The SumterCounty Board of Education has scheduled a called meeting for 6 this evening
in the boardroom at the SCSAdministrationBuilding. The purpose of the meeting is to go into executive
session to discuss land acquisition.
One week ago, voters went to the polls and
voted to continue the current ESPLOST. There were 104 votes that remained to be
counted but it was not enough votes to sway the outcome. Those votes have now
been counted and the final figures favor the YES votes by a few more votes and
percentage points. The final totals are now 1504 YES votes or 66%. The NO votes
now total 777 for 34%. The YES votes carried every precinct except one now that
the final totals have been released. 14.9% of the County’s 15,407 registered
voters cast ballots by early voting or at the polls last week.
This Thursday from to , the next meeting of the Childhood Obesity Program will be held at the
Rec Department at 408 Rucker Street. Both parent and child MUST be present for monthly meetings to receive
education, monitoring and $20 voucher for free fruits and vegetables from
Rudy’s Happy Patch. This program is for ages 2 through 18. For more information
contact Jamie Crozier with Southwest
Georgia Health Care at
Pre-registration is required for the
upcoming Ladies Hand Gun Safety Course to be held on Saturday April 25th
at 8:30am at the Sumter County Ag Center on US 19 south of Americus.
Pre-registration is required due to limited class size. You will need to bring
your own weapon, 30 rounds of ammunition and your firearm carry permit. If you
do not have a permit, you will need to bring your personal ID for background
check purposes. It is also recommended to bring a hat to wear at the range. To
pre-register, call Lt. Andy King or Melinda Davis at 924-4094 ext. 221 or 232.
This is a free course offered by the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office.
Americus Police had a rather routine Monday. An
auto was entered at 1809 Rose Avenue.
A criminal trespass complaint was
made at 211
S. Jackson Street.
A battery was reported at 615 Lewis Lowe Court.
Reckless and dangerous use of
dangerous weapons is being investigated at the Eastview Apartments.
A suspicious person and vehicle was
reported at this
morning in the PerlisPlaza.
Officers responded to 2
domestic-related calls yesterday.
Hit-n-run accidents occurred at 118 Hosanna Circle and 1206 Crawford Street.
There was 1 reported accident in the
City yesterday with no injuries.
After a rather busy weekend, Monday was
fairly quiet for the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies. 6 traffic stops were
conducted. Roosevelt Lee was cited for expired registration on the Southerfield Road. Tony A. Fuller was issued a citation for
knowingly driving a motor vehicle with suspended registration on the Southerfield Road. Warnings were issued in the other traffic
Deputies went to a domestic
disturbance at 287 Lasco Harvey Road. A suspicious person complaint was made at
523 US 19 south. Deputies worked 1 accident yesterday.
Housed in the SumterCountyJail: Paul Bullard for DUI/ giving a false name to law enforcement/ and
tail light requirements; Cassandra Candice Carter for felony theft by
shoplifting; and Joe Robert Sipe for shoplifting.