Memorial Day holiday weekend is upon us. This is the unofficial start to the
vacation traveling season and this time is commonly referred to as the “100 Deadly
Days of Summer”. Law enforcement will be highly visible this holiday weekend on
the highways and waterways. Obey the rules of the road and on the water and you
will have a better chance of having a safer holiday weekend. Drivers who will
be on the road will find gas prices a little higher than a week ago but much
less than this time a year ago.
There will be some
nearby events going on in a short driving distance if you’re looking for
something to do this holiday weekend. Anderson Station Restaurant is sponsoring
a Lyme Disease Awareness Benefit this Saturday on E. Church Street in Andersonville. There will be live entertainment, a raffle, a cornhole
tournament and of course, food. All proceeds go to Georgia Lyme Disease
patients for financial assistance with the disease.
Sunday, the annual Memorial Day Service will be held with local native and now
retired Lt. Colonel Kent Morrison delivering the address. Many activities will
be going on in nearby Andersonville and the community is invited.
A steady crowd took
advantage of the Weather Radio Programming event sponsored by the SumterCounty Emergency Management. Nigel Poole said he was extremely
pleased with the turnout from the community and wanted all of our citizens to
have the tools they need to stay informed of potentially deadly weather.
WALB-TV meteorologists Yolanda Amadeo and Chris Zelman along with Nigel Poole
programmed the weather radios between 4 and 7 yesterday.
WALB will be back in
town this evening broadcasting from downtown Americus for the
newscast. They will be set up across from the Windsor Hotel on the corner of
Jackson and Lamar. The community in encouraged to stop by and meet the news
team and be a part of the newscast this evening.
The school year is finally over at SouthlandAcademy. The graduating class will have Baccalaureate tonight at 7
at CentralBaptistChurch. Graduation for SouthlandAcademy will be tomorrow night at 7 in the Melvin Kinslow gym.
With graduation tomorrow night, all the area schools will have completed the
current school year and get a few months off before it all starts again.
Wednesday was another
rather quiet 24-hour period for Americus Police. A criminal trespass complaint was made at 199-A Hosanna Circle.
Following an accident
investigation on Ashby Street, Kelby D. Colbert was arrested for failure to stop at a
stop sign and driving on a suspended license.
An unruly juvenile and
runaway juvenile complaint was made at 111 Linnie Street.
investigation led to the arrest of German Gomez Lopez for driving without a
A shoplifting incident
occurred at Wal-Mart.
A theft was reported
early this morning at 126 US 280 east.
Officers did answer 2
miscellaneous calls yesterday.
In the 2 accidents
worked by APD, there were no reported injuries.
The offices of the City of Americus, the SumterCounty Courthouse and LEC will be closed on Monday the 30th
in observance of Memorial Day. These offices will resume normal business hours
on Tuesday May 31st.
worked 29 incidents on Wednesday and only 3 traffic stops were conducted. Following
a stop on Georgia 3 at Lakewood Avenue, Henry L. Roach was charged with DUI and failure to
maintain lane. A suspicious person complaint was made at 259 Lacrosse Road. A burglary was investigated at 200 Moore Road. Deputies responded to domestic
disturbances at Lot 22 145 Ron Circle and at 107 Oakridge Drive where Shanmus J. Britt was arrested
for battery (Family Violence), 1st degree cruelty to children and
possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and was jailed.
In the Sumter County
Jail today are: Shanmus Jarrod Britt for battery/ 1st degree cruelty
to children/ and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Kevin Charles
Deriso for probation violation; Devontae Deshone Josey for probation violation;
Ke’Shawn Shomari Keith for illegal possession of a controlled substance and
obstruction; Marquis Jamil McCoy for battery; and Amos Leon Moore for
possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime/ possession
of marijuana/ and illegal possession of a controlled substance. 3 bonded out of