Tuesday October 19th, 2021





Word was received yesterday afternoon that Brandi Lunneborg, Phoebe Sumter CEO, has recently announced she would be stepping down after accepting another healthcare administrative position in her home state of Minnesota. Her last day as leader of Phoebe Sumter will be December 3rd. Phoebe Putney Health System & CEO Scott Steiner praised Lunneborg’s leadership and commitment to improving access to quality healthcare in and around Sumter County. A leading search firm will be conducting the search for Phoebe Sumter’s next CEO.


The second week of early voting had 54 voters to cast ballots yesterday in the City Election. This brings the total to vote to 299 in less than a week of early voting. This Saturday the 23rd you can once again vote at the Griffin Bell Golf & Conference Center from 8 to 5 if that day works better for you and your work schedule. Early voting will end on Friday October 29th. Monday through Friday voting is also from 8 to 5. Whenever you do go and early vote, make sure you have a photo ID with you.


The Americus Lions Club has joined with the Donalsonville Lions Club and the Houma Louisiana Lions Club to bring donations to the Hurricane Ida ravaged town. That rebuilding is still ongoing. Items needed include school supplies and new clothing—new clothes instead of old clothes because laundry facilities are limited and concerns for COVID remain. Please, NO bottled water. Bring your donations to the Central Baptist Church office at 190 Upper River Road in Americus by Sunday November 7th. A truck will be loaded and deliver everything to the team in Donalsonville who will then take it to Louisiana and the town of Houma.



The monthly meeting of the Sumter County Board of Commissioners is via ZOOM at 6 this evening. To call in and listen, dial 1-646-558-8656 and use 952 1489 3004 as the meeting ID and 072455 as the passcode for tonight’s meeting.


The Governing Board of Furlow Charter School meets at 6 this evening in the school’s Media Center. The meeting is open for the community to attend.


The monthly meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be a ZOOM meeting at 6 this Thursday October 21st.


Americus Police had an overall quiet Monday. A traffic stop on Highway 30 at Magnolia at 2:23 yesterday morning resulted in the arrest of Dorothy M. Hamilton for DUI; driving with a suspended license; failure to stop at a stop sign; open container; and possession of marijuana.


Criminal trespass complaints were made at 1609 Lafayette Street and at 103 W. Jefferson Street.


Responding to a domestic situation at 122 Academy Street, Jordan A. Hamilton was arrested for the reckless and dangerous use of a weapon.


A theft of lost/mislaid property was reported at 209 Tripp Street.


A traffic stop on E. Church at S. Lee resulted in a 4-wheeler being towed from the scene.


Hit-n-run accidents took place at 1711 E. Lamar Street and 1412 E. Forsyth Street.


Investigation into a previous case led to the arrest yesterday of William Clinton Moore who was charged with criminal trespass.


Officers answered 2 total domestic-related calls yesterday.


There were 2 accidents worked by APD that had no reported injuries.




Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies were busy on Monday conducting 8 traffic stops. At a stop on Mask Road, Allison D. Bird was cited for expired registration. Following the traffic stop on the SGT Parkway, Ester C. Turner was charged with driving with a suspended license. After a stop on Highway 49N, Breone D. Peterson was charged with speeding. Deputies made 1 prisoner transport. A civil complaint was filed at South Georgia Technical College. 1 domestic-related call was answered. Deputies provided traffic control for a vehicle fire on US 280W. A suspicious vehicle was checked out on the Mask Road at New Jerusalem Baptist Church. A theft took place from 245 Shiloh Road. An entering auto case occurred at 205 W. Ellaville Street in Andersonville. 1 deer-related accident was worked by the Sheriff’s Office yesterday.


3 people were released from the Sumter County Jail yesterday after posting bond.


You still have time to make an appointment to donate blood at the community blood drive this Friday October 22nd from 8 to 6 in the Fellowship Hall of 1st Baptist Church. To make your appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: PSMC or call 1-800-733-2767 and make your appointment by phone. Those with appointments will receive top priority but any and all walk-ins will be welcomed. All blood types are needed to replenish the blood supplies before the holiday season.