It wasn't fully operational when it was open, a couple water features weren't working. Seemed odd that a brand new attraction was broken from the get go.
@keepitsimple: I was wondering about the placement of these things too. Turns out the east athens park is pretty nice and has a good view of the city.posted @ Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 09:09
Have they bagged the retractable idea? I just can't see how ts going to happen with that design.posted @ Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 21:03
My guess is they were going to do the work, then got sticker shock as the bids came in. These places downtown can be money pits. They also probably took a pretty big hit on the east side location. A crash course in customer service/treatment can be expensive.
I'll miss the Carolina BBQ and loved that they had a kool aide of the day. Smell ya later Five Star.posted @ Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 20:20
And the deamon is spawned....posted @ Monday, June 17, 2013 - 20:39
They should first concentrate on getting the existing meters to work. I swear half of them are broken or missing at any moment.
Is the parking meter system even self funding or is it a black hole?posted @ Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 21:25
They must need a TE since Gronk is still having surgeries.posted @ Monday, June 10, 2013 - 22:49
This is a prime example of why environmentalists get a reputation for being watermelons. The guys proposal is actually to restore the land to it's natural state but the SELC is fighting it because the project will make money?
Freshwater wetlands are rare in the area because they aren't naturally found there. Just as a hypothetical, how would the SELC and DNR react if this situation were reversed and the proposal was to change 400 more acres into freashwater?posted @ Monday, June 10, 2013 - 22:45
How's about arresting them? Sounds like assault, public intoxication, and assault/ public nuisance.posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 22:24
@danyellp: You and occupy Athens got what you wanted, no Wally world. The result is more student housing downtown. Congrats on your success.posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 22:15
@Ben Had: So that's why '82Pinto was taken?posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 21:12
@big swampy: I tried to plus you, didn't work. I appreciate a good, clean llama.posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 11:15
@THX1138: Get your head out of the sand. This administration is far from forthcoming, they had to respond to yet another whistleblower. They have actively renewed and expanded the program. Even the most staunch democrat should see this as a dangerous intrusion. http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/06/05/nsas-verizon-spying...posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 22:51
Awesome, I'll get to compile more pictures for my People of the Human Rights Festival website. Lama hair underwear guy will be on the homepage.posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 22:21
@Lady of the Lake: Of course they do. Why would the federal govt only target Verizon? Do they have some sort of special anarchist deal? Just get used to the idea that you don't have private communication outside of the handwritten note.posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 22:19
I guess I'll have to turn in my 69420 plate?posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 22:13
Strange that an article regarding a court order in effect from April to July has more instances of the previous president name then the current one.
This kind of stuff has been going on for years and years, Clinton has echelon, bush and Obama have this and probably other programs that constantly track our communications. This isn't to say that any of it is justifiable, because it isn't. We have handed over far too much power to the political class, so much so that they believe they are untouchable and unaccountable.posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 12:37
Turn that solid waste facility at the end of college into an event facility. It doesn't seem to serve much purpose as it is now.posted @ Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 23:19
@mpd0.59: You still don't understand why people are mad about Bengazi? People have an enormous capacity to forgive errors, but really get mad when the people responsible for the errors evade responsibility and lie to cover up said responsibility. It's alarming that you don't realize this as the reason for the anger on that issue but then again most of you progressisives don't seem to grasp that Clinton was impeached for perjury and not getting some strange.posted @ Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 21:42
@Chombito: they will still be the panamax ships, just bigger than the current ones.posted @ Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 12:01
He's making the correct decision. Being able to handle the panimax ships will be a boon for the state for decades.posted @ Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 21:48
@JoelKight: this site can be glitchy, like not being able to see your reply to me or sometimes reloading only to find yesterday's front page, or finding this silly article at the top of the nation and world section.posted @ Monday, May 27, 2013 - 21:27
Hard hitting news piece.posted @ Friday, May 24, 2013 - 22:32
Why are they soft sell the radical Islam connection in this article? The video clearly shows these cowards motivation.
The crowd reaction, or lack of one, was really odd. If anyone sees something like this happen to me, please try to stop them from chopping my head off. Are people really this detached from each other?posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 10:47
How can anyone believe the President can ensure anything? The answers coming from the White House on all of these scandals is that he isn't involved, manages nothing, and knows nothing. He can't have it both ways, either he's in charge or he isn't.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 08:32
Hey where are all the local democrat harpies that usually complain about Ga politicians? @mpd.059: I'm looking at you pal.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 00:00
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