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Oglethorpe County woman charged with exploiting elderly Danielsville man

I can see a "big tipper" defense in her future.

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 10:28

Pro wrestler cheats at Wing Bowl, hides food in fanny pack

"So I stretched the rules. I thought people would appreciate that..."

Can't argue with that Patriots logic. "If you ain't cheat'n, you ain't try'n."

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 10:07

Elderly Athens woman unhurt as Bentley drives off ledge, lands upside down on car

The Bentley flipped over and landed roof-first on the other car’s roof.

Execution: 4.5, 4.8, 5.0, 4.4, 4.4 => 4.62
Degree of Difficulty: 9.8
Deductions: 0.0
Total Score: 45.276

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 09:57

Jordan awaits proof hostage is alive after swap deadline

Jordan's counter threat should be that if ISIS beheads the pilot, they execute the prisoner before a firing squad.

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 09:15

Guitars stolen from Athens pawn shop

Tough luck, Greg.

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 09:10

Warning scratched into wrong car

Is he the same man who assaulted his sister over food from the first story?

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 09:08

Athens police officer spots 3 shoplifters

Good work, ACCPD.

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 09:06

Athens police offer precinct lobbies for completing online transactions

I proposed this idea about a year ago on this blog and am glad it finally became a reality.

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 09:01

Bed, Bath & Beyond, Party City get building permits in Oconee County

The pattern I see emerging is mostly box retailers, national chain stores, and franchises locating in OC, while mostly small, entrepreneurial, entertainment, dining, and technology businesses locating in ACC. That being said, the Athens Promenade is looking like a great location for a Whole Foods.

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 08:56

Bed, Bath & Beyond, Party City get building permits in Oconee County

[quote][b]Lee Becker[/b] - The county will begin paying $700,000 per year next March to pay off the debt for bringing Caterpillar to the area.
Lee [/quote]
Caterpillar Forecast Disappoints as Oil Hits Orders
by Shruti Date Singh
January 27, 2015

[Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug] Oberhelman said today that current oil prices are a “significant headwind” for its energy and transportation unit, which makes compressors, pumps and turbines for oil and natural-gas companies. It’s also a “negative” for Caterpillar’s construction business in oil-producing regions, Oberhelman said. Caterpillar said the outlook for construction equipment sales in China is lower.
- - -
Crude’s slump of more than 40 percent in the past six months is the latest headwind for Caterpillar, which had already seen declining orders from the mining industry for its signature yellow machines. In the last two years its revenue has fallen by about $10 billion as coal and iron-ore prices declined. Copper prices are also down in January.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-01-27/caterpillar-forecast-d...

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 08:46

Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy

During the Great Recession, remember when Obama temporarily cut the employee portion of the Social Security tax in order to provide some financial relief and create some economic stimulation? Then when the temporary cut expired, the Republicans and rightwing media declared Obama was raising the Social Security tax on workers.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 08:15

VIDEO: Senate approves Keystone XL pipeline bill despite veto threat

The Senate Republicans couldn't have chosen a better time for Obama to veto the Keystone XL. The world is awash in oil dropping towards $40 a barrel, capital expenditures on new drilling is at a virtual standstill, gasoline is below $2 a gallon in some states, while Obama is proposing to open up the South Atlantic coastline to off shore drilling. The Keystone XL would carry Canadian oil to Louisana for sale to the highest bidder, not necessarily to the U.S., which the failed Democratic amendment would have required.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2015 - 08:00

Athens' unemployment rate unchanged at 4.9 percent in December

but...but...but...Obama's still President.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 14:33

After 2 convictions, 2 more Vanderbilt players face charges

After the results of the first trial. the remaining defendants would be wise to seek a plea agreement, assuming one could be had.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 14:27

Georgia Senate passes bill requiring coverage for autism therapy

But I thought Republicans didn't like gubbermint mandates on health care coverage.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 14:19

Obama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - The ONLY thing a Democrat knows how to do is spend government money. [/quote]

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 14:15

Watkinsville moviegoer splashed with soft drink; suspect remains unidentified

I thought folks in Oconee County were armed everywhere they go. These folks must have been from outside the county.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 14:09

Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - Why does this administration still support those foreign nationals living In this country illegally? [/quote]
Humanity?
[quote] What is the purpose? [/quote]
Keeping the cost of goods and services affordable? Continue being a nation of immigrants?
[quote] these illegal foreign nationals did not vote [/quote]
Therefore the rightwing media hysteria about illegals potentially altering election results is unfounded.
[quote] and Democrats lost more seats in the House and lost the Senate. [/quote]
More the results of Republican gerrymandering of districts and the perception of the direction of the economy at that time, which was incorrect.
[quote] It's time to send these ungrateful persons back home.  [/quote]
Yes, they are so disrespectful taking away jobs from Americans who don't want to do the work. For example, just imagine how much higher our food prices could be with fewer farm laborers.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 09:25

Kraft takes the offensive, defends team, seeks NFL apology

Deflate-gate triggers stat spat as analysts attempt to solve why Patriots don't fumble
By Eric Adelson 12 hours ago Yahoo Sports

Sharp’s idea was to look at fumbles. That led him to a more refined topic: how well the Patriots held onto the ball both before and after the 2006 season, which happened to be the year Brady and Peyton Manning pushed for a rule change which allowed each team to provide their own footballs for games.

“Something significant changed from 2006 to 2007 that allowed them to retain the football,” Sharp said by phone Tuesday, “and that continues today.”

“Based upon the data we’ve collected and the probabilities, it definitely is extremely unlikely that their ability to hold onto the football would change so much and be as far away from the rest of the NFL,” Sharp said. “It’s extremely unlikely.”

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/deflate-gate-triggers-stat-spat-as-analysts...

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 07:53

Slain Georgia couple known for charity work across the South

The best of society collided with the worst.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 07:31

Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave

2 lives left.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 07:29

Lead-tainted toys seized at Port of Savannah

Or as conservatives would describe it, more onerous gubbermint regulation of the private sector, further eroding free market capitalism and the consumers' right to choose.

posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 08:21

VIDEO: After 2 convictions, 2 more Vanderbilt players face charges

The other two awaiting trial should be seriously considering plea bargains. Just because you're a jock doesn't mean you can do whatever the hell you want.

posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 08:10

Georgia lawmaker outlines plan for shipping medical marijuana

[quote][b]Oistrakh[/b] - Lately marijuana killed a college student in Athens. [/quote]
To borrow a mantra from the NRA, "Marijuana doesn't kill people. People kill people."

posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 08:06

Georgia lawmaker outlines plan for shipping medical marijuana

"... Gov. Nathan Deal, who did not support cultivation of cannabis in the state."

So much for creating jobs for Georgians.

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 07:49

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