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National Thrift Store Day: 6 stores in Athens you should explore for second-hand finds

Project Safe Thrift Store has items such as books, furtniture, clothing and records. The record section can be found on the right side of the store underneath a wall of art.Jaime Conlan

RED AND BLACK - 2018-08-17 13:30:00

Plan on a slower commute when Anderson schools start Monday

"It definitely takes me longer to get through Anderson when school starts," said Bowker, who lives near Starr. "I drive up Whitehall (Road) pretty often, going past McLees (Elementary School). Even this morning, I noticed more traffic near the schools than in the summer — I think because teachers a

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL - 2018-08-18 12:00:00

Athens replaces official flower to enhance highway beautification project

Daffodils at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, March 31, 2018. (Photo/Rebecca Wright, )Rebecca Wright

RED AND BLACK - 2018-08-18 12:00:00

Preview: Athens Pre-PRIDE Kickoff Party

Athens PRIDE’s Annual Athens Pre-PRIDE Kickoff Partywill take place atGo Bar on Saturday, August 25th.The event will behosted by Miss Kellie Divine, Show Director at Athens Showgirl Cabaret, and will feature local artistDJ Puss Puss.The kickoff party will include a talent competition hosted by Divin

RED AND BLACK - 2018-08-18 14:30:00

Anderson officer fired from job rehired with new rank after being disciplined, city says

The intent of the process is to ensure fair and uniform review of circumstances, the release said. It said when viewed in its totality, the circumstances in this case warranted discipline and a change in rank, rather than separation.

WYFF4.COM - 2018-08-17 18:37:00

Brian Kemp's Bid for Governor Depends on Erasing the Black Vote in Georgia

On Thursday evening, the election board of Randolph County, Georgia, met to discuss a startling proposal to eliminate three-fourths of the county's polling places months before the November election. A rural, impoverished, and predominantly black county, Randolph has just nine polling locations, al

SLATE - 2018-08-17 22:26:03

Athens police blotter: Candle theft, man sleeping arrested, incident at The Grill

Fifteen candles stolen from Bath and Body WorksMore than a dozen candles were stolen from Bath and Body Works on Alps Road on Aug. 12, an Athens-Clarke County Police report said.A store manager told police she witnessed a young male in all black clothes look into the store window at merchandise. Fol

RED AND BLACK - 2018-08-17 14:00:00

Arrest Made in Bogus Bomb and Gun Threats Against Paramus Catholic High School

Paramus NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of MARQUISE JAQUAVIS SMITH (DOB: 03/01/2000; single; and unemployed) of 123 History Trail, Winterville, Georgia for Terroristic Threats and False Public Alarm. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the B

THERIDGEWOODBLOG.NET - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

Family dog dies protecting home during break-in after being hit in head with brick

NEWNAN, Ga. – A family is mourning the loss of their dog after their home was broken into earlier this month.On Aug. 8, Coweta County sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on Crawford Circle for a burglary where a family’s dog passed away due to trauma. Police said the would-be thief bashed Toby


Records confirm the names of all four Anderson police officers out amid misconduct probes

As the ripple effects of two misconduct investigations are felt in the Anderson Police Department, theIndependent Mailhas confirmed the identities of two more officers who are no longer with the agency, both of whom were fired for lying about the beating of a handcuffed man.

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL - 2018-08-17 15:39:00

Gas station selling fuel for .76 today

"As part of the fun, the first 100 attendees at the noon hour will be able to fill up their tanks with regular unleaded gas at the discounted price of $0.76 per gallon," according to theCherokee County Chamber of Commerce.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-17 15:31:27

Hartwell woman injured after being struck by car

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Charges against Rickard in Oconee Co. surfaced - Morgan County Citizen

According to reporting by Michael Prochaska, journalist with the Oconee Enterprise, court documents reveal the nature of Rickard’s alleged crimes in Oconee County. Rickard faces separate charges in Walton and Morgan counties, including a rape charge. The details around the charges in Morgan and Walt


Police: UGA students randomly attacked in Downtown Athens on first day back at school

"The next thing I know, I'm on the ground, punched, kicked. And then I got out of there," one victim said to police.


Two Upstate South Carolina Police Officers Fired, Third Resigns, Police Chief Confirms

Anderson, SC (Independent Mail) — Two Anderson police officers were fired and a third resigned last week, Police Chief Jim Stewart said.


Six families displaced, firefighter injured after Anderson apartment fire, officials say

Six families were displaced and a firefighter was injured after an apartment fire in Anderson on Thursday night, Travis Poore, with the Anderson City Fire Department said.

WYFF4.COM - 2018-08-17 03:15:00

Demetris Robertson makes latest transition by transferring to Georgia

University of Georgia wide receiver Demetris Robertson (16) runs to catch a pass during an open practice for Fan Day at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia on Saturday, August 4, 2018.Tony Walsh


Anderson police chief addresses rumors regarding recent officer departures

The memo references the past week of departures and accusations involving a group of officers. The memo refers to the group as “the Four Horsemen,” the “Fantastic Four,” and the “Untouchables.”


Son of slaying victim testifies he didn't want dad to 'seem like a bad person'

Tyler Gayton screamed and told his father, Dennis, to slam on the gas and get out of there when a man pulled out a gun on Carlton Street, according to testimony Tuesday in Superior Court.Marquis Lejon Studivant is on trial in Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller’s court for charges of felony murder an


SWAT standoff underway in Hall County

HALL COUNTY, Ga.-News Chopper 2is over what appears to be a SWAT situation with a heavy police presence in Hall County.Hall County Fire confirmed they are at a scene on Stephens Rd. and Waverly Way but have not released any details.We're working to learn more details for a LIVE report on Channel 2 A