment 8 720 Harris Street.
An unruly juvenile
complaint was filed with police on Bozeman Circle. A juvenile was arrested on Eastview Circle on an unruly juvenile charge.
An auto was entered
at 501 S.
A suspicious person
complaint was made at this
morning at 106
Officers did stay
busy with 4 domestic-related calls and 2 miscellaneous calls during the past
There were 3 accidents worked by APD yesterday with 3 injury complaints.
Monday was a pretty
quiet day for SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies. Domestic disturbances
occurred at 135 Highway 308, 239 Indian Road and at 178 Small Piece Road where Paige K. Glass was arrested for
battery. Deputies went to 215 W. Church Street in Plains for a theft. A suspicious
vehicle complaint was made on US 280 west. 2 traffic stops were conducted
yesterday. At a stop on Forsyth at Mayo, A’Braylor K. Mercer was charged with
failure to obey a traffic control device and failure to have license on person.
There was 1 accident worked by a Deputy yesterday.
In the SumterCountyJail today are Paige Kathleen Glass for battery and Richard Wagner for
probation violation. 3 bonded out of jail yesterday.