"Local News"

Tuesday June 30th, 2020



Today is the deadline for parents to take an online survey and help formulate a back-to-school plan in the Sumter County School system. The online survey can be found on any of the schools websites or Facebook pages. You will need to take the survey only once. Once all the surveys are compiled, a back-to-school plan will be announced that is the best for students, faculty and parents. Today is the deadline to send in your survey if you haven’t already done so.

Tomorrow, the SCS Nutrition Department will be distributing meal bags to students. The meal distribution will be held from 11 to 1 at the 9th Grade Academy at 915 N. Lee Street. The meal bags will be given out every Wednesday until July 15th. Follow the instructions of those directing traffic into the parking lot. Remain in your vehicle and the meal bags will be brought to you. Students must be present for the meal bag pick-up.

It will be hot and humid again today and you may start to see more dust. The Saharan Desert dust arrived this past weekend and moved on out but the rest of the dust that was in the Gulf of Mexico will be moving back into SW Georgia. This will not be like dust storms creating zero visibility or anything like that at all but if you have breathing difficulties from asthma or allergies you may want to stay inside or wear your mask if you do have to be outside. It will be hot, humid and hazy today with a 50% chance of scattered afternoon rain in our area. Just be aware that more dust is on the way.

If you have important business with the City of Americus or at the Sumter County Courthouse this week, make sure you take care of it before this Friday. The offices of the City of Americus and the Sumter County Courthouse will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday this Friday July 3rd. These offices will be closed on Friday and will reopen with normal business hours on Monday July 6th. Take care of your important business before this Friday July 3rd or you will have to wait until next week.

 Americus Police had a hot but quiet Monday around town. Criminal trespass complaints were made at 105-N Country Club Drive; 110-G Country Club Drive; and at apartment 61 120 Lonnie Lane.

A theft occurred at apartment F-3 at Southland Heights Apartments.

There was a financial transaction card fraud reported for investigation.

Damage to property occurred at apartment F 801 Hawkins Street.

A suspicious incident was checked out after 11 last night at 1116 E. Lamar Street.

Illegal dumping was reported at 107 W. Jefferson Street.

A hit-n-run accident occurred in the 119 S. Lee Street parking lot.

Officers answered 2 domestic-related calls.

There were 2 accidents worked by APD yesterday that had no reported injuries.

Americus Police reported there was no resurfacing work done last night. That would lead one to assume that the road crew will be taking this week off for the July 4th holiday since the work has been at night. Drivers should be aware that the uneven lanes of traffic will still be around so drive with care. It appears that the resurfacing project will now be completed next week.


Monday was rather quiet for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. 1 traffic stop was conducted with a warning issued. Deputies went to the area of US 280W and Rockhill Subdivision where the road was blocked. An auto was entered at 105 S. Village Drive. Deputies responded to a complaint in the Dellwood Drive where fireworks were being set off. A suspicious vehicle was spotted on US 19 at US 280W. Deputies worked 2 deer-related accidents yesterday.