Tonight’s the night for the
lights to shine bright in downtown Americus. It’s the annual Christmas Open House from 5-8pm. The downtown
area will be shining brightly with musical entertainment, free carriage and Americus Trolley rides along with refreshments. Santa Claus will
arrive downtown and will be available for pictures during the Open House. The
big Christmas Tree in RylanderPark will be lit as part of the festivities. Come see what our
downtown merchants will have for your holiday shopping as you walk the downtown
area tonight during the Christmas Open House. It will be chilly but that makes
it feel more like Christmas and Christmas shopping!
The monthly meeting of the
Mayor and City Council starts at 5 this afternoon in Council Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding downtown. The meeting is open for the community to attend.
Come to the City Council meeting and stay downtown for the Christmas Open
City Court cases that were
rescheduled from last Friday November 10th due to observance of
Veterans Day will come before the Judge tomorrow morning at . For more information on these rescheduled Court cases
call the Clerk of Court today at 924-3677.
It will feel like football
weather tomorrow night for the second round of the high school football state
playoffs. Game time temperatures will be in the 50s for tomorrow night and
could drop into the upper 40s by the end of the games. The area has 7 teams
involved in second round action. Americus-Sumter is hosting Thomson at and will be playing for injured teammate Jakhari White who
is out for the season. LeeCounty is hosting Grovetown. MaconCounty is hosting Pelham. CrispCounty is hosting PikeCounty. Area teams playing on the road tomorrow night includes SchleyCounty at MitchellCounty in Camilla. MarionCounty plays at Mt. Zion-Carrollton. DoolyCounty plays at ClinchCounty. Unless otherwise noted, all games tomorrow night will
kick-off at .
The 2017 session of the AmericusPoliceAcademy will conclude this evening with a graduation ceremony in
the 3rd floor classroom of the MunicipalBuilding at 101 W. Lamar Street. The ceremony begins at 6 and will conclude with a
reception for the graduates. Graduates and department personnel will be
available to discuss their experiences during this course. The CitizensPoliceAcademy is a six-week, twelve session course which exposes
citizens to all aspects of local law enforcement and included representatives
from the Americus Police Department and six other state and local criminal
Americus Police had a busy Wednesday. Criminal damage to property
in the 1st degree and failure to report an accident occurred at 1301 E. Lamar Street at Chevron.
A cruelty to animals’ complaint
was made at 403-B Bessie Mays Circle.
A battery complaint was filed
with officers at 119 E. Furlow Street.
A 1st degree forgery
case was reported at 416 W. Lamar Street.
There was a theft that took
place at 1718
E. Forsyth Street.
A criminal trespass complaint
was made at 718 Tom Gailey Plaza.
An auto was entered at 217 Ashby Street.
Investigation is underway into
an armed robbery at
last night at apartment A602 Academy Street.
Sammy Bernard Twenty was
arrested for battery from an earlier incident.
Officers answered 1 domestic
call and 2 miscellaneous calls yesterday.
accidents around town yesterday were worked by APD that had 3 injury complaints.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies were relatively quiet on Wednesday. 6
traffic stops were conducted. Following a stop on US 280E, Acketta
R. Patrick was charged with driving with a suspended registration and issued a
warning for an expired tag. A child molestation case is being investigated. Deputies
responded to a theft on Georgia 377 at Bowens Road. There were 2 accidents worked yesterday and 1 was a
In the SumterCounty Jail today are Dillon Gregory Ball for battery and Sammy
Bernard Twenty for battery.
can help the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Department by donating new toys and books for
underprivileged children in SumterCounty during their “Toy Drive” until December 15th. Just drop off your new
toy or book donation at the Sheriff’s Office at 352 McMath Mill Road or call 924-4094 and someone from the Sheriff’s Office
will pick up your donation at your convenience. Any new toys and books will be
The annual Americus Christmas Parade will be Thursday December 7th at
through downtown. All entries MUST be received by November
28th. No late entries will be accepted. For more information or if
you have questions, call Americus Main Street at 229-924-4411 ext. 247.