For once, the rain
arrived just as predicted. As of late whenever there were rain chances above
50% it seemed to fizzle out. Yesterday’s near 100% chance of rain delivered about
2.25 inches here at our Highway 30 studios. Early morning winds did knock down
limbs and a tree or two which caused spotty power outages. Power was quickly
restored during the early morning downpours. As the rains began to diminish
during the afternoon, a persistent drizzle stayed on for an hour or so before
the sun broke through after 5 yesterday. It was refreshingly cool this morning
and will be rather breezy throughout today with highs only in the 70s.
veterans are encouraged to attend an Open House, meet and greet and Veterans
Appreciation Day this Saturday October 18th at the John D. Mathis
Post#2 on MLK
Boulevard starting at . At , the 3rd
District Commander will have a briefing on the history and recognition of
Post#2, the first American Legion Post in Georgia.
A service officer will be present this Saturday to help with any support and
claims information you need. At ,
veterans will be served a hamburger and hot dog lunch. The day will end by . All veterans are
encouraged to attend.
On the first day of early voting, 75 people
took advantage and cast ballots at the Elections Office at the SumterCounty
Courthouse. Early voting will continue Monday through Friday and will end on
October 31st. There is one Saturday, October 25th, that
early voting will be held. You will need to have a photo ID with you whenever
you come to the Courthouse and early vote.
Due to a conflict
with the NursingBuilding
on the GSW campus on Thursday October 23rd, the meeting of the Mayor
and City Council will be moved to this Monday October 20th at in the NursingBuilding.
Please take note of this meeting change. The City Council meeting is open for
the public to attend.
meeting of the SumterCounty
Board of Commissioners is Tuesday October 21st at in the
Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty
Courthouse. All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are open for the public
weather will be nice for this Friday’s high school football games. SouthlandAcademy
will be at home to host Westwood. MarionCounty
will host Hawkinsville. SchleyCounty
will travel to Vienna
to play DoolyCounty.
All games will kick-off this Friday night at . Americus-Sumter will have
an off week and will return to action on Friday the 24th.
Police reports show 4 more autos have been entered around town. Autos were
entered at 228 Taylor Street,
724 Beale Street,
103 Laurel Circle
and at 233 Burton Circle
and all 4 were left unlocked.
A peeping tom was
reported in the Beale Street
complaints were made at 1108 Turner
Burton Circle and at 1711
E. Lamar Street.
Munns was arrested for disorderly conduct at 107
Knollwood Drive after responding
to a domestic call.
domestic call to 221-B Horton Drive,
Derrick Markice Mann was arrested for disorderly conduct and non-compliance.
A juvenile was
arrested for unruly at US 27 east.
transaction card fraud case is under further investigation.
accidents occurred at 1700 E. Lamar
Boulevard and 730
miscellaneous calls, domestic-related calls and a suspicious person complaint
answered by officers in the past 24-hours.
2 accidents yesterday in the City
with no reported injuries.
The SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office had a total of 31 incidents reported from Tuesday with
4 of those for roadways blocked due to limbs and trees that fell during the
high winds and storms. There were 6 traffic stops conducted with warnings
issued to drivers. Deputies went to domestic disturbance calls at 170 Gary Brewer Road and 113 Foster Street. There were 2 accidents worked by Deputies
yesterday. Deputies went to 3 alarm activations due to power outages.
Currently housed in the SumterCountyJail: Matthew Junior Banks for child support; Denorris Contrell Jenkins for
burglary; Derrick Markice Mann for non-compliance/disorderly conduct; Timothy
Allen Peterson for civil contempt; and Princeton Byron
Smith for simple battery.