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Community Connection pig roast brings together diverse Athens crowd
Georgia
If you want to draw a crowd, serve barbecue. That was one lesson from Community Connection’s first pig roast Saturday at the West Broad Farmers Market, as the local nonprofit sought a nontraditional way of reaching out into the community to collect health data for a Community Health Needs Assessment under the umbrella of the federal Affordable Care Act. read more
March 28 2015
UGA's Andy Landers To Retire
Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Andy Landers is retiring following 36 seasons as the only full-time coach in the history of the Georgia women's program.    Landers is retiring following a season in which he recorded his 850th career win with the Lady Bulldogs. ...
March 27 2015
Athens police officers gunned down four years ago today
Athens, Georgia
Four years ago today, Athens was enjoying a mild and sunny early spring day that by afternoon would become one of the darker days in the community’s recent history. It was on March 22, 2011, that Athens-Clarke County Senior Police Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian III was shot and killed in the line of duty. SPO Tony Howard was seriously wounded by the same gunman. read more
March 25 2015
Revenge apparent motive in fatal Athens nightclub shooting
Georgia
A shooting last spring outside an Athens nightclub that killed one man and wounded another apparently started as an act of revenge. Until now, police shied away from publicly stating a possible motive for the May 10 shooting that killed Derrick Lee Merritt and wounded Jamaris Antrellis Walter at Bootleggers on Commerce Road. But a recently filed Athens-Clarke County police search warrant sheds ...
March 24 2015
Adams named community coordinator for Athens E3Z zone
Georgia
Athens-Clarke County’s Early Education Empowerment Zone recently named Clayton Adams as its new community coordinator. Unveiled in October, E3Z aims to raise the quality of early childhood care for Athens children. Adams previously worked with the Clarke County School District Office of Early Learning Early Head Start and Head Start prior to joining Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of ...
March 23 2015
Trial for accused cop-killer Jamie Hood to cost more than $300,000
Georgia
A legal compromise under which admitted cop-killer Jamie Hood will be tried in Athens-Clarke County with a jury selected in Elbert County and sequestered in an Athens hotel will cost the county more than $300,000, according to estimates from the local judiciary and the sheriff’s office. read more
March 18 2015
St. Mary's signs Letter of Intent to acquire Ty Cobb Medical Center
Georgia
Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center is located just off Interstate 85 in Franklin County. (Photo/Rob Moore) ATHENS - A 56-bed rural northeast Georgia hospital soon may be part of a larger healthcare system.
March 18 2015
Athens police arrest man who stole car while wearing hospital smock
Georgia
A man wearing a hospital smock stole a car from an Athens repair shop on Monday. A mechanic at the BP station on Alps Road told Athens-Clarke County police that as he warmed up the car to diagnose an issue with it overheating, a shoeless man wearing a blue hospital smock closed the car’s hood and drove off with it. Police subsequently broadcast a lookout for the car. Soon after, an officer found ...
March 18 2015
Georgia heads to SEC tournament with strong NCAA standing
Texas
No bubble trouble ATHENS — Georgia may already have secured its spot in the NCAA tournament field. All the same, senior Nemanja Djurisic doesn’t want to leave anything to chance in the Southeastern Conference tournament. “That’s something we’re not sure of,” Djurisic said Tuesday. “We’d rather take care of our destiny and control what we can, and that’s winning the next game, and doing ...
March 14 2015
New foundation honors Darla Gibbons, promotes domestic violence awareness
Georgia
Darla Gibbons suffered a cruel end to her short life. In October, police found Gibbons dead, her body stuffed into the trunk of a burned car at an Athens quarry. Friends and family believe her murder was the end result of an abusive relationship. But those same friends and family want to ensure Gibbons' life and death counted. read more
March 09 2015
Lemuel Penn murder part of talks planned at Piedmont College symposium
Georgia
An upcoming symposium on social change plans to include a discussion on one of the Athens area’s most notorious historical crimes. In addition to the discussion of the 1964 murder of Marine Col. Lemuel Penn at Madison County’s Broad River Bridge, speakers at the day-long “Lillian E. Smith Symposium on Arts and Social Change” on Saturday at Piedmont College include Barbara Brown Taylor and ...
March 09 2015
GBI warrant names killer of UGA student, provides details of deadly drug deal
Georgia
A recently filed search warrant names Athens resident Cormaine Xavier Goss as the man who shot and killed University of Georgia student Min Seok Cho last month during an alleged drug deal. Goss and Andre Ruff had met with Cho and fellow UGA student Lucas Amsler Raposo the afternoon of Jan. 13 to buy marijuana, but the meeting turned into an armed robbery in which Goss allegedly shot Cho in the ...
February 25 2015
Event calendar for the week
Georgia
TODAY Affordable Health Care Act Seminar: Noon, Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter St. Free seminar presented by Harold Weber, a trained navigator for the Affordable Care Act. www.athenslibrary.org. Open Chess Play: 4-5:30 p.m., Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter St. For ages 7-18. All skill levels welcome. www.athenslibrary.org. Open Playtime: 10:30 a.m., Athens-Clarke County ...
February 24 2015
Not guilty pleas entered by those charged in Athens drive-by shooting
Georgia
Two people charged for the drive-by shooting death of a west Athens teen nearly a year ago recently pleaded not guilty. Telvin Tiondre Fleming, 20, and Tyrique Tittrous Watson, 16, each face charges of malice and felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during a felony, all in connection with the May 30 drive-by on Westchester Circle that killed 18-year-old Jordorian “Jojo ...
