UGA receiving more rape reports; school officials say higher numbers result of policy change

...police received nearly three times as many rape reports in 2014 than in the previous nine years combined, The Athens Banner-Herald reported.Police received 71 rape reports in the 2014 calendar year, officials said. In records dating back...

Ga. man killed girlfriend, cops say

...ATHENS, Ga. - A Madison County man has been accused of murdering his girlfriend at their home.According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Madison County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Jimmy Patton says 35-year-old James T. Samples of Hull...

Former Athens area coroner admits gun theft

...father's death. After some digging, a detective found out Tribble took the guns.In an interview with the Athens Banner-Herald, Sharpe called Tribble "despicable" for going through the house on Fairfield Circle and taking the guns while...

Georgia's Justin Scott-Wesley might be done playing football

...door closes, another opens!" Scott-Wesley wrote on his Instagram account Monday night with a photo that the Athens Banner-Herald tweeted out of him at practice on the sideline Monday dressed out like a coach. "That's how God works! Blessed...

Elberton church defends banning 103-year-old woman

...Rev. Timothy Mat tox, replaced by another minister. The letter was not signed and was hand-delivered to the Athens Banner-Herald.Biggs' ouster from the church roll has attracted national attention.The members of Union Grove, who apparently...

Search for missing Ga. student halted

...Joe Chapman said investigators received a tip that Gaines' body may be in a well near the Apalachee River.The Athens Banner-Herald reports the search was suspended late Thursday after the search of three wells, a small pond and forested land...

Will Morris named Morris Communications CEO

...Outdoor Co. in San Diego and Phoenix.He joined the family business in 1990 as assistant to the publisher of the Athens Banner-Herald/Daily News and general manager of Athens magazine. He then served as general manager of The St. Augustine...

Athens men freed from 'slave house'

...operating an unlicensed personal care home. Police said additional charges were "forthcoming." A request by the Athens Banner-Herald for police reports found complaints about possible happenings at the Landor Drive residence went back more than...

Athens thieves steal liquor, wine

...tequila and wine. The truck owner told police he believes thieves pried open a door and hot-wired the truck.The Athens Banner-Herald reports the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's cargo theft unit was expected to assist in the investigation.


...The violation occurred April 27 and Georgia detailed it Thursday in response to an open records request by the Athens Banner-Herald.According to Georgia, "walk on tryouts were conducted during a discretionary period. Four of the participants...