The SumterCounty Board of Education will hold a called meeting on Tuesday July 29th
at in the boardroom of the SCSAdministrationBuilding. This called meeting is for the adoption of
the final millage rate and 5-year tax digest. The meeting is open for the
public to attend.
Pre-planning for teachers in the SumterCountySchool system will be July 29th
through August 1st. Open House in the system is this Thursday July
31st. Primary and elementary schools will hold Open House from 5 to
7pm Thursday and middle and high school Open House will be from 6 to 8pm. At
the Open House, parents and guardians can meet your child’s teachers, get any
revised bus schedules and get school supply lists. The first day of school for
students in the SumterCountySchool system is Monday August 4th.
This coming Friday and Saturday August 1st
and 2nd, will be Tax Free Shopping Days in Georgia. School supplies, computers and tablets
and related items, clothing and shoes will be tax-free for both days. Many
local merchants will have specials to coincide with the Sales Tax Holiday. This year the Sales Tax Holiday will be
held AFTER the SCS Open House so getting to the Open House
will be beneficial in getting school supply lists and then go shopping and save
on Friday and Saturday later this week.
A reminder to keep an eye to the sky
concerning our afternoon weather. A weather system will be pushing its way into
southwest Georgia this afternoon and the high temperatures ahead of the front will meet
the cooler weather this afternoon and could cause some possible severe weather
in spots with strong winds, heavy downpours and dangerous lightning. It will be
uncomfortably HOT this afternoon when you factor in the high
humidity but once this system passes through early tomorrow morning, it will be
delightful. Lower heat and humidity during the day and near record lows for the
night will hang around for most of this week when another system with more rain
arrives on Friday. Stay informed on the ever-changing weather by logging onto www.americusradio.com and click on the
The Mayor and City Council held an all-day
retreat Saturday at the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter. During the morning session, Mayor and Council and staff heads were on
hand to hear various topics like communication, City Charter, visions for the
City and Human Resources. One of the highlights was a presentation on
Council-Staff Relations from Perry Hiott, Community Development Director with
the Georgia Municipal Association. The afternoon session was also beneficial. A
closed session was held at the conclusion of the afternoon session.
Americus Police had 5 more autos entered over the
weekend and numerous complaints of suspicious persons. Autos were entered at
117-C Fairway II Drive, apartment 45 303 E. Glessner Street, 363-B Bessie Mays Circle, 107 William B. King Drive and at 322 Pecan Drive. Officers stopped numerous people out
walking for whatever reason over the weekend, in the early morning hours
because of the number of autos recently entered. This morning 2 persons of
interest were seen around and a lookout was given but were not apprehended. Remember to lock and
secure your vehicles at all times and continue to report people that shouldn’t
be out at or later and
are looking suspicious. Otherwise it was a busy weekend. Criminal trespass
complaints were made at 950 Anthony Drive, 310 E. Forsyth Street, 3-counts at
103 Bozeman Circle, B8 730 MLK
Boulevard, apartment 229 120 Lonnie Lane and at 216-A Horton Drive.
Forced entry burglaries were
investigated at 1010 E. Furlow Street and 201 Pinecrest Drive. A burglary and criminal trespass occurred
A financial transaction card fraud
case is under investigation.
A gas drive off was reported at 602 W. Forsyth Street.
A juvenile was arrested for
shoplifting at 1408 E. Forsyth Street.
A juvenile was arrested for
shoplifting and 1st degree arson at 1604 E. Forsyth and for 1st degree arson at 204 Manhattan Street.
A cruelty to animal case was
An unruly juvenile complaint was made
at 102 Mill
A theft took place at 323 Allen Street. A theft and criminal trespass occurred on
An aggravated sodomy case is being
Willie Mack was arrested for
shoplifting at Wal-Mart.
A shoplifting incident occurred at 204 Manhattan Street.
James Anthony Dariso was arrested for
2-counts of sexual battery and 1-count of false imprisonment following an
incident at 921
Responding to a domestic call to 140 W. Lester Street, Alicia Pope was arrested for criminal
trespass and assault battery.
A counterfeit bill was turned over at
After a traffic stop on N. Jackson Street, Christopher Garry was arrested for
driving on a suspended license and a seat belt violation.
A hit-n-run accident occurred at 120 N. Lee Street.
worked 2 weekend accidents with no reported injuries.
The SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office was busy this past weekend. Arrested and in the
Sumter County Jail are: D’Anthony Rashad Chambliss for battery; James Anthony
Dariso for sexual battery and false imprisonment; Jason Ellis Frazier for
terroristic threats and acts; Willie Mack for shoplifting (felony); Octavious
Antony McCants for failure to appear; Felix Alonzo Morgan for probation; Xavier
Deamos Muff for probation; Lisa Marie Pierce for bench warrant/ probation
violation/ criminal trespass; and Danny Robinson for criminal trespass.
Deputies went to thefts reported at 105 5th Street and at 1225 US 19 north. There were 3
domestic-related calls answered by deputies over the weekend. 18 total traffic
stops were conducted with 3 arrests. After a traffic stop on US 19 Kalpa S.
Shah was arrested for speeding. Following a traffic stop on US 27 Tiffany S.
Pearce was arrested for speeding. A traffic stop on US 27 resulted in the
arrest of Shane D. Eggers for failure to maintain insurance.
A criminal trespass complaint was
made with deputies at 538 US 280 east at the ABCTrailer Park. Deputies responded to 255 Ed Carson Road to a vehicle fire. A financial transaction
card forgery was reported. A damage to property complaint was made at 126
carter Fish pond Road.
There were 3 weekend accidents with 2
Deputies worked 62 total incidents
this past weekend.