Wayne Ford

Ga. woman's body found by rural road


The body of an Athens area woman found Monday on the side of Georgia Highway 22 in Oglethorpe County has been sent to the State Crime... Read more

Oconee man charged with fabricating own kidnapping in 2013

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. — An Athens area man was arrested Tuesday after authorities said he planned his own kidnapping to extort money that he and... Read more

2 Augustans plead guilty in extortion case

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. -- Two of the four people accused of kidnapping a Farmington, Ga., man at gunpoint in November and demanding a ransom of $100,... Read more

3 dead in Ga. restaurant shooting

Authorities believe a 46-year-old Franklin County man killed the owner of a German-style restaurant on Lake... Read more

Teen jailed for keeping bank mistake


An Athens area teen bought a convertible BMW, clothing and food with money mistakenly put in his bank account in early March, but law... Read more

Teen takes money after bank mistake

A banking error created a fat bank account for a north Georgia teenager, whom Madison County sheriff’s deputies said went on a spending spree and... Read more

Skeleton found near Athens

 The partial skeleton of a human found this week in Banks County near Athens was transported to the State Crime Lab Thursday to see what... Read more