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Kroger to host ribbon cutting for new Athens Fuel Center

I've been looking forward to using my fuel points locally.

posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 13:20

Wedding reception shut down when brawl breaks out

It should make for some memorable wedding pictures.

posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:00

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

@cyou299: I avoid letting businesses draft against my checking account for the very reason your described. The only ones I would consider authorizing are the basic utilities, but even they can make a mistake and overdraw your account. Your bank's electronic bill payment system is one of the best features ever invented.

posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:41

Train collides with high school teacher's SUV

It sounds like she was trying to beat the train to the crossing.

posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:27

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

Wasn't she mentored by Michele Bachmann?

posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 07:32

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

This bill adds another $12 billion to the deficit, so when the time comes to raise the debt ceiling, might we expect Tea Party leader Senator Ted Cruz to once again hold the gubbermint hostage to another filibustering recitation of Green Eggs and Ham, partially shutting down the gubbermint?

posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 07:13

Updated: Josh Murray gets the final rose, wins 'The Bachelorette'

@KLH: ... they have went to one another's homes

Correct English is "... they have GONE to one another's home"

posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 06:59

Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

And when time comes to raise the debt ceiling to support the spending authorized in the bill, Ted Cruz will shutdown the gubbermint as we are held captive to another recitation of Green Eggs and Ham.

posted @ Monday, July 28, 2014 - 15:45

Kingston's Senate loses means less clout for Ga.

I thought the whole point of electing an outsider was to get rid of the career politicians, to reduce the need for being in a good ole boy network in order to get something done, and to put regular folks on a more equitable footing with the well heeled and well connected.

posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 22:49

'California' author visited Athens thanks to 'Colbert' bump

It's a win-win-win for Colbert, Lepucki, and Avid. Sorry Amazon.

posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 22:39

House votes to boost child tax credit for some

... while adding $90 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.

And where was the Tea Party?

posted @ Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 09:26

Sgt. Ben Dickerson: Former detective supervising officers on patrol

I believe I've seen him over at University Oaks.

posted @ Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 09:16

GSP troopers getting ready to enforce 'slowpoke' law

I agree with Rothman that no one should be pulled over for doing the speed limit in the leftmost lane.

posted @ Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 08:34

Worst of recession over, outlook bright, Morris CEO tells UGA audience

Quotes from an April 2014 interview with William S. Morris:

On the common thread that runs through Morris Communications: The thread that runs through them all is the mandate to excellence. We want to be the best that we can possibly be and certainly better than our competitors.

On coping with the changes in type to computers over the years: We were in front of it or up on the upper edge of it. The technological changes that occurred first in the newspaper business by the use of computers to hyphenate and justify type, we were the second or the third newspaper company in the country to use the IBM 513 computer to do that.

On following your passion and your gut instinct when acquiring titles for the company: I have not found any negative aspects to it at all. As a matter of fact, I think you do better with things that you like and enjoy, that you’re knowledgeable and passionate about and that you do yourself. I think it’s a good thing.

On giving advice when it comes to print in our digital age: Print obviously is what pays the bills and I think print is a very important part of what we do, but if I had to give somebody advice I don’t think it would necessarily be dollar and cents advice. I think it would be stay true to your passions.

On what keeps them up at night: I don’t think we have enough time to go through what keeps me up at night. If I have to summarize it would be my commitment and my concern that we continue to serve our readers and our partners and our advertisers the best way that we can.

http://mrmagazine.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/the-evolution-of-change-how-a...

posted @ Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:12

Worst of recession over, outlook bright, Morris CEO tells UGA audience

The moral of the story is that a business faced with an existential threat reinvented itself by changing its business model to adapt to the new competitive environment.

posted @ Friday, July 25, 2014 - 08:00

Athens-Clarke Tennis Center one of 12 facilities honored for excellence

I recall the naysayers badmouthing this project from its initial conception.

posted @ Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 08:44

2016 WR recruit from Florida accused in UGA dorm burglary

@Oistrakh: Maybe not. LSU will still take him.

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:32

Responding to report of naked dancing man, Athens cops unwittingly end up in CMT reality show

Morgan Spurlock wannabe.

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:27

Man who allegedly struck Athens parking enforcement officer indicted

[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - Did the driver in fact know she was behind him? [/quote]
I don't know about you, but when I put my car in reverse, I'm looking in the rear view mirror or over my shoulder the entire time. The PEO is looking directly at your tag and entering the characters into her portable citation unit.
[quote] Does a parking control officer have arrest powers, can they detain a person? [/quote]
She is an employee of the ADDA, nor a sworn officer.

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:58

With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] -   Now we can expect a character assignation campaign against Perdue.   [/quote]
Amazing you missed Kingston's deceptive ads. For example,

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2014/07/04/jack-kingstons-harsh-new-ad-atta...

The ad failed miserably the scrutiny of fact checking:
http://www.factcheck.org/2014/07/jack-kingstons-summer-re-run/

I don't recall reading any critcal comments from you regarding Kingston's nasty ads, but perhaps I missed them and you could summarize what you said.

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:26

Longtime local activist Melissa Link wins Athens-Clarke Commission seat

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - This is going to make Council Meetings so interesting. [/quote]
Missing Carl Jordan?

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:22

Perdue takes the GOP Senate runoff

@Ben Had: A lot of them were sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:17

Athens resident complains about neighbor’s gun use

... and the rest of the story?

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 07:01

Longtime local activist Melissa Link wins Athens-Clarke Commission seat

[quote][b]Yellow Dog[/b] - Just what Athens needed...another liberal activist. [/quote]
Well, it was your boy McKillip who gerrymandered this district without local input.

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 06:34

With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

Hit the road, Jack. The polls missed it again. At least the next senator from Georgia will not be a career politician.

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 06:27

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