Possible record low temperatures
could be set around South
Georgia tonight. Not
since the 1970s will the temperatures be this low at this time of the year.
Depending on which forecast you look at, the lows tonight will range from 17 to
21 degrees and if that happens, new record lows will indeed be set. It will be
mostly sunny, breezy and cold today before the bottom falls out overnight. A
HARD FREEZE WARNING is in effect for a large portion of the state tonight. If
you have to be outside today you may encounter wind chills that make it feel
like it’s in the 20s and low 30s. This will be a brief extreme cold snap as
temperatures will be back near 70 by the weekend with another chance of rain on
Sunday. Speaking of rain, forecasters had predicted maybe a half-inch for our
area yesterday but with 2 real heavy downpours we recorded nearly 2 and a
quarter inches of rain here at our Highway 30 west studios.
One week from tonight, the Community
Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Sumter Area Ministerial Association will be held
at at the Rylander Theater. Admission is free
but a freewill love offering will be received to continue the support of the
Community Services Ministry. A community choir will be singing the night of the
service. Anyone that is interested in singing in the community choir can come
to rehearsal this Thursday night November 20th at at FirstBaptistChurch on S. Lee Street. Everyone in the community is invited to
share in the Thanksgiving season.
Also this Thursday, it’s the annual
Christmas Open House in downtown Americus. Merchants will be open until 8 Thursday night for your early shopping
convenience. Santa, Mrs. Claus and Santa’s live reindeer will arrive downtown
at . Kids of all ages can get pictures with
Santa in RylanderPark until . There
will be musical entertainment, trolley rides, the lighting of the big tree in
Rylander Park and visit the Parade of Trees honoring our military men and women
and loved ones that will not be here for Christmas. Visit 10 downtown merchants
and be eligible to win Downtown Dollars giveaways. Make your plans now to come
see the sights this Thursday night in downtown Americus.
for the annual Americus Christmas Parade can be picked up at the VisitorsCenter at the MunicipalBuilding. Applications can be returned, with the
appropriate fees, to the VisitorsCenter. The annual Americus Christmas Parade will be on Thursday
December 4th starting at .
Residents in Districts 1 & 2 are
encouraged to attend your Neighborhood Watch meeting at 6 this evening at the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter at 409 Elm Avenue. Laura Lee Bernstein, CAO and interim Police Chiefs Herman Lamar and
Richard McCorkle will be discussing items of interest. This will be the last
Neighborhood Watch meeting of 2014 and all district 1 & 2 residents are
invited to attend.
The monthly meeting of the Mayor and
City Council will be this Thursday at and will once again be held in the Lecture Hall of the GSWNursingBuilding on campus. The community is invited to
It was a quiet Monday for the
Americus Police Department. A disorderly conduct and criminal trespass incident
resulting from a domestic-related dispute occurred at 107-C MagnoliaVillage.
Officers responded to another
domestic-related complaint at the Parkview Apartments and had to issue a
A felony theft and criminal trespass
case was reported at 109 Matthews Drive.
An auto was entered at 116-A Country Club Drive.
There were only a few miscellaneous
calls answered by officers yesterday.
1 accident occurred in the City that
was worked by an officer with no reported injuries from yesterday.
The SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office had at least 2 weather-related calls yesterday when
trees were blocking the road on Shiloh Road and Rockdale Subdivision Loop. There were also reports of water over the roadways in parts of the
County. Deputies went to a burglary at 318 Railroad Street. A suspicious vehicle complaint was made
on US 280 east. A domestic disturbance occurred at 1637-D US 280 east. Deputies did make 5 traffic
stops. On Mask
Brady Road Angela P. Hernandez was cited for driving
while unlicensed. Warnings were issued in the other traffic stops. Deputies had
2 accidents yesterday and both involved striking a deer.
Housed in the Sumter County Jail:
Arthur Joe Elder, holding for Cobb County; Crystal Lee Flanders for possession
of cocaine/driving on a suspended license; Johnny Lee Hunter for aggravated
assault/probation violation; Christopher Lee McAlvain for possession of a
schedule II controlled substance; Curtis Latrell Milledge for burglary; and Jatavious
Jamil Sanford for 1st degree burglary.