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Greensboro receives Rural Zone designation
The City of Greensboro has a powerful new tool to encourage investment and job creation within its downtown. Greensboro was designated by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs as a Rural Zone. This new designation allows for special tax credits to encourage revitalization.
Police identify suspects in Athens murder case
ATHENS, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Athens-Clarke County police have arrested one man and are searching for another man suspected in the murder of a 31-year-old Athens man. On Monday night at around 8:40 p.m. police were called to a home on Oak Hill Drive after reports of shots fired.
GBI: Hancock County man died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the man who died during a traffic stop in Hancock County shot himself. According to a news release from GBI spokesperson Nelly Miles, 22-year-old Dequane Williams was a passenger in a car that was pulled over around 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday during a traffic sto
GBI, Hancock Co. Sheriff's Office investigating fatality
SPARTA — UPDATE, 11 p.m.:. The GBI was called to Fairmont Road in Sparta at around 6:25 p.m. at the request of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office. We're told that a man was involved in a traffic stop with two Hancock County Sheriff's Deputies and one GSP officer. There was some kind of incident tha
Bulldogs basketball goes 1-1 for the week
Without the services of an injured Tyrin Lawrence, the Morgan County Bulldogs used a balanced offense to drub Franklin County 62-46 in their first Region 8-AAA contest. MOCO went on the road to face a team that some think could be in the conversation for a State playoff spot this season. The Dogs mo
GBI probing fatal shooting of man following traffic stop in Sparta
SPARTA, Ga. — A Hancock County man is dead after a Wednesday night shooting at a traffic stop near the recreation park on Fairmont Road. A supervisory agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 6 Office in Milledgeville indicates the shooting was not officer-involved as previously reporte
Burglary victims recount friendship, man arrested
Morgan County investigators made a quick arrest that, authorities believe, may have prevented future burglaries. Joshua Nathan McCoy, 29, was arrested without incident on Nov. 30 at a Garden Avenue, Buckhead residence after authorities working leads garnered from local pawn shops allegedly made a co
Georgia officer shot, killed during traffic stop, K-9 critically wounded, police say
A police officer in DeKalb County, Georgia, was fatally shot during a traffic stop Thursday, officials said. The deadly incident occurred after authorities attempted to stop a vehicle, whose operator drove off, police told Fox 5 Atlanta. A foot pursuit ultimately ensued, following which both an offi
Athens hotel employee charging rooms 'under the table'
A manager of Comfort Inn and Suites on Atlanta Highway reported that an employee was allowing people to stay at the hotel by paying him “under the table,” Athens-Clarke County police said.
Athens police arrest 1, seek another in shooting death
Police in Athens have arrested one man and are seeking another in connection with a shooting death. Davonte Jamal Brown, 25, of Athens, was charged Tuesday with malice murder in the death of Walter James Brown Jr. (no relation), police spokesman Geoffrey Gilland said in a news release.
‘More than a demonstration’: Athens groups host candlelight vigil for immigrants
A salutation of “bienvenidos” and “welcome” greeted a crowd of about 70 people outside City Hall on Dec. 12. Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition and Dignidad Inmigrante en Athens hosted a candlelight vigil to bring attention to the immigrants and their families separated at the U.S.-Mexican border, immig
Franklin BOE searches for new superintendent; Clarke Co School Board meets tonight
The Franklin County School Board will search for a new school superintendent: the Board says the contract of current Franklin County Superintendent Wayne Randall will not be renewed. Randall (pictured above) has been the head of the school district in Carnesville since 2006.
Hodges: Congrats to newly appointed Baldwin County solicitor general
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express congratulations to Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney J. Skye Gess of Sparta on her appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve as solicitor general for the Baldwin County State Court.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On Dec. 9 a trespass complaint was filed at a Cochran Road location. According to reports, a man stated that a woman he had brought to the residence to stay the night began drinking and created a series of disturbances. Reports state that the man alleged the woman woke up residents in the house beca
Drive-by shooting targeted east Athens home
Athens-Clarke County police investigated on Monday a drive-by shooting that targeted an eastside home. Neither resident, a 73-year-old woman and a 17-year-old male relative, was injured.
Man shot, killed on Oak Hill Drive in Athens
A man is dead after he was shot multiple times on Oak Hill Drive in Athens, according to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department. The victim has been identified as 31-year-old Walter James Brown.
Commissioners Forgive Builder Who Put House Too Close To Street
Keith Newberry, managing partner at Keystone Custom Homes LLC of Athens, told the Oconee County Board of Commissioners at its regular meeting last week that his draftsman made a mistake in drawing site plans for two homes he built this year in Lee Ridge Subdivision southeast of Watkinville.
Athens runners keep pace with running apps for motivation, competition
Search for running apps in any search engine and a bountiful list immediately appears — Strava, RunKeeper, MapMyRun. FitBits, Garmin Running Watches and Apple Watches all are wearable options to track your run. These have been around for awhile, but they’re continuously growing in popularity: for ex
New Local Church Leadership in Cumming
Bishop Steve Wilson shares the challenges he faced forming a new congregation in Cumming, Georgia. Why was the Fowler Park Ward created in August of 2017?. The Fowler Park Ward was formed because two other wards (congregations) had gotten too large and were starting to run into space constraints ins
Police arrest Legion shooting suspect
A Milledgeville man has been arrested in connection with a recent shooting that happened at the Warren Hawkins American Legion Post 523 on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, local authorities say.