This should be the
last day this week that a HEAT ADVISORY is issued for SumterCounty.
The advisory is in effect today from
this evening. The heat indices should again reach 105 this afternoon. We had a
rain cooled afternoon yesterday which broke the heat wave and there is another
shot of afternoon rain again today. Actually, the temperatures for the next few
days will be dropping while the rain chances will be increasing. There is even
the possibility that we could see overnight lows in the 60s next week and
wouldn’t that be a refreshing change.
of the afternoon thunderstorm yesterday, rainfall totals were anywhere from
just under an inch to at least 2-inches in some areas. The winds knocked down
some trees and limbs but there was only spotty power outages reported. The
winds were rather brisk during the afternoon storm. As the winds blew through
the downtown area, the Bradford
Pear trees blooms gave the impression of snowfall as they were whisked away. We
could get another round of showers and thunderstorms again today and actually
give us another break from the heat.
June 25th, is National HIV Testing Day. Bridge 2 Care of West Central
Georgia and the Sumter County Health Department
will commemorate the day with FREE
HIV testing from 9 to 1 at the Sumter County Health Department at 1601
Boulevard. Also, on Saturday June
27th, there will be another FREE
TESTING event from 9 to 1 at 952
Anthony Drive. For more
information about the Saturday event, call Nancy
Board of Commissioners will have a special called meeting tomorrow evening at in the
Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty
Courthouse. The purpose of this called meeting is to discuss items that were
not approved at the BOC regular meeting held last week.The BOC will also be discussing any other
items that are deemed appropriate. All meetings of the Board of Commissioners
are open for the public to attend.
can still make an appointment to donate blood at the “Firecracker” community
blood drive this Friday. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go online to redcrossblood.org
and enter sponsor code: PSMC to make an appointment that best suits your Friday
schedule. The blood drive will be held in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist
Church on Friday from 8am until 6pm. All blood types are needed, especially
this time of the year. Please bring a photo ID with you when you come to donate
From the Tuesday Americus Police incident reports, a forced entry burglary was investigated at 400 Reese Street at OakGroveCemetery.
Criminal trespass complaints were made at 405-B Bessie Mays Circle (vehicle), 53-B Brinson Drive (juvenile) and 208 Barnum Drive at this morning.
A suspicious person/vehicle complaint was made at 1039 E. Forsyth Street.
A shoplifting incident was reported at 1711 E. Lamar Street at Wal-Mart.
A theft and criminal trespass occurred at 1431 N. Lee Street.
There were several miscellaneous calls answered by officers.
1 accident was worked by APD with
no reported injuries.
Officers did respond to 5 domestic-related calls in the past 24-hour
Sheriff’s Deputies worked 37 incidents on Tuesday. There were 13
traffic stops conducted. Joyce A. Carter was cited for failure to maintain
insurance and knowingly driving a vehicle with suspended registration on US 19.
At a stop on Highway 49 north, Andrew D. Smith was charged with failure to obey
a stop sign. Following a stop on Rucker Street at N. Jackson,
Lisa M. Bell was cited for failure to maintain insurance. Warnings were issued
in the other traffic cases.
Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at 254 Wiggins Road. Civil complaints were made at 106 W. Rockhill Drive and 333 Wiggins Road. There were several storm-related calls. The
roadway was blocked by a downed tree on N. Beauchamp Road and wires were down on Highway 377 south. Damage
to property complaints occurred at 106 N. Oglethorpe Street and at 142-A Fox Stephens Road. Deputies worked 1 accident yesterday.
Housed in the SumterCountyJail: Jerome Weslow Caple for probation violation; Rodonna Denise Cladd for
probation violation; and Paula Renee Johnson for obstruction and disorderly