Its meeting week or you could say
meeting night. The monthly meeting of the SumterCounty Board of Commissioners is at 6 this evening in the Commissioners Room
at the SumterCounty Courthouse. These meetings are open for the public to attend.
Council members Juanita Wilson and
Nelson Brown urge residents in District 1 & 2 to attend your Neighborhood
Watch meeting tonight at 6 at the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter at 409 Elm Avenue. Recycling will be discussed. All
residents again are urged to attend tonight.
The regular meeting of the Alexander
H. Stephens Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans will be held at 7 tonight in the
American Legion Hall on MLK Boulevard. Tonight’s program is “Famous Women Spies
of the Confederacy”. All SCV
members and friends are urged to attend.
The monthly meeting of the Mayor and
City Council will be at 5 this Thursday and will be held in the Lecture Hall of
the new NursingBuilding on the GSW campus. If you need more information about this meeting
change, contact City Clerk Paula Martin at 924-4411 ext. 244.
Americus and SumterCounty are about to get a lot of visitors and they’ll be here for the
National POW/MIA Recognition Events starting tomorrow at Georgia Southwestern.
Motorcycles, cars, vans and other vehicles will be part of “The Ride Home”
again this year. Tomorrow at in Jackson Hall on campus, the POW/MIA Recognition Convocation
featuring former POW Colonel Wayne Waddell as the featured speaker will be
held. On Thursday, the “Some Gave All Wall” will be escorted to the GSWStudentSuccessCenter. The “Some Gave All Wall” displays all service men and women that have
fallen in the line of duty from September 11th 2001 to present day. The public is invited and
encouraged to attend “The Ride Home” events.
Applications are now available at the
Chamber Office on Elm Avenue for this year’s Sumter
Scarecrows. The deadline to submit entries is Friday September 26th.
For more information or for an application, contact Ivy at 924-2646.
it was announced that last Friday’s weather-shortened game between
Americus-Sumter and ThomasCounty Central will be finished on Thursday
September 25th. The 2nd half of last Friday’s game will
start at on that
Thursday night. If you had tickets from last Friday’s game, bring back your
ticket stub to be re-admitted to the game next Thursday September 25th
at 7 in Thomasville.
It was not your typical Monday for
the Americus Police especially dayshift. There were the
usual burglaries and domestics but it was 2 accidents that kept officers busy.
The first was yesterday morning on Crawford Street when a vehicle clipped a power pole and
had traffic backed up. The driver was taken for treatment. The main accident yesterday
occurred right in the height of afternoon school traffic on the Southerfield Road at Andrew Drive. This was a 3-vehicle accident that had 7
injuries. APD, 1st Responder and 3 ambulances
were all on the scene with traffic snarled for a long time. One ambulance had
to make a return trip. Because of the 2 accidents, the usual paperwork was put
on hold and will be made available for tomorrow’s Local News. Nightshift was
busy for a Monday. Suspected drug activity was investigated on Norman Cole Street.
Brandon Marquis Burney was arrested for an
outstanding warrant following a suspicious vehicle complaint at 129 Cherokee Street.
An assist with a drug-related traffic
stop with a SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputy was made last night on Highway 30.
Responding to a suspicious person
complaint at 1204
S. MLK Boulevard at this morning, Virginia Renee Bruce was arrested for obstruction.
this morning, John Matthew Trogdon was
arrested at 1611
E. Lamar Street for theft of services and criminal trespass.
Monday was a much quieter day for the
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office. Only a total of 23 incidents were reported. A rape
case is under further investigation. There was an accident involving a deer
yesterday. Deputies conducted 5 traffic stops. Keelan C. Barkley was cited for
failure to obey a stop sign on Hill Street. A traffic stop on Highway 30 resulted in
2 arrests. James A. Ward and Jacob A. Bullard were arrested for possession of
marijuana-less than an ounce. There were only a few miscellaneous calls
answered by Deputies yesterday.
Currently housed in the Sumter County
Jail: Virginia Renee Bruce for obstruction; Jacob Aubrey Bullard for possession
of marijuana; Brandon marquis Burney for theft by shoplifting/southwestern
probation/probation violation; Tabitha Nicole Johnson for 3rd degree
forgery/exploitation of an elderly person/probation violation; John Matthew
Trogdon for criminal trespass/theft of services; Desiray Jo Turner for the
false report of a crime; and James Michael Ward for possession of marijuana.