"Local News"

Tuesday October 25th, 2016



At a called meeting of the Sumter County BOE last evening, an interview was conducted with Parrish Construction Management Team. After hearing the presentation, the Board unanimously agreed to hire Parrish as the Construction Manager for the building of the new high school and the system 5-year plan. The Board then went into closed session to discuss land acquisition. Back in open session the called meeting was adjourned. There is now an architect and construction manager in place for the building of the new high school complex—up next is the site and that may be announced soon. The Board then held a retreat to discuss several items but no votes were taken on anything.


As the GBI continues to investigate the officer-involved shooting early Saturday morning, the Georgia State Patrol has made additional charges against the driver, 40-year old Anthony Eugene Mable. Initially, a probation violation charge was made but now, GSP has announced that additional charges of DUI, obstruction and hit-n-run will be added to the list with possibly more as their investigation continues. Anthony Eugene Mable remains in the Sumter County Jail.


The community is encouraged to attend a special event, Prayers for Peace, this Sunday afternoon at 3pm at Lenny’s Market. Prayers will be going up for our nation before the general election in November by local ministers and lay people throughout the community. There will be special music from Central Baptist’s Praise Band during the ceremony. Please plan now to attend and bring a friend!


The numbers across the state have been staggering in the first full week of early voting. Locally, the Elections Office at the Courthouse has seen a steady flow of voters since the first day on October 17th. If your work schedule has not allowed you to get by and early vote, you can take advantage of the only Saturday to early vote this weekend. Saturday October 29th, you can early vote at the Elections Office at the Courthouse from 9 to 4. Early voting will continue through Friday November 4th. You will need to bring a photo ID with you when you do early vote.


Life Point Church invites everyone to Trunk or Treat tomorrow October 26th from 7-9pm at the church on Highway 30 west. There will be a Best Trunk Competition. The Jam City Kids of Life Point Church will be hosting this annual event for the community. There will be games, face painting, jumping and of course, candy galore! The best part of the Trunk or Treat is that it’s all FREE!



Americus Police officers had a relatively quiet Monday. A juvenile was arrested for shoplifting at 1408 E. Forsyth at Dollar General.


A criminal trespass complaint was made at apartment 8 720 Harris Street.


An unruly juvenile complaint was filed with police on Bozeman Circle. A juvenile was arrested on Eastview Circle on an unruly juvenile charge.


An auto was entered at 501 S. Lee Street.


A suspicious person complaint was made at 1:23 this morning at 106 Prince Street.


Officers did stay busy with 4 domestic-related calls and 2 miscellaneous calls during the past 24-hour period.


There were 3 accidents worked by APD yesterday with 3 injury complaints.




Monday was a pretty quiet day for Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies. Domestic disturbances occurred at 135 Highway 308, 239 Indian Road and at 178 Small Piece Road where Paige K. Glass was arrested for battery. Deputies went to 215 W. Church Street in Plains for a theft. A suspicious vehicle complaint was made on US 280 west. 2 traffic stops were conducted yesterday. At a stop on Forsyth at Mayo, A’Braylor K. Mercer was charged with failure to obey a traffic control device and failure to have license on person. There was 1 accident worked by a Deputy yesterday.


In the Sumter County Jail today are Paige Kathleen Glass for battery and Richard Wagner for probation violation. 3 bonded out of jail yesterday.