"Local News"

Tuesday September 19th, 2017



It’s meeting week and it all starts tonight. The Sumter County Board of Commissioners will have their monthly meeting at 6 this evening in the Commissioners Room at the Sumter County Courthouse. The meeting is open for the community to attend.


The Sumter County BOE has a called meeting scheduled for 9am tomorrow morning in the boardroom at the SCS Administration Building. The purpose of this called meeting is for discussion of the new high school design and for personnel matters. The community is invited to attend.


This Thursday afternoon at 5, the monthly meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be held in Council Chambers of the Public Safety Building downtown. This meeting is also open for the community to attend.


The regular monthly meeting of the Alexander H. Stephens Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will be this Thursday night September 21st at 7pm. The meeting will be held at the American Legion Hall on MLK Boulevard. All members and friends are invited to attend. This is a change in the regular meeting from Tuesday to Thursday and is only for the month of September.


The Sumter County Schools are presenting Curriculum Night on Monday September 25th in the Americus-Sumter HS gym on Harrold Avenue from 6-7:30pm. Parents can learn about your child’s curriculum and expectations; how to help your child at home; learn about promotion/retention; increase understanding about the Georgia Milestones Assessment; get free workbooks for various grades; and there will be free drinks and refreshments. Those planning to attend need to RSVP back to your child’s school by September 19th which is tomorrow.



The annual Taste of Sumter is coming up soon. This will be the 30th annual event and because of that, the event will move to Saturday September 30th downtown with some extra special things to celebrate. More details will be coming up real soon on Local News!


You can sign up now for the next Americus Police Citizens Police Academy that will start on October 3rd and wrap up on November 16th with classes every Tuesday and Thursday evening. This will be a twelve session course and intended to give citizens an overview of basic police operations and provide a forum for discussion of current events and issues. Participants must be 18-years of age and must be willing to commit to attend the full schedule of training. To register, stop by the police department; call Sgt. John Brown at 924-3677 ext 325; or by email at jbrown@americusga.gov. This is a free program and is open to the public.


High school football coming up this week: it will be homecoming at Southland Academy with a 7pm kick-off against Tiftarea. Again, that’s a 7pm kick-off Friday night. Americus-Sumter will host region opponent Northside-Columbus at 7:30; Schley County will host Dooly County in region action; and Marion County is on the road for a 7:30 game against Manchester. The weather should be clearing by kick-off Friday night and maybe cooling off slightly as well.


The week got off to a slow start for the Americus Police Department. A criminal trespass complaint was made at 720 Harris Street apartment 20.


A financial transaction card fraud case was reported for investigation.


Officers went to a civil matter at 812 Willis Street.


Following a traffic stop on Tripp Street, Evin J. Ardon was arrested for speeding and driving without a valid license.


A hit-n-run accident occurred on Reddick Drive.


Officers did answer 3 domestic-related calls yesterday.




Things were quiet for the most part for Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies yesterday. 6 traffic stops were conducted with warnings issued for various offenses. Deputies did respond to a domestic situation at 268 Tulip Drive.


In the Sumter County Jail today is Narodrick Jamal Stevens for obstruction/ battery (DVA)/ 2-counts of criminal trespass/ possession of a firearm by a convicted felon/ simple battery/ Southwestern probation/ and probation violation. 1 bonded out of jail yesterday.