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American student gored in Spain recovering, shaken by event

Somehow I just knew upon seeing the photo that the guy was from Georgia.

posted @ Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 14:21

Golf coming to Clarke elementary schools

Yes, we've gotta get the kids to start wearing checkered pants and v-neck sweaters early.

posted @ Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 06:13

Gov. Deal issues a State of Emergency ahead of wintery mix

@Kwijibo Junior: Oh, I get it. The lack of snow here today disproves climate change. Okay.

posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 12:55

Funt: Six months wont solve Williams' woes

This from the guy who claims his dad started "Candid Camera."

posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 08:09

Pitts: South stands on untenable traditions

Eloquently put, Mr. Pitts.

posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 08:01

Gov. Deal issues a State of Emergency ahead of wintery mix

Seriously? What's the deal?

posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 07:42

Freezing rain, snow could lead to black ice

Which reminded me of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efiW2K8gASM

posted @ Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 21:07

What Others Say: Georgia DUI law already strict enough (The Augusta Chronicle)

Not a popular stance amongst the sanctimonious, but I agree.

posted @ Friday, February 13, 2015 - 07:21

Thomasson: Williams is evidence of 'Hollywood' nature of TV news

I wish there had never been a need for Williams to be reporting from Iraq in the first place.

posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 07:21

Comedy Central says Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show'

This is sad. Television will lose a crucial piece of sanity.

posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 07:00

VIDEO: Man wrongly convicted 4 decades ago freed from prison

My ten-year-old stepdaughter asked, "How are they going to repay him?" It's a good question.

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 08:57

Drunk man discovered in Athens home not his own

I the headline rather clumsy found.

posted @ Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 07:17

The heat is on; NOAA, NASA say 2014 warmest year on record

Here comes the tsunami of denier rage...

posted @ Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 08:26

Editorial cartoon for January 13, 2015

Was that guy supposed to be Al Jaffee?

posted @ Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 07:31

Barreca: Pay attention -- that's life going by

Thanks for occasionally running pieces like this.

posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 15:05

Pitts: Opposing police misconduct isn't opposing all police officers

Thanks, Mr. Snarkydude, for introducing rage and illogic to what could have been a civil discussion.

posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 12:26

Pitts: Opposing police misconduct isn't opposing all police officers

@swimdawg68: I think that's why it's good that our president, among others, has spoken about the police and its "relationship" with communities. That has to change on both ends.

posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 12:26

Pitts: Opposing police misconduct isn't opposing all police officers

@swimdawg68: Pitts has very likely condemned looting as well. But is looting as pressing a problem as nationwide police brutality?

posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 07:41

VIDEO: 'Boyhood' tops Globes; 'Grand Budapest' upsets 'Birdman'

Style upsets substance.

posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 07:27

Bill Cosby returns to stage for 1st time since November

Glad I got to see him before learning he's a predator. Okay, an alleged predator. A very alleged predator.

posted @ Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 15:48

Pic of Palin's son standing on dog draws reaction

Everyone should just take it easy. The poor kid was just helping his mom keep an eye on Russia.

posted @ Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 08:16

Pitts: What's 'cruel and unusual' is us

The sound you hear is the approaching tsunami of incensed commentary.

posted @ Monday, December 29, 2014 - 08:12

Monkey brings electrocuted friend back to life

In honor of this story, I will listen to Peter Gabriel's "Shock the Monkey" today, with a new understanding of its meaning.

posted @ Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:56

Pitts: Black on black, white on white, crime is crime

"...being concerned over the shooting of unarmed black men hardly precludes being concerned over violence within the African-American community. Giuliani and others suggest a dichotomy where none exists."

That is so perfectly written. Thanks, Mr. Pitts.

posted @ Monday, December 22, 2014 - 07:58

Downtown Athens streetscape project fails to draw contractor bids

Hell, I'll do it. Got a few buddies that could probably help.

posted @ Friday, December 19, 2014 - 22:54

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  • Andrew
    Shearer

    Blog: Watching movies by myself

    Summary:  I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more

  • Jim
    Thompson

    No cartoons on racism

    As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more

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