A decent crowd was on hand last night
for the SumterCounty BOE work session. Dr. Emmanuel Vincent gave a FurlowCharterSchool update and fielded questions from Board members.
The Thursday agenda was then set. Although there will be no action under
curriculum there was information presented last night. The financial reports
were given and will come up for a vote Thursday. Also, a Tax Anticipation Note
will be voted on. Personnel was discussed in closed session. There will be no
Board action under policy or new business. Surplus property will be listed on
GovDeals.com. The low bid will be presented for carpet at the MiddleSchoolMediaCenter and if possible, vestibule work at the Middle School. Under
technology, an Internet Content Filter will be voted on. There was some
discussion on architect services and construction management. The regular
monthly meeting of the BOE will be at Thursday night in the boardroom of the SCSAdministrationBuilding and the community is invited to attend.
In just over a week, the next Ladies
Handgun Safety Course will be presented by the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office. As of today, the class is now full. For those that
did sign up earlier, the classroom portion will be at on Thursday October 15th at the
Sumter County Ag Center on US 19 south of Americus. The shooting range portion will be at on Saturday October 17th at the
McMathMillRange. Again, as of today, this Ladies handgun
Safety Course is now full and no more applications are being accepted.
High school football gets an early start
this week when Americus-Sumter travels to Albany Thursday night for a 7pm
kick-off at Hugh Mills Stadium against Westover. The other area games this week
will be on Friday night. Southland Academy is at home against Deerfield
Windsor. Marion County will host Brookstone Friday night. SchleyCounty will travel to Columbus to battle Pacelli. Friday night’s games will have a kick-off.
AAA reported yesterday in the weekly gas
update that the routine maintenance at the various refineries is still ongoing
which in turn is causing the gas prices to fluctuate. The demand is high for
gas but refineries are running at low capacity right now. Once the maintenance
is finished here in the next week or so, AAA says for drivers to look for the
downward trend to continue for the rest of the year. Even though gas prices did
jump in the past few weeks, most drivers are still paying almost a $1.15 less
right now for a gallon of gas when compared to this time last year.
Americus Police were fairly active for a Monday. An
auto was entered at 933 Ivey Street.
A criminal trespass complaint was
made at 717
N. Jackson Street.
A stalking/ harassing phone calls/
custody issue occurred at 1711 E. Lamar Street.
There was a shoplifting incident
reported at 1456
E. Forsyth Street at Belk’s.
Martin Andrew Liles was arrested at 1207 MLK Boulevard last night for a state probation violation
A forced entry burglary occurred at this morning at 440 Oak Street.
Following a traffic stop on Rose Avenue at this morning, David A. Marshall was arrested for possession of
marijuana-less than an ounce, driving on a suspended license and no proof of
There were 3 domestic-related calls
yesterday and only 1 miscellaneous call answered.
No accidents were worked by APD in the City yesterday according to the
Monday was a rather quiet day for the
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies as only 24 incidents were worked. Deputies
responded to 181
East Shore Drive where the roadway was blocked. A criminal trespass for illegal fishing
was made at LakeJennifer. Civil complaints were made at 259 Highway 30 west and at 230 Desoto Seed Farm Road. Deputies conducted 4 traffic stops and
issued warnings to drivers. A suspicious vehicle complaint was filed at 208 Bob Dodson Road. Deputies worked 1 deer-involved accident
Housed in the Sumter County Jail
today: Craig Lee Carruthers for probation violation; Guy Richard Green for
probation violation; Edqurvis Pernell Hall for battery; Tiffany Nicole Sims for
simple battery; and Dterriyian Dante Williams for battery. Martin Andrew Liles
was released to CrispCounty.