you haven’t come to early vote by 5 this afternoon then you will go to your
polling place this Tuesday July 22nd and vote in the run-off. Early
voting ends today at 5 in the Elections Office at the SumterCounty Courthouse. Election officials are pleased with the turnout since
early voting started back on June 30th. Voters are deciding locally
on 2 seats on the BOE-a 2-year at-large seat and the District 2 seat. All
voters in all districts will choose the at-large seat between Michael Coley Sr.
and Sylvia Roland for a 2-year position. District 2 voters are deciding between
Everett Byrd and Meda Krenson as your BOE
representative AND will also vote for the 2-year at-large
candidate. Early voting comes to an end at 5 this afternoon.
Georgia’s Sales Tax Holiday begins 2-weeks from today. August 1st
and 2nd are the 2 Sales Tax Holidays in which clothing, shoes, back
to school supplies and computers are exempt from Georgia’s sales tax. This year, the Sales Tax Holiday comes after the Sumter County Schools Open
House at which parents can get a list of needed supplies for your children.
Open House for primary and elementary will be on Thursday July 31st
from to Middle and high school Open House will be from to that same night. The first day of school in the SumterCountySchool system is Monday August 4th.
for Pre-K and kindergarten are currently underway at Sumter Primary and Sara Cobb Elementary. Pre-K
through 2nd grade registration is being held at Sumter Primary. Call 924-1012 for more
information. Pre-K and kindergarten registration is also underway at Sara Cobb
Elementary. Call that school at 924-4888 for more information.
Once again Movie at the Market is
being held at Lenny’s Market. Movie at the Market starts about 15-minutes after
dark and admission is free. All you need to bring are chairs or a blanket for
you and your family. $1each gets you bottomless popcorn and drink during the
movie. This week, Fast & Furious 6 will be shown.
Lenny’s Market is now open every
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7 to 1 on Hampton Street in downtown Americus. Fresh produce, farm fresh eggs and baked
goods can be found along with flowers from time to time.
Mayor and City Council meeting will be on Thursday July 24th at and will be held in the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter on Elm Avenue. The location has moved since work will be
getting underway soon on renovating the PublicSafetyBuilding and Council Chambers.
From the Americus Police Thursday incident reports, a case
of identity fraud is being investigated.
A forced entry burglary and criminal
trespass occurred at 412-A Jones Drive. A burglary and criminal trespass was investigated at 124 New Industrial Boulevard.
Thefts took place at 79-B Barbara Battle Way and a bike was taken from 624 Felder Street.
Larry Williams was arrested on a
theft charge at 307 E. Lamar Street.
Officers assisted Code Enforcement
with a situation at 124 W. Peppermint Way.
A disorderly conduct incident occurred
Murphy Mill Road.
Criminal trespass complaints were
made at 108-C
Country Club Drive and 219
Officers went to juvenile complaints
at 1A 110
Knollwood Drive and 122
Town Creek Circle.
A sexual battery case is under
worked 3 accidents yesterday with 1 injury complaint.
The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office
reports the arrest and incarceration of: Christopher Lee Baker for burglary;
William Benard Baker for probation violation; Heather Renee Harper for theft by
taking; Walter F. Lee for theft by taking; Peggy Renee Nimmons for theft by
taking; and Larry Williams for theft by taking.
Deputies worked 31 total incidents
yesterday. Thefts occurred at 629-B Highway 30 west and 123 Ron CircleLot 6. A damage to property complaint was made
Harrold Avenue. 3 traffic stops were conducted. 2 reports of suspicious activity were
investigated by deputies. 3 domestic calls were answered. 1 accident involving
a deer was reported.