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  1. More than 20 suspects arrested in child sex sting in GeorgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Augusta Chronicle reports that the 22 suspects were arrested. Authorities say they communicated with male or female children online and then traveled from areas around Augusta and from South Carolina to meet the children for the purpose of having sex.

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  2. Woman charged in state Senator Joey Brush's death surrendersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The woman who authorities say is responsible for the crash that killed former state Sen. Joey Brush Jr. on Thursday surrendered Friday to face charges. Kimberly Crouch, 49, of Augusta, surrendered at 12:30 p.m. at the Columbia County Detention Center.

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  3. Former state Senator Joey Brush dies in motorcycle wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Brush was driving his Harley-Davidson motorcycle east on Columbia Road near Louisville Road just after 8:30 a.m. when a Dodge Caliber pulled out from Louisville Road in front of Brush's motorcycle, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.

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  4. Columbia County mom charged with holding teen party involving sex, drugs, alcoholRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    An Evans mother was arrested Monday accused of hosting a party with drugs and alcohol for her teenage daughter and her friends. An Augusta woman told authorities Saturday that she was recently appointed as Lehnardt's sponsor through Alcoholics Anonymous and Lehnardt told her about a recent incident at her home, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.

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  5. Chirs Kirk bounces back from tough start in second round at the MastersRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Chris Kirk chips to No. 8 green during the second round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Friday, April 10, 2015, in Augusta, Georgia.

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  6. William S. Morris: Publisher, philanthropist, Grady gradRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    William S. "Billy" Morris III is chairman and chief executive officer of Morris Communications Co. and publisher of The Augusta Chronicle.

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  7. Here are the best places to fish on Clarks HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    With April finally here, the weather has settled down, and the bass fishing is wide open. Bass are feeding and spawning, and they are as easy to catch right now as any time of the year.

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  8. Judge orders reporter to reveal details in James Brown caseRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    A journalist covering the fight over soul singer James Brown's estate was ordered Friday to tell a court how she obtained a diary from Brown's widow. A judge issued a restraining order telling journalist Sue Summer to not publish anything from the diary, which she said was sent to her anonymously.

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  9. Man crashes stolen truck into drug store near AugustaRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Authorities in Columbia and McDuffie counties are seeking the driver who crashed a stolen pickup truck into the entrance of a Walgreens drug store. The Augusta Chronicle reports Columbia County sheriff's deputies were called to the store at about 4:20 a.m. Friday when a Ford truck smashed through the front and left.

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  10. Father charged with child molestation after son re-enacts movie sex scene with dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Augusta area authorities charged a father with child molestation this week after a YouTube video surfaced showing him instructing his son to re-create a movie sex scene with his dog. Sheriff's deputies in Columbia County arrested Isaac Seman, 35, of Martinez, on Tuesday following a tip the department received after someone came across the online video.

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  11. Father charged with child molestation after son re-enacts movie sex scene with dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    An Augusta area father has been charged with child molestation after a YouTube video showed him instructing his son to re-create a movie sex scene with his dog. Someone tipped off Columbia County police Tuesday after he became aware of the video.

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  12. Police join family mourning slain NYPD officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Police officers from around the U.S. joined grieving family members as they mourned a 32-year-old immigrant who realized his dream of being an NYPD officer but was gunned down in his squad car. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton eulogized Officer Wenjian Liu on Sunday as an incarnation of the American dream: a man who had emigrated from China at age 12 and devoted himself to helping others in his adopted country.

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  13. Mayor eulogizes officer as cops outside turn backsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Thousands of police turned their backs Sunday as Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogized an officer shot dead with his partner, repeating a stinging display of scorn for the mayor despite entreaties to put anger aside. The show of disrespect came outside the funeral home where Officer Wenjian Liu was remembered as an incarnation of the American dream: a man who had emigrated from China at age 12 and devoted himself to helping others in his adopted country.

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  14. Crowd turns out for Sanders' memorial service to 'lay a...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    A large crowd filled a downtown Atlanta church Saturday for the memorial service for Carl Sanders, an Augusta native who had served as governor in the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Sanders was elected the same day as George Wallace was in Alabama, Barnes noted.

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  15. What Others Say: Gov. Carl Sanders led extraordinary lifeRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    In 1963, less than 10 years after starting his political career in the Georgia General Assembly, the 37-year-old Augustan became, at the time, the nation's youngest governor. That alone would make him remarkable.

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  16. Jones: Georgia Dems fall short Tuesday, but are optimisticRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Georgia remains among the reddest of the red states despite a series of polls and expert commentaries suggesting that demographic shifts had made Democrats competitive. When the votes were counted Tuesday, Republicans had trounced Democrats by wide margins in every statewide match-up, retaining control of every constitutional office and picking up a congressional seat from the South's last white Democrat, John Barrow of Augusta.

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  17. Volunteer opportunities in Athens areaRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Bethel Neighborhood Association is seeking volunteers for their Annual Bethel Trick-or-Trunk event on Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. For more, 510-5654. Women to the World is looking for volunteer mentors for GED, computer skills, business training and the literacy program to benefit adult women and families in the Athens area on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Spanish speakers needed.

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  18. Body of eastern Georgia teen found in wooded areaRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Grief counselors are expected to visit an Augusta high school after the body of a missing student was recovered in a wooded area. Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen says the body of 18-year-old Nicholas Charles Dunn was found in the woods on Tuesday.

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  19. Volunteer opportunities in Athens areaRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Sandy Creek Nature Center is looking for volunteers to serve as trail guides. Volunteers will assist with field study programs, lead small groups of kids on hikes, and emphasize the lesson of the day. 1 comment

  20. Volunteer OpportunitiesRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    AthFest Inc. is looking for volunteers to assist with the 2014 AthHalf Half-Marathon on Oct. 19. Volunteers are needed for runner registration, line set up, finish line and course monitor. Times vary depending on the role of the volunteer.

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