You still have time to make an
appointment to donate blood at the 10th annual Josh Willis Memorial Blood Drive tomorrow in the Fellowship Hall of 1stBaptistChurch at 221 S. Lee Street. Go online to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code:
PSMC or call 1-800-733-2767 and make an appointment that best suits your busy
Friday schedule. Those with an appointment will get top priority tomorrow but
all walk-ins will be welcomed. The blood drive tomorrow will be held from 8 to
6. Please have a photo ID with you.
All production shifts for the
Tyson Foods, Vienna plant ONLY, are canceled for today February 16th.
Team members need to report to the Vienna plant today between 10 and 4 for further instructions.
Bring your Tyson ID badge with you today. Human Resources Manager Stephanie
Riley made this announcement.
The SumterCounty Board of Commissioners will have their annual retreat this
Saturday morning starting at at BisonValley Lodge at 1085 Tallent Store Road. All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are open to
A Weed Control meeting for all
crops will be held on Monday February 20th at in the Sumter County Ag Center at 127 William Bowen
Pointe. There will be a sponsored meal on Monday so if you will be attending
and have not already done so, call 924-4476 today and make your reservation.
With your attendance, earn 1-hour credit towards your private and/or commercial
pesticide licenses. UGA Specialists will present Monday’s program.
The Walk of Fame Committee of
the City of Americus will hold a meeting on Monday afternoon at in the boardroom of the PublicSafetyBuilding. The meeting is open to the community.
Wednesday February 22nd, the City of Americus will host a Q&A on Transportation in Council Chambers
of the PublicSafetyBuilding downtown. This public meeting is designed to offer answers
to your questions concerning transportation in the City of Americus. If you have questions, call Josh Roth at 924-4411 ext.
An Educational Job Fair hosted
by the Sumter County Schools will take place this Saturday from until at
the ReesParkEconomicDevelopmentCenter on Elm Avenue. This is an opportunity for those about to graduate or if
you’re certified but have been out of the classroom and are looking to get back
to teaching. The system is looking for elementary and secondary education
experience. Learn about the system, meet-and-greet administrators, teachers and
other district personnel during the job fair. For more information on
Saturday’s job fair, call the SCS Human Resources Department at 931-8500.
Wednesday was a quiet day and
night overall for the Americus Police Department. Criminal trespass complaints
were made at 410
and at 1007 MLK Boulevard.
A traffic stop was made on 1stMontgomery and 17-year old Timothy Lewis Robinson Jr. was charged
with operating restrictions for off-road vehicles, no helmet and driving with
no license on person.
A felony theft by shoplifting
occurred at 201 US 19 south at Tractor Supply.
Officers responded to 1
domestic call and 1 miscellaneous call yesterday.
There were 2 accidents in the
City yesterday that had no reported injuries.
SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies started Wednesday off responding to a
downed tree yesterday morning on Highway 30 at the MarionCounty line during the early morning rain and wind. Deputies also
conducted 10 traffic stops yesterday. This morning at approximately , a stop was made on S. Lee Street and Dawson C. Dowdy was arrested for DUI. Deputies also
responded to quite a few alarm activations yesterday in what was a relatively quiet
Housed in the Sumter County
Jail today are: Michael Jerome Bess for DUI/ failure to have license on person/
and a seat belt violation; Dawson Cain Dowdy for DUI-under 21; Justin Blake
Sellers for felony theft by deception and theft by receiving stolen property;
and Caitlyn Mane Tietjen for probation violation.