There’s school news to start another work week. Tonight, the SumterCountyBOE
has a called meeting at 6 to vote on the final 2015 Millage Rate, the 5-year Tax
Digest and for personnel matters. Immediately following the called meeting, the
BOE will have a Retreat session. These meetings will be held in the SCSAdministrationBuilding
and are open for the public to attend.
Open House will be held this week in
the SCS system. Tomorrow night, FCS will have Open House starting at at 300 Cherokee Street. Open House for Pre-K through 6th
grades will be this Thursday July 30th from to Open House for 7th through 12th grades will be
from 6 to 8pm on Thursday. With school realignment this upcoming school year,
there will be a lot of important information passed along during the Open
Houses this week. Teachers report for pre-planning this week and the first day
of school in the SCS system is one week from today on August 3rd.
The SumterCounty Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in order to receive
public input on the proposed 2015 Millage Rate beginning at tomorrow evening. The Millage Rate will
then be set at a called meeting to follow at 6 tomorrow evening. Both of these
meetings will be held in the Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse. All meetings of the BOC are open for the public to attend.
Teresa Mansfield’s Read To Me Program will
be giving out free books to children and adults tomorrow afternoon at at the Cripple Creek Apartments’ Community Center at 110 Knollwood Drive. Also, the Read To Me Program will give
away books this Saturday August 1st from 10 to 12 at New Hope AME Church’s Back to School Rally in
Smithville. For more information, call Teresa Mansfield at 380-0383.
This is the last week that Lenny’s Market will be open during the week.
As the growing season is winding down, so are the weekday hours for Lenny’s
Market on Hampton
Lenny’s Market will be open this week on Tuesday and Thursday from until Starting this Saturday August 1st, Lenny’s Market will be
open every Saturday only. So come out and support our local growers this last
full week at Lenny’s Market.
Sales Tax Holidays are coming up later this
week in the state of Georgia. On Friday July 31st and Saturday August 1st,
the Sales Tax Holiday will be held. During the 2-day shopping
holiday, clothing (including footwear) with a sales price of $100 or less per
item will be exempt. School supplies purchased for noncommercial use with a
sales price of $20 or less are exempt. Computers, computer components and
prewritten software purchased for noncommercial home or personal use with a
sales price of $1000 or less per item will be tax free. The savings begin at on Thursday and will end at on Saturday.
Americus Police had a busy weekend responding to
domestic situations. 8 such calls were answered with arrests made. Katherine
Jackson was arrested at 1310 Southerfield Road after a domestic call and was charged with
aggravated assault. Responding to a domestic call at Sunday morning to MagnoliaVillage, Tamerra L. Riggins and Jamecia Perry were arrested for disorderly
conduct. Chassity Johnson was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest
and consumption, possession of alcohol by a minor.
Officers also were busy with weekend
thefts. A theft of services complaint was made at 1609 E. Lamar (Hampton Inn).
Thefts took place at 121 W. Lester, 1110 Oak Avenue, 1503 Parker Street, and 403 S. Lee Street. The theft of a 2007 Chevy Impala was
reported at 105
Town Creek Circle.
An auto was entered at 217 S. Jackson Street.
Brandi R. Lester was arrested for
shoplifting at Wal-Mart.
Following a traffic stop on S. Lee Street, Rene Carino Torres was arrested for
driving without a license.
An unruly juvenile complaint was
filed at 701
A prowler complaint was made at 907
Shaniece L. McCoy and Brittany A.
Cladd were arrested for assault battery at 710 Sunny Dale Circle.
A juvenile was arrested at 403 Bessie
Mays Circle and charged with simple assault (DVA), battery, unruly juvenile and felony
obstruction with violence.
A criminal trespass complaint was
made at 1846-D
Country Club Drive.
A suspicious person complaint was
filed at 611
N. Mayo Street.
A forced entry burglary was
investigated at 906 Angus Drive.
A gas drive off occurred at 1301 E. Lamar Street.
Hit-n-run accidents were reported at 124 Hosanna Circle, 2001 S. Lee Street, 105 S. Jackson Street and at 1607 MLK Boulevard.
Officers worked 4 weekend accidents
that had 3 injury complaints.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked 58 weekend incidents. 23 were traffic stops
that were conducted. Following a stop on Highway 30 west Jessie L. Ratliff was
charged with speeding. Damielle L. Martin was charged with speeding on Highway
30 west. Milton Terry was cited for failure to obey a stop sign on Felder Street. After a stop on Georgia 3, Lee W. Hayes was cited for a safety
belt violation. Warnings were also issued to drivers in the other traffic stops.
Deputies answered domestic disturbance calls to 174 Irene Drive, Lot 19 130 Lexington Circle and to 169 Lawhorn Circle. A burglary was investigated at 818 Tallent Store Road. A theft was reported on Swisher Road. Criminal trespass complaints were made at
404 US 280 west and 247 Highway 49 south. Damage to property occurred on US 19
north at the Phoebe Physicians building. A suspicious person/vehicle was
reported at the Carter Compound. Harassing phone calls were reported. Deputies worked
3 weekend accidents with 2 deer-related.
In the Sumter County Jail today:
Linda Holly Baker for 1st degree cruelty to children; James Carnel
Cunningham for probation violation; Jacques Javinski Edwards for parole
violation; Cindy Marie Hale for criminal trespass; Katherine Jackson for
aggravated assault; Timothy Troy Page for probation violation; and Bland Ray
for DUI and driving on a suspended license.