Another shooting last
evening in Americus and both were airlifted to a TraumaCenter for further treatment. The incident occurred around 7 last evening at 1109 Oglethorpe Avenue and the reported cause was an argument
over money--$20. The incident reports show that 18-year old William Clinton
Moore III was shot by 21-year old Hakeem Deon
Barthell who was then shot by 19-year old Shanterio Hardy Jr. Hardy immediately
left the scene and is being sought for further questioning. Moore and Barthell
were transported in 2 helicopters to Macon. This case remains under further
In other police action from what started out as a quiet day yesterday,
a burglary was investigated at B1 948 Anthony Drive.
An unruly juvenile complaint was made at 117 Town Creek.
An auto was entered at this morning at 709 Adderton Street.
Officers answered 2 domestic-related calls and 2 miscellaneous calls
A hit-n-run accident was reported at the Post Office at 128 E. Forsyth Street.
The Citizen’s PoliceAcademy starts this evening and will run for
12-weeks ending on November 8th. This course is intended to give
citizens an overview of basic police operations and provide a forum for
discussion of current events and issues. All participants must be at least 18
years of age and must be willing to commit to attend the full schedule of
training. This program is free and open to the public. To see if last-minute
space is still available, stop by the Police Department or call Sgt. John Brown
at 924-3677 ext. 325.
After 78-years of service to Sumter and surrounding counties, the Sumter Livestock Barn will be closing after this
Thursday August 25th. Last week there was a meeting between the Sumter Livestock authorities and the Board of
Commissioners. The authorities came before the Commissioners last Tuesday
seeking funding to keep the barn doors open. A meeting was set up the next
morning. Evidently that meeting did not lead to anything substantial and Local
News was informed yesterday that this Thursday will be the last day of
operation for the Sumter Livestock Barn.
The City of Americus Walk of Fame Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Walk of
Fame. Those selected will be honored at this year’s Walk of Fame Ceremony and
will have their handprints and a bronze plaque of their achievements cemented
in front of the historic Rylander Theater. The deadline for submitting a
nomination is Wednesday August 31st. To receive a nomination form or
to submit a nomination, contact Erica Johnson at 924-4411 or by email email@example.com.
High school football this Friday night has road games and a home game
for area teams. SouthlandAcademy will be at home hosting Westwood. The
other area teams will be on the road. The Americus-Sumter Panthers season
opener is the Battle of the Flint Friday night in Cordele when the Panthers
and the CrispCounty Cougars will meet. The SchleyCounty Wildcats will also be on the road to play at CalhounCounty Friday night. It will be another hot night but no rain is forecast for
any of the games.
Monday was rather
quiet for SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies. Several animal complaints were checked out. Bad child
complaints were made at 191 Graystone Drive and 102 Short Lane. A suspicious vehicle was reported at the
dead end of Railroad
Deputies conducted 1 traffic stop and issued a warning. While responding to 229
E. Rockhill Subdivision to deliver a warrant, Terrell Cannon was arrested for
obstruction. A burglary was investigated at 1490 Hooks Mill Road. Deputies worked 1 accident yesterday.
In the Sumter County Jail today are: Horatio Cartrez
Burton for violation of the Georgia Sex Offender registration; Terrell cannon
for felony probation violation/ harassing phone calls/ and obstruction; and
Bernard Sims for probation violation. 1 was released from jail and 1 bonded out
of jail yesterday.