Stories by Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Ga. cops dump sex offender in nearby county

Athens-Clarke County police drove a 51-year-old sex offender back to neighboring Walton County from where he'd come earlier in the day.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

UGA player calms strip club brawl

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia football player who witnessed a strip club altercation Thursday helped remove the unruly customer.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Naked woman crashes truck in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. -- A woman stole a Madison County man's pickup truck early Tuesday morning and then drove naked into Athens, where she crashed it into two vehicles.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Burned body found in Athens car

ATHENS, Ga. -- A body was found in a burned-out car late Wednesday afternoon at a quarry in eastern Athens-Clarke County.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

UGA athlete accounts hacked

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia police said they are investigating a case in which thieves accessed the bank accounts of UGA athletes to apparently launder fraudulent checks.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Athens cops nab 3 Australian flag molesters

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police said they arrested three men from Australia Tuesday morning after they were found tampering with an American flag
By Joe Johnson

Ga. woman rams estranged husband's car

ATHENS, Ga. -- A 27-year-old woman was arrested Sunday following a road rage incident in which she repeatedly rammed her estranged husband's vehicle.
By Joe Johnson

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Friends, family of slain Athens suspect vow vengeance

ATHENS, Ga. -- Friends and family of a man shot and killed Tuesday during an undercover drug and firearms operation are using social media to threaten violence against police.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Woman wasn't shoplifting when baby fell, police say

ATHENS, Ga. -- A woman was not trying to steal on Wednesday when she dropped her newborn son on his head while grocery shopping at a store, Athens-Clarke County police said.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Shoplifting woman drops baby on head, police say

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police say a 3-week-old boy was critically injured when his mother dropped him on his head as she allegedly shoplifted.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Athens agent shot, suspect killed

ATHENS, Ga. -- A U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent was wounded and a suspect killed Tuesday during a drug investigation.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Gurley falsely accused of bar punch

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia running back Todd Gurley was falsely accused of assaulting a man early Sunday in a downtown Athens bar, Athens-Clarke County police said.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

90-count indictment in Ga. Alzheimer case

A Jackson County grand jury has returned a 90-count indictment alleging widespread abuse at an Athens-area Alzheimer's care facility.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Indicted in Athens brass duck attack

ATHENS, Ga. -- A Clarke County grand jury this week indicted an Athens man who seriously injured another man last year by smashing him in the face with a brass duck.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Drugged Ga. man blamed for chaos

ATHENS, Ga. -- A 53-year-old man driving under the influence of drugs Tuesday night left a trail of destruction from Jackson County to Athens.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, June 19, 2014

UGA student drives away 'booted' Jag

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student was arrested Wednesday for driving away while an Athens Downtown Development Authority employee was placing a boot on his car for unpaid parking fines.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Athens teen with pants on fire charged with torching car

ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke County police Wednesday night arrested a local teen who they say torched a car in east Athens four months ago.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Campus wreck jails UGA employee

A University of Georgia employee was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he wrecked a university-owned vehicle while driving on campus, UGA police said.
By Joe Johnson

Athens mom guilty in newborn's death

ATHENS, Ga. -- A Clarke County jury has convicted an Athens woman who stabbed her son to death soon after giving birth in November 2012.
By Joe Johnson

Monday, May 19, 2014

Update: Arrest made in Athens motel fire

 ATHENS, Ga. -- A 34-year-old man is facing a felony charge in connection with an intentionally-set fire early this morning at a westside motel that killed his girlfriend
By Joe Johnson
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