Open House in the SCS system will be held tonight. Pre-K through 6th grades will
hold Open House from 5 this afternoon through 7 this evening. 7th
through 12th grades Open House will be from to School
realignment this coming school year will have a lot of questions for parents
and guardians and tonight’s Open House will provide answers to any questions
that you may have. The first day of school will be this Monday August 3rd
for students in the SCS system.
With school starting on Monday here’s a
reminder about traffic and busses. Be mindful of increased traffic in and
around the schools especially on the Bumphead Road leading to the school complex. Traffic will be hectic
because there will be more students attending in the various schools due to
realignment. Allow yourself some extra time and the same goes for your daily
commute. Busses resume running routes on Monday so remember to stop for the
flashing lights of a school bus loading and unloading students. Drivers could
face serious fines if caught NOT obeying the flashing lights of any school bus.
Open House will also be held in SchleyCounty this evening and students will return to class
tomorrow—that’s the SchleyCounty schools.
The state’s Sales Tax Holidays will start at tonight and will end at on Saturday. For 2 full days, shoppers can take advantage
of tax exempt items just in time for back-to-school shopping. Clothing
(including footwear) with a sales price of $100 or less per item are tax
exempt. School supplies purchased for noncommercial use with a sales price of
$20 or less per item will be tax-free. Computers, computer components and
prewritten software purchased for noncommercial and personal use with a sales
price of $1000 or less per item will be tax-free. Get your school supply lists
at Open House tonight or check in most local stores and save purchasing school
supplies during the Sales Tax Holiday Friday and Saturday.
The community is
invited to a fun-filled night at nearby ChehawPark on Tuesday August 4th. The gates will open at and a concert will begin at 7. Tickets are $10 at the gate
which includes admittance into the park and parking. Local talent Lily Ingle
will be performing along with Consumed by Fire and other Academy of Dreamers singers. Bring your chairs or blankets and come out and
enjoy a great concert. ChehawPark is located at 105 Chehaw Park Road in Albany and Tuesday night’s concert will last from to .
Americus Police report a busy Wednesday. A 3rd degree
forgery case is being investigated.
Lost property was reported from 824 Douglas Drive.
Suspicious person complaints were made at 1107 Turner Street and 1223 Lafayette Street. A suspicious vehicle complaint was made at 1330 N. Jackson Street.
An auto was entered and theft occurred at 206 Maple Street.
Illegal dumping occurred at 208 Westside Drive.
A criminal trespass complaint was made at 118 N. Jackson Street.
A case of identity fraud is under further
Kevin Wesley Orr was arrested for shoplifting
at Wal-Mart and once processed, it was found he also had an outstanding
A forced entry burglary was investigated at 1213 Douglas Circle.
Officers responded to 3 domestic-related calls.
There were 2 accidents yesterday with no
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked 27 incidents yesterday which
included 10 traffic stops. A stop on Highway 49 resulted in Michael R. Finch
being charged with speeding. After a stop was made on the Southerfield Road, Jasmine N. Burkes was cited for child restraint violation.
Also on the Southerfield
M. Harper was cited for child restraints. Deontrey M. Parker was charged with
speeding following a traffic stop on Highway 49 north. Brittney L. Lovelace was
cited for driving on suspended registration after a stop was made on US 280
west. Bonny H. Russell was cited for improper passing of emergency equipment on
US 19. Warnings were also issued to drivers.
Deputies went to reports of abandoned vehicles
Thefts occurred at 1941 US 27 east and 900 SGT Parkway. Burglaries were investigated at 100 Spring Hill Church
Road at Springhill Baptist Church and 1211 US 49 north at Daniel Grove Baptist
Church. Suspicious vehicle complaints were made on the Hawkins Road and Lot 18 971 Brady Road. A child abuse case is being
In the Sumter County Jail: Keyshawn Devorce for
probation violation; Trevor Sherard Hall-back to make bond; Jacob Jamal Ingram
for felony probation violation and child support; Keith Darvell Lindsey holding
for USMS; Everette Antoine Mack holding for Clayton County; Leona Paige Mooney
for southwestern probation; Kevin Wesley Orr for theft by shoplifting; and D’Quinton
Narkeith Worthy for felony probation violation.