Local News

Thursday December 18th, 2014



The monthly meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be at 5 this afternoon. The meeting will be in the Lecture Hall of the GSW Nursing Building. The community is invited to attend.

Just an update now on the renovation of the Public Safety Building, where the Council meetings are usually held. It does appear that the majority of the outside work is completed. There has been new tile laid down on one part of the lobby. The Council Chambers have been completely changed and sheetrock work is completed. The restrooms are being renovated along with other parts of the Public Safety Building on both the Fire and Police Department sides. Although no completion date has been given, it does appear that by February that the Council Meetings will possibly return home to new surroundings.

Tomorrow is the big community blood drive. The blood drive will be in the Fellowship Hall at 1st Baptist Church at 221 S. Lee Street from 8 to 6. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or go online to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: PSMC to make an appointment that suits your Friday schedule. Those with an appointment will be top priority but all walk-ins will be welcomed. Please have a photo ID with you. All presenting donors will receive a free T-shirt. Homemade goodies will be available on the canteen table during the blood drive.

It’s the time of the year when all-region teams are announced and we have some of the results from Region 4-A and 2 area schools, Schley County and Marion County are well represented. The Region 4-A Player of the Year is Schley County’s Tra Minter, who led the state in rushing this year in ALL classifications. The Offensive Player of the Year is Marion County’s Lorenzo Smothers. Marion County placed 3 players on the 1st team offense. Marion County placed 2 players on the 1st team defense while 1 Schley County player was named to the 1st team defense. Both schools had quite a few to be named to the 2nd team offense and defense. Congratulations!

Americus Police were rather busy on Wednesday. Rodney Jerome Green was arrested for possession of marijuana and obstruction at 213 Walnut Drive.

A theft took place at 911 Elm Avenue.

1 criminal trespass complaint was made at 206 Manhattan Street.

Morris Lamont Reece was arrested for shoplifting at 804 Adderton Street at Rubo’s. A shoplifting incident was reported at Fred’s Department Store in the Americus Village Shopping Center.

A suspicious person complaint was made at 2:52 this morning at 502-A Allen Street.

Following a traffic stop at 3:27 this morning on Davenport Street, 2 arrests were made. David Ray Battle was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and tag light requirements. A passenger, Micah Darann Williams was arrested for possession of marijuana-less than an ounce.

There were quite a few miscellaneous calls and 1 domestic-related call answered by officers yesterday.

Officers worked 2 accidents in the City with no reported injuries.


From Wednesday’s Sumter County Sheriff’s incident reports, 9 traffic stops were conducted by Deputies. Melissa L. Henderson was cited for a seat belt violation on Lee Street at Taylor Street. Warnings were issued in the other traffic cases. A burglary was investigated at 611 Hancock Drive. Thefts took place at 150 US 19 north and 652 Georgia Highway 118. An identity theft was reported for investigation. Threatening phone calls were reported. A stolen vehicle was recovered on Dan Reeves Road. A suspicious person complaint occurred on County Road 45 at Georgia Highway 30 west. 1 accident with a deer was worked by a Deputy. Deputies worked a total of 24 incidents yesterday.

In the Sumter County Jail today: David Ray Battle for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute/tag light required; Rodney Jerome Green for possession of marijuana-less than an ounce/obstruction; Ebony Lawson for City contempt; Morris Lamont Reece for shoplifting/failure to obey a traffic control device/failure to signal lane change/fleeing and attempting to elude/failure to maintain lane/striking an unattended vehicle/driving while unlicensed; Chavez Tremaine Twenty for criminal trespass/aggravated assault/possession of marijuana/probation violation; Angela Marie Tyson for City contempt; Micah Darann Williams for possession of marijuana-less than an ounce; and Wardell Wright for probation violation.