On a drizzly day,
the ground was broken for a TSPLOST project that the voters actually voted on
way back when the TSPLOST was first passed. The four-laning of the SGT
Parkway was one of the projects
that were listed on the regional projects that were part of the TSPLOST
projects and yesterday the project became a reality. The first phase will be
the relocation of the utility poles much like what had to be done with the
widening of US 19 years ago. Once that has been completed then the widening
This weekend will be an ENERGY STAR and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday in the state of Georgia. Unlike the previous back to school sales
tax holiday this summer, this will be a 3-day savings period for consumers from
this Friday through Sunday. During the sales tax holiday this weekend, items
will be exempt from sales tax if they have the ENERGY STAR or WaterSense label and have a purchase
price of $1500 or less per item. Just a few items include clothes washers,
doors, fluorescent light bulbs, bathroom sink faucets, high-efficiency toilets
Pre-registration is required for the Fall
Ladies Handgun Safety Course sponsored by the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office. The classroom portion will be Thursday October 15th
at at the Sumter County Ag Center. If you do
not have a permit, bring a photo ID for a background check. The shooting range
portion of the course will be on Saturday October 17th at at the McMath Mill range. This is a free
course offered by the Sheriff’s Office but due to limited class size,
pre-registration is a MUST! Call 924-4094 ext. 221 or 232 to sign up. If you
have already signed up, please call and reconfirm.
High school football this Friday night in the area has 2 local teams on
the road and 2 local teams having homecoming. Playing on the road this week
will be SouthlandAcademy in Valdosta to play Valwood and MarionCounty in Columbus to play Pacelli. SchleyCounty will host Central-Talbotton for homecoming and Bainbridge will be the
homecoming opponent for Americus-Sumter. All games will kick-off Friday night
Districts 1 & 2 will have a
Neighborhood Watch meeting this Monday October 5th at in Council Chambers of the PublicsafetyBuilding. Lt. Sims and Sgt. Brown will be speaking
on Block Captains and suspicious activity reports and conducting Neighborhood
Watch meetings on your block through your Block Captains. Please make your
plans to attend on Monday to find out how you can make your streets safe one
block at a time.
Americus Police were kept busy yesterday answering
domestic and miscellaneous calls. There were 9 miscellaneous calls and 5
domestic-related calls during the 24-period. Officers also answered 4 criminal
trespass complaints. Criminal trespass complaints were made at 123 Linnie Street; 1212 S. Lee Street; 114 Strife Street; and 1604 E. Forsyth Street.
A forced entry burglary was investigated at 312 Hosanna Circle. A burglary also was investigated at 911 Ashby Street.
2 case of harassing phone calls were reported to police.
A suspicious vehicle complaint was made on W. Dodson Street at this morning.
A hit-n-run accident occurred on Millard Fuller Boulevard.
Officers worked 4 Tuesday accidents in the City with 1 injury
Tuesday was another fairly quiet day for the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies. Only 19 incidents were worked by Deputies. Domestic
disturbances were reported at 120 Washington Street in Plains and to 1225 US 19 north. Civil complaints were made at
the Courthouse. Harassing phone calls were reported. Burglaries were
investigated at 103 Holman Road and 173
Grover Drive. 1st degree forgery is under investigation on Holman Road. A case of fraud occurred on Highway 308.
Deputies went to a theft at 100 W. Jefferson Street. Following a traffic stop US 280 east at
Gladys Timmon was charged with passing in a no-passing zone.
Cherronda Lafaye Tookes is in the SumterCounty Jail back for Court.