is the night for the Community Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Sumter Area Ministerial Association. Tonight’s
free event starts at 7 at the Rylander Theater. A freewill love offering will be
taken up for support of the Community Services Ministry. A Community Choir will
be singing during the service. Harvest of Hope Food Pantry will have a truck
parked out front collecting non-perishable food items to help those in our
community. Everyone in the community is invited to join together tonight.
The deadline to get your Americus Christmas Parade application back in with
the appropriate fees is Tuesday December 2nd. Last minute
applications can be picked up at the WelcomeCenter at the MunicipalBuilding this week until Wednesday and on Monday
and Tuesday next week, as long as the application is returned by next Tuesday.
The annual Americus Christmas Parade will be Thursday December
4th at throughout
The Mayor and City Council have
rescheduled the budget work session from yesterday to this Monday December 1st
at on the 3rd floor of the MunicipalBuilding. The meeting is open for the public to attend.
While Black Friday shopping takes center
stage this time of the year, don’t forget about Small Business Saturday! Holiday shoppers can make a big difference in
their communities by shopping at small businesses on Saturday after
Thanksgiving. If you’re looking for something unique and want to show support
for your friends and neighbors, then you need to support Small Business
Saturday. Last year statewide, shoppers spent $5.7 billion at locally-owned
shops and restaurants on Small Business Saturday, a 3.6% increase over 2012’s
event. Remember to shop at home and help our local economy.
Thanksgiving Day is looking good but it will be a rather raw day today before
we get there. Our high today was 59 which occurred right at 6 this morning.
Expect the temperatures to hold steady this morning and then fall through the afternoon.
The bulk of the heavy rain will be more towards the east but we can expect
light rain and drizzle with winds and you have yourself the makings of a damp,
cool day. The rain chances will diminish by early Wednesday morning and
sunshine will return by tomorrow afternoon. The highs on Thanksgiving Day will
be in the 50s and lows in the 30s.
It was a rather routine Monday for
the Americus Police Department. A burglary was investigated at 111 Matthews Drive at Caravelle Boats.
A theft took place at 229 Taylor Street.
An armed robbery that occurred in the
area is under further investigation.
A shoplifting incident was reported
at 1408 E.
Forsyth Street at Dollar General in the PerlisPlaza.
An auto was entered at 200 S. Lee Street.
A counterfeit bill was turned over to
officers at 1201
2-counts of criminal trespass were
reported at this
morning. Signs at 715 and 915 N. Lee Street had been spray painted and damaged.
There was 1 domestic-related call
answered by officers yesterday.
Officers worked no accidents in the
Here’s a few tips if you’ll be out
shopping early on Black Friday: Lock and secure your vehicle at all times; park
in well-lit areas; never carry too many purchases at one time and have your hands
tied; place your purchases in the trunk or in your floorboard; be mindful of
who may be watching when you pay, especially if paying with cash; if at all
possible, shop with someone—there is safety in numbers. One big tip is just use
common sense and make your holiday shopping fun instead of drama.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies worked a total of 25 incidents on Monday. Counterfeit
money was reported. A civil complaint was made. Deputies went to a suspicious
vehicle complaint on Tom Summers Road at Sam Bradley Road. A stabbing incident at 136 Foster Street is under further investigation. Deputies went
to a bad child complaint at 1529 Hooks Mill Road. Deputies conducted 2 traffic stops
yesterday and made 1 arrest. At this morning a traffic stop was conducted on Lamar Street near Prince resulting in the arrest of
Roderick D. Johnson for possession of marijuana. 1 accident involving a deer
was worked by Deputies yesterday.
Housed in the SumterCountyJail: Roderick Dantrell Johnson for possession of marijuana; Brian Keith
Kitchens for probation violation; and Reuben John McCary for 1st degree