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Thursday September 22nd, 2022



Summer is holding on and refusing to make way for fall which technically arrives at 9:04 this evening. Today many could see highs in the mid-to-upper 90s that is still above average for this time of year. Lots of sunshine today and it will be breezy throughout the day, night and even tomorrow as there is a front heading our way that will drop the humidity and the temperature. There is a slight chance for a stray shower ahead of the front but not likely. The high for Friday is almost 15-degrees COOLER than what today’s high will be. Sunshine, breezy, less humid AND cooler tomorrow is forecast with a high of 82! And by Saturday morning, look for mid-50s as you wake up making for a delightful Saturday. Sunday will be near 90 and there is another slight chance of a shower as yet another front heads our way and brings a better chance of rain by this time next week. To recap, very hot today but cooler, breezy and less humid on Friday and a nice weekend is ahead.


The 33rd Taste of Sumter is tonight from 6-9pm on Jackson Street between Forsyth and Lamar Streets. Jackson Street between Lamar and Forsyth will be closed to traffic this morning as set-up begins for the Taste of Sumter this evening. Come downtown and sample some of the best food found in Sumter County and be entertained with live music.


In addition to food and entertainment at the Taste of Sumter tonight, the Sumter County Board of Elections and Voter Registration will have a booth that you will be able to check your voter status and if need be, get registered to vote. If you know you need to register to vote so you can vote in November, come downtown for the Taste of Sumter and stop by the Board of Elections and Voter Registration and get registered to vote in Georgia’s elections.


The House Study Committee on State and Local Law Enforcement Salaries will meet at 10 this morning in the John Pope Technology Center on the SGTC campus. The committee will examine how law enforcement salaries in Georgia compare to other states in an effort to help retain and recruit LEOs across the state. The study committee, chaired by State Representative Mike Cheokas will conclude its work by December 31st ahead of the 2023 legislative session.


The monthly meeting of the Mayor and Americus City Council is at 6 this evening in Council Chambers of the Public Safety Building. The meeting is open for the community to attend. Go to the City of Americus website and get the information to call in and listen to tonight’s meeting.


Americus Police report a rather quiet day for dayshift but nightshift was very active last night and early this morning. Investigation is underway into ID theft.


Cornel V. Styles was arrested last evening for an outstanding warrant at 1711 E. Lamar Street.


Responding to a disturbance at 318 Poplar Street, Karlan D. Styles was arrested for obstruction.


At 12:32 this morning, a traffic stop was conducted on Hudson at E. Lamar that resulted in the arrest of Gerardo Nino-Castro for an outstanding warrant.


Following a traffic stop after 2 this morning on S. MLK at Magnolia, Jessica M. Peters was arrested for driving with a suspended license and for violation of the Hands Free Law.


After a traffic stop at 4:17 this morning on W. Forsyth Street, Cory J. Spivey was arrested for driving with a suspended license and for a seatbelt violation.


Officers responded to a shoplifting incident at 4:54 this morning at 1101 Crawford Street.


Officers did answer 1 miscellaneous call yesterday.


There were 2 accidents worked by APD on Wednesday that had no reported injuries.




From Wednesday’s Sumter County Sheriff’s Office reports, Deputies made one traffic stop on the District Line Road and charged DeMarrion T. Jones with speeding. 2 domestic-related calls were answered yesterday. 4 prisoner transports were made. Investigation is underway into a computer child exploitation case. An unruly juvenile complaint was filed at 908 Ridge Street. Deputies assisted on a fire call yesterday. A theft took place from 3014 Roney Street. A suspicious person was spotted in the area of 110 US 280W last evening. Deputies worked 2 accidents yesterday with 1 being deer-related.


In the Sumter County Jail today: Jakeem Rashard Carter for armed robbery/ aggravated assault/ and battery; Javonta Rashad Edge for felony probation violation; cornel Valmore Styles—holding for Gwinnett County SO; Karlon Dewayne Styles for obstruction and probation violation; and Antavious Leonte Wafford for felony probation violation. 2 were back in jail for sentencing. 2 were released from jail after bonding out. 1 was released from jail to another agency.