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UPDATE: Athens police arrest second man for murder in east Athens
UPDATE: Athens-Clarke County Police have arrested a second man in connection to the murder of Saheed Snow. In a tweet, police said that a warrant had been issued for Martin Borja Garcia. Garcia turned himself in to Clarke County jail, according to ACCPD.Athens-Clarke County Police have arrested Davi
Body found in trunk of abandoned car belonging to missing man, police say
Gwinnett County police said that, just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, detectives were at the scene of a "possible homicide" in the area of Kilcrease and Whitley roads in Bethlehem.
Athens-Clarke County Police Department releases smartphone app
The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has released a smartphone app to help improve public safety and communication between the public and police department.The app, which was released in early June, allows users to have access to real time crime maps, updates and news from the police departmen
Milledgeville teen gives books to the needy - 41NBC News | WMGT-DT
MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/ WMGT) – Out of the kindness of a teenager’s heart, Huley Park will now offer free reading material to Milledgeville residents.
Oglethorpe Sheriff Defends Hiring Fired ACCPD Officer
A few dozen Athens and Oglethorpe County residents gathered outside the county jail under a sweltering sun June 13 to protest Saulters’ hiring. They were met by about 100 counter-protesters who turned out to support Saulters and Gabriel. Despite online threats of violence aimed at the protest’s orga
Georgia State Patrol trooper says Milledgeville mud bogging accident was 'unusual'
"Failures are encountered, however failures to this severity are not common to my knowledge. This particular thing is a mechanical failure, which caused the person to lose control of the vehicle, as opposed to it just not moving," Easter said.
Grand jury indicts former Washington Co. deputies
Former Washington County sheriff’s deputies Henry Copeland, Michael Howell and Rhett Scott are each charged with two counts of felony murder, two counts of involuntary manslaughter, one count each of false imprisonment, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless conduct in the death of 58-year-
Boys killed at Georgia mudding were brothers, aged 10, 14
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5 AthFest Club Crawl performances you won't want to miss
Even when the outdoor stages close down for the day, there’s still fun to be had after ours at your pick of 14 venues along the official AthFest Club Crawl. Here are five Club Crawl performances you should be sure to check out.Nihilist CheerleaderAfter dropping songs here and there and constantly we
Brothers killed in tragic accident
Another boy, a cousin to the two boys killed, was critically injured and taken to The Medical Center at Navicent Health in Macon before he was airlifted by helicopter to a medical facility in Jacksonville, Fla.
Bike Lanes Proposed on Barber, Barnett Shoals and All Over Athens
Athens’ Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (now dubbed Athens in Motion) is moving toward completion—on paper, that is. Sidewalks, bike lanes and multi-use, off-road paths are not cheap to build, and costs are rising, so it could take decades to build out the template that the plan is intended to pr
Man finds fiance shot in the head at Athens residence
According to Athens-Clarke County Police, 30-year-old Natania Jarrad was found with a gunshot wound to her head by her fiance at 3 a.m. June 17, according to police.
Georgia law enforcement to look out for impaired drivers during summer travel season
“July 4th is a time we celebrate our nation’s independence,” said Harris Blackwood, director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. “But we’re hoping that this year, Georgia motorists will declare their independence from drunk driving.”
Local woman fatally shot, Athens police continue investigation
Natania Jarrad, 30, was discovered at a residence on Airport Road around 3 a.m. on June 17 with a single gunshot wound to the head, an Athens-Clarke County Police Department press release said.
Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than nearby district schools
Parents of prospective students converged on Lake Oconee Academy for an open house on a bright but unseasonably cold March afternoon for northern Georgia. A driveway circling a landscaped pond led them to the school’s main hall. The tan building had the same luxury-lodge feel as the nearby Ritz-Carl
Truck hits, kills 2 young brothers at mudding event in Milledgville
Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Franka Young told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the truck’s throttle stuck as it left a mud pit shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday. Young said the driver, Tommy Howell, 50, of McRae, was completing his run through the mud pit and preparing to exit when the thrott
Brothers killed at mud bogging event in Baldwin County
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Two brothers, ages 10 and 14, were killed instantly Saturday night after the driver of a pickup truck reportedly lost control and hit the spectators at a mud bogging event in Baldwin County, local and state authorities say.
Crawford sheriff’s patrol car stolen, wrecked. Deputy was responding to auto theft call.
A Crawford County man allegedly stole and wrecked a sheriff’s patrol car while the deputy answered a call about a different vehicle the man was accused of stealing.Gator Leon Shaw, 26, was charged with two auto theft Sunday afternoon, according to a news release from Sheriff Lewis Walker.Someone rep
Athens police blotter: KFC dispute, stolen ice cream maker, break-in at Mama's Boy
Women barred from KFC after receiving wrong orderTwo women have been barred from the KFC on West Broad Street after receiving the wrong order of food on June 14, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report.After the women went through the drive-thru around 5 p.m., they reportedly realized the
Two children killed at mud bog event
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.- Two children are dead, and a third person is suffering life-threatening injuries after a tragic crash in Baldwin County.