probably watched in awe this weekend as hang gliders could be seen in the skies
over Americus. The 2013 US Hang Gliding Championships continue all
this week at SoutherfieldAirport. 60 competitors from around the world are here competing. The public
is invited to come out and watch take-offs from noon-2pm and landings around Tandem opportunities will also be
available this week.
The last few days of school are here.
The SumterCountySchool system’s last day is tomorrow May 21st.
Baccalaureate services will be this Thursday night at 8pm and graduation will
be this Friday night at 8pm. Both services will be held at Alton Shell Stadium at Finklea-Robinson Field.
SouthlandAcademy’s last day of school is Wednesday May 22nd. Baccalaureate services
will be this Thursday night at at CentralBaptistChurch. Graduation is this Friday night at 7pm in
the Melvin T. Kinslow Gym.
The SumterCounty Board of Education will hold a called meeting this afternoon at in the boardroom of the SCSAdministrationBuilding. The purpose of this called meeting is to
discuss and/or approve the AdvancEd Institution Progress Report; review Policy
JBC (4)—awarding units and transferring credits; and to discuss the tentative
FY 2014 Budget. The community is encouraged to attend.
Compared to past weekends, this was an
unusually quiet weekend for the Americus Police Department. A burglary was
investigated at 207 E. Lester Street.
Korrey B. Harris was arrested for
shoplifting at 1201 MLK Boulevard.
A traffic stop at Saturday morning on Garden Lane led to the arrest of Kendall Tatum for
reckless driving, colliding with a fixed object, his 4th DUI and for
driving without a license.
A juvenile was arrested for criminal
trespass at 84-B
Criminal trespass complaints were
made on US 280 east, 1310 2ndMontgomery and at 809 Hawkins Street where a vehicle was damaged.
A shoplifting incident occurred at 1604 E. Forsyth Street at Fred’s Department Store.
There were 10-counts of identity
fraud reported to police for investigation.
A battery complaint was made on Ashby Street.
A traffic stop at Sunday morning on Prince Street led to the arrest of Justin William Lyle
for his 2nd offense of driving on a suspended license and for a City
Travis Cook was arrested at Sunday morning at 1204 S. MLK Boulevard for a City Probation warrant.
There were quite a few miscellaneous
and domestic-related calls answered by officers since Friday.
A hit-n-run accident was reported on Ashby Street.
worked 3 weekend accidents with no reported injuries. After an accident
investigation on E. Lamar, JaMarcus D. Floyd was arrested for failure to yield
while turning left and driving without a license.
The Downtown Development Authority
and the Americus-Sumter Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring monthly Cash Mobs in
Americus and SumterCounty! A Cash Mob is a new trend in which people use social media to plan
organized events, providing a way to join together and support local
businesses. Cash Mobs encourage members of a community to make an economic
impact by supporting local business, typically spending $15-20 at the business
being mobbed, which creates an immediate economic stimulus. A “Cash Mob” in a
local business in downtown Americus is planned today. Meet at the VisitorCenter downtown between 11-1 to receive further instructions. Don’t forget to
bring $15-20 to spend at the local business! Be sure to check the Americus Downtown Facebook page, Americus and SumterCounty Twitter and the Americus-Sumter Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for
updates! Look for green balloons and a banner to mark the store being mobbed. You
can register for $50 in Downtown Dollars to be given away!