Today starts approximately a month long testing of the hydrants by
the AFES. Once the testing has been completed, expect an announcement from AFES.
If you experience cloudy water after such a test in your neighborhood, you
should run your faucet for about 15-minutes. If this does not clear your water,
call 924-3213 and someone from the department will come check it out. These
hydrants tests are necessary to ensure all hydrants are working properly if the
need ever arises and these tests are a requirement for the City’s ISO rating
which affects insurance rates.
Kennedy, the newly named City manager will officially begin his job this
Wednesday April 15th. He is working with interim CAO
Billy Beckett in getting acquainted with the position. Actually, he will assume
position as of Wednesday and will become City Manager when that form of
government begins on July 1st. Mayor Barry Blount and the City
Council feel that Mr. Kennedy has the experience, background and education to
perform the duties of City Manager and are excited to work with him.
Board of Commissioners has changed the date of their regular meeting this month.
The regular meeting was scheduled for Tuesday April 21st. That
meeting has now been changed to Wednesday April 22nd. The time is
still the same at
and the meeting site is still the Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty
Courthouse. All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are open for the
community to attend.
are in for a wet work week. Wave after wave of rain will be coming in from the
Gulf as well as from the west all week long. Since Friday, we had recorded
almost 1.6 inches of rain here at our Highway 30 studios. Some forecasters have
stated as much as 3 to 5-inches of rain is possible in areas throughout this
week and possibly more if a thunderstorm stays in one area for an extended
time. Most of the weekend rain we recorded fell Friday in a few hours. Be aware
of the rainy conditions and drive with your headlights on.
Americus Police had a busy weekend, just not as busy as last week. A
suspicious person and vehicle was reported at 139 US
Criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree occurred at
822 Douglas Circle.
A juvenile was arrested for runaway at 102
Mill Creek Road.
An auto was entered at 320
An aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the
commission of a crime is under investigation at 3B 701
A shoplifting case was reported at Wal-Mart.
2 financial transaction card fraud cases are being investigated from
A forced entry burglary occurred at 1405
N. Lee Street.
Officers responded to a juvenile disorder at 70
Barbara Battle Way.
Sunday morning, Jeffrey Bryan Stewart was arrested on Windsor
Avenue for consumption and
possession of alcohol by a minor.
Criminal trespass complaints were made at apartment 235
140 Lonnie Lane, 720
Harris Street and 105
Following a traffic stop on Oak
Avenue, Jessica Nicole Barfield
was arrested for no proof of insurance and her 2nd offense of
driving on a suspended license.
Thefts occurred over the weekend at 102
Tripp Street, a felony theft from
room 221 1611 E. Lamar Street,
403-B Bessie Mays Circle
and at 200 Price Street.
A juvenile was arrested at
Saturday morning at 1717 Lafayette
Street and charged with unruly
Officers did respond to 5 weekend domestic-related calls along with
a few miscellaneous calls.
There were 8 weekend accidents with 1 injury complaint. 2 of the
accidents this past weekend involved deer.
Sheriff’s Deputies worked 71 weekend incidents. 12 traffic stops were conducted
with citations and warnings issued. Deputies did respond to quite a few
domestic disturbance calls over the weekend. Calls were answered at 114 Pecan
Terrace, 216 E. Church Street,
234 Lexington Circle,
239 Indian Road
and 104 Pryor-Cobb Road.
A theft occurred at 122 Jade Road.
Suspicious vehicle reports were made at 808
District Line Road and at 1178
Hooks Mill Road where Brandon A.
Kahle was arrested for possession of marijuana and DUI-refusal. A civil
complaint was made at 300 McMath Mill
Road. An auto was entered at 126
Swisher Road. A bad child
complaint was filed with Deputies at 263
Little Bear Branch Road. A burglary
was investigated at 100 Easy Street.
A suspicious person complaint was made at 103
Canty Drive. Fights were reported
early Sunday morning at 116 Georgia
Highway 30 west and at 152 Sunset
Park. Deputies assisted with traffic Friday afternoon when trees fell on 2
roads during the afternoon thunderstorm. Deputies worked 4 weekend accidents,
turning 3 over to the GeorgiaState
Patrol. 1 accident worked by GSP was near Pecan Terrace Saturday night just
after 7 when a 6-year old ran into the road and struck a vehicle. He was
knocked backwards and struck his head on the pavement. He was taken to PSMC and
transferred by MaconMedicalCenter
by helicopter. He was taken for precautionary reasons and will make a full
recovery. Meanwhile, the driver that was involved never stopped and left the
scene and the only description was it was a maroon car according to Trooper
Sumter County Jail: Travis Jermaine English for southwestern probation; Leon Hayward
Jackson for stalking/ obstruction/ and terroristic threats; Brandon Arthur
Kahle for possession of marijuana-less than an ounce and DUI-refusal; Joshua
Timothy Mathews for child molestation; Marcus Bernard Miller for probation
violation and failure to register as a sex offender; Recendez Alaniz Nestor
holding for USMS; Lawanda Latrell Thomas for violation of conditions of a
limited permit/ seat belt violation/ excessive noise/ and City probation; Jimmy
Wayne Toms for failure to appear and holding for child support; Shauna Latrice
Williams for obstruction of a law enforcement officer; Jarvis Maynard Willis
for obstruction; and Kasey Nichole York holding for Dougherty County.