is still time to make an appointment to donate blood at this Friday’s community
blood drive. Call the local Red Cross at 924-2026 and make an appointment or go
online to www.redcrossblood.org and
enter sponsor code: PSMC. Those with appointments will get top priority on
Friday but any walk-in will be welcomed. The blood drive this Friday will be
held in the Fellowship Hall of FirstBaptistChurch at 221 S. Lee Street from until Call and
make your appointment today and bring a photo ID with you on Friday.
The monthly meeting of the SumterCounty Board of Commissioners is at 6 this evening. The meeting will be held
in the Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse. The meeting is open for the public to attend. Items that
came before the Commissioners at last week’s work session will be discussed and
voted on tonight.
The monthly meeting of the Mayor and
City Council is this Thursday August 21st at The meeting will be held at the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter at 409 Elm Avenue. The meeting of the Mayor and City Council
are open for the public to attend. The meetings are being held now at the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter due to renovation work now underway at the
Tomorrow from to around 3:30, in partnership with MaconCountyEMA, SumterCounty will be holding the new spotter class conducted by the National
Weather Service. Tomorrow’s class will be held at the MaconCountyEmergencyOperationsCenter at 718 S. Plum Street in Montezuma. Since lunch will be served,
those attending need to let officials know today so a head count can be
obtained for lunch. Call today at 928-4595 if you’re planning to attend the
The SumterCounty Chamber of Commerce will hold the August quarterly membership luncheon
on Thursday August 21st at . The featured guest speaker is Gretchen Corbin, Commissioner of the GeorgiaDepartment of Community Affairs. Tickets are $12 per person. Make your
reservation by calling Ivy at the Chamber office at 924-2646. The luncheon this
Thursday will be held at GeorgiaSouthwesternStateUniversity at . Call today and make your reservation.
last week we were talking about the unusually cool weather for this time of
year? We will soon be talking about the heat wave that is almost upon us here
in the next few days. After the chance of rain subsides this evening, some of
the hottest weather this summer will be here by Thursday. We’re actually
talking about weather forecasters predicting 100-degree weather possibly Friday
and Saturday before the heat wave breaks on Sunday. The heat indices during the
heat wave will be 110-115 degrees and could pose problems to those who have to
work outside. Forecasters want everyone to pay attention to the weather and
take the proper precautions in the days ahead.
Americus Police were pretty busy for a Monday.
Bobby Gerald Bessey was arrested at 400 Rees Street and charged with possession of marijuana
with intent to distribute.
Criminal trespass complaints were
made at 114
O’Hara Road and 104
A shoplifting incident occurred at 204 Manhattan Street.
Kiandrea T. Minter and Justice Adams
were arrested on Hosanna Circle and charged with assault battery.
Responding to a domestic situation at
Michael Wayne Taylor was arrested for aggravated assault and possession of a
Officers went to a juvenile fight on Linnie Street.
A forced entry burglary was
investigated at 1105-A Oglethorpe Avenue.
An assault incident is under
investigation at 101-B Waitsman Drive.
A bad child complaint was made on Burton Circle.
Officers went to a domestic complaint
last night at 1416-B N. Lee Street and arrested Charles G. Bonner Jr. for making terroristic threats,
simple battery and obstruction.
were 3 accidents yesterday with no reported injuries.
Monday was much quieter for the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office than the weekend. 29 total incidents were worked by
deputies yesterday. Deputies responded to 2 civil calls and 1 domestic issue. There
were 3 animal complaints reported. 1 case of harassing text messages was
reported. A burglary was investigated at 125 US 19 south. Deputies worked 8 traffic stops
around the County. Following a traffic stop on US 19 Dylan B. Williams was
arrested for no insurance and expired or no registration. A traffic stop on US
280 at Huntington
resulted in the arrest of Phillip T. Clark for speeding. Warnings were issued
for the rest of the traffic stops. There was 1 accident involving a deer worked
by a deputy.
Currently housed at the SumterCounty Jail are: Charles George Bonner Jr.-terroristic threats and acts/
simple battery/ obstruction and probation violation; Christopher Sharod
Reynolds-probation violation; and Michael Wayne Taylor-aggravated assault/
illegal possession of a controlled substance.