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Monroe PD Reports: Fight at parade sends one to the hospital, arrests and domestic disputes
The City of Monroe Police Department reported the following incidents for the period Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, 2018. Due to the length, this report has been split into four parts. This is the final part. Please note an arrest or charge does not constitute a conviction.
Georgia man indicted after 16 dogs found dead in his home
A Georgia man has been indicted on charges of animal cruelty after 16 dogs were found dead in a home. The home, which is located in Oglethorpe County, was the home of the now-defendant before he was evicted. The dogs were discovered August 11 of this year, but it is not currently known how the dogs
AndCo Sheriff: Help needed in identifying armed male and female robbery suspects
Anderson, S.C. (FOX Carolina) -- Anderson County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two armed robbery suspects, reports deputies. On the morning of December 4, at 2:00 a.m. and again on December 10, at 1:30, two suspects robbed a 7-Eleven store on Highway 153 in Green
Abbeville Opera House tries something new
ABBEVILLE — The century-old Abbeville Opera House will step outside its comfort zone this winter. In an effort to boost foot traffic on the square and enliven the city, the opera house will host performances on weekends in January and February, something it hasn’t done in years.
'He was a Panther': Former Abbeville players, coaches remember Keele Goodwin
For as much as Keele Goodwin did on the field for the Abbeville Panthers, those who knew him best said it was his attitude and care for others that made him special. Abbeville coach Jamie Nickles, who was an assistant when he coached Goodwin, said it simply.
Athens trailer park transformed into tight-knit community
There is a small trailer park just out of sight behind the Airport Minit Market on Winterville Road in east Athens. Though passersby might not pay it much notice, it was not long ago Glenn’s Park was a frequent destination for police responding to 911 calls.
Abbeville's Christmas parade brings holiday spirit to the square
ABBEVILLE — The giggles of children dashing to catch the candy thrown from atop floats and trucks Sunday in Abbeville’s town square is an annual tradition this time of year, all common sights at the town’s Christmas parade.
SC ties NC in Shrine Bowl
SPARTANBURG — After two years of Tar Heel victories, the South Carolina Sandlappers broke the streak. Saturday’s Shrine Bowl ended in a 10-10 tie between South Carolina and North Carolina in the 82nd annual game. It was the first time the game ended in a tie since a 7-7 tie in 1948.
Clemson unveils new ‘Clothes Closet’ with professional wardrobes for students
CLEMSON — Students from Clemson University now have access to a professional wardrobe to aid in the career preparation process through the introduction of the school’s first “Clothes Closet.” The initiative is the direct result of a collaborative effort between Clemson Undergraduate Student Governme
U.S. schools are getting rid of snow days — with Google's help
When most people were in school, snow days meant that you essentially received a surprise holiday from mother nature. These days, schools are moving to replace snow days and other extreme weather off days with online learning — and they’re using Google (GOOGL) to do it.
Who could challenge Sen. David Perdue in 2020
If you thought the gubernatorial race brought a deluge of outside money and attention to Georgia, just wait until 2020. Not only will Georgia be a likely battleground state with President Donald Trump on the ballot, but Democrats are also preparing to challenge Republican David Perdue as he competes
Taking a look at the top high school basketball teams in 2018-19
Basketball season is in full swing, with most teams having already played four or five games. Let’s take a look at some of the early standouts in the Lakelands. The Chiefs have lost almost nothing from last season’s run to the Upper State championship. Jordan Brown and T’laysha Creswell are a year o
Georgia K-9 that lost eye after being shot in head is released from hospital
A Georgia K-9 that was shot during a traffic-stop confrontation that killed a police officer has lost an eye, but was released from a veterinary hospital Saturday and is expected to make a full recovery.
Man convicted of traveling from California to Georgia to have sex with boy
A jury convicted a California man who traveled to Georgia to have sex with a nine-year-old boy. Craig Alan Castaneda has been found guilty on Thursday by a jury of traveling from San Diego to Atlanta to have sex with a nine-year-old girl and of enticing a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.
Man wanted in North Georgia deadly shooting apprehended in Alabama
A man wanted in connection with a deadly weekend shooting in North Georgia was taken into custody in Alabama. About 8 hours elapsed from the time Gordon County sheriff’s deputies found a man’s body at a home near Calhoun and Justin Blake Martinat, 29, was apprehended, authorities said. A manhunt beg
One of Anderson County's last undeveloped interstate exits poised for development
Melvin Williams grew up on a farm in the Zion community in western Anderson County, where he remembers two big changes in his youth: the completions of Lake Hartwell in 1963 and the South Carolina portion of Interstate 85 in 1964.
Wanted: One doctor. 'Tired' Dr. Tom Kim closes Briceville, Deer Lodge clinics, searches for successors
DEER LODGE — A little after 10 a.m. last Friday, Dr. Tom Kim affectionately smacked a side door of the Abner Ross Memorial Building in Deer Lodge, Tennessee. “Bye, bye, honey,” he said, locking it for the last time.
Love letter written by veteran in 1954 discovered in Georgia Walmart, reunited with family
Call it a miracle on aisle 7. A veteran's love letter, written in 1954 and discovered inside a Walmart in Georgia, was reunited with his family on Friday, thanks to the persistence of store employees.
Two Georgia football staffers headed to Colorado with Mel Tucker
ATHENS — Georgia football coach Kirby Smart will be looking to replace more than defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. A couple of other Bulldogs’ staff members serving in off-field roles are headed to Colorado.
Georgia grand jury indicts man in deaths of 16 dogs
An Oglethorpe County grand jury has indicted a man with 16 felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals after 16 dogs were found dead in a home. The Athens Banner-Herald reports the whereabouts of the suspect, 36-year-old David Casique Ortiz remains unknown. Ortiz had been evicted from the house a