It was a lengthy meeting of the SumterCounty
Board of Commissioners aided by an hour-plus closed session at the beginning of
the meeting. The bond resolution for SPLOST was passed with the rate at 1.3074
percent. The bonds should arrive by November 20th. It was at this
juncture that the meeting went into closed session and after an hour and
10-minutes, the open session resumed. Tax Commissioner software was approved at
a cost of $46,203 to be paid with SPLOST proceeds. Bill Harris was reappointed
to the Crisp-Sumter Joint Development Authority and Yonnie Williams was
reappointed to the LakeBlackshear
Watershed Advisory. The SCPRD All-star selection process was approved. The
Board approved an ordinance amendment of the SumterCountyCode
of Ordinances to add section 2-3 entitled “Annual Balanced Budget and Fiscal
Responsibility” to chapter 2. The sign ordinance was passed by a 3-2 vote. The
Board adopted a resolution to recoup monies already spent with an EPD
grant for $22,740.65. After a few announcements and comments, the meeting was
available for $15 for the Family Violence Council’s fundraiser “Jazz on the
Lawn” to be held from
tomorrow at the CASA
Office on the GSW campus. Tickets are available at After Hours and the Windsor
Parlor as well as the CASA
Office. Three Community Champions will be honored-a Community, Legal and
Healthcare champion. There will be live entertainment by the T.O.M. Trio along
with food, drink and socializing. Get your tickets today.
Parents of North
Campus students are encouraged to attend a Title 1 Parent Input meeting at tomorrow in the
Parent’s input into all Title 1 plans and activities for the school are needed
for the 2014-2015 academic year.
A community blood
drive will be held this Friday October 24th from 8 to 6 at the
Fellowship Hall at FirstBaptistChurch
at 221 S. Lee Street.
To schedule your appointment call the local Red Cross at 924-2026 or go to www.redcrossblood.org
and enter sponsor code PSMC. Those with appointments will get top priority but
all walk-ins are welcomed.
on Tuesday October 21st, there had been 892 voters to early vote at the
Elections Office at the SumterCounty
Courthouse. Early voting will end at
on Friday October 31st. This Saturday the 25th, you can
early vote between the hours of 9 and 4. You will need to bring a photo ID with
you. Take advantage of the early voting and cast your ballot before the 31st.
Americus Police made a traffic stop of sorts at this morning and was able to clear up a
burglary and theft. An officer spotted 2 suspects on Razor Scooters at this morning and stopped the 2. After
investigation, Anthony Deon Westbrook was arrested for burglary and theft of
lost or mislaid property. Both Westbrook and Trenedrick Carlos Bishop were
charged with loitering and prowling. In other Tuesday police action, Victor Lee
Postell and James Howell Moore were arrested for shoplifting at 1408 E. Forsyth Street at Dollar General.
A forced entry burglary investigation at 617 E. Jefferson Street led to
the arrest of Darryl Dixon and Raymond M. McCray Jr.
A theft and forgery case is under further investigation.
A criminal trespass complaint was made at 514 N. Lee Street.
A theft of 2 bikes occurred at 409 Pecan Drive.
There were only a few miscellaneous and domestic-related calls answered
by officers yesterday.
1 accident was reported with no injuries.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies went to domestic disturbance calls yesterday to 115 Saliba Road and 156 Jenkins Road. 3 welfare checks were made. Deputies
initiated 7 traffic stops on Tuesday. Juliet M. Hollis was given a speeding
citation after a traffic stop on Georgia 3. Warnings were issued to drivers in the
other cases. A theft was reported at 143 W. Lester Street. Deputies worked 4 accidents yesterday
with 2 involving deer. There were other miscellaneous calls answered in the
previous 24-hour period. A total of 35 incidents were worked by deputies
Currently housed in the Sumter County Jail: Eddie Dean Covin for
driving on a suspended license; Darryl D. Dixon for 1st degree
burglary; Cantrell Shaquille Manns for battery; Raymond Montavious McCray for 1st
degree burglary; James Howell Moore for shoplifting; Victor Lee Postell for
shoplifting; Terry Korell Spear for probation violation; Angela Shavette Waters
for DUI/failure to maintain lane; and Anthony Deon Westbrook for burglary/theft
of lost/mislaid property.