Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

Your Community FYI

May 8, 2014

Town Crier: May 9, 2014



Budget Meeting: At the beginning of the regularly scheduled meeting of the Sumter County Board of Education at 7 p.m. today, the Board will discuss the FY 2015 Tentative Budget. During this discussion, the Board may seek input from community stakeholders.  The meeting is open to the public.

This Week


Bike to Work Day: The annual Bike to Work Day is Friday. An energizing station with free snacks and coffee will be set up from 6:30-9 a.m. at the Russell R. Thomas Jr. Public Safety Building for people who ride their bikes to work. At noon Mayor Barry Blount leads the annual Ride with the Mayor followed by a free pizza party at Rylander Park. For more information or to register, contact Mia Anderson at 706-660-5365 or e-mail This event is sponsored by Sumter Cycling, River Valley Regional Commission, the City of Americus, Arnold’s Bike Shop and Café Campesino.

Grand Opening: The AmeriYouth Outreach Mentoring Program hosts its Grand Opening celebration from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday  at the Americus Holiness Deliverance Temple playground and front lawn at 1243 Faith St. There will be food and fun for you and your kids. Come out and enjoy face painting, jumping castles, basketball tournaments, zumba and more! To become a vendor at this event call Kedrick Cox at 938-0081 or Virgilia Edge at 389-8561.

Book Signing: Evangelist Buford Snipes signs he new book, "A Dose of Inspiration," from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Good News Ministry, North Lee Street, Americus.


Train Event: In celebration of National Railroad Day, Saturday, the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, partnering with the Flint River Model Railroad Club and the North American Railcar Operators Association host an event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.,- at the Plains Depot. Exhibits and displays include model trains and full-size working railcars.

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