I do hate to see business leave ACC but that stretch of Atlanta Hwy is the ugliest stretch by far and the worse for driving/shopping.
I love Petrop over there but that drive is God awful. I've almost been mowed down by UPS trucks, passenger vehicles, and rigs, all in a span of 5 minutes, almost every single time I go out there.
On top of that it's a freakin' rat race trying to cross the road at the parking lots along Atl Hwy with no lights and no alternative side roads to access a light. Horribly designed.
Not to mention the long line of traffic if you are coming from town to the mall area, seriously there always seems to be a line no matter the time of day.
That is what happens when you don't set a (good) master plan. That whole area is a tear down and redesign.
As a devoted ACCer I groan about anything Oconee County, but they nailed it on the head with the access roads, restricted entry/exit points and lots of well timed lights around their busiest area. It's easy to get in and out. Let's see what it looks like in 10, 15, 20 years however. Hopefully it'll hold up and won't get abandoned for the next best thing.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 15:41
Please God let there be at least a few vegan/vegetarian options, maybe with one tiny tofu option. I get to miss out on eating at so many new places that just serve meat in everything, including salads (I eat meat, my ball and chain does not).posted @ Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 20:36
I think I saw this movie, Day After Tomorrow.posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 20:34
Oh my God, my IQ is dropping just from reading this comment string. All this over a reality show. We really are in trouble...
I'd love to read the commetns if there is ever a story about poor, gay, black illegal immigrants who happen to be Muslim. Then I bet some heads would explode.posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 16:28
A few months back I had someone bang on my door at 2am frantically. My porch light was busted unfortunately so all I saw was a barely discernable silhouette of a shirtless black guy staring wide eyed through the door window, looking a little terrified. Turned out he was a neighbor who just witnessed a horrible wreck outside our houses and he was looking for help to figure out what to do. He had called 911 but thought it was taking too long and there were downed power lines everywhere.
Based on these comments, many of you guys would have shot first and asked questions later. The neighbor probably didn't approach it the best way but it turned out he was just a young guy with his family who was looking for help to see if there were injured folks. He was actually quite a nice kid. Please be a responsible gun owner and don't shoot unless you are absolutely sure of the situation. It will save you and that person's family a lot of grief.posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 17:44
If you'd like to help the rescue out after this horrible event, check out the All About Animals Macon facebook page.posted @ Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 12:26
Poll: Most self respecting Georgians are (were) too busy working to take a poll.posted @ Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 14:26
“Insurance is one of those few items that the states regulate,” he told the Center for Public Integrity. “We want to make sure they (the navigators) meet our standards, not just the federal government’s standards.”
So if I'm reading this right, GA has waived its right to run the insurance exchange, letting the Feds run it, but still wants to add extra rules to maintain their standards. That's a lot of double talk. Just fess up and say GA wants to make it as difficult as possible to implement this or to provide help in interpreting.posted @ Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 08:43
These guys pick up Athens nastiest trash, handles recycling, and deals with the headaches of running and monitoring a heavily used landfill. I could see where it would be a challenge for employee morale if you had to deal with other people's garbage all day (that smell alone would be awful). Glad everything was cleared up, once you get a lawyer involved in anything the poop typically flies out of control. Now only if they could do something about the verbal diarrhea around this site, or would that be Waste Water Treatment
75% chance of getting robbed of your iPhone during a night stroll at Bethel Homes, 95% chance we're causing global warming. I'm not gonna hope chance keeps me safe, best to avoid the likely cause of the problem.posted @ Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 10:05
Those horrible health rankings will probably drop lower as more doctors charge a "membership" fee of $1000 or more per person to just get in the door.posted @ Monday, September 23, 2013 - 11:53
Living in GA, I've been very fortunate not to ever hit a deer. However, if I were to hit something big but didn't know what, I'd slow or stop to see what it was, if a living creature was hurt, and how bad my car was damaged. Maybe I'm just to much of a bleeding heart liberal...posted @ Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 23:34
[quote][b]oconeefellow[/b] - Why would anyone would vote for this clown?
I thnk that every time Broun opens his mouth...posted @ Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 22:59
There's been a string of robberies around Whitehead. I'd wager these kids probably had a hand in a few of them...posted @ Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 13:40
@Fridas Boss: Mom taught me never talk to strangers, especially at night. And unfortunately, I was also taught flight or fight as a kid if caught in a horrible situation and to call the police if i think there was trouble. I'm sure both Martin and Zimmerman were taught all that but things went horribly wrong for both.posted @ Friday, July 19, 2013 - 17:20
Many African-Americans have a diverse background. I myself identify as African American but have a mix of black, white, hispanic, and native american. All you guys giving the Prez grief over his background, get over it. Not long a go we were identified as colored by the general population so stop whining about how we don't identify as just Americans,it's been a long road just to get here today and believe me, I know our forefathers identified as Americans well before the government gave us that right.
