Drivers need to be aware of
bicyclists on the road tomorrow morning during your daily commute. The reason? Tomorrow
is Bike to Work Day and those riding your bikes can stop by the front lawn of
the PublicSafetyBuilding from to for free morning snacks and coffee at the
energizing station. At high noon tomorrow, ride your bike to RylanderPark downtown and enjoy a free pizza lunch
with Mayor Barry Blount. Bike to Work Day is sponsored locally by Sumter Cycling and RiverValley Regional Commission.
County Schools educator has received national recognition. Each year, PBS in
conjunction with the Henry Ford Learning Institute sponsors the PBS Teacher
Innovative Awards. This year 272 teachers entered the contest and 30 teachers
across the United States were chosen for a first, second or third
place finish. Keisha Hobbs, Technology Lab teacher at SumterCounty Elementary was selected for one of ten
third place PBS Teacher Innovative Awards. As part of her third place finish,
she received a prize package filled with items from PBS Learning Media and the
Henry Ford Learning Institute. She will be invited to partner with PBS and
local public television stations as a leader in classroom innovation.
Week activities are winding down in the SumterCountySchool system. Spirit Week activities conclude
tomorrow night during the annual Spring Football game at Alton Shell Stadium at
Finklea-Robinson Field at 7pm. Each school will be on the field to present a
cheer. Spirit Week shirts are on sale at each of the schools for you to wear at
the game tomorrow night. Tickets will be $5 at the gate tomorrow night.
Business After Hours will be
hosted by Americus Glass Company at 135 S. Jackson Street this evening from to 7. Chamber members and prospective
members are invited to attend this No-Work Network opportunity.
A Caregiver Support Group meeting will start this afternoon at at the AmericusDayHealthCenter at 721-A Felder Street. The guest speaker will be Jennifer
Cooper from M.R.S. Homecare who will discuss their services and products
available for residents in their homes.
Americus Police were busy on Wednesday. There were
quite a few domestic-related calls answered by officers in the past 24-hours. One
domestic call led to the arrest of De’Wain Jordan for disorderly conduct at 709 Carver Street.
A juvenile was arrested for
burglary at 40-C Brinson Drive. Another burglary was investigated at 551 Hosanna Circle.
forgery is under further investigation at 102 Lonnie Lane.
Thefts occurred from 109-C Prince Street and 50-B Reddick Drive.
A criminal trespass complaint
was made at 257-C Lonnie Lane.
A traffic stop on Tripp Street resulted in 2 arrests. The driver, Tyler
Douglas Williams was arrested for an expired driver’s license and having an
expired tag and registration. A passenger, William Taylor Welch was arrested
for open container and possession of marijuana less than an ounce.
A juvenile was arrested at 1023-A Elm Avenue for obstruction and simple assault.
An auto was entered at this morning at 5F 1034 Elm Avenue.
Officers worked 2 accidents
yesterday that had 1 injury complaint.