Time and space are running out to sign up for the Ladies Handgun
Safety Course that will be held on Thursday October 15th. The
classroom portion will be at
on the 15th at the Sumter County Ag Center on US 19 south.
Pre-registration is required due to the limited class size. If you do not have
a permit, you will need to bring your personal ID for background check
purposes. The shooting range portion of the course will be on Saturday October
at the McMath Mill range. You will need to bring your own handgun and 30 rounds
of ammunition. This is a FREE
course offered by the Sheriff’s Office. To sign up call today at 924-4094 ext.
221 or 232.
Residents of Districts 1 & 2 will have
a Neighborhood Watch meeting at 6 this evening in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding. Lt. Sims and Sgt. Brown will be speaking
on Block Captains and suspicious activity reports and conducting Neighborhood
Watch meetings on your block through your Block Captains. Council Members
Juanita Wilson and Nelson Brown are asking all residents to attend so you can
make your streets safe one block at a time.
The SumterCountyBOE has committee meetings starting at 4 this afternoon to be followed by
the monthly work session at 6 this evening. The regular monthly meeting of the
BOE will be this Thursday at . All of these meetings will be held in the boardroom of the SCSAdministrationBuilding. The public is welcome to attend.
Americus-Sumter will play Westover in
Albany at 7 this Thursday night. Other games for
area teams will be on Friday night at . SouthlandAcademy is at home hosting DeerfieldWindsor. MarionCounty is at home hosting Brookstone. SchleyCounty will travel to Columbus to play Pacelli. Once again, that’s a kick-off on Thursday in Albany and on Friday night for all the other area games.
The 12th annual Breast cancer
Awareness Walk will be held on Saturday October 24th beginning
downtown at Lenny’s Market on Hampton Street. Registration is at with the walk beginning at . This year’s T-shirts may be purchased at the front desk of PhoebeSumterMedicalCenter. You do not have to purchase a shirt to participate in this year’s
walk. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Patricia Fennessy of Phoebe Sumter
Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Americus Police were busy over the weekend
responding to well over 50 miscellaneous and domestic-related calls. 34
miscellaneous calls were answered along with 18 domestic-related calls that
kept officers on the move. Criminal trespass complaints were made at 412 Peggyanne Drive; 505 Bell Street; 100-A Bozeman Circle; and 303 W. Lamar Street.
Autos were entered at 214 Earl Street, 117-B Fairway II Drive and 1130 Felder Street.
A juvenile was arrested on unruly
charges at 2000
Gwendolyn Jean Josey was arrested for
habitual violator and failure to maintain lane for a Tuesday incident on Millard Fuller Boulevard.
A battery complaint was filed at 1711 E. Lamar Street.
Thefts took place over the weekend at
Barbara Battle Way and 1512
A forced entry burglary was
investigated at 804 Willis Street. A burglary also occurred at 904 MLK Boulevard.
A theft by conversion occurred at 70 Barbara Battle Way.
Adam H. Riley was arrested at 1201 MLK Boulevard for purchase, attempt to
purchase or possess any alcoholic beverage by persons under 21.
A civil complaint was filed with
police at 125
W. Lamar Street.
A loitering complaint was made at 1412 E. Forsyth Street.
Following a traffic stop on E. Lamar Street, Christopher Lee McAlvain was arrested for
driving on a suspended license and a seat belt violation.
A shoplifting incident occurred at
A sexual assault is being
Hit-n-run accidents over the weekend
occurred at 733
E. Forsyth Street, on Crawford
and at 305
Officers worked 3 weekend accidents
that had 1 injury complaint.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies were busy with domestic disturbances this past
weekend. Domestic calls were answered at 104 Oakridge Drive; 132 N. Village
Drive; Lot L 266 Tulip Drive; 6A 1655 US 280 east; 210-D Little Bear Branch
Road; on US 280 east near Leslie; 103 Oakridge Drive where Carmen L. Mansfield
was arrested for aggravated assault and obstruction; and to 411 Crawley Street
where Mario L. Robinson was charged with battery.
Deputies answered suspicious vehicle
complaints on the Arch Helms Road and Rabbitt
Branch Road. Civil complaints were made at 109 Arcadian Street and 124 Odom Road Extension. Bad child complaints were filed
at 708-A US 19 south and 124 Santa Rosa Drive. Damage to property was reported at 1533 S. Lee Street. Deputies conducted 13 weekend traffic
stops. Following a stop on S. Lee Street, Maala N. Mulji was arrested for DUI. After a stop on US 280 west,
Jacquelyn M. James was charged with speeding. Warnings were issued in the other
traffic cases. Deputies worked 5 weekend accidents with only 1 deer-related. All
totaled there were 62 weekend incidents.
In the SumterCounty Jail today: Alvin Dean Bateman for aggravated battery; Randy Bernard
Ford for child support and misdemeanor probation; Luis Manuel
Hernandez-Rosiles-holding for USMS; Carmen Little Mansfield for obstruction and aggravated assault;
and Tiffany Nicole Sims for simple battery.