Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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May 22, 2014

Town Crier: May 23, 2014

AMERICUS — Americus

City and County Offices Closed: The offices of the City of Americus and the Sumter County Courthouse will close in observance of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 26,  and reopen for business on Tuesday, May 27.

Introductory Meeting: New Horizons Habitat for Humanity has an introductory meeting for all those interested in applying for their homeownership program from 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 27 in the Clarence Jordan Center Auditorium at the corner of Church and Habitat streets. People who apply must be in need of a house due to living in substandard conditions, must be willing to put in sweat equity hours in the building of the home, and must be willing to make payments on an interest-free mortgage. For information call the New Horizons Habitat for Humanity office at 928-9577.

Free Seminar: Free educational weight loss surgery seminar starts at 6:30 p.m. May 29 at the Wellness & Education Center Classroom on the campus of Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. Fellowship trained bariatric surgeons Sean Sheff, M.D. and Jeremy Joyner, M.D. will address a variety of significant and sustained weight loss options. For nformation, contact Misty Willis at 931-1152 or

Authority Meetings: The Americus-Sumter County Industrial Development Authority meets at 4 p.m. June 3, followed by the Americus-Sumter County Payroll Development Authority at the Rees Park Economic Development Center, 409 Elm Ave. in in the conference room on the second floor. Both meetings are open to the public.


Servsafe® Training:  Servsafe® Training for Food Service Managers is June 23-24. Pre-registration is required by June 6. Cost is $140. Call 924-4476 for information or stop by the Sumter County Extension Office.


Family Reunion: Plans are currently being made for a family reunion for the Johnson, Tyner and Gary families July 18-20, 2014 in Atlanta. For more information, call Marcus Johnson at 229-942-5102 or Arthur Johnson at 229-894-2518.

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