Tuesday July 23rd, 2024




The Sumter County Board of Commissioners has announced Public Hearings on the proposed tax increase. The hearing dates are Thursday August 1st at 9am; Thursday August 8th at 9am and then again on the 8th at 6pm. All meetings will be located in the Commissioners Room at the Sumter County Courthouse. All public hearings are open for the community to attend.


The City of Americus Customer Service Center will be closing early this Friday July 26th in order to attend the City’s Summer Festival for employees. The Customer Service Center will be open this Friday from 8am until noon. If you need to make a payment you can do so all this week at the regular business hours but note that Friday it is only from 8am until noon. You can make a payment by using the online website; drop your payment in the City drop box; or pay inside but again the Customer Service Center will be open this Friday from 8am until noon. The City thanks you for your understanding!


The Harvest of Hope Food Pantry will hold TWO food distributions today. The first food distribution is from 8:30 until 11 and the second food distribution will be this afternoon between 4 and 6. Two food distributions are ONLY on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Weeks one, two and three of each month the food distributions will be from 8:30 until 11 only.


The deadline to vote for PSMC as the Most Beautiful Hospital in the United States is this Thursday July 25th. If you have not voted or if you have been voting daily, please vote as often as possible until this Thursday the deadline. Phoebe Sumter won this prestigious award in 2015 and would love to claim the title again. PSMC has been in first place off and on and in the Top 5 since voting started but now we all need to make a valiant effort to put PSMC on top to stay. Vote as often as you can at www.soliant.com/most-beautiful-hospital-contest/vote/phoebe-sumter-medical-center now until this Thursday!


Monday was an overall quiet start to the work week for the Americus Police Department. Thefts were reported at A-4 701 Davenport Street and at 71-B Barbara Battle Way. A theft of lost/mislaid property occurred at 5B 110 Knollwood Drive.


Officers checked on a shots fired complaint yesterday morning in the Kings Way area.


A robbery occurred at 89 Dixon Drive and is now being further investigated.


A public indecency complaint was made around 709 Magnolia Street.


Answering a domestic disturbance complaint at 12:51 this morning to 1137 N. Jackson Street, Lisa Daniels was arrested for City probation violation after investigation. This was one of two domestic-related calls yesterday.


Eddie Waters was arrested on Monday for Contempt of Court.


Several animal complaints were made and tended to yesterday around town.


APD worked three traffic crashes in the City on Monday that had no reported injuries.


We did not get any rainfall yesterday and we have only a 30% chance for stray thundershowers this afternoon and evening. The rain chances do increase from Wednesday through the upcoming weekend and even into next week. The rain chances starting tomorrow will be from 60-80% and slacking off during the evening for the most part to a 40-50% chance. There will be partly sunny days during this stretch and it will continue to be rather humid. Pop-up storms are also a possibility these next few days.