Board of Commissioners held a called meeting last night to approve the
resolution setting the 2015 Millage Rate. The unincorporated areas of SumterCounty
will be assessed at 13.225 mills. The Incorporated Cities of Andersonville,
Desoto, Leslie and Plains will be 13.225 mills. The City of Americus
will be 13.036 mills for 2015. This is no change in the rate from the previous
Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday August 6th
in the SumterCounty
Courthouse boardroom. The purpose of this meeting is to review the Southwestern
Estates Planned Unit Development that will be located on 11.997 acres and is in
the vicinity of Felder Street.
This property is zoned R-3. This meeting is open for the public to attend on
Open House is any indication, then tomorrow night’s Open Houses in the other SCS
will be extremely busy. A huge crowd was on hand for the first-ever Open House
Open House tomorrow night will be from
for Pre-K through 6th grades and then from to for 7th
through 12th grades. Important information will be made available
during the Open House tomorrow night and with school realignment this year,
parents and guardians can get answers to some of your questions about the
changes. The first day of class will be Monday August 3rd for SCS
students. Monday also means that busses will again be running routes so allow
yourself some additional time in your daily commute. Make sure you stop for the
flashing lights of a school bus loading and unloading students. Be mindful of
the flow of traffic in and around the schools as well.
in time for back-to-school shopping, it’s time for the Sales Tax Holidays in Georgia!
This year, Friday July 31st and Saturday August 1st are
the 2 sales Tax Holidays. Clothing (including footwear) with a sales price of
$100 or less per item will be tax-free. Computers, computer components and
prewritten software purchased for noncommercial home or personal use with a
sales price of $1000 or less per item are tax exempt. School supplies purchased
for noncommercial use with a sales price of $20 or less per item will be tax-free
during the 2-day shopping holiday. Schools have supply lists posted so be sure
to check and then shop and save this weekend.
Police are on the lookout for a stolen 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee at this morning.
The black Jeep has Georgia
7724 and was taken from 1325
stops were made. After a traffic stop was conducted on N.
Lee Street, Christopher Lee Baker
was arrested and charged with DUI-refusal; possession of marijuana-less than an
ounce; failure to maintain lane; and driving without a license. A traffic stop
was conducted on Swett Avenue at Felder and a warning was issued for headlight
street robbery on Rucker
Street is under further
An auto was
entered on Murphy Mill Road.
complaints were made at 912 Cypress
Drive and 722
calls were reported to police.
1 domestic call
was answered. 1 accident yesterday in the City had no reported injuries.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked 24 total incidents on Tuesday. Only 5
traffic stops were conducted. Following a stop on US 27, Daniel Walker was
cited for failure to have license on person. A traffic stop made on the Southerfield Road led to Kevin B. Kiphart cited for a safety
belt violation. Warnings were issued in the other traffic cases.
Deputies responded to a theft reported at 129 Katherine Lane. A suspicious person complaint was made at
Amerigreen. Deputies answered a domestic call to 122 Cartwright Road. A burglary attempt was reported at 288 Desoto Seed Farm Road. A bad child complaint was filed at 110 US
19 north. Deputies worked 2 accidents with deer involved in only 1.
Housed today in the Sumter County Jail are Tishema Billups for DUI and
Kenneth Lane Teasley for DUI/ driving on a suspended license/ and tag light