This is drill day. Don’t forget that a mock
disaster drill will occur mainly this morning. Be aware that whatever you see
on the streets or hear on the scanner will be drill-related. A fake infectious disease
outbreak and a weather-related event will both take place during the drill.
Memorial Day activities will abound at AndersonvilleNationalCemetery. In preparation for Sunday’s ceremony, tomorrow volunteers
from the Robins Riders will raise the Avenue of Flags along the roadways within
the cemetery. In the morning of Saturday, scouting groups and other volunteers
from across the state of Georgia will remember and honor the sacrifices of the men and
women of the US Armed Forces by decorating the nearly 20,000 gravesites in
Andersonville with American flags. Volunteers will also take down the
flags Tuesday morning at the end of the holiday.Memorial Day activities will begin at Sunday afternoon in the NationalCemetery with instrumental music performed by the USArmyManeuverCenter of Excellence Band. Colonel Thomas M. Carden, Assistant
Adjutant General of the Georgia Army National Guard will be the featured
speaker at The ceremony
will feature wreath presentations by several military, civic and patriotic
organizations, including the Friends of Andersonville. This service is traditionally held on Sunday to allow
veterans and families to participate in as many Memorial Day activities as they
For the first time in nearly a year, the monthly
meeting of the Mayor and City Council returns to the PublicSafetyBuilding. Renovation work is finally completed and the Council
Chambers have been completely renovated, updated and modernized for the first
time since the building was originally constructed. The monthly meeting will
begin at 5 this afternoon and the community is invited to attend.
services will be held tonight. At 7 this evening, SouthlandAcademy’s Baccalaureate will be held at CentralBaptistChurch. Tonight at 8, Americus-Sumter’s Baccalaureate service
will be held at Finklea-Robinson Field. Graduation for both schools will be
tomorrow night. SouthlandAcademy’s graduation starts at 7 in the Melvin Kinslow gym.
Americus-Sumter’s graduation starts at 8 at Finklea-Robinson Field. SchleyCounty will have their graduation Saturday morning at the
football field on campus.
Americus Police were kept busy on Wednesday. Colliding with an
unattended vehicle was reported at 805 Harrold Avenue.
Criminal trespass complaints were made at 313-A
at 902 MLK Boulevard where 2 vehicles were damaged.
A theft, theft by deception and 4th
degree forgery are all under further investigation for an incident at 529 Tripp Street.
A forced entry burglary was investigated at 142 S. Lee Street.
A shoplifting incident occurred at 1201 MLK Boulevard.
A theft took place from 616 Oglethorpe Avenue.
Domestic-related calls were made at 117 Ashby Street, 1007 MLK Boulevard and to 401 Peachtree Street.
Americus Police and all law enforcement are gearing up for the
Memorial Day travel period which will kick off At 6 Friday evening. Law
enforcement will be on the lookout for speeders, impaired drivers and those not
properly buckled up.
The usual incident reports from the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office are being delayed due to an inner office
computer problem. No reports are able to be generated or printed at this time. If
the problem is resolved, look for updates later this afternoon. If not, today’s
incidents will be included on tomorrow’s update.