will be a busy night for the SumterCounty Board of Commissioners. A called meeting
will start at this
afternoon in the Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse. The purpose of the called meeting is to discuss an
appointment to the SumterCounty Tax Assessor’s Board. Immediately
following the called meeting, the regular monthly meeting will begin at 6 this
evening. During the regular meeting, a public hearing for an alcoholic beverage
license for Get-n’-Go on US 280 east will be heard. Another public hearing on
the license application will be held on February 10th. All meetings
of the Board of Commissioners are open for the public to attend.
The monthly meeting of the Mayor and
City Council will be held this Thursday afternoon at 5 in the Lecture Hall of
the NursingBuilding on the GSW Campus. The community is invited to attend.
Also on Thursday, that will be the
deadline to sign up for the Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Challenge, a 12-week
Health & Wellness program. For more information contact Ivy at the Chamber
Office at 924-2646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get your tickets now for the SumterCounty Friends of the Public Library’s 26th annual fundraising
theater event for the LakeBlackshear Regional Library. The 2-day event will be
on Saturday January 31st and again on Sunday February 1st.
For tickets or for more information call 924-8093. The location will be at the LakeBlackshear Regional Library at 307 E. Lamar Street.
& Girls Club of Americus/Sumter County will host the first meeting of the
year tomorrow January 21st at . The public is invited out to meet the new Chief Volunteer Officer,
Dr. Shirley Reese and be a part of the installation of the 2015 Board Members.
This will take place at the Boys & Girls Club Administrative Office at 103 Hosanna Circle, right beside the main club in Americus. Light refreshments will be served. The
community is invited to join in and meet the new Board and visit with the
existing Board members.
A $1000 reward is being offered in
the suspicious fire this past weekend at Farmer’s Seed & Feed on the corner
of Hampton and Forsyth Streets. Anyone with any
information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible should
contact the Americus Fire and Emergency Services or the
Americus Police Department.
Americus Police had a busy holiday yesterday. A
report was made for 34-counts of forgery at 1043 E. Forsyth Street.
Freddie Zachary Calloway Jr. was
arrested at 114
Garden Lane for battery and sexual battery.
A theft occurred at 242-C S. Dudley Street.
A criminal trespass complaint was
made at 1536
N. MLK Boulevard.
An aggravated assault, burglary,
cruelty to children and disorderly conduct as a result of a domestic
disturbance was reported at 701-B Davenport Street.
A simple battery and criminal
trespass resulting from a domestic call was made at 5C 1130 Felder Street.
Other domestic calls were answered at
Eastview Drive and 703-B
An auto was entered at 103 Edgewood Drive.
2-counts of shoplifting occurred at 1301 E. Lamar Street.
A hit-n-run accident took place at 636 Lewis Lowe Court.
Officers worked 2 accidents yesterday
with 1 injury complaint.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked a total of 103 incidents over the last 3-day
period. 64 of the incidents were traffic stops as license and seat belt checks
were conducted over the holiday weekend. Several arrests were made and numerous
warnings were issued. Various offenses for speeding, DUI, failure to maintain
lane, seat belt violations and improper passing were noted by Deputies as well
as Troopers who initiated the various checkpoints throughout the County. 20
arrests and citations were issued.
Deputies answered civil complaints at
1029 US 19 north and 347 Neon Bass Road. A bad child complaint was made at 121 Packinghouse Road. Suspicious person complaints were made at
126 Rainbow Terrace, 499 Arch Helms Road and 383 Highway 30 west. A damage to property complaint was made at
166 Old Stage Road. A domestic disturbance was answered at 303 Kings Drive.
Currently housed in the SumterCounty Jail: Marissa G. Anderson for DUI and a seat belt violation; Brandon
Marquis Burney for theft by shoplifting; Freddie Zachary Calloway for battery/
sexual battery; Fabian Lakeith James for obstruction/ probation violation;
Travis Antwan King for DUI/ failure to maintain lane/ driving on the wrong side
of an undivided street/ violation of conditions of a limited permit; Keidrick
Arnez Pitts for probation violation; James Arthur Porter for criminal trespass;
Joseph Lee Robinson on a bench warrant; Travis Robinson for probation
violation; Jacqueline Charmaine Streeter for illegal possession of a controlled
substance; Mario Lamar Walker for open container/ possession of marijuana-less
than an ounce; Tracy Denise Walker for southwestern probation; and George Williams
for probation violation.