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Safe Use of Tree Stands Means a Better Hunting Experience

October 20, 2014, Posted In: Lifestyle
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Tree stand use is popular with hunters during deer season.   However, with falls or other incidents accounting for almost half of all hunting incidents, improper or unsafe use of a tree stand can cause you to become a hunting incident statistic.  So, be smart and be safe when using a tree stand. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division suggests that hunters should note that not every tree stand is the same and that they should be familiar with their particular model’s features. Following are recommended safety tips: When using a non-climbing portable or ladder stand, hunters should…

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51st Annual Georgia Peanut Festival Events Kick Off Tomorrow

October 16, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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51st Annual Georgia Peanut Festival Events Kick Off Tomorrow

The 51st Annual Peanut Festival kicks off tomorrow with some amazing events! October 17th 8:00am - Peanut Festival Golf Tournament – Pineknoll Country Club 6:30pm - Peanut Festival Gospel Sing – Unity Baptist Church Featuring: Southern Majesty, Mercy’s Bridge and By His Grace October 18th 7:00am - Registration & Line-up for 5K Run – Unity…

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October is National Arts & Humanities Month

October 16, 2014, Posted In: Lifestyle
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October, which is National Arts & Humanities Month, serves as an excellent reminder of the benefits the arts can bring to communities and individuals. Here are a few ways you can celebrate: • Attend a concert: Whether it’s a jazzy night club, a local rock concert or a symphony orchestra, there’s no substitute for live…

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Farm and Highway Safety Officials Urge Farmers and Motorists to be Cautious During Harvest Season

October 15, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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GOHS, Agriculture Department partner to encourage drivers to watch for slow-moving vehicle sign It’s harvest season in Georgia and more farm equipment will be heading out across the state as…

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Blood Donation Opportunities

October 15, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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American Red Cross encourages donors to make a blood donation before the holiday season Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a point…

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Softball Falls in Region Tournament

October 15, 2014, Posted In: Sports
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The Worth County softball team’s season came to an abrupt end last Wednesday in Albany as the Lady Rams were eliminated from the region tournament after their third game. After…

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Farm Bureau Collecting Donations for Hungry

October 15, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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Many Georgians are still struggling to provide food for their families. Worth County Farm Bureau understands the significance of helping our neighbors, which is why we are participating in Georgia…

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Be Smart – Be Seen, Wait in a Safe Place!

October 15, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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School Bus Safety Week reminds students, parents and motorists of their important role in school bus safety. Georgia celebrates National School Bus Safety Week on October 20-24, 2014 and Georgia…

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Local Arrest Reports

October 15, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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The following reports were compiled by the Sylvester Police Department for the month of September: Michael Glover, 47, of Sylvester was charged with driving license is suspended or revoked. Latressa…

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SPD Sgt. Honored for Going Above and Beyond

October 15, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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SPD Sgt. Honored for Going Above and Beyond

Last Tuesday evening, Sylvester Police Sergeant Jason Shiver was honored with an unexpected but much deserved award by Ruth’s Cottage in Tifton. Shiver along with Chief Wayne Jennings and two…

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Extraordinary Nurses Recognized at Phoebe Putney Health System

October 14, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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ALBANY, Ga. – Nurses at hospitals across the Phoebe Putney Health System are being honored with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s…

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Gearing Up for the Festivities

October 9, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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Gearing Up for the Festivities

The City of Sylvester and Downtown Enhancement were gearing up today for this weekend’s 4th Annual 100 Mile Peanut Pickin’ Yard Sale. It is expected to be the largest one…

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