Last night’s Board of Commissioners
meeting didn’t have the drama that last week’s work session did. It was all
business and discussion last night. After approval of the consent agenda the Commissioners
ratified the Georgia Judicial Retirement System engagement and report from
Chambliss, Roland and Baxter LLC. The timeline was approved for the SumterCounty
Fire and Rescue apparatus replacement program.Regulation of the on-site sewage management systems with the Health
Department was approved. The audit report for FY 2013 was accepted.A Sumter
C.I. vehicle was declared surplus. Turfplaner of Georgia
was named a sole source provider of the requested service. A Corrective Action
Plan for FY 2013 was forwarded to the Department of Audits and Accounts. A
trade or even swap of equipment with Yancy Equipment Company was approved.
Approval was given to solicit bids for Right-of-Way mowing and herbicide
spraying in the County.A vote of the
sign ordinance came up and after more discussion and a lack of a second for or
against the ordinance caused the sign ordinance to be tabled until October.
During comments, CountyAdministrator
Bill Twomey reported the County received an $800,000 CDBG grant, the largest in
the State. The City of Americus
also received a CDBG grant for $783,731 he said making this one of the largest
grants by a City/County in the State this go-round. With no other comments, the
meeting was adjourned.
The monthly meeting of
the Mayor and City Council is at 5 Thursday afternoon in the Rees Park Economic
Development Center at 409 Elm Avenue. The meeting is held here due to
renovation work at the PublicSafetyBuilding.
The community is invited to attend tomorrow afternoon’s meeting.
The Chamber’s August
quarterly membership luncheon is at
tomorrow at GeorgiaSouthwesternStateUniversity
in the Faculty Dining Room. Gretchen Corbin, Commissioner of the GeorgiaDepartment of
Community Affairs will be the featured speaker. Tickets are $12 per person.
Call Ivy at the Chamber Office at 924-2646 and make your reservation.
an appointment today to give blood at Friday’s community blood drive. Call the
local Red Cross at 924-2026 and make an appointment or go online to www.redcrossblood.org and enter
sponsor code: PSMC. Those with appointments will get top priority but all
walk-ins will be welcomed. Friday’s blood drive will be held in the Fellowship
Hall of FirstBaptistChurch at 221
S. Lee Street from 8 until 6. Call today
and make an appointment that best suits your Friday schedule and make sure to
have a photo ID with you on Friday.
It’s looking more and more that Friday’s season
opening high school football games will be played in extreme heat. Although
kick-off Friday night for both games is a little later with an start, it will still be extremely
hot on the field. Friday’s high is expected to be near 100-degrees. Friday
night, Americus-Sumter travels to Smith Station Alabama
for the season opener against Smith Station’s Panthers. That is an kick-off. SouthlandAcademy travels to
Perry for an
kick-off with Westfield’s
Hornets. Fans as well as players should be prepared for the heat on Friday.
Police had an entering auto case about
this morning at 804 Adderton Street.
That’s been going on for most of the summer. What hasn’t is the fact this
particular auto was a Townsend Tree Truck and the Townsend Corporation is now
offering a $1000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the responsible person
or persons. If you have information concerning the Townsend Tree Truck that was
entered by breaking a window, contact the Americus Police Department and if
your information leads to an arrest, you could be the one to claim that reward.
In other Tuesday police action, a burglary and theft was reported at 1006
A forced entry burglary
and criminal trespass occurred at 1403
Laquesha S. Jackson was
arrested at 303 Hosanna Circle
and charged with cruelty to animals.
A theft took place from
505 W. Church Street.
Responding to a
domestic situation on Mayo Street,
Jermaine Derrell Solomon was arrested for interference with government
Following a traffic
stop on S. Lee Street last night, Robert Andrew Middlebrooks was arrested for
DUI-refusal and speeding.
There were a few miscellaneous calls
answered by officers yesterday. No accidents were worked by officers in the
From Wednesday’s SumterCounty incident
reports, deputies worked 7 traffic stops. On US 19 north, LaDonna D. Palmer was
arrested on 2 traffic violations. A theft occurred at 3263
Lamar Road and at 805
Harrold Avenue at the South Campus. A burglary
was investigated at 219 Graystone Drive.
A bad child complaint was made with deputies. There were 2 animal complaints
yesterday and deputies worked 2 accidents. One accident involved a deer and one
was turned over to the GeorgiaState Patrol. Douglas
Roseth was cited for illegal dumping at 1000
South Georgia Tech Parkway. There were a
total of 30 incidents worked by deputies yesterday.
Currently housed in the
Sumter County Jail are: Jared Black-obstruction/simple battery; Sarah Jo Derington-disorderly
conduct; Darrius Torone Grier-1st degree burglary/felony automobile
theft; Xavier Lee Jackson-obstruction; Joseph Kevin Plunkett-probation
violation/parole violation; Chasmon Deon Smith-possession of a controlled
substance with intent to distribute/obstruction/possession of marijuana with
intent to distribute/possession of cocaine/ 3-counts of probation
violation/felony theft by receiving stolen property; Jermaine Derrell
Solomon-domestic disturbance/interference with government property.