*The SumterCounty Sheriff’s worked a total of 35 incidents on Wednesday. Almost
half (17) were traffic stops around the County. Vaneskia M. Hawkins was cited
for driving on the wrong side of an undivided street. Deputies went to the
North Campus for a bad child complaint. Thefts occurred yesterday at 481 Tallent Store Road and at 113 Jenkins Road. 1 domestic call was answered and there were 3 suspicious
person complaints looked into. There were other miscellaneous calls answered by
in the SumterCounty Jail are: Anthony Glenn Cromer for southwestern probation;
Euveka Shay Haugabook-City contempt; Octavius Shamun Ross-probation violation;
Steve Wiggins for battery; and Lavonne Michelle Serrano for City contempt.*
The SumterCounty Tax Commissioners Office is closed all day today for all
employees to attend a mandatory training with the Department of Revenue in
Cordele. The office will be open with regular business hours starting at tomorrow. All the offices of the SumterCounty Courthouse and those with the City of Americus will be closed on Monday September 1st in
observance of the Labor Day holiday.
The SumterCounty Board of Commissioners will have a special called meeting
at this evening in the Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse. The called meeting is to discuss personnel and
legal matters in executive session. The Board will also discuss any other items
that the Board deems appropriate.
Volunteers are needed to become members of the
professional emergency responders in SumterCounty. An informational session on volunteering with the SumterCounty Fire and Rescue will be held on Wednesday September 3rd
at Fire Station#1, located at 210 Rucker Street in Americus. For more information call 924-6603.
The 78-hour Labor Day weekend travel period begins at tomorrow and ends at on Monday September 1st. Law enforcement will
be out looking for the impaired driver, speeders and those not buckled up.
Distracted drivers who text and drive will also be people of interest. Law
enforcement is expecting a larger number of drivers to be on the road due to a
number of factors. One thing that has popped up as of yesterday is a good
chance of rain this weekend, mainly on Saturday and that could mean treacherous
highways for some on the weekend. There is a chance of rain each day during the
weekend but Saturday is the best chance as of today. If you will be on the
highways for that last summer vacation, drive with care; buckle up and don’t
drink and drive. Avoid becoming a holiday statistic.
High school football this weekend has 3 area teams in
action-2 at home and 1 on the road. The road team is the defending Class A
State Champion Marion County Eagles going to play at MillerCounty at .
and Southland Academy will be at home and both will be looking to even the
season record after opening up with road losses last Friday. Americus-Sumter
will host MaconCounty and SouthlandAcademy will host Robert Toombs. Both games kick-off at . SchleyCounty begins the regular season next Friday September 5th
at Baconton Charter.
Americus Police report 2 autos were entered yesterday. One was at apartment 1J110 Knollwood Drive and the other was at 1 this morning while parked on Oglethorpe Avenue. Both vehicles were left unlocked. In other police action
from Wednesday, a financial transaction card fraud was reported for
investigation. Anthony Glenn Cromer was arrested for an outstanding warrant
following a domestic call to 218 Frieda Lane. Following a domestic incident at 109 Highland Drive, Steve Wiggins was arrested for battery. A theft of a
bicycle occurred at 1039 E. Forsyth Street. A shoplifting incident took place at this morning at 1101 Crawford Street. A hit-n-run accident was reported at 918 Ivey Street. There was 1 accident worked by officers with 1 injury