Pictured sitting on the front row on the right is new Americus-Sumter head football coach Reginald Mitchell. Mitchell is joined by his wife Melony (front left), and sons Justin (back left) and Xavier (back right).
The Southwestern Circuit Misdemeanor Probation Department (SCMP) was created in 2010 as the brain child of Chief Judge R. Rucker Smith. Previously in the Southwestern Circuit, as with most other circuits in the state, misdemeanor probation was run by private companies contracting with the individual courts in the counties and the municipalities. Judge Smith recognized the large volume of local resources being contributed by our community to the profit of companies that were not located in or providing benefits to our local communities or economy. By creating a semi-government, non-profit organization to provide misdemeanor probation services in the Circuit, the profit previously realized by the private entities would be held in trust by the Court Services Office to be utilized for the benefit of our community........Full Story