Local News

Thursday April 10th, 2014


The monthly meeting of the Sumter County Board of Education will begin at 7 this evening in the boardroom of the SCS Administration Building. The community is encouraged to attend.

Georgians must be registered to vote in the May 20th Primary election. If you are NOT registered, you have until April 21st to become a registered voter. There are several ways to register to vote, making it even easier than before.

Voters in May will vote for basically a new school board. Voters will vote for candidates representing the 5 school board districts that mirror those of the Board of Commissioners. In addition to voting on a new district representative, voters will also cast ballots for a 2-year at-large candidate AND a 4-year at-large candidate. This simply means that each voter in May will actually be voting for THREE school board candidates—your district candidate, a 2-year at-large candidate and a 4-year at-large candidate. While most of the current Board of Education will be seeking seats in the new district configuration, there are some new names that qualified as well. Become an informed voter by attending candidate forums when available and by attending the school board meetings. There will be three meetings to attend before voting in May; tonight’s regular meeting, the work session in May and the monthly regular meeting in May. School board candidates have been attending these meetings since qualifying ended and you can meet perhaps your district candidate and ask questions when you can.

The Sumter County Relay for Life Survivor Luncheon honoring all cancer survivors will be held on Saturday April 19th at Williams Road Church of Christ. Registration will start at 11am. Cancer survivors can bring one guest with them. To RSVP, contact Susie Henderson at 824-7204.

The Relay for Life of Sumter County event will begin at 6pm on Friday April 25th. This is a “Celebration of Life” sponsored by the American Cancer Society of Sumter County. Relay for Life will be held at Alton Shell Stadium at Finklea-Robinson Field on the Americus-Sumter South campus. The Luminary Service in memory and in honor of loved ones will begin around 9pm. The community is invited for a night of hope as we Celebrate and Remember!

Americus Police investigated a burglary at 1305 Douglas Circle yesterday in what was a fairly busy Wednesday. A case of identity fraud is being investigated.

Antonio T. Walker was cited for restraint of dogs on Cypress Drive.

A felony theft was reported at A6 730 MLK Boulevard.

A shoplifting incident took place at 1101 Crawford Street at Flash Foods.

Andre Pierce and Norris Jerome Hartage were arrested and charged with criminal trespass at 916 MLK Boulevard.

Donald C. Baker and Cordarra J. Lockhart were arrested at 208 Horton Drive and charged with disorderly conduct.

At 12:32 this morning an auto was entered at 110-B Bozeman Circle.

Officers did respond to a few miscellaneous calls in the past 24-hour period.

2 accidents were reported yesterday with no injuries.

This is the weekend for the annual Americus-Sumter FFA Alumni Boston Butt sale. If you have purchased tickets remember that pick up is Saturday from 10 to 1 at Thomas Bell Stadium. If you would like to purchase a $25 ticket, call Jeanie Smith at 942-5167 or 410-7532 or see any FFA Alumni or current FFA member.