Itís a given now that the Weather
Sirens will sound at every
Wednesday. There is rain in the forecast for Wednesday but UNLESS there is an
active Watch or Warning in our immediate area, the Weather Sirens will sound as
usual. Be mindful that the sirens will sound even if it raining UNLESS there is
an active Watch or Warning at tomorrow. This is only the weekly test of the Weather Alert System.
More rain is in our forecast. Today may
well be the driest day this week with only a 20-30% chance of scattered showers
with possible isolated afternoon thunderstorms. The rain chance doubles to 40%
tonight and doubles again on Wednesday to 80%. Forecasters report that some
areas will see from 3 to 5-inches of rain for the rest of the week. The system
could also produce some heavy rainfall and gusty winds in isolated
thunderstorms, very similar to the storm that hit here last Friday. The
humidity will be so high today that the expected high in the mid-80s will feel
more like the mid-90s. To plan your day, it will be humid with a chance of
afternoon showers and highs in the mid-80s today and rain tonight and even
better chances on Wednesday.
Itís Day 2 of hydrant testing around town
by the Americus Fire and Emergency Services. These are
required tests to make sure all hydrants are working properly and for the
Cityís ISO rating which has an effect on insurance rates. If you experience
cloudy water following a test in your area or neighborhood, you should run your
faucet for approximately 15-minutes. If that does not clear the water, call
924-3213 and someone from AFES will come check out the problem for you. This
testing will take about a month.
A lookout for a maroon-looking vehicle is underway that was involved in
a Saturday night accident involving a 6-year old. Trooper Green stated to Local
News that the vehicle was traveling near Pecan Terrace and drove around a
parked vehicle after 7pm Saturday evening and the 6-year old ran into the side
of the car, bounced back and struck his head on the pavement. He was initially
taken to PSMC and then air-lifted to Macon as a precaution. The 6-year old will fully
recover. Meanwhile, a witness told GSP that he thought it was a maroon in color
vehicle but he was tending to the victim and didnít get a clear look. The car
never stopped and drove off.
The Rock ní Run Off-Road Challenge,
sponsored by the Americus-Sumter Band, is set for this Saturday April 18th.
There will be a 10K, 5K, 1-mile Fun Run and Walk at the Rec Department Complex
on US 19 south. Pre-registration ends this Friday April 17th. For
more information about Saturdayís events contact Mike Pepito at 815-1841 or
Debra Hughes at 942-2262. This is a fundraising event with proceeds benefiting
the Americus-SumterHigh School Band.
Americus Police had a relatively quiet Monday. A
juvenile problem was reported on Mayo Street.
An unruly juvenile complaint was made
Suspicious vehicle and person
complaints occurred on the South Georgia Tech Parkway and on N. Mayo Street.
Following a traffic stop on West Furlow, Cassius Terrell Bess was arrested and
charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, misdemeanor possession of
marijuana and possession of cocaine.
Thefts took place at 8A 701 Davenport Street and at 504 Hartman Street.
Steven Keith Harden was arrested for
an outstanding warrant at 103-A 130 Lonnie Lane.
Officers responded to 4
domestic-related calls yesterday and a few miscellaneous calls as well.
No reported accidents yesterday in
the City were worked by officers.
SumterCounty Sheriffís Deputies worked 24 incidents on Monday. 7 were traffic stops
that were conducted. After a stop initiated on US 280 west, Kelly W. Buchanan
was cited for a traffic violation. At a stop on US 280 at Thomas Drive, William D. Brewton was issued a traffic citation.
Aric J. Watts was issued charged with driving on a suspended license.† Warnings were given out in the other traffic
A theft was reported at 805 Harrold Avenue. A burglary was investigated on Statham Lake Road at Selma Road. Deputies answered a domestic disturbance
call to 234
Lexington Circle. A suspicious person complaint was made on Highway 195 north. Deputies
worked a deer-related accident and charged the driver, Gabrielle S. Brown with
driving on a suspended license.
In the Sumter County Jail today:
Cassius Terrell Bess for failure to obey a stop sign/ possession of
marijuana-less than an ounce/ and possession of cocaine; Garry Christian carter
holding for USMS; Steven Keith Harden holding for Sylvester PD; and Ronald
George Ware for theft by taking a motor vehicle.