September 26th a special called meeting will be held by the Sumter
County Board of Commissioners. This called meeting at 6pm will be for personnel
discussion. The meeting will be in the Commissioners Room at the Sumter County
Courthouse. All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are always open for the
public to attend. You can attend in person or call-in Tuesday at
1-646-558-8656. The meeting ID is 858 5226 7449 and the passcode is 605437.
Today is the last day of summer as fall arrives at 2:51 tomorrow
morning and it will actually FEEL like fall weather. The overnight low by
tomorrow morning will be as cool as the mid-to-upper 50s and again for Sunday
morning. Sunny and breezy today for this last day of summer with highs in the
low-to-mid 80s. It will be warmer this weekend and some areas on Sunday may
reach 90-degrees. It will continue to be breezy today through Sunday with a
rise in the humidity but not unbearable by any means. It will be warmer Sunday
and Monday but a return to more seasonal weather will be with us most of next
week. There is a chance of rain late Tuesday into Wednesday next week but only
a 30% chance at best. October is traditionally one of the driest months of the
year and the chance of rain is slight at best in the extended forecast.
Other than dealing with power outages and the flashing or no lights on
traffic lights, it was a rather quiet Thursday for the Americus Police. The
power outages were reportedly due to a limb on the power lines that left a good
many without power for a while yesterday. Four Contempt of Court warrants were
issued. A suspicious incident occurred in the Bessie Mays Circle area. Damage
to property was reported at 1120 N. Jackson Street. Officers checked on a shots
fired complaint last night in the area of 605 Eastview Circle. Officers
responded to four domestic-related calls yesterday and two miscellaneous calls.
A hit-n-run accident took place in the parking lot of 805 Adderton Street. APD
worked four traffic crashes yesterday in the City that had no reported
Powerball has rolled over again. The estimated jackpot Saturday night
is $725 MILLION with the cash payout at $345.7MILLION. It seemed like yesterday that the Powerball
jackpot was over a BILLION Dollars but it was actually at the first of summer.
It’s just $2 to play and if you do play, please do so responsibly and GOOD
Investigation into the fatal accident around 1601 N. MLK Boulevard Tuesday
night is continuing. The Specialized Crash Reconstruction Team was on the scene
yesterday taking measurements from the head-on collision. One driver, Ronald
Barner was pronounced deceased Tuesday night while the other driver, Garrette
Carter, was taken for treatment for his injuries. Post 10 confirmed this
morning that the second driver has now passed away from the injuries he
sustained. Americus Police were initially on the scene but turned the investigation
over to Trooper Danny Nguyen. As of this morning his report is still
It was a quiet Thursday for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. Two prisoner
transports were made. A simple battery complaint was filed with a Deputy at 63
Valley Drive. Deputies gave assistance to a motorist. A loud music complaint
was made at 354 Shiloh Road. Deputies worked two accidents yesterday that
included one deer-related crash.
In the Sumter County Jail today:
Alex Deandre Harvey for felony identity theft fraud; and Ricky Johnson for
failure to appear.