Because of the rising number of flu
cases, PhoebeSumterMedicalCenter has implemented temporary visitation guidelines to protect patients
and visitors. Visitation guidelines currently includes patient visitation
should be limited to care and support of the patient; children under the age of
18 should NOT visit the hospital; do not visit if you have any signs or
symptoms of influenza; if you have fever, cough, body aches or a sore throat,
PLEASE postpone your visit until you have been symptom-free for 24-hours; and
anyone coming into the hospital with flu and cold symptoms will be required to
wear a mask. As Phoebe Sumter works to provide a safe environment for our
patients and staff, we apologize for any inconvenience these visitation
guidelines may cause.
The regular monthly meeting of the SumterCountyBOE started with the election of a new Board chair. Dr. Mike Busman was
unanimously elected. Rick Barnes was elected vice-chair. Gatewood-Skipper-and
Rambo were elected Board attorneys for anything on the local level while the
firm of Harbin-Hartley-and Hawkins was elected as school law attorneys. Under
committee reports, the financial report, accounts payables and preliminary cash
flow reports were all approved. Trebron was the low-bid and was chosen for a
3-year contract for anti-virus software. The BOE meetings calendar for 2018 was
approved. The meeting moved to closed session for personnel and real estate
matters and returned to open session after 33-minutes. The Board accepted 3
resignations; hired 3 and granted 3 family medical leave requests. A motion was
made to list the CherokeeSchool property with Ronnie Greer at Century 21
pending a successful negotiation. With nothing further, the meeting was
Today is the
last day until Tuesday that the City of Americus, the SumterCounty Courthouse and LawEnforcementCenter offices will be open. These offices will be closed Monday for the Martin
Luther King Jr. holiday. There will be a Unity Rally tomorrow afternoon from -3 at Lenny’s Market downtown. At tomorrow afternoon, a Memorial
Commemorative Ceremony will be held at the SumterCounty Courthouse. A parade will then follow starting and ending at the
Courthouse. On Monday the 15th at at FriendshipMissionaryBaptistChurch, the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program will be held
with guest speaker Kent Hill. GSW’s MLK
Convocation will be held on Wednesday January 17th at at the StudentSuccessCenter.
From the Thursday Americus Police incidents, 2 more autos were
entered yesterday. One was at 409 Judy Lane and the other was at 1006 Southerfield Road. The weekend is upon us so remember to
lock, remove items and secure your vehicles not only the weekend but all the
time. In other Thursday police action, lost/mislaid property was reported at 203 College Street and in the area on US 10 and Highway 30.
Thefts occurred at 416 Tripp Street and 215 Brookdale Drive.
A burglary was investigated at 211-B Murphy Mill Road.
A battery complaint was filed with
officers at 1803-B
A hit-n-run accident was reported at 207 Pinecrest Drive.
Officers worked 3 accidents yesterday
around town that did have 2 injuries.
were 3 miscellaneous calls and 2 domestic-related calls answered by officers
A Weed Control meeting for ALL crops will be held in the Sumter County Ag
Center Auditorium on Tuesday January 16th at UGA Specialists Eric Prostko and Stanley Culpepper will present the program. Earn
1-hour credit towards your private and/or commercial Category 21 pesticide
license with your attendance. A sponsored meal is planned so if you plan to
attend, call 924-4476 today so a meal can be prepared for you. The Sumter County Ag Center is located at 127 William
Bowen Pointe off US 19S.
Investigation is underway by the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office into the neglect of a disabled adult or elderly that
was reported by the ER at Phoebe Sumter. Deputies conducted 3 traffic stops
yesterday. 2 domestic disturbance calls were answered—1 yesterday and 1 at this morning at 118 Magnolia Road. An arson investigation will also be part
of the domestic investigation on Magnolia Road. Charges are pending. Livestock in the
roadway on Lamar
was reported. Deputies did work 1 deer-related accident yesterday.
In the Sumter County Jail today: David
Sherod King for battery/ probation violation/ and Southwestern probation; Vickie
Lashonne Lembrick for aggravated assault; Robert Lockhart for criminal trespass
and felony shoplifting; Aaron Pierce Chadwick Mitchell for Southwestern
probation; Quinton Rashad Roberts for aggravated assault and obstruction; and
Charcia Anquette Sims for failure to appear and probation violation. 1 was
released from jail by bonding out.