Downtown Americus is the place to be tomorrow night. It’s
the annual Christmas Open House from 5-8pm. Santa Claus will arrive and will be
available for pictures during the open house. The big tree will be lit in RylanderPark and shoppers and lookers alike will see what our downtown merchants
will have for your holiday shopping. There will be musical entertainment,
refreshments and free carriage and trolley rides during the open house. Come
see the sights tomorrow evening in downtown Americus for the annual Christmas Open House from .
The monthly meeting
of the Mayor and City Council will start at 5 tomorrow afternoon in Council
Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding. The meeting is open for the community to attend. See your City
government in action and then stay downtown for the Open House.
If you had your City
Court case postponed from Friday November 10th, it will now come
before the Judge this Friday November 17th starting at . For more information on this
rescheduling, call the Clerk of Court at 924-3677.
The SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a “Toy Drive” now until December 15th to
help underprivileged children in our community have a better Christmas. You can
drop off your donations of new toys and books 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 donations at your convenience. Any new toys
or books will be greatly appreciated.
Jimmy Carter National
Historic Site is having Arts in Archery on Saturday November 18th
from to at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm. This event was formally known as
Cane Syrup Day. You can try samples of cane syrup. There will also be
demonstrations of woodworking, blacksmithing, glass blowing, quilting,
crocheting, honey products and other traditional demonstrators. Items crafted
by demonstrators will be available to purchase. The event is free and open to
the public. Food and drinks will be available on site for purchase.
It’s getting closer
to Football Friday Night! 7 area teams will be in the second round of the state
football playoffs on Friday night. Americus-Sumter is hosting Thomson Friday
night at . MaconCounty is home hosting Pelham at . LeeCounty is hosting Grovetown at in Leesburg. In Cordele, CrispCounty is hosting PikeCounty. Playing on the road in playoff action
this week will be SchleyCounty in Camilla to play MitchellCounty; MarionCounty plays at Mt. Zion-Carrollton and DoolyCounty plays at ClinchCounty. That’s 7 teams within a 35-mile radius of
Americus that will be involved in state football
playoff action on Friday night and that hasn’t happened in years.
Americus Police continue to have autos entered
around town. 2 more were yesterday. Locations yesterday included 303 Cherokee Street and 1803-B Maxwell Street. You MUST lock and secure your vehicles at
complaints were made at Lot 21 Weeks Trailer Park and apartment E-8
730 MLK Boulevard.
Thefts took place
Lewis Lowe Court and 109-B Bessie Mays Circle.
Anthony G. Bell and
Jessica M. Hubbard will be charged with Contempt of Court.
A forgery was turned
over to officers at 1204 S. MLK Boulevard.
There was a
shoplifting incident reported at Wal-Mart.
Officers did answer a
domestic-related call yesterday.
No accidents were reported in the City on Tuesday.
A report of harassing
phone calls was reported to the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office yesterday. Deputies were informed of a case of
identity fraud. A fraudulent check was turned over to Deputies. Damage to
property occurred on New Point Church Road. A suspicious vehicle was spotted at 333 Wiggins Road. A suspicious person complaint was made at
1758 Highway 30W. Deputies conducted 6 traffic stops yesterday. Following a
traffic stop on Lamar at Thomas Drive, Latoya M. Glover was cited for failure to maintain insurance. A stop
was made on Highway 377 and Alyson R. Williams was cited for failure to have
license on person. Deputies responded to 2 domestic calls on Tuesday. There were
2 deer-involved accidents worked by Deputies yesterday.
In the SumterCounty Jail today: Alvin Dean Bateman for child support; Jerome Ford for
child support; Ramirez Contrell Fuller for child support; and Samuel Cornelius
Green for aggravated assault.