Yesterday afternoon, the SumterCounty Board of Commissioners announced the cancellation of the called
meeting that was scheduled for today. Although the called meeting was canceled, the regular monthly
meeting of the Board of Commissioners will be held at 6 this evening in the
Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse. The meeting is open for the
public to attend.
Thursday morning at 7:30, the BOC and
the Mayor and City Council of the City of Americus will have a joint legislative breakfast
meeting at the Quality Inn at 1205 S. MLK Boulevard. There will be discussion of current and
new legislation with our state senators and representatives. The BOC and the
City Council will also discuss any other items that are deemed as appropriate
at Thursday morning’s meeting.
Later on Thursday afternoon, the
December meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be held at in the Lecture Hall of the GSWNursingBuilding on the GSW campus. The meeting on Thursday
is open for the public to attend.
This Friday December 19th, a
community blood drive will be held in the Fellowship Hall of 1stBaptistChurch at 221
S. Lee Street. The blood drive will be from until this Friday.
To schedule an appointment that best suits your busy Friday, call 1-800-RED
CROSS or go online to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: PSMC. Those
with an appointment will get top priority but any and all walk-ins will be
welcomed. All presenting donors will get a free T-shirt. There will be homemade
goodies on the canteen table on Friday. Please have a photo ID with you when
you come to donate blood this Friday.
PhoebeSumterMedicalCenter has received statewide recognition. Georgia Trend Magazine has named PhoebeSumterMedicalCenter as one of the Top 10 Small Hospitals in the state. The TopSmallHospital list includes hospitals with 150-beds or
less. Phoebe Sumter is a state-of-the-art 183,000 square foot facility
featuring 76-beds and all private rooms and offers patients the most advanced
equipment and technology available.
It couldn’t come at a better time. That’s
the feelings of most drivers as they talk about the falling gas prices. Some
locations in Georgia are rapidly approaching $2 a gallon gas, something that hasn’t been
seen in YEARS! Analysts are saying, based on current supplies and the price of
oil, this downward trend will continue until at least mid-way of 2015. Whether
there are unforeseen circumstances that would cause gas spikes at the pump or
not, drivers should save on average $550 at the pump next year, again based on
Americus Police were busy yesterday working
accidents in the City. 5 accidents were worked by officers but with no reported
injuries. Other than that, it was a quiet 24-hour period. A civil complaint was
A damaged vehicle complaint was made
Last night at 1604 E. Forsyth in the AmericusVillageShopping Center parking lot, an arrest was made. Degas
Latwan Fuller was arrested and charged with possession with intent to
distribute a controlled substance.
A hit-n-run accident was reported at 213 Habitat Street.
Americus Police remind you as you’re out shopping
to lock and secure your vehicle at all times. Place your purchases in the trunk
or in the floorboard, out of sight of a would-be thief. Remove all items of
interest, such as cameras, laptops or purses from the seats as well.
Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies had a rather
routine Monday working 29 incidents for the past 24-hour period. 11 of the
incidents were traffic stops. At a stop on US 19 at Magnolia, Garner T. Hollis
was cited for driving with suspended registration. Following a traffic stop on
Highway 30 west, Kesha R. Royal was cited for driving with suspended
registration.At a stop on Leila Way, Tara L. Leverette was cited for failure
to maintain insurance. After a traffic stop on US 19, Dustin W. Welch was cited
for expired registration.
A suspicious person complaint was
made at 410
District Line Road. An auto was entered at 131 Georgia Forest Drive. Deputies went to a domestic disturbance
Briar Patch Circle. A theft took place at 181 Oscar Williams Road.
In the Sumter County Jail today are:
Tordera Ashan Barner for probation violation; Degas Latwan Fuller for illegal
possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute; Tavares
Mondrell Jones for 1st degree forgery/possession of a schedule 1
controlled substance/possession of a controlled substance with intent to
distribute; Susan Redding-holding for GBI; and Anfranee Jamal Smothers for