It’s Super Bowl Weekend and that also
means it’s time for the 26th annual theater event hosted by the SumterCounty Friends of the Public Library. The annual fundraiser will be at tomorrow night and a Sunday afternoon
matinee performance at . For
available tickets to the weekend’s performances call 924-8093. The annual
theater event is held at the LakeBlackshear Regional Library on Lamar Street in Americus.
There will be a called meeting of the Mayor
and City Council this Monday afternoon February 2nd. The called
meeting will begin at in the 3rd
floor meeting room of the MunicipalBuilding in downtown Americus. The purpose of this called meeting is to
discuss the appointment of Billy Preston Beckett
as the Interim Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Americus. The meeting is open for the public to
Sumter County farmers, today is the day for
the Weed Control Update meeting. The meeting starts at today and will be held in the Sumter
County Ag Center at 127 William Bowen Pointe on US 19 south of Americus. UGA Specialists Stanley Culpepper and Eric Prostko will present
today’s program. With your attendance at the meeting today you can earn one
hour credit towards your private and/or commercial Category 21 license.
Treat your valentine to an evening of good
food, music and entertainment while helping provide free books for children!
Books for Sumter Children will host its annual Love of
Literacy Gala on Thursday February 12th at at the GriffinBellConferenceCenter. Books for Sumter
Children provides a free book each month for children from birth to age 5.
Nearly 1100 children are currently receiving books through the program. The GeorgiaSouthwesternStateUniversity Ensemble will perform during the evening. Tickets are $50 each. Please
RSVP by Friday February 6th by calling Tommie Thompson at 928-0399.
Americus Police had several more autos entered
around town on Thursday. Autos were entered at 716 Varsity Drive, 717 N. Jackson Street and at 108 Springdale Drive. Please remember to lock and secure your
vehicles at all times especially with the weekend upon us. In other police
action from Thursday, Charles Wesley Pennington was arrested on an outstanding
warrant at 1308
A forced entry burglary occurred at
1K 110 Knollwood Drive.
A suspicious person/vehicle complaint
was made at 607
Racarda Blackmon Jr. was arrested at apartment 53 303 E. Glessner Street and charged with possession of marijuana with
intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a
William Bernard Baker was arrested
for public drunkenness at 1023 Westside Drive.
A financial transaction card fraud is
A theft took place from 914 Davenport Street.
A criminal trespass complaint was
made at 28
701 Davenport Street.
Following a traffic stop last night
3 people were arrested. Matthew Deon Waters was arrested for reckless driving,
hit-n-run/leaving the scene of an accident, 1st degree cruelty to
children and obstruction. Angela S. Waters and Narada M. Waters were arrested
and charged with obstruction.
Officers responded to several
domestic-related calls in the past 24-hour period.
Hit-n-run accidents were reported at 1480 E. Forsyth Street and 611-B E. Lamar Street.
There were 4 accidents worked by
officers yesterday with no reported injuries.
A joint traffic blitz by The GeorgiaState Patrol and the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office was conducted from last
evening until the early morning hours of today. 17 drivers were arrested for
various traffic offenses. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) held a
meeting in Americus and the traffic blitz was a joint effort
stemming from that gathering.
Deputies went to domestic
disturbances at 159 Barnes Road and 1223 US 19 north. A burglary was investigated at 110 Violet Drive. Responding to a fight at South GeorgiaTechnicalCollege, Douglas J. Patterson and Ladarius J.
Marshall were charged with disorderly conduct. A theft occurred at 318 Middle River Road. A civil complaint was made at 357 US 49
south. Deputies made 5 traffic stops yesterday with warnings issued in the
traffic cases. 4 accidents were worked by Deputies with deer involved in 3.
After one accident investigation, the driver, Nihcondra Q. Hollis was cited for
driving on a suspended license. All totaled, there were 30 incidents worked by
Housed in the Sumter County Jail
today: William Leonard Andrews for affray/ criminal damage to property 2nd
degree; William Bernard Baker for public drunkenness; Racarda Blackmon for
possession of marijuana with intent to distribute/ possession of a firearm
during the commission of a crime; Errol Kenneth Frederick for aggravated
assault/ possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Tiffany Leighane Gleeson
for driving on a suspended license; Javoris Sharod Harper for DUI/ driving on a
suspended license; Priscilla Ann Hayes for aggravated assault/ criminal damage
to property in the 2nd degree; Earnestine Maidene Jackson for DUI/
obstruction; Chester Adel Mann for probation violation/ failure to appear/
motor vehicle theft; Lester Benail Mann for felony theft by taking/ burglary;
Vinson Mandel Mann for 4th degree forgery; Isaac Henry Storey for
DUI; Angela Shavette Waters for obstruction; Matthew Deon Waters for reckless
driving/1st degree cruelty to children/ hit-n-run—leaving the scene
of an accident/ obstruction; and Narada Morriea Waters for obstruction.