The Mayor and City Council will hold a budget work session at 5 this
afternoon. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding
downtown. The community is invited to attend.
is still time to make reservations for the first annual State of Education
Dinner tomorrow evening to be held
in the PopeCenter
on the SGTC campus. The evening begins with a reception at with the dinner
and special program to follow at .
This will be a unique experience for the business community to hear firsthand
from educational leaders in SumterCounty.
Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 924-2646 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
for tickets. The cost is $25 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members.
will be a rare Tuesday high school football game tomorrow night. On September 8th,
home game with Ga.MilitaryCollege
was canceled due to issues with travel from Hurricane Irma. That game WILL be
played tomorrow night in Ellaville. SchleyCounty
had an open date this week and things worked out for the game to finally be
played. Fans can get a chance for some early football action tomorrow night
will host Ga.MilitaryCollege
30th annual Taste of Sumter
will be held on Saturday September 30th in downtown Americus.
The annual event was moved to Saturday to coincide with the 30th
anniversary of the popular event. There will be plenty going on including
getting a taste of the restaurants around Sumter County; live music and if
you’re worried about missing the big game, TVs will be set up with the game on
during the Taste of Sumter. It’s always a great time to bring the family
downtown Saturday from 11 to 3 for the 30th annual Taste of Sumter.
The Americus Police Department’s CitizensPoliceAcademy
will begin next Tuesday on October 3rd and will finish on Thursday
November 16th. You can sign up now by dropping by the Public Safety
building; call Sgt. John Brown at 924-3677 ext. 325 or by email at email@example.com.
This is a twelve session course and participants must be willing to attend all
courses. Participants must be 18 years of age. The program is free and open to
From the Americus
Police weekend incidents, first off, APD
officers were not part of the car chase yesterday around . They did
coordinate with GSP about clearing the intersection at Wendy’s when the chase
was coming in on Highway 49 and the chase did continue through downtown and
ended on US 19S. The chase originated in Vienna,
went through MaconCounty
before ending in Americus.
Any other information will be coming from the Ga.State
There was a domestic-related shooting yesterday morning at 405
S. Jackson Street. Vera
Tullis-Butler shot Tomorris L. Johnson yesterday morning at approximately . He was taken
for treatment at the ER at Phoebe Sumter. She was charged with aggravated assault
and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Officers went to theft reports at 105 Woodland Avenue; 710 Varsity
Drive; 1406 1st Montgomery; 2002 Roney Street; 103 W. Jefferson; and
305 Ridgeway Drive. A theft of lost/mislaid property occurred at 1506 E.
Autos were entered at 303
Rucker Street and 214
A 2nd degree arson case at yesterday for a vehicle
fire at 201 Peachtree Street
is under investigation.
A 2nd degree forgery occurred at 922
E. Lamar Street.
Broderick K. McGrady was arrested for disorderly conduct at 107-A
A criminal trespass complaint was made at apartment
5 303 E. Glessner Street.
Responding to a domestic situation at 514
Varsity Drive, LaShay Dowdell and
Kevin Banks were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
Officers answered 2 hit-n-run
accidents that occurred in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
Sheriff’s Deputies were busy over the weekend conducting 36 traffic stops. Some
Deputies also assisted in the high speed chase that came into SumterCounty
but ended on US 19S. Thefts occurred from 613 Highway 30W and 1032
Youngs Mill Road. A civil
complaint was made at 303 Kings Drive.
A suspicious person was spotted on Lakeridge
Drive. Deputies answered
domestic-related calls to 110-B
Jenkins Road; 124 Pecan Terrace; 288
Desoto Seed Farm Road; and 806
Thrasher Road. At a domestic call
to 318 Railroad Street,
Curtis L. Milledge was arrested for an outstanding warrant. At another domestic
call to 152 Stonewall Drive,
Lagarius E. Stephens was arrested for an outstanding warrant. A suspicious
vehicle complaint was made on Cartwright
Road Extension. After responding
to 114 N. Bond Street,
Paul Thomas was arrested for 1st degree forgery, obstruction and
felony 2nd degree forgery. There was 1 deer-related accident worked
over the weekend.
In the Sumter County Jail today are: Vera Mae Butler for aggravated
assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime; Heriberto
Gonzolez for DUI/ open container/ driving with a suspended license/ and
speeding; Broderick Kendall McGrady for disorderly conduct; Curtis Latrell Milledge
for probation violation; Lagarius Earl Stephens for probation violation; and
Paul Thomas for 1st degree forgery/ obstruction/ and felony 2nd
degree forgery. 2 were released on bond and 1 was released for time served.