The 78-hour Memorial Day travel
period begins at 6 this evening and will end at on Monday Memorial Day. This holiday
begins the summer travel period often referred to as “The 100 Deadly Days of Summer”
before ending on Labor Day. During this Memorial Day weekend, Troopers will be
out in full force working alongside Sheriff’s Deputies and Police Officers to
enforce Georgia’s seat belt laws with the “Click It or
Ticket” campaign. DNR Rangers will be patrolling the state’s
waterways to ensure that boaters are obeying the rules and keep citizens safe.
Don’t become a holiday statistic this year!
National Historic Site is anticipating a big turnout this weekend. Tomorrow,
hundreds of scouts and volunteers will be placing small American flags on more
than 20,000 gravesites creating a powerful backdrop of patriotism. On Sunday
the 28th, Brigadier General David Lesperance will be the keynote
speaker for the Memorial Day Observance Ceremony at the NationalCemetery. The USArmyManeuverCenter of Excellence Band performs at Sunday and the formal program follows at . On Monday Memorial Day at , the Knights of Columbus will have a special mass in the cemetery.
All of these events are open to the public.
It’s graduation tonight for SouthlandAcademy. The Class of 2017 will graduate tonight at 7 in the Melvin T. Kinslow
gym on campus. With tonight’s graduation, then brings to an end the school year
at the area schools.
The end of the school year came to
end a BIG way yesterday for SchleyCounty. The Wildcats swept Gordon Lee in the
Class A state baseball championship in Rome winning game (1) 6-0 and game (2) 12-3.
This is the second state title for SchleyCounty in the past 3-years.
Free breakfast and lunches are being
offered by the SCS Nutrition Department through July 22nd.
The Seamless Summer Nutrition Program is sponsored by the USDA and administered
by the SCS Nutrition Department. For a location near
you, call 931-8500 ext. 8523, 8546 or 8536.
If you have relatives or friends arriving
this weekend and planning a big meal or cookout and looking for fresh, don’t
forget that Lenny’s Farmers Market will be open starting tomorrow morning at
7am and will be open until noon. Lenny’s Farmers Market is located at 110 N. Hampton Street downtown. In addition to fresh vegetables
and fruit, shoppers can also pick up handmade items and maybe some fresh baked
goods as well. Support our local growers and shop Lenny’s Farmers Market which
will also be open Tuesday’s from .
A cool start
to today will warm up quickly under bright sunshine into the mid-80s. Lots of
sunshine tomorrow and highs around 90 and some clouds will roll in Sunday
afternoon with rain showers likely by Monday afternoon. Lows tonight and
tomorrow night will be in the 60s. It will be a great holiday weekend with a
chance of rain on Monday only. Great weather for just about anything you might
have planned this holiday weekend.
Americus Police incidents from Thursday had a theft
to occur from 1007
A collision with an unattended
vehicle took place at 126 US 280W.
A forced entry burglary was
investigated at 205 Habitat Street. A forced entry burglary and theft occurred at 104 Redrick Street.
An auto was entered at 119 S. Lee Street.
Officers did respond to 6
domestic-related calls and 1 miscellaneous call yesterday.
were 2 accidents with 1 injury complaint. An arrest was made following an
accident investigation at this morning on Ridge Street at Gail. Ke’Von Markese Myers was arrested for colliding with a fixed
object/ driving without a license/ and hit-n’-run/leaving the scene of an
Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to
suspicious vehicle complaints yesterday at 603 Mask Road, 191 Stoneridge Drive and in the area of Santa Rosa Drive. A theft occurred at 900 SGT Parkway and 3 arrests were made. Alexis Q. White,
Karmon S. Ross and Warneika H. Thompson were all charged with misdemeanor theft
by taking. Deputies answered domestic calls to US 280E at Arlington Drive and to 121 Tarver Street in DeSoto. 8 traffic stops were conducted
yesterday by Deputies. At a stop on US 280W, Briaca L. Durham was charged with
In the SumterCountyJail today are Shakeem Ohigee Butler
for probation violation and simple battery; and Karmon Samone Ross for
misdemeanor theft by taking. 4 bonded out of jail yesterday and 1 was back in
jail for Court.