Local News

Thursday April 24th, 2014


The monthly meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be held at 5 this afternoon in Council Chambers of the Public Safety Building. This WAS the month that the City Council meetings would be held elsewhere due to renovation work at the Public Safety Building. However since that work has not started yet, the monthly meeting will be held in Council Chambers of the Public Safety Building as usual today. The community is invited to attend.

If you’re looking for something to do on Saturday, there’s plenty to choose from. Actually the weekend begins with the Relay for Life tomorrow night at 6pm at Alton Shell Stadium at Finklea-Robinson Field. The Survivor Walk starts around 6:30 followed at 9 by the Luminary Service. Everyone is invited out for the festivities.

Saturday, there’s practically something all day. The day begins with the Leroy Young Fishing Tournament at the Georgia Visitor Center on US 280 in Plains. Registration begins at 7 with fishing from 9 to 11. This is for ages 15 and under and you must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own bait, tackle, bucket or string. For more information call 824-7477. The GSW Poker Run to support student scholarships has registration at 9:30 with the ride starting at 10. To pre-register, call Kim or Karen at 886-673-0436 or 928-1373. Mighty Machines, a family safety and learning expo will be held from 10-2 at the Rec Complex on US 19 south sponsored by the Junior Service League. Arts in Rees Park is another family outing to be held from 11 to 3 in Rees Park. The area-wide annual Confederate Memorial Day service is Saturday afternoon at 5 in the Confederate Section of Oak Grove Cemetery sponsored by the Alexander H. Stephens Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans. The public is invited to attend. The GSW Alumni Association will host a Black Tie & Blue Jean BBQ at the Griffin Bell Golf and Conference Center for alumni and friends starting at 6pm. For reservations call 928-1373. As you can see there’s plenty to do.

Americus Police were busy for a Wednesday. A traffic stop yesterday morning on Rees Street led the arrest of Quinton L. Wilson for no proof of insurance.

A burglary was investigated at 419-A E. Hill Street.

Thefts were reported at 404-A Tripp Street and at 125 S. Jackson Street.

Autos were entered at 237-I Wanda Way and 122 Highland Drive.

Criminal trespass complaints were made at 203-B Murphy Mill Road and 50-A Reddick Drive.

Sherman Butts was arrested for a City Probation Violation at 102-E Eastview Circle. He was also arrested for obstruction.

Alexis Nicole Thompson was arrested at 805 Adderton Street (Dollar General) for her 3rd shoplifting offense.

An aggravated assault case at 1:45 this morning at 1846 S. Lee Street remains under further investigation.

Hit-n-run accidents occurred yesterday at 949 W. Church Street, 101-E Eastview Circle and 1718 E. Lamar Street.

There was 1 accident yesterday with no reported injuries.

A Furlow Charter School Community Interest meeting is planned for this Sunday afternoon April 27th. This informational meeting will begin at 3pm and will be held at Lenny’s Market on Hampton Street in downtown Americus. The public is encouraged to attend.