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Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

What a bunch of hooey. My wife has taught school for almost 30 years in low income and high income schools. In her experience, the common denominator is the kid that gets disciplined is the kid that is the behavior problem period. Kids aren't getting suspended for throwing a spit ball. While teaching in an Atlanta area elementary school, she had a kid bring a weapon to school and another brought a in bag of pot. It all starts and ends at home. If a kid of any color isn't taught to behave or respect adults and authority by the parents he certainly won't turn on the charm when he arrives at his school or later at his job. Making excuses for disruptive behavior based on skin color pleases the PC crowd but totally ignores the root of the problem.

posted @ Friday, March 21, 2014 - 08:28

4 UGA football players arrested, charged with theft by deception

With a 4 arrest day we should now be out front in the Fulmer Cup standings.

posted @ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 09:00

House panel chair seeks extradition of Mexican drug kingpin 'El Chapo'

@OCCountry: The last time he lasted long enough to escape with alledged help from the inside aka the administration.

posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 - 09:46

Bernard: GOP politicizing Medicaid

Those of you that think this debacle was about anything other than politics have your heads buried in the sand.

posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 - 09:43

Georgia boots Harvey-Clemons off team

Let's see. Smoke weed all day or take advantage of a free education and the opportunity to make millions playing a game. Pass the doobie!

posted @ Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 09:36

After UAW defeat, can GOP fulfill promise of jobs?

@marshalld: Not to worry. Their soon to come IRS rectal exam will silence all opposing views.

posted @ Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 10:06

Man wielding toilet plunger arrested in Athens

ban plungers before its to late!

posted @ Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 09:58

Man wielding toilet plunger arrested in Athens

ban plungers before its to late!

posted @ Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 09:58

VIDEO: Oconee County sheriff's Valentine's Day cancellation goes viral, makes Today Show

cwillocks is absolutely right about liberals being open minded. They are extremely open minded right up to the point that you disagree with them.

posted @ Friday, February 14, 2014 - 19:08

UPDATE: Most Athens area schools canceling classes today

@nowheregirl: I'm posting this from a different computer than I did last night at 8:44 pm. It took 3-4 minutes to get the page to load and probably another minute to bring up the comments. Not to worry though. I logged on with my ipad and got the same results. Now way will I pay for this dial up speed!

posted @ Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 13:46

Some Athens area schools cancelling classes Tuesday

ABH. I had to click on this story 4 times to get it to open. This isn't the kind of thing that makes me want to pay!

posted @ Monday, February 10, 2014 - 21:44

Chris White named Banner-Herald's Director of Audience

@grove600: Or the writer insulting the reader.

posted @ Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:49

Chris White named Banner-Herald's Director of Audience

@Joe Johnson: Use of the word force was directed at the ABH not you personally. I thought I made that fairly clear.

posted @ Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 15:26

Chris White named Banner-Herald's Director of Audience

Why not report on the increase or decrease in visits to your website since you've forced readers to subscribe. Joe, you sound a little defensive in your comment above about the disappearance of regular posters. Based on what I've seen during my 30 day give you a chance to earn my money trial, posters are down maybe 80% from what they were. Am I right or wrong? I'm guessing those former regulars are making a loud statement on the value or lack of value a paid subscription brings. My personal gripe which I never expressed previously is the slow rate that pages load and the slower rate that comments load. I also find your content on Monday to be nothing more than filler and badly lacking substance. If you expect me to pay a subscription and put up with these issues, you will see my handle disappear as well.

posted @ Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 13:26

Fox News Channel hires James Carville

This hire once again proves the right wing bias of Fox.

posted @ Friday, February 7, 2014 - 10:02

PETA member wants roadside memorial for chickens

I"ve got a better idea. Let's all go eat at KFC and donate the buckets which will make a nice chicken bucket pyramid memorial for the those never given the opportunity to cross the road.

posted @ Friday, February 7, 2014 - 09:40

Health care law will mean fewer people on the job

I guess this is one of pelosi's "we've got to pass the bill before you can see what's in it" nuggets.

posted @ Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 10:09

Huckaby: Just how Southern are you?

Well done Huck! Grizzard would approve. For those unaware of Grizzard, kindly leave now.

posted @ Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 10:52

Carter: State's response to storm was failure

Carter's an all pro monday morning quarterback.

posted @ Friday, January 31, 2014 - 14:31

Witnesses report man punching girlfriend in Athens

Richard's street name is "Big Man".

posted @ Friday, January 31, 2014 - 10:19

After snow, mayor and gov play delicate blame game

@nancy30683: Excellent post!

posted @ Friday, January 31, 2014 - 10:11

NYC mayor won't attend high-priced Super Bowl

Would he be so common man if they put 2 freebies in his hand?

posted @ Friday, January 31, 2014 - 10:07

House visit yields burglary arrest

[quote][b]chopshopbilly[/b] - I have went through some money, but never "through" any to the ground.
I think threw is the correct word.

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I never commented on this type of thing even though it is quite frequent; however, now that I'm forced to pay I see it a little differently. ABH, get the words spelled correctly, speed up the loading of pages, and improve this product or my money will walk. The clock is ticking!

posted @ Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:40

Sheriff's deputy making a difference in the Athens community

Nice to see a postive story. Tip of the hat to you Cpl. Hare!

posted @ Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 09:53

Wealth gap: A guide to what it is, why it matters

The wealthy also engage in activities and behavior that produce greater wealth. I'm talking about little things everyone can do like making saving a priority over spending. They also don't get let debt overtake them and they don't spend compulsively. In other words, they live within their means. These are all things that an hourly worker as well as a CEO can do. They will save at different levels and rates but the end result is that these behaviors will increase the wealth of anyone who commits to them.

posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:00

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