Itís Labor Day and itís the unofficial end to summer, although the
calendar says autumn starts on September 23rd. Itís considered the
last summer holiday for many because of the 3-day weekend and the opportunity
to get away and still enjoy the water, the sun and any other thing you may like
to do. It has been a hot weekend without any of the much-needed rain that was
forecast. Lately, it has rained when the percentage was 30% or less and
anything over 50% has totally fizzled out. The rain chances for the next few
days are 30% so maybe we can get some significant rain after all.
week and another scam to be aware of! Last week, Local News told you about the
scam concerning Georgia Power and the debit card payment. This week itís an
automated phone call saying your bank debit card has been reported missing and
to follow the prompts on the call and they will assist you. Do NOT do that! This
too is a scam and if you happen to follow the prompts your personal information
is automatically downloaded and the problems have just begun for you. This reporter
got one of the calls on my cell phone last Friday and the automated call said
it was calling concerning my Peopleís South Bank MasterCard debit card that had
been reported missing. Again, do NOT respond to one of these calls. If it
happens to be your bank card the automated call is calling about, then hang up
and contact the bank itself. 2 weeks, 2 scams to be aware of so be forewarned!
The offices of the SumterCounty
Courthouse and those of the City of Americus
are closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday. These offices will be open
on Tuesday with regular business hours.
City of Americus
trash pick-up will be pushed back one day due to the holiday today as will
trash pick-up in the County.
Volunteers are needed to become members of the growing team of
professional emergency responders in SumterCounty.
An informational session on volunteering with the SumterCounty
Fire and Rescue will be held this Wednesday September 3rd at at Fire Station#1
located at 210 Rucker Street.
For more information call 924-6603.
school football results from last Friday: Americus-Sumter 28 MaconCounty
40-0 over MillerCounty;
Robert Toombs32-20 over SouthlandAcademy.
This week, Americus-Sumter plays at ShawHigh School
Thursday night at 7 at Kinnett Stadium. Friday night SchleyCounty
begins play at Baconton Charter in Camilla. That game has a kick-off Friday night.
are off this week.
Americus Police has had a busy holiday weekend so
far. A theft and criminal trespass was reported at 120 Lonnie Lane. A theft by deception occurred at 1101 MLK Boulevard. Thefts took place at 306 Hosanna Circle and 214 Burton Circle.
Illegal dumping was reported on Patton Drive.
A traffic stop on W. Church Street led to the arrest of Sharry Russell Perry
for DUI-refusal and failure to maintain lane. Other traffic stops occurred on N. Jackson Street where Ray Anthony Lasiter was arrested for
DUI-refusal. At Saturday morning
on N. Lee
Richard Herman Bell III was arrested for DUI. At Sunday morning on N. Jackson Street, Reginald T. Harris was arrested for
failure to maintain lane and driving without a license. A passenger Zakeius
Williams was arrested for open container. An accident investigation/traffic
stop on W.
Forsyth Street at Sunday morning
led to 2 arrests. Madison Davis was arrested for DUI-refusal and following too
closely. Joshua David Cliett was arrested for 2-counts of DUI-refusal.
Other weekend arrests were made. Benjamin
Lee Warren was arrested on W. Forsyth Street at Saturday morning
and charged with open container. Keith Haynes was arrested at Saturday morning on MLK Boulevard for an outstanding warrant and
obstruction. Desiray Turner was arrested and charged with theft from an
incident at 1008
MLK Boulevard. A drug investigation at 1848-F S. Lee Street at Sunday morning resulted in 3 arrests. Markesia Ming, Tianna Griffin
and Jazime Felton were arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
An auto was entered at 107 Hosanna Circle.
Criminal trespass complaints were
made at 408
Crawley Street, 301
Hosanna Circle, 202
Elliott Street and at 108 Magnolia Court.
A burglary was investigated at 45-B Reddick Drive and a forced entry burglary occurred at 1006 Denham Drive.
Battery complaints under the Domestic Violence Act
were reported at 606 Eastview Drive and 103
Criminal damage to property in the 2nd
degree occurred at 520 Grantham Street and 915 Davenport Street at this morning.
There were numerous domestic calls
answered over the weekend by officers.
3 weekend accidents were reported
with no injuries.