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44 min ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Review: Wildwood Revival a welcome addition to summer in Athens

From AthFest to Slop Fest, ATHICA Emerges to Cine's Summer Comedy Classic Series, the town might be half empty of students and vacationers, but us lucky stragglers have a lot to appreciate.


Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Arnoldsville, GA, Wedding, Pop/Rock, The Rolling Stones

15 hrs ago |

Madison Co. could eliminate road contract work

With road-paving prices skyrocketing, Madison County officials are exploring the possibility of purchasing more equipment and handling paving jobs in-house.


Related Topix: Madison, GA, Morgan County, GA, Madison County, GA, Oglethorpe, GA, Macon County, GA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Tribute planned for B.W. Coile, the man behind Roscoe Pucannon

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.


Related Topix: Madison County, GA, Colbert, GA, Comer, GA, Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Crawford, GA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Charges dropped against parents of child found on Hwy. 72

Charges have been dropped against a Carlton couple arrested after their 1-year old daughter was found crawling along Hwy.


Related Topix: Carlton, GA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Madison County, GA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Barrow County News

Johnston steps up as chief of police

Former Statham Assistant Chief of Police Allan Johnston was sworn in as the city's new chief of police on Wednesday morning.


Related Topix: Barrow County, GA, Statham, GA, Clarke County, GA, Winterville, GA, Jackson County, GA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

'B.W.' Coile

Brantley "B W" Webster Coile, Jr., 75, known to many by the name of his comedic character Roscoe PuCannon, died peacefully Wednesday evening, July 16, 2014.


Related Topix: Crawford, GA, US Military, US News, US Air Force, Madison County, GA, Colbert, GA

Winterville man sentenced to eight years for statutory rape

A Winterville man was sentenced recently in Madison County Superior Court to eight years confinement for statutory rape.


Related Topix: Winterville, GA, Madison County, GA, Danielsville, GA, Demorest, GA, Habersham County, GA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Jones: Athens minister led way for Baptist giving

Jesus said, "Blessed are the peace makers for they will be called children of God."


Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, University of Georgia, Dalton, GA, Whitfield County, GA, Gordon County, GA, Resaca, GA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Wildwood Revival features Americana music, camping in Oglethorpe

A new music festivals sounds off in Arnoldsville this weekend, bringing national rock acts, regional alt-country rockers and a few bluegrass pickers to an Oglethorpe county farm on Saturday.


Related Topix: Arnoldsville, GA, Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Charges dismissed against Madison County couple whose child was found on highway

Criminal charges against a Madison County couple arrested after their 1-year-old daughter was found crawling alongside Georgia Highway 72 in Carlton have been dismissed, Northern Circuit District Attorney Parks White said Monday.


Related Topix: Madison County, GA, Carlton, GA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Man Reported Wrecked Vehicle Was Stolen, But He Was Charged with DUI, Hit-and-Run

Reported by Athens-Clarke County Police ARRESTS Around 12:30 a.m. on July 9 officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on Firewood Street near Reed Street.


Related Topix: Athens Regional Medical Center, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Lexington, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Bicycling farm tour scheduled for Watkinsville

Food and bicycle loving Athenians will get the best of both worlds when they register to participate in the Summer Agro Cycle Tour by Georgia Food Tours scheduled for Sunday.


Related Topix: Watkinsville, GA, Oconee County, GA, Winterville, GA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Times

Tom Crawford

Georgia will soon be losing one of its most entertaining political personalities in U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, the Republican from Athens.


Related Topix: Representative Paul Broun, John Linder, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Crawford, GA, Ron Paul, Barack Obama

Athens Banner-Herald

Pet owners perplexed by missing dogs in Carlton

When Robert Parrott's pet Shih Tzu named Geno turned up missing Saturday evening near his home in Carlton, he began a search that so far has revealed no clues as to the dog's whereabouts.


Related Topix: Carlton, GA, Madison County, GA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Police: Suspect in Drive-by Shooting Arrested

Athens-Clarke County police officers say three people were injured in a drive-by shooting in the early hours of Sunday morning.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Clarke County, GA, Winterville, GA

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Statesboro Herald


Dr. and Mrs. Britt Pilcher of Kathleen, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brenna Elizabeth Pilcher, to William Allen Kent, son of the Reverend Bill Kent of Pitts, Ga., and the late Mrs. Cindy Kent.


Related Topix: Houston County, GA, Kathleen, GA, Pitts, GA, Wilcox County, GA, Cochran, GA, Bleckley County, GA, University of Georgia, Winterville, GA, Bulloch County, GA, Statesboro, GA

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

UGA Senior Police Officer Josh Robinson: More than just a cop

When Josh Robinson joined the University of Georgia Police Department about three years ago he arrived already with a wealth of experience and training.


Related Topix: Georgia, University of Georgia, Barrow County, GA, Fire

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Actions filed in Madison County Superior Court

Actions filed recently in the office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Madison County include: a Tyrus O'Leaury Curry, 38, 1250 Spring Valley MHP Lot 56, Winterville, was sentenced to five years probation for giving false information to law enforcement and one year probation for battery.


Related Topix: Madison County, GA, Winterville, GA, Ila, GA, Drugs

CBS Local

Newark Officials Insist Response Time To Deadly Father's Day Blaze Wasn't Slow

Nearly three weeks after a house fire killed six people, the Newark Fire Department is rejecting claims of slow response time, CBS 2's Lou Young reported.


Related Topix: Fire, Crawford, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Madison County blotter

MAIL STOLEN: On June 23, Deputy Chad Parr met with a woman on Oak View Drive, who reported items stolen from her mailbox.


Related Topix: Madison County, GA, Life, Self Defense, Carlton, GA, Hull, GA