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Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

The statistics have been compiled and no prejudice has been implied so the only conclusion is that the kids suspended were those that deserved it.

posted @ Friday, March 21, 2014 - 21:16

Alleged junkie found walking in middle of Athens road

This story could literally be printed every day of the year.

posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 21:57

All UGA frat hazing suspects have turned themselves in

I came on here looking for the usual litany of "privileged kids buying friends" post. What's the deal? I'm reaaaaaallly wondering why no one has posted anything derogatory about a bunch of frat boys beating each other. Come on folks, don't be hypocrites.

Personally, I think someone got their feelings hurt, not beaten. These guys will get off with community service, or less, before trial because the accuser doesn't want to go to court. Sometimes, you just have to know what you are getting into and either deal or bow out.

posted @ Friday, February 7, 2014 - 22:24

Horn-blowing UGA student arrested on drug charges

Was the dummy honking at the cop?

posted @ Friday, January 31, 2014 - 00:14

Bill would allow firefighters to have guns on duty

Soooo, they'll be able to fight fire with FIRE!

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 22:06

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

Another waste of money, just like the red light cameras.

posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 23:20

Staggering UGA student arrested on alcohol charges

If they'd have let her lie there for a minute or two, they could've added public urination to the charges.

posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 00:07

Burglar leaves dog feces in Athens home

Are they sure it was dog feces?

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 23:56

Federation of Neighborhoods hosts 'airing of grievances' with Athens candidates

Sounds like there were a lot of people yelling at kids to get off their lawn.

There is plenty of affordable housing, just not in the desirable neighborhoods where everyone wants to live.

I love the bit about the "alienation" of the "lower socioeconomic individuals" (read: poor people) because they don't show up to free classes. I wonder if the genius making that statement considered that not showing up for free classes is why most people end up poor.

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 23:03

Alabama woman attacked in Athens

So many people get shot on Nellie B the police don't bother to keep track.

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 00:18

North Carolina politician writes resignation letter in Klingon

did this guy go to Tech or something?

posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 23:34

Fugitive Georgia banker suspected in marijuana case

What was the name of the bank?

posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 23:02

Home electricity use in US falling to 2001 levels

Maybe the very moderate summer has something to do with it? I know my usage was down substantially over the summer months with no real change in equipment.

posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 12:12

Teen forcefully made to clean-up her vomit at Athens store

Must've been a female employee.

posted @ Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 12:05

Wall breached to steal ATM from Athens grocery store

@E.J.: Reread the entire story. Good grief!

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 00:30

Path clears for Urban Outfitters in downtown Athens

Has Melissa link ever considered that no one cares what she thinks? Its comical how often she slinks up to the podium with incorrect information and uninformed opinion.

It's a retail store replacing a retail store, it shouldn't need to clear two separate approval processes.

posted @ Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 23:43

Authorities catch man who fled from Oconee wreck

No DUI tacked on for good measure?

posted @ Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 23:52

Georgia agency approves electric rate increase

Are the rate increases per month or for the total year?

posted @ Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 23:37

Georgia school district approves rifles for officers

@Heisenberg: Are you afraid the rifle will load itself, fire on it's own, and hit her after going through the safe and probably a wall or two?

posted @ Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 23:23

Health care signups pick up pace in November

@E.J.: I meant what I wrote, the fubar sign up process is emblematic of the entirety. From conception, to passage, to implementation is a train wreck and the worst is yet to come.

posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:44

Athens officials eye north College Avenue spot for hard-to-recycle materials center

This seems like a really poor choice for this. This is a proposed industrial use in the middle of what is essentially a residential neighborhood.

Why wouldn't you out it on the route to the existing dump site or near the Olympic industrial zone?

posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 22:11

Health care signups pick up pace in November

This law is a disaster.

posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 21:55

Arrest of electric car driver in Georgia sparks debate

@Save our Republic: yup, just thought I would explain for those who've fallen for it.

posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 11:32

Arrest of electric car driver in Georgia sparks debate

@Humbucker bob: it probably wouldn't have been noticed. Someone called the cops on the guy, probably because they could see the car parked in the loading zone.

When you go to other people's houses, do you ask them if you can charge your phone? Or do you just go ahead and do it without asking permission?

posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 10:55

Arrest of electric car driver in Georgia sparks debate

The story has presented to the general public in way that's meant to rile up fans and detractors electrical vehicles. This is really a story about a jerk who thought he could unapologetically do what he wanted when he wanted. The story on 11alive has the police report, they didn't know the amount of electricity stolen and it didn't factor into their decision. I suppose you can disagree with him being arrested for his pattern of behavior but to say he was arrested only because he stole $.05 of electricity is a lie by omission.

posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 10:48

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