The monthly meeting of the SumterCounty
Board of Commissioners was held last night. The Board discussed appointments to
the Tax Assessors Board. There was brief discussion of any Land Bank appointments.
The 2014 SPLOST priority list was approved. The Board did approve a revised
LMIG Project moving the Southland
Road project from the TSPLOST
list to LMIG. Approval was given to contract with ChemPro Services to provide
herbicide application service including materials as prescribed in the approved
Vegetation Maintenance Program. A motion was made and passed rejecting all bids
for mowing services and will now re-bid in January.The Board was given a TSPLOST project update.
The qualification list for Board Attorney was given the go-ahead for
advertising the position. With recommendation from the Finance Director the
Board accepted a debt payment as stated. With only a few announcements the
meeting moved to executive session for a legal matter.
Board of Commissioners will have a special called meeting on Thursday November
in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse for the purpose of discussing
business regulations. The Commissioners will also discuss any other items deemed
appropriate at that time. The meeting is open to the public.
Thursday is shaping up to be a busy day. The monthly meeting of the
Mayor and City Council starts at 5 tomorrow afternoon in the GSW Nursing
Building Lecture Hall. Then at or immediately following the conclusion of that meeting, a called
meeting of the Mayor and Council will be held for the purpose of discussing the
2015 Budget. The community is invited to attend.
Tomorrow is the Christmas Open House in downtown Americus. Merchants will be open late for your
early Christmas shopping until 8 tomorrow night. Santa, Mrs. Claus and Santa’s
reindeer will arrive downtown at tomorrow and pictures with Santa will go on until in RylanderPark. The big Christmas tree lighting in RylanderPark will be at . There will
be trolley rides around town, musical entertainment and refreshments. The
Parade of Trees will also be on display in RylanderPark. It will be a fun night for the whole family for the Christmas Open
House tomorrow from to in downtown Americus.
night is also rehearsal night for the Community Choir that will be singing at
the community Thanksgiving Service next Tuesday. Rehearsal will be at 7
tomorrow night at 1stBaptistChurch on S.
if you would like to be part of the Community Choir. The Community Thanksgiving
Service will be at on Tuesday
November 25th at the Rylander Theater sponsored by the Sumter Area Ministerial Association. Harvest of
Hope Food Pantry will also have a truck parked out front accepting
non-perishable food items if you so choose to donate. Admission is free a
freewill love offering will be received to support the Community Services
Americus Police dayshift was busy yesterday but it
was extremely quiet during nightshift. Antonio Manquell Whitehead was arrested
at 703-B Harris Street and charged with felony theft, felony theft by deception
and criminal trespass for an incident at 109 Matthews Drive.
Responding to an assault battery and criminal trespass incident at 1306 Madison Street, Tyrell Ardarius Washington was arrested and charged with criminal
A felony theft by taking occurred at Wal-Mart.
Harassing phone calls were reported for investigation.
A counterfeit bill was turned over to police at 601 Hawkins Street at Family Dollar.
2 arrests was made for shoplifting at Wal-Mart. Willie Charles Mack and
Ronald B. Durham, both from Albany, were arrested and charged with shoplifting.
A hit-n-run accident occurred on US 27 east.
There were 2 reported accidents worked by officers yesterday with no
There were several miscellaneous calls answered by officers yesterday.
SumterCounty Fire and Rescue went to 2 structure fires yesterday and both were
total losses. Chief John Ekaitis said the home at 1859 Upper River Road was fully involved on the 2nd floor
upon the department’s arrival yesterday afternoon. Heavy fire and high winds
were a major force in battling the blaze. He said the home was a total loss. His
department also responded to another structure fire at 144 Pecan Terrace and
was on that scene until after 7 this morning. That home was also a total loss. The
department stayed on the hot spots all night due to the close proximity of
neighboring homes. Deputies provided traffic control during these 2 calls.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked a total of 28 incidents yesterday. Responding
to a damage to property complaint at 206 E. Rockhill Drive, Dawan Mann was arrested for criminal
trespass. Thefts took place at 128 Foster Street and at 220 Tommy Smith Road. A suspicious vehicle complaint was made
on the R W
Deputies went to a domestic disturbance at 160 Lane Subdivision Road. 5 traffic
stops were conducted yesterday. Kanasha S. Perry was cited for driving on a
suspended license at a stop on Rainbow Terrace. Bryan A. Ortiz was cited for
driving on a suspended license following a stop on the Bumphead Road. Warnings were issued in the other cases. Deputies
worked 3 accidents involving deer yesterday.
Currently housed in the Sumter County Jail: Johntavious Lamar Devorce
for probation violation; Ronald Bernard Durham for felony shoplifting; Willie
Charles Mack for felony shoplifting; Dawan Lequint Mann for criminal trespass;
and Antonio Manquell Whitehead for felony theft/ theft by deception/ criminal