Athens men freed from 'slave house'

ATHENS, Ga. -- A man's complaint that Emma Lois Heard was "running a slave house" in west Athens evidently prompted authorities last week to search the home on Landor Drive and rescue four men.

Hawks' 2-headed point guard a big key to playoff success

...move when Budenholzer came aboard as coach. No longer would the Hawks be content just standing around, waiting for Joe Johnson or someone else to score. The new coach wanted a point guard who wouldn't be timid about darting into the lane...

Athens cop faces child sex charge

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens-Clarke County police officer was arrested Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a juvenile several years ago.

Hawks fend off Nets, take series lead

...3-pointers and drove for a floater in the lane that closed the gap to 90-89. That was as close as Brooklyn got, though Joe Johnson hit two more 3s to pull the Nets to 97-95 - their last gasp, it turned out.

Athens sees robbery increase

ATHENS, Ga. -- After a brief respite, possibly related robberies in and around downtown Athens resumed Wednesday morning when a gang of thieves attacked a University of Georgia student and a boy in his mid-teens in separate incidents.

Carroll emerges as emotional leader of Atlanta Hawks

...eight rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block. At the defensive end, he's largely responsible for the Nets' Joe Johnson, an ex-Hawk, shooting 36 percent (12 of 33) in the series."My main focus in these playoffs is keying in on...

Hawks fend off Nets' late surge in playoff opener

...Brooklyn finished 22 games behind the Hawks and slipped into the playoffs on the final day. But, with former Hawk Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez each scoring 17 points, they didn't look overmatched by a team that won the season series 4-0 and...

Hawks taking Nets seriously in first round

...final week, but he practiced Saturday and is expected to play for the Hawks in Game 1.JOE'S RETURN: Brooklyn's Joe Johnson was a perennial All-Star when he played with the Hawks from 2005-12. Now, he faces his former team. While Johnson...

Nets beat Hawks behind 35 from Deron Williams, tie series at 2-2

...the arc in the final seconds with the Hawks trailing by three.The Nets finally got the rebound and former Hawks star Joe Johnson closed it out with two free throws, ending what was by far the best game of the series and perhaps the most memorable...

Late dunk lifts short-handed Hawks over Nets

...threatened through three quarters.But down 12 with 8 1/2 minutes remaining, the Nets put together a 12-2 flurry behind Joe Johnson and Jarrett Jack to cut it to 107-105, and were ahead 111-110 after Deron Williams' basket with 33.5 seconds...