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Manhunt for armed suspect ends in Lavonia

LAVONIA, GA - The manhunt is over for an armed man in northeast Georgia. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said deputies were searching for a man who fled a chase around 7:30 p.m. on 3/14. The driver of the vehicle involved in the chase was caught, but the passenger Robert Huckaby ran from the c

WSPA.COM - 2018-03-20 16:11:21

Woman killed in Green Street wreck

A woman was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on Green Street late Monday night, March 19. Gainesville Fire Department Division Chief Keith Smith said one patient was trapped before being transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in critical condition in the wreck. Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Ho

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-03-20 06:22:00

Family arrested after bedridden woman found decomposing and crawling with maggots, cockroaches

SUGAR HILL, Ga. -- A woman was found alive in her bed, her legs decomposing and covered in maggots and cockroaches. Now, he caretakers are under investigation. On Thursday, March 15, Gwinnett Fire was dispatched to the 4600 block of Pine Tree Circle to an apartment complex for a woman that was uncon

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-19 19:48:00

Sheriff's Office suspects criminal activity in March 9 fatal wreck

The victim of a March 9 wreck had been reported missing before her car was found overturned in a creek near Tanners Mill Road, according to a Hall County Sheriff's Office motor vehicle crash report. Courtney Brannon, 21, of Braselton, was driving a 1998 Honda Civic EX southbound on the road when the

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-03-20 19:43:00

ADA: Evidence suggests Athens coach previously committed sex offenses

Prosecutors plan to introduce evidence that a former Athens high school coach arrested last year for allegedly inviting an underage boy to his home to watch pornography had engaged in similar acts with two other underage boys a decade earlier. Michael Henry Scott, 30, was indicted by a Clarke County

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD - 2018-03-20 17:02:13

Braselton Highway closed due to wreck that took down power lines

Crews are working to restore power to an area after a wreck took down power lines. (Photo: Gwinnett Police) Crews are working to restore power to an area after a wreck took down power lines. (Photo: Gwinnett Police)

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2018-03-19 22:39:00

SWAT team activated for barricaded person in Buford

Gwinnett Police officers are working the scene of a barricaded person on Tuggle Road near West Rock Quarry Road in Buford. Police sent the notice at noon Tuesday, March 20, and the SWAT team was activated. Gwinnett Police officers are working the scene of a barricaded person on Tuggle Road near West

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-03-20 19:20:00

More cash coming for rural broadband

Rural broadband projects across the nation are getting another infusion of federal cash, this time through the United States Department of Agriculture. With President Donald Trump's focus on rural and blue-collar America, the federal government has made internet access outside of metropolitan areas

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-03-21 02:53:00

2 injured by gunfire at Bethel

Two teens incurred bullet wounds early Sunday morning at an apartment complex near downtown Athens. After Athens-Clarke County police responded to a 3:30 a.m. report of shots fired at Bethel Midtown Village, they were notified that two male victims of the shooting had arrived at a local hospital. Po

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD - 2018-03-19 20:35:20

Greene County deputy fired following arrest outside Athens bar

A Greene County sheriff's deputy was fired Monday following his arrest at an Athens bar two days earlier where authorities said he was intoxicated and acting disorderly. Justin A. Anderson, 21, of Winder was terminated following an internal review of the arrest that occurred about 1 a.m. Saturday, a

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD - 2018-03-20 21:51:03

BREAKING: Athens at risk for severe storms, tornadoes

Athens-Clarke County is included in a list of counties in north and central Georgia that are at risk for severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and hail this evening, according to the National Weather Service update at 1:30 p.m. on March 19. North and central Georgia are at risk for isolated to scattered t

RED AND BLACK - 2018-03-19 19:52:00

2 Athens-area men ensnared in child porn sting

Two Athens-area men were recently arrested during a multi-state law enforcement operation that targeted offenders who sexually exploited children over the internet. A two-month, multi-jurisdictional investigation called "Operation Southern Impact II" last week resulted in 76 arrests across eight sta

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD - 2018-03-19 20:48:57

Man tied up during home invasion shot dead in front of family after trying to escape

The Gwinnett County Police Department's Homicide Unit is currently investigating a homicide on Scholar Drive in Lawrenceville. According to police, there is one male victim. He was found deceased Sunday afternoon at the home after a reported robbery. Police told FOX 5 Atlanta that the victim was tie


Two subjects in custody after standoff with police

Two subjects are in custody after a standoff with police. Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson said earlier today that Dawson County emergency personnel as well as the Forsyth County SWAT and Crisis Negotiation teams were involved in a standoff with an individual who had barricaded themselves in a re


Shooting leaves 2 dead; 4 wounded

EATONTON - An exchange of gunfire between two young men - one from Milledgeville and the other one from Sparta - left both dead and four others wounded Saturday night at Headhunter Racetrack in Putnam County, authorities say. Two of the victims wounded in the shooting, where an estimated 2,000 peopl

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-03-19 18:19:00

Two dead, four injured in shooting at racetrack

Two people are dead and four were injured in a shooting at a Putnam County drag strip Saturday night. The incident happened at approximately 9:30 p.m. at Headhunters Racetrack on Edward Reeves Road, said Sheriff Howard Sills. He identified the deceased as Jestin Devonta Dunn, 23, and Shurron Deion


Tanker truck accident evacuates hospital in Lumpkin County

LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. - A tanker truck accident is forcing officials to shut down a road, and evacuate patients at a local hospital. The Lumpkin County sheriff's office told channel 2 action news the truck-- carrying oxygen-- overturned in Dahlonega early Sunday morning. Crews are removing the remaini


Funeral set for airport worker whose body was found in the Yellow River

It's been two weeks since a missing airport worker turned up dead in the Yellow River. A boater found Shanequa Sullivan, 23, tangled in some branches by the shore. On Sunday, the family will lay her to rest. Sullivan's grandmother saw her six weeks ago, but the funeral will not bring her closure bec


Athens pharmacist named president of Georgia Pharmacy Association

An Athens pharmacist and owner of Village Drug Shop on Prince Avenue has been selected to serve as the president of the Georgia Pharmacy Association. Dr. Chris Thurmond, a 2001 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, will assume the duties of office in June and officially begins hi


Athens man scammed for $21K

A 40-year-old Athens man reported that he was scammed out of $21,000 by someone pretending to be a mortgage lender, Athens-Clarke County police said. The man had been in the process of being approved for a home loan and during email exchanges between him and the lender a third party was somehow able