The USDA and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program) sign-up in SchleyCounty is today only from 8 to 5. This takes
place today only at The Church International in Ellaville. For more information
call Rev. Jesse Carson at 815-3334. Again, this is today only!
This Thursday there will be a mock disaster
drill. This drill will involve the local hospital and at least 10 different
agencies. This drill will deal with a fake infectious disease as well as a
weather-related event. If you are a scanner listener, you will hear the drill
from the standpoint of the agencies involved. You will also see the emergency
vehicles responding to the mock disaster on Thursday. Whatever you hear or see
this Thursday will ONLY be a drill.
The monthly meeting of the SumterCounty Board of Commissioners is tonight at The meeting will be held in the Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse. The community is invited to attend.
This Thursday afternoon at 5, the monthly
meeting of the Mayor and City Council will return to the renovated Council
Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding. This will be the first meeting since the Council Chambers renovation
was completed. The community is invited to attend.
The Memorial Day holiday weekend is rapidly
approaching. If you have travel plans, expect to pay a little more at the pump
but it will be nowhere near what you were paying a year ago. Gas prices are
just over a dollar less this year than last year’s holiday travel period. If
you will be on the road, expect to see a more visible law enforcement presence.
They will be on the lookout for speeders, impaired drivers and those not
properly buckled up. The Memorial Day travel period kicks off what is commonly
called the 100 Deadly Days of Summer. Don’t you become a holiday statistic!
These are the
final days of the current school year. Baccalaureate and graduation will be
held this week for both Americus-Sumter High and SouthlandAcademy. Baccalaureate for SouthlandAcademy is at on Thursday at CentralBaptistChurch. Baccalaureate for Americus-Sumter is at at Finklea-Robinson Field Thursday night. SouthlandAcademy’s graduation is at this Friday night in the Melvin Kinslow gym. Graduation is at Friday night at Finklea-Robinson Field for
Americus Police had a quiet Monday. Criminal damage
to property in the 2nd degree occurred at 1412 E. Forsyth Street.
Officers responded to a domestic
situation at 609-C Eastview Apartments.
A theft took place at 101 Tom Hall Circle.
A battery complaint was made on Dixon Drive.
A criminal trespass complaint for a
damaged vehicle was made at this morning at 808 Ridge Street.
A hit-n-run accident was reported on E. Forsyth Street.
Only 1 accident occurred yesterday in
the City with no reported injuries.
There were only a few miscellaneous
calls answered by officers in the past 24-hour period.
A total of 29 incidents were worked
by Sheriff’s Deputies yesterday. 4 traffic stops were conducted with warnings
issued to drivers for various offenses. A burglary was investigated at 534 Highway
308 at Greater NewLebanonBaptistChurch, the fifth church burglarized in the past
3 days. A theft took place from 115 Bo Drive. Suspicious person complaints were made on
US 27 east and 184 Lane Store Road. A speeding and reckless driver was
reported in the US 19 north area. Deputies responded to a civil complaint at Lot N 456 Arch Helms Road. Deputies worked 2 accidents on Monday.
In the Sumter County Jail: Ian
Maximillian Bowens holding for USMS; Keith Leon Salters for entering an auto
with intent to commit theft or felony; and Justin Sims for aggravated assault
and 3rd degree cruelty to children.