Advance in-person voting begins today across Georgia.
Here in Americus,
you can early vote in the Elections Office at the SumterCounty
Courthouse during normal business hours. Early voting ends on Friday November 4th.
This voting period also includes absentee voting by mail. There will also be a
mandatory Saturday voting on October 29th in all 159 Georgia
counties. You will need to bring a photo ID with you when you do come and early
vote at the Elections Office.
2016 Candidates Forum will be held this evening sponsored by the SumterCounty
Chamber of Commerce. Citizens are invited to attend the Candidates Forum this
evening starting at 6 and will be held in the Rosalyn Carter Health & Human
Services Complex auditorium on the GeorgiaSouthwesternStateUniversity
campus. Local candidates will be on tonight’s agenda to address the voters and
give their views on the upcoming election. Again, the community is encouraged
to attend to become better informed.
community is invited to attend a reception in recognition of new SCS
Choates as well as former interim Superintendent Dr. Larry Walters. This
reception will be held tomorrow from
in the boardroom of the SCSAdministrationBuilding.
This is the community’s opportunity to meet Dr. Choates the new superintendent
and to thank Dr. Walters for his time and service of moving the system forward
while he was serving as the interim superintendent.
You can make your
appointment today to donate blood at this Friday’s community blood drive. The
Friday blood drive will be held from
in the Fellowship Hall of FirstBaptistChurch
at 221 S. Lee Street.
Go to www.redcrossblood.org
or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and make your appointment and enter
sponsor code: PSMC. Those with appointments will get top priority on Friday but
any and all walk-ins will be welcomed. All blood types are needed.
Saturday the 22nd will be the fundraising BBQ Chicken Plate sale for
Fire and Emergency Services. Each plate is $7 and all proceeds will benefit
Fire Safety Education and Honor Guard. For tickets, call 924-3213 or contact
firefighter. Pick-up on Saturday is 11-1 at Fire Station#1 at 119
S. Lee Street. Also, the AFES
Honor Guard is selling chances for a YETI rambler 20 cooler. These proceeds
will be used for the purchase of necessary equipment. For these tickets, call
Harriett at 924-3213.
From the Americus
Police weekend incidents, criminal trespass complaints were made at 713
Davenport Street, 130 and 303
E. Hill Street and 1698
E. Lamar Street.
Counterfeit bills were turned over to police at 1301 E. Lamar and 1204
Peggy Ann Lapinski was arrested for shoplifting at Wal-Mart.
Qutavious Merritt was charged with disorderly conduct assault and
battery at 121 Andrews Drive.
A juvenile was arrested at 808
Fairfield Avenue for terroristic
threats, criminal trespass and unruly juvenile.
A simple assault and simple battery complaint was filed on W.
A reckless conduct incident occurred at 223
An auto was entered at 3003
A financial transaction card fraud is being investigated.
A suspicious person complaint was made in the Pineview
A theft took place from 718
An unruly juvenile and curfew violation complaint was made on Linnie
Responding to a domestic situation at 621 Park Row, Deborah Lavern
Shelton was arrested for assault and battery and the reckless and dangerous use
of a dangerous weapon.
Sunday morning on Tripp Street,
a traffic stop led to the arrest of Eduin Portillo-Tabera for DUI, driving without
a license and headlight requirements.
A forced entry burglary and criminal trespass occurred at 602-B
A criminal attempt to commit robbery and an aggravated assault last
night at 1101-B MLK
Boulevard is under further
Officers answered 9 domestic and 6 miscellaneous calls over the
There were 7 weekend accidents
with 1 injury complaint.
Sheriff’s Deputies were busy this past weekend. In addition to the incidents
worked by Deputies, 39 traffic stops were conducted. Charges ranged from
speeding to driving the wrong side of a divided street. At a stop on Country
Club Drive, a chase ensued before
Labresha S. Harris was arrested for illegal possession of a controlled
substance; possession and use of drug-related objects; and obstruction. Thefts took
place from 2288 US 280 east and 105
Mayfire Drive. A theft of a
vehicle was reported at 120-A Forest
Park Road. Domestic disturbances
occurred at 424 Morris Drive;
534 Tallent Store Road where Keith L. Devane was arrested for criminal
trespass; and 128 Hooks Mill Road where Timothy R. Faircloth was arrested for
terroristic threats; battery; simple battery against a law enforcement officer;
obstruction; false report of a crime; and interference with government
property. Damage to property complaints were made at 122
Easy Street and Lot A 796 US 19
south. Bad child complaints occurred at 103
Short Lane and Lot
23 321 LaCross Road. A suspicious vehicle complaint was filed at US 280 west at
Deputies worked 3 accidents with 2 being deer-related.
In the Sumter County Jail today are: Tyrone Emanuel Angry for theft
by shoplifting and felony motor vehicle theft; Keith Leon Devane for criminal
trespass; Timothy Ray Faircloth for 2 counts of terroristic threats/ simple
assault on a peace officer/ battery (DVA)/
1st degree criminal damage to property/ obstruction/ and criminal
interference with government property; Labresha Symone Harris for possession of
marijuana/ possession and use of drug-related objects/ and obstruction; Danny
Hartage for DUI/ driving with a suspended license/ fleeing and attempting to
elude/ failure to obey a traffic control device/ and defective or no lights;
Dontavious Marquis Hoston for possession of a controlled substance with intent
to distribute and sale of marijuana; Deborah Laverne Shelton for assault
battery and the reckless and dangerous use of dangerous weapons; and Marquis
Eric Williams for DUI. 3 were released and 3 bonded out.