"Local News"

Tuesday August 23rd, 2016



Another shooting last evening in Americus and both were airlifted to a Trauma Center 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 investigation.


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 1:36 this morning at 709 Adderton Street.


Officers answered 2 domestic-related calls and 2 miscellaneous calls yesterday.


A hit-n-run accident was reported at the Post Office at 128 E. Forsyth Street.


The Citizen’s Police Academy 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 ejohnson@americusga.gov.


High school football this Friday night has road games and a home game for area teams. Southland Academy 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 Crisp County Cougars will meet. The Schley County Wildcats will also be on the road to play at Calhoun County Friday night. It will be another hot night but no rain is forecast for any of the games.




Monday was rather quiet for Sumter County 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 Street. 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.