We need rain and today marks almost
one full week of some type of rain whether light or heavy with thunderstorms.
The rains started overnight on the light side but is expected to get heavier
throughout today and stays with us tonight, Wednesday and through the weekend.
While the higher rain chances are during the week at 80-90%, the weekend rain
chances are in the 50-60% range. We will not see any 90-degree highs this week
due to the cloud cover and rains but the humidity will still make it feel hot
In case of rain, today’s Peace Officer
Memorial Day Service at will be
moved inside to Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding downtown. Seven officers have lost their
lives in the line of duty in Americus since John Kimmey, the first Sheriff of Sumter County was killed on December 11th,
1839. Each participating agency—Americus Police, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office
and Georgia Southwestern State University police will present a memorial wreath
in memory of their fallen officer and family members will place a carnation on
the wreath in memory of their fallen hero. The community is encouraged to
pages of OneSumter, Americus Times-Recorder, the SumterCountySchools and Chamber of Commerce will be taken over by Americus-SumterHigh School Marketing students today to get citizen input on the new College and CareerAcademy. Student videos and other great things about the College and CareerAcademy will be shown on these Facebook pages or you can come to the MunicipalBuilding downtown between and see these videos. Come see where the
College and CareerAcademy is taking Americus and SumterCounty!
Early voting will end at the
Elections Office at the SumterCounty Courthouse this Friday May 18th.
You can early vote from 8 to 5. If you do not early vote the rest of this week,
you will go to your usual polling place one week from today on May 22nd
The monthly meeting of the SumterCounty Commissioners is at 6 this evening in the Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse. The community is encouraged to attend.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Alexander H. Stephens Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans is tonight at 7 at the
American Legion Hall on MLK Boulevard. A representative from the ColumbusCivilWarMuseum will present the program. All members and friends are urged to attend.
The Americus Fire & Emergency Services will begin
annual hydrant testing on Monday May 21st and should be finished
within 6-weeks. These tests are required to maintain Americus’ ISO rating which affects property
insurance rates. They also ensure that the hydrant system is kept in top
working order, to keep our citizens safe and to protect property.
This is the last week of school for
students in the SumterCountySchool system. Baccalaureate services will be on Thursday evening at 8 at
Finklea-Robinson Field and graduation is also planned at 8 Friday night at
Finklea-Robinson Field. These are still scheduled for outside for now but rain
chances remain high on Thursday and Friday night.
agenda setting meeting of the Mayor and City Council for the May monthly
meeting is this Thursday May 17th at 6 in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding. The regular monthly meeting will be on
Thursday May 24th at 6 in Council Chambers.
It was a rather busy Monday for the
Americus Police Department. Criminal trespass complaints were made at 312
College Street; 700 E. Church Street; and on Oak Avenue at Glessner.
A burglary, felony theft and
interference with government property occurred at 229 Railroad Street at the City Shop. A vehicle was taken but
was recovered later yesterday morning. This case remains under further
A burglary was investigated at 925 N. MLK Boulevard.
An auto was entered at 76 Barbara Battle Way.
An aggravated assault-aggressive
driving-and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime is being
investigated at 220 Horton Drive. Warrants have been taken on one suspect in this case.
Officers did respond to 1
domestic-related call and 3 miscellaneous calls yesterday.
There were 3 accidents worked by APD on Monday with no reported injuries.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s incidents, Deputies worked 4 traffic stops. At a stop on US
19S at Little
Bear Branch Road, Vera Sykes was cited for expired tag. After a stop on Thomas Drive at Sullivan Drive, Rodney W. Brown was charged with driving
with a suspended license. Following a traffic stop on Highway 30, Timothy Loud
was charged with failure to maintain insurance. Threats were reported at 210 Little Bear Branch Road. Deputies responded to 1 domestic call. There
was 1 deer-related accident worked by a Deputy yesterday.
In the SumterCountyJail today are Christopher Ryan Ross for Southwestern probation and
Christopher Allen Sims for aggravated assault/ robbery/ and theft by taking. 3
were released from jail yesterday after making bond.