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‘Puke green’ minivan used in alleged Athens theft

Let me nip any rumors or speculation in the bud. My wife's tattoo is not where this perpetrator has hers!

posted @ Monday, October 13, 2014 - 23:22

UGA RB Gurley falsely accused of assault in downtown Athens bar

@barryhollander: The accuser was not named. He was not charged with an underage alcohol offense because he was in his home when speaking with police and not in public. I don't normally name someone unless they are formally charged with a crime. I'm speculating, but it could be that he was so intoxicated he might have legitimately thought Gurley was the one who punched him, so that would not be a basis of false report of a crime.

posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 08:56

Intoxicated couple arrested after kicking in Athens woman's door wanting more beer

@Korn Cob Pipe: Every day SIr!

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 08:55

Athens college students charged in alleged crime spree

@bobbidiboo: Yogi would have said when they came to the fork in the road they used it to eat soup

posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:31

Intoxicated couple arrested after kicking in Athens woman's door wanting more beer

@The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald @OconeeJoe: Dear readers, in the future you are always welcome to call or email me to point out a mistake. I can be reached at 706-208-2219 or joe.johnson@onlineathens.com
And if you must post a comment please try to refrain from any snarkiness (is that even a word?).
When writing 3-4 stories and compiling a police blotter containing 5-10 items each and every day I am bound to occasionally write west when I meant east or up when I meant down.
A simple heads-up would be much nicer than making fun of someone for trying the best to do their job.
Thank you.

posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:09

Dog bite sends Athens child to hospital

@SIGNOFF: The police report didn't indicate breed

posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 09:14

UGA police investigating social media threat that prompted Miller evacuation

@Kwijibo Junior: I understand an exam was postponed at MLC, but not a class in the sense that teaching was going on

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 17:31

30-person brawl reported in west Athens

@lawq: The intersection near where the brawl occurred is named in the story -- Chalfont Place and Chalfont Drive. It also notes it happened around the corner from Westchester Circle, so I think that pretty much covers in which neighborhood this happened.

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:09

Police arrest gun-toting alleged Athens gang member at Clarke Central-Cedar Shoals game

[quote][b]bobbidiboo[/b] - Offense[/quote] Actually, I never used the word by either spelling in the story. I feel so offensed and offenced! (not to mention dissed and disparaged)

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 14:33

Two indicted for Athens home invasion, robberies, kidnappings and assaults

@snarkydude: The kidnapping victims in this case were white, one a UGA student.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 13:36

Judge orders forced medication of mentally-ill man who shot deputy outside Athens courthouse

@Swami-108: yes, legal precedent was cited in the order

posted @ Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 10:26

More than 3,500 gallons of gas stolen from Athens store

@SIGNOFF: No cameras on the pumps, but cameras covered the tanks and they're being reviewed

posted @ Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:21

Man grabs Athens cop's gun a week after fellow officer shot with own weapon

When my wife was a deputy in Richmond County she and another deputy got into a fight with a guy involved in a domestic, and as the three wrestled on the floor the guy grabbed the partner's gun. My wife did not hesitate to shoot him to save both herself and her partner's life. It not only was a justified shooting, my wife received a commendation for her actions.

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 14:33

Athens cyclist injured by motorist

@jtsim: Two shes.
When it says she was charged with failure to yield upon entering the roadway, and that immediately follows the sentence about the driver exiting a parking lot, it's obvious that the driver was the she who was charged.

posted @ Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:58

Athens-Clarke police officer shot while responding to domestic dispute

@Swami-108: http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2013-08-11/tired-fighting-offenders-a...

posted @ Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:26

Man claiming to be Marine questions service of wrong Athens cop

@bobbidiboo: I missed it too. I apparently was wrongly inferred.

posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 17:40

Alleged hackers scam Athens woman

@nowheregirl: ?????

posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 19:45

Alleged hackers scam Athens woman

@nowheregirl: ?????

posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 19:45

List of those indicted for abuse and neglect at Alzheimer's Care of Commerce

@OconeeJoe: The names of people indicted for serious offenses are always published

posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 15:43

Athens police finally nab elusive alleged crack dealer

@rcbljc: New state law, effective July 1, forbids law enforcement agencies from posting booking photos to a website

posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 19:11

Athens police finally nab elusive alleged crack dealer

@rcbljc: New state law, effective July 1, forbids law enforcement aha coed from posting booking photos to a website

posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 19:11

Man allegedly defecates outside Athens restaurant

[quote][b]grove600[/b] - @The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald:
I love your post man. I'll hoist a beer or three tonight in your honor. [/quote]

I liked everything after the first paragraph!

posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 11:31

Man allegedly defecates outside Athens restaurant

@mpd0.59: That's what I said if you read to the end.

posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 11:23

Man allegedly defecates outside Athens restaurant

[quote][b]The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald[/b] - I love it when the mushmouth ABH uses the equivocal "allegedly." I mean, these highly trained and season journalists can't verify from their sources that this otherwise nameless perpetrator ACTUALLY did leave a load on the sidewalk?
I'm the person who wrote this item. The fact a police report was written about the incident is confirmation that the police said the guy did it. While the guy undoubtedly did do it, the police did not document any conclusive facts they may have that proves he did, other than the probable cause that he fit the description provided by the restaurant manager. It remains an allegation until the guy admits it or is proven in a court of law.

posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:52

UGA student cited for violating move-over law

@wanttoknowthetruth: This happened on a two lane street, so with oncoming traffic the first thing to do would be to slow down before crossing the double yellow line.

posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 08:48

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