WEDNESDAY April 17th, 2024


You have time to make an appointment to donate blood at this Friday’s community blood drive. The blood drive is in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church at 221 S. Lee Street from 8:15 until 6pm. Those with appointments will get first priority but any and all walk-ins will be welcomed. To make an appointment that best fits your busy Friday schedule, go online to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: PSMC or call 1-800-733-2767 and make your appointment by phone. The busy summer months are upon us and the blood supplies need to be replenished now.

The monthly meeting of the Mayor and Americus City Council is at 6pm tomorrow night in Council Chambers of the Public Safety Building downtown. Several items will be up for a vote tomorrow night. The meeting is open for the public to attend in-person or you can check the City’s website and get the call-in and ZOOM information to listen in tomorrow evening.

Effective immediately, the Tornado Shelter located at 1601 N. MLK Boulevard in Americus will be closed until further notice to perform necessary maintenance. This process is already underway in an effort to reopen the shelter as soon as possible for our residents. The Tornado Shelter located at 167 William Bowen Pointe behind GSP Post 10 will remain open in the event of severe weather.

From the Americus Police Department:

     An officer responded to a hit and run call @ 126 Highway 280 West @ PSMC


     Animal complaint reported @ 906 Ridge Street


     Criminal trespass reported @ 1426 S. Lee Street


     Officer responded to a report of discharging of firearm in the city limits @ 206 Bessie Mays Circle


     (2) Domestic disputes were reported


(1)   accident reported at Ga Hwy 3 and McGarrah Street


     A warrant was executed resulting in the arrest of Jeffery Jamar Johnson





Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted six traffic stops on Tuesday and issued warning to all the drivers. One domestic-related call was answered. A welfare check was performed. A theft took place from 425-A Ed Stephens Road. Two prisoner transports were made. A suspicious person was spotted around apartment 405 900 Southwestern Circle. Deputies worked one accident on Tuesday.


In the Sumter County Jail today is Jeffrey Jamar Johnson for failure to appear.



The weather leading into the weekend is going to be nice and warm with no mention of rain until possibly Sunday. It should be partly sunny through Saturday with highs in the mid-80s with some areas maybe reaching 90. Lows at night will be in the upper 50s to around 60. On Sunday, a front will be approaching bringing the chance of rain and also slightly cooler temperatures dropping into the 70s and nighttime lows Sunday night the lower 50s. The weekend overall will be nice once again.