Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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February 29, 2012

Town Crier: March 1, 2012

AMERICUS — Americus


Revised Hours: The Americus Police Department has revised its hours of operation for the front lobby in an effort to accommodate  late afternoon commuters and workers. Effective Monday, March 5, hours of operation will be 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. This will allow citizens who work during the day an opportunity to take care of any pending business they have at the police department such as obtaining incident reports or picking up and dropping off criminal histories.

Head Start Registration: Sumter County Head Start/Early Head Start are accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year. Must have birth certificate, proof of income and Medicard card (if applicable) to register. There is also a prenatal program for mothers in their first trimester. For more information call 924-7666.

General Meeting: Junior Service League General Meeting is at 7 p.m. March 1 at Americus First United Methodist Church, Lee Street.


Yard Sale: The Americus-Sumter High Singers are collecting items for their March 3 Yard Sale. Donate your unwanted items to their biggest fundraiser of the year. Pick-up at your home is available. Contact Director Brad Bunce 400-3777 or

Free Computer Classes: Lake Blackshear Regional Library offers Personal Computer Maintenance & Security at 11 a.m. March 3, Microsoft Excel for Beginners at 11 a.m. March 10, Intermediate Microsoft Excel at 11 a.m. March 17, Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint at 11 a.m. March 24 and Personal Computer Basics at 11 a.m. March 31. Each class lasts an hour. Free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Stop by the library at 307 E. Lamar St. in Americus, call 924-8091 or visit for more information.

Neighborhood Watch: The second Neighborhood Watch meeting for District 1 is at 6 p.m. Monday at the Americus Police Department, 119 S. Lee St. For more information call 924-3677 or 815-4126.

IDA Meeting: The Americus-Sumter County Industrial Development Authority meets at 4 p.m. March 6 at the Rees Park Economic Development Center, 409 Elm Ave., second-floor conference room. The meeting is open to the public.

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