The monthly meeting of
the Mayor and City Council starts at 5 this afternoon in Council Chambers of
the PublicSafetyBuilding. The community is encouraged to attend.
Saturday May 21st will be the Community Spring Clean Up. Volunteers
should report at
Saturday morning in the parking lot behind City Hall. The group with the most
volunteers representing your organization will receive $100 in Downtown
Dollars. Gloves, vests and trash bags will be provided by the City.
The regular monthly
meeting of the Sumter County BOE starts an hour earlier than usual at 6 this
evening due to the Baccalaureate Service at 8 tonight. Tonight’s Board meeting
will be held in the boardroom of the SCSAdministrationBuilding and is open for the community to attend.
at the South Campus will be outside at Finklea-Robinson Field tomorrow night,
weather permitting. If not, graduation will be moved to the Georgia
Southwestern Storm Dome and each graduate will be allotted 6 tickets for
family. Baccalaureate will be outside tonight weather permitting but in case of
inclimate weather, this will be moved inside to the South Campus gym. Both events
start at .
Early voting will end at 5 Friday afternoon in the
Elections Office at the SumterCounty Courthouse. If you do not early vote by tomorrow, you will
go to your usual polling place on Tuesday the 24th and cast your
ballot. You must declare a party in the May 24th Primary although
you can simply chose to just vote in the non-partisan races such as school
board, Probate Judge and Superior Court Judge. Whether you early vote or go to
the polls on Tuesday you will need to bring a photo ID with you.
Bike Week wraps up with the annual Ride Your Bike to Work
Day tomorrow. Free morning snacks and coffee will be available at the
Energizing Station on the front lawn of the PublicSafetyBuilding starting at .
Ride to lunch with the Mayor for Pizza in the Park at RylanderPark at .
Ride your bike to lunch and join Mayor Barry Blount for free pizza. Watch out
for the early morning bikers in your morning commute!
Our area COULD see thunderstorms today with potentially
heavy downpours at times. There could be morning thunderstorms only to bubble
back up in the area this afternoon. Tomorrow, there could be thunderstorms with
possibly severe weather. Some estimates have us in the 1 to 2-inch rainfall
range on Friday before finally ending by Saturday. Highs will be around 80 both days and lows in
the mid-60s before a cooler, drier air mass arrives for Sunday. Drive with your
headlights ON during the rainy conditions.
From Wednesday’s Americus Police incident reports, a theft of lost/mislaid property
occurred at 741
A forced entry
burglary was investigated at 228 Frieda Lane.
A shoplifting incident
was reported at 202
W. Church Street at Diya Foods.
An auto was entered
while parked at Wal-Mart.
Animal cases are under
further investigation on Brannan Avenue and Park Row.
A forced entry
burglary and criminal trespass occurred at 601-C Eastview Apartments.
complaints were made at 1415 Parker Street and 913 Ashby Street.
Officers responded to
3 domestic calls and 1 miscellaneous call yesterday.
1 accident was worked by APD with no
Sheriff’s Deputies had
another fairly quiet 24-hour period on Wednesday with a total of 24 incidents.
3 traffic stops were included. Following a stop on US 49 at Reeves Road, Cordera D. Bridges was charged with speeding.A criminal trespass complaint was made at Lot 17
971 Brady Road. Deputies responded to a bad child complaint at 152 Faircloth Road. 1 accident was worked by a Deputy yesterday.
Housed in the Sumter
County Jail today are: Daroyl John Askew for DUI-drugs/ marijuana
possession-less than an ounce/ and possession and use of drug-related objects;
Terell Cannon for harassing communications and terroristic threats; John Emory
Harvey for battery (DVA) and 3rd degree cruelty to children; Rae Ann
Johnson for possession of cocaine; Earl Wayne Moore for probation violation;
and Jonathan Wilkerson for armed robbery/ aggravated assault/ possession of a
firearm during the commission of a crime/ possession of a firearm by a convicted
felon/ contributing to the delinquency of a minor/ and kidnapping.