There’s school-related news today. 1st, the BOE has its
third and final public hearing over the proposed millage rate increase this Wednesday
July 27th at 7pm. Immediately following the public hearing, the BOE
holds a called meeting to adopt the millage rate and 5-year Tax Digest. So far
through the first 2 public hearings, 1 person has attended to voice their
opinion or to ask questions. This will be your last chance to do so.
Open House will be this Thursday the 28th. Grades Pre-K through 6th
will have Open House from FurlowCharterSchool’s
Open House will also be from
on Thursday at the new location the old Sara Cobb building. 7th through
12th grades Open House will be Thursday.
The first day of school in the SCS
system is one week from today on Monday August 1st. To get new bus
schedules and to meet your child’s teachers, plan to attend the Open House this
this Thursday the 28th, “Business After Hours” will be hosted by the
DGR Group at 205 S. Lee Street
Come enjoy a casual networking opportunity on Thursday. The results of the One Sumter
CrowdFiber Survey will be announced and the winner of a brand new iPad will be
named. All Chamber members and prospective members are invited to attend. If you
are interested is hosting a Business After Hours, contact the Chamber at
The Lea Henry Basketball Camp of Champs is
July 26th-28th from at 63
Valley Drive, the old Sara Cobb gym. The Camp of Champs staff of former
professional athletes, Olympians and current basketball coaches and players
will share a special 2-day camp with you and your friends. Everyone receives a
Camp of Champs shirt, playbook and all types of prizes. There is no charge—it’s
all compliments of the L&G Character Education Foundation. This is also
being made possible by the Boys & Girls Club of Americus/Sumter County.
After approving the funds for City parks
upgrades at the JuneCity Council meeting, today the demolition work
begins. Some of the City parks will have areas closed or the whole park may be
closed at times while the demolition and other work begins. This City project
is expected to last approximately 60-days barring in weather delays or other unforeseen
Another weekend and another rash of
entered autos around town reported by Americus Police. This time 12 autos were entered,
some forcibly and some that were left unlocked. Locations included 321 Hosanna Circle; 167-A Hosanna Circle; 1416-B N. Lee Street; 105-A Joy Court; 212 N. Lee Street; 208-B E. Furlow
Street; 325 Crawley Street; 111 Bronco Drive; 2 vehicles at 310 Patton Drive;
2007 Hickory Drive; and at 4:06 this morning at 1611 E. Lamar Street.
This was also a busy weekend for
forced entry burglaries. These were investigated at 1027 E. Furlow Street, 1004 Magnolia Street and at 134-A Cherokee Street at this morning.
A criminal defamation and harassing
phone calls complaint was made.
Thefts occurred at 1309 E. Lamar Street, 705 Beale Street, 1711 E. Lamar Street and at 704 N. Lee Street.
An unruly juvenile complaint was made
at 205 Tom
A robbery and assault was
investigated at 1301 S. Lee Street.
Criminal trespass complaints were
made at 120-C
Country Club Drive, 1326
Douglas Circle and at 1308 2ndMontgomery.
William McCrary was arrested at Sunday morning at 1010 Felder Street for possession of marijuana-less than an
Lakel Martice Barthell was arrested
Academy Street for disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana-less than an ounce.
A disorderly conduct incident
occurred at 1310
E. Lamar Street.
Brandi Johnson and Laquasha Robinson
were arrested for disorderly conduct on Reddick Drive.
Hit-n-run accidents were reported
over the weekend at 1700 E. Lamar Street; 201 Mayo Street; 131 W. Forsyth Street; and 2001 S. Lee Street.
Officers did stay busy answering 6
domestic-related and 6 miscellaneous calls this past weekend.
There were 7 weekend accidents with
no reported injuries.