Scott and crew are good people. Congrats sir!posted @ Monday, December 16, 2013 - 02:38
Oh the irony:posted @ Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 10:33
@FanaticalModerate: Here's a recent one:posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 14:58
It's true. There is no other YMCA like our old Athens Y. The same can be said for Athens Y Camps. Both remarkable institutions that have generously nourished this community for over a century. Congrats to Shae. She is very deserving of this position. Her dedication to the Y and the children & families in this community is second to none.
Cheers cheers for old Athens Y- Hey!posted @ Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 21:15
That is true for SEC and some other big league schools, but is not true for most colleges and universities. Many schools subsidize athletics out of general revenues because they don't make enough money from tickets and TV rights and donations to fund even their "major" sports.
At the "big" schools the "big" sports do support the other athletes, but at most schools no sport brings in enough revenue to support even itself (and certainly does not support other athletes).
It does seem logical that the UGA Athletic Foundation could afford at least a million dollars per year for stadium rental, when they make many times that in TV revenue alone. If that million were put into need-based scholarships it would help a lot of students maximize their educational opportunity.
Yep, and when you think about it, each state has only 2-3 major universities with large scale athletic programs while they have umpteen other, smaller colleges. Georgia alone has 30 other public colleges besides UGA, Tech and Georgia Southern. Those are the schools where fees are taken directly from non-athletic students to benefit athletics.posted @ Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 14:07
Great. Now how about a graph that shows how much the NCAA, the SEC and the Universities MAKE per player.posted @ Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 23:44
Thanks Obama.posted @ Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 15:27
[quote][b]matt1141a[/b] - The total amount we are talking about was less than $500, his clerk files his expenses and made an error. As soon as he was informed of the error he payed it back and fixed the error.
It wasn't ONE error. This happened 18 times. And hey, a law is a law, right? Just like the guy who plugged his car into the school. No grey areas.
@linnyt: But that's a sensible and easy solution. We all know the govt isn't capable of such rationality.posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 15:37
(double post)posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 15:34
You must be joking, do you honestly think the entire police force of a major city and the state's attorney and their investigators went into a smoke filled room and decided that, yes the guy is a rapist but that the college football program (which they have no connection to) is more important therefore they should cover up a rape?
There was no evidence of a crime. If there was they would have let a grand jury look over the evidence and determine if there was enough to indict.
It wouldn't be the first time. See the Steubenville Rape case to get an idea of how adults in positions of power committed a massive coverup for young football players.posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 15:34
One of the biggest complaints about the local Occupy movement was for these people to "get off the sidewalk and actually run for political office" if they wanted to stoke policy change. Well, one of the Occupy members has taken this very legitimate step. Of course, it will never be enough to quiet the peanut gallery. But, since you all were so quick to offer that advice (and more), I can only assume that all of you are putting your names in the hat for mayor. I look forward to the hearty debates that will take place when you all meet up before the election. My my, this ballot is going to be HUGE!posted @ Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 16:11
Couldn't ask for a nicer, more humble and sincere fellow to represent this city. My one question: Can we stuff miniature election signs in his beard?posted @ Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 21:48
Once again the usual suspects jumped to conclusions and I'm thankful they're not actual cops or else everyone with a rap sheet and skin pigment would've already been strung up at the barber shop 'round the corner before the autopsy was complete.posted @ Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 21:35
"Investigators said Tuesday evening that there were no signs of foul play and no one else played a part in Greene's death."
Nothing like being an expert on Athens, while living in Oconee County, is there? Man up and give us an apology.
I agree.posted @ Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 21:16
posted @ Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 19:37
This whole thread:
@Save our Republic: True, BUT the miscommunication happened before the cops even arrived. Jack's fiance called 911 for an ambulance, not the cops. Something was seriously misinterpreted between the 911 operator and the cops. Why send the cops? What did she tell them was happening? The 911 tape will reveal the truth but it won't bring Jack back.posted @ Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 18:57
[quote][b]Heisenberg[/b] - Unless the "weapons" he had raised at the officers were guns there was no need for him to be murdered by the police. Since the chief won't say what the "weapons" were I have to assume they weren't guns.
The police report said he had two large knives. His mother said they didn't even own two decent knives.
Also, ABH pulled this article. I was only able to find it through reviewing my comments. That's our media machine at work.
This goes to show you how lopsided the AP can be. Here's the rest of the story:
Jack was a gentle soul. He was also diabetic. He was having some diabetes related health problems. His fiance called 911 to request an ambulance. The 911 operator sent the police instead who arrived and subsequently shot and killed Jack. A lot of friends & family are reeling at this news as Jack was considered a "Teddy Bear" of a soul.
For those of us who have experienced diabetic emergencies, we know of the altered states that are present. It is unfortunate for everyone involved. I don't know how the emergency was miscommunicated but once again, officers are quick to draw without getting the full story. This is a real tragedy.
WoW! 14 bicycle parking spaces! Talk about developing wit an eye toward the future!posted @ Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 20:54
He may not be as personable as Tony Stewart but he is certainly a wheel man with plenty of time left on the clock. Open wheel to stock cars is a HUGE learning curve, especially coming from F1. He's had moderate success and, while he didn't set the stock car world on fire, he was competitive in subpar equipment.
From press release:
"His career highlights include race wins in Formula One, NASCAR and the CART Indy Car Series. He is the only driver to produce victories in the Indianapolis 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the Monaco Grand Prix. Montoya earned 11 IndyCar wins over two seasons as he captured the CART Series title in his rookie season of 1999 followed by a victory in the Indy 500 in 2000."
From wikipedia stats:
1998 International F3000 Champion
1999 CART FedEx Championship Series Champion
2000 Indianapolis 500 Winner
2003 Monaco Grand Prix Winner
2007, 2008, 2013 24 Hours of Daytona Overall Winner
1999 CART Rookie of the Year
2000 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year
2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Rookie of the Year
244 races- 2 wins- 9 poles
23 races- 1 win
94 races- 7 wins- 30 podiums- 13 poles
40 races- 10 wins- 14 poles
1 race- 1 win
8 races- 3 wins- 1 pole
22 races- 7 wins- 10 poles
All this from the lead-singer of a Christian rock band? Shocking! SHOCKING!posted @ Monday, September 16, 2013 - 14:30
Before liberals ruined this country husbands could strike their wives and threaten them with a gun all they wanted like God intended. Now even that is a crime? THANKS OBAMA!posted @ Monday, September 9, 2013 - 14:30
Great! Let's share the wealth and raise wages by the same amount.posted @ Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 10:05
Summary: North Oconee's Kawon Bryant was named the Region 8-AAA Offensive Player of they Year. North Oconee's Kawon Bryant was named the Region 8-AAA Offensive Player of they Year. Elbert County's Mecole Hardman was the Player of the Year. Hart County's Sean Harper and Morgan County's Tevin Waller were named Co-Defensive Players of the Year. Here's the rest of the All-Region team: Harison Puder, North OconeeKyle Vaughn, North OconeeTate Adcock, North OconeeJL Banks, North OconeeCole Coker, North OconeeIndy Wilson, North OconeeBradley Glenn, North OconeeBrackin Smith, North OconeeXavier Harper, Jackson County read more
Summary: Nearly 80 players from two dozen high schools will participate in the FCA All-Star game on Friday. Nearly 80 players from two dozen high schools will participate in the FCA All-Star game on Friday. The game will be played at Clarke Central at 7:30 p.m. The West team will be headed by honorary head coach Billy Henderson and assistant head coach Jeff Herron, The East team will be led by honorary head coach Ray Lamb and assistant head coach Michael Gunn.