a lengthy called meeting of the SumterCounty BOE yesterday morning, the Board heard from Greg Smith of
Buckley & Associates as he presented a power point on 3 design options for
the new high school. He was asked by the Board for a fourth option and to
include costs for HVAC models. This will then be presented at the October 9th
work session at .
Also yesterday, the Board agreed to purchase a meter to lock diesel fuel and
will be ordering a propane meter as well. The meeting moved to closed session
for a personnel matter and back in open session, the called meeting was
The monthly meeting of the
Mayor and City Council will be at 5 this afternoon in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding downtown. The meeting is open for the community to attend.
The meeting of the Alexander H.
Stephens camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans is at 7 this evening at the
American Legion building on MLK Boulevard. Note, this is a change in the usual monthly meeting from
Tuesday to Thursday and is for the month of September only. All members and
friends are invited to attend.
President Jimmy Carter will be
honored at the GSW Presidential Plaza dedication tomorrow morning at . This new area of the GSW campus will serve as the
centerpiece to the University’s signature entrance. The dedication ceremony
will be held on the WheatleyAdministrationBuilding lawn on campus. President Carter will be a part of the
program with Mrs. Carter in attendance. GSW President Neal Weaver will also be
on tomorrow’s program. The community is invited to attend tomorrow morning at
Education Division of the SumterCounty Chamber of Commerce will host the first annual State of Education Dinner on Tuesday September 26th at with a reception in the PopeCenter on the SGTC campus. This will be a unique experience for
the business community to hear firsthand from educational leaders across SumterCounty. On hand will be GeorgiaSouthwesternStateUniversity, South GeorgiaTechnicalCollege, SouthlandAcademy and the SumterCountySchools. Dinner and a special program will follow at . Contact the Chamber to reserve your seat today. Tickets
are $25 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members. Call 924-2646 or by email
The rain chances have been
diminished for today and Friday since the start of this week. That’s a good
thing for the local high school football games especially with 2 homecoming
games tomorrow night. SouthlandAcademy’s homecoming game with Tiftarea will get an early start
with a kick-off at 7 tomorrow night. SchleyCounty will host DoolyCounty for homecoming with a kick-off. At halftime, the homecoming queens and her court
will be announced. Americus-Sumter will host region opponent Northside-Columbus
at tomorrow night and MarionCounty is in Manchester for a
game tomorrow night.
Wednesday was another fairly
quiet day and night for the Americus Police officers. An auto was entered at 301 Hosanna Circle.
Damage to property was reported
at 309 Vista
Following a traffic stop on Rucker Street, Raymond G. Cauley was charged with failure to maintain
lane and DUI-less safe-drugs.
A theft of a weed-eater
occurred on Harris
A criminal trespass complaint
was made at 104
Officers did respond to 3
miscellaneous calls yesterday.
Sign-up is now underway for the
next AmericusPoliceCitizensPoliceAcademy that begins October 3rd and ends on November 16th
with classes every Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Participants must be 18-years
of age and be willing to commit to all twelve courses. To register, drop by the
police department; call Sgt. John Brown at 924-3677 ext. 325 or by email at email@example.com. This is a free
program and is open to the public.
From Wednesday’s SumterCounty Sheriff’s incidents, Deputies answered a civil complaint
made at 196
Lexington Circle. Responding to a domestic situation at 203-B Graham Street, Paula R. Johnson was arrested for criminal trespass. Another
domestic call went to 230 US 280W. A suspicious vehicle was reported at 321 Lacross Road. Deputies did work 13 traffic stops yesterday. After a stop
was made on US 280W, Destry A. Sales was charged with speeding. Another stop on
US 280W resulted in Jacob C. Pack being charged with speeding. Following a stop
on Highway 30W, Japonica K. Reese was charged with speeding. At a stop on US
280W, Robert L. Joiner was cited for a mud flap violation. A stop was conducted
on US 280E and Lainie B. Stephens was charged with speeding.
In the Sumter County Jail today
are: Brian Keith Griffin—holding for Peach County SO; Paula Renee Johnson for
criminal trespass; Tracy Martin Majors for driving on a suspended license/
driving a vehicle with suspended registration/ failure to maintain insurance/
and Southwestern probation; Marquis Jamil McCoy for terroristic threats and
acts/2-counts of obstruction/ kidnapping/ false imprisonment/ battery (DVA)/ and cruelty to children in the 3rd degree; Angeria Doward
Mourning—holding for USMS; and Jamal Rashad Welborn for probation violation.