The SumterCounty Board of Commissioners met last evening at the SumterCounty Courthouse. Randy Howard was elected Chairman for 2017 and Clay Jones
was elected Vice-Chairman. Rayetta Volley was appointed CountyClerk and Janice Jarvis was appointed Deputy Clerk. Kimberly Reid was
appointed CountyAttorney. An ordinance to amend the SumterCountyCode of Ordinances governing nuisances and for other lawful purposes was
passed. A local vendor preference policy was discussed and will be brought back
before the Board. Approval of a sick leave policy amendment was passed. Approval
was given for a Right of Way deed between the Commissioners and the City of Americus for a portion of property at 1212 2ndMontgomery. The meeting then moved to closed session
for litigation, personnel and appointment discussion. Close to an hour later,
the Board re-appointed Mike Donnelly to the Payroll Development Authority. Michelle
Williams Seay and James Russell Johnson were both appointed to the Tax
Assessors Board. With nothing further the meeting was adjourned.
Tickets are going fast for the first annual
Glitz & Glitter/ Red and White Valentine Gala that honors Americus Police
Chief Mark Scott, Sheriff Pete Smith and GSW Campus Safety Chief Mike Tracy. Tickets
are $50 each and are available at any area bank. NO tickets will be sold at the
door due to needing a head count for a prepared meal. The event will be held at
the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter on Saturday February 11th at Get your ticket today!
Tickets are now on sale for the annual
fundraising theater event sponsored by the SumterCounty Friends of the Public Library. The annual event will be held on Saturday
January 28th and Sunday the 29th at the LakeBlackshear Regional Library on Lamar Street. For tickets or for more information call 924-8091.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation
will begin at 11 this morning in the GSW Storm Dome. All ministers are
requested to report at the Storm Dome conference rooms at for a continental breakfast and program
briefing. The processional march from the conference rooms will begin at . Dr. Jerry L. Hardee, retired Special
Assistant to the President of LifeUniversity will be the guest speaker. The theme is “Realizing King’s Dream in the
Urgency of Now”. The public is invited.
The monthly meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be held at 5
tomorrow afternoon in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding downtown. The meeting is open for the
community to attend.
Over this past weekend, in between the concentrated traffic license
checkpoints and other Americus Police action, an arrest was made by APD in last Thursday’s robbery of Double D’s
Fast Food on Felder
29-year old Julian Wayne Myers was arrested at 1203 E. Furlow Street and charged with 2-counts of armed robbery
and for forced entry burglary. He was taken to the LEC where he has since
bonded out of jail. In police action from Tuesday, a traffic stop was conducted
on E. Forsyth and a juvenile arrested for speeding and driving without a
license on person.
A criminal trespass complaint was made at 128 Taylor Street.
3 autos were entered at 314 N. Dudley Street.
Responding to a domestic situation at 95-B Bozeman Circle, Charleston
Michael Hart Sr. was arrested for an outstanding warrant. All totaled, officers
responded to 4 domestic-related calls yesterday.
A stalking and harassing phone calls case is being investigated.
A suspicious person complaint was filed with police at this morning at 716 Varsity Drive.
Officers worked 2 accidents yesterday with 1 injury.