The annual Veterans Day parade and
ceremony will be held this morning in downtown Americus. The ceremony will begin around 10 on the
grounds of the SumterCounty Courthouse with the parade to follow at
11. The community is encouraged to attend this morning’s ceremony and the
parade sponsored by American Legion Post 558.
The offices of the City of Americus and SumterCounty will be closed in observance of Veterans Day this Monday November 12th.
These offices will also be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday
November 22nd and 23rd. take note of the closings if you
have any business with the City or County.
The Mayor and City Council agenda setting
meeting was held for more than 2-hours last evening with a lot of discussion
from employee insurance to rental agreements for ReesPark. One interesting proposal that came before the Mayor and Council was
from the Greg Quail Group. This is the group that renovated the Americus home on College Street for HGTV in hopes of having a series
developed from the venture. While working on that house, they became familiar
and intrigued about the old FurlowSchool. They are proposing of renovating the old FurlowSchool and eventually having it become a craft beer facility that could offer
numerous jobs once up and running. The Mayor and Council want to know more and
the 2 groups will have more discussions. The monthly meeting of the Mayor and
City Council will be held on Thursday November 15th at in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding.
FEMA has set
up a joint DisasterRecoveryCenter that opens today at 901 Adderton Street in the old National Guard Armory. The new DRC is open today through Wednesday November
14th from 9 to 7. This Sunday November 11th, the DRC will be open from 1 to 7. All DRCs will be
closed this Monday November 12th in observance of Veterans Day.
Residents affected by Hurricane Michael last month can meet face-to-face with
FEMA partners at the new DisasterRecoveryCenter.
It’s a big weekend of events in Andersonville. The park’s annual NightMuseum will be held tomorrow. There will be a special guided tour of AndersonvilleNationalCemetery at tomorrow. The park will close at 5 but then re-open for a special
night of additional programs from to Experience
the park at night by the soft glow of candlelit lanterns and campfires.
Admission is free for the Andersonville National Historic Site’s NightMuseum.
The 43rd annual Capt.
Henry Wirz Memorial Service will be held Sunday in the town of Andersonville at , sponsored by the Alexander H. Stephens Camp, Sons of Confederate
Veterans. The guest speaker will be attorney and Retired Army Major Glen
LaForce from South
The musical group Southern Sounds will play music beginning at . The public is invited to attend. In case
of inclement weather, the Service will be held in the Andersonville Village
High school football playoffs begin tonight
for SouthlandAcademy. The Raiders will host Westfield tonight with a kickoff. This is the only local team seeing action this week. MarionCounty and SchleyCounty have advanced to the Class A playoffs but had a bye this week. Both
will be hosting second round playoff games next Friday November 16th.
The wet conditions on Thursday left Americus Police with a rather slow day and night. A
criminal trespass complaint was made at 112 W. Church Street.
Autos were entered around town
yesterday at 114-B
Cotton Avenue and at 148 McGarrah Street. Lock and secure your vehicle at all
A burglary was investigated at 705 Felder Street.
Salanda D. Brown was arrested and
charged with shoplifting at Wal-Mart.
Officers did respond to 3
domestic-related calls and 2 miscellaneous calls on Thursday.
2 accidents worked by APD yesterday had no reported injuries.
Thursday was a rather quiet 24-hour
period for the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office. Deputies did conduct 5
traffic stops. At a stop on Lamar at Rees Street, Marc A. Waters was charged with reckless driving.
Deputies did go to 1 domestic-related call. A suspicious person complaint was
made at 129
Swisher Road. Deputies did stay busy with 6 accidents with 4 of the 6 deer-related.
In the Sumter County Jail today is De’Avion Lockhart for
felony failure to appear. 1 bonded out of jail yesterday.