Stories by Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Con man faces UGA kidnap charge

ATHENS, Ga. - A man who got out of prison last year after swindling $10,000 from an elderly retired University of Georgia professor was arrested again early Tuesday on charges of kidnapping a student.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

UGA rape suspect banned from Clarke County

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student accused of raping another student on campus last month has been banned from all of Athens-Clarke County.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

No indictment for Ga. nurse accused in sex assault

ATHENS, Ga. -- A Clarke County grand jury has declined to indict a nurse who was accused of sexually assaulting a patient who was under anesthesia at an Athens hospital.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Ga. trucker survives 7 gunshot wounds

ATHENS, Ga. -- Even with a gun in his face, Don Davis wouldn't do what the gunman said.
By Joe Johnson

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Ex-Georgia coroner admits gun theft

ATHENS, Ga. -- A former Athens-Clarke County coroner last week pleaded guilty in federal court in connection with the theft of firearms from an Athens gun dealer.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Georgia 'rampage' victim dies

ATHENS, Ga. -- One of the victims of a man's rampage this week in Oglethorpe County has died, while her killer was released from an Athens hospital.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

More charges expected in Georgia rampage

ATHENS, Ga. -- A man who went on a shooting rampage earlier this week near Athens is expected to be charged with murder as one of his victims was declared brain damaged and on life support.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Feticide charge in Athens area shootout

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation filed a feticide charge against a man who shot his pregnant former girlfriend during a rampage Monday in Oglethorpe County in which he rammed an ...
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

3 shot in rampage near Athens

Three people were shot Monday in Oglethorpe County near Athens when a man went on a rampage that started out as a domestic dispute the night before.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Athens men freed from 'slave house'

ATHENS, Ga. -- A man's complaint that Emma Lois Heard was "running a slave house" in west Athens evidently prompted authorities last week to search the home on Landor Drive and rescue four men.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Athens cop faces child sex charge

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens-Clarke County police officer was arrested Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a juvenile several years ago.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, May 8, 2015

Athens sees robbery increase

ATHENS, Ga. -- After a brief respite, possibly related robberies in and around downtown Athens resumed Wednesday morning when a gang of thieves attacked a University of Georgia student and a boy ...
By Joe Johnson

Friday, March 27, 2015

Gun fired in latest Athens holdup try

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police say someone fired a gun Thursday night during an attempted armed robbery west of downtown.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UGA student holdup may be linked to others

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police said they are investigating a holdup as possibly related to five other armed robberies or attempted robberies in the area in recent days.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Athens bandits busy, hold up professor

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police continue to investigate three possibly related hold-ups reported last week near UGA.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, March 20, 2015

5th UGA student dies this year

ATHENS, Ga. -- Not even three full months into the year and the University of Georgia on Thursday registered its fifth student death of 2015.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Athens nurse arrested for sex with patient

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens nurse was arrested and fired after an allegation he had oral sex with a groggy patient in a hospital recovery room.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Student in UGA fraternity gunplay surrenders

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student accused in a weekend shooting incident during an on-campus dispute between two fraternities surrendered to authorities Monday night.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Indictment in UGA terror threat case

ATHENS, Ga. -- A Clarke County grand jury has indicted a University of Georgia student for creating a scare on campus last fall by using social media to threaten mass gun violence.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

UGA student shot, killed

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student was fatally shot Tuesday in what police are calling a drug-related homicide.
By Joe Johnson
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