Your Good Friday is going to be a
good and wet Friday unfortunately. A near 100% chance of rain today and finally
ending by late Saturday morning will have us in the 3-5 inches of rainfall totals
by the time this system moves on out. Because of the rainfall, a FLOOD WATCH is
in effect from this morning through tomorrow morning. Wet soil conditions and
above normal streamflow in this region will enhance the risk of flooding, a
Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
In addition to a Flood Watch, a WIND
ADVISORY also is in effect. Winds gusting to 35mph at times today could cause
limbs and trees to fall because of saturated conditions. At one time the rain
was to be completely gone by tonight, giving us a sunny Saturday but if you’re
familiar with the weather, you’ve heard the term wrap-around system. That’s
what will happen as this system moves out-a wrap-around effect will bring back
scattered showers until around tomorrow before some clearing begins in the afternoon. Easter Sunday is
expected to be sunny and nice with near normal temperatures. There will be
periods of heavy rainfall today and tonight. Remember to drive with your
headlights on. If you have Easter travel plans and will be leaving today, check
on the road conditions where you may be heading and make this a safe holiday
With all the rain today, it will be a good
day to stay inside and give blood. The community blood drive is today from 8 to
6 in the Fellowship Hall of FirstBaptistChurch on S.
Those that made appointments will get top priority but any walk-in today will
be welcomed. All blood types are needed. Please bring a photo ID with you when
you come to donate blood at today’s community blood drive.
The Sumter County Board of Education
will have a Retreat this Monday April 21st from 6 to 9pm. Immediately
following the Retreat session, a called meeting will be held at 9pm to discuss
the FY 2014-2015 School Calendar and personnel matters. The meetings will be
held in the boardroom of the SCSAdministrationBuilding. The public is encouraged to attend.
Students will return to class on Monday
after being out all this week for spring break in the SumterCountySchool system. That also means buses will resume
their routes on Monday so drivers will need to be aware.
April 21st is the last day to register to become an eligible voter
in the May 20th primary election. Early voting for the May primary
begins on April 28th and will last until Friday May 16th.
Americus Police had a rather busy Thursday. There
were an unusual number of domestic calls answered by officers. One domestic
call to 303
Hosanna Circle led to the arrest of LawrenceRandolph Daniels for an outstanding warrant. Another
domestic call to 702-A Davenport Street resulted in the arrest of Michelle Cross
for obstruction and criminal trespass.
A theft took place at 307 E. Lamar Street.
Officers went to an unruly juvenile
complaint at 1322
A forgery was reported at 1005-A Southerfield Road. A counterfeit bill was turned over at 1101 Crawford Street at Flash Foods at this morning.
Harassing phone calls were reported
A battery complaint was made at 4C 730 MLK Boulevard early this morning.
A criminal trespass complaint was
made at this
morning at 502
Tripp Street when a window was broken.
Hit-n-run accidents were reported in
the Wal-Mart parking lot and at 1501 Felder Street.
In addition to the domestic calls,
there were just a few miscellaneous calls answered by officers.
Americus Police and all law enforcement URGE you to
drive with your headlights on in these rainy conditions. It IS a state law and
remember, just because you can see doesn’t mean others can see YOU!
Tomorrow is the Cancer Survivors
Luncheon at the WilliamsRoadChurch of Christ. Registration begins at 11. Next Friday April 25th
will be the Relay for Life at Alton
Shell Stadium at Finklea-Robinson Field.