There’s more FEMA news today.
FEMA is not working in County Commissioner District 1 as previously announced
but WILL be at the old National Guard Armory on Adderton Street from 10-3. A new joint FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center
will open Friday November 9th at the old Georgia National Guard
Armory at 901
Adderton Street. The new DRC will be open from November 9th until Wednesday November 14th
from until . On
Sunday November 11th, the hours of operation will be from 1 until 7.
All DRCs will be closed Monday November 12th in observance of
Veterans Day. Residents affected by Hurricane Michael last month can meet
face-to-face with FEMA partners at the new DisasterRecoveryCenter. The State of Georgia, in partnership with FEMA has started hiring Georgians to
work on the hurricane recovery effort. The most recent opportunities are with
FEMA’s Public Assistance team, focusing on helping entire communities rebound,
while FEMA’s Individual Assistance programs are focused on assisting the
individual hurricane survivor. Anyone interested in local hire opportunities
should go to www.USAJOBS.org and create a
The monthly meeting of the SumterCountyBOE was held last night. Several awards and recognitions were
made before the agenda items. The financial report, accounts payables and
preliminary cash flow report were all approved. Under personnel, the Board
accepted 2 resignations; 7 were hired; 3 long-term substitutes were hired; and
1 family medical leave request was granted. A new Executive Session affidavit
was amended to include school safety. After announcements were made, the
meeting was adjourned. Board members will be going with others representing the
CareerAcademy in Atlanta Friday morning to make a presentation for a $3 million
The agenda setting meeting of
the Mayor and City Council will be at 6 this evening in Council Chambers of the
PublicSafetyBuilding downtown. The community is encouraged to attend and hold
your City Council accountable for their actions.
The SumterCounty Board of Commissioners will be meeting with the Mercer
Group at 6 this evening in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse to discuss
the search and hiring of a CountyAdministrator or CountyManager.
The offices of the City of Americus and SumterCounty will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Monday
November 12th and for observance of Thanksgiving Day on Thursday
November 22nd and Friday November 23rd.
The annual Veterans Day Parade
will be held tomorrow morning at 11 through downtown Americus. A special ceremony will be held around 10 on the grounds
of the SumterCounty Courthouse prior to the start of the parade. The community
is invited to attend.
Americus Police had a busy Wednesday. Responding to a domestic
situation yesterday at 605-H Eastview Circle, James W. Harris was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
This was 1 of 2 domestic-related calls answered by officers yesterday.
A burglary was investigated at 105 Bozeman Circle.
An auto was entered at 236-D Wanda Way.
Thefts occurred at 520 Grantham Street and 1322 E. Lamar Street.
Following a traffic stop, Radonna
C. Mitchell was cited for the Hand’s Free violation and a seat belt violation.
Harassing communications were
reported for investigation.
A statutory rape case is being
A hit-n-run accident was
reported at 1711
E. Lamar Street.
1 accident was worked by APD yesterday with no reported injuries.
The high school regular season
ended last week and only 1 local team is in action tomorrow night. SouthlandAcademy will host Westfield at
tomorrow night in the opening round of state playoff action. SchleyCounty and MarionCounty both had byes this week and will be in action next Friday
November 16th hosting 2nd round opponents.
From Wednesday’s SumterCounty Sheriff’s reports, Deputies made 6 traffic stops.
Following a stop on Highway 30W near Young’s Mill Road, Keanthony Brooks was charged with speeding. Warnings were
issued to drivers in the other traffic cases.A criminal trespass complaint was made in the 400 block of District Line Road. A suspicious vehicle was spotted on McMath Mill Road. A civil complaint was filed with a Deputy at 282 Buchanan Road. Deputies worked 1 accident and a deer-related accident
was worked by Trooper Story who was already on the scene before the Deputy’s
SumterCounty jail today: James Walter Harris for probation violation;
Anthony Terrell Lawson for probation violation; and Kevon Markese Myers for
child molestation. 2 bonded out of jail yesterday. 3 were back in jail to make
The 43rd annual Capt.
Henry Wirz Memorial Service will be held in Andersonville on Sunday November 11th at 3pm. The Memorial
Service is sponsored by the Alexander H. Stephens Camp, Sons of Confederate
Veterans. The musical group Southern Sounds will play church hymns and Southern
music beginning at .
The public is welcome to attend. In case of inclement weather, the Service will
be held in the Andersonville Village Hall.