The SumterCountyBOE will hold a called meeting on Monday August 29th at . The purpose of this meeting is to go into
executive session to discuss personnel matters. The meeting will be held in the
boardroom of the SCSadministrationBuilding. The public is welcome.
The BOE work session will be held on
Tuesday September 6th due to the usual work session falling on Labor
Day. The Tuesday work session will start at on September 6th. On the agenda that night is the proposal
to let citizens vote on legislation giving tax relief to senior citizens in SumterCounty with senior citizens being exempt from the school portion of their
property tax bill. This was brought up earlier this month at the Commissioners
work session and was told that this would have to go before the BOE if it was
to move forward to be put on the ballot.
The GeorgiaDepartment of Labor has announced that the unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region in July was 6.3 percent, down
one-tenth of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in June. The rate in July 2015
was 7.5 percent. The rate fell as there were 273 fewer unemployed residents.
The labor force decreased by 1978 to 147,253. The labor force consists of
employed people and those who are unemployed, but actively looking for jobs.
Meanwhile, Georgia’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for July was 5 percent, down
from 5.1 percent in June. It was 5.7 percent in July 2015.
High school football action tonight has ALL area teams on the gridiron for the first
time this season. The Americus-Sumter Panthers will have their season opener on
the road to Cordele to play CrispCounty in a renewal of the “Battle of the Flint” tonight at . Also playing on the road will be SchleyCounty playing at CalhounCounty tonight at ; and MarionCounty makes the trip to ChattahoocheeCounty tonight for a kick-off. SouthlandAcademy is the only area team playing at home tonight at 8 when Westwood comes
to town. It will be another warm start but not as humid overall tonight for the
What a difference a day makes when you’re
looking to see if a hurricane or tropical depression will be in your
neighborhood next week! Yesterday, all forecasters were saying that about
Tuesday or Wednesday next week we could see remnants of the hurricane or a
strong tropical system because it was projected to come through Southwest Georgia from the Gulf. Today, the weather tracker
looks totally different with the system briefly staying in the Gulf and crossing
Florida and going up the east coast. We’ll
continue to watch the track of the system and it may change again by the
Americus Police had 3 more autos entered yesterday
and 1 was entered by force. Locations included 410 Pecan Drive and 1705 Lafayette Street but a window was shattered upon entering
an auto at 11-C 1130 Felder Street. A number of items were taken including guns. Otherwise Thursday was
another quiet day and night for officers.
Haley Elizabeth Kent was arrested
following a sting at 120 N. Lee Street and was arrested for furnishing alcohol to minors.
A suspicious person complaint was
made at this
morning at 259-D
Officers did answer 3
domestic-related calls yesterday.
There were 2 accidents with no
old Shantario Parnell Hardy is still on the move following his part in Monday’s
shooting on Oglethorpe
Warrants have been issued for his arrest on charges of aggravated assault and
possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Anyone knowing the
whereabouts of Shantario Parnell Hardy should call CID (detectives) at 924-4550 or call 9-1-1. The other shooter, 21-year old Hakeem
Deon Barthell was taken into custody and is housed in the SumterCounty Jail.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies conducted 12 traffic stops yesterday. A stop was
conducted on US 19 south and Marcus E. Vaughn was cited for mud flap violation.
After a stop on US 280 west, Antonio Montford was cited for defective tires. Following
a stop on US 49 and Highway 195, Antonio B. Davis was cited for a mud flap
violation. After a stop on Odom Road at McMath Mill, Lamuel S. Ware was cited with failure to maintain
insurance. A stop was conducted on US 49 north and Corey D, Carter was charged
with speeding. A gas drive off occurred at 4038 US 280 east. A suspicious vehicle complaint
was made on Wood
Valley Drive. A bad child complaint was filed at Lot C 266-B Tulip Drive. Deputies went to a domestic disturbance at 172 Mitchell Street. Damage to property was reported at 119 Santa Rosa Drive. A burglary was investigated at 120-A Forrest Park Road. Deputies worked 2 accidents yesterday.
In the Sumter County Jail today are: Stephanie George
holding for USMS; Tranerious Will Green for driving with a suspended license/
giving a false name/ and probation violation; and Karen Michelle Walters for