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Feds still await Georgia request to change name of Runaway Negro Creek
Georgia lawmakers took steps this spring to rid a small body of water in the Savannah area of a name some find offensive. Nearly eight months later, state officials have yet to petition the federal government to change the name of Runaway Negro Creek on Skidaway Island to Freedom Creek.
Police name suspect in Athens man's murder
ATHENS, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Athens-Clarke County Police said they looking for the suspect in a deadly shooting Friday. Investigators believe Philmon Chambers gunned down 32-year-old Rodriguez Rucker at a home along Royal Court around 3:18 p.m. Friday.
Man kills himself after traffic stop in Barrow Co
There is still no word on the name of the man who shot and killed himself after a weekend police chase in Barrow County: the suicide ended a pursuit that began when Winder Police tried to make a traffic stop at Loganville Highway and Highway 316 in Barrow County. The GBI is in on the ongoing investi
Reports: 5-star freshman QB Justin Fields leaving Georgia
Quarterback Justin Fields is reportedly leaving Georgia after just one season. Rumors have swirled in recent days about whether Fields would return to Georgia next fall. And according to USA Today’s Dan Wolken, Fields indeed has informed UGA of his intention to transfer from the program.
Final suspect in custody in deadly shooting at Athens apartment complex
Police in Athens now have all three suspects in a recent shooting death in custody. Ralph Lakee Bess, 29, surrendered Saturday at the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, police spokesman Geoffrey Gilland said.
DeKalb man sought in Athens shooting death; $1K reward offered
Police are looking for a DeKalb County man who has been charged in connection with a shooting death in Athens last Friday. Philmon D. Chambers, 30, of Decatur, is charged with malice murder in the death of 32-year-old Rodriguez Rucker, Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Geoffrey Gilland said Tues
Georgia medical-examiner employees resign after posing with man's dismembered head: report
Two employees with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) reportedly resigned after one worker took a photo of the other posing with a homicide victim's dismembered head. The tasteless photo-op involved Robert Page, an elderly man who was dismembered in November, WSB-TV reported. Christian Ponce-
Georgia holds off Oakland comeback, wins 81-69
ATHENS, GA. — ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Twice up by 17 points, Georgia was staring at a two-point lead against Oakland with five minutes to go and a nightmarish memory. But the Bulldogs showed signs of progress, pulling away late for an 81-69 victory on Tuesday night. It was a reversal of Saturday's 76-74
Police: Man tries to lure children at Jefferson bus stop
JEFFERSON, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Police in Jefferson, Georgia are praising a school bus driver’s actions in a stranger danger encounter Tuesday afternoon. The Jefferson Police Department said a city school bus was dropping off two siblings at their bus stop along Jett Roberts Road after school Tuesd
Man killed in Friday morning crash
A Jefferson man was killed in an accident on SR 11 on Dec. 14. The crash occurred around 6:40 a.m. near Otis Gooch Rd. A GMC Yukon driven by Richard Earl Lee, 55, of Jefferson, was traveling south on SR 11. The vehicle struck pedestrian William Thomas Womack, 38, of Jefferson.
Upcoming Cobb Chamber of Commerce events
The Cobb County Chamber of Commerce will have the following upcoming events:. ♦Jan. 7 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. will be the 2019 State of the County Address at the Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway SE in the Cumberland area. Cobb County Commission chairman Mike Boyce will give his annual State of t
Charlton County’s McWhorter takes Jackson County job
Rich McWhorter, whose 288 victories rank second among active Georgia head football coaches, is the new head coach at Jackson County. McWhorter won four state titles at Charlton County (1999, 2004-006), where he became head coach in 1990 at age 26 when few wanted the job. The Indians hadn’t had a win
Deputies continue search for alleged driver in deadly hit-and-run crash
STATHAM, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Grieving family members are demanding justice two weeks after a Statham man was killed in a hit-and-run. Police said Marvin Barnes was walking his dog near his home when he was struck by the passing driver.
Man leads officers on a chase, shoots himself, authorities say
The GBI is investigating after a car chase through Barrow County Sunday ended in the driver’s death. A driver of a Chevy Camaro was found dead in his vehicle once it came to a stop near the intersection of Loganville Highway at Ga. 316, Barrow County sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Ryan Sears said. Deputi
White House releases official Christmas portrait
WASHINGTON - The White House released the official Christmas portrait of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday. The photo was taken Saturday in the Cross Hall of the White House.
Man dies after police chase northeast of Atlanta
WINDER, Ga. - (AP) - State police are investigating after sheriff's deputies in Georgia say they found a man with a gunshot wound in a car they had chased. Barrow County Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Sears told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the Winder Police Department had tried to pull over
Left out of playoff, Georgia looks to avoid Sugar letdown
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A year ago, Georgia was getting ready for the College Football Playoff. Now, it feels like the Bulldogs are preparing for the Letdown Bowl. Georgia missed out on the four-team playoff field after another bitter loss to Alabama, forcing it to settle for the Sugar Bowl as a consolat
Report: Justin Fields intends to transfer from Georgia
It appears that freshman quarterback Justin Fields’ stay in Athens in will be short lived. According to a report from USA Today’s Dan Wolken, the freshman quarterback intends to transfer from Georgia.
Man convicted of killing Cobb County college student asks judge for new trial
COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Parents of a murdered Auburn University student from Cobb County may have to sit through another difficult trial. In 2008, Courtney Lockhart kidnapped Marietta-native Lauren Burk from her Auburn University campus apartment, forced her to undress as he drove her around and then sho
I-85 widening continues to close lanes overnight near Braselton
Single lane closures on I-85 in Gwinnett, Barrow, and Jackson counties will occur nightly this week as construction activities continue for the I-85 Widening project. Clearing activity and work on the Spout Springs Road bridge will necessitate closing a single lane of I-85 in each direction between