A called meeting of the Mayor and City Council
will be held at
this afternoon. The purpose of the called meeting is to discuss a proposal from
Chief of Police Brian Carney concerning the Police Department. The called
meeting this afternoon will be on the 3rd floor meeting room at the MunicipalBuilding and the community is welcome to attend.
Tonight the SumterCounty Obesity Program for those aged 2-18 will officially begin
at the Columns at BoonePark or the Rec Department. Tonight’s first meeting will be
from to .
When you attend the monthly meetings and enroll in the Obesity Prevention
Program, each participating child will receive a $20 voucher for free fruits
and vegetables. Return each month, weigh in and have your height checked and
get another $20 voucher for fruits and vegetables from Rudy’s Happy Patch. If
substantial growth in this prevention program can be shown in SumterCounty, another grant will be made available for the program to
be held next year.
A Memorial Ride for Sambo Singletary will be held this
Saturday February 28th. All bikers, from groups or individuals,
should meet at the intersection of US 19 south and US 280 west. Riders need to
assemble from to followed by a safety meeting and prayer from to 10. Kick stands up at 10 and the ride begins. The
Memorial Ride is being sponsored by Sambo’s family and again, all riders are
welcomed. Rain should not be a problem at all on Saturday as the weather looks
like it will cooperate.
Weather concerns around the state yesterday caused the GISA
to move all scheduled playoff basketball games from Wednesday to today. That
means the Southland Raiders will travel to St. Simons to play FredericaAcademy at
this afternoon. Meanwhile, the Americus-Sumter Panthers made the rainy trip to
Hinesville last night and unfortunately saw their season end with a 58-52 loss
to LibertyCounty. The Panthers ended their season at 26-6 one day after the
Lady Panthers lost and ended their season at 29-2.
Once again weather was a great crime deterrent
for the Americus Police Department yesterday. There were very few calls
answered by officers. While overall crime was slow that didn’t mean people
would play well together. Officers answered domestic-related calls to 1E 730 MLK Boulevard, 202 Elliott Street and 149 Cherokee Street.
A suspicious vehicle complaint was made at 350 Rucker Street.
A theft of lost/mislaid property occurred at
There were 2 accidents yesterday with no
Only a few
miscellaneous calls were made yesterday.
While north Georgia was dealing with snow and ice, the rest of the state was
floating yesterday. The rains came as predicted and ended with mist even after
5 this morning. Rainfall totals here at our Highway 30 studios was just under
3-inches. Add all the rain totals since last weekend and we’re over 5-inches of
rain in les than a week. No more rain is mentioned in the immediate weather
forecast until Sunday and then it’s only a 30% chance at best.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies had another quiet day on Wednesday. A total
of 19 incidents were reported. Only 2 of the incidents were for traffic stops. After
a stop on US 280 west, Joseph C. Blaine was issued citations for reckless
driving and failure to maintain lane. A bad child complaint was made at 63 Valley Drive. Deputies made a welfare check, assisted motorists and
responded to alarm activations yesterday. There were 3 accidents reported with
deer involved in 1.
Housed in the SumterCounty Jail today: Braxton Cooper for City probation; Derrick
Ricardo Monroe for felony failure to appear; and Brittany Magean O’Neal for
failure to appear.