The SumterCounty Board of Commissioners met last night. A Debris Staging Agreement was
passed to expedite the sites for debris clean-up following Irma last week. A 2017
Mass Notification System was agreed to be bid out to the lowest bidder. Budget
amendments for FY 2017 were approved. A budget amendment to increase the E-911
allocation by $9004 was approved. The Board repealed an ordinance relating to
fees for indigent defense services. A contract with GDOT for the airport
project was approved. Various safety discount verification forms for insurance
were accepted. A grant agreement between Eva Thomas and the Commissioners for
CHIP funds of $38,490 was accepted. A loan agreement (Homeowner Rehabilitation
Assistance Loan) between Eva Thomas and the Commissioners was passed. Approval
of collateral assignment of deed to secure debt and other loan documents were
all approved. Contract documents for 2017 SPLOST, TSPLOST and LMIG projects
were signed. After announcements, the meeting was adjourned.
The Sumter County BOE
held a called meeting at 9 this morning to discuss options with the new high
school design; diesel and propane monitoring meter; an agreement between SCS-SGTC-and OneSumter as well as for personnel
Today is the day to RSVP to your child’s schools if you plan to attend
the Sumter County Schools Curriculum Night on Monday September 25th
from in the Americus-Sumter high school gym
located on Harrold
Parents can get some important information by attending to help your children
The monthly meeting
of the Mayor and City Council is at 5 tomorrow afternoon in Council Chambers of
the PublicSafetyBuilding downtown. The community is invited to
The Mayor and City
Council will hold a budget work session this Monday September 25th
at 5pm. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding.
The regular monthly
meeting of the Alexander H. Stephens Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, is
tomorrow night at . This
meeting will be held at the American Legion Hall on MLK Boulevard. All members and friends are invited to
attend. Please note this is a change in the regular meeting from Tuesday to
Thursday and is only for the month of September.
High school football
this week has 2 homecoming games on Friday night. It’s homecoming at SouthlandAcademy and the homecoming game against Tiftarea will start at Friday night. Homecoming will also be
observed at SchleyCounty Friday night at against DoolyCounty. Americus-Sumter will host region opponent
Northside-Columbus at . MarionCounty travels to Manchester Friday night for a kick-off.
Tuesday was another
overall quiet 24-hour period for the Americus Police Department. An auto was
entered at 904 Park Row.
Damage to property
occurred at 720
Harris Street at apartment 15.
Shanya Harris was
arrested and charged with theft by taking for an incident at 303 Brookdale Drive.
An assault and
battery occurred at 1516 S. Lee Street.
Officers did answer 2
domestic-related and 5 miscellaneous calls yesterday.
Following an accident
investigation on Lamar at Reese, Vanessa L. Thompson was arrested and charged
with driving while unlicensed.
Tuesday was rather
quiet for SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies. 6 traffic stops were conducted. At an early
morning traffic stop on Tripp Street, Srinivas Gattu was charged with failure to obey a traffic control
device. A bad child complaint was filed at 121-A Howell Street. A burglary was investigated at 151 Fox Stephens Road. Deputies went to the Sylvan Drive area where there were reports of firearms
being discharged. Harassing calls were reported yesterday.
In the SumterCountyJail today are: Luther James Berry for 1st degree cruelty to
children; Robert Ray Dodd for possession and use of drug-related objects and
possession of marijuana; and Robin Doris Killingsworth—holding for USMS.