you didn’t take advantage of early voting but plan to vote in the run-off
election tomorrow, than plan on going to your usual polling place. Early voting
came to an end this past Friday and election officials were pleased with the
turnout. The regular polling places will be the ONLY place voters can go and
cast a ballot on Tuesday. The SumterCounty Courthouse IS NOT a polling place-that was only for the early voting.
The polls tomorrow will open at and will close at around the county. All voters in all districts will be voting for an
at-large seat on the SumterCountyBOE. Michael Coley Sr. and Sylvia Roland are seeking this 2-year at-large
seat on the BOE. District 2 voters will choose between Everett Byrd and Meda Krenson as your BOE
representative as well as vote for the at-large candidate. Again, if you did
not early vote and you want to vote tomorrow, go to your usual polling place
and cast your ballot. Make sure you have a photo ID with you.
Tuesday will be a busy day. Not only
will you be voting, but you can also go to the 16th annual Steak
& Stake fundraiser to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. The fundraising
event at the GSWStudentSuccessCenter begins at tomorrow
with a silent auction to be followed by the dinner and program at 6. Americus native son and former NFL Head Coach Dan
Reeves will deliver the keynote address.
It will be a busy 2 days for the Boys
and Girls Club. The big fundraiser is tomorrow night and a special
re-dedication and renaming ceremony will take place this Wednesday at 551 Hosanna Circle at . The Boys and Girls Club of Americus/Sumter County will officially
become the Bill Harris Sr. Boys and Girls Club at special ceremonies at this Wednesday. Special dignitaries will
be on hand for the occasion and the community is strongly encouraged to attend.
Refreshments will follow the ceremony on Wednesday.
Open House in the Sumter County Schools
will be on Thursday July 31st next week. Primary and elementary
school open house will be from 5 to 7pm and then middle and high school open
house will be from 6 to 8pm next Thursday. Open house will be a good
opportunity to get a list of school supplies and then take advantage of Georgia’s Sales Tax Holiday on August 1st and 2nd.
Clothing, back to school supplies, computers and other school-related items
will be tax-free for the 2 days. Parents can save by taking advantage of the
Sales Tax Holiday. Students in the SumterCountySchool system return to class for the new school
year on Monday August 4th.
Despite the weekend weather, Americus Police were pretty busy. Autos were
entered over the weekend at 14-D 1034 Elm Avenue (twice), 504 Valley Drive and 712 Barlow Street.
A forgery was reported at 1711 E. Lamar Street.
At a traffic stop on Walker Street at Saturday morning, Johnny Dean Durham Jr. was arrested for his 2nd
DUI, for too fast for conditions, fleeing and attempting to elude and driving
on a suspended license.
Following a traffic stop on S. Lee Street at Saturday morning, Milo Vidal Mumford was arrested for failure to
maintain lane and DUI-refusal-2nd offense.
James Thomas Tanner was arrested at Saturday morning at 1215 Elm Avenue for discharging firearms in the City.
After a traffic stop on S. Jackson Street 2 drug arrests were made. David Raybon was
arrested for possession of marijuana. Miethia Jackson was arrested for
possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
A criminal damage to property in the
2nd degree complaint was made at 101-A Waitsman Drive for a damaged vehicle.
A traffic stop conducted on E. Lamar
Street led to Sherri Lashun Dorsey being cited for no insurance and operating a
vehicle with suspended registration.
Criminal trespass complaints were
made at 155
Hosanna Circle, 403-B
Academy Street and 107
W. Forsyth Street over the weekend.
Anna Alicia Morgan was arrested for
DUI and a seat belt violation following a traffic stop early Sunday morning on S. Lee Street.
After a traffic stop on Felder Street at Sunday morning, Andre Vernard Ingram was arrested for driving on a
suspended license, too fast for conditions and obstruction.
At Sunday morning, Levi Chris Thomas was arrested for DUI and failure to
maintain lane following a traffic stop on N. Jackson Street.
Catherine Cross was arrested for
restraint of dogs on Westside Drive.
A burglary was investigated at
140 Lonnie Lane. A burglary and criminal damage to property in the 1st
degree is being investigated at 216 Sharon Drive.
David Lee Gosewisch was arrested at 430 Forrest Street on a simple battery charge.
Thefts occurred over the weekend at 310 Ashby Street (bike), 104 Town Creek, 1605 E. Lamar Street, 323 Allen Street and at 104-B Frieda Lane.
Orlando Cornelius Johnson was arrested at 102 Lonnie Lane for an outstanding warrant.
There were 3 weekend accidents with
no reported injuries.
The SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office had a busy weekend. 87 total incidents were reported since
Friday. 28 of the 87 were for traffic stops. After a traffic stop on US 49
north, Cheryl Word was arrested for speeding. A stop in the PerlisPlaza resulted in the arrest of Amos L. Moore for expired registration.
Following a stop on US 19 south, Jerry W. Anthony was arrested for an expired
registration. On Highway 30 west, a traffic stop led to the arrest of Carolyn
L. Bonner for speeding. After a traffic stop on US 49 north, Terry Lawhorn was
arrested for obstruction. Following a stop on US 49, Audra L. Powell was
arrested for speeding.
Deputies went to thefts at 119 Daisy Drive and 118-B Loop Road. A theft of gas reported at 204 E. Church Street. A burglary was investigated at 122 Tommy Hooks Road. Deputies went to an illegal dumping
complaint at 199
Jenkins Road. A criminal trespass complaint was made at 105 5th Street. A bad child complaint was also made to
Delia D. Franks was arrested for
obstruction at 151 Magnolia Road and Timothy B. Vanlerberghe was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
Arrested and in jail are: Eddie James
Baisden for driving on a suspended license; Jeremy Demar Canady for an
outstanding warrant from Monroe County; Marco Dante Cannon for driving on a
suspended license and harassing phone calls; James D. Carter for failure to
maintain lane and driving on a suspended license; David Gosewisch for simple
battery; Charlie James Ingram for illegal possession of a controlled substance;
Miethia M. Jackson forpossession of
marijuana with intent to distribute; Orlando C. Johnson for an outstanding
warrant from Henry County; Denisha Gale Mack for driving on a suspended license
and City probation violation; James Howell Moore for 2-counts of theft by
taking; Elliott Quintrel Stephens for interference with 911 call/ simple assault
(FVA)/ and obstruction; and Victor Vasquez for probation violation and warrant
for Webster County.
There were 4 accidents deputies
worked over the weekend.