A lot of action was
taken at last night’s Board of Commissioners monthly meeting. Approval was
given for a letter to GDOT to construct a hangar at the airport. After
discussion, a budget amendment and capital request for the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office was passed. Personnel policy amendments for funeral
leave and educational incentives were both approved. The SumterCounty Livestock Authority was discussed including cost estimates for needed
repairs and upgrades to the Livestock Barn. No action was taken last night. A
contract for the purchase of financial and administrative data processing
system between the BOC and Edmunds and Associates was approved. A local vendor
preference policy was approved and then an affidavit of eligibility for local
vendor preference was then passed. A State Court contract to go into effect
August 1st was passed. Due to lightning damage, approval was given
for sole justification to the Vendor—ACE Technologies for access control and
intrusion system. 3 public hearings were approved for the tax increase notice.
Tuesday August 1st, public hearings at the Courthouse will be held
at 10am and 6pm and the third public hearing will be August 8th at
5:30. Approval was given for a press release to announce the proposed tax
increase. After announcements and updates, the meeting adjourned to closed
session for a personnel matter.
A “Start Your Own
Business Seminar” will be held on the SGTC campus at tomorrow. The SumterCounty Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Americus Main Street and South GeorgiaTechnicalCollege for the seminar from in the Weyerhaeuser Room in the PopeCenter. Registration is free but space is limited. To register, call Carolyn
at the Chamber office 924-2646 or you can register online at www.sumtercountychamber.com.
Help in making your entrepreneurial dream become a reality is just a call away.
The monthly meeting
of the Mayor and City Council is a tomorrow afternoon in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding in downtown Americus. The meeting is open for the community to
attend. 3 people will be speaking before Mayor and Council concerning the new
alcohol license holder ordinance. 2 public hearings will also be on Thursday’s
School for SumterCountySchool system students is now less than 2-weeks
away. Teacher pre-planning starts Monday July 24th and the schools
open houses will 1 week from today on July 27th. Open house for
Pre-K through 6th grades will be from to while 7th through 12th grades open house will be
held from 6-8pm. The first day of the 2017-2018 school year is Monday July 31st
for SCS students.
The heat is about to
be on here in Southwest
Georgia! Highs in the
90s will hang around through the weekend with Friday’s high being the hottest
so far this summer in our area. Some forecasters are saying some will see the
mid-to-upper 90s in spots on Friday. Mid-90s will remain into the weekend with
a chance of rain returning on Sunday. The heat index will be around 100 and the
105-110 degrees for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Highs will drop into the low
90s at the start of next week. Our rainy spring and early summer has kept the
heat at bay but looks like these next 5-days will be some of the hottest
weather so far!
Americus Police had 2 autos entered yesterday—1 by
force and 1 left unlocked. The unlocked vehicle was entered at 206 Maple Street and the vehicle entered by force was
around this morning at 102 Lonnie Lane.
A theft of
lost/mislaid property was reported at 304 Hosanna Circle.
incident occurred at 1536 E. Forsyth Street.
Officers stayed busy
with 5 miscellaneous calls and 2 domestic-related calls on Tuesday.
There were 4
accidents around town yesterday with no reported injuries.
last weekend’s fatal shooting is continuing by APD and the GBI. There was nothing new on the
case released this morning.
From the TuesdaySumterCounty Sheriff’s Office incidents, Deputies
conducted 11 traffic stops. Damage to property was reported at 1601 N. MLK Boulevard. A domestic disturbance was answered at 102 Odum Road Extension. A burglary was investigated at
1003 Highway 49N. A suspicious vehicle complaint was made on US 19S. Deputies
issued a parking violation on N. Jackson
and J R Campbell to Derrick Henry for an illegally parked vehicle. There was 1
accident worked by a Deputy yesterday.
In the Sumter County Jail today are: James Randall
Cowart for probation violation; Derik Dennard James for false statements or
writings to law enforcement; Lester Benail Mann for battery/ obstruction/ and
failure to appear; and Willis Lee Young—holding for USMS. 1 was back in jail