is one topic of discussion today, especially after waking up to the mid-60s
this morning! The cool front has passed through and with it brought drier air, lower
humidity and cooler nighttime temperatures. Unfortunately, this will be
short-lived. The heat will slowly return and by Saturday the highs are expected
to reach the mid-90s. With the heat returning so will the humidity. Lows
tonight and Friday night will once again drop into the mid-60s before rising
back into the 70s. If you want cooler, drier weather, the 30-day extended
forecast has highs in the 80s and lows in the 50s about the 3rd week
in September. Until then, enjoy the next 2 days!
Students return to class today at SouthlandAcademy. The first day is for a half-day and Friday will be a full
day of class.
The monthly meeting of the SumterCounty Board of Education is at 7 this evening in the boardroom
at the SCSAdministrationBuilding. The meeting is open for the public to attend.
Now that all surrounding schools have reported
to class for the new school year, football can’t be too far behind. As a matter
of fact, football scrimmage games are set for tomorrow night. Americus-Sumter
will play at MarionCounty and SouthlandAcademy will play at GlenwoodAcademy in scrimmage action. The regular season will begin for
most area teams next Friday August 22nd.
Tomorrow August 15th is the deadline
to purchase your Americus-Sumter Panther football reserved seats. Call 942-1703
or 815-0652 before tomorrow’s deadline to purchase your reserved seats for the
upcoming football season.
You can make an appointment to donate blood at the
community blood drive on Friday August 22nd in the Fellowship Hall
at FirstBaptistChurch at 221 S. Lee Street. You can call the local Red Cross at 924-2026 and make an
appointment or go online to www.redcrossblood.org
and enter sponsor code: PSMC. Those with appointments will get top priority but
any and all walk-ins will be welcomed. The blood drive will be next Friday
August 22nd and will be held from until
Please bring a photo ID with you when you come to donate blood on August 22nd.
On August 20th,
in partnership with MaconCountyEMA, SumterCounty will be holding the new spotter class conducted by the
National Weather Service from
to about . This class will be held at the MaconCountyEmergencyOperationsCenter located at 718 S. Plum Street in Montezuma. Since lunch will be served, please call
928-4595 if you’re planning to attend so a headcount for lunch can be made. The
class is this coming Wednesday August 20th so please call if you’re
planning to attend.
Americus Police were pretty busy on Wednesday. Several domestic-related
calls were answered. 1 suspicious person complaint and a suspicious vehicle
complaint were made.
BennyChristopherHeights was arrested at 133 E. Peppermint Way and charged with cruelty to animals and inoculation
Keith O. Bowens was arrested and charged with
felony shoplifting at Wal-Mart.
financial transaction card forgery is being investigated.
A forced entry burglary and criminal trespass
occurred at 403
and is under further investigation.
A juvenile was arrested at 109-A Bessie Mays Circle and charged with criminal trespass and unruly juvenile.
There were several other miscellaneous calls
officers responded to.
accidents occurred in the City yesterday.
The SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office had a total of 29 incidents yesterday. Deputies
responded to 3 domestic-related incidents and 3 civil complaints. Deputies worked
6 traffic stops with several warnings issued. A burglary was investigated at 502 Old Plains Highway. An identity theft was reported and a theft occurred at 103 Fieldstone Drive. A welfare check was performed. There was 1 accident with
a deer early this morning worked by the department.
Currently housed in the SumterCounty jail are: Deavie M. Avery for disorderly conduct; John
Steven Avery for disorderly conduct; Gregory Mitchell Bell-DUI-4th conviction
within a 10-year period/headlight requirements; Keith O’Harrell Bowens-felony
shoplifting; Eva Jean Jackson-felony shoplifting; Demetrius Darnell
Jones-probation violation; David Lee Thomas-probation violation; Eddie Dean
Tyner-battery; and Brandon Christopher Williams-probation violation/felony
contributing to the delinquency of a minor/3rd offense of
transactions in drug-related objects.