The Mayor and City Council held
a called meeting in closed session yesterday to hear discussion on litigation
and to interview at least 2 candidates for the position of City Manager. There will
be more interviews this afternoon at 4 when possibly 3 more candidates will be
interviewed, again in closed session. At 6 this evening, the agenda-setting
meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be held in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding. This meeting is open for the community to attend.
Greg Kirk was recently appointed to serve as Chairman of the Senate Committee
on State and Local Government Operations. In addition, Sen. Kirk will serve as
Secretary of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and as a member of
the Senate Appropriations and Insurance and Labor Committees. These
appointments were announced by the Senate Committee on Assignments earlier this
week. The first session of the 155th Georgia General Assembly convened
on January 14th at the GeorgiaState Capitol.
This Monday, January 21st
will be the MLKHoliday, a state and national holiday. Locally, a program will be
held on Monday morning at in
front of the SumterCounty Courthouse. Darrell Sabbs Jr. will be the keynote speaker
on Monday. Following the program on Monday morning, those attending are invited
to march to FriendshipMissionaryBaptistChurch on Cotton Avenue for a service that begins at 11. At the service, Dwight Harris will be the featured speaker and
there will be special music. These events are open for the public to attend.
at 6 in the auditorium of the Sumter County Ag Center, UGA Specialists will
present a SumterCounty Cotton Production meeting for SumterCounty farmers and agri-businesses. With your attendance, you
will earn 1-hour credit towards your private and/or Commercial Category 24
pesticide license. Registration was a requirement since a sponsored meal will
be served and a number was needed to prepare an adequate number of meals for
SumterCounty Fire & Rescue responded to a residence on Highway 30W
yesterday. Upon arrival, fireworks and some explosive-like devices were going
off from the fire. The situation was quickly brought under control but a person
in the fire and fireworks explosion was burned severely and was taken to Phoebe
Sumter but later airlifted to another facility for treatment. Later in the
afternoon, ATF (Alcohol-Tobacco and Firearms) was on the scene for further
Wednesday was another fairly
quiet 24-hours for the Americus Police Officers. 2 autos were entered around town. These
locations were at 301 Hosanna Circle and 115 W. Lester.
Lost/mislaid property was
reported at 125
W. Lamar Street.
A peeping tom complaint was
made in the S.
Jackson Street area.
A civil complaint for damaged
property occurred at 711 Barlow Street.
Officers answered 3
miscellaneous and 2 domestic-related calls yesterday.
There was 1 accident worked by APD with no reported injuries.
Wednesday, just like Tuesday, was
another quiet 24-hour shift for the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies. Several prisoner transports were made.
A motorist was assisted with a mechanical problem yesterday. Only 1 traffic
stop was conducted with a warning issued. A deer-related accident was worked by
a Deputy yesterday.
In the Sumter County Jail
today: James Lynn Baker for criminal damage to property; Dustin Michael Bissett
for felony 2nd degree burglary and felony theft by taking; Essence
Occasha Durham for City probation; Kasie Lawarren Monson for probation
violation/ violations of conditions on limited driving permit/ failure to
maintain insurance/ and brake light-turn signal violation; Damian Dontel
Pollard for battery (DVA); Woodrow Alfred Terry for felony probation violation; and
Eric Ruben Vincente-Pelico for battery and 1st degree cruelty to