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Athens Law Enforcement Crack Down on Shoplifting Ring

Athens Law Enforcement Crack Down on Shoplifting Ring

This year for a period of four months, the Walmart on Lexington Road has had thousands of dollars worth of DVD and Blu-ray movie discs stolen from the store. Athens-Clarke County police believe they have identified three suspects who are responsible. As reported in...

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Downtown Athens Chick-fil-A Making its Debut Monday

Downtown Athens Chick-fil-A Making its Debut Monday

For many who frequent the busy corner of College Avenue and East Broad Street across from the University of Georgia’s Arch, the countdown to Chick-fil-A’s opening began as soon as word got out that it would be taking over the space once occupied by Five Guys. Read...

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Athens Public Information Officer Recently Terminated

Athens Public Information Officer Recently Terminated

The terminations continue at the Athens-Clarke County Police Department. The most recent of these is of the department’s former public information officer.   Read more: Self Defense Attorney in Athens, GA As reported in the Athens Banner-Herald, Epifanio Rodriguez was...

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More Details Emerge over Athens Police Chief Firing

More Details Emerge over Athens Police Chief Firing

Former police chief Scott Freeman left behind a tense department after resigning involuntarily last month. While some favored his transparent and community-driven type of policing, the combination of jaded recruiting and poor management skills led to high turnover and...

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Athens Police Chief Recently Terminated

Athens Police Chief Recently Terminated

Last Thursday Athens-Clarke County decided to fire its chief of police after only three years of serving in that position. Athens Mayor Nancy Denson confirmed the news of Scott Freeman having been let go early in the day by County Manager Blaine Williams. However, she...

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