The community is invited to attend a ribbon cutting at 11 this
morning at the DGR Group at their new location 205
S. Lee Street. The DGR Group is
now open in their new location to better serve you.
area received some much-welcomed rain yesterday and there were reports of
spotty power outages in the late afternoon. Strong winds ushered in the rains
which were heavy at times. Limbs and in some cases trees were knocked down
which in turn took out the power lines. Rainfall totals were varied, just
depending on where the system tracked. Here at our Highway 30 studios we had
2-inches for the weekend. Rain chances today and this evening are of the pop-up
variety before a second system ramps up the rain chances on Tuesday and
Wednesday. The upper 90s we saw for the weekend will drop to the low-to-mid 90s
today and around 90 for Tuesday and Wednesday. Follow the changing weather at
americusradio.com and click on the weather link.
joint investigation is underway by the GBI Region 3 office in Americus, the GBI
West Metro RDEO in Carrollton, the Georgia State Patrol in Cuthbert, the
Lumpkin Police Department and the Stewart County Sheriff’s Office into a drug
investigation. On Friday June 17th, Special Agent Brett Upson
received information that a large quantity of marijuana was being stashed at 249
Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, 132
Alabama Street and 30
Woodall Street in Lumpkin. Search
warrants were conducted at all three locations resulting in the seizure of illegal
narcotics. During the course of the investigations, 27 pounds of marijuana,
$17,800 in cash, four guns and one vehicle were seized. Arrested on multiple
drug charges were Rasheed Dalton, Tiffany Vicente, Brooksin Brown and Mack
Arthur Walker. Also charged with obstruction was Bruce Durham and Adrian
Dalton. The investigation is ongoing.
The SumterCounty Sheriff’s Auxiliary meets at 7 this evening in Room 1240 of the StudentSuccessCenter on the GSW Campus. The classroom is
located on the same hallway that the FitnessCenter is located on. The room is easier accessed by parking in the lot
behind the StudentSuccessCenter just off Perimeter Road. Capt. Donna Tissue will be sharing a
presentation entitled Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (C.R.A.S.E.).
In lieu of the multiple shooting events occurring around the world, this is
information that could save your life. All members are encouraged to attend.
Drivers have noticed a significant drop at
the pump in the last week and could see even greater savings with Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Crude
oil dropped by nearly $2.50 the day after the exit and since two-thirds the
price of gasoline is influenced by oil prices, this reduces the likelihood of
gas prices rising in the near future. Gas prices were already falling but
reductions in the price of oil and increased gasoline demand offset by a
healthy refinery production should keep prices at their lowest point for this
time of the year since 2005 according to AAA.
Americus Police had a busy weekend. Thefts occurred
Denham Drive and 118-A
William Clinton MooreIII and
Shantaro Patrell Hardy were arrested for possession of marijuana-less than an
ounce on Douglas
Reginald Mathis was arrested for
shoplifting at 704 N. Lee Street.
Martel Marquis Smith and Raneisha
Davis were arrested at 1805-A Maxwell Street for disorderly conduct.
A 3rd degree arson case at
605 and 607
Eastview Circle is being investigated.
An unlocked vehicle was entered at 129 E. Hill Street and a locked vehicle was forcibly entered
by breaking the passenger window with a brick at apartment 6 720 Harris Street.
Corey Michael Kafka and William
Dubose Krenson were arrested at Sunday morning and charged with disorderly conduct at 120 N. Lee Street.
A burglary was investigated at 220 Wanda Way.
A bad child complaint was made at 105 Bozeman Circle. An unruly juvenile complaint was made at 405 Jackson Street.
A criminal trespass complaint was
filed at 402
Following a traffic stop on Crawford Street, Chelsea Thomas was arrested for speeding/ driving without a license/ an
expired tag/ and no proof of insurance.
A battery occurred at 101 Town Creek Circle.
An aggravated assault and terroristic
threats case is being investigated at 1202 Crawford Street.
Kristen Muff was arrested at
140 Lonnie Lane and charged with assault battery.
Terroristic threats via computer were
reported to police.
An aggravated assault on E. Furlow Street is under investigation.
Freddie Lee Trice was arrested at 411 Hosanna Circle for battery and possession of a
At this morning officers were dispatched to 228 S. Hampton Street where 82-year old Josie Simpson was found
Officers answered 8 domestic and 4
miscellaneous weekend calls.
1 accident was worked with no reported injuries.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies were active over this past weekend. 17 traffic
stops were conducted ranging from speeding to DUI. Thefts occurred over the
weekend at 1705
E. Lamar Street, 106
Warren Drive and on Highway 45 south. A forgery was reported at 441 US 49 north. A bad child complaint was made
at 708 US 19 south. Deputies answered domestic calls to 123 Southland Subdivision Road, 103 Shady Bottom Road, 225 Mockingbird Drive and 109 Old Dawson Road. A civil complaint was filed at 326 Waymon Street. Damage to property occurred at 1018 US 49
south. Deputies went to a shed fire at 115 Dogwood Drive. There were several calls to blocked roads
over the weekend due to the weather. Deputies worked 4 weekend accidents.
In the Sumter County Jail today are:
Cheyenne Danielle Cromer for probation violation; Raquel R. Jackson for DUI and
failure to maintain lane; Lewis Mack for DUI and driving on a suspended
license; Courtney Antwon Mann for simple battery/ false imprisonment/ southwestern
probation/ and probation violation; Corderrius Smith for marijuana possession-less
than announce; and Freddie Lee Trice for battery and possession of drug-related
objects. 5 bonded out of jail this past weekend.