The May Primary is in the books and there will not be any run-offs.
Democratic contested winners from yesterday included Cortisa Barthell as
Superior Court Clerk with 1466 votes, MistyHarry with 263 and Chelsea Cromer with 166. In contested Republican
races, incumbent Sheriff Pete Smith defeated challenger Phillip Daniel 2407 to
1031. For Coroner, Scott Aldridge had 1981 votes to 1072 for Bobby Harris. In
November, incumbent Greg Hancock and Scott Aldridge will face off for Coroner.
State Representative 138 went to incumbent Mike Cheokas who carried SumterCounty 1991 to 804 for Tommy Pilcher. Cheokas carried all of the counties in
138 and will face opposition from Bill McGowan in November. In non-partisan
races, 2-year at-large BOE went to incumbent Sylvia Roland 2973 to Michael
Coley Sr.’s 2218. For Probate Judge, Stephanie Bennett defeated Michael Green
2810 to 2317. Superior Court Judge to replace Judge George Peagler was decided
amongst the voters in the Southwestern Judicial Circuit counties. In SumterCounty, Jimmie Brown had 2414 votes, Lewis Lamb 1748 and Kevin Kwashnak 673.
Jimmie Brown won the other counties to assume the Superior Court Judgeship.
According to City Manager Steve Kennedy,
the City of Americus has received the reimbursement payment from their
insurance carrier related to the misuse of funds claim involving former Public
Works Director Bernard Kendrick. The reimbursement amount is $270,500 and
represents the claim filed with Traveler’s Insurance for $271,500—less the
City’s deductible of $1000. These funds will be returned to the City’s Storm
Water Fund which is where the misused funds originated from.
A NOAA weather Radio programming event will be held at Walgreen’s this
afternoon from 4 to 7pm. WALB-TV meteorologists Yolanda Amadeo and Chris Zelman
will be here at Walgreen’s to program Midland Weather radios that will be
available at a discounted price this afternoon. These NOAA weather radios are
recommended for every home, school and business by the Department of Homeland
Security. SumterCounty Emergency Management hopes you will be proactive when it comes to the
safety of you and your loved ones by getting a NOAA weather radio and stay
WALB-TV will be here in Americus again tomorrow, broadcasting their newscast from downtown Americus. Come out early and see the set-up and
meet the news anchors.
Memorial Day kicks off what has been
described as the 100 Deadly Days of Summer. This is because it’s the unofficial
start of the summer driving period, going on vacations and such. It’s also a
time when people head to the rivers and lakes and enjoy boating which can also
be a deadly venture if you don’t obey the rules of the water just like obeying
the rules of the road. Law enforcement will be out and about to make sure you
and your family are safe this holiday weekend and throughout the summer.
Americus Police had a rather busy Election Day
Tuesday. A theft occurred at 601 Harrold Avenue.
A criminal trespass complaint was made at 629.5 E. Forsyth Street.
A suspicious person complaint was filed with police at 118 Redrick Drive.
Several shoplifting arrests were made. Antonio Worth was arrested and
charged with shoplifting at 103 W. Jefferson at
Dollar General. Jarkell Devontae Fann was arrested for shoplifting at Wal-Mart.
Jamal Rashad Welborn was arrested for shoplifting at 1408 E. Forsyth at Dollar General. Another shoplifting
incident was reported at Wal-Mart.
An unruly juvenile complaint was made at 102 Tom Hall Circle.
Following a traffic stop by Trooper Cladd last night on MLK Boulevard, Clarence Anthony Barker was arrested for
A forced entry burglary, theft and criminal trespass at this morning are under investigation at
Officers worked 2 domestic and 2 miscellaneous incidents yesterday.
was 1 accident worked by APD with
no reported injuries.
Tuesday was a relatively quiet day for the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies with a total of 19 incidents worked. 7 of the 19
were traffic stops. At a stop on US 49 north, Kadijah R. Banks was charged with
speeding. Warnings were issued in the other traffic cases. A criminal trespass
complaint was made at 259 Lacrosse Road. A burglary was investigated at 152 Dogwood Hills Drive. A suspicious vehicle was reported on Floyd Drive. Deputies did answer domestic disturbance
calls to 185 Lawhorn Subdivision and at 127 W. Robin Hill Drive where Marquis J. McCoy was arrested for
battery. There was 1 accident worked by a Deputy.
Housed in the SumterCounty Jail today are: Kayshon Quadrius Lyles for
a City bench warrant; Marquis Jamil McCoy for battery (Family Violence); Gunner
Lee Phipps for probation violation; and Jamal Rashad Welborn for theft by
shoplifting. 1 was released yesterday due to time served.