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  1. Protesters hit the streets for hot day of marches before DNCRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Police officers were posted at street corners in downtown Philadelphia as the first protesters hit the city's sweltering streets Sunday ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Several demonstrations were planned, including an anti-fracking march from City Hall to Independence Mall, near the Liberty Bell.


  2. Augusta toddler found in pool dies at hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Brandon Holmes, 2, was found in a swimming pool at Baymont Inn on June 19, according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen. The child was rushed to the hospital, where he has been since, Bowen said.


  3. Daughter says father made threats day before fatal shootings in GeorgiaRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    This undated photo provided by courtesy of WRDW/WAGT Augusta and Columbia County Sheriff's Office shows Wayne Anthony Hawes. Georgia authorities say a man suspected in two shootings that left multiple people dead has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.


  4. Traffic stop for speeding leads to arrest of drug suspect in Jackson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    A 21-year-old Richmond County man told a Jackson County Sheriff's deputy during a recent traffic stop that he was carrying $3,449 cash on him because "he didn't believe in banks." But deputies seized the cash on April 8 when officers reported he was also carrying bags of marijuana, amphetamine pills, and a loaded .40-caliber pistol.


  5. Augusta bans flying drones over crowdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Augusta has approved one of the region's first local drone laws, which bans the unmanned aircraft from flying in areas where 100 or more people might gather. Officials with the Association County Commissioners of Georgia and the Georgia Municipal Association knew of no local drone laws in Georgia besides the proposed Augusta ordinance, The Augusta Chronicle reported .


  6. Augusta man hospitalized for gunshot now charged with murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Kevin Leslie, 33, was booked into the Richmond County jail Thursday on charges of murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and aggravated assault. He is accused of fatally shooting Deshaun Johnson, 22, on March 15. The death was one of three homicides in Richmond County last week.


  7. Yarbrough: Random thoughts on education, nuclear power and votingRead the original story

    Feb 15, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    An alert to Georgia public school teachers: Keep a close watch on these two legislators. First, state Rep. Jan Jones, R-Milton, speaker pro tem in the House of Representatives, evidently isn't buying a report from state School Superintendent Richard Woods and the Georgia Department of Education that shows 44 percent of new teachers leave the profession within five years and that two out of three teachers surveyed said they were unlikely or very unlikely to recommend teaching as a profession.


  8. January 2016 saw the return of nearly normal winter weather to GeorgiaRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    After a record-setting warm December 2015, January 2016 in Georgia was slightly cooler and drier than normal. While El Nino conditions mean a continuation of slightly cooler-than-normal conditions in February, it should also mean a wetter-than-normal month.


  9. Augusta utilities officials criticized for boil-water advisoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Augusta's utilities director is facing criticism for his response to a water problem that inconvenienced tens of thousands of people and shut down the school system for two days. Some say that Director Tom Wiedmeier was slow to notify the public of an advisory that water should be boiled.


  10. Bond granted to Augusta man facing charges of bestiality, child pornographyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    A retired judge granted bond Thursday for an Augusta man who, investigators said, has a child pornography collection that contains photos he took of a 12-year-old child. Sitting in for the eight active SuA perior Court judges Thursday, SeA nior Judge William M. Fleming Jr. set a $125,000 bond for Matthew B. Stewart, 33, who is charged with bestiality and two counts of computer pornography and the child exploitation act.


  11. Veterans' benefits 'supermarket' coming to Athens on Dec. 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    A number of veterans service agencies and other groups offering help to the country's military veterans will gather together at The Classic Center early next month for what the Georgia Department of Veterans Services is calling a "Supermarket of Veterans Benefits."


  12. Athens man returned from psych hospital to face charges he brutally beat captive womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    An Athens man recently released from a state psychiatric hospital might now face 2-year-old charges that he brutally assaulted a woman while holding her captive. During a bench trial earlier this year, a Clarke County Superior Court judge deemed John Howard Newton Jr., 52, incompetent to stand trial.


  13. Oka'Chafa Powwow and Wild West FestRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Click here to see pictures from the 4th annual Native American Powwow and Wild West Fest held in Lock and Dam Park, Augusta, Ga by Spotted A photographer Kenneth Pagel.


  14. Pastor found dead after fire at former Augusta churchRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Authorities say a former pastor has been found dead after a fire at the Augusta building that once housed his community church. Local media outlets report that the building's fire was called in Sunday morning.


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