The Mayor and City Council will have
a called meeting at 5 this afternoon in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding. The Community is invited to attend.
Due to a gravity sewer blockage at the
manhole located at approximately 370 feet south of Willets Brook located behind
Georgia Southwestern State University, an unknown amount of sewage was spilled
on and around January 25th. The City of Americus operates this collection system. City
staff took immediate action to mitigate the spill. The City has established an
upstream and downstream monitoring plan and will report findings to the Georgia
Environmental Protection Department. The spill has been reported to the
appropriate authorities as well. The City is committed to working with local
environmental authorities to take whatever steps are deemed appropriate to
remedy this particular situation and mitigate any short-or-long term impacts to
the environment. If you have questions, contact Steve Kennedy at 924-4411.
Farmers, there will be a Plant Disease/
Nematode/ and Soil Fertility meeting this Thursday February 4th at at the Sumter County Ag Center auditorium.
UGA Specialist Bob Kemerait will present the program. There will be a sponsored
meal so PLEASE call 924-4476 if you plan to attend. Earn 1-hour credit towards
your private and commercial Category 21 pesticide license with your attendance
on Thursday. Call today if you plan to attend so a meal can be prepared for
Residents of Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
are encouraged to attend the Neighborhood Watch meeting NEXT Tuesday February 9th. The
meeting next Tuesday will be held at in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding. Guest speakers at the meeting will be
Judge Rucker Smith, Judge Michael Greene and Judge Lisa Rambo. Please make
plans to attend this Neighborhood Watch meeting NEXT Tuesday February 9th at .
Patchy dense fog greeted drivers first
thing this morning but is expected to burn off quickly because of the warmer
weather for today. It will remain cloudy and breezy today with a chance of late
afternoon showers. A better chance of showers will come tonight and the best
chance will be from mid-morning to early afternoon on Wednesday. There could be
possible severe weather on Wednesday with gusty winds, heavy downpours and
dangerous lightning. Because of the chance for severe weather the statewide
tornado drill for Severe Weather Awareness Week has been postponed until
Americus Police had a busy Monday. An unruly
juvenile complaint was made at 112-B Bozeman Circle.
A forced entry burglary was
investigated at Lot 6 Weeks Trailer Park.
A simple assault occurred at 119 Ron Circle.
Criminal damage to property was
reported at 300
Cherokee Street where 2 Head Start busses had windshields with numerous gunshots in
A criminal trespass complaint for a
damaged vehicle was made at 19-A 950 Anthony Drive.
Corderrra Jerome Lockhart was
arrested for disorderly conduct following an incident at 223 Horton Drive. He also had 3 additional outstanding
warrants against him.
An aggravated assault is under
investigation at 1537-D N. Jackson Street.
At this morning a suspicious vehicle was reported at 1101 Crawford Street.
Officers answered 6 miscellaneous
calls and 1 domestic-related call yesterday.
were 4 accidents in the City yesterday with no reported injuries.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies were active on Monday with 53 incidents. Of the 53,
30 were traffic stops. 29 warnings were issued to drivers. At a stop on S. Lee Street last night, Mario Garcia was charged with driving
on a suspended license and failure to dim lights. Yajaira Centeno Sanchez was
charged with driving while unlicensed. Terroristic threats were made at
Ombudsman in the PerlisPlaza. Thefts occurred at 300 Cherokee Street (FCS) and 887 McMath Mill Road. A domestic disturbance was answered at 203 Schley Street. There was 1 deer-related accident worked
by a deputy yesterday.
In the Sumter County Jail today are: Kip
Lee Kornegay for probation violation; Cordarra Jerome Lockhart for disorderly
conduct and aggravated assault; Michael Ryan Wilson for felony theft by
receiving stolen property; and Stephen Garnett Wilson for 1st degree
felony burglary/ possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime/ and 1st
degree criminal damage to property. 2 bonded out of jail yesterday.