was spared the extreme dangerous weather yesterday although wind gusts in
excess of 40mph did cause some problems with power lines and trees during the late
afternoon. Rainfall totals were varied across the County during the afternoon.
Here at our studios on Highway 30 we recorded 2-inches of rain since the rains
started Saturday night. Some areas were in the 4-inch rainfall totals. The
severe weather, with tornado warnings and severe thunderstorms, eased off by
the time the weather system arrived in SumterCounty.
After a chance of morning showers in the area, some clearing will occur until
Tuesday afternoon when another shot of rain arrives before ending early
Wednesday. Thanksgiving Day will be sunny and cool with no mention of rain.
System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby has named Dr. Charles Patterson as
the interim President of GeorgiaSouthwesternStateUniversity.
Patterson currently serves as Georgia Southern University’s Vice-President for
Research and Economic Development and Dean of the Jack N. AverittCollege of
Graduate Studies. He will assume responsibilities on Jan. 1st, 2015
from current President, Dr. Kendall Blanchard, who will retire on Dec. 31st, 2014.
Prior to joining Georgia
Southern, Patterson served in many capacities at BaylorUniversity
in Waco, Texas.
Thanksgiving Service is at 7 tomorrow night at the Rylander Theater. Admission
is free but a freewill love offering will be accepted to support the Community
Services Ministry. Harvest of Hope Food Pantry will have a truck parked in
front of the Rylander tomorrow night collecting non-perishable food items. If
you would like to donate, all non-perishable food items received will go to
helping those in need in our community this holiday and throughout the year.
*UPDATE 1* Due to sickness, the Mayor
and City Council of the City of Americus have rescheduled today’s budget work
session until Monday December 1st at 4:30. The rescheduled meeting
will begin at at the MunicipalBuilding on the 3rd floor in the large meeting room. There will be
NO meeting today.
deadline to get a Christmas parade application and have it returned is rapidly
approaching. Get your application at the Welcome Center at the Municipal
Building and return it with the appropriate fees. The annual Americus Christmas
Parade is Thursday December 4th at .
Americus Police were busy this past weekend.
Several arrests were made. Dominique Muff was arrested for an incident at 1114
N. Jackson Street and charged with criminal damage to property in the 2nd
degree, 2-counts of cruelty to children and possession of marijuana-less than
Kanesha LaQuasha Green was arrested
for reckless driving, simple battery, aggravated assault and cruelty to
children on MLK
Ken Terrell Jackson was arrested for
criminal trespass at 1456 E. Forsyth Street.
Janice Denise Floyd was arrested for
obstruction at 134 Hosanna Circle.
After a traffic stop on Lee Street, John Emanuel Eidenire was arrested for
DUI and laying drag.
Terroristic threats were made at 220 Barnum Drive.
2-counts of simple battery (DVA) were reported at 1122 Harrold Avenue.
A shoplifting incident occurred at 601 Hawkins Street at Family Dollar.
A burglary and entered auto were
investigated at 424 New Street.
Autos were entered at 224 N. Jackson Street and 806-A Georgia Avenue.
An aggravated assault in the W. Lester Street area is being investigated.
A criminal trespass complaint was
made at 950
Thefts took place over the weekend at
1204 S. MLK Boulevard, 228 S. Dudley Street, 913 Ashby Street and at 713 N. Lee Street.
There were 6 weekend accidents with 2
injury complaints. A pedestrian, Vincent Riley, was injured when struck by a
vehicle at Sunday
morning when he was walking in the road in a heavy downpour and in dark
conditions. He refused treatment.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked a total of 101 incidents over the weekend. 7
were yesterday dealing with blocked roads due to trees or power lines downed
from the afternoon storm and high winds. Deputies also conducted 52 weekend
traffic stops. Zane D. Sheldon was given a speeding ticket on McLittle Bridge Road. William J. Gregg was cited for failure to
obey a stop sign on Warren Avenue. Glabian J. Dorsey was cited for a seat belt violation on US 27.
George Glass was cited for a seat belt violation on US 280 west. Warren V.
Moore was cited for window tint violation on US 19. James E. Devane was given a
speeding ticket on Georgia 3. Holly A. Bates was given a speeding ticket on US 27. Pamela D.
Washington was given a speeding ticket on US 19 north. Larry D. Hodge was cited
for speeding on Georgia 308. Simone E. Howard was cited for a seat belt violation on Seaboard Street. Angela O. McClam was given a speeding
ticket on Highway 30 west. Edd Ross was given a speeding ticket on Highway 308.
Joshua G. Huguley was cited for speeding on Highway 30 east. Numerous warnings
were issued to drivers in the other cases.
Deputies went to a suspicious person
complaint on Pecan Terrace. An illegal dumping was reported at 220 US 280 west. A domestic disturbance was
answered at 214-A East Church Street. A bad child complaint was made at 534 US 280 west. A theft took place
at 135 Rainbow Terrace. Mante J. Stephenson was arrested for entering an auto
and theft by receiving stolen property for an incident at 408 Rucker Street. 3 autos were reported entered while at SunsetPark. There were numerous miscellaneous cases over the weekend such as assisting
motorists and noise complaints.
Housed in the SumterCounty Jail: Shalanda Maria Dawson for probation violation; Harvey Boyette
Harbuck for possession of marijuana; Dominique D’Anthony Muff for 2nd
degree criminal damage to property/cruelty to children/possession of marijuana;
and Mante Jermaine Stephenson for felony theft by receiving stolen property.