Most federal, state and local government offices will be closed
today in observance of the Veterans Day holiday which fell on the weekend
yesterday. City of Americus
offices are closed today and will resume regular business hours on Tuesday. For
your information, these same offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving
holidays on Thursday and Friday next week on November 22nd and 23rd.
Because of the holiday being observed today, the offices at the LEC
are closed and the next SumterCounty
Sheriff’s report will be on the Tuesday edition of Local News. Banks and the
Post Office are also closed today. There WILL be trash pickup as scheduled for today.
The newly opened DisasterRecoveryCenter will also be closed today in observance of
the Veterans Day holiday. The DRC will
be open Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 to 7 at the old National Guard Armory at 901 Adderton Street in Americus. Residents affected by Hurricane Michael last
month can meet face-to-face with FEMA partners at the DRC.
The SumterCounty Development Authority’s regular monthly meeting scheduled for today
November 12th has been rescheduled due to scheduling conflicts. The
monthly meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday November 14th at
12noon in the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter at 409
in Americus. Please contact Barbara Grogan, Executive
Director, at 229-924-2646 for any questions or concerns.
The annual Downtown Americus Christmas Open
House is this Thursday November 15th from 5 to 8pm. Many things are
planned such as the arrival of Santa Claus in RylanderPark, the lighting of the big Christmas Tree in RylanderPark and the Christmas lights and displays at many of the downtown
businesses. Come downtown this Thursday evening and see what our local
merchants will have for your Christmas shopping this year. Because of the
Downtown Open House this Thursday, Mayor and Council adjusted their regular
monthly meeting to start at 5 this Thursday instead of the usual 6pm meeting.
By changing the time of the monthly meeting, citizens wanting to attend both
the City Council meeting and the Christmas Open House can do both more easily.
We’re about to enter into yet another rainy
period for the most of this work week. Rain chances stand at 80% today and
Tuesday and 70% for Wednesday and Thursday before the rains end by Friday. It
will be milder today and tomorrow with highs in the 60s but will be noticeably
cooler Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the 50s with the rains. Heavier
rainfall is expected tonight into the overnight hours that could drop in excess
of 2-inches in some areas. We should be rain-free for the upcoming weekend and
will be cooler once again.
The rains should be gone for the next round
of high school football playoff action this Friday night. SouthlandAcademy defeated Westfield to advance to the second round and will
travel to Newnan to play Heritage. MarionCounty and SchleyCounty had first round byes in the GHSA Class A playoffs that started last
week. This week, MarionCounty will host MontgomeryCounty and SchleyCounty will host Trion. All games this Friday night will kickoff at at all games.
Americus Police had a rash of entered autos this
past weekend and the majority were left unlocked.7Autos were entered at 1601 N. MLK; 513 E. Church Street; 412 College Street;
222 W. Lamar Street; 465 Rees Street; 126 Forrest Street; and at 128 Cotton
Responding to a domestic dispute at 1402 N. MLK Boulevard, Cornelius Hall was arrested for theft by
taking and financial transaction card theft.
A burglary was investigated at 206 Wheeler Street.
Kizzy R. Mable was arrested for loud
and unnecessary noises.
Criminal trespass complaints were
made over the weekend at 121 Andrews Drive; 111 Sun Valley Drive; 205 Murphy
Mill Road; 119 N. Lee Street; 532 E. Furlow Street; 107 Woodland Avenue; and
204 Prince Street.
Following a traffic stop on Elliott Street, Maurice A. White was arrested for
possession of marijuana—less than an ounce.
Maya X. Ringer was arrested for
shoplifting at Wal-Mart.
Thefts occurred from 1711 E. Lamar Street and on Cherokee Street.
After a traffic stop on Crawley Street, Brandon T. Edwards was arrested for giving a false name to law enforcement; no
brake lights; and for an outstanding warrant.
At a traffic stop on Phillips Street, Anthony C. Griffin was arrested for
possession of marijuana-less than an ounce;for possession of cocaine and an
outstanding warrant. Debbie E. Wilson was arrested for failure to signal and an
2nd degree criminal damage
to property occurred at 1206 S. MLK Boulevard. 2nd degree criminal damage to
property and theft was reported at 709 Magnolia Street.
Tybria McDonald was arrested for
theft and obstruction at 805 Adderton Street.
A robbery by sudden snatching
occurred on Wanda
A criminal trespass and theft took
place at 711 Sunset Drive.
Aggravated battery and a burglary
were investigated at 401 Varsity Drive.
A hit-n-run accident occurred at 436 S. Lee Street.
Officers were busy answering 11
domestic-related calls and 5 miscellaneous calls over the weekend.
5 weekend accidents were worked by APD with 1 injury complaint.