Tonight is the next meeting of the Childhood
Obesity Prevention Program and there’s an extra incentive or two. First, new
enrollees are still being accepted in the program which is for ages 2 through 18.
Another incentive tonight comes from the Sumter County Schools Nutrition
Program. The SCS Nutrition Program will be giving out free meals to the
first 200 children that attend the meeting tonight. Both parent and children
MUST attend the meeting in order to get the education, monitoring and the $20
voucher for the free fruits and vegetables. The meeting is this evening from to at
the Rec Department on Rucker Street.
Lenny’s Market on Hampton Street in downtown Americus is now open. Lenny’s Market is open every Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday from
until Local farmers will have fresh vegetables and fruit along
with fresh eggs and baked goods from time to time. More and more farmers will
be participating as the local crops come in so you will always get the best and
freshest available when you come and see what’s available at Lenny’s Market.
After being indicted on Tuesday by the Sumter County Grand
Jury, Leslie Chief of Police Bob Smith turned himself in yesterday at the LEC.
The Grand Jury indictment of making false statements to law enforcement stems
from a SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office drug investigation. Georgia POST command,
which certifies law enforcement officers, has suspended Chief Smith’s arrest
powers and his position as chief until this case has been settled. Smith was
accompanied by his attorney Willie Weaver as he posted bond and then left the
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While portions of eastern SumterCounty were under a severe weather alert yesterday evening, it
appears that it was mainly heavy rains and gusty winds with no reports of any
severe damage. These areas of the County were getting wet yesterday but
everyone else just saw light rain, a few rumbles of thunder and a pop of
lightning and that was it. We do have another chance of a late afternoon/early
evening scattered thundershower on tap again today before we dry out and warm
up for the weekend.
Americus Police report 2 more autos have been entered. An auto was
entered at 1207
MLK Boulevard (Waffle House) and then at this morning, an auto was entered and criminal trespass occurred
at 711 Brooklyn Terrace.
A criminal trespass complaint was made at 706-A Fulton Street.
A forced entry burglary is being investigated
at 2F 110
Officers went to a civil dispute at 1509 E. Forsyth Street.
Domestic-related calls were answered at 257-B Lonnie Lane and at 217 Poplar Street.
There were a lot of miscellaneous calls that
were answered by officers in the previous 24-hour period.
No accidents were reported in the City on
Wednesday that APD worked.
It was a rather quiet day for the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office as Deputies worked a total of 16
incidents. Deputies conducted 7 traffic stops. Following a stop on Highway 30
west, Polly M. Keller was charged with speeding. After a stop was made on Pecan
Terrace, Reginald K. Williams was picked up on an outstanding warrant. Warnings
were issued in the other cases.
Damage to property occurred at 110 Pecan Circle and at Lot D 110 Jenkins Road. A civil complaint was made at Lot N
456 Arch Helms
did respond to 2 separate incidents where trees were down and blocking the roadway.
Deputies also responded to some alarm activations and assisted motorists.
Housed in the SumterCounty Jail today: Ladarron Maurice Black for felony escape/
criminal interference with government property/ and possession of a
telecommunication device within guardlines; Jessica Sue Hubbard for failure to
appear; Albert Joe Mitchell for southwestern probation; and Carl Benjamine
Nelms for child molestation.