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Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

Naked baby found wandering downtown Athens

ATHENS, Ga. -- A 1-year-old boy was found walking naked on a road in west Athens after a baby-sitter abandoned him and his infant twin sisters on New Year's Eve.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

Kidnap suspect had bombs, cops say

Police in north Georgia say they found pipe bombs in the home of a Madison County man who was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and torturing a woman.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

Man charged with murder, feticide

JEFFERSON, Ga. - A 34-year-old man is facing murder and feticide charges in connection with last week's deaths of his teenage girlfriend and her unborn child.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

Ex-UGA worker faces child sex charges

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities on Tuesday charged a former University of Georgia employee with numerous counts of exploitation of a child.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

UGA student death still mystery

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities continued to investigate Wednesday the circumstances that led to the death of a University of Georgia student whose body was found the day before in a west Athens creek.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013

UGA student found dead

ATHENS, Ga. - Authorities on Tuesday found the body of a University of Georgia student reported missing earlier in the day by her boyfriend. Rebecca Elaine Greene, 22, was found in a creek.
By Joe Johnson

Athens man says penis bitten during fight

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke County police said they arrested a woman and her father Monday following an altercation in which the woman allegedly bit her boyfriend's penis.
By Joe Johnson

Holdups hitting UGA students

ATHENS, Ga. -- During a nine-day period of November, eight University of Georgia students fell victim to robberies.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Augusta man charged in Oconee County kidnapping

An Augusta man was arrested at the site of a kidnapping ransom drop.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

Athens cops charge man in buttocks biting

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens Clarke police arrested a 23-year-old man early Thursday morning after he allegedly bit a woman's buttocks in a downtown Athens bar.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Grovetown man accused of ramming Athens police car

ATHENS, Ga. — After getting kicked off the Baxter Street Campus of St. Mary’s Hospital, a Grovetown man seemed to intentionally crash his truck into an Athens-Clarke police cruiser.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Opponent once attacked by Uga now heads to prison

ATHENS, Ga. -- Robert Baker, the Auburn football player who gained notoriety by being attacked by UGA the mascot, is going to prison on drug charges.
By Joe Johnson

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013

Yoga helping Athens inmates

ATHENS, Ga. -- A small group of female inmates meets each week to bend, stretch and breathe away tension and anxiety during a yoga class led by a certified instructor.
By Joe Johnson

Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

Athens gameday arrests rise

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities this weekend made dozens of arrests surrounding Saturday's showdown between the University of Georgia and University of South Carolina football teams.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013

Athens police say kids took drunk mom's keys

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police arrested a Madison County woman Monday night after her children took her keys to prevent her from driving while drunk.
By Joe Johnson

Aiken cop helps capture Southeast 'cat burglar' suspect

An Aiken detective's curiosity has helped with the arrest of a notorious cat burglar suspect believed involved in silver thefts across the Southeast.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013

Last of students surrenders in fake ID case

ATHENS, Ga. -- The last of the 21 students indicted as part of an alleged fake ID manufacturing and distribution ring surrendered this week to authorities.
By Joe Johnson

Friday, Aug 9, 2013

Martinez man faces assault, animal charges

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police arrested a Martinez man Thursday on an accusation of assaulting his girlfriend with a knife at her Athens apartment and throwing her kitten against a wall.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013

20 students from UGA, other schools, indicted

ATHENS, Ga. -- A Clarke County grand jury this week indicted 20 students in connection with a sophisticated counterfeiting ring that spread hundreds of fake IDs throughout the University of ...
By Joe Johnson

Monday, July 8, 2013

UGA student sues over Facebook bikini photo

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student filed a $2 million lawsuit against an official at her former high school and the Fayette County School District for using a photograph of her in a ...
By Joe Johnson
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Stormwater fee to fund Columbia County repairs

Columbia County is set to invest an additional $600,000 in its aging stormwater system next year, with the hope that more money and manpower will result in half as many repair orders and fewer ...
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