TUESDAY JULY 20th, 2021





Today is the last day for the community to “Stuff the Bus” through the United Way. Please consider donating school supplies; purchasing from the Amazon Wishlist; or making a monetary donation at any of the community Stuff the Bus bins. These bins can be found at AFES; Gammage Print Shop; Harvey’s; Innovative Senior Solutions; Metro Power; Shiver Lumber; Sumter County Sheriff’s Office; and Sunbelt Ford. This is the last day to collect supplies.


An actual bus will be located at the Sumter Middle School football stadium parking lot today from 9 to 6 for the community to Stuff the Bus. Supplies collected today at the bus will be evenly distributed among 5 schools.


This is a reminder from the Sumter County Schools that registration for Pre-K is being held until Thursday from 8 to 4 at the Sumter County Primary School bus ramp. For more information call 924-1012.


The monthly meeting of the Sumter County Board of Commissioners will be held at 6 this evening via ZOOM. All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are open to the public. To call in and listen to this meeting, dial 1-646-558-8656. Use 952 1489 3004 as the meeting ID and 072455 as the passcode.


The monthly meeting of the FCS Governing Board is at 6 this evening in the Furlow media center. The meeting is open to the public.


The monthly meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be held at 6 this Thursday July 22nd at 6 and will be a ZOOM meeting. Items discussed at last week’s agenda-setting meeting will be voted on this week.


A Back-to-School Community Health Fair and Food Distribution is coming up this Saturday July 24th from 9 until noon at Union Tabernacle Baptist Church at 900 Adderton Street. Take advantage of weight; BMI; blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. There will be food distribution from Healthy Sumter Community Garden while supplies last. Free back to school supplies will also be available while supplies last. COVID-19 vaccination shots will be available now that all Georgia residents 12 and older are eligible for the shots. Many local vendors and organizations are sponsoring this community event this Saturday.


Americus Police had a busy start to a new work week. A theft took place yesterday from 801-A Hawkins Street.


Damage to property was reported at 118-B Hanson Drive.


Suspicious incidents were looked into at 151 Patterson Street and 408 Rucker Street at Boone Park.


An auto was entered at 105 Bivins Street.


Following a traffic stop on E. Lamar at Hinkle Street, Gregory L. Williams was arrested for DUI; speeding; open container; and license to be carried and exhibited on demand.


A simple assault occurred at 720-A Harris Street.


Responding to a domestic situation at 112 Hanson Drive, Brandon Pope was arrested for an outstanding warrant.


A criminal trespass complaint was made at 1109-A Oglethorpe Avenue.


Terroristic threats and acts were reported at 1704 S. Lee Street.


Investigation from a prior incident led to the arrest yesterday of Cedric S. Sanford for aggravated stalking.


Officers answered 2 domestic-related calls and 2 miscellaneous calls around town on Monday.


There were 3 accidents worked by APD yesterday that had no reported injuries.




Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies were busy with 13 Monday traffic stops. At a stop on Highway 30W, Bryan S. Gonzalez was charged with speeding. After a stop on Highway 49N, Teresa A. Wilborn was cited for no proof of insurance. Following a stop on Highway 27E, Alexandria L. Harmon was charged with speeding. A stop on US 280E resulted in Tempest Davis being charged with speeding. A stop was conducted on US 280E and Dexter E. Willis was cited for failure to obey a stop sign. After a stop on US 19S at US 280W, Tashonda Luster was cited for failure to maintain insurance. 2 stops on Highway 49N resulted in Desoshianna Q. Carter and Jonathan V. Mack being charged with speeding. After a stop on Highway 27E, Yikea A. Seay was cited for driving with suspended registration and no proof of insurance. Deputies went to 3 activated alarms. 4 prisoner transports were made. 1 domestic-related call was answered. A civil complaint was made at 139 Timberlane Drive. Deputies did work 2 accidents yesterday with 1 being deer-related.


In the Sumter County Jail today: Jonathan Van Mack for speeding; Brandon Emanuel Pope for felony probation violation; and Cedric Simone Sanford for aggravated stalking. 1 was released from jail after bonding out yesterday.