Today is the Martin Luther Ling Jr. holiday. This is a federal
holiday and many city, county, state and federal offices will be closed in observance
of the holiday. Banks and financial institutions, the Post Offices and City and
County offices are closed today. most schools are also
out so that means drivers get a one day break this week from school busses on
This morning at 10 at FriendshipMissionaryBaptistChurch,
the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program will be held with guest
speaker Kent Hill delivering the keynote address. The community is invited to
attend. On Wednesday, GSW’s MLK
Convocation will be held at
in the StudentSuccessCenter
and again, the community is invited to attend.
Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a major traffic grant from the Governor’s
Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The Sheriff’s Office received the grant in recognition
of its lifesaving work as the coordinating agency of GOHS’s WEST CENTRAL
Traffic Enforcement Network. There are sixteen traffic enforcement networks
across the state that help enforce Georgia’s year-round safety belt, speed and
impaired driver campaigns. The West Central Traffic Network consists of law
enforcement agencies in Talbot; Muscogee; Stewart; Sumter; Webster; Schley;
Chattahoochee; Marion; Quitman; Randolph; Terrell; Clay; Taylor; and Harris
counties. The grant of $27,500 to the SumterCounty
Sheriff’s Office will be split in half to support the activities of the traffic
enforcement network and for traffic safety equipment for the SumterCounty
A Weed Control Meeting for ALL
crops will be held at 6pm on Tuesday the 16th in the Sumter County
Ag Center at 127 William Bowen Pointe behind the GSP Post off US 19S. UGA
Culpepper and Eric Prostko will present the program. There will be a sponsored
meal so please call 924-4476 if you are planning to attend. Earn one hour
credit towards your private and/or commercial Category 21 pesticide licenses
with your attendance.
The regular monthly meeting of the Alexander H. Stephens Camp, Sons
of Confederate Veterans, will be Tuesday night at at the American Legion Hall
Boulevard. Martin Bell, Georgia
Society Commander of the Military Order of the Stars and Bars from Macon
will give the program. All SCV
members and friends are urged to attend.
can still join Food Talk, a University
of Georgia Nutrition Program
where participants will receive a UGA “Meals in Minutes” Cookbook and a UGA
Nutrition certificate with completion of the program. To register, call
Elizabeth Greene, the new Expanded Food and Nutrition Program assistant at
924-4476. Classes will start on Wednesday January 24th and will run
through March 14th from
at the Sumter County Ag Center auditorium at 127 William Bowen Pointe.
Once again it seemed that the weather
was a great crime deterrent over the weekend according to the Americus Police incidents anyway. Criminal trespass
complaints were the big weekend crime. Criminal trespass complaints were made
at 221 S. Lee Street; 422 W. Glessner Street; 307 E. Lamar Street; 809-B Mayo
Street; and 104-A Bozeman Circle.
A battery complaint was filed with
officers at 1803-B
Roderick B. Arnett was arrested for
motor vehicle theft from an incident at the MiddleFlintCenter at 717 N. Jackson Street.
Thefts took place from 100-B W. Jefferson Street and 119 S. Lee Street over the weekend.
A burglary and criminal trespass were
investigated at 111 Linnie Street.
A shoplifting incident was reported
at 1408 E.
Forsyth Street at Dollar General in the PerlisPlaza.
Hit-n-run accidents were reported at 107 Hanson Drive and 111 Bronco Drive.
Officers did respond to 6
miscellaneous calls and only 1 domestic-related weekend call.
were 4 accidents in the City since Friday with no reported injuries.
The SumterCounty Friends of the Public Library will host its 29th fundraising
theater event on Saturday January 27th and Sunday January 28th
at the LakeBlackshear Regional Library. For tickets or more information call 924-8091.