WISK / WDEC
We all agree that we need rain and the past few days has turned out to be more of a hit-n’-miss than forecasters have predicted. When it was supposed to be raining, the sun was out, only to have it rain minutes later. It will be light rain at times and then like yesterday afternoon, heavy rains. We even had rumbles of thunder yesterday afternoon with some lightning. Today’s forecast is to be mostly cloudy with only scattered shower activity before it ramps back up tonight and on Friday. The less rain we had did cause the temperatures to rise and the heat and humidity has made it muggy and sticky if you’ve been out in it. The weekend is also getting in on the wet weather forecast with a 60% chance on Saturday and 80% on Sunday. Weekend highs will reach the mid-80s. So if you have any outdoor plans, it’s a good bet there will be some rain but as to where and when, that’s hard to predict as of today so just be prepared.
The rain chances have caused some plans to be changed. The Americus-Sumter HS Baccalaureate Service scheduled for Finklea-Robinson Field tonight has now been moved inside to the South Campus gym at . Also, graduation was scheduled outside tomorrow night but has now been moved to the GSW Storm Dome. Graduation is now at 7 tomorrow night for Americus-Sumter HS in the GSW Storm Dome. The start is to allow GSW time to tear down and then set-up for the Women’s Health Conference to be held in the Storm Dome on Saturday morning. You will need to check with your graduate or the high school for seating and ticket information concerning graduation tomorrow night for Americus-Sumter HS.
In addition to Baccalaureate
tonight, there are other events going on today. There will be an informational
session at 11 this morning concerning the College and
The agenda setting meeting of
the Mayor and City Council is at 6 this evening in Council Chambers of the
You know about Baccalaureate
and graduation for Americus-Sumter HS but school lets out for all
A criminal trespass complaint
was made at
An auto was entered at
2 juveniles were arrested for
fighting at the
A shoplifting incident was
An aggravated assault is being
Several arrests were made yesterday. Cory J. Hagan and Nellie M. Long were arrested for Contempt of Court.
Travis M. Hurley was arrested for simple battery.
Joshua Merritt was arrested for
armed robbery; aggravated assault; and possession of a weapon during the
commission of a crime. Investigation has now cleared up the armed robbery at
Karen A. Shell was arrested for transmission of explicit photos/videos without consent.
Officers answered 2 domestic-related and 3 miscellaneous calls yesterday.
A hit-n-run accident was reported E. Lamar at Mayo.
In the Sumter County Jail today: Melessa Dawn Hall—holding for USMS; Travis Hurley for simple battery; Erica Sharhonda Johnson for marijuana possession—less than an ounce and driving with a suspended license; Joshua Jamal Merritt for armed robbery/ aggravated assault/ and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime; Karen Anita Shell for electronic transmission/post of explicit conduct without consent; and Jaylen Lamar Thornton for criminal trespass and Southwestern probation. 2 bonded out of jail yesterday and 1 was released to another jail.