rainy start to the day may bode well for the annual Americus Christmas Parade tonight. The rains that
were anticipated for the afternoon actually arrived early this morning and were
expected to fizzle out as the day went on. Just before 6am this morning, here
at our Highway 30 studios we had recorded an inch of rain and the rain was
coming down pretty good at that time of the day. The rain chances by tonight
are now less than 20% and thatís a good thing for the parade. The Americus Christmas Parade will start at 7 this
evening through the streets of downtown Americus.
On the subject of rain, it appears that our area is about to see a
stretch of rainy weather. The extended weather forecast for the weekend and
next week has about a 40% chance of rain on Saturday and returning on Monday and
Tuesday. Wednesday next week is expected to be the best day of the week as rain
returns for Thursday into the following weekend. Temperatures will be returning
to more normal highs and lows next week. Again thatís as of today and we all
know how the weather in South Georgia can change at a momentís notice.
SumterCounty Board of Commissioners has changed the
date of their work session for the month of December. The work session was
scheduled for Tuesday December 10th but has now been changed to Monday
December 9th. The work session now on Monday will start at at the SumterCounty Courthouse in the Commissioners Room. All
meetings of the SumterCounty Board of Commissioners are open for the
public to attend.
SumterCounty Board of Education holds their work
session on Monday December 9th and will begin at in the boardroom of the SCSAdministrationBuilding. Further discussion of the redistricting
options will be on the work session agenda. The Board attorney will be present
to answer questions that the Board has concerning the 5 plus 2 plan that is a
state law. The community is invited to attend as well.
The GHSA Class A semi-final will be hosted
by the MarionCounty Eagles tomorrow night at Eagle Field. The
opponent will be region foe Hawkinsville. The Red Devils are the only team to
beat the Eagles this year and a revenge win would send MarionCounty to the Georgia Dome on December 14th
to play for a state championship. But first, MarionCounty must beat Hawkinsville to advance. Kick-off
tomorrow night is at . The game is the only football playoff in
the area so a good crowd is anticipated.
The GeorgiaState Patrol and the Marine Corps Reserves have
teamed up for the Toys for Tots campaign again this year. Through December 8th,
you can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the GSP Post at 113 William Bowen
Pointe just off US 19 south. Many businesses around the county also have
collection bins for the Toys for Tots campaign as well. The Toys for Tots is a
very worthy program that can and does make Christmas memorable for a needy
child who might otherwise be forgotten.
fairly quiet on Wednesday in the City of Americus according to the Americus Police incident reports. There were quite
a few criminal trespass complaints that were the majority of the calls answered
yesterday and last night. Criminal trespasses were reported at 101 Clara Drive, 167 Hosanna Circle, apartment F3730 MLK Boulevard and at 105 Jones Lane.
occurred at 436 Mayo Street.
a traffic stop was conducted on E. Lamar Street, Tyshekia Welborn was arrested for
driving without a license.
were investigated at 704 Park Row and 150 Starlight Circle.
attempt of burglary was made at 121 Hosanna Circle at this morning.
were several domestic-related and miscellaneous calls answered by officers
one accident was reported and that was a car-deer collision on Felder Street at Wildwood Circle.
can get your live Christmas tree sprayed with a fire retardant any day at Fire
Station#1 on S. Lee Street at the PublicSafetyBuilding. This is a free service offered by the Americus Fire and Emergency Services until