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Auctioning Seized Property To Fight Drug Crime

The Oglethorpe County Board of Commissioners is auctioning off  property from various drug seizures by the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s department. People can be bid on online at GovDeals.com, a site that provides services to various government agencies that want to sell surplus or confiscated items over the internet. Items can also be viewed in person at 882 Athens Rd, Crawford, Georgia 30630. The money earned from selling these items will help fund the purchase of equipment and training for the employees of the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Department. Oglethorpe County Sheriff…

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X Marks the End of Modern Slavery

ATHENS, GA. — Red x’s drawn on hands and t-shirts sprinkled the University of Georgia’s campus last Thursday as some students symbolically “x-ed out” modern-day slavery. Over 1,000 University of Georgia students participated in the day’s events. They say they joined the fight against human trafficking on the END IT Movement’s “Shine a Light on Slavery Day”.   “Both of my parents immigrated here from Vietnam, where child sex trafficking is unfortunately very common. This is why I’m passionate about human trafficking”, said UGA student Christina Dinh. She says, “Slavery still…

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Athens Sex Trafficking Bust

UPDATE: Corporal Sharlene Questelles with the Athens-Clarke County Jail confirmed that Randy Ash and Mohammed Patel have been released on bond. Joshua Harkins is being held on $20,000 bond with a hold for Habersham County. Harkins was charged with violating his probation according to Amanda Carr of the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office. Harold Williams and Jennings Summerour are being held without bond. According to Leigh Chapman with the Athens-Clarke Magistrate Court, Williams was denied bond after being deemed a flight risk and a risk for further felonies. Chapman says Summerour…

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