Early voting will begin this Monday
October 12th for the District 6 seat on the AmericusCity
Council. Early voting is for the District 6 seat only as that is the only contested
race on the November 3rd ballot. Early voting will run from Monday
the 12th through Friday October 30th. Early voting will
be held in the Elections Office at the SumterCounty
Courthouse Monday through Friday from
There will be NO Saturday voting this time around. Only residents in District 6
will be eligible to vote. On Election Day on Tuesday November 3rd,
only the ReesPark
polling place will be open to vote.
monthly meeting of the SumterCountyBOE
will be at
tomorrow night and will be held in the boardroom of the SCSAdministrationBuilding.
The community is invited to attend.
football kicks off early this week for area teams. Americus-Sumter will play
Westover tomorrow night at
at Hugh Mills Stadium. Games on Friday night will have SouthlandAcademy
at home against DeerfieldWindsor;
hosting Brookstone; and SchleyCounty
to play Pacelli. Friday’s games will kick-off at .
you noticed the progress being made on the Tractor Supply building? Rainy and
wet weather slowed down work the last week or so but still progress is being
made. The shell of the new building is going up almost daily now. Drier weather
will be a big help in getting this project back on track. This is by far the
most visible new building project in the Americus
area and drivers on US 19 can watch the progress on a daily basis. Many are
looking forward to Tractor Supply opening and becoming a part of our business
Mark your calendars for Saturday October 24th.
That’s the day for the 12th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. The
day will begin at Lenny’s Market with an registration, a talk from Dr. Patricia Fennessy of Phoebe Sumter
Obstetrics and Gynecology and the walk beginning at . T-shirts are now being sold at the front
desk at PhoebeSumterMedicalCenter. You do not have to purchase a T-shirt to participate in the walk.
We finally saw some bright light from the
sky yesterday that many referred to as sunshine! The clouds broke after what
seemed like a solid 2-weeks of clouds and rain for our area of the state.
Sunshine is expected to be around for a few days before another weather system
arrives late Friday that will give us a slight chance of rain early Saturday
morning. October is traditionally the driest month of the year so the rain
chance early Saturday stands at only 20%. With Monday being the Columbus Day
holiday and a long weekend for many, the weather should be almost ideal.
Tuesday was a rather quiet day in the City of Americus according to the Americus Police incident reports. An auto was
entered at 311
Pineview Drive. Guy Richard Green was arrested at 1608 E. Lamar Street for an outstanding warrant.
Lost property was reported yesterday at 1509 Crawford Street and Lot 10 971
A theft occurred at apartment 12 103 Sun Valley
A suspicious person complaint was made at 403 Poplar Street.
Officers responded to 2 domestic-related calls and 4 miscellaneous
There was 1 accident in the City with no reported injuries.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked a total of 27 Tuesday incidents. 5 traffic
stops were included. After a stop was made on US 280 west, Ryan A. Anderson was
charged with speeding. Warnings were issued in the other stops. Deputies went
to domestic disturbances at Lot F 247 Highway 49 south, 141 Catherine Lane and to PhoebeSumterMedicalCenter. Threats were made at 622 Highway 49 south and at the Plains
Veterinary Clinic. A theft occurred at 186 Mitchell Street. A suspicious person complaint was made at
117 Highway 308. Deputies did respond to an unruly juvenile complaint at 250 Barnes Road.
Housed today in the SumterCountyJail: Juan Bustos-Rojas holding for USMS; Tyrek Altaveon Ford for battery;
and Corrine Dowing Gillis holding for USMS.