Area Beat Report March 1 through 3, 2024
Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Braye, Laquintin Lavez (In Jail), 22, conspiracy to commit a felony Brown, Kaylin Denise (In Jail), 26, Obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers Calloway, Dayton Richard (Time Served), 33, Sentenced for 48 hours Crimes, Caleb Glenn (Bonded Out), 23, DUI-Alcohol/Speeding/Driver use due care Denmark, Trevor Keshawn (In Jail), […] The post Area Beat Report March 1 through 3, 2024 appeared first on Americus Times-Recorder.
Phoebe Sumter Business Office moves to new location
SUMTER COUNTY, Ga. (WALB) - The Phoebe Sumter Business office has moved to a new location. The office is now located at 203 Rees Street and the hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is for anyone who wishes to pay a medical...
The gas price fluctuate between $2.95 and $3.29 in Americus as of 2024-03-04. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.352, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
Murder Mystery Dinner at The Windsor Hotel
Twists, turns, and murder beset The Windsor Thursday night, with a play and dinner running from 6-9 p.m. The Lobby of The Windsor became a stage as larger-than-life actors in eye-catching costumes performed before a rapt crowd. The characters ranged from a colorful mystic, a mysterious lady in red, and an alcoholic musician with an […] The post Murder Mystery Dinner at The Windsor Hotel appeared first on Americus Times-Recorder.
Area Beat Report February 29, 20204
Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Braye, Laquintin Lavez (In Jail), 32, Conspiracy to commit a felony Brown, Natashia Lekeish (Bonded Out), 42, Failure to Appear Burns-Williams, Devante Marquis (In Jail), 32, Serving 48 hours Hooks, Dennis (In Jail), 43, Criminal Trespass – Family Violence/Cruelty to Children/Battery/Failure to Appear Howard, Claire Marie (Bonded Out), […] The post Area Beat Report February 29, 20204 appeared first on Americus Times-Recorder.
Large Attendance for Women’s Wine and Chocolate Walk Exposes Need for Downtown Restrooms
Mainstreet reported over 500 tickets sold for the Women’s Wine and Chocolate Walk. Rob Ceresoli mentioned the event drew an even larger crowd to Americus, as those with tickets brought along friends. “I estimated there was probably close to 1,500, close to 1,600 people on Women’s Wine Walk.” Chair Angela Smith noted that many merchants […] The post Large Attendance for Women’s Wine and Chocolate Walk Exposes Need for Downtown Restrooms appeared first on Americus Times-Recorder.
Join the Women's History Month Reading Challenge on Beanstack for our Local Residents
Celebrate Women's History Month! This month, learn more about women's history and celebrate women authors and illustrators. Log your reading and activities on Beanstack throughout the month to earn fun badges. New to Beanstack? Beanstack is an online reading tracker (web and app) for your whole family. To use Beanstack: Visit cobbcat.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack App (by Zoobean) from the Apple Store or Google Play. Create an account in Beanstack. Add “readers,” yourself and/or the members of your family. Register for a challenge and get reading!Visit here for more details.
Police Shoot Suspect After Being Fired At Near Six Flags
After an unknown number of suspects fired on Cobb police officers near Six Flags Saturday evening, an officer returned fire, striking one of the suspects, according to Shenise Barner, spokesperson for the Cobb Police Department. The suspect was provided medical aid on scene and transported to Grady Memorial Hospital. Barner said the incident began at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday, when officers assisted Six Flags security with what they described as...
Zonings Near You
Here’s a look at the zoning cases the Cobb Planning Commission will consider Tuesday. This list is typically published four times a month — before and after the first Cobb Planning Commission hearing and again before and after the Cobb Board of Commissioners’ meeting. Items that are continued will be heard first at the next commission zoning hearing. Items that are held will be heard at the end of the next zoning hearing. Generally, cases may be held only twice, but they can be continued without limit. ...
Whigham Rattlesnake Roundup
The Downtown Street Festival will be held at Veterans Park Amphitheatre. CCSO receives $650K in grants for Detention Center HVAC Systems. The Crisp County Detention Center has been awarded seven grants. Feb. 4 Storms in South Georgia. Updated: Feb. 4, 2024 at 4:40 PM EST. Photos of damage, tornado and...
Sheriff Bryant Recounts Experience as Sumter County’s First African American Sheriff
Sheriff Eric Bryant, first African American Sheriff of Sumter County, traces his law enforcement career to the influence of a cousin. Seeing him work as a police officer made a strong impression, and Bryant described a desire to become like him. “If we were playing cops and robbers if I couldn’t be a cop, I […] The post Sheriff Bryant Recounts Experience as Sumter County’s First African American Sheriff appeared first on Americus Times-Recorder.
City of Cordele’s Water Department plans to replace fire hydrants, water to be turned off on Friday
CORDELE, Ga. – The City of Cordele’s Water Department will be replacing a fire hydrant on 15th Avenue and 5th Street. The water will be turned off on Friday, March 8, 2024, beginning at 9:00 am. Water will remain off until work is complete. Water will be off at the following addresses:
Phoebe Sumter campus launches new tele-ICU system
AMERICUS, Ga. – In Sumter county, the Phoebe Health System is implementing a new telehealth system. One that will benefit ICU patients and put them in contact with a doctor at a moment’s notice. Phoebe Sumter’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Chris Taranto says that the new tele-ICU system...
Former Head of MCLB-Albany’s Environmental Division convicted of lying to federal agents investigating Clean Water Act violations
ALBANY, Ga. – A federal contractor who served as the Head of the Environmental Services and Public Works Division at the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany was found guilty by a federal jury this week of making false statements about his knowledge of whether a hazardous waste was pumped into the local community’s sewer system.
Americus native Troy D. Jones of United Airlines speaks at SGTC Black History program
Staff Reports Americus native and United Airlines First Officer for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Troy D. Jones spoke about the “celebration of wins” that he and others have experienced when he spoke at the South Georgia Technical College Black History Program in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center on the Americus campus recently. […] The post Americus native Troy D. Jones of United Airlines speaks at SGTC Black History program appeared first on Cordele Dispatch.
The coldest February in Webster County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Taste the Sea in Cordele: 3 Seafood Restaurants You Can't Miss
In this article, we explore three exceptional seafood restaurants in Cordele. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these establishments? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Grand Opening of Slammin Sammis Downtown Cordele
Slammin Sammis a new Florida inspired sandwich shop recently opened in downtown Cordele. On Thursday February 29th, the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to welcome the business into the community. Tim Powers the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce gave the welcoming speech and opening remarks, Rev. Rick Smarr gave the invocation, Director of Downtown Cordele welcomed the business to downtown and expressed their appreciation for bringing the business to the area. Commissioner Vesta-Beal Shephard represented the City of Cordele, welcoming the business to the city. We then heard from Owner – Shelby Davis, originally from Plant City, Florida moved to Cordele and started the business. The name Slammin Sammis was a name that the family came together on after hundreds of names were brought forward in a family group chat. The cuban bread to make the sandwiches comes from the biggest cuban bread bakery in Tampa, Le Segunda. Shelby’s favorite sandwich is the possum roadkill that is made from fresh chuck roast, it is also their best seller.
Cobb Elections to Use Home Rule Map for Candidate Qualifying
The Cobb Board of Elections announced it will use the county commission's "home rule" district map for candidate qualifying that starts Monday, rather than the map signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp. The election board's announcement comes in the wake of the Supreme Court of Georgia scheduling oral arguments in the Cobb Board of Commissioners home rule lawsuit for April 17. In its statement, the elections board said the...