Board of Commissioners met last night. A budget amendment was approved for the
defined benefit line items for the various departments. The policies and procedures
for the purpose of administering the 2014 CDBG program were approved. A
contract for a grant administrator to assist in carrying out the CDBG program
was accepted. A resolution for the acceptance of certain streets and roads in
landlot 114 from the PDA was approved. The bid package for right-of-way
herbicide spraying was also approved. The SumterCounty
Sheriff’s Office was granted approval to seek a palm scanner from Synergistic
Software. An agreement between SumterCounty
and Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel for pauper services was reached. There was much
discussion on several items but no Board action was taken last night. After
announcements and comments the meeting adjourned to closed session for
personnel and legal matters.
An convocation kicks off POW/MIA
Recognition Day in Jackson Hall on the GSW campus today. Former POW Colonel
Wayne Waddell is featured speaker. The “Some Gave All Wall” will be escorted to
at tomorrow morning.
The “Some Gave All Wall” displays all service men and women that have fallen in
the line of duty from September
11th, 2001 to present day. Friday is a full day
of activities in Andersonville and at
Georgia Southwestern beginning at .
The AmericusSumter Payroll
Development Authority, PharmaCentra, ConCentra Solutions and PetCareRX will
have a job expansion announcement and ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow at The event will be at the ContactCenter at 105
Industrial Drive in Americus.
A facility visit will be made available from
Applications are now
available at the Chamber Office for the SumterCounty Scarecrows.
The deadline to submit entries is Friday September 26th. Contact Ivy
at 924-2646 for more information.
The monthly meeting of the Mayor and City
Council has been moved to the Lecture Hall of the new NursingBuilding on the GSW
campus at tomorrow
afternoon. For more information about this meeting location change, call City
Clerk Paula Martin at 924-4411 ext. 244.
From Monday’s Americus
Police incident reports, criminal trespass complaints were made at 103
Carter Street, 300
Cherokee Street and Lot
13 Weeks Trailer Park. A forgery was reported at 103
W. Jefferson Street. Timothy Johnson was
cited for inoculation of animals on Pinecrest
Drive. A forced entry burglary and criminal
damage to property in the 2nd degree occurred at 110
From Tuesday’s incident
reports, a burglary was investigated at 1422-D S.
An auto was entered at 1204
S. MLK Boulevard.
A pedestrian, Chatley
Latrice Yancie was struck by a vehicle on S.
Lee Street near Rose
Avenue yesterday afternoon and taken for
Nightshift had a lot of
drug-related activity but no action or arrests were made.
There were 2 accidents
in the City yesterday.
AFES had a fire call to N.
Jackson Street yesterday afternoon to a
possible person that was still inside a burning home. Firefighters entered the
smoky residence and did a search of each room but no one was found. It turned
out the person thought to be still inside was actually out walking several
blocks away. The fire was contained to the kitchen area with fire, smoke and
water damage throughout.
The SumterCounty Sheriff’s
Office investigated a burglary yesterday at 751
Mask Road. Damage to property complaints
were made at 907 MLK
Boulevard, 456-H Arch Helms
Road and 166
East Rock Hill Drive. Deputies conducted 4
traffic stops. After a stop on US 280 east, Jennifer C. Sutton was given a
citation for speeding. Deputies responded to 1 domestic disturbance. A suspicious
person complaint was reported. Deputies worked 3 accidents-1 turned over to GSP
and 1 involving a deer. There were other miscellaneous calls answered by
Currently housed in the
SumterCountyJail: Tordera Ashan
Barner-holding for West Central; Tyrese Chance-holding for USMS; Quinton Lewis
Patrick-DUI/possession of marijuana; and Jennifer Kelly Riley-holding for Ohio.