Fans of the TV show American Pickers,
listen up! The American Pickers will be in Georgia this April and they will be looking for leads
throughout the state, specifically interesting characters with interesting
items and lots of them! Mike and Frank, the show’s stars, only pick private
collections so NO stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or
anything that is open to the public. The only things they are NOT looking for
includes farming/agricultural items, tools, glassware, appliances, tractors,
crocks, stoves or country primitives. If you do have a large private collection
or want to refer someone, go to email@example.com
or call and leave a message at 1-855-OLD-RUST.
2 meetings of the City of Americus’ Renaissance Strategic Vision and Plan are
scheduled for tomorrow at the MunicipalBuilding on Lamar
in downtown Americus. Tomorrow’s meetings will be on Design at and Organization at 3. 2 more meetings
will be held on Thursday at the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter at 409 Elm Avenue. A Promotion meeting will begin at 9
Thursday morning followed by an Economic Development meeting at 11. Volunteers
are needed to move the City forward. Plan to attend one or more of these
meetings and learn how you can get involved.
farmers, a Weed Control Update meeting will be held at 12noon this Friday
January 30th at the Sumter County Ag Center on US 19 south. UGA
Specialists Stanley Culpepper and Eric Prostko will present
the program. Earn one hour credit towards private and/or commercial Category 21
license. There will be a sponsored meal so PLEASE call 924-4476 today if you
plan to attend this Friday’s Weed Control Update meeting.
Sara Cobb Elementary will host a
“Parent Technology Workshop” this Thursday January 29th at and again at The purpose is to explore the use of
technology to improve student achievement. Refreshments and door prizes will be
till February 14th, FurlowCharterSchool will have representatives at the FCS Office in the old CherokeeElementary School taking applications to reserve a seat on Mondays and Thursdays from to Applications will be available and additional information will be
available during those hours.
Just in case you seem to forget but
every Wednesday at high noon, a test of the Outdoor Weather Alert system will
be held. The sirens will sound at every Wednesday unless there is a chance of severe weather that day.
If you rode by the parking lot of the
PublicSafetyBuilding last night on the Jackson Street side, you probably noticed it was much
brighter. New lights were installed over the weekend as part of the renovation
process and now, it’s much brighter and safer in that parking lot.
Things were fairly quiet around town
yesterday for the Americus Police. A shoplifting incident was
reported at 1301
E. Lamar Street.
A theft took place from 320 Tripp Street.
Courtney Cierra Law was arrested for
shoplifting at 1711 E. Lamar Street.
An auto was entered while parked at 1204 S. MLK Boulevard.
An armed robbery, aggravated assault
and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime is being
investigated at 6-B 701 Davenport Street that occurred last night.
A bad child complaint was made at 2002 Roney Street.
There were only a few miscellaneous
calls answered by officers in the past 24-hour period.
No accidents were worked by officers
in the City yesterday.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies had a quiet Monday around the County with only 18
total incidents reported. Half of the incidents were traffic stops that were
conducted. After a stop on Highway 30 west, Darris A. Bostic was cited for
speeding. Warnings were issued in the other traffic stops.
Deputies went to an unruly juvenile
complaint to the North Campus on Industrial Boulevard. Investigation into found contraband at
the Sumter CI continues for possession of a Schedule
I or II controlled substance. Deputies worked 2 accidents yesterday.
Currently housed in the SumterCountyJail: Charles Gregory Hollis-holding for USMS; Ramon Alberto
Martinez-holding for USMS; and Joshua Lee Weber for probation violation.