The potential for heavy rainfall is in today’s weather forecast
especially during the afternoon. There is the potential for some area’s to receive
as much as 3-inches of rain if one of the pockets sits over your area of
Earlier estimates have SumterCounty
in the 2.5 inches of rain area of the state. That was based on rainfall last
night but most of Americus
was only hit with light rain during the night and did not get significant
amounts of rain. This will be the best rain chance of significant rainfall in
almost a week. Do be aware that there could be periods of heavy rainfall that
could cause ponding on streets and roads so if you encounter water over the
roadway do exercise caution this afternoon as you travel. The rains will
diminish during the evening and become mostly sunny by Tuesday. After today and
tonight the next chance of rain could be as early as late Thursday and end late
Friday night as a cold front is ushered in by this coming weekend.
If you missed getting in your entry to the Sumter Scarecrow competition last week, there’s
good news today! The deadline has been extended until this Friday October 3rd
by the close of business. You can still pick up an application this week at the
Chamber Office at 409 Elm Avenue. So now more people and businesses can get an application but you need
to do so by this Friday October 3rd. For more information or to pick
up an application then call Ivy at 924-2646 at the Chamber Office.
Sara Cobb Elementary is hosting a
Title 1 Parent Input meeting on Tuesday September 30th at This important meeting will be held at 6
in the school gym. All Sara Cobb parents are encouraged to attend.
school football results from last weekend had both homecoming games for local
teams and unfortunately, both lost. Southland lost to Brookwood 58-25 and SchleyCounty lost to MarionCounty 34-13. This week, Americus-Sumter begins
sub-region play at Bainbridge; SchleyCounty will be at Central-Talbotton; Pacelli will be at MarionCounty; and Valwood will be in town to play SouthlandAcademy.
Americus Police incident reports show that 4
newspaper boxes were damaged this past weekend. Theft and criminal trespass
complaints occurred at 124 W. Lamar Street, on Windsor Avenue, 1101 Crawford
Street and 1301 E. Lamar where newspaper boxes were damaged and coins were
A forced entry burglary was
investigated at 1803-B Maxwell Street.
Criminal damage to property in the 1st
degree was reported on MLK Boulevard. Criminal damage to property in the 2nd
degree was reported at 1104 MLK Boulevard.
A case of illegal dumping is under
A criminal trespass complaint was
made at 817
Thefts occurred at 220 W. Lester and 105-B Linnie Street.
Following a traffic stop on S. Dudley Street, Henry Davis Woods was arrested for DUI,
driving on a suspended license, obstruction, probation violation and tag light
At Sunday morning, another traffic stop on S. Dudley Street led to the arrest of Angela Marie Tyson
for DUI and failure to maintain lane.
After a traffic stop on W. Forsyth Street, Eddie Eugene Sims was arrested for an
An unruly juvenile and domestic
complaint was made at 109-A Bessie Mays Circle.
Jeremy Bosley was arrested for
shoplifting at 1206 Crawford Street.
A juvenile was arrested at 102 Mill Creek Road and charged with unruly and runaway.
Following an incident at 106-A Patterson Street, Lashawnda Denise Mitchell was arrested
and charged with disorderly conduct.
Autos were entered at 623 Felder Street and at 8A 1130 Felder Street.
At this morning, after a traffic stop on Davenport Street, Randy Fuller was arrested for DUI.
There were quite a few miscellaneous
calls and domestic-related calls answered by officers this past weekend.
Only 1 accident was worked by
officers over the weekend with no reported injuries.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies were busy this past weekend working 42 traffic
stops. 12 were cited with charges ranging from speeding to illegal possession
of a controlled substance to DUI. Numerous warnings were issued to drivers. Responding
to a domestic disturbance to 142 Sylvan Road, Corey A. Jackson was arrested for simple battery. Burglaries were
investigated at 117 Buford Road and 523
Tallent Store Road. A criminal trespass complaint was made at 113 Cobb Cheek Road. At another domestic disturbance call to 123 Lois Lane, Joseph C. Lovelace was arrested for
disorderly conduct and obstruction. Other domestic-related calls were answered
456-J Arch Helms
West Rock Hill Drive. Deputies went to an unruly juvenile complaint at 1078 Old Andersonville Road. Civil disturbance calls were made at 315 King Drive and 229 Little Bear Branch Road. A damage to property complaint was filed
with deputies at 808 Upper River Road. There were a total of 90 incidents recorded
by deputies this weekend in addition to assisting the GeorgiaState Patrol with license checks throughout the County.
In jail from this past weekend:
Johnny C. Barker-DUI/window, windshield or wiper violation/driving on a
suspended license/no insurance; Deontavius Glover-probation
violation/southwestern probation/driving while unlicensed/suspended registration;
Taris Devoe Holloman-burglary/theft by receiving stolen property/possession of
a firearm by a convicted felon/probation violation; Francisco Molina-USMS;
Brandon Perry-USMS; Eddie Eugene Sims-child support; Johnbrooks Shemiah
Smith-DUI/possession of marijuana-less than an ounce; Ta’Tana Briana
Smith-possession of cocaine; Narodorick Jamal Stevens-bench
warrant/southwestern probation/driving on an expired license/1st degree
criminal damage to property; Lynwood Kleckley Williams-driving while
unlicensed; Tyler Douglas Williams-furnishing, purchasing and possession of
alcoholic beverages by persons below legal age/misrepresenting age to purchase
alcohol; Henry David Woods-probation violation; and Tony Wynn-USMS.