February 21 2015
St. Mary's among Georgia hospitals looking at acquisitions
Georgia
ATLANTA | The hospital partnership dance continues in Georgia. Given the pressures of the health care economy, nobody apparently wants to be a wallflower. Last week, St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens said it is talking with financially ailing Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center about a possible acquisition of the Lavonia hospital. That announcement reverberated in northeast Georgia, but it was ...
February 20 2015
Ga. hospital partnerships, purchases rise
Georgia
ATLANTA -- The hospital partnership dance continues in Georgia. Given the pressures of the health care economy, nobody apparently wants to be a wallflower. Last week, St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens said it is talking with financially ailing Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center about a possible acquisition of the Lavonia hospital. That announcement reverberated in northeast Georgia, but it ...
February 20 2015
Trial date set for man accused in Athens officer death
Georgia
The trial date is now set for a man a man accused of fatally shooting a northeast Georgia police officer and wounding another.
February 19 2015
Athens man receives 40-year-sentence for child porn conviction
Georgia
An Athens man recently received a 40-year sentence for his conviction on 44 counts of sexual exploitation of children after authorities found him in possession of images of children getting sexually assaulted. Following a jury trial in Clarke County Superior Court, a judge on Friday ordered 31-year-old Joshua Dale Aiken to serve the first 10 years of his sentence in prison. The jury acquitted ...
February 18 2015
Jury selection in Jamie Hood trial set to begin June 1
Georgia
Four years after he admittedly shot and killed one Athens-Clarke County police officer and wounded another, Jamie Donnell Hood is heading for a trial by jury. Western Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge H. Patrick Haggard on Thursday scheduled June 1 as the first day of jury selection in the death penalty case. Hood, 37, is accused of murdering Senior Police Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian III ...
February 10 2015
Jury selection in trial of admitted Athens cop-killer Jamie Hood set to begin June 1
Georgia
Four years after he admittedly shot and killed one Athens-Clarke County police officer and wounded another, Jamie Donnell Hood is heading for a trial by jury. Western Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge H. Patrick Haggard on Thursday scheduled June 1 as the first day of jury selection in the death penalty case. Hood, 37, is accused of murdering Senior Police Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian III ...
February 10 2015
Jury selection in trial of admitted cop-killer Jamie Hood set to begin June 1
Georgia
Four years after he admittedly shot and killed one Athens-Clarke County police officer and wounded another, Jamie Donnell Hood is heading for a trial by jury. Western Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge H. Patrick Haggard on Thursday scheduled June 1 as the first day of jury selection in the death penalty case. Hood, 37, is accused of murdering Senior Police Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian III ...
February 10 2015
UGA student indicted for social media threats of mass violence on campus
Athens, Georgia
A Clarke County grand jury recently indicted a University of Georgia student for creating a scare on campus by using social media to threaten mass gun violence. Authorities said that on Sept. 19 Ariel Omar Arias, 19, warned people to stay away from the Zell B. Miller Learning Center “if you want to live,” and that “I’m coming with an AK,” in reference to an AK-47 assault rifle. The threat caused ...
February 06 2015
Ga. man sentenced to life for fatal shooting
Athens, Georgia
An Athens man has been sentenced to life in prison in the death of a 76-year-old man. The Athens Banner-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1CyF6gF ) 18-year-old Anthony Jermaine Fuller said in court Thursday that he shot Edward Davidson during a November 2012 burglary.
February 06 2015
Two Athens men charged with murder of UGA student
Georgia
Athens-Clarke police remained tight-lipped Thursday on the circumstances that led to the shooting death of a University of Georgia student and the arrests of two Athens men charged with the crime. Police said Min Seok Cho, 21, was gunned down by Cormaine Xavier Goss and Andre Ruff during a drug transaction. Cho was shot in the head. Late Wednesday, authorities arrested Goss, 21, and Ruff, 18, at ...
February 01 2015
Lady Dawgs Defend Home Court
Missouri
The Missouri Tigers arrived in Athens with an 0-2 conference record, but both losses were close ones to ranked teams. And the Georgia Lady Dawgs had designs on keeping their unbeaten home record intact. They did by a 69-48 margin.
January 22 2015
Police arrest 2 in murder of UGA student
Georgia
ATHENS - Two suspects are now in custody in the off-campus shooting death of a University of Georgia student from Gwinnett County.
January 16 2015
Case of murdered Athens banker unsolved after three years
Georgia
The murder of Charles Stephen Parker three years ago today might remain unsolved, but authorities said that does not mean the case of the slain 25-year-old Athens banker has gone cold. “Any time a lead comes in, within 24 to 48 hours it’s followed up on,” said Jesse Maddox, assistant special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Athens regional office. “It’s not something that ...
January 14 2015
Harold Calvin Sorrow Jr.
Georgia
Memorial services for Harold Calvin “Moose” Sorrow Jr., 59, of Union Point, were held Tuesday, December 16, at 11 a.m. at Callaway Funeral Home Chapel in Union Point with Rev. Wayne Usry officiating. He died Sunday, December 14, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens.
January 10 2015
Athens man who shot out stepdad's eye declared mentally incompetent for trial
Athens, Georgia
A Superior Court judge recently ruled that an Athens man was incompetent to stand trial for shooting his stepfather in the eye with a flare gun earlier this year. Derek Joseph Wardlaw, 32, was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation by the state Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to determine “whether there is a substantial probability that (he) will attain ...
December 24 2014
Aspen Dental Practice Opens In Athens, GA
Georgia
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Aspen Dental-branded office is opening in Athens, GA on Thursday, December 11.  Located at 1805 Epps Bridge Pkwy Suite 101, the conveniently-located practice will provide dental services that range from dentures and preventive care...
December 19 2014
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