“Local News”

Monday September 26th, 2022


We will all be watching the weather later this week. The remnants of what will be Hurricane Ian will be arriving probably Thursday and Friday but to what extent is to be determined. Depending on what track Ian will take through Florida will determine what happens in Georgia later this week. What WILL help Georgia is something already in place and that’s drier air. Actually, we will have another weather system moving this way that will help possibly weaken Ian even further. This approaching weather front will actually drop the daytime highs and nighttime lows after today. We have a high near 90 today but only around 80 Tuesday. The lows tonight will drop into the upper 50s. Wednesday and Thursday will be in the 70s with lows in the mid-50s and then we will see what Ian will do. As of today, Friday could easily be a wet and raw day with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s and lows around 60. By the upcoming weekend, Ian should be well away from Georgia but the feeder bands will still keep rain chances around for Saturday but sunshine will return by Sunday. The weather will be a little different each day this week until Ian gets a little closer later this week.


We are not anticipating any severe weather from any weather system later this week but this is a good time to remind you of CodeRed once again. CodeRed is an alert system that can keep you informed of any potential severe weather via phone call, email or text. Sign-up is easy to do. Log onto www.sumtercountyga.us and follow the simple steps. You can also text AlertSumter to 99411 to receive a direct link to the enrollment form on your mobile device. CodeRed can also send out alerts for other things such as any water problems, street closures and more. If you haven’t done so already, sign up now for CodeRed and stay informed!



American Legion John D. Mathis Post 2 meets every fourth Monday at 6:30 in the Marshall Student Center at Georgia Southwestern State University. All veterans are welcome to attend.


It’s not that big a deal if you don’t play but Lotto Fever may be making another comeback, not like the billion dollar amount Mega-Millions had during the summer but both Mega-Millions and Powerball continue to roll over. As of today, the jackpot for Mega-Millions is $325 million and Powerball is $285 million. If you play, please play responsibly!


Americus Police had a busy weekend—nothing major just busy. Shoplifting complaints were made at 1700 E. Lamar Street and at 1101 Crawford Street.


Damage to property was reported at 1711 E. Lamar Street.


Officers checked out suspicious incidents over the weekend at 1004 S. MLK Boulevard and 811 Douglas Circle.


A case of harassment was reported for investigation.


Freddie Burton was arrested for disorderly conduct at a domestic situation at 506-A Bessie Mays Circle.


2nd degree criminal damage to property occurred on Waitsman Drive.


Answering a domestic call to 605-F Eastview Circle, Nyshekia L. Berry and Tanesseya M. Jernigan were arrested for disorderly conduct.


Harassing communications were reported for further investigation.


A child molestation case investigation is now underway.


Officers responded to a medical call and discovered a deceased person at 2004 Roney Street.


Shots reportedly fired in the Cherokee Street area were checked out.


A civil complaint concerning Country Club Drive property occurred over the weekend.


James E. Edden was arrested and charged with criminal trespass at 12:47 Sunday morning at 898 Railroad Street.


Criminal trespass complaints were made at 911 Post Way at 1:17 Sunday morning and later at 120-A Bozeman Circle.


A burglary at 5:19 Sunday morning at 1536 E. Forsyth Street is being investigated.


Torrey R. Harris was arrested at 126 W. Hill Street Sunday afternoon and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony.


Corero H. Riley was arrested at 102 Palm Court for permitting unlawful operation of a vehicle.


Officers responded to 6 total domestic-related and 2 miscellaneous weekend calls.


There were 9 accidents since Friday that kept officers busy. Joseph White was arrested following an accident on Park Row at Lafayette and charged with driving with a suspended license; failure to signal; and hit-n’-run.




Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted 8 weekend traffic stops and issued citations and warnings to the drivers. Deputies responded to a fight at 903 SGT Parkway. A warrant was served at 1500 Highway 308. 1 prisoner transport was made. Thefts took place from the Thrasher Road-Yankee Road area and a felony theft occurred at 1460 Hooks Mill Road. Deputies assisted with a car crash with another agency. A civil complaint was heard at 144 Greystone Drive. Suspicious persons were spotted at 244 McMath Mill Road and at 596 Highway 45S. Deputies answered 1 domestic-related call. Shots reportedly fired in the Tallent Store Road area were checked out. There was a deer-related accident worked by Deputies over the weekend.


In the Sumter County Jail: Torrey Remond Harris for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony; Travis Sentrell Hutchins for shoplifting; Demetree Denzel Robinson for failure to appear; Kenneth Eugene Robinson for felony failure to appear; and Kadarius Marquise Washington for probation violation. 8 were released from jail since Friday after posting bond.


Everyone is invited to the SCS 2022 Teacher of the Year announcement this Thursday September 29th at 5pm in the SCHS Auditorium. The TOTY candidates are Melissa Oliver-SCPS; Tarsha Carter-SCES; Danielle Ford-SCIS; Kristina Aldridge-SCMS; and David Ndaayezwi-SCHS.