The monthly meeting of the Mayor
and City Council will be held at 5 this evening in the NursingBuilding
auditorium on the GSW Campus. There was a conflict with the building on the usual
Thursday meeting date and the meeting was moved up a few days instead. The
meeting this evening is open for the public to attend.
The regular monthly meeting of the SumterCounty
Board of Commissioners will be at
tomorrow evening in the Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty
Courthouse. The meeting is open for the public to attend.
Early voting continues this week in the Elections Office at the
Courthouse. This Saturday October 25th will be a day that voters can
cast ballots if you’re having difficulties in getting to early vote during the
work week. This Saturday voters can cast ballots from 9 to 4 in the elections
Office. Please have a photo ID with you whenever you come and early vote.
parents of Americus-SumterCounty
North Campus: Principal Coleman Price and assistant principal William Bell are
inviting all parents to attend a Title 1 Parent Input Meeting this Thursday
October 23rd at
This very important meeting will be held in the school’s MediaCenter
to get your input into all Title 1 plans and activities for the school for the
2014-2015 academic year. All parents of Americus-Sumter North’s Class of 2018
are strongly encouraged to attend Thursday’s meeting.
The Southwestern Judicial Circuit Family
Violence Council is hosting an awards reception and fundraiser, “Jazz on the
Lawn” this Thursday October 23rd. The event will take place at the CASA
Office on GSW’s campus from
Live entertainment from T.O.M. Trio, along with food, drinks and socializing
will take place. The Family Violence Council will also honor three community
champions during the event. A Community Champion, a Legal Champion and a
Healthcare Champion will be honored.
Americus Police had a busy weekend answering
miscellaneous calls and domestic-related calls, probably 25 such calls since
Friday. At a traffic stop on Forsyth Street, Heather Dawn Herring was arrested for driving on a suspended license.
After a traffic stop was conducted on
Joshua James Littleton was cited for open container.
A case of identity fraud is under
Darran O’Neal Banks was arrested for
shoplifting at 1506 E. Forsyth Street at Roses Express.
A juvenile was arrested for
shoplifting at 1711 E. Lamar Street.
A simple battery complaint is under
investigation that occurred at 1005 N. Jackson Street.
A burglary was investigated at 1011 Border Street. A forced entry burglary occurred at 330 Tripp Street. Another burglary was reported at 1302 Ridge Street.
Warren Charles Lewis Jr. was arrested
for simple battery (DVA) and criminal trespass after a domestic
situation at apartment 215 140 Lonnie Lane at Saturday morning.
A counterfeit $20 bill was reported
An animal case on Academy Street us under further investigation.
Criminal trespass complaints were
made at 2108
S. Lee Street and at Sunday
morning at 134
Town Creek Circle.
Kenneth Anthony Cross was arrested
for disorderly conduct at 320 Academy Street after officers responded to a domestic call.
Juqrion Denise Cross and a juvenile
were arrested for battery on Sunset Drive.
Korea Johnson was arrested at 1701 Maxwell Street for simple assault and criminal trespass.
A theft took place at 108 Highland Drive.
Hit-n’-run accidents were reported at
2001 S. Lee
Lamar Street, on MLK
and at 100
N. Jackson Street.
worked 6 weekend accidents that had 2 injury complaints.
The SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office had a busy weekend. A total of 69 incidents were
worked by deputies since Friday and 26 were for traffic stops. Cody A. Martinez
was given a speeding ticket on US 19 north. Meding J. Andrews was issued a
speeding ticket on US 49 north. David J. King was arrested on US 19 north for
driving a vehicle with suspended, canceled or revoked registration and failure
to maintain insurance. Tyrone Hubbard was arrested for an outstanding warrant
and Mark W. Burris was arrested for DUI and failure to maintain lane after a
stop on MLK
Christopher Tyson was stopped on US 19 south and issued citations for driving
on a suspended license, expired registration and failure to maintain insurance.
Leon R. Borquez was issued a citation on US 19 south for failure to maintain
insurance. Jeremy R. Fletcher was stopped on US 280 east and charged with
illegal possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence,
drug-related objects, tag light required and fleeing and attempting to elude. On
US 19 south, Edith V. Cisneros was cited for allowing an unlicensed person to
drive and impeding the flow of traffic. Numerous warnings were issued to
Deputies went to a neglect/elderly
abuse case that remains under investigation. Domestic disturbance calls went to
Stephens Road, 125 Rainbow Terrace, 200-C Cartwright Road and 162 Lawhorne Circle. 3 civil calls were answered by deputies
over the weekend. 7 accidents were worked by deputies since Friday.
In the Sumter County Jail today are:
Mark Wayne Burris for DUI/failure to maintain lane; Marco Dante’ Cannon for
southwestern probation; Kenneth Anthony Cross for disorderly conduct; Jeremy
Rashad Fletcher for possession of marijuana/felony tampering with
evidence/drug-related objects/fleeing and attempting to elude/tail light
requirements; Korea Johnson for simple assault/criminal trespass; Philip Deon
Jones for failure to appear; Warren Charles Lewis for simple assault (DVA)/theft by taking; Juqrion Denise Mathis
for battery; Carlton Eugene Monson for court; William Lee Storey for
DUI/driving on the wrong side of undivided street/open container; Morrell Omar
Threats for probation violation; and Charles Alexander Wilborn for probation