The Sumter Area Ministerial Association (SAMA) invites you to their
annual Community Thanksgiving Worship Service Tuesday November 14th
at 7pm. This year’s service will be held at AllenChapelAMEChurch
at 132 Bumphead Road.
Their new pastor, Rev. Jermaine
Harris will bring the message. Everyone is welcome to attend this service of
Thanksgiving and worship.
Andersonville National Historic Site invites you to
honor the memory and sacrifices made by our military this holiday season by
placing a wreath on a veteran’s grave at AndersonvilleNationalCemetery. You can order a wreath from a local
florist and have it delivered directly to the gravesite, bring one in person or
sponsor one through Wreaths Across America. Wreaths can be no larger than 20-inches
and can be delivered to or placed on graves beginning December 1st.
The last day to sponsor a wreath through Wreaths Across America is November 27th.
Christmas Open House in downtown Americus is this Thursday November 16th
from 5-8pm. Santa Claus will arrive in Rylander Park, the big tree will be lit
and downtown merchants will have a preview of what they will have available for
your holiday shopping. Free trolley rides around downtown, pictures with Santa
and refreshments and entertainment all during this Thursday’s Christmas Open
Also on Thursday, the monthly meeting
of the Mayor and City Council will be held starting at 5 in Council Chambers of
the PublicSafetyBuilding. The community is invited to attend.
City Court cases rescheduled from
Friday November 10th due to the observance of Veterans Day will be
held this Friday November 17th at . For additional information, contact the Clerk of Court this week at
All area teams were victorious in the first
round of state football playoffs last Friday. This week, more area teams will
see action. Americus-Sumter is hosting Thomson Friday night at . SchleyCounty plays MitchellCounty at in second round Class A action in Camilla. MarionCounty lays at Mt. Zion-Carrolton Friday night at in second round of Class A playoffs. MaconCounty is hosting Pelham Friday night. DoolyCounty plays at ClinchCounty. LeeCounty is also playing at home Friday night. Play was stopped in the Panthers
playoff win over Howard HS last Friday when Panther’s player Jakhari White was
injured and had to be taken by ambulance to PSMC. Saturday, he was taken to Macon where he underwent surgery for a compound
fracture of his leg. The surgery was a success but now his teammates and
coaches will have to regroup to move onto this next playoff game without him, a
valuable part of the Panthers defense. The community is encouraged to come out
in full force and cheer on these players and coaches and help “Win One for Jakhari”!
Americus Police stayed busy this past weekend with
criminal trespass complaints and investigating burglaries. Criminal trespass
complaints were made at 203 Rucker Street; 105-A Lonnie Lane; 303 S. Hampton
Street; 109-B Bessie Mays Circle; and 109 Sun Valley Drive—apartment 2.
Burglaries were investigated at 1306
N. Lee Street; 420 S. Hampton Street; 218 Mitchell Street; 215-A Murphy Mill
Road; and 110 Appleblossom Drive.
Autos were entered at 128 E. Forsyth
and at 805
A battery and aggravated assault is
under further investigation at 107 William B. King Drive.
A theft by conversion occurred at
140 Lonnie Lane. Thefts took place from 214 Elliott Street and 505-B Bessie Mays Circle.
Lewis Mack was arrested for open container
on McCoy at Ashby Streets.
Victor Postell was arrested for
public drunkenness on Taylor Street near ReesPark.
Rickey Goober was arrested on Varsity Drive near Parker for possession of marijuana.
An unruly juvenile complaint was made
A sexual battery case is being
William Pennington was arrested for
battery (DVA) at 1308 Ridge Street.
Officers responded to 6 weekend
domestic calls and 2 miscellaneous calls.
were 8 weekend accidents that had 5 injury complaints. Following an accident
investigation on E. Hill Street at S. Lee at Sunday
morning, Jared A. Mills was arrested for DUI.
The offices at the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office were closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day. For
the period of Thursday through Sunday, Deputies worked 29 traffic stops. Suspicious
vehicle complaints were made on US 19S and at 192 Ginger Drive. Thefts occurred
W. Church Street and 164 Pa’s Road. Suspicious persons were seen at 808 Highway 27E and
answered 5 domestic-related calls. Criminal trespass complaints were filed at 172 Lexington Court and at 257 Highway 308. Damage to property
occurred on Small
Illegal dumping was reported at 1000 Poole Gin House Road. Deputies assisted Troopers with safety
check points at 308 and Salters Mill Road; US 280W at Jack Slappey; and Brady at Mask Road. A bad child complaint was made at 210 Pheasant Drive. 8 accidents since Thursday were worked by
Deputies with 6 being deer-related.
In the Sumter County Jail: Deandria
Shavon Bradley for failure to appear; Demetrious Lamar Davis for DUI and
holding for Columbus PD; Bobby Charles Hightower for DUI and driving with a
suspended license; Ray Mon’te Ladd for 1st degree felony burglary
and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime; Clyde Leon Larkins
for failure to maintain insurance and holding for Terrell County; Ondwell
Rahshan Lumpkin for felony theft by receiving stolen property; William Glenn
Pennington for battery; Victor Lee Postell for public drunkenness; Mykal
Donovan Puca for criminal trespass; and Quantavius Treyveion Robinson for
battery (DVA) and criminal trespass. 2 were released
from jail on bond. 1 released for time served. 1 was back in jail for Court.