A slim crowd was
on hand for the Board of Commissioners monthly meeting but those that were
there heard a lot of discussion. Guidelines for road maintenance were discussed.
An ordinance governing business license taxes for depository financial
institutions was discussed and a public hearing will be needed since it is a
tax. The Board approved a change order for $38,768 for 4 custom fire engines
Fire and Rescue. 2 resolutions adding WebsterCounty
to a Joint Development Authority with Schley, Sumter
were approved and an ordinance titled “Joint Development Authority” was
repealed. Discussion of bids for the demolition of 4 structures was heard. The
Board accepted the lowest proposals from McCurley’s for property on Hobbs
E. Railroad Street and 107
Bumphead Road. Greco Demo was
awarded the low proposal for 299
Southerfield Road. An ordinance
governing the enumeration of nuisances and for other lawful purposes was
passed. Marcus Chatmon was reappointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals. There
was a lot of discussion concerning Workers Comp. After a few announcements, the
meeting moved to closed session for legal matters and personnel. Once back in
open session, the meeting was adjourned.
The mock disaster drill will be held
tomorrow. If you see a lot of emergency vehicles or hear a lot of chatter on
the scanner, it’s all part of the disaster drill. This drill will consist of
2-parts—an infectious disease outbreak and a weather-related event. The mock
drill will involve the local hospital and over 10 local agencies. Just
remember, whatever you hear on the scanner or see on the streets, it’s all part
of this disaster drill.
The current school
year is all but over. Baccalaureate Services for both Americus-Sumter and SouthlandAcademy will be held tomorrow evening. SouthlandAcademy will observe Baccalaureate at tomorrow night at CentralBaptistChurch. Baccalaureate will be at tomorrow night at Finklea-Robinson Field for Americus-Sumter.
Graduation will be Friday night— in the Melvin Kinslow gym for SouthlandAcademy and for
Americus-Sumter at Finklea-Robinson Field. SchleyCounty will have their graduation Saturday morning on their football field.
The monthly meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be held at 5
tomorrow afternoon. The meeting will be held in the newly renovated Council
Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding. This will be the first meeting in the new facility since the
renovation work began almost a year ago. The community is invited to attend the
meeting as well as see the new Council Chambers.
Americus Police had more autos entered yesterday. 7
were at one location. That was at 902 MLK Boulevard at Americus Auto Care where 7 different vehicles had
been entered. One other location, 2001 S. Lee Street, also had an auto entered. While 7 of the
8 vehicles were in a fenced in area, just remember to lock and secure your
vehicles at all times and never leave items in plain sight to tempt a would-be
thief, especially a gun or laptop. In other police action from Tuesday, a
criminal trespass complaint was made at 404 Tripp Street.
Officers responded to a domestic call to 39-B Reddick Drive.
A theft of lost/mislaid property occurred at apartment 75 120 Lonnie Lane.
A juvenile was arrested for unruly at 102 Mill Creek Road.
Brandon J. Davis was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 1701 Maxwell Street.
A hit-n-run accident was reported at 300 Cherokee Street.
Officers worked 3 accidents with no reported injuries.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies were fairly active on Tuesday working 25 total
incidents. 12 traffic stops were conducted. At a stop on Douglas Drive at Crawford Street, Janetta D. Small was cited for window
tint violation.On US 19 south at the MuckaleeBridge, John O. Evans was cited with a seat belt violation. A stop on Spring
Street at Church
resulted in a citation for Jonah A. Chadwick for a seat belt violation. Keyon D.
Stone was cited for a seat belt violation following a stop on Rucker Street at US 19. Warnings were issued in the
remaining traffic stops.
Deputies arrested Brianna M. Holt at 63 Valley Drive for financial transaction card theft. An improperly
parked vehicle was reported on Youngs Mill Road. A bad child complaint was made following a
domestic call to 1727 E. Lamar Street. Deputies went to a domestic disturbance
at 151 Fox
Stephens Road. A suspicious vehicle complaint was made on Shady Bottom at Charleston Street.
In the SumterCounty Jail today is Brianna Mercedes Holt for
financial transaction card theft.