It’s the first day of fall so
naturally let’s talk Christmas Trees! The City of Americus will have the 2nd annual Parade
of Trees again this year in RylanderPark. The Parade of Trees is to remember family
loved ones and honor military men and women serving our nation who are unable
to be home this Christmas. The City will supply the 6-ft. tree and lights and
there are several options to decorate your tree. For information and questions
call 928-6059 or by email to email@example.com.
All proceeds go towards purchasing additional Christmas trees for the 2015
Parade of Trees and additional decorations.
Since we’re talking Christmas trees
that means it’s not too far off in the near future to mention the Americus
Christmas Parade. The parade this year will be on Thursday December 4th.
Parade entry forms are now available. For more information on the annual Americus Christmas Parade call 928-6059.
27th annual Taste of Sumter
is this Thursday night September 25th from to on Jackson
in downtown Americus. Admission is $5 which includes $3 in
tokens. Entertainment will be provided by Brandon Wheeler. The annual event is
a great night for the whole family.
Tonight SCS Superintendent Donnie Smith will meet the
public face-to-face and answer any questions you have about the school system.
This important community meeting will be held at 6 this evening at Sumter Elementary on the Bumphead Road. Those attending tonight will have the
opportunity to tour updated facilities and interact with the Superintendent.
All community members are encouraged to attend.
Also tonight, Sara Cobb Elementary will
host a Math and Science Family Fun Night at the school. All parents and
guardians are invited to attend between 6 and .
This Thursday night at in Thomasville, the weather-shortened game back on
September 12th between Americus-Sumter and ThomasCounty Central will resume with the 3rd quarter kick-off.
Admission to the game this Thursday is free.
For once that 60% chance of rain turned out
to be that and more yesterday. The rains started around and rained hard for about an hour before a
steady light rain stayed around till after 5 yesterday afternoon. Here at our
Highway 30 west studios we recorded 1.3 inches of rain. There were severe
thunderstorm warnings issued with the passing of that weather system and there
were reports of spotty power outages towards the LakeBlackshear area. The next chance of rain comes late Saturday and more likely on
Sunday. It will feel more like fall today and especially overnight with breezy
conditions adding to our cooler conditions.
Americus Police had an overall quiet Monday. A
burglary was investigated at 933 N. Jackson Street.
15 people, ranging from 17 to 20
years of age, were arrested and charged with loitering at 1711 E. Lamar Street last night.
An obstruction case is under
investigation from a stolen vehicle complaint last night. About the same time,
an attempted traffic stop was being conducted on Bozeman Circle but the driver never stopped and tried to
out maneuver the officer but lost control and crashed into 144-B Pecan Terrace.
The driver then bailed and ran from the officer. The vehicle was still running
and in gear so the officer placed the car in park, turned off the engine and
turned the accident scene over to the Georgia State Patrol. It was the same
time of the brief chase that the stolen vehicle complaint was made and the
party filing the complaint then changed her story and told the Lieutenant that
she was just covering for a friend who was being chased by police. These 2
cases are intertwined and remain under investigation.
The weather seemed to be a big
deterrent to crime yesterday as only 23 total incidents were reported by the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Office. One was a weather-related call to 110 2nd Street at LakeBlackshear where trees blocked the road during a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Trees
also fell on several residences but there were no injuries. An unruly juvenile
complaint was made at Sumter
Elementary on the Bumphead Road. A criminal damage to property in the 1st degree occurred
at 456-K Arch Helms
damage to property complaint was made at 1162 Salters Mill Road. Deputies conducted 2 traffic stops. A structure
fire on US 19 south at 280 west needed traffic control last night. There was 1
accident yesterday, 1 suspicious person and 1 suspicious vehicle complaint
filed. 1 domestic-related call was answered.
Currently housed in the SumterCounty Jail are: Michael Wayne Ellis for aggravated stalking; Willie James
Hill for child support/failure to appear (felony); David Sherod King for
southwestern probation/theft by taking/loitering; Carlton Monson-holding for Cordele; and Quinton
Rashad Roberts for 1st degree forgery.