called meeting of the SumterCountyBOE was held last night. The BOE adopted the Final Millage Rate of 17.533
mills, the same as in previous years. The 5-year Tax Digest was acknowledged.
The Board went into closed session for personnel matters and upon returning
back to open session, the personnel slate was approved. 3 were released from
contract; 1 job offer was rescinded; 6 resignations were accepted; 5 transfers
within the system were approved; 14 were hired; and 1 family medical leave was
granted. The called meeting then adjourned and went into a Retreat session in
which a number of items were explained and discussed.
Open House in the SCS system begins tonight with FurlowCharterSchool. FCS Open
House starts at 6 this evening. Parents and the community are invited. The Boys
& Girls Club of Americus/Sumter County will partner with FCS and will offer services to parents who
need to drop off their children before school and after school as well. Parents
can sign up for the Boys & Girls Club this week on Thursday and Friday in
the FCS cafeteria from .
Open House in the remaining SCS schools will be on Thursday this week.
Pre-K through 6th grades will have Open House from 5 to 7pm. 7th
through 12th grades Open House will also be this Thursday from
6-8pm. School realignment this year in the SCS will leave a lot of questions for parents
and guardians and Open House will be a good time to get the answers you need.
School starts on Monday August 3rd in the SCS system.
A standing tradition continues tonight. FirstUnitedMethodistChurch and the Junior Service League will again sponsor the Blessing of the
Bookbags. School supplies will be given away starting at 6 this evening at FirstUnitedMethodistChurch on S.
The doors will actually open at . Also, all teachers and other educators are encouraged to attend this
service as there will be a special prayer service as you get ready for the
The SumterCounty Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at this afternoon in order to receive citizen
input on the proposed 2015 Millage Rate. This public hearing will be held in
the Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse. The Millage Rate will then be set at a called meeting that
follows at 6 this evening. This meeting also will be held in the Commissioners
Room at the Courthouse. These meetings are open for the public to attend.
Teresa Mansfield’s Read To Me Program will
be giving out free books to children and adults at 2 this afternoon at the Cripple CreekApartmentsCommunity Center which is located at 110 Knollwood Drive. The Read To Me Program will give out free
books again this Saturday August 1st from 10-12 at New Hope AME Church’s Back to School Rally in
Smithville. For more information, call Teresa Mansfield at 380-0383.
It was more of a routine-type Monday
for Americus Police yesterday. Norma Jackson was
arrested at 101
W. Lamar Street for an outstanding warrant.
Tyrone Robinson was arrested at 6B 701 Davenport Street for an outstanding warrant.
A forgery complaint was made and is
A counterfeit bill was turned over to
police at 1321
E. Lamar Street.
Following a traffic stop on Taylor Street, Yesenia Rodriquez was charged with driving
without a license and failure to obey a stop sign.
A theft took place from 1609 S. Lee Street.
Charlie Savage was cited for
restraint of dogs and inoculation of animals at 217 Pineview Place.
There were only a few miscellaneous
calls and 1 domestic-related call yesterday.
Officers worked 1 accident with no
reported injuries on Monday.
Drivers don’t forget that with school
starting back this coming Monday August 3rd, busses will once again
be running routes picking up and dropping off students. Remember to always STOP
for the flashing lights of a school bus. Traffic stops BOTH ways even on
streets such as MLK Boulevard. You could face serious fines for not
stopping for a school bus with its lights flashing!
Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies
conducted 15 traffic stops yesterday and issued 13 citations for safety belt
violations 18 years of age or older. At a stop on US 19 south, Carlos A. O’Bryant
was cited for failure to maintain insurance. Following a traffic stop on
Highway 30 west, Albert L. Harpe was charged with speeding. Property found at 105 Sherwood Drive was turned over to Deputies. A domestic
disturbance occurred at 115 Dogwood Drive. A suspicious person complaint was made at 154 Sylvan Drive. An attempted burglary was reported at 133 Foxworth Drive. All totaled there were 32 Monday incidents
worked by the Sheriff’s Office.
In the SumterCounty Jail today are: Quovadis Marquez Price for child support; and Tyrone
Robinson for felony probation violation.