There will be a
called meeting of the Mayor and City Council at 6 this evening in Council
Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding downtown. The purpose of this called meeting is to discuss the
alcoholic beverage license ordinance. The community is welcome to attend.
the SumterCountySchool system are in the process of getting
spruced up for the system-wide open house tomorrow evening. Open House will
start at 5 tomorrow afternoon for Pre-K through 6th grades and will
end at FurlowCharterSchool will also hold open house from 5-7pm. 7th
through 12th grades open house will be tomorrow evening from 6-8pm.
During the open house, parents and guardians can get revised bus schedules, meet
your child’s teachers and get any pertinent information you’ll need for the
upcoming school year. Students in the Sumter County Schools return to class for
the new school year on Monday July 31st.
It rained yesterday
afternoon and everybody got in on the action. For over an hour, it rained—hard
at times, lighten up and then come down hard again. At first, it was just rain
but after a while, some thunder rumbled and lightning flashed and the winds
kicked up and just like that, calmed down to rain. Rainfall amounts were
widespread but on Highway 30, we recorded 2.1 inches of rain. We shouldn’t have
anything today like we saw yesterday. As a matter of fact, the rain will be
diminishing until another front arrives and gives us a rainy Saturday. Behind
the approaching weather front is actually cooler air, for this time of year
anyway. Highs in the 80s and lows in the upper 60s will be around next week.
There will be three public hearings starting next week over the
proposed tax increase by the SumterCounty Board of Commissioners. The first two
public hearings will be on Tuesday August 1st at and in the Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse. The third and final public hearing will be on Tuesday
August 8th at again in the Commissioners Room. Citizens are encouraged to attend
these public hearings beginning next week.
A traffic study was
approved at last week’s City Council meeting for Lamar Street. In brief, the study would look into
downtown a 2-lane street as opposed to the current 3-lanes. By dropping back to
2-lanes, additional parking could be looked at by using the diagonal parking
such as that found on Jackson Street downtown. This is just a traffic study—there’s no guarantee that the
DOT will approve of the study.
Another day and more
entered autos according to the Americus Police incidents from Tuesday. 6 more autos were entered around town.
Locations for these incidents were 701 Park Row; 2 vehicles at 806 Kings Way; 1 at this morning at 106 Aaron Snipes Sr. Drive and then at this morning, 2 more entered at 826 Ridge Street. Several items were taken from these
It was also a busy
shift with criminal trespass complaints. These locations included 507 E.
Forsyth (damaged vehicles); 316 Pecan Drive (damaged vehicle); 215 Murphy Mill Road; 108 Garden Lane; and at this morning at 824 Ridge Street (damaged auto).
After a traffic stop
Lisa Ann Wilborn was arrested for driving without a license.
Following a traffic
stop on Jackson
Michael Anthony Vanterpool was arrested for DUI.
Parker Vincent French
was arrested on Tripp Street for an outstanding warrant.
A child molestation
case is being investigated.
Officers did respond to
2 miscellaneous and 2 domestic-related calls yesterday.
Tuesday was an
overall quiet 24-hour period for SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies. 3 total traffic stops were conducted. At a stop on
Ebony S. McCoy was charged with failure to obey a traffic control device. A traffic
stop was made on the Southerfield Road at Georgia Power and Charles W. Brown was cited for operating an
unregistered vehicle. A warning was issued in the other traffic stop. Deputies did
answer domestic disturbances at 225 Lexington Circle and at 114 Pecan Drive where Larry W. Streeter was arrested for
simple battery and obstruction.
In the SumterCounty Jail today is Larry Wayne Streeter for simple battery and obstruction.
1 was released from the SumterCounty Jail to another jail.