March 22nd, 2017
The first hour and
15-minutes of the monthly Board of Commissioners meeting was all public
hearings and appearances before the Board. A public hearing for an alcohol license
for Reflections in Plains was heard and afterwards a motion was made pending
approval of the State Fire Marshal to be in compliance by April 3rd
that the license would be suspended until found to be in compliance. An
appearance by members of the Airport Authority requesting approval for a
contract to construct 8 new hangars at the airport was unanimously passed.
Approval was granted for the purchase of a van for the County Extension Office through SPLOST funds. A motion for the removal of conditions
for the Astro Club to be in compliance for their alcohol license was passed. A
new road off Basket
Factory Road was named Eaton Road and passed. Departmental budget amendments were approved. Approval of
budget-millage rate calendar for FY 2018 was given. The Board was reminded of
the informational meeting for the Sumter
Livestock Barn on March 30th and that the meeting is already at
capacity. After further announcements, the monthly meeting was adjourned.
The SGTC Lady Jets
season came to an end last night in the Sweet 16 of the NJCAA National
Tournament in Lubbock, Texas.
The Lady Jets fell to Odessa College last night 58-44 to end their season with
a record of 30 wins and only 5 losses. The Lady Jets will probably be returning
to Americus by this evening. Congratulations to Coach
Frey and his Lady Jets for another fine season!
The monthly meeting
of the Mayor and City Council will start at 5 tomorrow afternoon in Council
Chambers of the Public Safety Building downtown. The community is invited to attend.
annual meeting of the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce is tomorrow night in
the Pope Center on the SGTC campus. The evening begins at 6 with a reception to be
followed at 7 by the dinner and program. Jackie G. Cushman, nationally
syndicated columnist will deliver the keynote address tomorrow night.
Zeta Phi Beta
Sorority, Inc. Omicron Alpha Zeta Chapter will host their Finer Women 5K
Walk/Run on Saturday March 25th at GSW starting at 9am. Registration
is $19.20 for the Finer Women 5K. Participants will receive a Finer Women 5K
Finisher’s medal. Proceeds from the race registration will benefit the March of
Dimes March for Babies program. You can register onsite the morning of the
race. For more information contact the sorority at email@example.com.
From the Tuesday
Americus Police incident reports, a traffic stop was made early yesterday
morning on E. Forsyth and a juvenile driver was charged with speeding.
A simple battery and
criminal trespass at 1605-A Washington Street was the result of a domestic situation.
There were 4 total domestic calls answered by officers yesterday.
Forced entry burglary
of a shed at 202
Sun Valley Drive resulted in yard implements being taken. Another forced entry burglary
was investigated at 1021-B Elm Avenue.
complaints were filed at 506 Peachtree Street, 1102 Hancock Drive and at 301 Southerfield Road.
An unruly juvenile
complaint was made at 1012 Oglethorpe Avenue.
Dontavious D. Jackson was arrested at 629 Lewis Lowe Court and charged with stalking.
Officers responded to
1 miscellaneous call yesterday.
There were 2
accidents in the City on Tuesday that had 1 injury complaint.
The AFES 22ns annual
Benefit Golf Tournament will be on Friday April 7th at the Griffin Bell Golf Links. There will be morning and
afternoon flights with cash prizes and a raffle with many excellent items.
Lunch will be provided. All proceeds will be used for local community safety
and fire prevention programs. For more information call Harriett Williams at
Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies answered several domestic
calls yesterday. Domestic calls went out to Lot A 456 Arch Helms Road; 103 Odum
Road Extension; 865 Highway 45; and 120 Dupree Road. Damage to property
occurred on N. Bond at E. Church Street in Plains. A child abuse case is under further investigation. A
criminal trespass complaint was made at 144 Charleston Drive. A suspicious person complaint was filed
Southwestern Circle. Deputies conducted 7 traffic stops yesterday. At a stop on 49 North,
Kamia B. Bynes was charged with speeding. At another stop on 49 North, Arthur
Bullard was charged with speeding. Following a stop on US 19 at Granny’s
Kitchen, Monyette T. Watson was charged with disobeying a traffic control
device. After a stop on Georgia 3, Victoria B. Howard was charged with failure to maintain insurance
and driving a motor vehicle with suspended registration. Deputies worked 3
accidents with 1 being deer-related.
In the Sumter County
Jail today are: Ernest Leone Brown for failure to appear and a bench warrant;
Dontavious Darrel Jackson for stalking; Darious Ranan Tyner for felony 1st
degree burglary/ failure to appear/ and child support; and Tyler Douglas
Williams for felony 3rd degree forgery and probation violation. 1
bonded out of jail yesterday and 2 were back for Court.