The SumterCounty Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidates Forum on Tuesday May 17th.
The forum is designed to provide the citizens of Sumter County an opportunity to
hear from the candidates of the contested races for the May 24th
Primary Election. The forum will be held in the Auditorium of the Rosalyn
Carter Health and Human Services Complex on the GSW Campus. The forum will
start at and will be
moderated by Len Hicks. Voters of SumterCounty are invited to join the Chamber of Commerce on May 17th as
we all learn the platforms of each candidate.
Meanwhile early voting is underway in the
Elections Office at the SumterCounty Courthouse. You must declare a party when
voting in the May 24th Primary. You either cast a Democratic or
Republican ballot. You will be able to cross party lines in November but you
HAVE to choose a party in May. Early voting will continue until Friday May 20th.
Saturday May 14th will also be a weekend day set aside to early
vote. You will need to bring a photo ID with you when you do come and early
On April 29th, SumterCounty Administrator Bill Twomey was elected as Secretary-Treasurer of the Georgia Association of CountyManagers and Administrators (GACMA) by the members meeting in Savannah/Chatham
County in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the AssociationCounty Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG). Twomey will serve a one-year term and
may stand for election as Vice-President of GACMA. GACMA represents county
managers and administrators and actively works to promote professional
development and continuing education opportunities. During his tenure, Twomey
will be responsible for the financial administration of GACMA and will help
plan and conduct two meetings for county managers and administrators.
Today’s Rabies Clinic will be at Sassy A’s Restaurant, formerly Cutts,
this afternoon from .
There will be THREE different sites on Thursday. these locations on Thursday
includes Smith’s Country Store on US 27 east from 6-7pm; in Andersonville at
the Fire Station/City Offices from 6-7pm; and at Rick’s Metal Roofing on US 19
south in Smithville from 5:30-6:30pm. The cost is $10 per pet. Please confine
cats to a carrier when bringing them to the clinics.
The annual Leroy Young Fishing Tournament
will be held this Saturday May 7th at the GeorgiaVisitorsCenter on US 280 in Plains. Registration will
start at and the fishing begins at . Fishing licenses are not required for the
kids fishing. This is for ages 15 and under. Each fisherman must be accompanied
by an adult. Those participating will need to bring your own bait, tackle,
bucket or string. Fishing will end at . There is NO CHARGE to participate in the annual Leroy Young Fishing
Tournament this Saturday.
Tomorrow at , there will
be a National Day of Prayer event in front of the PublicSafetyBuilding downtown. The Sumter Area Ministerial Association (SAMA) is
hosting the event and invites to community to participate.
Friday activities will be all over downtown Americus on Friday evening with plenty of
entertainment, great food and you can shop for Mom with Mother’s Day this
Sunday. Make plans to see what’s going on in downtown Americus during the May First Friday activities.
Americus Police had another quiet day on Tuesday.
For the first time in what seems like weeks, there were no entered auto cases
to report today. Several arrests were made yesterday however. David Sherod King
was arrested at 305 McCoy Street and charged with possession of marijuana-less than an ounce and for
possession of cocaine. He was initially a subject in a financial transaction
card fraud investigation.
Darren Jamaica Trice was arrested for shoplifting at 805 Adderton Street.
Officers responded to a fight at 128 Laurel Circle involving juveniles.
A hit-n-run accident was reported at 1101 Crawford Street.
There was 1 accident yesterday with no injuries.
did answer 1 miscellaneous call yesterday. For the second straight day, nightshift
had no incident reports.
It’s STAR WARS DAY so, May the Fourth be with you…
Tuesday was a rather quiet 24-hour period for SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies with a total of 19 incidents reported. Deputies conducted
4 traffic stops. After a stop on Highway 30, Quinterrious J. Allen was charged
with speeding. Following a stop on Georgia 3, Sean V. Bacon was charged with
speeding. 2 warnings were also issued. Deputies did respond to reports of
livestock in the roadway on Salters Mill Road and on Brady Road at Holman
of the SGT
being blocked were investigated. A domestic disturbance occurred at 206 E. Rockhill Drive. There was 1 deer-related accident worked
by a Deputy early this morning.
Housed in the Sumter County Jail today are: Eleuterio Catalan Arcos for
1st and 3rd degree cruelty to children; Christopher
Dewayne Belt-holding for USMS; Joe Fitzgerald Foster-holding for USMS; David
Sherod King for possession of cocaine/ marijuana possession-less than an ounce/
and financial transaction card fraud; Jaelyn Outlaw entering an auto and
criminal trespass; and Darren Jamaica Trice for shoplifting and probation
violation. 1 was released to LeeCounty and 1 bonded out of jail yesterday.