The SumterCounty Board of Commissioners will hold a called meeting at this afternoon in the Commissioners Room
at the SumterCounty Courthouse. The purpose of this called meeting is to discuss a Board
appointment. Immediately following at approximately , the regular monthly meeting will be held.
The community is invited to attend.
A CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
meeting will be held at 6 this evening at the EMABuilding, the old National Guard Armory at 901 Adderton Street. This meeting is for existing CERT members and anyone interested in becoming
The Alexander H. Stephens Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will have
its regular monthly meeting at 7 this evening at the American Legion Hall on MLK Boulevard. Ken Arvin, Georgia SCV 9th Brigade Commander, will
present the program. All SCV
members and friends are invited to attend.
Just as today will
have plenty of things to do and attend, so will Thursday this week. The monthly
meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be held at 5 in Council Chambers of
the PublicSafetyBuilding. This meeting is open for the community to
An information forum
on the November 8th election will be held this Thursday at at BethesdaMissionaryBaptistChurch. Explanation of amendments and more will be the topics of discussion.
This forum is open to the public.
Thursday is also the
annual Taste of Sumter in downtown Americus starting at Restaurants around the City and County
will be participating and more varieties of what they have to offer will be
available. There will be live music in addition to the great food. Bring the
whole family downtown Thursday for the Taste of Sumter.
There is also high school football Thursday in Columbus at The Americus-Sumter Panthers will play the Northside-Columbus Patriots
at Kinnett Stadium with a kick-off. The other area high school football action will be on
Friday. SouthlandAcademy will be in Chula to play Tiftarea while SchleyCounty plays DoolyCounty in Vienna Friday night. MarionCounty will be at home hosting Manchester. Those Friday night games will kickoff at .
Quick work by Americus Police and some assistance from witnesses
led to an arrest in an armed robbery yesterday morning. At , an armed robbery occurred at American
Pawn and Jewelry at 100-B W.
witnesses saw it happening and followed the suspect as he fled the store. In
less than 30-minutes, DaVontae Terrell Watts was apprehended. He was charged
with armed robbery (gun); aggravated assault (gun); possession of a firearm
during the commission of a crime; and obstruction. He was placed in the SumterCounty Jail.
In other Monday action,
2 burglaries were investigated. The first was at 100 Heads Avenue and the other was at 410 Morris Drive.
An auto was entered
and criminal trespass occurred at 1119 E. Lamar Street.
forgery of a check was reported at 1043 E. Forsyth Street.
A criminal trespass
complaint for a damaged vehicle was made at 952 Anthony Drive.
A juvenile was
arrested and charged with shoplifting at 1711 E. Lamar Street.
There was 1 reported accident yesterday worked by APD.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 2 theft
calls yesterday—to 805 Harrold Avenue and 334
Watermelon Road.Terroristic threats and acts
occurred at 726
S. MLK Boulevard that are under further investigation. A suspicious
person complaint was made at 185 S. Freeman Avenue. Deputies conducted 3 traffic stops
yesterday and issued warnings. Deputies did respond to 2 abandoned vehicles,
some alarm activations and made a welfare check yesterday. There was 1 reported
Housed in the Sumter
County Jail today are: Tanner Franklin Glass for possession of cocaine/
possession of marijuana with intent to distribute/ and obstruction; Ngoc Hong
Ti Nguyen for possession of marijuana- less than an ounce; Jessie James Smith
for 2nd degree felony burglary and parole violation; and Devontae
Terrell watts for armed robbery/ aggravated assault/ possession of a firearm
during the commission of a crime/ obstruction/ 2nd degree criminal
damage to property/ and failure to appear. 1 bonded out of jail yesterday.