A called meeting of the SumterCounty Board of Education was held last night. After approving the agenda,
the SACS Progress Report was discussed. The Board will read over the revised
Required Actions and have theirs ready for submission to Atlanta by this Friday. At this point, the agenda
was deviated and a parent who requested to appear before the Board arrived. Her
contention was she had requested information via the Open Records request last
week and she had yet to hear anything. She was inquiring about the Graduation
Test and needed clarification since her son is to graduate this Friday night. Moving
back to the agenda, a change at the state level on Policy JBC (4)—awarding units
and transfer credits was discussed. The Board will have to read the new state
BOE rules and will have to re-work the local policy for the fourth time. The FY
2014 tentative budget was presented. The overview was there will be cuts across
the board giving the projected revenues at $34.3 million with projected
expenditures at $34.6 meaning there is currently $300,000 needed to balance the
budget. Before adjourning, the board agreed to respond to the parent who had
addressed them in a timely manner.
The Legislative Luncheon hosted by the Americus-SumterCounty Chamber of Commerce will be held at tomorrow in the GSW Faculty Dining Hall. Seating is limited so make
your reservation today. The cost is $10. Contact Ivy at 924-7007 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be NO meeting of the Rotary Club of Americus as usual today. Instead, the meeting of
the Rotary Club will be tomorrow at as part of the Legislative Luncheon.
Today is the last day of school in
the SumterCountySchool system. Baccalaureate will be at this Thursday night with graduation at 8
on Friday night. Both services will be outside at Alton Shell Stadium at Finklea-Robinson Field.
SouthlandAcademy’s last day of school will be tomorrow May 22nd. Baccalaureate
will be at on Thursday night
at CentralBaptistChurch. Graduation will be Friday night at 7 in
the Melvin Kinslow Gymnasium.
The monthly meeting of the SumterCounty Board of Commissioners will start at 6 this evening in the
Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse. The public is encouraged to
monthly meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be at this Thursday May 23rd in
Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding. The community is encouraged to be in attendance.
Americus Police were kept busy on Monday especially
nightshift. A traffic stop yesterday morning on Hanson Drive led to the arrest of Karari Jamel Williams
for obstruction, his 2nd offense of driving on a suspended license
and a seat belt violation.
2-counts of financial transaction
card fraud were reported for investigation followed by another case that had
Virginia Renee Bruce was arrested for
criminal trespass at 1110 N. Jackson Street.
A loitering and prowling complaint
was made at 411 and 413 Crawley Street.
7-counts of 4th degree
forgery are under further investigation.
A shoplifting incident occurred at 601 Hawkins Street.
A loud and unnecessary noise
complaint was made at 116 W. Lamar Street.
A rape case is under investigation
that occurred last night.
3-counts of aggravated assault and
criminal damage to property in the 1st degree were reported last
night at 321
Patterson Street when shots were fired into the residence.
An armed robbery and aggravated assault
is under investigation from last night at 1104 MLK Boulevard at Sojo.
Tyrone James Thompson was arrested
late last night on Tom Hall Circle for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of
marijuana with intent to distribute.
responded to numerous miscellaneous and domestic-related calls in the past
Be aware that local gas prices went
up last night and this morning, anywhere from 10-14 cents a gallon, just in
time for the holiday weekend.