Wednesday February 12th, 2020
Today is the deadline to register for tomorrow’s Weed Control Meeting (Row Crops) so that a meal can be prepared for you. Call today—924-4476 and register so that enough food is prepared. If you do not register today, a meal will not be prepared for you tomorrow. The meeting will be held in the Sumter County Ag Center auditorium at 6pm tomorrow evening. UGA Specialists Eric Prostko and Stanley Culpepper will present the program. With your attendance, you can earn 1-hour pesticide credit for private applicator and Commercial applicator Category 21. Call and register today if you have not already done so.
The agenda-setting meeting for the Mayor and City Council will be at 6 tomorrow evening in Council Chambers of the Public Safety Building downtown. The meeting is open for the community to attend.
Americus Police were kept busy on Tuesday around town. Criminal trespass complaints were made at 231 W. Lamar Street, 122 N. Jackson Street and 701-B Harris Street.
Several arrests were made for shoplifting. Brianna K. Banks was arrested at 1536 E. Forsyth Street. Arrested at Wal-Mart and charged with shoplifting were LaQuilla L. Andrews, Lavictius D. Polk and Denisha A. Mann.
Following a traffic stop on Forsyth Street, Vicki Brewer Jones was arrested for DUI and failure to yield when turning left.
Counterfeit bills were reported at 1604-H E. Forsyth Street and 905-B N. Jackson Street.
At a traffic stop on Rucker at N. Jackson, Kesmond Jones was arrested for driving without a valid license.
A burglary was investigated at 405-A Academy Street.
A hit-n-run accident occurred at 1204 Crawford Street.
Officers answered 3 domestic-related calls yesterday.
There were 2 accidents around town yesterday that had no reported injuries. Following investigation into 1 of the accidents, Blake A. Henderson was arrested for DUI-less safe drugs and colliding with a parked vehicle.
Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies made 5 traffic stops yesterday. At a stop on Lonnie Lane, Logan J. Tookes was charged with a safety belt violation. Warnings were issued in the other traffic cases. 6 prisoner transports were made. Deputies responded to threats that were made on the SGTC campus. Damage to property occurred in the Courthouse parking lot. Deputies did check the area of 141 Briarwood Circle where shots had reportedly been fired. 1 domestic-related call was answered. A suspicious person complaint was filed at 127 Crumpton Drive.
In the Sumter County Jail today is Eric Marquel Bridges for illegal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. 1 person was released from jail after posting bond. 1 was back in jail to make bond.