Sunday was truly a day of prayer as many were praying for no severe
weather and for the most part, it worked. There were reports of downed limbs and
trees that disrupted power and even some powerful straight line winds in south SumterCounty
that reportedly blew down trees and had a structure in the roadway as a result.
For the most part, our area avoided the severe weather. There is a chance for morning
showers today and scattered showers tonight but sunny, drier conditions will
prevail for the next few days.
Traverse Jurors who have been summoned for this morning at are NOT to report
for jury duty at all during the week. All scheduled cases have been either been
resolved or continued. Jurors may call the office of Nancy C. Smith, Clerk, at
928-4537 for questions or further information.
The next Childhood Obesity Prevention
program meeting is this Thursday April 23rd from to at the Rec
Department at 408 Rucker Street.
Both parent AND
child must be present for monthly meetings to receive education, monitoring and
the $20 voucher for fruits and vegetables. This will be the last meeting to
enroll in this program as a NEW
participant. All meetings going forward will be for current participants only.
For more information call Jamie Crozier at 229-273-8881 ext. 11 with any
Board of Commissioners has changed the date of this month’s regular meeting. The
meeting was scheduled for tomorrow night but has been moved to Wednesday April
22nd. The meeting on Wednesday will start at and will be held
in the Commissioners Room in the SumterCounty
Courthouse. All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are open for the public
The monthly meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be in the
Lecture Hall of the GSWNursingBuilding
this Thursday April 23rd at .
The community is invited to attend.
community blood drive will be this coming Friday April 24th. The
blood drive will be this Friday from
in the Fellowship Hall at 1stBaptistChurch
at 221 South Lee Street.
To schedule an appointment that best suits your busy Friday, call
1-800-RED-CROSS or go online to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor
code: PSMC. Those with an appointment will get top priority but any walk-in is
always welcomed. Please bring a photo ID with you.
Weather was a not a crime deterrent this past weekend as Americus
Police were very busy. Thefts occurred at 1419 N. Lee Street, 306 Columbia
Avenue, 104 Vivian Way, room 111 1206 MLK
Boulevard and 242-C S. Dudley Street.
Criminal trespass complaints were made at 1526
Boulevard, 8A 701
Davenport Street, 1305
E. Lamar Street, 1408
E. Forsyth Street and 104-A
An aggravated assault occurred on Cherokee
Street. Another aggravated
assault was investigated at
this morning from an altercation at 510
Winn Street. A female victim was
shot, treated and released from Phoebe Sumter. This case remains under further
A stalking incident is being investigated.
William Antonio Lusane was arrested at 227
N. Lee Street for the false
report of a crime.
A burglary occurred at 1536
Saturday morning, Chavion Jermaine Baisden was arrested at 116
W. Lamar Street for aggravated
battery; Tomorris Johnson for affray and Luvin Rashad Stewart for disorderly
An auto was entered at 255-A
Responding to a domestic call to Lot 34
Westside Drive, Zabrina Benedetta
Porter and Umika Jasharre Williams were arrested for disorderly conduct.
Counterfeit bills were reported at 1702
Boulevard and 1408
E. Forsyth Street.
Answering a domestic call on Frieda
Lane, Leroy Mason was arrested
for public drunkenness and obstruction.
Julisa Kennelle Varnum was arrested for simple battery (DVA)
at 120 Lonnie Lane.
A 2003 KIA Sedona was stolen early Sunday morning from 102
Tripp Street only to be
A criminal attempt and criminal trespass was reported at 400
W. Lamar Street.
Sally Baldwin and Allen Brown were arrested for possession of
marijuana-less than an ounce and possession and use of drug-related objects at Sunday morning
at 125 W. Lamar Street.
Unruly juvenile complaints were made at 128
Town Creek Circle and 603
Lewis Lowe Court.
A simple assault occurred at 1416
N. Lee Street.
Officers responded to 8 total domestic calls over the weekend.
There were 3 weekend accidents with no reported injuries.
Law officials are working a crime scene at 1134
N. Jackson Street where 2 people
were found deceased this morning. The initial call came in around and when officers
arrived they found 2 were deceased, a black male and female. The Coroner, GBI, APD
and Sheriff’s Investigators are all combing the crime scene for any clues that
will lead to what took place earlier today at 1134
N. Jackson Street. The streets
were blocked off so if you normally travel in the N.
Jackson Street area, you will
need to make alternate travel plans. As soon as one of the investigating
agencies has details, expect them on a later edition of Local News.
There were 61 total incidents worked by Sheriff’s Deputies this past
weekend. 8 traffic stops were conducted with warnings and citations issued. Deputies
went to domestic disturbance calls to 148
Lawhorn Circle, 136
Foster Street in DeSoto and Lot A
221 West Rock Hill Road
where Qwanesha M. Mackey was arrested for aggravated assault. A civil call was
made at 321 Lacrosse Road.
A suspicious vehicle complaint occurred at 1525 US 280 east and a suspicious
person call was answered at 342 US
19 north. Deputies were kept busy during the height of Sunday’s storms
responding and assisting with 9 blocked roadway calls around the County. There were
3 weekend accidents worked by Deputies.
In the Sumter County Jail today: Chavion Jermaine Baisden for
aggravated battery; Sally Ann Baldwin for possession and use of drug-related objects
and possession of marijuana-less than an ounce; Allen Wayne Brown for
possession of marijuana-less than an ounce and possession and use of
drug-related objects; Richard Corely Huggins for probation violation; William
Antonio Lusane for the false report of a crime; Qwanesha Maria Mackey for
aggravated assault (DVA);
Leroy Mason for public drunkenness and obstruction; Aaron Pierce Chadwick
Mitchell for possession of marijuana and possession and use of drug-related
objects; Grady Allen Pounders for probation violation; Jeremy Robert Royal for
probation violation; Luvin Rashad Stewart for disorderly conduct; and Julisa
Kennelle Varnum for simple battery (DVA).