Downtown Americus will be a busy place this afternoon as both the Kiwanis
Pet Parade and then Downtown Trick-or-Treating will take place. Registration
begins at 3 this afternoon for the Pet Parade in the Americus Police parking lot on Jackson Street. The parade will start at 4. While registration is going
on, the Sumter Humane Society will have a table set up at the registration site
accepting donations of pet food, cleaning supplies and other items. There will
be other collection sites downtown during the Pet Parade. After the parade, the
Downtown Trick-or-Treating will be held for toddlers to age 10. Children MUST:
be in costume; be accompanied by an adult; and have a special wristband in
order to get candy from participating merchants. Children can get your
wristband starting at in
the Police parking lot. So drivers beware traveling in the downtown area from 4
to around 6 this evening.
During the same time, 1stUnitedMethodistChurch will have a Trunk-n-Treat event from to in
the church parking lot on S. Lee Street.
these are only “special Trick-or-Treat events” today. You will go out as usual
on Friday which is Halloween. Be mindful there are 2 in town football games
tomorrow night and the weather will be turning much colder while your kids will
be out. Take these factors in consideration while planning your candy route.
Early voting ends at the close of business
tomorrow. You can early vote through tomorrow in the Elections Office at the SumterCounty Courthouse. Please bring a photo ID with you.
The Sumter County Health Department will be
closed tomorrow for staff development training and will reopen on Monday
Time changes this weekend. Before going to bed
Saturday night, set your clocks back one hour. Eastern Standard Time returns at
on Sunday. Remember, as you set your clocks, it’s a good
time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms. It’s that time to “Change Your
Clocks, Change Your Batteries!”
A former Americus physician and now a Congressman from Athens, Dr. Paul Broun will be the keynote speaker at the annual
Capt. Henry Wirz Memorial Service in Andersonville on Sunday November 9th.
Singing will begin at 2 that afternoon with the keynote address starting at 3.
In case of rain or very cold weather, the service will be held in the Old
Village Hall in Andersonville that day. The annual Memorial Service is sponsored by the
Alexander Stephens Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans. The public is invited to
attend and greet Congressman Broun and welcome him back home.
From Wednesday’s Americus Police incident reports, Jacques Javinski Edwards was
arrested for battery at 302 E. Furlow Street.
Following a traffic stop on W. College Street, Darick Bernard Clark was arrested for driving on a
suspended license and window tint violation.
A robbery by sudden snatching in the Bush Circle area is being investigated.
A theft of lost/mislaid property was reported
at 411 Tripp
theft took place at 1206 Crawford Street.
This morning at , a criminal damage to property in the 2nd
degree occurred at 126 US 280 west.
An assault battery complaint was made at this morning at 88 Dixon Drive.
There were quite a few miscellaneous,
domestic-related and civil calls answered by officers in the past 24-hour
worked 2 accidents yesterday with no reported injuries.
Football and the weekend weather! Unlike last
week when all area teams were on the road, all are playing at home tomorrow
night. SouthlandAcademy will host Memorial; Americus-Sumter will host DoughertyCounty; SchleyCounty is at home against MillerCounty; and MarionCounty will play TaylorCounty at home. All games will kick-off at . Again, the weather will be turning colder tomorrow night
with breezy conditions making it feel even colder so if you’re not
trick-or-treating and going to any of the high school football games tomorrow
night, make sure you bundle up and be warm!
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies were busy on Wednesday working 56 total
incidents. A theft took place from 2285 Highway 308. Deputies went to a civil
call to 203
Schley Street. Damage to property complaints were made at 1155 SGTC Parkway and at 149 Jenkins Road. Deputies conducted 26 traffic stops yesterday. Joshua J.
Martin was cited for speeding on US 49 north. Brittany R. Hearon was cited for
texting while driving on Lamar Street. Brandy K. Black was given a speeding citation on US 49
north. Nathan A. Tanner was cited for driving with suspended registration and
failure to maintain insurance on US 19 south at US 280 west. Numerous warnings
were issued to drivers yesterday. Deputies worked 3 accidents with deer
involved in 2 of the crashes. There were numerous miscellaneous calls that
Deputies responded to yesterday.
Housed in the SumterCounty Jail today are: Trenedrick Carlos Bishop for theft of lost
or mislaid property/burglary/loitering; Jacques Javinski Edwards for battery;
and Jimmy Allan Odom for theft by taking/theft by deception.