The Friends of Andersonville
and American Ex-Prisoners of War received the 2014 National Park Service
Director’s Partnership Award for their efforts to complete an interactive traveling
exhibit about the Prisoner of War experience. A multi-year fundraising effort
and long-standing collaboration with the staff of Andersonville
National Historic Site was acknowledged with this award, which highlights the
national significance of the partnership. Working together, the two
organizations raised $221,000 to complete the traveling exhibit entitled
“Victory From Within: The American Prisoner of War Experience”.
Tonight at , a candidate forum will be held in the
Nursing Amphitheater at the Rosalynn Carter Complex on the GSW campus. The
forum will feature candidates for Georgia House 138, incumbent Mike Cheokas and
his challenger Kevin Brown. Tonight’s forum will give the two candidates the
opportunity to inform voters about where they stand on a range of issues facing
our state today. The forum is sponsored by the College Republicans, the Young
Democrats and the GSW Student Government. The community is invited to attend.
Early voting ends this Friday October 31st at the close of
business. Early voting is being conducted in the Elections Office at the SumterCounty Courthouse from 8 to 5 now through Friday. You will need to bring a
photo ID with you.
The Kiwanis Pet Parade registration begins at 3 tomorrow afternoon on Jackson Street in the Police Department parking lot. The
Pet Parade follows at 4pm. The Sumter
Humane Society will be taking donations of canned dog and cat food and any
other donations at the Pet Parade. The SHS will have a table next to the registration
table as well as buckets placed downtown for your donations. Following the Pet
Parade, Downtown Trick-or-Treating will be held for toddlers to age 10.
Children MUST be accompanied by an adult; MUST be in costume; and MUST have a
special wristband in order to get candy from downtown participating merchants.
Wristbands will be available in the Police parking lot at .
1stUnitedMethodistChurch on S.
will have a Trunk-n’-Treat from to tomorrow in
the church parking lot.
are some “special” events going on tomorrow but your usual residential
trick-or-treating will be observed on Friday October 31st. When you
send out your trick-or-treaters on Friday is up to you as no restrictions have
been announced. Just use common sense!
Another auto was entered according to the Americus Police incident reports. This incident
occurred last night at 11-C 1034 Elm Avenue when the vehicle was left unlocked. In other police action from
Tuesday, Tomeka Lannette Moore was arrested yesterday on a theft charge for an
October 19th incident at Wal-Mart.
A criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree occurred at
Shoplifting incidents were reported at 1604 E. Forsyth (Fred’s) and 804 Adderton Street (Rubo’s).
A burglary was investigated at 1117-B Magnolia Street.
A theft took place from 125 Bay Street.
Criminal trespass complaints were made at 402 Patterson Street and at 1007-A Denham Drive.
There were several miscellaneous calls and domestic-related calls
answer4d by officers yesterday.
was 1 reported accident yesterday worked by officers with no injuries.
Here’s a weather update: A decent shot at some rain comes this
afternoon and early this evening before moving out and turning cooler. Another
re-enforcing shot of cold air arrives Friday. Some forecasters have the lows
Friday through Sunday night in the 30s. Highs Friday will drop from the low 70s
to upper 50s and breezy Saturday to the low 60s on Sunday and continued breezy.
In other words, a touch of winter will be with us this weekend. This is the
weekend that time changes so before going to bed Saturday night set your clocks
BACK one hour to Eastern Standard Time.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked a total of 27 incidents yesterday. A burglary
at 127 Pecan Terrace led to 2 arrests. Rothman E. Lewis and Peecoya R. Smith
were arrested for possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance, possession and
use of drug-related objects and possession of drugs not in their original
container. A felony theft by conversion is under further investigation. A damage
to property complaint was made at 150 West Rock Hill Drive. Deputies went to 229 Packing House Road to a suspicious person complaint. Deputies
conducted 8 traffic stops yesterday. At a stop on US 27 east, David Bernard
Campbell was cited for DUI, endangering a child by driving under the influence
and child restraint violation. Other cases were issued warnings following their
Housed in the Sumter County Jail today are: Edward Brandon Joiner for
probation violation; Kimberly Paulk Koetzle for driving on a suspended license;
Rothman Edward Lewis for possession and use of drug-related objects/illegal
possession of a controlled substance/possession of a drug not in the original
container; Tomeka Lannette Moore for theft by taking; and Peecoya Renee Smith
for possession of drug-related objects/possession of drugs not in the original
container/possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance/failure to appear.