PhoebeSumterMedicalCenter went into precautionary mode yesterday when a patient with flu-like
symptoms was assessed for Ebola and the hospital went into lockdown. The
hospital followed the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and the
patient was asked for a travel history. This particular man had not been to Africa but had attended a California conference where he had been seated next to someone who had recently
traveled to Africa. Following CDC protocol, the patient was
isolated and after consulting with the Chief Epidemiologist with the State
Department of Public Health, it was determined that this particular patient was
at no risk of the Ebola Virus. Phoebe Putney Health System did not release the
name of this patient. Local News first got some information about something at
the hospital when the husband of a patient stopped by the studios just after
1:30 and asked if we knew what was going on. After hearing what he said about
his wife being quarantined along with others, he was concerned. After assuring
him that the hospital was following precautionary procedures, he left to meet
family members. Everyone is concerned but until something absolute is
determined, it is better not to speculate and get the public in a panic mode
Tomorrow is the big day for all area
veterans. Veterans Appreciation Day, an Open House and meet and greet will
start at 10am at the John D. Mathis Post#2 on MLK Boulevard. At , the 3rd District Commander
will have a briefing on the history and will give recognition of Post#2, the
oldest American Legion Post in Georgia. A service officer will be in attendance
tomorrow to assist with support and claims information that veterans may have.
At , a hamburger and hot dog lunch will be
served to all attending veterans. The day will end by All veterans are encouraged to attend.
Other Saturday events include the 11th
annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.There is an registration
at Lenny’s Market with the walk starting at 9 tomorrow morning. There is a $5
registration fee for ages 18 and above with all proceeds going to Friends
Thomas the Train is at LakeBlackshear at GeorgiaVeteransState Park today through Sunday and again next
weekend. Tickets are going fast and most tickets for this weekend are almost
gone. The weather should be ideal for both of these 2 events.
Early voting numbers continue to go up each
day. 121 voted on Wednesday and that now brings the total since Monday to 277
early voters. Early voting will end on Friday October 31st. Saturday
voting on October 25th will be held from 9 to 4. This is the only
Saturday for early voting. Early voting is being held in the Elections Office
at the SumterCounty Courthouse Monday through Friday from 8 to 5. Please bring a photo ID
with you when you come to early vote.
Americus Police report 2 more autos were entered
around town. One was at H-3 SouthlandHeights Apartments when the vehicle was left
unlocked. The other entered auto was at this morning at 226 Harrold Avenue. More and more autos have been entered as of late and it’s a good time
to remind all drivers to lock and secure your vehicles at all times. Most of
the vehicles entered lately have been left unlocked. Otherwise, it was another
fairly quiet day and night for police.
Telah Deborah Jackson was arrested
and charged with criminal damage to property in the 1st degree and
reckless conduct for an incident at 1023 Westside Drive.
Anthony Terrel Walker was arrested
following an incident at 333 Ashby Street. He was charged with forced entry burglary and obstruction.
There were quite a few miscellaneous
calls ranging from possible drugs found to a fight to a civil complaint and a
were 2 accidents with 1 injury when a vehicle hit a deer on the Southerfield Road.
Good weather tonight for all the area
high school football games! SouthlandAcademy will host Westwood; MarionCounty will host Hawkinsville; and SchleyCounty plays DoolyCounty in Vienna. Americus-Sumter is off this week.
The SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked a total of 25 incidents on Thursday with 9
of those traffic stops. Lakeita N. Odums was given a speeding ticket on US 49
south. The rest were issued warnings. A burglary was investigated at 124 Santa Rosa Drive. A theft by deception was reported. A damage
to property complaint was made. A civil disturbance occurred at Lot 3 Ron Circle. 1 hit-n-run accident was reported.
Housed in the Sumter County Jail are:
Paul Clifford Brown for probation violation; Gary Michael Buck for
burglary/possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Brian John Daigle for
felony theft by receiving stolen property/possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon; Christa Ryan Grimsley for reckless conduct; Christy Lynn
Russell for reckless conduct; Anthony Terrel Walker for burglary/obstruction;
Shante’ Michelle White for possession of illegal weapons during the commission
of a crime/entering an auto; and Makell Antonio Woods for disorderly conduct.