Tuesday April 16th, 2024



From The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office on Monday:

Dustin Lee Richard was arrested by the Americus Police Department and is in the Sumter County Jail for Aggravated Assault,

Hit & Run, DUI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, Seal Belt Violation, Obstructing or Hindering Law Enforcement Officers

Javonta Keshawn Greene was arrested by Webster County Sheriff’s Office and is in jail for Child Molestation.

Samuel James Lawson was arrested by the Americus PD for Possession of Cocaine.

There were several Traffic Stops. Warnings for Speeding, Charges of Speeding and 3 prisoner transports.


Meeting week begins tonight. The monthly meeting of the Sumter County Board of Commisioners is at 6 this evening in the Commissioners Room at the Sumter County Courthouse. You can attend in person or get the information off the County website and call-in or watch via ZOOM. All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are open to attend.

The Governing Board of Furlow Charter School meets at 6 this evening in the Media Center on campus. The public is invited to attend.


The regular monthly meeting of the Alexander H. Stephens Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans is at 7 this evening. The meeting will be held All members and friends are encouraged to attend. George Larsen will present tonight’s program.


This Thursday evening April 18th at 6, the monthly meeting of the Mayor and Americus City Council will be held in Council Chambers of the Public Safety Building downtown. Check the City’s website and get the call-in and ZOOM information to listen in but the meeting is open for the community to attend.


A community blood drive is planned for this Friday April 19th. The blood drive is from 8:15 until 6pm in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church at 221 S. Lee Street. To make an appointment that best suits your busy Friday schedule go online to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: PSMC or you can also call 1-800-733-2767 and make your appointment by phone. Those with appointments get top priority but any and all walk-ins will be welcomed.



The Harvest of Hope Food Pantry food distribution is today from 8:30 until 11 at 606 McGarrah Street. Food distributions on the first, second and third Tuesday of each month is 8:30 until 11. On the fourth Tuesday there will be two distributions. The first will be from 8:30 until 11 and the second food distribution is from 4 to 6pm. This is ONLY on the fourth Tuesday of the month.


From Sumter County Fire & Rescue Chief Jerry Harmon: Effective immediately, the Tornado Shelter that is located at 1601 N. MLK Boulevard will be closed until further notice to perform necessary maintenance. This process has already been initiated in an effort to reopen the shelter as soon as possible for our residents. The Tornado Shelter that is located at 167 William Bowen Pointe which is behind Post 10 of the Georgia State Patrol, will remain open.



It was a quiet start to the new week according to the Americus Police Monday incidents. A shots fired complaint was looked into in the area of 813 Magnolia Street.


A theft of a firearm was reported at 308 Hosanna Circle.


A robbery was reported but upon investigation it occurred in the County and was turned over to the Sheriff’s Office.


A shoplifting incident occurred at 1402 N. MLK Boulevard.


Following a traffic stop yesterday on Academy Street, the driver, Samuel J. Lawson was arrested for possession of cocaine


Officers responded to one domestic-related call on Monday.


APD worked two traffic crashes around town yesterday that had no reported injuries.