need to be aware of the weather we have staring us in the face especially in
the overnight hours. This next blast of arctic air arrives this evening and
this time, it’s looking like we’ll get some of the snow that bypassed us a week
or so ago. There are several different weather scenarios that have us getting a
light dusting with very little accumulation to other weather models that have
us getting an inch of snow. We are currently in the area for light rain to
change over to snow after and then end before sunrise. Some possible flurries could hang around
after sunrise. What should be the main concern is the black ice that will
develop on the roadways. The snow could melt almost as soon as it lands. With
the temperatures not expected to get much above freezing on Wednesday, that
snow could then re-freeze on the roads, making the travel conditions extremely
dangerous on Thursday morning when you are getting out and about. While
whatever snow we get may look pretty there’s also a dangerous side to it that
you REALLY need to pay attention to. Here’s how the next 24-hours could set up:
sunshine this morning with cloudiness increasing by late afternoon. Highs will reach
the upper 50s. Cloudy tonight with at least a 60% chance of light rain and snow
after . Lows tonight with breezy conditions will
be in the upper 20s. Possible early morning flurries will give way to partly
sunny conditions but windy and cold with highs only in the mid 30s on
Wednesday. Lows Wednesday night will drop to the low 20s. That’s the overall
weather picture for the next 24-to-36 hour period for us in southwest Georgia that we all need to prepared for. One
thing you should be braced for will be wind chills on Wednesday as they will
gust over 20mph at times.
The monthly meeting of the SumterCounty Board of Commissioners is tonight at 6 in the Commissioners Room at
the SumterCounty Courthouse. The meeting is open for the community to attend.
A Weed Control meeting for ALL crops will start at 6 this evening in the
Sumter County Ag Center auditorium located at 127 William Bowen Pointe off US
19 south of Americus. Stanley Culpepper and Eric Prostko will present
the program. Earn one-hour credit towards your private and/or commercial
Category 21 pesticide license with your attendance. A sponsored meal is planned
so if you’re planning to attend and haven’t already done so, call 924-4476 so a
meal can be prepared for you.
regular monthly meeting of the Alexander H. Stephens Camp, Sons of Confederate
Veterans will start at 7 tonight at the American Legion Hall on MLK Boulevard. Martin Bell, Georgia Society Commander of
the Military Order of the Stars and Bars from Macon will give the program. All SCV members and friends are urged to attend.
The SumterCounty Friends of the Public Library is hosting its 29th
fundraising theater event at the LakeBlackshear Regional Library on Saturday January 27th and Sunday
January 28th. For tickets or more information call 924-8091.
TV team from Small Business Revolution—Main Street will be in town on Monday the 22nd
and will tour the area on Tuesday the 23rd. Remember that if you
want to gain their attention whenever you post anything on social media, use
#MyAmericus and make sure your setting is to PUBLIC!
It was a quiet holiday Monday for the
Americus Police Department. Jesse L. Johnson was arrested for an outstanding
warrant at 1101
A financial transaction card fraud
and theft by taking was reported at 229 Taylor Street.
Following a traffic stop at this morning on Forsyth Street, Cornelius R. Colwell was arrested for
speeding and driving with a suspended license.
A hit-n-run accident occurred at 1413 Parker Street.
There were 2 domestic-related calls
answered by officers yesterday.
accidents were worked by APD on
Monday with no reported injuries.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies had a busy holiday weekend. A case of identity
theft was reported. Thefts occurred at Lot G 247
Highway 49S and 523 US 280E. Civil complaints were filed 116 Highway 30 and 105 Fifth Street. Bad child complaints were made at 213 Lexington Circle and Lot 14 321 Lacross
Road. Criminal trespass complaints were made at 125 Violet Drive and 308 W. Ellaville Street. Suspicious vehicles were spotted at 199 Roy Circle and at NewCorinthChurch on the Hooks Mill Road. A reported fight occurred at 128 Pecan
Terrace. A burglary was investigated at 1620 Lasco Harvey Road. A suspicious person complaint was filed
with Deputies at 357 R W Jones Road. Deputies conducted 18 traffic stops over
the weekend. 3 domestic calls were answered since Friday. There were 3
accidents worked by Deputies with 1 being deer-related.
In the Sumter County Jail today:
Roderick Berry Arnett for felony theft by taking; Timothy Garrett Brown for
battery (DVA); Christopher Coogle for 1st degree
arson; David Wilson Garrison for criminal trespass; Edna Yvonne Goff for
probation violation/ DUI/ driving the wrong side of an undivided street/
failure to obey a stop sign/ speeding/ fleeing and attempting to elude/ driving
with a suspended license/ and open container; Alvaro Gomez for driving while
unlicensed; Tonya Lynn Ingram for cruelty to the elderly and exploitation of
the elderly; Jesse Lee Johnson—holding for Houston County; Charcia Anquette
Sims for failure to appear and Southwestern probation; Jarvis Jerome Ward for
criminal trespass and disorderly conduct; and Lynette Danielle Zackery for
neglect to the elderly and exploitation of the elderly. 1 was released from
jail for time served. 1 was released on bond. 1 was returned back to the YDC.