Let’s talk weather. It does appear
now that Hurricane Joaquin will not have any direct effect on our area of the
state but our nice weekend weather has changed and not for the good. Cloudy and
breezy conditions today and tomorrow will make it feel much cooler than the
temperature actually is. Combining the winds with the rainy and drizzly
conditions will make it feel like a raw, damp weekend. Some areas of the state
will see heavy downpours but that is for the northeast areas of the state, not
us in the southwest portion. Highs today will not vary but a degree or two in
the mid-60s and lows tonight will drop to the mid-50s. For the high school
football games tonight, especially for the 2 homecoming games, there could be
hit-n-miss showers that will diminish during the evening. Area games tonight:
Southland at Valwood; MarionCounty at Pacelli; Central-Talbotton will be SchleyCounty’s homecoming opponent; and Americus-Sumter will host Bainbridge for
homecoming. Remember to follow the weather anytime on americusradio.com and see
radar and get any weather alerts.
If it does turn out to be a wet weekend,
that may be your cue to go shopping during the ENERGY STAR and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday today through
Sunday. Items priced at $1500 or less per item and having the ENERGY STAR and WaterSense labels will be tax free.
Items with the ENERGY STAR labels includes air conditioners; ceiling
fans; clothes washers; dishwashers; doors; fluorescent light bulbs;
refrigerators; and windows will be tax free. Items with the WaterSense label
such as bathroom sink faucets; faucet accessories; high-efficiency toilets;
showerheads; and weather-or-sensor-based irrigation controllers will be tax
Space in the next Ladies Handgun Safety
Course is slowly filling up. If you haven’t made your reservation for the
class, call today at 924-4094 ext. 221 or 232. The classroom portion will be at
the Sumter County Ag Center at on Thursday October 15th with the shooting range portion on
Saturday October 17th at at the McMath Mill range. This is a free course offered by the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office but space is limited and pre-registration is
will have committee meetings this Monday October 5th starting at Following the committee
meetings, the Board will have a work session starting at Monday evening. The regular monthly meeting
of the BOE is Thursday October 8th at All meetings will be in the boardroom of
The public is always welcome to attend any or all of these meetings.
The next Neighborhood Watch meeting for District’s 1 & 2 is at this Monday October 5th
in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding.
Block Captains and suspicious activity reports will be discussed. Please make
your plans to attend.
Thursday was another quiet day and night for the Americus Police
Department. There were more miscellaneous calls and domestic calls answered
than incidents. A theft occurred at 240 S.
Dudley Street. A 2015 Chrysler 200 with tag
CDJ 4680 was reported stolen at 817 Winchester
Street. Officers responded to 4
domestic-related calls and 2 miscellaneous calls in the past 24-hours. 2
accidents were worked by officers yesterday with no reported injuries.
Sheriff’s Deputies worked 43 incidents on Thursday with 23 traffic stops
included. 3 speeding citations were issued and 1 for failure to obey a stop
sign. Numerous warnings were also handed out to drivers. A theft occurred at 181
Ginger Drive. A burglary attempt was made
at 345 Arch Helms Road.
Benjamin L. Hollis was arrested for an outstanding warrant for deposit account
fraud. Randy B. Ford was arrested for an outstanding warrant and probation
In the Sumter County Jail today: Randy Bernard Ford for child support and
probation violation; Corrensky Cornelius Iverson for criminal trespass;
Tarrence Terrell Johnson-back for Court; Jonathan Jerome Smith for probation
violation; and Alexander Torres-Reyes-USMS.