The community is invited to attend a
candidate forum at 7 tomorrow night in the Nursing Amphitheater at the Rosalynn
Carter Complex on the GSW campus. The candidate forum will feature candidates in
Georgia House 138, incumbent Mike Cheokas and challenger Kevin Brown. This
forum will give the candidates the opportunity to inform voters about where
they stand on a range of issues facing the state today. This event is open for
the public to attend and is being sponsored by the College Republicans, the
Young Democrats, and the GSW Student Government.
Early voting is winding down. Early voting
will end at the close of business this Friday October 31st. You can
early vote at the Elections Office at the SumterCounty Courthouse from 8 to 5 now through Friday. You will need to have a
photo ID with you. If you do not take advantage of early voting and have not
obtained an absentee ballot, you will need to go to the polls one week from
today on November 4th and cast your ballot in the General Election.
Even at the polls next Tuesday you will need to have a photo ID with you.
The SumterCountyBOE held a working retreat last night with the newly elected Board members
taking part in the session. Some of the items that were discussed last night
were strategic planning, such as the mission, vision and commitments for the
district. Each member was asked to come up with some strategic goals to be
formulated into new or remodeled goals for the system. It was announced during
this discussion that AdvancED will return in February to begin district
accreditation. A power point presentation was next that described what the
system will need to decide which direction it should take. It was briefly
mentioned about having to undergo 2 more ESPLOST passed by the voters in order
to build a new high school. With only a few announcements, the working retreat
was then adjourned. The November 10th work session will be held at with the regular monthly meeting on
Thursday November 13th at .
The Kiwanis Pet Parade is this
Thursday October 30th. Registration will begin at in the Police parking lot on Jackson Street. The parade will then start at 4.
Immediately following the Pet Parade, Downtown Trick-or-Treating will be held for
toddlers to age ten. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult; MUST be in
costume; and MUST wear a special wristband in order to get candy from
participating merchants. You can get the special wristband in the Police
parking lot beginning at .
Also on Thursday, 1stUnitedMethodistChurch on S. Lee Street will have Trunk-n-Treat in the Church
parking lot. The 1stUMC
Trunk-n-Treat will be from 5 to 6:30.
lot of people are calling and are asking about when to Trick-or-Treat? Since
Halloween is Friday the 31st, that’s when you go Trick-or-Treating.
It’s just a few special events on Thursday but you go Trick-or-Treating on
Friday the 31st.
Americus Police had a busy Monday. Thefts occurred
Lakeview Circle and at this
morning at 101-A
Waitsman Drive. A theft by conversion case is under further investigation.
A forced entry burglary was
investigated at 320 Tripp Street. A burglary, theft and criminal trespass was reported at 414 S. Hampton Street.
Antonio M. Whitehead was arrested for
criminal trespass at 313 Hampton Street.
A child molestation case is being
A criminal trespass complaint was
made at 701
Autos were entered at 233 W. Lester Street and at this morning at 1419 N. Lee Street.
A bad child complaint was filed at 720 Felder Street.
A hit-n-run accident was reported at 107-A Country Club Drive.
Officers worked 1 accident yesterday
with no reported injuries.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked a total of 28 incidents on Monday. There were
11 traffic stops conducted with numerous warnings and citations issued. James
D. Warren was cited for expired or no registration
or title after a stop on the Southerfield Road. After a stop on US 280, Trenton R. Hohorst was cited for restrictions on use of blue lights on a
Deputies answered domestic
disturbance calls to 330 Vance Street and 214-A
Church Street. A criminal trespass complaint was made at 118 Pecan Terrace. Reports of
suspicious vehicles were made in the area of Memorial Mile and McArthur Drive. A criminal damage to property in the 2nd
degree occurred at 303-C E. Hill Street. There were other miscellaneous calls answered yesterday.
Currently housed in the SumterCountyJail: Antonio Dwight Binn-holding for WebsterCounty; Michael Lee Faison-bench warrant; Quantavious Markeese Hill-probation
violation/child support; and Braley Trayveon Hollis-probation violation.