The monthly meeting
of the SumterCounty Board of Commissioners will start at 6 this evening in the
Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse. All meetings of the Board of Commissioners
are open for the community to attend.
The regular monthly
meeting of the Alexander H. Stephens Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans will be
held at 7 tonight at the American Legion Hall on MLK Boulevard. All members and friends are invited to attend.
hours resume today for City and County offices that were closed yesterday in
observance of the MLKHoliday. Busses
will resume running their normal routes so drivers will need to be aware of the
flashing lights while loading and unloading students.
The monthly meeting
of the Mayor and City Council is at 5 this Thursday afternoon in Council
Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding downtown. The meeting is open for the community to attend.
Applications for the
Head Start/Early Head Start begin today at the ChildDevelopmentCenter on Cherokee Street. This is a federally-funded program
designed to meet the needs of preschool children, ages 0-5, pregnant women and
their families. Early Head Start students must be 6-weeks to 3-years old. A
pregnant woman may be of any age. Head Start students must be 3 or 4-years old
by September 1st of this year. Applications will be taken from until starting today.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation will be held in the GSWStudentSuccessCenter (Storm Dome) tomorrow morning at . All ministers are asked to report to the Storm Dome conference rooms
at for a continental breakfast and program
briefing. The processional march will start at from the Conference Rooms. Dr. Jerry L.
Hardee, Special Assistant to the President of LifeUniversity will be the guest speaker. The theme is “Realizing King’s Dream in the
Urgency of Now”. The public is invited.
The first annual
Glitz & Glitter Red and White Valentine Gala honoring Americus Police Chief
Mark Scott, Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith and GSW Chief Michael Tracy for
their many years of dedicated service. The event will be held on Saturday
February 11th at in the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at any area bank in Americus. Limited reserved tables are available for
$500. Proceeds from the Gala will support the Bernice High-Green Scholarship
The PerryWellnessCenter is inviting the community to attend a
graduation ceremony for individuals who have transformed their mental illness
into recovery. Join in on Thursday January 26th at in the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter at 409 Elm Avenue to help and support these graduates. For
more information contact Lezlie Poole at 924-2430.
Things were fairly
quiet for Americus Police on the MLKHoliday
yesterday. Criminal trespass complaints were made for damaged vehicles. One was
Taylor Street and 4 vehicles were reported damaged at 1510 MLK Boulevard.
A bad child complaint
was filed with officers at 129 S. Dudley Street.
Harassing phone calls
were reported for investigation.
Alesha Marie Williams
was arrested and charged with criminal trespass at 730 MLK Boulevard at this morning.
A forced entry
burglary and criminal trespass were investigated at 261-D & C Lonnie Lane.
Officers were busy
with 3 domestic-related calls yesterday and 1 miscellaneous call.
From the SumterCounty Sheriff’s holiday weekend incidents, Deputies made 26 weekend traffic
stops and made several arrests as well as issued warnings. Deputies stayed busy
with domestic calls. Calls came in from US 280 west; Lot 16 971 Brady Road; 103
Ron Circle; 105 Violet Drive; 284 Croxton Cross Roads; 371 Arch Helms Road; and
425 Three Bridges Road. Suspicious person complaints were made on Tallent Store Road and 1131 US 27 east. A case of identity
theft is under investigation. Damage to property occurred at 475 Tallent Store Road. Suspicious vehicles were spotted at 347
and on Highway 30 west. Civil complaints were filed on Pecan Terrace and 202 US
19 south. Deputies assisted with traffic for vehicle fires on US 280 west and
Highway 195 at Cooper Road. Burglaries were investigated at 222 Youngs Mill Road and 1147 US 19 north. Deputies worked 5 weekend
accidents with 2 being deer-related. After an accident investigation on Highland Drive Extension, Lance K. Butler was charged
with DUI. Working a deer accident on Highway 30, Joshua B. Cromer was charged
In the Sumter County
Jail today: Gregory Charles Daniels for probation violation/ failure to appear/
criminal trespass/ and battery; Dontavious Devontae Dice for driving with a
suspended license; Robert Hawkins for driving with a suspended license and
expired registration; Shambretta Brielle Mann for driving with a suspended
license and a seat belt violation; Damian Jerrod McCoy for simple battery;
Charley Ann Pickle-back for Drug Court; Timothy Lewis Robinson for aggravated
assault; Charcia Anquette Sims for disorderly conduct; Ali Shaqur Terrell for
aggravated assault/ battery/ reckless conduct/ possession of a firearm during
the commission of a felony/ and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
17 bonded out of jail over the long weekend. 3 were released for time served.