A large crowd was on hand for the
monthly meeting of the Mayor and City Council yesterday afternoon at the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter. Under committee reports, the Mayor
accepted a plaque for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the City of Americus from the Government Finance Officers
Association for its comprehensive annual financial report. Council suspended
the rules and approved a 2014 budget ordinance amendment. A resolution
requesting the Board of Commissioners to issue its General Obligation Sales Tax
Bond for $4-million for the City SPLOST projects was passed. A request to run a
6-inch water main 1000-feet to 2310 South Lee Street was fulfilled. The purchase of 2 security camera
systems for the MunicipalBuilding and RylanderPark parking lots for a total of $15,767.58 to be paid from the Small
Cities Fund was approved. Mayor and Council got updates on the City’s Energy
Audit and Planning and Inspection projects. Delisa Bowen was re-appointed to
the Housing Authority. Fran George and Katie Coley were appointed to the LakeBlackshear Regional Library Board. Dan McGowan, Bill Krenson and Dr. Shirley
Reese were appointed to the Land Bank Authority. Ben Andrews, Community Development
Director, was appointed to serve on the Historic Oak Grove Foundation. After
Council and staff comments and citizen comments the meeting was adjourned.
Mayor and City Council will hold a retreat tomorrow morning starting at . The meeting, which is open to the public,
will be held on the 2nd floor of the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter on Elm Avenue.
The Chamber of Commerce will host a
ribbon cutting for the Grand Opening of Langdale Automotive of Americus today. The ribbon cutting will start at and the Grand Opening celebration will be
held from 2 to 4 this afternoon.
Movie at the Market will be shown
tomorrow night at Lenny’s Market in downtown Americus on Hampton Street. Admission is free. $1 each will buy you
endless popcorn and drinks for the movie. All you need to bring are chairs for
you and your family. The movie this week is “Free Birds” and will start about
15-minutes after dark tomorrow evening.
The SumterCounty Democratic Party will be holding a caucus election tomorrow morning to
elect delegates to the Democratic Party of Georgia’s State Convention in Dublin on August 9th. The caucus to
elect delegates is tomorrow morning at in the Municipal Courtroom at the PublicSafetyBuilding at 119 S. Lee Street. All interested Democratic voters who are
registered to vote in SumterCounty are encouraged to attend. For further
information contact Blue Argo Sumter
Democratic Chair at 924-2673 or Secretary Willie Golphin at 815-6763.
Another day and more autos have been
entered around town. The Americus Police incident reports show 4 more autos were entered with 2 at 116 Fairway II Drive, at C-14 1034 Elm Avenue and at 208 Fairway Circle. It is the weekend and drivers need to
make sure you lock and secure your vehicles at all times. In other police
action from Thursday, an aggravated assault was reported at 705-A East Furlow Street.
A theft by deception occurred at 512
A theft by deception/shoplifting or employee case is under further
A burglary occurred at 111 Holly Drive.
Investigation into a financial
transaction card fraud case continues.
A criminal damage to property in the
2nd degree for a vehicle took place at apartment 3 109 Sun Valley Drive.
An armed robbery in the N. Jackson Street area is under further investigation by
A juvenile was struck by a vehicle on
when the child darted out in traffic.
Following a traffic stop on W. Forsyth Street, Fred Dennis Carter III was arrested for driving on a suspended
An interference with government
property case at 111-A Waitsman Drive is being investigated.
Lashina Shanetta Burns was arrested
at 119 S.
at this morning and charged with littering
and open container.
did respond to several miscellaneous calls in the previous 24-hour period.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked 31 cases yesterday of which 12 were for
traffic stops. After a traffic stop was conducted on Industrial Boulevard at Southerfield Road, Justin C. McKinney was arrested for
failure to stop at a stop sign. A traffic stop on US 49 south led to the arrest
of Lashanda R. Randall for failure to obey a traffic control device. Following a
traffic stop on Lamar Street at Manhattan, Keshia L. Harris was arrested for driving
with suspended registration.
Deputies responded to 7 alarm activations,
2 domestic-related calls and 2 civil complaints. 2 suspicious person/vehicle
complaints were also answered yesterday.
Arrested and currently in the SumterCounty Jail is Sunni Elizabeth McSpadden for probation violation.