The SumterCounty Board of
Education meets this evening for a Retreat session at in the boardroom of the SCSAdministrationBuilding. At least 2
topics of discussion will be heard and both deal with the Required Actions from
SACS. One major topic will be the redistricting portion of the Required Actions
that the BOE voted last month to go with 9 districts although that was not what
Federal Judge Louis Sands had declared when he dismissed the case on October 28th.
Judge Sands said the system would be the 5 plus 2 plan that was signed into law
by Governor Nathan Deal. This was the night this topic was mentioned there
would be further discussion when the vote was taken several weeks ago. The
community is encouraged to be in attendance tonight at 6.
is the time of the year that we get a chance to help our friends and neighbors
in need especially during the holiday season. This Friday December 6th,
the Boys and Girls Club of Americus/Sumter County will have a fundraising
Chicken-Q selling plates for $6. Plates can be picked up from 11-2 in the old Harveyís parking
lot on S. Lee Street or they can
be delivered if large numbers are purchased. Call Deloris 886-8130; Jeanie
942-5167; or Susan 942-6618 for tickets.
December 8th, you can drop off a new, unwrapped toy by Post 10 of
the GeorgiaState Patrol at
113 William Bowen Pointe off US 19 south. The GSP and the Marine Corps Reserve
are teaming up for the Toys for Tots campaign. Drop off toys Monday through Friday
at the Post from 8 to 4. Several businesses have Toys for Tots collection boxes
on site if you would like to donate there. Make a childís Christmas a memorable
one by helping the Toys for Tots this year.
now and December 20th, stop by Sunbelt Ford in Americus and help
fill up the back of a truck with canned goods for a community food drive. All canned
food donations are welcomed. After youíve donated, enter your name into a
drawing for a chance to win a $200 Wal-Mart gift card. That drawing will be on
December 20th. Sunbelt Ford and
WISK/WDEC are teaming up for this community food drive. Be sure and listen on
the radio to see if you are the lucky winner of that gift card!
follow the weather at all you know weíre about to warm up, unseasonably warm
too! Highs on Thursday and Friday may well reach 80-degrees. There is a chance
of rain scattered about each Day this week and that includes Thursday. This Thursday
night is the annual Americus Christmas
Parade that will start at through
downtown Americus. The weather
forecast has rain scattered about the area Thursday afternoon but gone by
parade time. It has not rained on the Americus Christmas
Parade in years and letís hope that will be the case again this year. Get downtown
early and grab a good spot and plan on watching one of the biggest Christmas
parades in years.
For a Monday,
Americus Police were
rather busy coming off the long holiday weekend. Criminal trespass complaints
were made at 1325 E. Lamar Street and at this morning at 408
case is under further investigation.
old Reginald Mitchell Jr. was arrested at 1702 MLK Boulevard for an
outstanding warrant and possession of marijuana-less than an ounce.
were reported at 207 Willet Way and at this morning at 1698 E.
Lamar Street where a paper box was taken.
Williams and Jamie Wilborn were arrested for disorderly conduct at 107
by snatching at 1410 Mayo Street in being
incident occurred at 107 Prince Street at Harveyís.
quite a few miscellaneous calls answered by officers yesterday.
Officers worked 5 accidents in the City with no
this holiday season by letting the Americus Fire and Emergency Services spray
your live Christmas trees with a fire retardant absolutely free of charge. Drop
by Fire Station#1 on S. Lee Street any day
between now and December 23rd for this free service and protect you and your