I think Obama is going to keep the peace, not cause a greater divide. Many folks are just sad, disappointed, disheartened. He's just consoling. Those who don't think soothing words are needed keep your mouth close for a few weeks and everything will be OK. If anyone pulls the gulf wider it will be people like many of you who think you gotta troll about buying more guns for the oncoming race war. Jeesh.
This whole crime and court case is a train wreck. A kid with no weapon was shot while walking home with candy by an overzealous citizen who bit off more than he could chew. He got off with not even a misdemeanor because there were no eye witnesses to who threw the first punch. This was not a mugging or robbery, but a kid walking home. Regardless of race, the whole thing is ridiculous. I have friends who are hot under the collar and I can see them getting into a situation like this from Zimmerman's side. I don't think he's necessarily bad but he made a horrible mistake( that cost a life.
There is no lesson to learn here except don't walk down the street at night. I like walking at night, it's cooler. I'll still do it because I won't let that scare me. It's my American right. I just hope I don't get shot by someone thinking I'm about to rob them.posted @ Friday, July 19, 2013 - 17:00
Lance Armstrong, Michael Vick, Tiger Woods, and any number of politicians. You mess up once (especially in a sensitive situation) and that's all it takes. Famous folks are crucified constantly, it's just part of being famous. One person may not see an action as that bad, but another would definitely see it as disgusting. So let the cards fall as they may...posted @ Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 14:53
Trashposted @ Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 14:48
I grew up in the South. i have heard many words to describe various races and have heard many jokes, I'm sure i've told a few. BUT, I have never used those words to describe another human being. I am far from a goody-two-shoes, it has just never crossed my mind to drop the n-work or even cracker to describe a person. I have called many people trash but all sorts of folks fit in that category regardless of color. It's not OK to use any derogatory words to describe a person's race. Period.
Now, I feel sorry for Paula, but she shot herself in the foot. She should have said "growing up in the South during her lifetime, that word was used in the worst context but I would never call someone that today" The perfect answer. Instead she answered "of course" when asked. Ouch. PC or not, your life is under a microscope when you are famous. It's just part of that lifestyle.posted @ Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 14:43
Now I would have more respect for these clowns if they also promised quick action to also remove the state ban on gay marriage and civil unions due to the Supreme Court findings. But I know that ain't gonna happen anytime soon without more fights...posted @ Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 12:07
Instead of bumping into random well-dressed UGA fratties last night, there were lots of well dressed older white gentlemen, especially in front of the Ga Theater. I figured it was the GOP folks and then the Theater billboard confirmed it. Instead of feeling horror being surrounded by the enemy, I was quite amused. Regardless of politics or age, we have a very fun downtown scene and I like seeing others enjoy it. We also need the cash flow so welcome to the city guys! Hope some our hippie love rubs off on ya, it's contagious.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 12:24
If judges want to keep issuing probation, I would like to see some creative sentencing. Like having these guys stand in orange jump suits with a sign in front of Walmart saying: "I steal, alot" or "I'm a drug dealer." Then again, it could back fire and get them more customers/victims.posted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 14:06
whoops, double postposted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 14:06
I have seen (and been a part of) so many close shaves from morons who don't want to wait for cars to get over. I admit getting irked by folks slow-driving the left lane but weaving in and out is so dangerous, best to just cuss and wait for the safest opportunity to go around. The worse is when you start to get over for a faster driver behind you then that fast car swerves into the slow lane at the same time and punches the gas. I've almost been taken out by that more times than I can count. Dangerous...posted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 13:59
Heck, I remember almost 20 years ago me and my friends caught a cab from the UGA dorms to a friend's apt for a party during a rare snow event. The cab driver offered to stop by the local bootlegger to pick up some drinks since everything was closed down. We drove by and I was game but everyone else in the cab was terrified we'd get rob, lol. They may have been right cause it was on MLK (near the corner of MLK and College Ave-well before everything started getting all gentrified). Shot houses and bootlegging has been around this town for a very, very, very long time and probably in most other towns. I'm just suprised the lady didn't get at least a written warning.posted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 13:54
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
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