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Great-grandma fires pistol at man trying to break into her home

JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. - A great grandmother with a pistol fired shots at a man trying to break into her home – scaring him into a closet until police arrived, according to investigators.


SEC power rankings: Georgia men’s basketball still in the basement

There is little separation between the top three teams in the SEC. Kentucky emphatically beat Tennessee on Feb. 16, costing the Volunteers their No. 1 national ranking. But LSU knocked off the Wildcats on Feb. 12 and is as hot as any team in the nation. The Tigers are unbeaten on the road in confere


Athens man dies days after being sentenced to life in prison

A prisoner at the Clarke County Jail died Wednesday, less than a week after he was sentenced to life in prison for a 2017 home invasion in which he shot a woman in the head. George Frederick Jones, 48, of Norwood Circle was found Wednesday morning unresponsive in his cell by a deputy after an inmate


Laser light hits plane, drone flies illegally over Jackson County

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two potential crimes that could have endangered passenger planes flying over the county three weeks ago. In one instance, a PSA Airlines pilot en route to Little Rock, Ark., reported he was flying at an altitude of 20,000 feet at about 5 p.m. Jan.


Man allegedly steals food from Athens Waffle House

A customer of Waffle House on South Milledge Avenue late Saturday night paid for food he had ordered by phone but left the restaurant with that order and someone else’s order valued at $7.13, Athens-Clarke County police said.


Lighting manufacturer to pay $138,853 in back wages after investigation of Jefferson distribution facility

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division , Hubbell Inc. – a lighting manufacturer based in Shelton, Connecticut – will pay $138,753 in back wages and liquidated damages to 829 employees for violating overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Stan


THC Found in Valentine's Day Food That Caused 28 Georgia Students to Be Hospitalized

Investigators have detected THC in food samples taken from Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, after more than two dozen students were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day because food they ate left them feeling ill.


Young teen caught passing fake $100 bills in Winder

A teenager who allegedly used counterfeit $100 bills at a shopping center outside Winder has refused to say who was providing her with the fake money. The 15-year-old girl was arrested Feb. 5 at the Barrow Crossing Shopping Center after authorities said she used the bills at six stores in the comple


Johnson wants voter rolls cleaned up

Jackson County Board of Elections chairman Ron Johnson suggested last week that local voting rolls need to be cleaned up by purging those who have moved out of the county and that absentee ballots need to be “tightened up.” Johnson’s comments came at the monthly meeting of the elections board.


3 arrested after Athens traffic stop

Three people were arrested early last Saturday morning in connection with a traffic stop on West Broad Street involving a car with no headlights on, Athens-Clarke County police said.


South Georgia drug busts linked to Cuban drug organization

BURKE COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified and dismantled numerous drug operations in South Georgia. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the GBI’s Southeastern Regional Drug Task Force executed four simultaneous search warrants in Jenkins and Burke counties relating to an ongoing


‘Toy Tosser’ identified by Georgia, banned from Bulldogs’ future games

ATHENS — Georgia found the culprit, and he’s been banned. Between in-house cameras and good old gumshoe detective work, the Bulldogs were able to identify the person who threw the toy bulldog onto the court at Stegeman Coliseum at a most inopportune time Wednesday. UGA refused the share the identity


Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Learns Sex of Upcoming Baby in 'Ellen Show' Surprise

Florida Georgia Line member Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, recently announced that they are expecting their second child, and on Thursday, Ellen DeGeneres helped the couple find out whether they'll be welcoming a boy or a girl.


A stuffed animal and a fan cost Georgia basketball a big win

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A small stuffed bulldog toy tossed onto the court with the game tied and 0.5 seconds remaining was just the break Quinndary Weatherspoon and Mississippi State needed.


Gainesville man accused of driving his car toward deputy investigating break-in

A Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputy had to jump out of the way of a suspect accelerating toward him in a car, according to authorities. Lt. Scott Ware said deputies were called to investigate an attempted break-in Wednesday, Feb. 20, on Baker Road in southeastern Hall County.


Man claims Athens woman sold his belongings

A man who was recently released from incarceration in Savannah reported Monday that a woman with whom he used to live on Fairview Street was selling his belongings on Facebook “garage sale” sites and smartphone applications such as LetGo, Athens-Clarke County police said.


Hall, Habersham officials report 12 overnight lightning strikes as north Georgia braces for more rain, flooding

There were at least a dozen lightning strikes in Hall and Habersham counties overnight, as strong thunderstorms moved through northeast Georgia, with more rain and flooding on the horizon.


Man given 70-year sentence in Christmastime 2016 crime spree

A Hall County man pleaded guilty to a 16-count indictment involving eight different victims in a crime spree around Christmas 2016 that involved armed robbery, burglary and aggravated assault, according to court documents.


Banks County Sheriff's Office offers help to other agencies through new investigative technology

HOMER – The Banks County Sheriff’s Office is one of the first in the region to roll out the state-of-the-art New Generation Identification (NGI) System. “The system provides out agency with the world’s largest and most efficient electronic source of biometric and criminal history information,” said


Tornado warning issued for Meriwether County

ATLANTA - BREAKING: A tornado warning has been extended for Meriwether County until 7:30 p.m. Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said the warning was spawned from a radar-indicated tornado.