Our weather will be the main topic of discussion today. A Wind Advisory
is in effect until 10 tonight. Gusty winds to near 40-mph can be expected in
some areas as this weather system moves through the area. Our high for today
will probably be before and then
slowly fall through the afternoon. We will be near record low temperatures in
the area for tonight as the low should drop into the mid-30s. With the winds
still rather brisk for tonight, don’t expect any frost from these cold
temperatures but the winds will make it feel even colder by sunrise on Wednesday.
Most of you have heard the old saying to expect at least one cold snap before
Easter and this appears to be ours. The rain will be a morning event, the winds
will pick up throughout today and we’ll have a cold blast of air tonight before
this quick-moving system gets out of here. Log onto www.americusradio.com and click on the
weather link and stay informed!
The SumterCounty Democratic Committee is hosting a Candidates Forum this evening at in the MagnoliaVillageCommunity Center off Highway 30. The senatorial candidates,
Insurance Commissioner and others have been invited to join in the forum
tonight. The community is invited to attend and become an informed voter.
The SumterCounty Board of Commissioners has moved their regular monthly meeting from
tonight to tomorrow night April 16th at . The meeting will be held in the
Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse. All meeting of the Board of
Commissioners are open for the public to attend.
A community blood drive is set for this Friday April 18th from
8 to 6 in the Fellowship Hall of FirstBaptistChurch on S. Lee Street. Call today at 924-2026 and make an appointment
through the local Red Cross or go online to www.redcrossblood.org and enter
sponsor code: PSMC. Those with an appointment will receive top priority but all
walk-ins will be welcomed.
The Relay for Life
Survivor Luncheon is this Saturday April 19th honoring all Cancer
Survivors. Registration begins at . Cancer survivors can bring one guest with you. The luncheon will be
held at the WilliamsRoadChurch of Christ off US 280 east. To RSVP,
contact Susie Henderson at 824-7204.
Relay for Life of SumterCounty will be on Friday night April 26th
at Alton Shell Stadium at Finklea-Robinson Field
beginning at This is a “Celebration
of Life” sponsored by the American Cancer Society of SumterCounty. The community is invited for a night of HOPE as we Celebrate and
Remember! The Luminary Service in memory and in honor of loved ones will be gin
For a Monday, the Americus Police were unusually busy. Thefts occurred
yesterday at 100
E. Lamar Street, 404
Tripp Street and at 721 Felder Street. A burglary and theft was reported at 1410 N. Mayo Street.
A criminal trespass
complaint was made at 913 Ashby Street.
A criminal damage to
property in the 2nd degree for a damaged vehicle took place at 203-J Murphy Mill Road.
2 juveniles were
arrested and charged with criminal trespass at 823 Douglas Circle.
A case of identity
fraud is under further investigation.
Officers responded to
domestic calls to 113 Swett Avenue and 208
were reported at 720 Pine Avenue and 329
W. Lamar Street.
There were several miscellaneous calls answered by officers yesterday.
While drivers are
getting a break this week with no school busses running routes due to the
Sumter County Schools’ Spring Break, there definitely is NO break at the pump! Gas
prices went up again yesterday and now exceed the $3.60 a gallon mark around
town. To put the jump at the pump in prospective, since the end of February,
gas prices are now 60-cents HIGHER just a month and a half later. That breaks
down to a 10-cent increase every week. Whatever analyst that predicted much
lower gas prices this spring didn’t know what they were doing it seems!