The SumterCounty Board of Commissioners monthly meeting in reality turned out to be a
2-hour discussion last night. The only item voted on was the approval of the agenda.
A plaque and presentation was made in recognition of the SumterCountyRetired Educators.A public hearing for
an alcohol license at 225 Jenkins Road lasted nearly an hour as those for and against the application were
heard. This was the first public hearing with final action next month. Several
items on the agenda were then mentioned with final action coming next month.
Discussion on proposed round-abouts at several locations including US 280 at Lamar Road were also mentioned. After a few announcements
and final comments, the meeting was adjourned.
Also at the Courthouse yesterday was a
murder trial that came to an end. Jermaine Taylor pleaded guilty in the double homicide from
December of 2014. He was sentenced to life in prison. A shootout at a Price Street home in December of 2014 led to the death
of Marcus Harper and Martin Thames. Jermaine Taylor entered his guilty plea
after 5 yesterday afternoon which was the second day of testimony in the case.
The monthly meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be held at 5
tomorrow afternoon. This meeting will be held in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding in downtown Americus. Several people have signed up to address
Mayor and Council in addition to the items on the agenda. The meeting is open
for the community to attend.
If you’re planning on attending the City Council meeting at 5 tomorrow
downtown, be aware that the Americus-Sumter homecoming parade will start at 6
through the downtown area and traffic will be congested.
You can still make an appointment to donate
blood at this Friday’s community blood drive in the Fellowship Hall at FirstBaptistChurch at 221 S. Lee Street. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or 1-800-733-2767 or
go online to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: PSMC. Those with an appointment
will get top priority but any walk-in Friday will be welcomed. All blood types
are needed. The blood drive Friday will be held from until Make your appointment today.
community event will be held on Sunday October 23rd at Andrew Chapel
UMC on US 19 near the SchleyCounty line. Art Atsma, an award winning artist, will thrill those in
attendance with his skill, humor and motivational style, focusing on
composition and performance. His programs are in high demand across the country.
He can make any piano come alive. This is another event that the community is
invited to attend to see and hear this outstanding artist.
Americus Police made a few arrests on Tuesday. A
juvenile was arrested for motor vehicle theft at 1009 Douglas Circle.
Jataevious Jamar Williams was arrested for disorderly conduct following
a domestic call to 704 Fulton Street.
Willie Lockhart was arrested for probation violation.
An aggravated battery complaint was filed with officers at 203 McCoy Street.
Harassing phone calls were reported to police.
A burglary was investigated at 6E 110 Knollwood Drive.
Officers responded to 3 domestic-related calls yesterday.
A hit-n-run accident occurred at 10-D 1130 Felder Street.
stayed busy working 6 accidents yesterday that luckily had no reported
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies conducted 2 traffic stops yesterday with warnings
issued. A domestic call was answered at 107 Oak Ridge Drive. (3) 17-year olds—Qymaine D. Thomas, J’Vion
M. Harris and Eddie G. Brown were charged with disorderly conduct at 805 Harrold Avenue for fighting. An unruly juvenile complaint
was made at 915
N. Lee Street. A theft occurred at SumterMiddle School. A hit-n-run accident was reported at 1200 Southerfield Road. Deputies worked 4 accidents yesterday
with only 1 deer-related.
In the Sumter County jail today are: Andredus Bernard Cromity for criminal
attempt to commit a felony and aggravated assault; Kentrell Rashad Deriso for
criminal attempt to commit a felony and aggravated assault; James Allen Lambert
for failure to appear; Willie Lockhart for probation violation; Juqrion Denise
Mathis for criminal attempt to commit a felony/ aggravated assault/ and failure
to appear; John Demetrius watts for criminal trespass; and Jataevius Williams
for disorderly conduct. 1 bonded out of jail yesterday and 1 was back for