Today is Memorial Day, a time for the entire nation to pause,
remember and honor the service of deceased veterans. It’s the ultimate
sacrifice of both men and women in our armed services that allow us the
freedoms we have today. Take time to
remember on this Memorial Day and fly your American Flag with pride!
today is the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no mail service today. The offices
at the City of Americus
and those at the SumterCounty
Courthouse as well as the office at the LawEnforcementCenter
are all closed in observance of the holiday. These offices will reopen for
business as usual on Tuesday. Due to the offices at the LEC being closed today
there will be NO Sheriff’s reports today. Financial institutions are also
closed for the Memorial Day holiday. Most restaurants are open for the holiday
but you may find a few that are closed. Grocery stores are expected to do good
business this weekend as a lot of backyard bar-b-cues are always a part of the
thing you can do on this holiday and everyday until June 8th is vote
in the nationwide vote for the MostBeautifulHospital
in the United States.
After one week of voting, Phoebe Sumter was in first place! Friends and
community members are encouraged to vote daily and vote often now until June 8th.
There is NO limit to the number of times you may vote. To vote for Phoebe Sumter
go to www.soliant.com/hospitals-2015/vote.
This Thursday May 28th,
the next meeting of the Childhood Obesity Program will be held from to at the Rec
Department on Rucker Street.
New enrollees are still being accepted in this program for ages 2 through 18. Both
child must be present for these monthly meetings to receive the education,
monitoring and the $20 voucher for free fruits and vegetables. Once again, new
enrollees will still be accepted into the program so plan to attend this Thursday
The 78-hour Memorial Day travel period will
tonight. As of
this morning, already 9 traffic fatalities have been recorded across Georgia’s
highways. 5 of the fatalities have been worked by GSP and 4 by local law enforcement
agencies across the state. 3 of the statewide fatality count have occurred in
Troop G here in southwest Georgia.
1 was worked by GSP Thomasville
and 2 were worked by GSP Albany.
If you have travel plans today, expect to see a visible presence from all law
enforcement as they try to make the remainder of this holiday a safe one.
Police had a busy holiday weekend so far. Numerous criminal trespass complaints
were made. Criminal trespass complaints occurred at 118
Laurel Circle, 310-B E.
Forsyth Street, 405
Pinecrest Drive, 704
N. Lee Street and at 105-B
An unruly juvenile complaint was filed at 217
A counterfeit bill was turned over to police at 202
Autos were entered over the weekend at A2 817 N. Mayo Street, 1526
S. Lee Street and 1206 1stMontgomery.
A sexual battery case is under further investigation. All totaled,
there were 6 domestic-related calls answered by officers over the weekend.
A robbery occurred on Adderton
Street and is being investigated.
A theft took place from 105
A dog bite case at 111
Appleblossom Lane was reported.
Officers made numerous weekend arrests. Sinyea Robinson and Chel’sie
Ruff were arrested at 124 Bay Street
for possession of alcohol by underage persons.
A juvenile was arrested for runaway.
Tavares Rashaun Caldwell was arrested for probation violation on E.
Following an accident investigation, Diamond Shantrell McCray was
arrested for driving without a license.
John Jones was arrested at 105-G Eastview Apartments for battery (DVA),
theft and obstruction.
Charlise Streeter was arrested at 1605
E. Lamar Street for possession of
alcohol by underage persons.
Raphaela Maria Garcia was arrested at 456
Reese Street and charged with
aggravated assault and 2-counts of 3rd degree cruelty to children.
Deon Dice was arrested at Lot
12 Weeks Trailer Park for consumption of alcohol by a minor.
GSP made a traffic stop and arrested a 16-year old for underage
drinking. Other 16-year olds were inside the vehicle and had been drinking as
Police worked 7 weekend accidents with no reported injuries.