annual meeting of the SumterCounty
Chamber of Commerce will be on Thursday February 18th in the PopeCenter
on the SGTC campus. A cocktail reception hosted by One Sumter Economic Development
Foundation starts at 6pm with the dinner beginning at 7pm. The cost is $35 for
Chamber members and $50 for non-members. Make your reservations by tomorrow
February 11th by calling 924-2646 or online at email@example.com.
National Prisoner of War Museum will be hosting special guest speaker Kellee
Green Blake, retired Director of the National Archives in Philadelphia.
She will present a one-time program tomorrow at at the National Prisoner of WarMuseum
at the Andersonville
National Historic Site. Entrance to the park and this program are free. For
more information call 229-924-0343.
The state-ranked Americus-Sumter Lady Panthers continued to roll last
night in the 1st round of region playoff action with a hard-fought
66-30 win over Cairo. Unfortunately, the Panthers came up
losers down in Albany falling 61-52 to Westover to end their
season. With the Lady Panthers win, they are assured a spot in the state AAAA
playoffs next week. The region tournament continues Thursday here in town at
the South campus.
In other school news, tomorrow ends Pre-K registration at the SumterCountyEarlyLearningCenter, formerly Sara Cobb Elementary. Spots are
limited and given on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information
Open House at SouthlandAcademy is one week from today on February 17th
from to SouthlandAcademy registration starts on Monday February 29th and ends on
Friday March 4th. Call 924-4406 for more information.
The monthly meeting of the SumterCountyBOE is tomorrow night at in the boardroom of the SCSAdministrationBuilding. The community is invited to attend.
Early voting for the March 1st
Presidential Preference Primary is now underway in the Elections Office at the SumterCounty Courthouse. Voting is being held Monday through Friday during regular
business hours. When you come to early vote at the Courthouse, make sure you
bring a photo ID with you. If you do not take advantage of the early voting,
you will go to your usual voting precinct on Tuesday March 1st where
again you will need to have a photo ID with you.
Cold weather is a great crime deterrent as it was a quiet day and night
for Americus Police. A criminal trespass complaint was
made at 533-A
Gabrieal Carter was arrested following a welfare check at 1008 Douglas Drive and charged with reckless conduct.
After a traffic stop was conducted on Mitchell Street, Tadriana Latise Brown was arrested for
possession of marijuana-less than an ounce and cited for failure to maintain
A theft took place at 405 E. Church Street.
Following a traffic stop last night on E. Forsyth Street, 2 arrests were made. The driver, David
Sherod King was arrested for driving without a license. A passenger, Chavion
Baisden was arrested for open container.
2 miscellaneous calls were answered by officers yesterday. There were no
There were only 25 incidents worked by SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies yesterday and that included 17 traffic stops. After
a stop on District
Pathesia S. Joiner was charged with failure to obey a stop sign. Meionne J. Harvey
was charged with speeding following a stop on the Lamar Road. A stop on US 19 resulted in a speeding
charge for Robert S. Borel. Quite a few warnings were also issued. A simple
battery was reported on the Bumphead Road. Deputies worked 1 accident yesterday.
In the SumterCounty jail today is Gabrieal Carter for reckless