The weekend is upon us and there’s a
few events that can give you something to do and you won’t have far to travel.
The Plains Peanut Festival will be all day tomorrow in Plains. Visitors from
all over the southeast will be in town. Events start at and will wrap up with a Festival Dance
tomorrow night on Main Street with the Tams from to .
Ellaville will have the 2nd
annual public auction and bar-b-cue for the Ellaville/Schley CountyHistorical Society tomorrow evening at the American Legion on Highway 153. The
bar-b-cue dinner starts at 5 and the auction starts at 6. All proceeds will be
used to benefit and preserve the history of Ellaville and SchleyCounty.
Sunday afternoon the City of Americus will hold the latest Walk of Fame
ceremonies. Alan Anderson, Rev. Elijah Smith, Jimmy Skipper, Dr. Bud Robinson III and Rev. Robert L. Freeman will be entered
into the Walk of Fame at 2 Sunday afternoon at the Rylander Theater. The
community is encouraged to attend.
Today is the deadline to submit your
entries to this year’s Sumter
Scarecrow competition. Last year, the first in the competition, had great
success and the Chamber of Commerce is looking for bigger and better things
this year. Applications are now available at the Chamber Office located at 409 Elm Avenue and the deadline to return your
applications is by the close of business today. For more information or to pick
up a last minute application, contact Ivy at 924-2646. Today is the deadline to
submit your entries.
The SumterCounty Board of Education will hold a retreat tomorrow September 27th.
The retreat will begin at tomorrow morning and will be held in the Bluegill Room at the LakeBlackshear Resort and Golf Club which is located at 2459-H US 280 West at LakeBlackshear. The public is welcome to attend.
Americus-Sumter Panthers lost to ThomasCounty Central 33-12 to finish the postponed lightning game from September 12th
last night in Thomasville. Tonight, it’s homecoming for SouthlandAcademy and SchleyCounty. At 7 tonight, the Raiders will host Brookwood and at , the Wildcats will host MarionCounty. The homecoming queen and her court will be announced at halftime
A quick reminder that Jackson Street is still blocked off this morning between
Forsyth and Lamar Streets. The stage has to be removed from last night’s Taste
of Sumter and the street cleaned up. Just a head’s
up this morning!
From Thursday’s Americus Police incident reports, a simple assault
and stalking case is under further investigation.
An auto was entered at 107 Knollwood Drive.
A felony theft by taking case is
being investigated at 1501 Felder Street.
A forced entry burglary occurred at 708 Barlow Street. Another burglary case was reported at apartment #5 1314 Elm Avenue.
Criminal trespass complaints were
made at 258-D
Lonnie Lane (vehicle), at this
morning at 230
Frieda Lane and at this
morning at 128
E. Forsyth Street (newspaper box).
There were quite a few
domestic-related calls, 2 suspicious person complaints and a handful of
miscellaneous calls in the past 24-hour period.
Officers worked 2 accidents yesterday
with no reported injuries.
SumterCounty Sheriff Pete Smith said an early morning shooting investigation on
Rainbow Terrace is ongoing and further details will be released as the
investigation continues. Chief Deputy Eric Bryant said the victim was taken by EMS to the Emergency Room with a non-threatening
injury. Deputies worked a total of 60 incidents yesterday including the shooting
from this morning. 26 traffic stops were
conducted with several speeding tickets issued along with other traffic
violations. Several warnings were also issued.
Deputies responded to a theft at the
Americus-Sumter North campus. A domestic call to 160 Lane Subdivision Road led to the arrest of Edward L. Lockhart
for aggravated assault/ 3rd degree cruelty to children/probation
violation/possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Anthony Westbrook
was arrested at the Americus-Sumter South Campus for theft and having a weapon
at school. There was 1 reported accident worked by a deputy and that involved a
Currently at the Sumter County Jail:
Braxton Lee Collins-holding for USMS; Terrell Antonio Dowdell for failure to
appear/child support; Wyshenica Monique Garry for driving while
unlicensed/operating a vehicle without lights; Melissa Dawn Hall-holding for
USMS; Edward Lee Lockhart for aggravated assault/3rd degree cruelty
to children/possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime/probation
violation; Amanda Joy Mason-holding for USMS; and Earnest Ware-holding for
USMS. (USMS-United States Marshall Service)