We’re approaching the end of another month and that means it’s time for
First Friday. This Friday September 2nd will be First Friday in
downtown Americus, a downtown-wide open house with festivities
starting at and ending
at 8. “First Friday After Dark” will continue the festivities into the night.
The Americus Trolley will provide transportation making
a loop around the downtown area and it’s all free of charge. Restaurants, shops
and businesses will be open late with specials, discounts and savings. All
activities, exhibits and performances are free of charge. Anyone and everyone
Tomorrow is the deadline if you wish to submit a nomination for the
2016 Walk of Fame. Those selected will be honored at this year’s Walk of Fame
ceremony and will have their handprints and a bronze plaque of their
achievements cemented in front of the historic Rylander Theater. To receive a
nomination form or to submit a nomination, contact Erica Johnson at 924-4411 or
by email email@example.com.
Again, tomorrow August 31st is the deadline.
Last Thursday August 25th, the Sumter Livestock Barn closed its doors after
serving Sumter and surrounding counties for 78-years.
Funding was not available to keep the local institution’s doors open. Now,
Local News is getting word that some surrounding counties may be close to
setting up a livestock barn to compensate for the loss of the Sumter Livestock Barn. If the current situation
remains, local farmers will be traveling miles away to sell their stock. If
something were to open up in a nearby county, that is a win-win for all
Forecasters are still watching the tropical system that could have an
effect on our area of the state. They know now that it will not be a hurricane
and it will NOT be coming right up into Southwest Georgia
as first thought a week ago. We should see some rain as a result of this
weather system that could start as early as Thursday but just about every
weather model has the rain hitting our portion of the state Friday and ending
Saturday morning. If it takes a track further south into Florida, those rain chances may be diminished. We
will all have a better idea of what the system will do by tomorrow.
Americus Police had an active Monday. A theft
occurred at 415
Euveka Shay Haugabook
was arrested and charged with criminal trespass at Lot 8 Weeks Trailer Park.
A case of identity
fraud is being investigated.
incident occurred at 805 Adderton Street at Dollar General.
Following a traffic
stop on Crawford
by Trooper Peck, Adrian LaMarcus Williamson was arrested for driving on a
suspended license and cited for speeding.
Kadarius Marquise Washington was arrested for burglary at 151-A Cherokee Street.
A criminal trespass
complaint was made at apartment 8 303 E. Glessner Street.
Responding to a
domestic call to 72-A Barbara Battle Way, Cornelius Markell Barker was arrested for
battery (DVA); possession of marijuana-less than an
ounce; obstruction and interference with government property.
An auto was entered
at this morning at 130 Starlight Circle.
Officers did stay busy with 8 miscellaneous calls in the past 24-hour
Monday was quiet for
the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies. 2 traffic stops were conducted with warnings
issued. A report of drag racing occurred at 565 Devoe Road. A theft took place from 102 Glenwood Road. Deputies went to a domestic disturbance
Lexington Circle. A suspicious person complaint was made on US 19 south late last
night. A hit-n-run accident was reported at the YDC on McMath Mill Road.
In the Sumter County
Jail today are: Benjamin Wayne Bailey for probation violation; Cornelius
Markell Barker for battery (DVA)/
obstruction/ damage to government property/ possession of marijuana/ and child
support; Travis Deon Johnson for probation violation; Emmaneull Trencell Merritt
for probation violation; James Aaron Perkins for speeding and illegal
possession of a controlled substance; and Kadarius Marquise Washington for 1st