The Americus/Sumter Boys & Girls Club will host the 18th
annual Steak & Stake Charity Fundraiser tonight at 6 in the GSWStudentSuccessCenter. A silent auction will start the evening at 5 with the dinner and
program following at 6. Dr. Wintley Augustus Phipps, Founder-President and CEO
of US Dream Academy, will be the guest speaker. For last minute tickets, call
Dr. Shirley Green-Reese at 938-3300 or Susan Ruckman at 942-6618.
The monthly meeting
of the SumterCounty Board of Commissioners will be at 6 this evening in the Commissioners
Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse. This meeting is open for the community to attend.
The SumterCountyBOE has 2 public hearings over the proposed millage rate increase
scheduled for tomorrow July 20th. The first public hearing will be
at tomorrow morning and the second public
hearing will be at 6 tomorrow evening. Both public hearings will be held in the
boardroom of the Central Office. Also tomorrow night at , the BOE will have a called meeting for
personnel matters. This meeting is open for the public to attend. The third and
final public hearing for the proposed millage rate increase will be Wednesday
July 27th at Immediately
following that last public hearing, the BOE will have a called meeting to adopt
the millage rate and 5-year tax digest. For more information, plan to attend
any of these public hearings.
A movement is underway to show support for all law enforcement and the
community is encouraged to come out this Saturday July 23rd starting
around at the PublicSafetyBuilding in downtown Americus. The event is being called “Locking Arms
for Law Enforcement” and this is NOT a protest but a peaceful, prayerful
gathering showing support for all law enforcement and the community as a whole.
This event will hopefully unite Americus and SumterCounty. It is hoped there will be enough to participate Saturday to circle
the entire PublicSafetyBuilding. The entire community is invited.
The Americus Police Department will be presenting “The Citizen’s PoliceAcademy” on Tuesday nights from August 23rd to November 8th.
This twelve week course is intended to give citizens an overview of basic police
operations and provide a forum for discussion of current events and issues.
Participants must be at least 18 years of age and must be willing to commit to
attend the full schedule of training. To register for the course, stop by the
Police Department; call Sgt. John Brown at 229-924-3677 ext 325; or email email@example.com. The application
form can also be downloaded at http://www.americusga.gov/#!police-department/cbbz.
This program is free and open to the public.
Things were rather
quiet to start the week for Americus Police. A theft and unruly juvenile complaint occurred at 1307 Douglas Circle.
Larayshia Reddick and
Cedric Antonie Gatewood were arrested for shoplifting at Wal-Mart.
A forced entry
burglary was investigated at 702 Gail Street.
Monica Faye Young was
arrested for shoplifting at 107 W. Jefferson Street.
At this morning, a complaint of discharging
firearms in the City was made at 2001 Armory Drive.
Officers did respond
to 2 domestic-related calls yesterday along with 1 miscellaneous call.
There were 2 accidents yesterday in the City with no reported injuries.
Sumter County Sheriff’s
Deputies yesterday went to domestic disturbance calls at 1168 Salters Mill Road,
130 Rainbow Terrace and Lot 57 107 Santa Rosa Drive. At another domestic
disturbance at 105 Industrial Drive, Nalia Brown was arrested for criminal
trespass and battery DVA). Deputies conducted 5 traffic stops
yesterday. Following a stop on US 27 east, James N. Lester was charged with
speeding. At a stop on US 49 north, Gregory J. Shingles was charged with
speeding. A theft occurred at 125 Lexington Circle. A neighbor dispute was mediated at 129 Swisher Road. Deputies answered a civil call to 1168 Salters Mill Road. A trespassing incident was reported at
406 US 280 east. A hit-n-run accident occurred on
SunsetPark at Bumphead
did work 3 accidents yesterday with 2 being deer-related.
In the Sumter County Jail today are: Nalia Brown for
battery (DVA) and criminal trespass; James David Hardee
for probation violation; Cedrick Octavius Marshall for criminal trespass; and Frederick
Bernard Wright for child support.