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Post on Oconee sheriff's Facebook page cancelling Valentine's Day garners national attention

Failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on someone elses. One should never wait till the last minute.

posted @ Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 07:56

Emergency warming shelter set up in Athens

While this is nice and all, if it is mainly for people who are without power, how will they know to go there if they don't have power?

posted @ Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 18:45

Coldest air of the week expected early Friday

To date, I hadn't read anything about a cost being added to view the paper online. Can someone fill me in on the details?

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 09:28

Pop star Justin Bieber arrested in Miami area

Conservatives put him out there as a "role model" back when his movie first came out. I kept saying "he's too young.. just wait." Sure enough, he's a role model alright but for spoiled rotten thug wanna be's with money. How sad. He's a male verson of Miley.

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 09:24

Athens school buses fitted with cameras to catch motorists ignoring stop arms

I am really excited about this idea and hope it is very successful. It is a real pet peeve of mine that people can't take 2 extra minutes out of their day to stop for a big yellow bus with flashing lights. They know there are kids on board and they know they will be running every which way to either get on or off the bus. They sure as heck would want me to stop if that was their kid. All of our children deserve the same courtesy.

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 09:02

Experts: Target hackers will be tough to find

Makes you wonder how this has affected purchases at Target since this story has broken. I would love to see the stats.

posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 11:02

VIDEO: President praises Clarke Central college adviser Harris

It's a great story. And now knowing his past, I am shocked that he isn't more compassionate to those who are applying for financial aid for post-secondary schooling. Instead, I found him to be rude and belittling. Hopefully, after this article, he will shake his holier than though attitude. Perhaps he is better with students than their parents.

posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 08:28

Athens boy arrested after threatening to stab mother, cousin

[quote][b]thelastresort[/b] -

@pumpkie:

what do you do when you love your child and don't have money for help and support? it's called the end of a leather belt on his @ss.

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I would agree with you when they are younger but at 12, they call is child abuse and they hall you off to jail for it. I just thing SOMETIMES you do all you can do and that's all you can do.

Though I also know that more often than not, you didn't parent when they were younger and this is the price you pay.

posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 16:10

Athens boy arrested after threatening to stab mother, cousin

As a parent, what do you do? O.k. the boy was charged, big deal. Now he's likely released into the care of his mom who couldn't control him in the first place. Where does she find help? Who offers it? Seriously, what do you do when you love your child, but simply can't help them and don't have an endless supply of money to get costly counseling and support?

posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 09:13

Commerce man caught going 100 mph

[quote][b]Joe Johnson[/b] -

In his report, the officer said he followed the car because he thought it was traveling at such a high rate of speed that it might be due to a medical emergency.

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Or it could have been one of several other reasons like, just robbed a bank and trying to get away, wacked out on drugs, just killed someone, just hit someone on the side of the road and sped away quickly so no one could get the plate number. The list goes on an on. Typically, speeders don't go that fast in the city unless it is something major. The police officer was smart to pursue this person. It could have very well saved someone's life caused someone who just took another's to be apprehended. I have a great deal of respect for the men and woman who put their lives on the line every day to protect people like you and me. Are they perfect? NO and at times, the aggravate the heck out of me and use poor judgment, but at the end of the day, I am thankful for them.

[quote][b]Joe Johnson[/b] -

In his report, the officer said he followed the car because he thought it was traveling at such a high rate of speed that it might be due to a medical emergency.

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posted @ Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 17:26

Cedar Shoals students arrested

@farfella: You are correct. The sad thing is that most kids won't push the issue out of fear of retaliation. If the schools would eliminate that from the equation and make it mandatory when a crime was committed it would take a great deal of the pressure of the student who was the victim

Of course, then again, the ccsd would be up to their noses in paperwork and the true crime rate would be public, so we will NEVER do what is right by those kids..

posted @ Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 17:17

Best Buy gets permits to move to Epps Bridge Centre

Soon the congestion at the Epps Bridge Centre is going to be just as bad as Atlanta Highway if they don't disperse some of the buisnesses. The light to go to and from over by Logans is dangerous enough as it is without adding more traffic. Instead of those stupid arrows and cones, why didn't they just put a light?

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 13:08

Student of New Mexico shooting: 'Blood everywhere'

I think it is horrible that a 12 year old was so distraut they felt they would find relief from their pain by hurting others. How do you get to that point? Those poor kids. Middle School is such an emotional age for everyone and then to go through something like this. This is just horrible. Horrible....

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 10:03

Student of New Mexico shooting: 'Blood everywhere'

[quote][b]Bellehowell[/b] -

what is a "sawed off 22 gauge shotgun?!"

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Shot guns are long and dangerous. They are long to make them harder to conceal. Someone took the time to saw off some of the barrall of the gun to make it easier to conceal.

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 10:01

Athens man arrested under Family Violence Act

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] -

She may want to find other child care.

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but Mclain still came to her home, on nights she went to work, to baby-sit their child. He's the father!! Can't change that one, though I bet she wish she could.

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:02

Athens man arrested under Family Violence Act

While the suspect banged on the door and tried getting in through the broken window, the other man fled, according to police.

Sounds like he's a real winner too! Leaving a woman to protect herself. What a coward!

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 09:32

Mom scares away Athens burglar

How frieghtening to think that a stranger was in the home while you were there and you didn't even know it. Creepy......

posted @ Monday, January 13, 2014 - 09:34

Georgia teachers rally against state health plan

Teachers are organized and taking a stand against the soaring cost of health care plans. Kudos to them. I hope other priviate buisnesses learn from them and file suit. Regardless of where you work, deductibles have skyrocketed. People simply can't afford to seek treatment for illnesses anymore which will result in more catostrophic cases because they will put off seeing a doctor to the very very end and then it may be to late. They think they are spending money now, just wait. Angry

posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 14:34

Woman accused of Athens homeless camp arson indicted again for second arson

She has been jailed without bail since her second arson arrest.

Bout' time someone showed some common sense. She's a drug addict with nothing to loose which makes for a very dangerous combination.

posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 18:36

Expensive tools stolen from Landscape company

Home depot http://www.homedepot.com/b/Outdoors-Outdoor-Power-Equipment-Leaf-Blowers...

Either way, while it may not be a lot of tools, it will be expensive to replace.

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 16:44

Burglary reported on East Broad Street

Odd! Was there nothing of value to take in the home, or did those items happen to be owned by someone else who wanted them back? Quest

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 09:20

Expensive tools stolen from Landscape company

The blower is valued at $300 and the shears $99.

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 09:19

Gunman warns Athens man against snitching in burglary investigation

[quote][b]amj614[/b] -

@pumpkie: That just gives the ABH something else to report and increase readership. "As a follow-up story......."

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Joe is usually more thoughtful about things like this. This was just a really bad call that may now put this man and his family in jeopardy.

posted @ Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 12:50

Gunman warns Athens man against snitching in burglary investigation

[quote][b]Stinky_Dawg_Luvin[/b] - I think I may think twice about telling police if I knew it was going to be in the paper before the suspect was behind bars[/quote]

My point exactly!!!! Wink

posted @ Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 12:48

Police seek Athens teen wearing ankle monitor

All this hoopla about how if you step off the property your house will be surrounding in minutes with cops and they will haul you off to jail. I'm sure there are a bunch of Athenians taking note of this.

posted @ Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 12:44

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