As part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), all Title
1 schools, as well as the district, are required to develop a Parent Involvement
Policy and invite parents to be a part of its annual revision. School
representatives and parents will have an opportunity to revise the 2015-2016
Parent Involvement Policy. The SumterCountyBOE is hosting this stakeholders’ input meeting on Tuesday August 2nd
from at the Central Office boardroom. Come and
let your voice be heard!
The third and final
public hearing over the proposed millage rate increase by the SumterCounty BOE will be at tomorrow
evening in the boardroom of the SCS
Central Office. So far through the first 2 public hearings, there has been 1
person to show and ask questions or voice any concerns. Tomorrow night’s public
hearing is the last chance to voice an opinion. Immediately following the
public hearing, a called BOE meeting will be held to adopt the millage rate and
5-year Tax Digest and for personnel matters.
The SCS Open House in this Thursday evening. Pre-K
through 6th grade will have Open House from as will FurlowCharterSchool’s Open House. 7th through 12th
grade will have Open House on Thursday from To meet your child’s teachers, get new bus schedules and obtain any
other pertinent information, plan to attend the Open House this Thursday
The Lea Henry Basketball Camp of Champs begins this afternoon and ends
on Thursday the 28th. Each session will be held from and will be held in the old Sara Cobb gym
Valley Drive. Space is limited to 60 campers. Each participant receives a Camp of
Champs shirt, playbook and all types of prizes. There is no charge—it’s all
free compliments of the L&G Character Education Foundation and the Boys
& Girls Club. Again space is limited to the first 60 campers.
Chamber members and prospective members are encouraged to attend this
Thursday’s “Business After Hours” from . The DGR Group is hosting Business After
Hours at 205
S. Lee Street for a casual networking opportunity. One Sumter’s CrowdFiber Survey will be announced and
the winner of a brand new iPad will be named. If your business is interested in
hosting a future Business After Hours, contact the Chamber of Commerce at
It was an overall
quiet Monday for Americus Police. A criminal trespass complaint for
a damaged vehicle was made at 2003 Armory Drive.
A shoplifting incident
was reported at 805 Adderton Street. While investigating the shoplifting, an
arrest was made on Crawley Street but not for shoplifting. Darren Jamaica Trice was arrested for
possession and use of a drug-related object; giving a false ID to law enforcement
officers; and an outstanding warrant.
Responding to a loud
music complaint, Dontavius Jamel Harper was arrested at 137 Cherokee Street for an outstanding warrant.
A hit-n-run accident
occurred on E.
3 accidents were worked by APD in
the previous 24-hour period including a deer-related crash on the Southerfield Road last evening.
Things were fairly
quiet for the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies yesterday. A robbery
was reported on Rainbow Terrace at Roney Street. Antonio J. Donaldson was charged with
failure to register as a sex offender. Deputies responded to 186 Railroad Street to a sexual battery complaint. A suspicious
person was reported at Lot C 219 Tommy Warren Drive. A civil complaint was filed at 604 Old Andersonville Road.
Housed today in the
Sumter County Jail are: Curtis Duran Drakes-holding for USMS; Dontavius Jamel
Harper for southwestern probation and terroristic threats and acts; Rankin Ruff
for southwestern probation; and Darren Jamaica Trice for possession and use of
drug-related objects/ failure to appear/ giving a false name to law
enforcement/ and shoplifting. 1 was released from jail yesterday.