The SumterCountyBOE met last night with a good crowd in attendance as Sumter Elementary was recognized by
Superintendent Larry Walters. Under curriculum, the Board approved the sequencing
of biology and physical science to the 9th and 10th
grades. The financial report, accounts payables and preliminary cash flow
report were all approved. The Board accepted 3 resignations, hired 1, and
approved 1 transfer and a family medical leave under personnel. Hunter
Contracting was awarded the bid of $21,630 for repairing the skylight at Sumter Middle. The Board accepted the E-rate
funds and authorized payment to A3 Communications for E-rate items.
Reimbursement for those attending a Board Chair workshop was approved. A
Memorandum of Understanding with the Georgia Cooperative Extension and the BOE was
approved. A letter of agreement between DartonState and the SCS for classroom observations was also
approved. Last month there was much discussion about how the hiring process for
an architect was being done. The Board Chair read from the GSBA policy that
stated the Board was doing exactly as the policy stated and was not doing
anything illegal or a conflict of interest. After announcements, the meeting
The Region 1AAAA basketball tournament
continues this afternoon at the South Campus gym but the tournament got off to
a tragic start yesterday. A Westover fan attending the first game of the
afternoon suffered a heart attack in the gym and had to be transported to the
PSMC ER where he was pronounced dead at . Coroner Greg Hancock said the deceased was 35-year old Taurtius Banta
Johnson of Albany. Westover’s girls won the 1st
game yesterday despite the tragedy. Bainbridge won the boys game that followed.
The Lady Panthers then defeated Monroe
64-47 in game 3 and the Westover boys beat Monroe in the final game of the night. This
afternoon, the consolation games will be played at 4 and . At 7 tonight, the Lady Panthers will play
Westover for the region title followed by Bainbridge and Westover in the boys
One week from
today on February 19th, the 9th annual Josh Willis Memorial Blood Drive will be held in the Fellowship Hall of FirstBaptistChurch at 221 S. Lee Street. You can go online to www.redcrossblood.org and enter
sponsor code: PSMC or you can also call 1-800-733-2767 and make your
appointment. Those with appointments will get top priority but any walk-in will
be welcomed. Please bring a photo ID with you. The blood drive next Friday will
be held from until Make your appointment today!
Americus Police had 2 cyber crimes reported
yesterday. Terroristic threats via computer or computer network were
investigated and then computer crimes were reported in another case. In other
police action, an auto was entered at 5D 1034 Elm Avenue and an entering and theft occurred at 941 Felder Street.
A case of identity fraud is being
A juvenile was arrested for unruly at
713 Sunset Drive. A juvenile disorder was also reported.
A criminal trespass complaint was
made at 2D 105
Gerard Kentriel Harvey was arrested
for battery (DVA) and 3rd degree cruelty to
children for a domestic call to 205 W. Church Street.
Following a traffic stop last night
Antonio Jerrod Snipes was arrested for driving on a suspended license.
Officers did stay busy yesterday
answering 6 domestic calls. There were 3 miscellaneous calls also answered.
were 3 accidents yesterday in the City with no reported injuries.
Thursday was a busy day for the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies working 46 incidents. 21 of the 46 were traffic
stops. After a stop on S. Lee Street, Willie F. Washington was cited for registration and license
requirements.A stop on Highway 30 west
resulted in a speeding charge for Christina E. Williams. Following a stop on Georgia 3 at Patterson, Dorothy H. Ruff was
charged with DUI and improper lane change and bonded out of jail. A traffic
stop on S.
early this morning led to the arrest of Kristen M. Muff for DUI. Numerous
warnings were issued. A civil complaint was made in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Domestic
disturbances occurred at 142-A Rainbow Terrace and at 154 Sylvan Road where Jacquelyn H. Worth was arrested for
disorderly conduct. A burglary was investigated at 113 Lake Ridge Drive Extension. 2 accidents were worked by
Housed today in the Sumter County
Jail are: Gerard Kentriel Harvey for battery (DVA) and 3rd degree cruelty to children;
Kenneth Lee Harvey for failure to report an accident/ striking a fixed object/
failure to remove an accident vehicle/ reckless driving/ open container/ and
damaging property of public utility companies; Marcus Anthony Johnson for
failure to appear and driving on a suspended license; Kristen Muntrient Muff
for DUI; Anthony Costello Reese back to make bond; and Jacquelyn Heather Worth
for disorderly conduct. 2 bonded out of jail yesterday.