Election Day has finally arrived! If
you did not take advantage of early voting, you will go to your usual polling
place today and cast your ballot. There is NO VOTING today at the Courthouse as
that was ONLY for early voting. The polls tonight will be open until When you come to the polls today, you MUST
declare a party. You decide if you want a Democratic or Republican ballot or
you may choose to simply vote in the non-partisan races without choosing a
party. If you do that, you will not be able to vote for Sheriff or Clerk of
Court. You will be able to cross party lines when you vote in November but not
in this May Primary. Exercise your right and cast your vote today!
The SumterCounty Chamber of Commerce announced some changes to the Chamber Divisions at
a press conference yesterday. The divisions now are Membership; Business
Development; Governmental Affairs; Special Events; Leadership; and Education.
The division chairs and co-chairs were also announced.A 5-week membership drive is now underway
until June 23rd to add as much as 100 new members to the Chamber.
Look for other great events coming up during this membership drive.
SumterCounty Emergency Management has announced a weather radio event. WALB along
with Midland Radio will be a part of a NOAA Weather
Radio programming event this Wednesday May 25th from at Walgreens Pharmacy, 733 E. Forsyth Street. Weather radios will be available at a
special low price at Walgreens on Wednesday. Weather radios are recommended for
every home, school and business by the Department of Homeland Security. WALB
meteorologists Yolanda Amadeo and Chris Zelman will be here to help program
your weather radios. NOAA Weather Radios are the official “Voice of the
National Weather Service.”
Although we saw some rain last week with
some areas getting between and inch and 2-inches, we still need more. There is
only a slight chance of rain and that’s for Saturday and Sunday. Right now,
that’s only a 20% chance of rain for the Memorial Day weekend. With the area
needing rain, the City of Americus is reminding its citizens that Updated Water Restrictions now means
there is NO watering between and Monday
through Sunday. These water restrictions are now in effect.
Americus Police are still asking for the
community’s help in locating 23-year old Thomas Haugabook II, a person of
interest in Friday’s shooting on McCoy Street. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Thomas
Haugabook II should call Americus Police, Sumter Sheriff’s Office or 9-1-1 immediately. It was a quiet Monday for APD. An identity fraud was reported to police.
Thefts occurred at 206 Pineview Drive (candidate yard sign) and at 911 Magnolia Street.
A shoplifting incident took place at 1711 E. Lamar Street at Wal-Mart.
A suspicious vehicle complaint was
made at 517-B Bessie Mays Circle.
A criminal trespass complaint was
made at this
morning at 217
did answer 3 miscellaneous and 2 domestic calls in the previous 24-hour period.
Sheriff’s Deputies worked 31 incidents
on Monday which included 10 traffic stops. Warnings were issued in those 10
traffic cases. Criminal trespass complaints were made at 865 Highway 45 north
and at 609 US 280 east. A bad child complaint was filed at 456 Arch Helms Road. Deputies negotiated a neighbor dispute at
Lot 7 244 McMath Mill Road. A domestic
disturbance occurred at 533 R W Jones Road.
In the Sumter County Jail today are
Damion Marquis Burns for probation violation and Gonzella Yancie for a 4th
DUI/ endangering a child while DUI/ striking a fixed object/ failure to
maintain lane/ open container/ and driving on a suspended license.