A rather slim crowd attended the
monthly meeting of the Mayor and City Council last evening. Mayor Barry Blount
administered the oath of office to George Laurin to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
The Mayor then presented an Excellence in Financial Reporting to Deidre Powell
for the comprehensive annual financial report. The consent agenda was approved.
A discussion of a second reading for a sewer rate ordinance amendment was heard
and passed 5-1. This is not a rate increase but the way it is done. Council
approved the 2016 Health Insurance Benefit schedule and related contribution
levels. After a few brief comments, the meeting was adjourned.
Tomorrow morning is the Turkey Trot 5K and
Fun Run sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce at the Rec Complex on US 19 south.
Check-in is at with the
race at 8. Chamber members receive a discount at registration. Prizes will be
awarded for the “Top Turkey” in each division. T-shirts will be given to all who pre-register.
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Andersonville National Historic Site, in
addition to being a Toys for Tots drop off location, would like to invite you
to remember and honor our military veterans by participating in the Wreaths
Across America program on December 12 at Wreaths Across America is a national
program that encourages individuals, community groups and families to sponsor
wreaths for placement in national cemeteries throughout the United States. On
December 12th at , the Civil Air Patrol will conduct a brief ceremony honoring America’s armed forces in the AndersonvilleNationalCemetery. The ceremony is open to the public.
It’s high school football playoff time tonight for the number one
seeded MarionCounty Eagles. The Eagles will be at home tonight against TwiggsCounty starting at . This is
Class A first round action and the Eagles would play at home as long as they
win up until the state championship game which would then be played at the
Georgia Dome in Atlanta. It will take 3 playoff wins before the
title game would be played but from here on out, it’s win or go home.
Don’t get too used to the warmth we had
yesterday and today as our weather is about to change. A strong cold front is
knocking on our door this weekend and once the front arrives, much COLDER
weather will feel more like January than a November “cool snap”! As the front
arrives tomorrow there could be spotty showers but most forecasters are saying
the air will be too dry for much if any significant rainfall. Tomorrow’s high
will be around 60, the low tomorrow night the mid-40s and the high Sunday only
in the mid-50s with strong, gusty winds that will make it feel even colder. By
Monday morning, lows will be around freezing with scattered frost in many
locations. Be aware of these weather changes for the weekend.
From Thursday’s Americus Police
incident reports,20-year old Brianna
Mercedes Holt was arrested at 105 S. Dudley Street for an incident at 307 E.
Lamar. She was charged with theft, financial transaction card theft and fraud.
2 forced entry burglaries were
investigated with arrests made. At 713 Sunset Drive, 17-year old Shonrell Juan
Chambliss was arrested and charged with burglary. After investigation at 806-A Fulton Street, a juvenile was arrested and charged.
Another forced entry burglary was
reported at 441
Harassing phone calls were reported
At this morning a juvenile was arrested and charged as unruly at C3 SouthlandHeights Apartments.
A suspicious person complaint was
made at 1002
Hancock Drive at this
Officers responded to 4 miscellaneous
calls, only 1 domestic call and worked 1 accident yesterday.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked 36 incidents on Thursday with 13 traffic
stops included. At a stop conducted on the Southerfield Road, Rachel H. Avery was cited for the move
over law. Following a stop on Neon Bass Road at Bone
Leroy Richardson was cited for driving on a suspended license. A passenger,
Otis C. Jones was picked up on an outstanding warrant. Numerous warnings were
A lost or stolen trailer tag was
reported by the SCS Transportation Department. An unruly
juvenile complaint was made at SumterMiddle School. Responding to a civil complaint at 909 Highway 30 west, Delmiro
Garcia was arrested on an outstanding warrant. A domestic disturbance was answered
at Lot 22 145 Ron Circle. A disorderly conduct
incident occurred on Highway 30 at US 19. Deputies worked 1 accident yesterday.
In the Sumter County Jail today:
Shakira Appling for possession of marijuana; Tonisha Surnell Barron for affray;
Shonrell Juan Chambliss for felony 1st degree burglary; Shanquesa
Janay Davis for aggravated assault; Delmiro Garcia for southwestern probation;
Brianna Mercedes Holt for financial transaction card theft and fraud and theft
by taking; Otis C. Jones for child support; Tyesha Monique Little for
possession of marijuana; Leroy Richardson for driving on a suspended license; E’Lexus
Adriana Riley for possession of marijuana; and Janicia Swint for DUI/ speeding/
driving while unlicensed/ possession of marijuana-less than an ounce/ and