Several community meetings are
planned for this week and volunteers are needed to help move our City forward!
The City of Americus Renaissance
Strategic Vision and Plan will hold
community meetings on Wednesday January 28th and Thursday the 29th.
Meetings on Wednesday will be held at the MunicipalBuilding
downtown at 1 for Design and at 3 for Organization. Thursday’s meetings will be
at the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter
at 409 Elm Avenue
for Promotion and at 11 for Economic Development. Come attend one or more of
these meetings and learn how you can get involved.
Applications to reserve a seat for
the FurlowCharterSchool are due by February 14th. Those
interested can stop by the FCS
Office in the old CherokeeSchool on Cherokee Street from to Mondays and
Sara Cobb Elementary will host a
“Parent Technology Workshop” on Thursday January 29th at 12noon and
again at The purpose
is to explore the use of technology to improve student achievement.
Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.
If you watch the American Pickers program
on TV, then listen up! The American Pickers are headed to Georgia in April and they will be looking for
leads throughout the state, specifically interesting characters with
interesting items and lots of them! The show’s stars, Mike and Frank, only pick
private collections so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions,
businesses or anything open to the public. The ONLY things they are NOT looking
for includes farming/agricultural items, tools, glassware, appliances,
tractors, crocks, stoves or country primitives. If you have a large collection
or want to refer someone go to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call and leave a message at 1-855-OLD-RUST.
This is the
last week to purchase tickets for the 26th annual fundraising
theater event for the LakeBlackshear Regional Library. The SumterCounty Friends of the Public Library will sponsor the 26th annual
event this Saturday January 31st and on Sunday February 1st.
Both performances will be held at the LakeBlackshear Regional Library on Lamar Street. To purchase your tickets for this weekend’s performance, call
Americus Police had an active weekend. A financial
transaction card fraud was reported.
A simple assault (DVA) occurred at 118 Laurel Circle.
A juvenile was arrested for burglary
Criminal trespass complaints were
made at 510 and 512 Winn Street and 711 Brooklyn Terrace.
Au unruly juvenile report was made at
403-B Bessie Mays
At Saturday morning at 116 W. Lamar Street, Nia Robinson was arrested for reckless
conduct; Chesley Jordan and Shamaya Campbell were arrested for assault battery.
Campbell was also arrested for an outstanding
Answering a domestic call to 302 Burke Street, Margarita Salinas was arrested for possession of cocaine and
possession of marijuana-less than an ounce.
A theft took place at 1503-B E. Lamar Street.
A simple battery for a domestic call
was made at 140
After a traffic stop on N. Jackson Street, George Harrington Jr. was arrested for
possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
A disturbance at 310-B East Forsyth
Street led to the arrest of Mary Ann Sampson for disorderly conduct; Vaucheaun
F. McNeal for disorderly conduct; and Brooklyn McNeal for disorderly conduct
and reckless conduct.
A forced entry burglary at 805 Harrold Avenue led to 2 arrests. Dontavious M. Shelton
and DeAndre R. Brown were arrested and charged with forced entry burglary.
Tristen Lee Gosa was arrested at 1711 E. Lamar Street for shoplifting.
Brandon Frank Robbins was arrested at
703 Tom Gailey Plaza for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute,
giving a false ID to law enforcement and for 2 outstanding warrants.
Harassing phone calls were reported.
Officers went to a deceased person at
K-7 SouthlandHeights Apartments. Eddie J. Berryhill was found deceased at that location.
A stolen vehicle, a 2004 grey
Mitsubishi Galant was stolen from 113 Country Club Drive.
A hit-n-run accident occurred at 329 W. Lamar Street.
There were 4 weekend accidents with
no reported injuries.
The SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office worked a total of 62 weekend incidents with 19
traffic stops. Christopher B. Carter was cited for driving on a suspended
license on Rucker
Jarvis M. Tyson was arrested for possession of marijuana following a traffic
stop on Georgia 3. Arthur L. Travis was given a speeding
ticket on US 19 south. Warnings were issued in the other traffic cases.
Deputies went to thefts at 629-B Highway 30 west and 205-B Murphy Mill Road. Suspicious vehicle complaints were made
Poole Gin House Road and on Yankee Road. Domestic disturbances were reported at 179 Ginger Drive, 118 Ida Drive and 121 Mad Dog Extension. Burglaries were
investigated at 594 US 49 south and at 318 Middle River Road. Deputies mediated a neighbor dispute at
133 W. Rock
Hill. A suspicious
person complaint was made on Highway 195 south. Deputies worked or assisted in
7 accidents with deer involved in just 1 for the weekend.
Currently housed in the Sumter County
Jail: Deandre Re’Quan Brown for burglary; George Harrington for possession of
marijuana with intent to distribute; Brandon Frank Robbins for possession of
marijuana with intent to distribute/ giving a false name to law enforcement;
Margarita Salinas for possession of cocaine/ possession of marijuana-less than
an ounce; Dontavious Montrell Shelton for burglary; and Jarvis Marquis Tyson
for possession of marijuana-less than an ounce.