The end of the current school year is
upon us. As a matter of fact, today is the last day of school for students
attending the SchleyCounty schools. Graduation will be held tomorrow
morning at at SchleyCountyHigh School. The last day for students in the Sumter
County Schools is Tuesday May 21st. Baccalaureate will be on
Thursday May 23rd with graduation on Friday May 24th. SouthlandAcademy’s last day for students is Wednesday May 22nd.
Baccalaureate for SouthlandAcademy is May 23rd and graduation will be on
Friday May 24th.
Spirit Week concludes tonight for the
Sumter County Schools with the annual Spring Football Game at Finklea-Robinson
Field. Game time is Tickets at
the gate will be $5. During the evening, the various schools will be on the
field presenting cheers. You can still get a Spirit Week shirt at any of the
schools and wear it to the game tonight and show your school spirit.
The SumterCounty Board of Education will hold a called meeting on Monday May 20th
at The purpose of the called meeting is to
discuss and/or approve the AdvancEd Institution Progress Report; review Policy
JBC (4)—awarding units and transferring credits; and to discuss the tentative
FY 2014 Budget. The meeting will be held in the boardroom of the SCSAdministrationBuilding. The community is encouraged to attend.
PhoebeSumterMedicalCenter’s 4th annual Women’s Health Conference will be held
tomorrow in the GSWStudentSuccessCenter on campus. It all starts at . There will be free health screenings,
vendors and educational seminars and at least 2 Zumba sessions. The keynote
speaker will be Americus native and recent BostonMarathon runner
Charlene Pennymon. All women should make your plans to attend.
Also this weekend, the 2013 US Hang Gliding Championship is being held at
SoutherFieldAirport. Competitors from around the world will be competing today through
Sunday. The public is invited to come and watch take-offs from noon-2pm each
day and landings around .
This Sunday afternoon, St. John’s Anglican Church will be holding a God and
Country event at Lenny’s Market starting at There will be a simple service of song led by “The Joyful Noise”
gospel group, and prayer for the community, state, nation and churches. The
public is encouraged to attend this Sunday afternoon.
Don’t forget to watch out for bikes today.
It’s Bike to Work Day. There will be free morning snacks and coffee available
on the front lawn of the PublicSafetyBuilding until 9 this morning. At , ride your bike to RylanderPark for a free pizza lunch with Mayor Barry
Blount. Bike to Work Day is sponsored locally by Sumter Cycling and the RiverValley Regional Commission.
An arrest has been made after an
Amber Alert was issued yesterday for a kidnapped SumterCounty juvenile. The Amber Alert was issued when the juvenile was taken from
the DEFACS office. Later in the day, DodgeCounty authorities notified Americus Police that the suspect was in custody after she was involved in an
accident in Eastman. The juvenile was injured and remains in a DodgeCounty hospital. The driver and kidnapper Priscilla Hurt was extradited to Americus and is currently at the LEC on kidnapping
charges with more charges pending. In other police action from Thursday, a
traffic stop on E. Lamar Street led to the arrest of Taju Nathaniel Thomas for driving on a suspended
license, no proof of insurance and operating a motor vehicle with suspended
An armed robbery is under
investigation that occurred in the S. Lee Street area.
Olivia Leverette was arrested for an
A disorderly conduct incident was
reported at 207
A cruelty to animals complaint is
A burglary occurred at 551 Hosanna Circle.
Tyler D. Walton was arrested twice
yesterday with both stemming from domestic issues at 465 Reese Street. He was arrested for criminal damage to
property in the 2nd degree and 1st degree arson.
A battery complaint was made at 215-N S. Jackson Street.