The Sales Tax Holiday is now underway! Through Saturday, shoppers can shop and save on
clothing, back-to-school supplies and even computers. Clothing, including footwear,
with a sales price of $100 or less per item will be tax free. Computers,
computer components and prewritten software purchased for noncommercial home or
personal use with a sales price of $1000 or less per item are tax exempt.
School supplies purchased for noncommercial use with a sales price of $20 or
less per item are also tax free. The Sales Tax Holiday ends again at on Saturday.
South GeorgiaTechnicalCollege’s 2nd annual Community LIFE Day will be held today. Informational
booths will be set up around various locations in the community to engage and
educate the community about the programs of study at South Georgia Tech and future career opportunities, as
well as inform about the financial aid and available grant opportunities. LIFE stands for Learning is for Everyone.
Booths will be set up throughout Sumter; Schley; Macon; Marion; Webster; and
Crisp counties today.
School starts on Monday for students in the SCS
system. Drivers are reminded about busses making stops, loading and unloading
students. Make sure you STOP for those flashing lights and traffic does stop
both ways! Traffic in and around the schools, especially in the Bumphead
Road complex will be hectic the first week
so allow yourselves some extra time in your commute.
There are several back-to-school events being held tomorrow in the area.
Jam will be held in JoyceMyersPark
from 11 to 2. There will be free school supplies and food, that’s while
supplies last! There will also be door prizes, entertainment and much more
tomorrow from 11 to 2.
The first annual Plains Police
Department Back to School Bash will be held in Plains tomorrow from 11 to 1.
Come meet at the Plains Police Department to receive free school supplies and
eat a hot dog with all the fixings.
Americus Police and 1st
Responders were busy with weather-related calls during the height of yesterday
afternoon’s thunderstorm that rumbled through the area. Trees and limbs were
downed from the high, gusty winds and reports of downed power lines occurred
all over town. There were even some spotty power outages as a result of the
storm. It got rather intense for about 30-minutes shortly after 5 yesterday.
From the Thursday police incident reports, a suspicious person complaint was
made at 207 Maple Street.
A theft of lost/mislaid property was reported at apartment
27 720 Harris Street.
A theft took place at 202 Smith Street.
Responding to a domestic situation last night at 102-A
Waitsman Drive, 2 arrests were made. Cherry
Michelle Williams and Shateria Vonshe Williams were each arrested and charged
with disorderly conduct.
There were quite a few miscellaneous calls in addition to the
weather-related ones answered by officers yesterday.
Only 1 accident was reported in the
City that had no injuries.
Keep an eye to the sky again today but especially during the early
evening hours. As a front pushes through, a line of thunderstorms, similar to
yesterday’s storm, will form and move through almost in a straight line across
the area. These storms could be severe in nature with strong, damaging winds,
heavy downpours, dangerous lightning and even some small hail—if it all holds
together. Be aware if you will be out and about and keep an eye on the weather!
Sheriff’s Deputies worked 32 incidents on Thursday. A stop on Apple
Drive resulted in a citation for texting
while driving for Vonteresia D. Foster. Following a stop on Highway 30 west,
Kelly A. Bryan was charged with speeding. Rardricka M. Mitchell was cited for a
seat belt violation after a traffic stop on Lamar
Street. Warnings were issued in the other
Deputies answered a suspicious person complaint on Highway 30 at Buchanan
Road. A domestic disturbance occurred at 174
Irene Drive. Deputies answered alarm
activations, assisted with traffic control and had a welfare check.
Housed in the SumterCounty Jail today:
Shekeira Deshaun Hinton for felony failure to appear; Martrice Lashone Thomas
for probation violation; Anthony Lorenzo West for probation violation; and
Justin Ferrell Wilson for possession of marijuana.