community is invited to attend tonight’s Thanksgiving Worship Service sponsored
by the Sumter Area Ministerial Association. Tonight’s
service at will be held
at AllenChapelAMEChurch at 132
Bumphead Road. Their new pastor, Rev. Jermaine Harris will bring tonight’s message.
Everyone is welcome to attend tonight’s service of Thanksgiving and worship.
Downtown Americus is getting spruced up, getting ready for
the annual Christmas Open House this Thursday November 16th.
Christmas Open House will be held from downtown. Santa Claus will arrive downtown for pictures; the big tree
will be lit in Rylander Park while shoppers will get to see what our downtown
merchants will have available for the holiday shopping season. Enjoy music and
refreshments, take a free ride around downtown on the Americus Trolley and start your shopping during the
annual Christmas Open House this Thursday from .
You can attend the monthly meeting of
the Mayor and City Council this Thursday at 5 in Council Chambers of the Public
Safety building and then stay downtown for the Christmas Open House. The City
Council meeting is open for the community to attend.
Have you ridden down Jackson Street lately and seen the progress being made on
the Depot Project?The Depot parking lot
was paved yesterday and it appears that is almost completed. The building is in
the process of being bricked up to complete that part. Next door to the project,
the old MillsFoodCenter building has been demolished and the land
graded out. Once the Depot Project is final, Jackson Street will be resurfaced and the entire project
will then be complete.
City Court cases that were
rescheduled from November 10th will now be heard this Friday
November 17th starting at . For additional information, contact the Clerk of Court at 924-3677.
It’s the second season for area high school
football teams as the second round of the state football playoffs will be
played this Friday and for the first time in a long time, there are 7 teams
within a 35-mile radius of Americus that are still alive for a state title.
Americus-Sumter will host last year’s state runner-up Thomson Friday night at . SchleyCounty travels to Camilla Friday night to play MitchellCounty at . MarionCounty also travels to Carrolton to playMt.Zion-Carrolton at . Macon County, last year’s defending Class
A state champs, will host Pelham at Friday night. DoolyCounty will travel to play ClinchCounty at Friday
night. LeeCounty is at home hosting Grovetown Friday night at . CrispCounty is hosting PikeCounty at Friday night. Go out and support your team Friday night and let’s hope
all 7 will get to play again next week.
From Monday’s Americus Police incidents, 3 more autos were
entered around town. These locations included 813 Magnolia Street, 704 Varsity Drive and 234 Academy Street.
A financial transaction card forgery
is under further investigation.
Elbert E. Stuckey and Cheyanne N.
Cromer were arrested and charged with shoplifting at Wal-Mart.
Responding to a domestic situation at
Parker Street, Kenneth B. Robinson will be charged with battery.
Criminal trespass complaints were
made at Lot 21 Weeks Trailer Park and at 408 Rogers Street.
A criminal trespass and aggravated
assault on Masonic
is being investigated.
2 total domestic calls and 2
miscellaneous calls were answered yesterday by officers.
was 1 deer-involved accident last night and it involved a police car. A deer
broadsided Lt. Coley’s cruiser in the 600 block of N. Lee Street late last night causing extensive damage
to the unit. The deer was killed on impact. Be on the lookout for deer, City
and County these days!
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies spent their Monday in the road making 10 traffic
stops. Following a stop on Highway 49N, Alyra A. Wright was charged with
speeding. After a stop on Georgia 3, Robert H. Ridgway was charged with a
safety belt violation. A stop was made on the Southerfield Road and Peggy A. Mack was cited for failure to
maintain insurance. At a stop on US 280E, Robert D. Smith was charged with
speeding. Deputies went to US 280W where livestock was in the roadway. A civil
complaint was made at 308 Bailey Road. There was 1 deer-related accident reported yesterday.
Housed in the Sumter County Jail
today: Cheyanne Nicole Cromer for shoplifting; Gregory Jordan Sims for 1st
degree felony burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a
felony; Larry Wayne Streeter for probation violation; Elbert Eugene Stuckey for
shoplifting; and Carlton Bernard Tyner for probation violation. 1 was released
on bond yesterday. 1 was back in jail for sentencing.