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Colbert man dies in Friday accident

A Colbert man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 29 Friday morning. Grady Godfrey, 75, died when his white Dodge Caravan crossed the centerline at 3840 Hwy. 29 and struck a northbound 18-wheeler. Madison County Coroner Julie Phillips said Godfrey was pronounced dead at the scene. The dri

MADISONJOURNALTODAY.COM - 2018-03-24 15:29:51

Athens-Clarke police obtain felony warrants in pistol-whipping crash

Athens-Clarke County police have obtained several felony warrants for a man who allegedly held two men at gunpoint in a car last week and pistol-whipped the driver, who then crashed the car. The warrants charge Jamarious Iquan Foster with one count of armed robbery, four counts of aggravated assault

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD - 2018-03-23 17:20:22

Police investigate apparent drive-by shooting in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. - Police are trying to find the gunmen who opened fire on a home, sending a spray of bullets flying. Athens-Clarke County Police say officers were dispatched to a home off Sunny Hills Court around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday after getting multiple calls of gunfire. When police arrived, witnesse

WMAZ - 2018-03-23 02:10:00

Authorities: Suspects ran illegal care home, threatened and abused disabled residents

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. -- Deputies in Rockdale County are on the lookout for two people they believe were running an illegal personal care home to exploit disabled women. According to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, 45-year-old Tomeka Moses Williams is wanted for running the home at 323 Rodgers

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-22 18:18:00

2 arrested, accused of beating women in separate assault cases

Two men were arrested on aggravated assault charges in Hall County after the sheriff's office said they attacked women in two separate cases earlier this week. In the first attack, authorities said Gustavo Contreras-Flores, 29, beat a woman he lived with in the back of the head Monday at their Gain


Athens resident victim of a pizza hacking

A Jennings Mill Parkway resident reported Wednesday that someone hacked into his Domino's Pizza account and made two fraudulent orders totaling $92 at locations in New York City, Athens-Clarke County police said. One order was placed in Long Island City in the borough of Queens and the other in the

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD - 2018-03-23 21:29:21

Police: Neighborhood cars damaged with paint

Multiple vehicles were damaged with paint between Tuesday, March 20, and Wednesday, March 21, on Eagle Eye Road. Gainesville Police took seven reports on Wednesday, March 20. According to the victims, they believe it took place between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday. Most of the reports list th

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-03-24 03:10:00

Reward offered in Athens fatal hit-and-run

Athens-Clarke County police announced a reward for information that leads to the arrest of a hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian on Commerce Road Tuesday night. There are no new developments in the case as of Friday, said Epifanio Rodriguez, public information officer for the Athens-Clarke Co

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD - 2018-03-23 16:49:32

Bedridden woman found covered by roaches, maggots

SUGAR HILL, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a bedridden woman had been found covered with cockroaches and maggots on a sheet smeared in feces in Georgia. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quotes Gwinnett County authorities as saying in a report that her caretakers and family members, 54-year-old Terry War


Athens woman killed in hit and run on Commerce Road

Police are searching for the suspect responsible for a hit-and-run incident on March 20 that resulted in the death of a local woman. Kimberly Pierce, 52, was pronounced dead by Emergency Medical Services at approximately 10 p.m. when she was found "unresponsive in the roadway," according to a press


Woman added to Atlanta police 'most wanted' list for alleged robbery

A woman was recently added to the Atlanta Police Department's "most wanted" list on a robbery charge related to an alleged confrontation with another woman last year. The victim told APD that her vehicle and purse had been taken by her child's father's new girlfriend after a physical dispute, accor


New ALDI store to offer affordable and sustainable shopping to the Athens east side

In an effort to provide a more affordable and sustainable shopping experience to Athens residents, a new ALDI is coming to the east side of the city. The grand opening of ALDI, which is located off Gaines School Road, will present residents with a "fresh appearance" and expansive produce, dairy and


2-year-old shoots 1-year-old in Hull Wednesday; injury doesn't appear life threatening

A 2-year-old child accidentally shot a 1-year-old sibling Wednesday morning with a handgun located in a bedroom of a Hull residence. The call to 9-1-1 was received at 9:43 a.m. According to Madison County Sheriff's Captain Jimmy Patton. Madison County EMS and sheriff's officers responded to the


Cops: Wanted suspect kidnapped relative, pistol-whipped man

A 22-year-old man is on the run after authorities said he attacked and threatened his family and pistol-whipped another man, Athens-Clarke County police said. Police were told that Jamarious Foster had been acting strangely since about 1 p.m. on March 13. Foster fired a gun multiple times and even


Pedestrian Killed on Commerce Road

A driver killed a woman around 10 p.m. Tuesday while she was crossing Commerce Road near the Bulldog Inn, according to Athens-Clarke County police. Kimberly Pierce, 52, was killed by a '90s-model green Honda with tinted windows. The driver and car left the scene after hitting Pierce. The car likely


Athens store worker reports threat by shoplifter

An employee at TJ Maxx on Alps Road reported a shoplifter threatened to shoot her when she confronted him about stealing items from the store, Athens-Clarke County police said. The employee confronted the suspect after she saw him stuff three bottles of perfume and other items with a total value of


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


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


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


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