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Stolen Bibles, guns, ammo, credit cards recovered in raid on Athens home

Athens-Clarke detectives raided a house Wednesday and seized guns, ammunition, electronics, Bibles and credit cards that officers said were stolen over the past three months along South Milledge Avenue. Police had obtained warrants to search the house and a vehicle at the location on Pineview Court, a street in a...
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Another NE Ga animal shelter is closed because of canine virus

Parvovirus closes another animal shelter: we learned earlier this week that the Athens-Clarke County Animal Services’ Adoption Center is closed through at least August 4 after a stray dog at the shelter tested positive. Now comes word of the virus at the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter in Lavonia, which will be closed for at least the next two weeks.
Oconee County, GAAthens Banner-Herald

Oconee blotter: Online job-seekers fall victim to frauds; couple pull fast one at gas pump

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:. MOVING DISPUTE: On July 12, Cpl. Sonyia Wallace-Burchett met with a 57-year-old woman who reported that she moved from California to a home on Friendship Circle in Oconee County, and her movers complained they couldn’t get down her driveway. They left and returned in smaller trucks, but also notified her that the fee had increased from $8,686 to $9,356. She objected because she said large trucks had previously negotiated the driveway. After haggling with the movers, the fee was lowered to $8,700.
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Crystal Jackson

COVID-19 Update (Morgan & Surrounding Counties)

The following data is current as of July 22, 2021. In Georgia overall, there have been 916,373 confirmed cases. Confirmed deaths are currently at 18,655 for the state with 2,950 probable deaths, 66,0254 hospitalizations, and 11,283 ICU admissions. This data shows an increase of 10,896 cases in Georgia in the last two weeks, representing 8,458.7 cases per 100,000. The total population of Georgia is 10,833,472.
Athens, GARed and Black

The history of Native Americans in Athens and UGA

Many are unaware, but Athens is filled with landmarks of significant events in Native American history. Lumpkin Street, Baldwin Hall, Abraham Baldwin’s statue on North Campus and the North Oconee River Greenway are a few notable locations from the first years of the University of Georgia’s history as well as the history of the Indigenous people who lived here first.
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The Georgia Sun

Arrest made in killing of Covington man at Decatur hotel

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit has arrested a suspect in the murder last month of a Covington man who was killed at a hotel in Decatur. Atlanta resident Aushun Lavoris Price, 35, was taken into custody without incident Wednesday on Metropolitan Ave. in Atlanta on a warrant accusing her of Malice Murder.
Athens, GARed and Black

PHOTOS: Athens residents rally to save greenspace

On Thursday afternoon, residents of Athens convened at the corner of Milledge Avenue and Broad Street in protest of Fuqua Development Company’s plans to remove the trees surrounding The Varsity’s former Athens location. Read the full article here.
Morgan County, GAMorgan County Citizen

County cracks down on people living in RVs, commissioners clash over 'big government' solutions

“This is just bigger government to me and I don’t like it,” said a frustrated Philipp von Hanstein, chairman of Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) after a heated exchange with Commissioner Ben Riden over proposed changes to the county ordinance regulating recreational vehicles, specifically to give county officials more power to catch citizens suspected of living in RVs.
Monroe, GAWalton Tribune

Body found at transfer station

MONROE, Ga. — City workers found a body at the solid waste transfer station Thursday afternoon. Monroe police Chief R.V. Watts said his department was called shortly before 2:45 p.m. Thursday. Workers at the city facility on Cherry Hill Road found the body among the refuse. Watts declined to say...
Oconee County,

Committee Rejects Splitting Athens Judicial Circuit

The Judicial Workload Assessment Committee of the Judicial Council of Georgia voted on Friday to recommend to the full council that Oconee County not be allowed to split from Clarke County in the Western Judicial Circuit. The Workload Assessment Committee was responding to a Feb. 12 request from Marcus Wiedower...
Clarke County, GAAthens Banner-Herald

Track delta variant COVID hospitalizations, transmission rates in Athens, Clarke County

As the hospitalization and transmission rates for COVID-19 begin to rise in Georgia, Clarke County has seen its case number bump up over the past few weeks. In the last two weeks, Clarke County has reported 74 cases of COVID-19. In the last two weeks, Barrow County had 58 cases, Jackson County had 49 cases, Oconee County had 17 cases reported, Madison County had 10 cases, and Oglethorpe County had 5 cases.
Newton County, GACovington News

Newton County Jail Log, July 21, 2021

Kimberly Necole Beasley, 52, Deerfield Farms Road, Monticello, was arrested July 17 and charged with drug not in original container, dui and improper lane usage. Herschell Jack Brown Jr, 51, Fairview Road, Covington, was arrested July 14 and charged with possession of firearm or knife during commission and possession of methamphetamine.
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Lawsuits allege carcinogens caused cancer in Covington

More than 150 lawsuits were filed this week in Gwinnett County State Court, each alleging that emissions from Covington companies caused cancer in residents there. The suits claim that BD, a company that uses ethylene oxide to sterilize medical equipment, and SRG, an automotive parts manufacturer that uses trichloroethylene in its operations, contributed to elevated cancer diagnoses near their facilities.