A called meeting
of the Mayor and City Council was held last evening. A presentation from
Sharlene Cannon, a Main Street
consultant was heard and she had high praise for the City. She had been in town
observing and interviewing numerous people including the Mayor and Council
about what they would like to see in the downtown area. She presented those as
well as things merchants and others did not particularly care for. The
presentation and question and answer session lasted over an hour. When it was
all over, the Mayor and Council decided to move forward by placing her
suggestions and re-organization on this month’s agenda to be voted on in a few
weeks. A good crowd, with concerned citizens and downtown merchants was on hand
for the presentation.
The 2016 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice
Award winners have been announced and for the 8th time, Americus
Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast has been recognized as a Top 20 B&B in the
United States. The hallmarks of Traveler’s Choice winners are remarkable
service, quality and value. In their 14th year as innkeepers, Kim
and Susan Egelseer have been entertaining guests from around the globe. With a
comfortable blend of historic and contemporary furnishings, the Americus Garden
Inn Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place for a quiet getaway or a romantic
retreat. Congratulations, again!
Today is National Signing Day, a day when high school athletes make
known their intentions of where to play college sports next year. In the South,
for some, this is almost like a holiday. They will be online checking out sites
that tell which college has had the best recruiting season. There will be
several signings in our area and we hope to have a list by tomorrow’s edition
of Local News.
The GISAState Wrestling Tournament will be hosted by SouthlandAcademy in the Storm Dome on the campus of GSW this Friday and Saturday
February 5th and 6th. Matches will begin Friday morning
at and Saturday morning at 9. Admission is $7
for adults and $4 for students.
We need to keep an eye on the sky today. We
could have morning thunderstorms with periods of heavy rainfall then become
more widespread showers during the afternoon. Evening showers will end by . Highs today will be this morning with
slowly falling temps during the afternoon. It will be colder tonight with lows
back in the 40s. Highs on Thursday will be some 20-degrees cooler than the past
few days, only reaching the mid-50s. Lows will drop into the low 30s on
Thursday and Friday nights. The main threat today will be gusty winds and heavy
downpours. Follow the changing weather by logging onto www.americusradio.com and click on the
weather link for a look at radar.
Americus Police had a few Monday incident reports
that were finished available today. A burglary on Monday was investigated at Lot 35 Weeks Trailer Park. A case of identity fraud and financial transaction
card fraud from Monday are under investigation. Criminal trespass complaints
from Monday were made at 704 Park Row and 405-A Bessie Mays Circle.
From yesterday’s incident reports, Reginald Charles Mitchell Jr. and
Avian Tramaine Patterson were arrested at 210 Tom Hall Circle and charged with assault and battery.
morning, Robert Lee Sanders III was
involved in a criminal trespass and auto theft at 518 W. Church Street but was gone from the area when police
arrived. He was arrested at for aggravated assault, burglary and kidnapping and other charges for
an incident at 105-B Linnie Street.
Thefts took place from 1311 Norris Circle and 415 E. Hill Street.
2 juveniles were arrested on Lewis Lowe Court and charged with simple battery and unruly
A criminal trespass complaint was made at 401 Bessie Mays Circle.
Bad child complaints were filed with police at 103 W. Jefferson Street and 1109-B Parker Street.
A sexual assault case is being investigated.
A suspicious person was reported to police at this morning at 951 Westside Drive.
responded to 9 miscellaneous and 3 domestic calls yesterday. 3 accidents were
worked with 1 injury complaint.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies conducted 10 traffic stops. After a stop on S. Hampton Street and Lamar, Joseph K. Blackwell was charged
with driving while unlicensed. Following a stop on District Line Road at Middle River Road, Maxino P. Sanchez was charged with
driving while unlicensed and taillight requirements. Warnings were issued in
the other traffic cases. Illegal dumping was reported at 588 Middle River Road. Deputies went to a domestic disturbance
at 440 US 280 west. A bad child complaint was made at 1165 US 280 west. A
burglary was investigated at 152 Stonewall Drive. A suspicious person complaint was made at
Housed in the Sumter County Jail today are: Corderro O’Neal Asberry for
parole violation; Anthony Thomas Capps for probation violation; Tommy O’Neal
Gamble for probation violation; and Robert Lee Sanders III for aggravated assault/felony theft/ and
criminal trespass. 2 bonded out of jail yesterday.