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  1. Oglethorpe native leaves Florida U.S. Naval Reserves post; moves to JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Athens Banner-Herald

    A native of Oglethorpe County was honored recently during a change of command ceremony held at the U.S. Southern Command for the U.S. Navy Reserves in Doral, Fla., where Capt. John Madril was an outgoing commander.

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  2. Grave of Confederate soldier dug up in GeorgiaRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Authorities in Georgia say the grave of a Confederate soldier has been dug up and investigators are working to determine whether anything has been stolen. Crawford County Sheriff Lewis Walker on Thursday said a grave is at the Old Bethel Church Cemetery in Knoxville and belonged to James Nichols.

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  3. Athens man charged in high speed chase in Crawford hits two vehicles head-onRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Athens Banner-Herald

    An Athens man remained in the Oglethorpe County Jail on Monday following a high-speed Sunday chase through the city of Crawford that occurred while townspeople were preparing for the start of a Christmas parade, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Numerous charges were filed against Tuborus Kenya Pope, 32, of Athens, including DUI, felony fleeing from police, felony hit and run, reckless driving, traveling on the wrong side of the road and improper passing.

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  4. Around Here briefsRead the original story

    Nov 21, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The annual Christmas In Statham event will take place 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 13. A parade begins at 4 p.m. Kids can have pictures made with Santa and free hotdogs and hot chocolate are offered after the parade. The Statham Friends of the Library is hosting a raffle as a fundraiser with the winner being drawn on Dec. 13. Tickets for $1 each are offered for the raffling of a decorated Christmas tree, a chair painted in Christmas colors, and a hand-crafted quilt.

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  5. GBI: Woman found dead on Oglethorpe roadside was hit by vehicleRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The mystery behind the death of a 31-year-old Crawford woman found on a roadside more than a month ago deepened this week when authorities announced she was hit by a vehicle driven by an unknown motorist. "The injury she received was substantial enough at one point to cause her death," Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Jesse Maddox said. 3 comments

  6. Around Here CalendarRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Winder-Barrow Community Theatre will debut the Halloween play "13 Past Midnight" by "Billy St. John on Oct. 17 for a two weekend run. Tickets are available at the City of Winder Customer Care Center 867-3106 and also at Pam Veader's State Farm Insurance 867-1679).

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  7. Around Here BriefsRead the original story

    Oct 3, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Dirty Spokes Trail Running Race Series will be held 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at Fort Yargo Park in Winder. For information on the race see www.dirtyspokes.com .

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  8. Around Here BriefsRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The play "Wedding Belles" at the Colleen O. Williams Theater in the Winder Cultural Arts Center shows today at 7:30 p.m. and again Sunday at 3 p.m. Proceeds from the play, set during World War II, help provide scholarships to the theater's summer drama camp. In addition, money also goes to a band scholarship at Russell Middle School.

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  9. GBI mum on Crawford woman found dead on roadside Sept. 8Read the original story

    Sep 25, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is still not prepared to comment on the cause of death of a Crawford woman whose body was found along an Oglethorpe County road on Sept. 8, authorities said Thursday.

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  10. State Crime Lab not ready to release cause for Crawford woman's deathRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Investigators are still working with State Crime Lab medical examiners to determine the cause of death for a woman found Monday lying on the side of a road in Oglethorpe County, authorities said Friday. Crime lab officials had some questions they wanted answered, so local investigators are trying to get those answers, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Jesse Maddox of Athens said.

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  11. GBI identifies Crawford woman found dead along road in OglethorpeRead the original story

    Sep 9, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The body of a Crawford woman found Monday afternoon on the side of Georgia Highway 22 in Oglethorpe County has been sent to the State Crime Lab for an autopsy, Oglethorpe County Sheriff Mike Smith said Tuesday. The woman, identified as Ashley Leanne Watson, 31, of Crawford, was found about 5:35 p.m. by family members after she had initially been reported missing, Smith said.

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  12. GBI identifies Crawford woman found dead along road in OglethorpeRead the original story

    Sep 9, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The body of a Crawford woman found Monday afternoon on the side of Georgia Highway 22 in Oglethorpe County has been sent to the State Crime Lab for an autopsy, Oglethorpe County Sheriff Mike Smith said Tuesday. The woman, identified as Ashley Leanne Watson, 31, of Crawford, was found about 5:35 p.m. by family members after she had initially been reported missing, Smith said.

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  13. Oglethorpe County woman turns 105 years oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    But Collins, who turns 105 years old today, spent most of her long life living on a small farm in Oglethorpe County. "I lived in Sandy Cross, me and my husband Fudge Collins," she said Thursday in the lobby of The Oaks, where she has taken up residence.

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  14. Calendar of eventsRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    15, Watkinsville. Meetings are held each Tuesday. TOPS is a nonprofit support group for weight loss.

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  15. License plate readers raise questions cocerning government over-reachRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    A device mounted on patrol cars that instantly scans every license plate it sees is the focus of a debate over personal rights and government data collection.

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  16. Education events this weekRead the original story

    Jul 27, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Call 613-3650, ext. 356. Newcomers always welcome. a Native Medicinal Plants, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

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  17. Tribute planned for B.W. Coile, the man behind Roscoe PucannonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The music stage at the Independence Day Celebration in Colbert was missing its star this year for the first time in more than 40 years.

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  18. Voters make the final decision in a close Senate runoffRead the original story

    Jul 22, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    After a series of surveys showed Jack Kingston and David Perdue repeatedly trading the lead in the Republican runoff for the U.S. Senate nomination, Tuesday's vote count will finally settle the issue.

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  19. Events this week in Athens areaRead the original story

    Jul 13, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Friends of the Statham Library are holding a raffle for a rocking chair that was converted into a plant holder and painted "University of Georgia red."

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  20. Around Here briefsRead the original story

    Jul 11, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Friends of the Statham Library are holding a raffle for a rocking chair that was converted into a plant holder and painted "University of Georgia red."

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