The Memorial Day holiday kicks off
the summer travel season and is often referred to as the beginning of the 100
Deadly Days of Summer. This past Memorial Day weekend was indeed deadly across Georgia’s highways. 15 people were killed on Georgia’s highways this year during the 78-hour
period ending at last
night. 8 of the fatalities were worked by GSP and local agencies across the
state worked 7. 3 of the statewide fatalities were recorded in Troop G, which
covers southwest Georgia. None of the fatalities were recorded here in SumterCounty or in the Post 10 patrol area. The next lengthy travel period will be
the July 4th weekend.
There is still time to sign up for the
Childhood Obesity Program. This Thursday May 28th, the next meeting
of the Childhood Obesity Program will be held at the Rec Department on Rucker Street from to . New
enrollees will still be accepted for the program which is for children aged 2
through 18. Both parent AND child
must be present for these monthly meetings to receive education, monitoring and
the $20 voucher for the free fruits and vegetables. Again, new enrollees are
still being accepted so plan to attend the next meeting this Thursday May 28th.
All of a sudden, we find ourselves needing
rain. Despite the very wet conditions in April, that hasn’t been the case for
most of May. Rain chances have fizzled out for the most part whenever rain is
forecast especially yesterday. Rain and thunderstorms are in today’s forecast.
In case we miss out on this next rain chance, remember we are under water
restrictions. If you live north of Lamar Street, you water on Monday, Wednesday and
Saturday from until . Those living south of Lamar Street will water on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
from until . There is NO WATERING at all on Fridays. The restrictions are in place
so be mindful of your scheduled watering times.
Have you voted yet for PhoebeSumterMedicalCenter as the MostBeautifulHospital? You can vote daily and often now until the contest ends on June 8th.
There is no limit to the number of times you may vote. To vote for Phoebe Sumter go to www.soliant.com/hospitals-2015/vote.
Remember, vote and vote often is the key phrase.
The offices of the City of Americus and those at the SumterCounty Courthouse will reopen for business today after being closed yesterday
in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Trash pick-up will be pushed back a
day from your normal schedule since there was no pick up yesterday due to the
Americus Police were not AS busy on Monday
Memorial Day as they were for the entire holiday weekend. Another auto was
entered—this time at 528 E. Jefferson Street. Always remember to lock and secure your
vehicles. This vehicle was forcibly entered and items were taken.
A criminal trespass complaint was
made at 142
S. Lee Street.
Robert Terry Westbury was arrested
for felony shoplifting at Wal-Mart.
Konic Halton was cited for loud and
unnecessary noises at 1E 1130 Felder Street.
A burglary and criminal trespass was
investigated at 114-A Hanson Drive.
A criminal attempt and criminal
trespass occurred at 302 E. Forsyth Street.
Officers did respond to 4
domestic-related calls yesterday.
There were no reported accidents in
the City on Monday.
A hit-n-run accident was reported at 1700 E. Lamar Street.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked 71 holiday weekend incidents. There were 18
traffic stops conducted with numerous citations and warnings issued to drivers
for various offenses. There was an illegal possession of a controlled substance
investigated on Harrold Avenue at the South Campus. 2 cases of harassing phone calls were reported. Burglaries
were investigated at 139 Sylvan Road and 125
Harvey Adams Road. Thefts took place from 150 Sylvan Road and 126 Swisher Road. Suspicious person complaints were made at
and 555 Highway 118. There were numerous domestic disturbances over the holiday
weekend. Polly M. Keller and Angie Threatt were charged with disorderly conduct
Cartwright Road Extension. Other calls were to 120 Pecan Terrace, 112 North Entrekin Road, 333 Wiggins Road where Charles E. Stewart was charged with
disorderly conduct, 124 and 104-A Rainbow Terrace and another call to 120 Pecan
Terrace. A suspicious vehicle was reported on Crisp Drive. An auto was entered at 984 Highway 49
south. A trespassing complaint was filed at 1464 Youngs Mill Road. A child molestation case is being
In the Sumter County Jail today:
Tavares Rashawn Caldwell for probation violation; Melvin Kale Crook for
probation violation; Raphaela Maria Garcia for aggravated assault and 3rd
degree cruelty to children; John Fitzgerald Jones for battery (DVA)/ theft by taking/ and obstruction; Bruce
Leonard Lewis holding for USMS; Lewis Mack for DUI/ driving on a suspended
license/ obstruction/ open container/ excessive noise/ and child support;
Charlie Edward Robinson for obstruction; Desiray Jo Turner for forced entry
burglary; and Justin Allen ward for felony escape.