Thursday July 18th, 2024


You have one week to vote PSMC as the Most Beautiful Hospital in the US. The deadline is one week from today on July 25th. Phoebe Sumter has been in first place off and on and is the Top 5 but we need to make a push this last week to solidify our lead and make it a moot point. You can vote as often as you wantóthis is one of the few times that itís safe to stuff the ballot box! To vote go to www.soliant.com/most-beautiful-hospital-contest/vote/phoebe-sumter-medical-center and again vote as often as you can!

Today is the deadline to make your RSVP if youíre planning to attend the Farewell Reception for Dr. Crystal Perry, Sumter County Extension 4-H Agent. Dr. Perry will be leaving the Sumter County Extension Office to become the County Extension Coordinator for the DeKalb County Extension Office. She has served Sumter County for the last 10-years. The reception is on Monday July 22nd from 2-4pm in the Sumter County Ag Center Auditorium at 127 William Bowen Ponte off US 19S. To make your RSVP, call today at 229-924-4476.

The monthly meeting of the Mayor and Americus City Council is at 6 this evening in Council Chambers of the Public Safety Building in downtown Americus. There will be a few items up for a vote this evening but the majority of the items were placed on the consent agenda last week. A presentation is also scheduled for tonightís meeting. The meeting is open to the public but if you prefer to listen in, check the Cityís website and get the call-in and ZOOM information.

Once again we got some much-needed rain around 4 yesterday afternoon and then off and on till after 8 last night. We could well see another day today just like yesterday with rains and storms by late afternoon but we canít rule out rains before the late afternoon this time. One forecast has the rains by late morning and again by mid-afternoon. All forecasts now point to a mainly rainy and possibly stormy Friday and Saturday with rain chances at 80% with rain at night as well. By Sunday there is still rain in the forecast but at 70%. There will also be occasional sun that could help ramp up the isolated storms. Today will be the last day we have 90-degree readings and then the mid-to-upper 80s for Friday and into the weekend. Be sure to check your go-to weather forecaster and see how to plan for any outdoor activities you may have scheduled this weekend.

Americus Police had an active Wednesday. Thefts took place at 306 Staley Street and 148 Thomas Drive for a felony theft. A theft by deception is being investigated.

Criminal trespass complaints were made at 609-G Eastview Drive and 1711 E. Lamar Street.

An auto was entered while parked on S. Jackson Street.

Bryant D. Tyner was arrested for an outstanding warrant at 628 Oglethorpe Avenue.

Damage to property was reported on Felder at Wildwood Circle and on Cherokee Street at Court B.

Suspicious incidents were checked out 424 New Street; 205 E. Lester Street; and at 1430-B S. Lee Street.

2nd degree criminal damage to property occurred at 1002 Douglas Circle.

A reckless conduct incident was checked on at 107-A Bessie Mays Circle.

James McCoy IV was arrested from a previous case and charged with criminal trespass.

Officers did respond to three total domestic-related calls and three miscellaneous calls yesterday.

APD worked two traffic crashes in the City on Wednesday that did have one reported injury.