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10 min ago | Athens Banner-Herald
A pair of Athens-Clarke County police officers this week made an unexpected appearance in a television show that was being filmed in downtown Athens.
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The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present a gallery tour and discussion featuring "Paper Covers Rock," an exhibition of graphic and fine arts held in partnership with "Art Rocks Athens," an organization seeking to revisit, celebrate and archive the unique relationship of art and music in Athens between 1975-1985.
Longtime local activist Melissa Link, a regular presence in the audience at Athens-Clarke County Commission meetings, has won a seat on the commission, claiming victory in a Tuesday runoff against political newcomer Rachel Watkins.
The Athens-Clarke County Library will host "Meat and Three: Athens Food Scene Then and Now" in the library's Appleton Auditorium 7 p.m. Thursday presented by local historian Milton Leathers and food and event coordinator Lee Epting.
Former Statham Assistant Chief of Police Allan Johnston was sworn in as the city's new chief of police on Wednesday morning.
A Clarke County grand jury recently indicted an Athens man who allegedly choked his girlfriend last year during an assault that was stopped when a witness beat him with a broom.
Items altogether worth more than $24,000 were stolen. Those stolen items included TVs, DVD players, several video game consoles, jewelry, clothing, a video recorder, cologne and watch collections, a carpet, window blinds, a flashlight-stun gun, and 3-D glasses.
Thomas Jefferson Rawls, 57, of Pine Valley Place, was arrested Sunday at a Woodhaven Parkway residence on Madison County arrest warrants charging him with child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes, Athens-Clarke County police said.
An Athens man told police he was kicked and robbed after telling the suspect he wasn't interested in buying marijuana.
A Watkinsville man who allegedly fled from police by car and foot in Oconee County told arresting officers that he had been jogging for more than five hours after he was captured Sunday night in Athens, authorities said.
The man who admitted to killing an Athens-Clarke County police officer and wounding another more than three years ago will stand trial in the downtown Athens courthouse.
The victim said that the car she had borrowed and parked on Julious Drive was stolen sometime between July 11 and Saturday, according to a police news release.
The Clarke County School District recently presented its fourth annual Impact Awards.
National Park Service officials say more than 7 million people visited Georgia parks in 2013 and had an economic benefit of about $348 million.
Athens-Clarke County this year will begin welcoming an increasing number of refugees fleeing conflict in their native lands for a new home in the U.S. The Atlanta office of the International Rescue Committee plans to open a sub-office in Athens by end of the year, and hopes to begin resettling refugee families in Athens as soon as October.
Updated: Wed Jul 23, 2014 08:22 am
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