The SumterCountyBOE held 2 public hearings yesterday over the proposed millage
rate increase and it was a slim turnout for both. The third and final public
hearing will be at on
Wednesday July 27th. Immediately following that third public
hearing, there will be a called BOE meeting to adopt the millage rate and
5-year Tax Digest. You have 1 more opportunity to ask questions or voice
concerns by attending next weeks’ public hearing.
BOE held a called meeting for personnel. The Board released 1 from contract and
accepted 1 resignation. 1 was hired last night and a family medical leave
request was granted. The Board also spent some time discussing the
Sumter County Schools will hold Open House one week from tonight. Pre-K through
6th grade Open House will be from 5-7pm while 7th through
12th grades will have Open House from 6-8pm. The first day of school
for students in the SCS system is Monday August 1st.
The monthly meeting of
the Mayor and City Council is at 5 this afternoon in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding. The community is invited.
The City has announced
that work will begin on City playgrounds starting this Monday. This project was
voted on at last month’s City Council meeting. Demolition work on some of the
parks begins on Monday and certain work areas will be closed and at times, the
whole park will be closed for this upgrade. This City project should take
approximately 60 days.
A community event, “Locking Arms for Law Enforcement” is
this Saturday starting at at
the PublicSafetyBuilding downtown. This is an opportunity for the community to come
out and show your support for our law enforcement by locking arms with your
neighbors. It is hoped that there will be enough participants to circle the PublicSafetyBuilding and at the same time, unite our community. This is NOT a
protest but a peaceful, prayerful gathering to show support for all law
enforcement. Everyone is invited to participate this Saturday morning.
Americus Police are investigating a forced entry burglary and 2nd
degree arson case on Hosanna Circle at the Boys & Girls Club. This is an ongoing
An unlocked auto was
entered at 733
A simple battery and 3rd
degree cruelty to children case on Cherokee Street is being investigated.
Following a traffic
stop on Tripp
Cassandra Denise Miller was arrested for DUI-less safe-alcohol and driving
without a license.
A criminal trespass
complaint was made at 97-A Bozeman Circle.
A suspicious person
complaint was made at 172 US 19 north.
Officers went to 1331
2ndMontgomery to a reported aggravated assault in the parking lot.
A hit-n-run accident
was reported on Forsyth
Officers answered 2 domestic-related
and 2 miscellaneous calls in the past 24-hour period.
was 1 accident worked by APD with no
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies conducted 9 traffic stops yesterday. At
a stop yesterday morning on US 49 north, Amanda S. Traywick was arrested for
DUI; failure to maintain lane; open container; and driving with a suspended
license. Following a traffic stop on US 49 north, Amanda M. Huddleston was
charged with speeding. After a stop on US 19 south, Tenesha S. Huckaby was
charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license. At a stop on Highway 30
west, Karl S. Jarrett was arrested for DUI-drugs. A burglary was investigated
at 601 Mask
bad child complaint was made at 341 Calvary Church Road. Suspicious person complaints were made on the Brady Road at Mask Road and at 136 Pecan Terrace. Thefts occurred from 345 Bagley Street in Desoto and at 135 New Era Road at Greater VisionBaptistChurch.
Housed in the Sumter
County Jail today are: Michael Kevin Bellamy for possession of a Schedule 1
controlled substance and possession of a firearm during the commission of a
crime; Jessica Ray Fountain-holding for investigation; Rebecca Lee
Hancock-holding for Florida; Joseph Harris for child support; Karl Samuel
Jarrett for possession of a Schedule 1 controlled substance/ possession of a
firearm during the commission of a crime/ and DUI-drugs; Jasmonique Montrell
Lumpkin for City probation; Christina Diane Pugh-holding for investigation; and
Amanda Shea Traywick for DUI/ driving on a suspended license/ failure to
maintain lane/ and open container. 2 bonded out of jail yesterday.