If you don’t stop
by the Americus Welcome Center by the close of business today you will then
have only Monday November 30th to get an Americus Christmas Parade application and
return it by Monday as well. The annual Americus
Christmas Parade is Thursday December 3rd at through the
streets of downtown Americus.
The offices at the City of Americus
are closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday this week so
your window of opportunity is now even smaller if you want to be a parade
participant this year.
Business Saturday will be observed this year and shoppers all over are being
encouraged to shop your local neighbors this Saturday and help our community.
Last year overall, shoppers spent $14.3 billion at locally-owned stores and
restaurants in Georgia
on Small Business Saturday, an increase of about 2.1 percent from the year
before. Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity for local shopkeepers to
really shine and win customers who’ll continue to support them throughout the
the time of the year that the Americus
Fire and Emergency Services will begin to spray live Christmas trees with fire
retardant. This free service begins on November 26th, Thanksgiving
Day and will continue through December 23rd. You can come by with
your live tree at Fire Station#1 (the PublicSafetyBuilding
at 119 S. Lee Street)
any day for this service to protect you and your family. AFES does this every
year at this time for your protection.
you’ve got family and friends over for Thanksgiving and as the meal is
settling, you wonder what can we all do now? Why not take the family and kids
to Willet Way
Wonderland tomorrow night? Willet Way Wonderland will be all lit up this year
once again and it all starts tomorrow night. It will begin around dark-thirty
and there’s a REAL
good chance that you can see Santa tomorrow night and have pictures made with
him and your family. Make a family tradition and come see the lights and Santa
starting tomorrow night at Willet Way
The City Manager
has narrowed the field of candidates for the position of Americus Police Chief
down to two candidates. The candidates are Woodrow W. Blue Jr. and John Powell.
Woodrow W. Blue Jr. currently serves as Chief of Police in Donalsonville as
well as other sites in Georgia.
John Powell, a former FBI Special Agent is currently a Law Enforcement, Public
Safety and Security Consultant. Remember you can hear from and ask questions of
these two candidates at a Public Forum on Monday November 30th from in Council
Chambers of the PublicSafetyBuilding.
From Tuesday’s Americus
Police incident reports, after an accident investigation was conducted on N.
Lee Street, Asha Nicole Jones was charged with following too closely, driving
without a license on person and obstruction.
A theft took place
at 1206 Crawford Street.
After a hit-n-run
investigation on E. Forsyth Street,
Kathleen Elisabeth Hanks was arrested for DUI-Refusal and obstruction.
A reckless conduct
incident occurred at 302 E. Furlow
Officers went to 1605
E. Lamar Street last night and
made several arrests. 17-year old Oscar Lee Smith was charged with reckless
conduct and obstruction. 3 juveniles were each charged with reckless conduct,
obstruction and unruly juvenile.
trespass complaint was made at 702-E
Responding to a
domestic situation at
this morning at 39-A Reddick Drive,
Reginald T. Harris was arrested for simple battery (DVA),
obstruction, giving a false ID to a law enforcement officer and for 2
outstanding warrants. Once at booking it was found he had 5 more outstanding
warrants against him. He was taken to the LEC.
complaint was filed at
this morning from 2013 Rose Avenue.
Officers had 3
total domestic calls, 1 miscellaneous call and worked 6 accidents in the City
with no reported injuries.
Sheriff’s Deputies worked a total of 24 incidents on Tuesday. 6 traffic stops
were conducted. A stop on US 49 north led to a citation for failure to obey a
stop sign for Alicia M. Bassett. Following a stop on W.
Church Street, Cynthia L. Williford
was cited for failure to obey signs or control devices. On Highway 30 west,
Shanterria M. Prince was issued a speeding ticket. Warnings were also issued in
the other traffic cases.
complaints were made on the Tallent
Store Road, 594
District Line Road and at 345
Highway 195. A bad child complaint was made at 110 US 19 north. A domestic
disturbance was answered at 134
Housed in the
Sumter County Jail today are: Reginald Tavilous Harris for obstruction/
shoplifting/ simple battery (DVA)/
giving a false ID to law enforcement officers/ and 2-counts of probation
violation; Michael Pless for civil contempt of child support; Oscar Lee Smith
for obstruction and reckless conduct; Stephen Kyle Studdard for speeding/
possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony/ possession of a
controlled substance/ expired or no registration/ no proof of insurance/ and
southwestern probation; and Kristen W. Welch-back for Court.
In observance of
the Thanksgiving holidays, the offices of the LEC and Courthouse will be closed
on Thursday and Friday. The next Sheriff’s incident reports we get on Local
News will come on Monday November 30th.