weeks from today on April 28th, early voting begins for the May 20th
primary election. Voters will be casting votes early for 3 seats on the Sumter
County Board of Education-a district representative AND a 2-year at-large candidate and a 4-year
at-large candidate. Thatís the 3 that each voter will be casting ballots for on
the Board of Education. Those seeking seats are from District 1: Alice Green, Elaina Lockhart and Allen Smith; District 1: Meda Krenson, Everett Byrd and Sarah Pride; District 3: Jim
Reid and Willa Fitzpatrick; District 4: Rick Barnes and Gary Houston; and
District 5: Edith Ann Green and Mark Griggs. Candidates seeking the 2-year
at-large seat are Michael Coley Sr., David Kitchens, Sylvia Roland and Penny
Taft. Candidates seeking the 4-year at-large seat are Michael Busman and Kelvin
Pless. Early voting begins on Monday April 28th at the SumterCounty Courthouse in the Elections Office. So voters will cast a ballot for
your District candidate and also cast a vote for a 2-year at-large AND a 4-year at-large candidate. Thatís 3
people that each voter will cast ballots for. There are other offices voters
will be casting their ballots for as well in addition to the school board.
This Saturday April 19th
is the annual SumterCounty Relay for Life Cancer Survivor Luncheon.
Registration will begin at . Cancer survivors can bring one guest with you. The Luncheon will be
held at the WilliamsRoadChurch of Christ. To RSVP, contact Susie Henderson
Relay for Life will begin at on Friday April 26th at Alton Shell Stadium at Finklea-Robinson Field on
the Americus-Sumter South Campus. This is a ďCelebration of LifeĒ sponsored by
the American Cancer Society of SumterCounty. The luminary service in memory and in honor of loved ones will begin
around . The community is encouraged to come out
and join in for a night of HOPE as we Celebrate and Remember!
The monthly meeting of the SumterCounty Board of Commissioners is Wednesday night at in the Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse.† All meetings of the
Board of Commissioners are open for the public to attend.
reminder that if you are NOT registered to vote in the May 20th
primary election you only have until Monday April 21st to become
community blood drive will be held this Friday April 18th from 8 to
6 at the Fellowship Hall of FirstBaptistChurch on S.
To schedule an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org
and enter sponsor code: PSMC. You can also call the local Red Cross at 924-2026
and schedule an appointment. Those with appointments will get top priority but
any walk-in will be welcomed. Please have a photo ID with you.
a reminder but tomorrow is April 15th and your income taxes are
dueóthat is, IF you havenít already filed. If you are still finishing or
perhaps just now starting, if you mail it, make sure itís postmarked before . The easiest way of course is to file
will get a break this week in your daily commute as the Sumter County Schools
are out on spring break and busses will not be on the roads all week. Students
do return to class next Monday April 21st and will be in school for
approximately a month before this school year is completed and the summer break
Americus Police were kept busy this past weekend.
An auto was entered at 1404 E. Forsyth Street.
A theft and criminal trespass
occurred at 1325
E. Lamar Street.
2 arrests were made at Saturday morning at 125 Bay Street. Dexter Leon Leverette was arrested for
assault battery and possession of marijuana-less than an ounce. Quincy Bernard Daniels was arrested for
Kinte Edge was arrested at 67-B Masonic Street for a probation violation.
An aggravated assault took place at 67-B Masonic Street.
After a traffic stop on Peachtree Street, Jesse Daniel Grant was arrested for DUI,
open container, an expired tag and a seat belt violation.
A theft took place from 107-B Bessie Mays Circle.
There was a criminal damage to
property in the 2nd degree at 1222 2ndMontgomery.
Criminal trespass complaints were
made at 1204
Douglas Circle, 1207 Oglethorpe Avenue, apartment 222 140 Lonnie Lane, 813 Douglas Circle, 924 Ridge Street and at 507 Plum Street.
A robbery is under investigation that
occurred at 540
2 juveniles were arrested for
shoplifting and for obstruction at Wal-Mart.
Burglaries were investigated over the
weekend at 611
Lot 22 Weeks Trailer Park and at this morning at 925 Ridge Street.
Seth Rogers Keene was arrested at Sunday morning on Windsor Avenue for consumption by a minor and public
Officers did respond to quite a few
domestic and miscellaneous calls over the weekend.
A hit-n-run accident occurred at 102 Prince Street.
Officers worked 7 weekend accidents
with no reported injuries. Following one accident investigation on the Brady Road, Pedro Avila-Belmontes was arrested for
too fast for conditions, reckless driving and colliding with a fixed object.