There is school news today on Local News. SumterCountySchool
Superintendent Donnie Smith is offering a unique opportunity for the public to meet
him face-to-face and ask him directly anything about the school system. This
important community meeting will take place tomorrow evening September 23rd
Elementary on the Bumphead Road
Those attending will have an opportunity to tour updated facilities and
interact with the Superintendent. All members of the community are encouraged
On Thursday September 25th, the weather-shortened game
between Americus-Sumter and ThomasCounty
Central will resume. Action will resume with the 3rd quarter
Admission for the game is free this Thursday night in Thomasville.
Sara Cobb Elementary will have Math and Science Family Fun Night
also tomorrow night at the school from
All parents and guardians are invited to attend.
High school football from last Friday night had all area teams in
action and all were winners. SouthlandAcademy
High 34-31; and Americus-Sumter edged Albany
High 27-26. This week, again it’s Americus-Sumter and TCC
Thursday at 7; MarionCounty
and Southland hosting Brookwood.
This Thursday September 25th is
time again for the 27th annual Taste of Sumter in downtown Americus. The annual event will be from to and will be held on Jackson Street between Forsyth and Lamar. Admission is $5 which includes $3 in food
tokens. This is always a fun time for the entire family with food and
entertainment for all. Live entertainment on Thursday night will feature
Brandon Wheeler. Come sample the best Americus and SumterCounty has to offer and it’s all this Thursday from to on Jackson
in downtown Americus.
A deadline is fast approaching. The
deadline to submit your entry in this year’s Sumter Scarecrow competition is this Friday
September 26th. Applications are now available at the offices of the
Chamber of Commerce at 409 Elm Avenue. For more information or for an application contact Ivy at the Chamber
by calling 924-2646.
in the last few hours of summer. Fall officially arrives at tonight. It will feel fall-like on Tuesday
and especially Wednesday morning when the lows are expected to drop into the
upper 50s. After the rain chance this afternoon which will usher in the cooler
weather, the next rain chance will be on Sunday.
Americus Police had a full, active
weekend. Criminal trespass complaints were made at 1505 Crawford Street; 5C 1130 Felder Street; 105-E Eastview Apartments; 713 Jackson Avenue; 1310-B 1stMontgomery; 9A 950 Anthony Drive; and 602 Lewis Lowe Court.
Autos were entered at 110-A E. Church Street and at 303-B Bessie Mays Circle.
Thefts took place at 209 N. Lee Street, 103 Knollowood Drive and 1111 Douglas Circle. A motor vehicle theft was reported at Sunday morning at 1007 MLK Boulevard.
A shoplifting incident occurred at
Forced entry burglaries were
investigated at 701 Douglas Circle and 234
Mitchell Street. There were also a lot of weekend arrests. Leonardo DaVinci Williams
was arrested on Poplar Street and charged with obstruction, possession of a
drug-related object and for an outstanding warrant.
Antonio Colbert was arrested at 124 Bay Street for possession/consumption by a minor
after officers responded to a fight at that location.
At 1:04 Saturday morning, a traffic
stop on Mitchell Street led to the arrest of Travon Jones for possession of
marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to
distribute, felony driving while license is suspended, DUI-refusal, possession
of a firearm during the commission of a crime and 2-counts of failure to stop
at a stop sign.
Responding to a domestic situation at
Saturday morning at 137 Cherokee Street, Donavan Banks was arrested for
obstruction, simple battery, making terroristic threats and interference with
Carlos Harris was arrested for
shoplifting at 106 Prince Street and for an outstanding warrant.
Following a traffic stop on US 27
east, Joey Darryl Warren was arrested for DUI and open container.
Answering a domestic call to 224 N. Jackson Street, 2 arrests were made. Harriett Little
Robinson was arrested for disorderly conduct, obstruction and criminal
trespass. Dwayne Darrell Holmes was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Kenneth Anthony Cross was arrested
for battery (DVA) and criminal trespass at a domestic call
Quadiriah Michelle Hawkins was
arrested on a theft charge at 117 Town Creek.
Hit-n-run accidents occurred at 1206 Crawford Street, 101-A Woodland Avenue, 124 Ashby Street and at 1101 Douglas Circle.
Officers had approximately 20
domestic-related calls this past weekend.
weekend accidents were worked by officers with no reported injuries.
Congratulations to Ken Grant and Grant
Racing for winning the Pro Series at the US 19 Dragway in Albany this past weekend. In 2 weeks, Grant
racing will be at the Silver Dollar Raceway in Reynolds for the Race of
Champions and the Southeast Championship.
The SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office was not as busy as past weekends. A total of 49
incidents were worked by Deputies over the weekend. 9 traffic stops were
conducted. Louisa N. Pedraza was given a speeding ticket on US 19 south. Cecily
J. Alford was given a speeding ticket on US 19 south. Shantika S. Ogletree was
given a speeding ticket on Highway 30 west. The other stops were issued
warnings. Thefts occurred over the weekend at 101 Industrial Boulevard, 1902 Roney Street, on Highway 30 west and at 247-F Old Dawson Road. Deputies answered 3 domestic-related
calls. 2 suspicious person complaints were made. A criminal trespass complaint
was made for an incident on Highway 30 at Buchanan Road. A burglary was investigated at 174 Ginger Drive. Damage to property complaints were made
Tulip Drive and 918
Youngs Mill Road. A case of illegal dumping was reported at 124 Sylvan Place. There was a juvenile complaint filed at
the North Campus. Deputies worked 3 weekend accidents.
The following are currently housed in
the SumterCountyJail: Donavan Antonio Banks for simple battery/terroristic threats/criminal
interference with government property/ obstruction; Kenneth Anthony Cross for
battery; Carlos R. Harris for felony failure to appear; Travon Xavier Jones for
failure to obey a stop sign/driving on a suspended license/possession of a
firearm during the commission of a crime/possession of marijuana with intent to
distribute/possession of cocaine with intent to distribute/DUI; Anna Clark
Layfield for battery (DVA); Zungi Pelt for public indecency; and
Leonardo DaVinci Williams for possession of drug-related
objects/obstruction/and child support.