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Thursday March 4th, 2021

*UPDATE*

It was a relatively quiet Wednesday for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. 8 traffic stops were conducted and warnings were issued to drivers. The majority of the warnings were for speeding. 1 domestic-related call was answered. 3 prisoner transports were made yesterday. A suspicious person was spotted on Highway 49S.

In the Sumter County Jail today is Jonathan Clontz—holding for USMS.


The weather is looking good for First Friday tomorrow evening. First Friday will be held in downtown Americus from 5 to 8pm with “First Friday After Dark” continuing the festivities after 8pm. The theme is “Music on Main Street” with many forms of musical entertainment throughout the downtown area. Downtown merchants will offer discounts, samples, giveaways and more. Most businesses will be open until 8 tomorrow night. The Americus Trolley will have free rides around the downtown area available during any First Friday. All activities, exhibits and performances are free of charge. More information can be found on the Downtown Americus Main Street Facebook page.


 

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has announced a new road project for Sumter and Webster counties. The project will involve 7.921 miles of resurfacing and shoulder rehabilitation of SR 45 beginning at the Terrell County line and extending south of SR 308. Reeves Construction of Macon was awarded the contract for $1.72 million. The project is expected to be completed by the end of December this year.


 

More people turned out for the ESPLOST early voting yesterday than in a few days. 57 people voted yesterday bringing the total to vote now to 263. Early voting for the ESPLOST is being held at the Griffin Bell Golf & Conference Center from 8 to 5 through Friday March 12th. You do need to bring a photo ID with you when coming to early vote.


AMERICUS POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT

·  7:52 AM OFFICER RESPONDED TO 203 BESSIE MAYS CIRCLE IN REFERENCE TO A DOMESTIC DISPUTE WHERE ANTHONY T LAWSON WAS CITED FOR BATTERY (1ST OFFENSE), OBSTRUCTING OR HINDERING PERSONS AND CRUELTY TO CHILDREN 3RD DEGREE

·  8:24 AM AN OFFICER WAS CALLED TO 414 PATTERSON STREET IN REFERENCE TO AN UNRULY JUVENILE

·  10:36 AM AN OFFICER RESPONDED TO 118 BRANNON AVENUE IN REFERENCE TO A SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT

·  1:50 PM AN OFFICER REPORTED TERRORISTIC THREATS AT 325 CRAWLEY STREET

·  3:57 PM OFFICER RESPONDED TO A CALL AT 1541 N. JACKSON STREET TO A DOMESTIC DISPUTE

·  3:46 PM POLICE WERE CALLED TO 1613 LAFAYETTE STREET IN REFERENCE TO A CIVIL MATTER

·  12:41 AM OFFICER WAS DISPATCHED TO 140 LONNIE LANE IN REFERENCE TO A DAMAGE TO PROPERTY CALL

·  AMERICUS POLICE WORKED 5 ACCIDENTS IN THE CITY WHICH RESULTED IN ONE CITATION TO A GERBACIO BARRIENTOS FOR DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE