“Local News”

Monday October 18th, 2021


Early voting enters its second week for the Americus City Election. This past Saturday was the first of 2 Saturdays when you can early vote and there were only 28 that cast ballots. Early voting this week is from 8 to 5 and again this Saturday the 23rd from 8 to 5. You will need to bring a photo ID with you whenever you do early vote. Early voting will end on Friday October 29th. Early voting is being held at the Griffin Bell Golf & Conference Center on S. Lee Street. 245 have already voted since early voting started on October 12th.


The monthly meeting of the Sumter County Board of Commissioners will be held at 6 Tuesday evening and will be another ZOOM meeting. To listen in tomorrow night, call 1-646-558-8656. The meeting ID is 952 1489 3004 and the passcode is 072455.


The Governing Board of Furlow Charter School meets at 6 tomorrow evening. The meeting is open for the community to attend.


The monthly meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be held this Thursday October 21st at 6pm and will be a ZOOM meeting.


The Sumter County BOE has a Retreat scheduled from 5 to 8pm this evening in the boardroom of the SCS Administration Building. This Retreat is open for the community to attend.


There will be a community blood drive this Friday October 22nd in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church from 8 to 6. To make an appointment that best suits your Friday schedule, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: PSMC or call 1-800-733-2767 and make your appointment by phone. Those with appointments will get top priority but all walk-ins will be welcomed. With the holiday season looming, now is the time to replenish the blood supplies before the holiday season arrives.


If you notice your co-workers dragging today and can’t figure out why, evidently you’re NOT an Atlanta Braves fan! The Braves now have a 2-0 game advantage over the L A Dodgers with a walk-off run in the bottom of the 9th inning last night for a came from behind 5-4 win. The series now moves to the West Coast with game 3 tomorrow. First pitch is after 5 tomorrow afternoon. Braves pregame starts at 3:50 tomorrow on 98.7 WISK-FM! Follow the Braves to the World Series on 98.7 WISK-FM.


Americus Police were kept busy this past weekend. Criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree occurred at apartment F Magnolia Village. Damage to property was reported at 1711 E. Lamar Street.


Autos were entered at apartments 214 and 223 140 Lonnie Lane.


A simple battery from a domestic situation occurred in the area of Bosworth Street and Elm Avenue. A battery complaint was made in the Reddick Drive area.


Vanessa S. Trobridge was cited for restraint of dogs in the Turner Street area.


Officers responded to the area of E. Lester Street and in the area of Mayo and Railroad Street for shots reportedly fired.


Harassing communications were reported for investigation.


A financial transaction card fraud and theft by taking are being investigated.


There was a shoplifting incident reported at 202 W. Church Street.


Following a traffic stop on E. Forsyth at N. Lee, Keyurkumar N. Patel was arrested for DUI-refusal and headlight requirements.


Criminal trespass complaints were made at 606 E. Jefferson from a domestic call and on Academy Street.


Marquis S. Williams was arrested for criminal trespass on Mayo Street.


At a traffic stop on W. Forsyth Street, Deon M. McCoy was arrested for DUI and possession of amphetamine.


A traffic stop was made on W. Forsyth at 2:17 Saturday morning and Jaylon D. Jackson was arrested for DUI and open container.


Another traffic stop on W. Forsyth Street was made and Thaddeous D. Hall was arrested for DUI; failure to maintain lane; and open container.


A theft took place from 506-A Bessie Mays Circle.


A statutory rape case is under further investigation.


Tyrone D. Holmes was arrested and charged with theft; obstruction; and criminal trespass on N. Jackson Street.


After a traffic stop on E. Lamar Street, Koranda R. Alexander was arrested for DUI-less safe alcohol and headlight requirements.


Officers went to the area of McCoy Hill Park for a reported fight.


Jaheim Boone was arrested for disorderly conduct from a previous case this past weekend.


Hit-n-run accidents occurred on Tripp at Forsyth; Tripp at Parker; E. Forsyth Street; and on Barlow Street.


Officers answered 9 total domestic-related calls and 4 miscellaneous calls for the weekend.


There were 7 accidents worked by APD since Friday that had no reported injuries.




The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office stayed active this past weekend. 13 traffic stops were made with the majority for speeding. Civil complaints were filed with Deputies at 584 US 280W and at 268 Wise Road. Investigation is underway into a child molestation case. 4 motorists were given assistance over the weekend. 2 domestic-related calls were answered. Deputies checked on 4 activated alarms. A theft took place from 109 Rabbit Branch Road. Deputies assisted another agency on a weekend call. A suspicious vehicle was spotted on Highway 228, the Brady Road and Tommy Hooks Road and at 101 Persimmon Street. A burglary was investigated at 257 Shiloh Road. Deputies worked 2 deer-related accidents.


In the Sumter County Jail today: Jaheim Sam-Twahn Boone for disorderly conduct and felony failure to appear; Christopher Brad Clay—holding for Webster County SO; Matthew Charles Drake for speeding/ DUI/ reckless driving/ driving on a suspended license/ expired registration/ marijuana possession—less than an ounce/ knowingly driving a vehicle with suspended registration/ driver use due care/ too fast for conditions/ affixing license plate to conceal the identity of the vehicle/ and fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement; Dorothy Mariah Hamilton for DUI; Tyrone Holmes for theft by taking/ obstruction/ criminal trespass/ and felony failure to appear; Deon Marquis McCoy for DUI and possession of amphetamine; and Marquis Savion Williams for criminal trespass. 2 were released from jail after bonding out. 1 was released as weekender status.