The first of 2
meetings of the City of Americus’
Renaissance Strategic Vision and Plan will be this afternoon at the MunicipalBuilding
in downtown Americus.
At 1 today, a Design meeting will be held and followed at 3 this afternoon by a
meeting on Organization. If you miss either meeting today, there will be 2 more
tomorrow morning at the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter
on Elm Avenue.
At 9 tomorrow morning a Promotion meeting will be held with an Economic
Development meeting at 11. Volunteers are needed to help move the City forward.
Plan to attend these meetings and learn how you can get involved.
A Weed Control Update meeting for SumterCounty farmers will be held at high noon this Friday January 30th
at the Sumter County Ag Center on US 19 south. UGA Specialists Stanley Culpepper and Eric Prostko will present
the program. With your attendance, you can earn one hour credit towards your
private and/or commercial Category 21 license. There will be a sponsored meal
so if you plan to attend, PLEASE call today at 924-4476 so a meal can be
prepared for you.
A “Parent Technology Workshop” hosted by Sara Cobb Elementary will be
held tomorrow at and another
at at the school. The purpose for this
workshop is to explore the use of technology in improving student achievement.
Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.
FurlowCharterSchool will have representatives at the FCS Office in the old Cherokee Elementary
every Monday and Thursday to answer questions and hand out applications to
reserve a seat in the CharterSchool this fall. If you need more information or
would like to get an application, stop by any Monday or Thursday between 2 and now until February 14th. That
is the deadline that applications will be accepted.
There will be a called meeting of the Mayor
and City Council on Monday afternoon February 2nd. The meeting
starts at in the 3rd
floor meeting room of the MunicipalBuilding downtown. The purpose will be to
officially approve Billy Preston Beckett as the Interim Chief
Administrative Officer. The Mayor and City Council looks forward to working
with Mr. Beckett as he serves in this interim position until a permanent City
Manager is appointed.
It was a slow day on Tuesday for the Americus Police Department. There
were 2 forced entry residential burglaries that were investigated. Burglaries
were reported at apartment 106 154 MLK Boulevard and 113-A Fairway II Drive. Both remain under investigation.
Criminal trespass complaints were made at 730 MLK Boulevard and at 202 Tom Hall Circle as a result of a domestic call.
A juvenile was arrested at 101 Town Creek Circle and charged with criminal trespass.
A theft took place from 701 Davenport Street.
A hit-n-run accident occurred on Forsyth at Prince.
Officers worked 2 accidents yesterday with no reported injuries.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies had another quiet day around the County on Tuesday.
Only 4 traffic stops were conducted. James T. Blasingame was cited for driving
on a suspended license following a stop on Lamar Street and MLK Boulevard. Warnings were issued in the other traffic
cases. A bad child complaint was made at 1138 Upper River Road. A burglary occurred at 3393 Highway 377.
Deputies responded to domestic disturbances at Lot F 151 Fox Stephens Road and at 172 Darden Road. A suspicious vehicle was reported at 567 Della Glass Road.
Housed in the Sumter County Jail are: Keith Bernard Bell for probation
violation; Levell Antonio Bell for probation violation; Robert Lee Lockhart for
parole violation; Tevin Tyrice Lott for City probation; Darrin Kenneth Ross for
sentencing; and Jason Mack Selph for southwestern probation/ theft by receiving
stolen property/ aggravated assault/ false imprisonment/ cruelty to children.