The GeorgiaState Patrol is making final preparations for the 78-hour
Memorial Day holiday travel period which begins at on Friday and ends at on Monday Memorial Day. Last year during a similar holiday
period, Troopers investigated 430 crashes that resulted in 232 injuries along
with 5 fatalities. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 282 people
were arrested for DUI while 8560 citations and 11,490 warnings were issued last
year. The Memorial Day holiday signals the beginning of the summer travel
period sometimes referred to as the 100 deadly days of summer before ending at
Labor Day. During the Memorial Day travel period, Troopers will be working
alongside Deputies and Police Officers to enforce Georgia’s seat belt laws with the “Click It or Ticket” campaign.
Don’t become a holiday statistic this year!
SouthlandAcademy’s baccalaureate service is tonight at 7 at CentralBaptistChurch. The Southland Class of 2017 graduates tomorrow night at 7
in the Melvin T. Kinslow gym.
The Seamless Summer Nutrition
Program is sponsored by the USDA and is being administered by the SCS Nutrition Program. This program is offering FREE breakfast and lunch for children 18 and under until July
22nd. For a location near you, contact the SCS Nutrition Department at 931-8500 ext. 8523, 8546 or 8536.
Drivers should be reminded that
there are road closures that may have an effect on your commute. New Point Church Road from Middleton Road to US 280W is closed for a bridge replacement project.
This is expected to be closed approximately 60 days. Lake Jennifer Drive from 121 to 126 Lake Jennifer Drive will be closed for approximately 60 days for a bridge
construction project. Effective May 30th, County Road 365 (old
Highway 45N) from State Route 30 to the Schley County line will be closed for
approximately 30 days for a bridge repair project. Take note of these closures
and adjust your commute.
The Smarr-Smith Foundation is
holding a “Paint the Town Blue Gala” on Saturday June 17th at the
GSW Storm Dome starting at 6pm. The Smarr-Smith Foundation is hosting this gala
as a fundraiser to be able to allow our officers to have the best in tactical
gear, training and education as they serve and protect our community. Monies
raised will be used for scholarships for potential officers to attend the PoliceAcademy at SGTC. For more information on how you can attend or to
donate, go to www.smarrsmithfoundation.com or get information on the
Smarr-Smith Facebook page.
Lenny’s Farmers Market is now
open for the season. Lenny’s Farmers Market will be open on Saturdays from 7am
until 12 noon and also open on Tuesday’s from 5 to 8pm. The grand opening and
season kick-off was postponed by Tuesday’s rains and will be held on Tuesday
May 30th with musical entertainment and light refreshments. Lenny’s
Farmers Market is located at 110 N. Hampton Street in downtown Americus. You’ll find fresh, local produce and handmade crafts and
From Wednesday’s Americus Police incidents3 more autos were entered around town with
2 on the same street. Autos were entered on Church Street, apartment 12 120 Lonnie Lane and at 507 W. Church Street. Another handgun was taken from an auto. You MUST remove
weapons and always lock and secure your vehicles at all times!
Criminal trespass complaints
were made at 224
N. Jackson Street and at 1B 110 Knollwood Drive.
Aggravated stalking and
harassing communications are being investigated.
Following a traffic stop on W. Lamar Street, Felix Alonzo Morgan was arrested for driving with a
Another case of harassing
communications is under further investigation.
A juvenile was arrested for
shoplifting at 202
W. Church Street.
Responding to a suspicious
person complaint at
this morning, a traffic stop was made on E. Lamar and Riccardo Mondrell Turner
was arrested for driving on a suspended license.
Officers answered 4
domestic-related calls and 1 miscellaneous call yesterday.
1 accident yesterday in the
City had no reported injuries.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies were busy around the County responding
to roadways that were blocked due to fallen limbs and trees yesterday in 4
different locations. Deputies were also kept busy with 12 traffic stops. At a
stop on District
at Lamar Road, Robert Longdon was charged with driving while unlicensed.
A stop was made on R W Jones just off Sam Hill Road and Randall H. Allen was arrested for DUI and headlight
requirements. Warnings were issued in the other traffic cases. A suspicious
vehicle complaint was filed at 101 Ridgewood Drive. Deputies did work 2 accidents yesterday.
In the Sumter County Jail today are: Randall Henry Allen for DUI and
headlight requirements; Shonrell Juan Chambliss for probation violation and
loitering; Quincy Bernard Daniels for probation violation; Gary Mack Franks for
felony failure to appear; and Tyreik KenyaNairobi
Riley for probation violation.