Keep an eye to the
sky today due to the threat of potentially severe weather. Expect periods of
heavy rainfall and at times, strong gusty winds in and around some
thunderstorms. The risk is slight for severe weather but it is there. There
could be another round of potentially severe weather again on Wednesday. We are
under a FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect until on Wednesday and now a TORNADO WATCH until this afternoon so do be mindful of the
The grand opening and
season kick-off for Lennyís Farmerís Market is set for this evening from to at 110
N. Hampton Street downtown. You will be able to find fresh local produce and handmade
crafts. For the grand opening and kick-off this evening, light refreshments
will be served and there will be live music. Lennyís Farmers Market will also
be open this Saturday from until . Shop
fresh and support our home grown farmers and producers by shopping at Lennyís
Farmers Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
The SumterCountyBOE held a called Board meeting prior to a whole Board training session
last evening. The Board approved a facilities use request for summer basketball
camps. 3 policy revisions were also approved. With nothing further for the
called meeting, that meeting was adjourned and the whole Board training session
Now through July 21st,
free breakfast and lunch is being provided for children 18 and under. For a
location near you, call the SCS
Nutrition Department at 931-8500 ext. 8523, 8546 or 8536. The Seamless Summer
Nutrition Program is sponsored by the USDA and administered by the SCS Nutrition Department.
The last 2 days of school is winding down for students at SouthlandAcademy. Wednesday is the last official day. Southlandís baccalaureate service
will be held this Thursday evening at 7 and will be held at CentralBaptistChurch. Graduation for the SouthlandAcademy Class of 2017 will be on Friday night May 26th at in the Melvin T. Kinslow gym.
†There are 2 bridge projects where roads are
closed for approximately 60-days. Donít forget that New Point Church Road from Middleton Road to US 280W is closed for a bridge
replacement project. Lake Jennifer Drive, from 121 to 126 Lake Jennifer Drive is also closed for a bridge construction
project. Now County Road 365 (Old Highway 45N) from State Route 30 to the
Schley County line will be closed for approximately 30 days for a bridge repair
project at Deer Creek effective May 30th. †
Americus Police had 1 more auto entered from the
late Sunday/early Monday morning cases. This auto was entered at 107 Lullwater Lane and made the number 6 that were entered
and all were in the same part of town. You MUST lock and secure your vehicles
at all times and PLEASE remove your weapons. A handgun is still missing from
the previous cases. Donít be that person whose gun is used to take a shot at
law enforcement because you left it in your entered auto. Otherwise, it was a
were made at 1711
E. Lamar Street.
A case of identity
fraud is being investigated.
A juvenile was
arrested as unruly at 509-B E. Church Street.
A child molestation
case is under further investigation.
A theft occurred at 130 Town Creek Circle.
Officers were kept
busy yesterday with 6 domestic-related and 3 miscellaneous calls.
2 accidents yesterday
in the City had 1 injury complaint.
Most of the Sheriffís
incidents from yesterday appear to have been traffic stops. 13 traffic stops
were conducted. A stop on US 280E resulted in Brianna C. Watts being charged
with passing in a no-passing zone. Another stop on 280E led to Jennifer
Maldonado charged with failure to maintain insurance. Following a stop on Three Bridges Road, Cassius C. Bess was charged with failure
to maintain insurance. At a stop on Southerfield at Bumphead, Brian C. Cosby
was cited for a safety belt violation. On Southerfield at Crisp Drive, Nile E. Yearby
was cited for a seat belt violation. Deputies did respond to a domestic
disturbance at 1360 Highway 27E.
In the SumterCounty Jail today is Nery Geovany Carballo Barillas for simple battery and
disorderly conduct. 1 was released on bond yesterday and 1 was released from
jail after charges were dismissed.