WISK / WDEC
Tuesday February 11th, 2020
The Sumter County BOE held a work session last night. Mayor Barry Blount appeared before the Board to present them with the resolution passed by the Americus City Council requesting that Americus be included in the name of the new high school. The Mayor then gave some additional information why the new high school should remain Americus-Sumter High School. A construction update followed on the progress of the high school which turned out to be on schedule despite the recent rains. Architect Greg Smith then gave a report of lighting for the new school’s practice field and a cost of $310,000. The agenda was then set for Thursday’s regular meeting. 1 item under curriculum will be up for a vote. Personnel was discussed in closed session and will be presented Thursday. 2 items under policy, 4 under property and 1 under technology will be voted on Thursday. The renaming of the new high was added to the agenda for discussion on Thursday. The meeting moved to closed session for personnel and real estate discussion and after returning to open session the meeting was adjourned. Thursday’s regular monthly meeting will be at 7 in the boardroom at the SCS Administration Building and the community is encouraged to attend.
From the Monday Americus Police incidents, damage to property complaints were filed at 506 E. Forsyth Street and on US 19N.
Following a traffic stop on Poplar at Forsyth, Terrance J. Cliatt was arrested for driving with a suspended license.
At a traffic stop on Tripp at E. Furlow, Kaley M. Arizmendi was arrested for driving with a suspended license; a seat belt violation; and tag & registration requirements.
Dominique S. Deriso was arrested for shoplifting at Wal-Mart.
Harassing phone calls were reported for investigation.
After a traffic stop on E. Lamar at Dixon Drive, Patricio G. Mendez was arrested for driving without a valid license; failure to signal when changing lanes; and no insurance.
An auto was entered at 126 Forrest Street.
A traffic stop was conducted at 12:13 this morning on MLK Boulevard at Hawkins Street and Eric M. Bridges was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and for possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Officers responded to 2 domestic-related calls and 2 miscellaneous calls yesterday.
There were 3 accidents around town yesterday that had no reported injuries.
Things were rather quiet on Monday for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies conducted 5 traffic stops and issued warnings to drivers. 1 domestic-related call was answered. Suspicious person complaints were filed with Deputies at 869 Middle River Road; on S. MLK Boulevard; and at 118 Violet Drive. 1 prisoner transport was made.
Housed in the Sumter County Jail today: Eric Marquel Bridges for illegal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; Melanie Tawanda Clark for simple battery; Terrance West Cliatt for driving with a suspended license and probation violation; Keith Lamont Haynes for possession of marijuana—less than an ounce and felony probation violation; Marcus Alexander Laster for disorderly conduct. 1 was released from jail after posting bond.