Stories by Todd DeFeo

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Fishermen dodge two of three bullets fired at boat

GREENSBORO, Ga. - Two men competing in a bass tournament Saturday on the Oconee River got a rude surprise when a man on the bank shot one of them, apparently trying to warn them away from his own ...
By Todd DeFeo

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother charged in prom party death

AUBURN, Ga. - The mother of a high school student who threw an after-prom party where an 18-year-old Winder-Barrow High School senior died faces criminal charges in connection with the death, ...
By Todd DeFeo

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

18-year-old dies at after-prom party

WINDER, Ga. - Police aren't sure whether alcohol, a fight or something else caused an 18-year-old high school honors student to die Sunday during an after-prom party.
By Todd DeFeo

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Roadblocks miss concertgoers

ARCADE, Ga. - Southern rock fans trekking to Athens to party with homegrown Widespread Panic prompted at least one police department to spread its net.
By Todd DeFeo

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007

Soldiers' Iraq tour extended

ATHENS, Ga. - About 170 soldiers from northeast Georgia's 214th Georgia Army National Guard unit will stay in Iraq through the summer.
By Todd DeFeo

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006

Talking to paper nets suspension

JEFFERSON, Ga. - A Jefferson police captain is serving a two-day suspension for violating a department policy by talking with a local newspaper.
By Todd DeFeo

Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006

Suburban areas see more illegal dumping

STATHAM, Ga. - The fringes of suburban areas make for great dumping grounds.
By Todd DeFeo

Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006

Four men charged in drug bust

ATHENS, Ga. - Four Mexican nationals are charged with running the local branch of a massive drug ring out of Gwinnett and Barrow counties, after federal authorities made what they are calling the ...
By Todd DeFeo

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006

Georgia town has new way to warn

WINDER, Ga. - When a freight train derailed in Graniteville in January 2005, emergency officials were able to notify residents living near the crash of the craft within minutes using an automated ...
By Todd DeFeo

Sunday, Aug 27, 2006

Police say men plotted escape

Three inmates conspired with a courthouse shooter to try to escape from the Jackson County Courthouse, according to new charges.
By Todd DeFeo

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Teen is accused of taking swords

WINDER, Ga. - Barrow County sheriff's deputies arrested a 13-year-old boy after a Thursday home invasion in which he is accused of holding a sword to the throat of another boy and threatening to ...
By Todd DeFeo

Saturday, July 8, 2006

No big rush to hang displays

WINDER, Ga. - July 1 has come and gone with few fireworks over a new state law that allows the Ten Commandments to hang on public grounds.
By Todd DeFeo

Monday, July 3, 2006

Killer's visit leaves mark on rail town

CARL, Ga. - Dozens of freight trains still pass through town every day, making most of the noise in this quiet Barrow County hamlet of about 250 people.
By Todd DeFeo

Monday, June 5, 2006

Fatal fire shocks town's residents

HOSCHTON, Ga. - Tragedy. It's a word many of the people who live in this small Jackson County city rarely used before Tuesday.
By Todd DeFeo

Monday, May 22, 2006

Town considers undoing blue law

WINDER, Ga. - On any given Sunday, a sports fan can head to a restaurant in Athens, order a meal and have a drink while watching NASCAR or the NFL.
By Todd DeFeo

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006

Counties seek ramps to boost lake tourism

A trio of northeast Georgia counties want to build two "mega" boat ramps into Lake Hartwell with the hopes of attracting tourism dollars to counties that have been hit hard in recent years by ...
By Todd DeFeo

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006

Farm buffers create stink

HOSCHTON, Ga. - To Gene Gilbert, what government representatives might consider a simple buffer requirement between new subdivisions and existing farms isn't so simple.
By Todd DeFeo
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