The weather will be the big
newsmaker this week. We start off the week with rain and thunderstorms and some
storms tonight and tomorrow morning could turn severe. The rains will subside by
late Tuesday afternoon and return on Thursday afternoon. Behind Thursday’s
rains, some of THE coldest air so far to arrive will make for a frigid couple
of days. Lows Thursday night will be around 30, Friday’s high ONLY in the 40s,
lows Friday night will be in the lower 20s and even Saturday’s high will be in
the 40s. You factor in winds from 15-25mph and the start of the weekend will be
more late winter-like than fall weather. Stay in tuned with the ever changing
weather this week at www.americusradio.com and click on the weather link.
has committee meetings at
and 4 this afternoon followed by the
work session. All of these meetings will be in the boardroom of the SCSAdministrationBuilding
and are open for the community to attend. The regular monthly BOE meeting will
be on Thursday December 8th at also in the boardroom. The
community is welcome to attend.
Here’s a community reminder that the defending Class AAAA Lady
Panthers will have the State Championship Banner raised this Friday night at
the home game with CrispCounty.
Local News will have more details during the week and a good crowd is
anticipated to attend.
was good news for the Sumter County Rec Department teams participating in GRPA
football in Savannah.
8-and under team advanced to the GRPA state game this coming weekend. The 8-and
under defeated JonesCounty
to advance to the state game. The Sumter
12-and Under team won the quarterfinal game Saturday but lost in the
semi-finals yesterday. Congratulations to the players and coaches!
Police may have gotten a big break in the recent entered auto and other cases
with an arrest early this morning. A suspicious vehicle was spotted on Pecan
Drive and officers converged and
arrested the driver. He was charged with criminal trespass; obstruction;
possession and use of a drug-related object; theft by receiving stolen property
and other possible charges. He was driving a vehicle that was reported stolen on
November 27th. The suspect is refusing to speak and is simply listed
as “John Doe” until his identity is found or he begins to cooperate. His newest
location is the SumterCounty
There were several autos that were entered over the weekend. Locations
included 302 Valley Drive;
403 E. Hill Street;
1021-B Elm Avenue;
and 1219 Hancock Drive
Criminal trespass complaints were made all over town for the
weekend. These locations were 716-C Varsity Drive; 106-H Magnolia Village; 209
Lorraine Avenue; 1305 Ridge Street; 103 Prince Street; and 201 US 19 south.
A stolen vehicle was reported at 316
Taylor Street. A 1996 green Crown
tag DP3XRM was missing from that location.
Thefts occurred 306
Columbia Avenue; apartment 202
140 Lonnie Lane; and 104
Burglaries were investigated at C2 948
Anthony Drive; 916
Parker Street; 606
Wildwood Circle; and 1707
Lafayette Street. Criminal
attempt of burglary and criminal trespasses also were reported at 405
Rogers Street and apartment
3 628 Felder Street.
A disorderly conduct incident occurred at 1207
A shoplifting incident was reported at 1700 E. Lamar at Lowe’s.
Emanuel LaFonce Williams was arrested at 107
Prince Street for the 3rd
shoplifting offense and for giving false information to LEO.
Antonio Bernard Reddick was arrested at 5:15 Friday morning on
Wheatley Drive and charged with loitering and prowling; obstruction; possession
of a firearm during the commission of a crime; and possession of a firearm by a
2 juveniles were arrested and charged as unruly at 111
Linnie Street and at 109-C Bessie
A hit-n-run accident occurred on US 27 east.
Officers answered 2 domestic calls and 1 miscellaneous call since
There were 2 accidents worked by
no reported injuries.
Sheriff’s Deputies conducted 18 weekend traffic stops and issued warnings and
citations to drivers. Suspicious vehicle complaints were made on Cartwright
Bridge Road and on US 280 east. Thefts
took place from 569 Henry Hart Road,
165 Holman Road
and 148 Jenkins Road.
Deputies went to a disturbance at 915
N. Lee Street. A suspicious
person complaint was filed at Lot
21 321 Lacross Road. Domestic disturbances were reported at 3685 US
280 east and at 2212 Highway 308. A robbery is under investigation that
occurred at 111 Southville Drive.
A burglary was investigated at 110
Fern Street. A bad child
complaint was made at 452 Bone Road.
Damage to property was reported at 125
Violet Drive. A stalking incident
is currently being investigated. There was a civil disturbance reported at 107
Jade Road. Deputies worked 3
deer-related weekend accidents.
In the Sumter County Jail today are: Gedonna Gwennette Carey for
deposit account fraud; Eddie Lee Latimer for DUI/ failure to maintain lane/
driving while license suspended or revoked/ driving with suspended
registration/ and failure to maintain insurance; Antonio Bernard Reddick for
possession of a firearm by a convicted felon/ possession of a firearm during
the commission of a crime/ loitering and prowling/ and obstruction; and Emanuel
Lafonce Williams for theft by shoplifting/ giving false information to law
enforcement officer/ and probation violation. 2 bonded out over the weekend and
1 was released to another jail.