The SumterCounty Zoning Board of Appeals will have a public meeting at 6
this evening at the SumterCounty Courthouse. The purpose of this meeting is to consider a request
from Allison T. Goodall to place a second manufactured home on 6.43 acres of
land at 321
Myrtle Springs Road belonging to Catherine A. Ricard. The public is invited to
Qualifying begins this Monday August 31st for
seats up for re-election on the AmericusCity Council. Those wishing to qualify must do so with the City
Clerk on the 3rd floor of the MunicipalBuilding in downtown Americus. Qualifying begins on Monday the 31st and ends
on Wednesday September 2nd. Councilman Walton Grant has already
announced he will not be seeking his seat on City Council after having served
his district and the City for the past 21 years.
We will have 1 more day of less humid conditions before our
weather begins to change, all due to a tropical system named Erica. More clouds
will begin to roll in late Friday and with it, the rain chances will begin to
increase as well. It’s looking like the weekend COULD possibly be a washout if
the system does indeed become Hurricane Erica. The latest models have
southeastern Georgia as a possible landfall target and depending where it goes
from there, we could see heavy rains from the feeder bands whenever it comes
ashore. Stay informed with the latest on the weather on Local News and on the
weather link at americusradio.com.
It doesn’t appear that any of tomorrow night’s high school
football games will be wet since the rains aren’t supposed to arrive until
after . Both Americus-Sumter and SouthlandAcademy will be on the road tomorrow night. The Raiders travel to Lyons to play Robert Toombs. The Panthers make the short trip up
to Montezuma to play MaconCounty. MarionCounty gets their season kicked off tomorrow night hosting MillerCounty. All games kick-off at tomorrow night. SchleyCounty gets their season started against Baconton Charter next
Friday night September 4th in Ellaville.
Americus Police are investigating an early morning incident in
which a number of juveniles were involved. No details other than suspects were
all over the building while officers were taking statements and getting other
information. Criminal trespass and disorderly conduct were thought to be the
main charges. More details will be available later. In other police action from
Wednesday, an arrest was made. Ke’Vante Ja’Kel James was arrested for identity
fraud, financial transaction card forgery and financial transaction card fraud.
A counterfeit bill ($100) was turned over to
police at 1201
A theft took place from 111 Matthews Drive.
A shoplifting incident at Wal-Mart is under
There was a discharging a firearms in the City
limits complaint made in the Rose Avenue area.
Officers did respond to 4 domestic-related
calls yesterday along with a few miscellaneous calls.
There were no reported accidents in the City
worked by APD yesterday.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked 62 total incidents on Wednesday with
39 traffic stops included. After a stop on Highway 49 north Tamie E. Brown was
charged with speeding. On MLK Boulevard, Eduardo E. Cortes was cited for expired or no
registration. Following a stop on US 27, Sekeithia S. Sims was charged with
speeding. Ti’shema O. Billups was charged with speeding on US 27 east. Maurice K.
Lundy was charged with speeding on Highway 49. After a stop was conducted on Georgia 3, Alexandra L. Reed was cited for driving a vehicle with
suspended registration. Rondale T. Worthington was charged with speeding on US
280 east. Numerous warnings were issued to drivers.
Suspicious person complaints were made at LotN 151 Fox Stephens Road and at 131 Hines Road. An unruly juvenile was reported on a school bus. Threats were
made at 775
Youngs Mill Road. There was 1 deer-related accident reported.
In the SumterCountyJail: Anthony Joseph Driver-holding for RichmondCounty; Kevante Jakel James for identity theft fraud/ financial
transaction card fraud/ and financial transaction card forgery; and Markevius
Jonqual Ming for felony failure to appear.