November 7th, 2018
It took a while last
night but Sumter County did get results although after some counting and
re-counting, the numbers in 1 local contested race were changed from what was
originally posted. That came in County Commissioner District 4 where Scott
Roberson was running against a write-in candidate, Mathis Wright. It seems the
tabulations kept adding votes to the Roberson total throughout the evening
because of the write-in aspect for whatever reason. After counting 4 times, the
revised and final numbers were Scott Roberson 687 and write-in candidate Mathis
Wright 190 so Roberson wins the County Commissioner District 4 seat. The other
local race was the State House 138 seat between Mike Cheokas and Bardin Hooks.
Hooks won Sumter County 5078 or 57% and Cheokas had 3866 or 43%. District-wide was a different
story. Cheokas won the other counties and won the House 138 seat over Hooks. It
was busy at all the polls for most of the day around Sumter County but the
final total of the registered voters that cast ballots was 64.56% after a 41%
turnout for early voting.
The Sumter County BOE work session was held last night and Board members got an update
and explanation of the College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI)
numbers that were released last week. The agenda was then set for tonight’s
monthly meeting. The meeting was moved from the usual Thursday to tonight
because a large group will be going to Atlanta first thing Friday morning for a
presentation for a $3million grant for the College & Career Academy. Tonight’s meeting will be at 7 in the boardroom of the SCS Administration Building.
This will be Day 2
for FEMA to meet with the Sumter County community at the old National Guard Armory
Adderton Street. FEMA Representatives will be available to register, answer questions
and interview anyone impacted by Hurricane Michael in Sumter County last month. FEMA will be at this location today and tomorrow from 10
to 3. FEMA Representatives will be in the Pope Center on the SGTC campus on Thursday and will be canvassing in the County
Commissioner District 1 area Thursday only.
The annual Veterans Day parade is this Friday at 11 in downtown Americus. Prior to the parade, a ceremony will be
held starting around 10 on the grounds of the Sumter County Courthouse. For last minute information or a parade application, call
on Frank Mitchell today at 229-938-4310. American Legion Post 558 is sponsoring
the parade and invites the community to attend the annual Veterans Day parade
at 11 this Friday November 9th in downtown Americus. Veterans Day is officially on Sunday
Things were fairly
quiet around town on Election Day for Americus Police. 6 Contempt of Court warrants were
yesterday from 1711 E. Lamar and at 401-A Academy Street. Brittany L. Bowen was arrested and
charged with theft at 1310 E. Lamar Street.
A case of identity
theft was reported for investigation.
Following a traffic
stop on N. MLK Boulevard, Ronnie J. King was arrested for driving
on a suspended license.
A criminal trespass
complaint was made at 1801 Maxwell Street.
Tadeisha R. Peterson
was arrested for felony shoplifting from a prior case.
Windon Smith was arrested
and charged with criminal trespass from a previous investigation.
Officers did respond
to 3 domestic-related calls yesterday.
There were 5
accidents worked by APD on Tuesday with no reported injuries.
Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted 7 traffic
stops on Tuesday Election Day. At a stop on Georgia 3, Angela R. Caruso was charged with
driving with a suspended license. A stop was made on Hillcrest Drive and Kim F. Mahome was charged with failure
to maintain insurance. After a stop on Georgia 3, Christopher B. Scott was charged with
failure to maintain insurance. Following a stop on the Southerfield Road, Bobby A. Barry was charged with expired
registration. Deputies did answer 3 domestic-related calls yesterday. There
were 2 accidents worked by Deputies yesterday with 1 turned over to Troopers
from Post 10.
In the Sumter County Jail today: Jarvis Markell Bady—holding for Lee
County; Brittany LaQuasha Bowens for theft by shoplifting; Zoe Carter for
assault and battery; Windon Smith for criminal trespass; and Anthony Westbrook
for battery and aggravated assault. 1 bonded out of jail yesterday and 1 was
back in jail to make bond.
The 43rd annual
Capt. Henry Wirz Memorial Service will be held in the town of Andersonville on Sunday
November 11th at 3pm. The Memorial Service is sponsored by the Alexander
H. Stephens Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans. The Public is invited to