Early voting will end this Friday October 31st at the
Elections Office at the SumterCounty
Courthouse. Voting was steady this past Saturday, the only day for Saturday
voting during the early voting period. Approximately 100 had early voted by Saturday
according to some workers at the Courthouse. If you take advantage of early
voting this week, make sure you bring a photo ID with you.
community is invited to attend a Georgia House 138 candidate forum on Wednesday
night October 29th. The event will begin at this Wednesday in
the Nursing Amphitheater at the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Services
Complex on the GSW Campus. The candidates participating are incumbent Mike
Cheokas and his challenger Kevin Brown. The candidates will have the
opportunity to inform voters about their stands on a range of issues. The
College Republicans, the Young Democrats and the GSW Student Government are
sponsoring the candidate forum.
SumterCounty Traverse Jurors who were summoned to report for jury duty at this morning are NOT to report AT ALL during the week. The case that was
scheduled for trial has now been settled. Jurors may call the office of Nancy
C. Smith, Clerk at 928-4537 for further information.
The SumterCounty Board of Education will hold a retreat at 7 this evening in the board
room of the SCSAdministrationBuilding. The meeting is open for the public to attend.
This Thursday will be the annual Kiwanis
Pet Parade which will be followed by the Downtown Trick-or-Treat. The
registration for the Pet Parade begins at on Jackson
in the Police Department parking lot. Awards will be presented immediately
following the Pet Parade in the Police Department parking lot. Downtown
Trick-or-Treating will begin following the Pet Parade. Children MUST be
accompanied by a parent or adult; must be in costume and MUST have a special
wristband in order to receive candy from participating merchants.
Trick-or-Treat bags WILL NOT be provided.
reminder that time changes this weekend. Eastern Standard Time returns at on Sunday morning November 2nd.
Before going to bed Saturday night November 1st, set your clocks
back one hour. Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend!
All in all, this was one of the
quietest weekends in a while for the Americus Police Department. An auto was
entered at 88
A traffic stop on Strife Street led to an arrest. Jerry Allen Cromer was
arrested for possession of cocaine and possession of a drug-related object as
well as his 2nd offense of driving on a suspended license.
A financial transaction card fraud
Kevin Stone was arrested at Sunday morning at 125 Bay Street and charged with disorderly conduct.
A theft of lost/mislaid property
occurred at Wal-Mart.
Criminal trespass complaints were
made at 408
Taylor Street and at apartment 24 720 Harris Street.
A shoplifting incident was reported
at 1456 E.
Forsyth Street at Belk’s.
3 burglaries were investigated over
the weekend. Forced entry burglaries occurred at 320-A Russell Street and 212 Habitat Street. A burglary was also investigated at 108-A Country Club Drive.
Thefts took place this weekend at
Lester Street and at 306 Staley Street.
An armed robbery is under further
investigation that occurred yesterday in the Tom Hall Circle area.
Officers did respond to several
miscellaneous calls over the weekend.
There were 5 weekend accidents with
no reported injuries.
The following are currently housed in
the Sumter County Jail: Edgar Lewis Banks for DUI/possession of marijuana-less
than an ounce; Brian Hugh Collins for DUI/texting while driving/driving on a
suspended license; Jerry Allen Cromer for possession of cocaine/possession and
use of drug-related objects/driving on a suspended license; Johntavian Lamar
Devorce for battery (DVA)/3rd degree cruelty to
children; Anthony Keith Dunning for battery (DVA)/cruelty to children; Mark Edwards for
driving on a suspended license; Mark Edward Flournoy for DUI/possession of
marijuana-less than an ounce; Jacob Ford for DUI-drugs/driving while
unlicensed; Ricky Bernard Foster for southwestern probation; Candace Nikole
Fuller for DUI-under 21/possession of marijuana/open container; Malik Ahmad Gadson
for possession of marijuana; De’Ontre Tremell Gibson for DUI-alcohol/controlled
substance; Kelvin Donta Gordon for speeding/possession of marijuana-less than
an ounce; Curtis Lee Grimes for simple battery; Cyannah Gabriella Howard
holding for Clayton County; Christopher Hurley for possession of marijuana-less
than an ounce; Justice Akeus McKee for DUI/possession of marijuana/attempting
to purchase alcohol under 21; Olatubosun Joel Olufade holding for Clayton
County; Jadeel Marqual Price for southwestern probation; Christopher Allen Sims
for felony theft by shoplifting/criminal attempt; Jimmy Solomon for no insurance/expired
registration; and Jeffery Stafford for DUI/driving on a suspended license;
Deputies were busy making 77 weekend
traffic stops. Drivers were issued numerous warnings and citations. Deputies were
also busy answering domestic disturbance calls. Responses were made to 111
Tallent store Road, 115 Ron Circle, 172
Darden Road and at 222 Ed Carson Road where Anthony K. Dunning was arrested for battery (DVA) and cruelty to children. Bad child
complaints were made at 414 Bond Street and 112
Lake Ridge Drive. A burglary was investigated at 250-A Desoto Seed farm Road.