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  1. High School Roundup: Playoffs rolling along for Athens-area teamsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    With the first round of the state volleyball tournament set to begin this week and the state softball tournament entering its second round, more than a dozen Athens-area teams are gearing up for the postseason. In volleyball, 10 teams will play first-round games on Saturday, with one school – North Oconee – scheduled to play Thursday.

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  2. Police announce reward in Athens home invasionRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    Athens-Clarke County police offered on Tuesday a cash reward in an attempt to identify suspects in a home invasion armed robbery two weeks ago north of downtown. Additionally, police released a Georgia Bureau of Investigation forensic sketch artist's rendition of one of the four to five suspects in the armed robbery in the 400 block of Atlanta Avenue.

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  3. Oconeefest to feature live auction, moreRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    The University of North Georgia's fifth annual Oconeefest will feature a new wrinkle that's guaranteed to keep the event lively. Oconeefest raises scholarship funds for Oconee County students who attend UNG and provides funding for tuition, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research and other expenses.

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  4. Athens police chase leads to arrest of teen gun theft suspectsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    Following a chase involving a stolen car, Athens-Clarke County police arrested on Sunday two teens allegedly connected to a series of vehicle break-ins and gun thefts. The arrests came after a chase that ended when the stolen car ran over stop sticks an officer deployed, according to police.

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  5. Efforts undertaken in Athens area to get out the high school voteRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    Equipped with a packet of voter registration forms, a half a box of pens and several bags of Jolly Rancher candies, North Oconee High School's Teen Republicans and Young Democrats earlier this month set up a voter registration table at the front of the school cafeteria. While their political views may differ, the two organizations found common ground when they teamed up to host a student voter registration drive during a lunch period.

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  6. Early voting gets underway in GeorgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Athens Banner-Herald

    Turnout was strong in Athens on Monday as early voting began leading up to the Nov. 6 Georgia general election. More than 50 people waited outside the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections office shortly after 2 p.m., waiting to get their turn to cast ballots on the same Diebold touch-screen voting machines voters will see on election day.

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  7. Little Kings event to benefit abuse victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Cottage Sexual Assault Center & Children's Advocacy Center is hosting “Unplugged For The Cottage” 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Little Kings Shuffle Club, 223 W. Hancock St., Athens. The event is an evening of acoustic music, food, raffles a silent auction and a cork pull, all open to the public.

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  8. Geisler named Grace College alumna of the yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Athens Banner-Herald

    Dr. Kelly Manahan Geisler of Athens was recently named “Alumna of the Year” by Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. Geisler, a 1990 graduate of the school, currently serves as the director of gynecological oncology at Atlanta's Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

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  9. St. Gregory church to welcome new rector with concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 14 | Athens Banner-Herald

    St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church at 3195 Barnett Shoals Rd. in Athens is welcoming the Rev. Nikki Mathis as their new rector with a concert on Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. The free program will be followed by a reception.

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  10. Ian: The future of Athens policing: The conversation we are not havingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 14 | Athens Banner-Herald

    At a recent town hall meeting, a panel discussed the future of Athens policing in the wake of the dismissal of Chief Scott Freeman and an unprecedented number of officers leaving the department. The panel consisted of two newly-elected commissioners, Mariah Parker and Tim Denson, former Athens Mayor Gwen O'Looney, University of Georgia law professor Russell Gabriel, and current interim Police Chief Mike Hunsinger.

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  11. Athens man indicted for allegedly pimping, raping womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | Athens Banner-Herald

    An Athens man was recently indicted for allegedly using force, threats and drugs to coerce a woman to prostitute herself for him. A grand jury charged Charlie William Jordan, 38, of Winter Court with rape, aggravated assault, aggravated sodomy, pandering by compulsion and four counts of trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, according to the indictment filed this week in Clarke County Superior Court.

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  12. Athens area spared from Hurricane Michael's wrathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 11 | Athens Banner-Herald

    While Hurricane Michael left a path of devastation as it tore through south Georgia on Wednesday, the powerful storm had minimal effect on the Athens area, officials said. “A few fallen trees were noted toward the later part of morning, but were moved by officers and Georgia Power and did not involve any road closures," Harwell said.

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  13. An all Athens affair: Athens Christian focused on slowing down Athens Academy attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 11 | Athens Banner-Herald

    For Athens Christian, the game plan for Friday night is simple: Stop, or at least slow down, Athens Academy running back Len'Neth Whitehead. Whitehead scored five touchdowns for the unbeaten Spartans last week, two weeks after scoring three against then-unbeaten Prince Avenue.

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  14. UGA rewards women's basketball coach Joni Taylor with boost in pay, three-year extensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 11 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Georgia has extended women's basketball coach Joni Taylor's contract three years and given her a boost in pay that brings her annual compensation to $750,000. It comes after a season in which Taylor guided her team to a 26-7 record-the program's best since 2006-07-finished tied for second in the SEC standings, reached the NCAA tournament second round and finished No.

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  15. Dog Bytes Podcast: T-Bob Hebert joins the show to talk LsuRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 9 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Bob Hebert, a former center for LSU, joins the podcast to talk about Georgia's trip to Baton Rouge. You'll find out why he thinks Athens is the greatest college town, where you can eat in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, and he'll tell you what the atmosphere is like in Tiger Stadium and how the LSU faithful feels about head coach Ed Orgeron.

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  16. Paroled killer arrested at daughter's home in AthensRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 4 | Athens Banner-Herald

    A convicted killer from Barrow County was arrested early Thursday morning after he reportedly showed up drunk at his daughter's house in Athens and called 911 because the woman would not give him money. Gillian Junior McDaniel, 58, called 911 at about 12:30 a.m. to report he wanted to meet with officers because his “daughter not giving money back,” according to an Athens-Clarke County police dispatch report.

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  17. Donald Trump Jr. to attend Brian Kemp rally in AthensRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 4 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The son of President Donald Trump plans to appear at an Athens campaign rally for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp. Starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at The Classic Center in downtown Athens, the rally will feature Donald J. Trump Jr. and former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle, according to an email sent to supporters.

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  18. Athens man sentenced to house arrest in child porn caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 4 | Athens Banner-Herald

    According to Clarke County Superior Court records, George Lamar Welch, 75, was arrested in August 2017 and subsequently charged in an accusation filed by the Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office with five counts of sexual exploitation of children. In accordance with a negotiated agreement, Welch pleaded guilty to all counts and received a sentence of 20 years on probation, with the first 12 months to be served under house arrest at his residence, court documents noted.

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  19. Winterville rezone request stirs oppositionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Dozens of Winterville residents packed a zoning hearing before the Winterville Mayor and Council on Tuesday, most of them opposed to the possible rezoning of a house belonging to a former Winterville City Council member. Former council member Rob McNiff has requested that a house he owns at 370 Athens Road be rezoned from “professional limited commercial” to a general business zoning, which would permit more possible uses, including the food kitchen that a prospective buyer wants to install in the house.

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  20. Jury acquits Athens man on child molestation chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | Athens Banner-Herald

    After a three-day trial, a Clarke County jury last month found Roy Levond Mathis, 44, not guilty of all charges in a 14-count indictment. Mathis said Wednesday that the 15-year-old boy and girl made up the accusations against him because they felt he was underpaying them as workers for his car wash and detailing business.

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