replacement work continues on Jackson Street between Church and College Streets. Traffic could be
slowed at times due to the work. Drivers should avoid the work area creating less
delays and a safer work zone. Jackson Street is rather rough in places where the work has been
completed and Local News has learned that Jackson Street between Church and College will be resurfaced upon
completion of the water service replacements so the ride will be smooth once
A rumble of thunder and a flash of lightning but very
little rain fell last night at least here at our Highway 30 studios. This all
occurred after We
have another shot of rain with afternoon thunderstorms today. The thunderstorms
could produce heavy downpours, dangerous lightning and possible hail and again
thatís COULD produce. The earlier weather predictions this week had an 80%
chance of rain and thunderstorms today but now it has been dropped to 40% and
the heavier rain may actually wind up staying well to our south, leaving us
just on the fringe of even getting any rainfall. Just keep an eye to the sky
and be prepared.
The weather will be
ideal although very warm for tomorrow nightís Relay for Life. Highs on Friday
will push 90-degrees and it will be rather warm at when the Relay for Life gets kicked off at Robinson Wilson
Stadium on the North Campus. Relay for Life returns to Robinson Wilson Stadium
which was the site of many of the earlier Relay for Life events when it used to
be an all-night affair. There will be plenty of great entertainment and thereís
always a good crowd on hand for the Cancer Survivors Walk. Make your plans now
to attend and dress cool!
May 3rd at will be the next LEPC meeting. This meeting will be held
at the SumterCountyEmergencyOperationsCenter located at the former National Guard Armory at 901 Adderton Street. This meeting is open for the community to attend.
Donít forget that
hydrant testing is underway by AFES. If you experience cloudy or discolored
water after a test in your neighborhood, run your faucets for roughly
15-minutes and this should clear the problem. If this doesnít clear the water,
call AFES at 924-3213 for assistance.
Itís hard to believe but thereís 4-weeks left in the
current school year for most students, especially the SCS students. Baccalaureate is exactly 4-weeks from tonight on May 19th
with graduation the next night on May 20th. The SCS will have a system-wide celebration at the conclusion of spring football
practice on Friday May 13th at Alton Shell Stadium. Honor students will be recognized, the band
is expected to perform and the spring football will be the eveningís highlight.
There will be lots going on in these last weeks of the school year for ALL area schools.
Another day and more
autos were entered around town according to the Americus Police incident reports. 6 more vehicles were entered on
Wednesday and half were in the same vicinity of town. Entry was gained through
an open window and 3 unlocked vehicles while 2 were forcibly entered by
breaking a window. Locations were on Douglas Circle and 2 on Highland Drive and 3 all at 730 MLK Boulevard. Itís becoming imperative that you remove ALL items from your vehicle and donít leave items in plain sight that you
do leave in your vehicles. In other police action, a theft took place from 135 Hosanna Circle.
A criminal trespass
complaint was made at 205 Highland Drive.
A traffic stop was
conducted on Church
Trooper Cladd and Fabian LaKeith James was arrested for driving on a suspended
An unruly juvenile
complaint was filed with police at 203 Brookdale Drive.
A simple battery
occurred just after
at B9 950
answered 2 miscellaneous calls and 1 domestic call yesterday. There was also 1
accident worked by APD with no reported injuries.
were busy on Wednesday answering 48 incidents with 18 traffic stops included.
At a stop on US 27 east, Jessica M. Hubbard was cited for failure to have a
license on person. Also on US 27 east, Justin J. Gaines was charged with
speeding. Another stop on US 27 east led to a speeding charge for Jasmine C.
Jones. A traffic stop was conducted on Georgia 3 at Highway 30 and Radonna C. Mitchell was cited for driving
on a suspended license. Numerous warnings were also issued.
Deputies went to a
domestic disturbance at 120 Washington Street. Civil complaints were made at 321 W. Church Street and 247-D US 49 south. Harassing phone calls were
reported. A suspicious person complaint was made at 281 Croxton Crossroad. A
theft took place from Lot M 456 Arch Helms Road. A suspicious vehicle was reported on US 280 west in
In the SumterCounty Jail today are: Paul Clifford Brown for probation
violation; Charleston Alexander Saffi for probation violation; and Chris Timpson
for probation violation. Benjamin Wayne Bailey was back in jail to make bond. 4
bonded out of jail yesterday.