Traffic was tied up for a while Tuesday
afternoon just before on
US 280 outside Plains. A Ford F-150 pickup driven by Jerry Jones was eastbound
when he turned left into a private driveway as a westbound Honda motorcycle
driven by Charles Brock approached. The driver laid the bike down to avoid a
collision with the pickup. The 2 vehicles never made contact. Charles Brock was
airlifted out to a MaconTraumaCenter with non-life threatening injuries and was listed in
stable condition yesterday afternoon. Sgt. Peck of Post 10 of the Ga.State Patrol is continuing to investigate with charges pending.
We avoided any severe weather last night but we got a lot of
rain. Here at our Highway 30 studios, we received 2.3 inches of rain. There was
still a persistent mist at but
the rains will end this morning and sunshine will be abundant throughout the
afternoon. It did get rather breezy at times and some limbs were knocked down
as a result but no serious damage was reported. A tornado watch was issued last
night but that expired at
with only a reported touchdown in DecaturCounty with no reported damage. Another chance of rain arrives
Saturday with the approach of the next cold front that will drop temperatures
into the 50s Sunday with lows in the low 30s by Monday morning.
The weather will be
ideal tonight for the annual Christmas Open House in downtown Americus. Downtown merchants will be open until 8 this evening for
an early start to your holiday shopping. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at in RylanderPark and pictures with Santa will be available until tonight. Shoppers can take trolley and carriage rides
downtown tonight, enjoy refreshments and see what downtown merchants will have
available this holiday season. The lighting of the Giant Christmas Tree takes
place at 7 this evening in RylanderPark. All roads lead to downtown Americus tonight for the annual Christmas Open House. Come to the
City Council meeting at 5 this afternoon at the PublicSafetyBuilding and then stay downtown for the Open House.
The Chamber of Commerce’s Turkey Trot 5K and
Fun Run is this Saturday at the Rec Complex on US 19 south. Registration is at with the race beginning at 8. All Chamber members get a
discount on registration. Prizes will be awarded for the “Top Turkey” in each age division. T-shirts will be given to all
runners who pre-register. For applications, contact Ivy at 924-2646 or by email
A ribbon cutting for Center Stage Market will
be held at tomorrow
morning at 121
W. Forsyth Street downtown. Let the Center Stage Market staff help you find
everything you need right here at home, open 7 days a week including Sundays
Toys for Tots drop-off is now located at the National
Prisoner of WarMuseum at the Andersonville National Historic Site. 2 donation boxes are set up in the
museum lobby to drop off your new, unwrapped toys that will be distributed to
needy children in our area. The last day to drop off toy donations is Thursday
MarionCounty will begin the Class A high school football playoffs at
home tomorrow night. The opponent will be TwiggsCounty. Kick-off will be at tomorrow night at the Eagle’s Nest outside Buena Vista. The Eagles are the number one seed in these Class A
playoffs and will be at home as long as they win before the state finals at the
Americus Police had an overall quiet but rather strange day on
Wednesday. Officers responded to 2 deceased person calls within an hour or so.
The first such call was to 610 Stapleton Street where 82 year old Charles Eugene Moss was found deceased.
The coroner was notified. Later at apartment M 105 Country Club, 52-year old
Henry Lusane Jr. was found deceased. Again the coroner was notified. In other
police news from Wednesday, an animal case at 612 Valley Drive was reported.
An unruly juvenile complaint was made at 107 Sun Valley Drive.
Officers were dispatched to a reported fight at
720 Harris Street.
A simple battery and shoplifting occurred at
Dollar General at 805 Adderton Street.
An accident investigation last night on Brookdale Drive resulted in 1 arrest. Darryl Dixon II was arrested for
open container and hit-n-run/leaving the scene of an accident.
Responding to a domestic situation at this morning at 1101 Ridge Street, 2 arrests were made. Jarvis Deon Cross and Sonyona Simone
Josey were arrested for disorderly conduct.
A hit-n-run accident was reported at 111 Knollwood Drive.
Officers did respond to 4 miscellaneous calls
and worked 2 accidents yesterday.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked a total of 28 incidents on Wednesday.
8 were for traffic stops. A traffic stop conducted on US 49 resulted in a
speeding citation for Sarah E. Wainwright. A stop last night on Middle River Road led to a citation for Alonso Gonzalez-Iturio for an
auxiliary light violation. Warnings were issued in the other traffic cases.
Responding to an accident on Highway 30, Luke
Bryan was cited for too fast for conditions. Deputies responded to a blocked
roadway on Jenkins
civil matter was reported at 185 S. Freeman Avenue. A criminal trespass complaint was made on New Point Church Road. A domestic disturbance occurred at Lot 4
971 Brady Road.
In the SumterCounty Jail today are Brianna Mercedes Holt for financial
transaction card theft and theft by taking; and Michael Jerome Lindsey-holding