Things will get back to normal after
observing the Veterans Day holiday yesterday. City and County offices will be
back with normal business hours today. The DisasterRecoveryCenter will be open today and tomorrow from 9 to
7 at the old National Guard Armory at 901 Adderton Street. Residents affected by Hurricane Michael
last month and who have not been in touch with FEMA or other agencies can meet
face-to-face with FEMA partners at the DRC until tomorrow.
The SumterCounty Development Authority rescheduled their regular meeting after having
scheduling conflicts yesterday. The rescheduled meeting is now Wednesday
November 14th at at the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter at 409
Contact Barbara Grogan, Executive Director, at 924-2646 for any questions or
ribbon cutting for the opening of Eaton Road is scheduled for tomorrow morning. The ribbon cutting
ceremony will happen at the intersection of Basket Factory Road and Eaton Road.
This Thursday November 15th
will be busy during the evening hours of 5 to 8pm. It’s the annual Christmas
Open House in downtown Americus from to with a special visit from Santa Claus in RylanderPark. The lighting of the Big Christmas Tree will at in RylanderPark. There will be free carriage rides and rides on the Americus Trolley
as well as a chance to do some shopping and see what our downtown merchants
will have available for your holiday shopping needs. Because of the Christmas
Open House, the meeting time for the regular monthly meeting of the Mayor and
City Council will begin at 5 instead of the usual start. This will allow citizens wanting to
attend both to have more time in the downtown area.
Everyone is invited to come meet Mr.
David Snell, President of the FullerCenter for Housing. He will be selling and signing his new book “The Tattered
Passport” in the lobby of the Windsor Hotel this Thursday evening from to .
Rain is going to stay with us until
Thursday morning. Off and on showers will be with us today with highs in the
60s. It will be cloudy this evening before the rains return after . Lows tonight will drop to the low 50s.
Wednesday will be a cold and wet day. There’s a near 100% chance of rain with
rainfall amounts, in some areas, exceeding 2-inches. The winds will be gusty at
times just adding to the raw feel on Wednesday. Remember the lows tonight will
be in the low 50s and Wednesday’s highs will ONLY reach the mid-50s so there will
not be a big change in the temperatures. Colder air filters in the overnight
hours of tonight and it will drop into the 30s for nighttime lows on Thursday
and Friday mornings. Be forewarned that it’s going to be wet until Thursday
before clearing for the weekend.
Americus Police had a quiet Monday probably due to
the weather conditions yesterday. No one was getting out and about on a rainy
Monday. A criminal trespass and theft occurred at 603 Ashby Street.
Shoplifting cases were reported at 999 Southerfield Road and at 1101 Crawford Street.
Amanda Eisenhauer and Shyanne P.
Busby were arrested at 400 Tripp Street and charged with theft by taking.
A burglary was investigated at 902 S. MLK Boulevard.
did have 2 domestic-related calls yesterday.
High school football playoffs
continue this Friday night. SouthlandAcademy travels to Newnan for a 2n round playoff
game against Heritage. After getting 1st round byes last week, both MarionCounty and SchleyCounty will be in action on Friday night. MarionCounty will host MontgomeryCounty and SchleyCounty will host Trion. All games kickoff at on what appears to be a rather chilly
For the long 3-day Veterans Day
holiday weekend, SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies conducted 18 traffic
stops with the majority for speeding offenses. Deputies also were busy with 11
weekend accidents with 8 of the 11 deer-related accidents. There were 3
domestic calls answered. At a domestic situation at 109-C Old Dawson Road,
Randy R. Fuller was arrested for false imprisonment; battery (DVA); cruelty to children; and obstructing
persons making emergency phone calls. A suspicious person complaint was made at
civil complaint was filed at 126 Irene Drive. A criminal trespass occurred at 120-A Forest Park Road. Damage to property occurred at 439 Bumphead Road. Harassing communications were reported
for investigation. Thefts took place at 884 US 280E and at 128 Hooks Mill Road.
In the Sumter County Jail today:
Brandon Terrell Edwards for giving a false name to law enforcement and brake
light violation; Randy Rashad Fuller for battery/ false imprisonment/
obstructing persons making emergency phone calls/ and cruelty to children;
Anthony Carl Griffin for marijuana possession—less than an ounce/ possession of
cocaine/ and felony probation violation; Cornelius Jamel Hall for theft by
taking and financial transaction card theft; Briana Mae Jenkins for stalking;
and William Kurt Russell for stalking. 3 bonded out of jail over the weekend. 1
was released to another jail.