Ga. middle school teacher busted growing pot

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens-Clarke County middle school teacher was arrested Wednesday when...When no one was home, they forcibly entered, Athens-Clarke County police said.The home is located around the corner...

Cameras catch Athens school bus violators

...new camera system now used on several Clarke County School District buses captured images of 17 violators, said Athens-Clarke County police Sgt. James Carter, who administers the system.Violators face a $300 fine for their first violation...

Athens removes top of Confederate monument

...Broad Street and College Avenue for the past half-century was removed Thursday.Someone recently reported to Athens-Clarke County officials that it appeared to have rotated off-center from the base of the multi-story structure and might...

UGA student struck on scooter

...his scooter was struck by a car in west Athens.Athens-Clarke County police said the student suffered "significant...are pending completion of an investigation by the Athens-Clarke County police Traffic Unit.

Police report says teacher shoplifted party supplies

...about $25 in party supplies from an Athens, Ga., store faked fainting after she was stopped, according to an Athens-Clarke County Police Department incident report.Police said an Athens man witnessed Vernell Morgan, 60, put several items...

Athens mayor says some pot use OK

ATHENS, Ga. - The mayor of Athens-Clarke County, who's seeking re-election this year, says possession and use of small amounts of marijuana should be legal.Mayor Nancy...

Athens doctor sentenced after patient rape charge

...Patrick Haggard.Adams chose to be tried by a judge rather than a jury.The urologist had been arrested by Athens-Clarke County police in September 2010 on charges of rape and sexual battery based on his patient's allegations and an investigation...

Ex-UGA football player faces sex charge

...a woman's complaint that he assaulted her at her east Athens residence earlier that same day, according to Athens-Clarke County police.The charge is a felony offense that carries a prison sentence of 25 years to life if an alleged offender...

Security cameras for Athens school buses

...violations and still images of tag numbers to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department so they can mail out citations...of us, most importantly our ... children," Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Jack Lumpkin said.

Georgia schools at breaking point after years of cuts

...combination of cost-cutting measures, including eliminating more jobs, plus higher-than-expected revenues gives Athens' Clarke County a slight budget surplus this year. In past years, Clarke spent more than it collected, taking money out of...