Another round of showers can be expected today.
Since last Friday, we’re approaching a total of 3-inches of rain here at our Highway
30 studios. There could be as much as an inch more by the time the rain chances
subside a little this weekend. The rains, heavy at times yesterday, will be
more of a steady rain today and tonight. Look for periods of rain on Friday
with possible thunder at times. Now it will be considerably cooler today with
highs only around 70 and cooling to the upper 50s tonight. A slow warming trend
will then set in starting tomorrow. There is even more rain for the upcoming
weekend but it will not be a total washout, as of today anyway.
There will be a community mass meeting held this evening at
6:30 at Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church at 225 Forrest Street in Americus.
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss issues in the SumterCountySchool system. All SumterCounty residents are encouraged to attend tonight.
A community blood drive
is now scheduled for next Friday April 24th. This blood drive will
be held on April 24th from
until and will be held in the Fellowship Hall of FirstBaptistChurch at 221 South Lee Street. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS
or go to www.redcrossblood.org and
enter sponsor code: PSMC. Those with appointments will get top priority but all
walk-ins will be welcomed. Be sure to have a photo ID with you.
The SumterCounty Board of Commissioners has changed the date for their
April monthly meeting from the scheduled Tuesday April 21st to
Wednesday April 22nd. The meeting will be next Wednesday at in the Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse.
meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be one week from today on April 23rd
at in the Lecture Hall of the GSWNursingBuilding. This could possibly be the last meeting at this location
as the finishing touches to the renovated Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding are completed.
Americus Police had a rather routine Wednesday. An auto was entered
at 210 W.
Following a traffic stop conducted on W. Lamar Street, Livia Chemise Merritt was arrested for driving on a
A forced entry burglary was investigated at 203-A Horton Drive.
Thefts took place from 1411 Crawford Street and 913 Magnolia Street.
Korea Johnson was arrested for aggravated assault at 1701 Maxwell Street.
Officers responded to 1 domestic-related call.
There was 1 accident reported yesterday with no
A reminder once again, with hydrant testing
underway by AFES, should you experience cloudy water after such a test in your
neighborhood, run your faucet for approximately 15-minutes. If this does not
clear the water call 924-3213 and someone from AFES will come check out your
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked a total of 23 incidents on Wednesday.
Only 4 traffic stops were conducted. Jade N. Banks was charged with speeding on
US 280 east at Arlington
Drive. A traffic
stop was conducted on Highway 30 at Highway 45 north and Antonia Lopez-Diaz was
charged with driving while unlicensed. Warnings were also issued in the other 2
Deputies went to a reported theft at 259 Murphy Mill Road. An identity theft and fraud case is being investigated. A
civil complaint was made at 113 Lexington Circle. Deputies stood by for a vehicle fire on Georgia 377. A domestic disturbance at Lot B
194 Youngs Mill Road resulted in the arrest of Raul Gallegos for DUI, driving
while unlicensed, criminal trespass and battery under the Family Violence Act. Deputies
worked 1 accident yesterday.
In the SumterCounty Jail today: Donisha Denmark for a bench warrant; Raul Gallegos for DUI/ driving while
unlicensed/ battery/ and criminal trespass; Ashley Nicole Green for possession
of marijuana and felony possession of manufactured substances; Korea Johnson for aggravated assault; and Brittany Magean O’Neal
on a bench warrant.