pins and needles yesterday for those involved with the Americus Christmas
Parade—those that participated and those that had the task of putting it on. The
weather just didn’t want to cooperate for most of the afternoon…until late. The
sun began to peep through the clouds around 5 and parade officials knew they
would be OK and the parade went on as scheduled. There were some casualties
however as the bands decided they couldn’t take the risk of it raining and
getting expensive equipment wet as well as their uniforms so they graciously
backed out in time that parade officials could make adjustments. The crowds
were a little slack early but the sidewalks soon filled up as they normally do.
Kids of all ages enjoyed the lights and sounds of the Americus Christmas
Parade last night which was highlighted by a waving Santa Claus to everyone. The
judges who had the tough task of deciding parade winner went well into the
night before winners were named. The winners last night were 1st place-DeSoto
Baptist Church; 2nd place-Eastside Baptist and 3rdplace-CornerstoneChurch. A special
Christmas Spirit Award was given to SumterCounty
Headstart/Early Headstart. Parade officials with the City of Americus want to
express their thanks to all who participated and those that came to watch last
night and for showing patience in waiting as long as possible so the show could
the Boys and Girls Club of Americus/Sumter County’s fundraising Chicken-Q today
from 11-2. Plates are $6 and can be picked up in the old Harvey’s parking
lot on S. Lee Street. Plates can
be picked up or delivered with large amounts. You can call Deloris: 886-8130;
Jeanie: 942-5167 or Susan: 942-6618. Help out the Boys and Girls Club by
getting a plate or two today!
until this Sunday December 8th to donate toys for the Toys for Tots
campaign. Drop your new, unwrapped toy by GSP Post 10 at 113 William Bowen
Pointe on US 19 south of Americus. The GeorgiaState Patrol and
the Marine Corps Reserves are teaming up for this worthy cause. Businesses around
the county also have toy collection bins for the Toys for Tots campaign. Help make
Christmas memorable for a needy child that might otherwise be forgotten.
semi-final playoff football action tonight when MarionCounty hopes to
avenge their only loss this year and advance to the Class A championship. The opponent
tonight is region foe Hawkinsville who defeated the Eagles 14-10 in
Hawkinsville for the only loss of the year. A win tonight and the Marion County
eagles will be traveling to the Georgia Dome on December 14th to
play for state but first, it Hawkinsville tonight. Kick-off is at and a good crowd will be on hand to
The SumterCounty Board of
Commissioners has changed their work session from Tuesday December 10th
to this Monday December 9th. The work session on Monday will start
at in the
Commissioners Room at the SumterCounty Courthouse.
All meetings of the SumterCounty Board of
Commissioners are open for the public to attend.
A work session by the SumterCounty Board of
Education will be at this Monday
December 9th in the boardroom at the SCSAdministrationBuilding. Redistricting
will be discussed further with the board attorney present. The community is
urged to be in attendance.
report a number of burglaries yesterday around the City. Residential burglaries
were investigated at 401 E. Hill Street, 412 W.
College Street, apartment 226 140
Lonnie Lane and apartment 9 720
Harris Street. A commercial burglary was investigated
at 613-A East Lamar Street.
damage to property in the 2nd degree occurred at 540 Tripp
Street when a fight broke out. Everyone had
fled before officers arrived.
took place from apartment 5 216 S.
to a domestic situation at this
morning at 211-B Horton Drive, Tempest
Burnam was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
accident occurred in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
Officers worked 3 accidents yesterday with no reported
Christmas Parade will be tomorrow night at . Free food
and drinks will be made available upon completion of the parade.