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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

Two sentenced in federal court for stealing identities of students at UGA, Emory

@OconeeJoe: And it's not a typo! That's how it's spelled in court documents.

posted @ Friday, August 1, 2014 - 17:24

Peeping Toms spotted outside Athens home

[quote][b]Oistrakh[/b] - Exactly! This is a non-story without the "where". [ quote][b]Walholler[/b] - What neighborhood? Neighbors need to know and be watchful.
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I agree. Tell that to the police.

posted @ Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 15:35

Peeping Toms spotted outside Athens home

[quote][b]Walholler[/b] - What neighborhood? Neighbors need to know and be watchful.
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The police blacked out the address in the report

posted @ Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 15:32

Athens home of wheelchair-bound man burglarized

[quote][b]crackerjack[/b] - So it took between 1 p.m. Saturday and 5:15 p.m. to get him back in the wheelchair ? Shock [/quote]

When the police list a time frame for a burglary or theft it normally encompasses the last time stolen items were last seen and the time they were found to be missing.

posted @ Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 11:03

BLOG: Will Georgia's 'Slow Poke' law withstand challenge on appeal?

@TeeWee: Thanks for pointing that out. I was thinking Slow Poke when writing but Move Over came out. I guess it's because both laws require moving over. Or maybe I should have had that second cup of coffee this morning.

posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:53

GSP troopers getting ready to enforce 'slowpoke' law

@TeeWee: that's a lot of work!

posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 12:31

Logan's Roadhouse to host fundraiser to benefit the Buddy Christian Foundation

@jtsim: agreed with you right,up to the point of drunk kids

posted @ Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 21:58

UGA employees suspected of surplus theft

[quote][b]Hawaii Five O[/b] - And who are they?
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Here's the story I filed. Don't know why names were omitted in the editing process.

Two University of Georgia employees have been charged in connection with the theft of university-owned furniture.
Kenneth Hilton Horton, 49, of Colbert, was charged with misdemeanor theft by taking for stealing a filing cabinet and credenza from UGA’s steam plant on Cedar Street, where he worked, UGA police said.
His supervisor, Robert J. Bartunek, was charged as being a party to the crime for allowing Horton to take the items, according to police.
UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said the items were surplus, and that police recovered the credenza, but the filing cabinet was sold to a scrap yard.
An investigation began last Friday when someone phoned in an anonymous tip that Horton stole the items, Williamson said.
“In the course of conducting interviews, investigators found out that the supervisor at the steam plant told the employee he could take those items,” Williamson said. “A witness even saw the supervisor unlock a door to give the employee access.”
Warrants for both employees were obtained by police on Wednesday.
Horton surrendered to authorities later that same day, but Bartunek had not yet been arrested as of Thursday afternoon.
Horton was released from the Clarke County Jail after posting a $1,500 bond.

posted @ Friday, July 25, 2014 - 11:13

UPDATE: South Milledge reopened after portable toilet contents mopped up

@Greg Benson: I didn't want to be redundant, so I went with "trail of slippery entrails" this time

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 20:23

Authorities round up nearly a dozen criminal suspects in Athens sweep

@thelastresort: You don't. You get sent back to prison.

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 15:38

Man who allegedly struck Athens parking enforcement officer with SUV indicted

@Used2baFreeCountry: She wasn't injured, just very shaken up (from what I recall in the police report at the time it happened)

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 14:03

Trial for admitted cop killer Jamie Hood to be held in Athens

@marshalld: The TV cameras will follow this case no matter where the trial is held. Also, I don't see grounds for appeal since the defendant agreed to have the trial in Athens.

posted @ Monday, July 21, 2014 - 11:19

Jennifer Davis: Paramedic responds by ground and air to those in need

Parameds most certainly Rock!

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 17:13

Athens man tries to stab eye of child’s mother

@nowheregirl: A new law took effect July 1 concerning booking photos. The only real change was that publications could not profit from charging people to have their mug shots removed from their websites, which was what some had been doing. The ABH had to submit to each agency we regularly deal with a signed and notarized letter stating that we would not charge to remove mug shots, which we nave did anyway, and that they would be used in the course of normal news gathering.
For some reason, The CCSO took this law change a step further by no longer displaying mug shots on the jail's website. I am not sure what the rationale was.

posted @ Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 09:47

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