The Mayor and City Council will have a called meeting on Wednesday July
26th at in Council
Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding downtown. The purpose of this called meeting will be to discuss the
alcoholic beverage license ordinance. The community is welcome to attend.
annual Boys & Girls Club of Americus/Sumter CountySteak & Stake charity fundraiser is tonight in the StudentSuccessCenter on the GSW Campus. House Minority Leader
Stacey Abrams will be the keynote speaker. The program promptly begins at 6
this evening. Proceeds from tonight will benefit the Bill Harris, Furlow and
Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Boys and Girls Clubs of Americus/Sumter County. No
tickets are being sold at the door this evening.
A follow-up from the Sunday afternoon 1-vehicle accident that had 3
injuries and 1 that was taken to a trauma center in Macon as a result: Trooper
Vaughn talked with Local News yesterday afternoon and he reports the 1-vehicle
accident occurred when the driver looked down for a brief moment and looking
back at the road found he had left the roadway, entered a ditch and overturned
at least twice. McDougald the driver and Minnie Austin were both injured and
taken by EMS to PSMC. Another passenger, Betty Austin
was airlifted to Macon and may have been released late yesterday.
Trooper Vaughn said possible charges are pending in this investigation.
The SCS’ Open House at the various schools is this
Thursday July 27th. Pre-K through 6th grades open house
is from 5-7pm. FurlowCharterSchool’s open house is also from 5-7pm. 7th through 12th
grades will have their open house from 6-8pm. Staggered times allow parents
with more than one student to attend open house at another school. Students
will return to class for the new school year on Monday July 31st.
There were 5 reported
vehicles that were entered around town this past weekend. Some vehicles were
damaged as criminal trespass complaints were filed but they may have been an
entering auto case that didn’t go well. This weekend it was the northwest
portion of town that was targeted with 3 of the entered autos, 2 of which were
left unlocked, and 2 of the criminal trespass complaints with damaged vehicles.
You cannot continue to leave items in your vehicles or you could find yourself
the next target and having to call and stop credit cards, social security
cards, change checking accounts and on and on. That’s not counting having to replace
your cell phone, laptop, camera, GPS or
any other item. Then there’s the possible damage you would need to fix. You CAN
be proactive by simple removing items and LOCK and SECURE your vehicle at all times. And
right on cue, from Monday’s APD
incidents, 6 more autos were entered yesterday and early this morning.
Autos were left
unlocked at most locations which included 310 Pecan Drive; 214 Earl Street, 2
at 2:02 this morning at 117 Sharon Circle; and 2 after 3 this morning at 325
degree arson is under investigation at 139 Hosanna Circle.
A criminal trespass
complaint was made at 261-C Lonnie Lane.
Thefts occurred at 250 N. MLK Boulevard and 203 E. Hill Street. A theft by conversion was reported at 137 S. Lee Street.
A mailbox was damaged
were spotted on Lafayette Street after 2 this morning.
A hit-n-run accident
occurred at 203-H
Murphy Mill Road.
From the MondaySumterCounty Sheriff’s incidents, only 1 traffic stop
was conducted with a warning issued. There were 4 animal complaints answered. Deputies
responded to threats made at 156 Stonewall Drive. A domestic disturbance occurred at Lot 1 103 Ron Circle. Damage to property was reported on US 19S at Little Bear Branch Road. Deputies assisted a motorist yesterday
opening a car door. There were 2 accidents worked by a Deputy with 1 accident
involving a deer.
Housed in the SumterCounty Jail today are: Tranerious Will Green for probation violation and
failure to appear; Schakur Malik Paul for criminal trespass and failure to
appear; and Ovtavius Shamun Ross for City probation. 1 was released from jail
for time served and 1 was released on bond yesterday.