Tonight is meeting night. The monthly
meeting of the SumterCounty Board of Commissioners is tonight at in the Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse. All meetings of the BOC are open for the community to
The FurlowCharterSchool Governing Board meets at 6 this evening at
FurlowCharterSchool located at 63 Valley Drive in Americus. The public is invited to attend.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Alexander H. Stephens Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans will be held tonight
at at the American Legion Hall on MLK Boulevard. Wade Barr will present the program. All
members and friends are urged to attend.
You need to register now for the SumterCounty Cotton Production meeting to be held this Thursday the 17th
starting at in the
auditorium of the Sumter County Ag Center at 127 William Bowen Pointe. A
sponsored meal is planned so if you will attend, call 924-4476 and register so
a meal can be prepared for you. UGA Specialists will present Thursday’s
program. With your attendance, you can earn 1-hour credit towards your private
and/or Commercial Category 24 pesticide license. Call today.
The Mayor and City Council will have called
meetings starting tomorrow afternoon at in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding. The purpose is to discuss possible
litigation and to interview for the position of City Manager. Another called
meeting to interview for the City Manager position will be held at 4 on
Thursday afternoon in Council Chambers. These meetings will be in closed
session. Then at 6 this Thursday, the agenda setting meeting of the Mayor and
City Council will be held and the community is encouraged to attend.
Andersonville National Historic Site has announced that the National
Park Service will continue to provide services to veterans and their family
members by keeping the National Cemetery open for funeral services and
providing daily access to the cemetery for families visiting the graves of
their loved ones. The NationalCemetery is open from 8 to 5 daily. The remainder
of the Andersonville national Historic Site remains closed due
to the partial government shutdown. National Park Service officials have
determined that by using Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act funds to
immediately fund park maintenance and cemetery staff, the park can continue to
provide cemetery operations for visitors while ensuring public health and
The community is invited to attend an Open
House at Hands of Hope Pregnancy & Resources Center this Sunday January 20th
from 1 to 3pm. This Open House will be held at 111 Habitat Street Unit C,
behind the SumterCounty Courthouse. The Center serves Sumter and 5 other surrounding counties
helping those facing unplanned or crisis pregnancies with education on their
options, practical, material, emotional and spiritual support. If you have
questions, call 229-928-5027.
Americus Police were pretty busy for a dreary
Monday. A battery complaint was made at 1436 Jones Lane.
There was a theft from 1314 N. Lee Street reported.
An auto was entered at 509 Oak Avenue.
Criminal damage to property in the 2nd
degree occurred at 306 E. Dodson Street. Damage to property was reported at 118 Hosanna Circle.
Officers responded to a civil
complaint filed at 314 Forrest Street.
Counterfeit money was turned over to
officers at 1201
N. MLK Boulevard.
Officers answered 3 domestic-related
calls and 2 miscellaneous calls on Monday.
A hit-n-run accident occurred in the
Wal-Mart parking lot.
It was a quiet Monday for the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office. Only 2 traffic stops were conducted with warnings
issued. Deputies assisted motorists on two occasions yesterday. Suspicious
person complaints were made on US 280W and at 900 Southwestern Circle. A civil complaint was filed with a Deputy
at 333 Lacross
was 1 domestic-related call answered yesterday.
In the Sumter County Jail today:
Sharon Ann Johnson for DUI/ speeding/ and a seat belt violation; Marcus Tyrese
McLeod for probation violation; Joseph Lee Sheffield for probation violation;
and Jermaine Antwon Thomas for felony probation violation.