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Summer food programs strive to feed Athens-Clarke children

If you want to help make sandwiches or donate supplies, call 706-247-9877, or e-mail freeman-lynde@actionministries.net. Thanks, Althens!

posted @ Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 07:09

Oconee sheriff boycotts gun dealer over gun ban to public

Yes, what is the reason for a law-abiding citizen to own a semi-automatic weapon? How about a good Christian?

posted @ Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 07:35

Georgia Power balks at Senate solar power proposal

"Spokeswoman Christy Ihrig said in a statement that the proposed bill would illegally infringe on the company’s territory and that the introduction of a new supplier could drive up rates for customers because utilities would be required to hike costs."

Don't they usually argue that competition lowers costs? How would they be required to hike costs? This doesn't make sense, except that Georgia Power is afraid of this bill.

posted @ Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 08:10

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