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Good times, great stories flow at reunion for '59 championship baseball team

Great that all these guys could be found and able to get together. Sometimes all that is left is good memories.

posted @ Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 06:51

Retaliation threats against police made after undercover agent shoots and kills man in east Athens

Close that complex down for the good of the community. Too many have been robbed, shot, cut, murdered over the years. Why does the mayor and commission continue to put up with the lawlessness?
Now they are threatening to shoot police officers. Come on Mayor, do something that church did not put you in office and you know it

posted @ Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 20:23

Overburdened Athens area may get fourth Superior Court judge

Just in time for a female jurist -

posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 19:21

Madison County school considers options for Bible verse monument

@scarborj: Sure you can say it offends you. Where did you get THAT idea? You are building a bigger boogy man than is really there. The objection these clowns have is that the monument or whatever they want to call it, violates what they say is separation of church and state. The founding fathers said freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion. Remember the Church of England and the abuses suffered by the early colonists? They wanted to be able to choose their own religion not something dictated by the State (or in their case the King)
The SCOTUS has already ruled this type of thing is a no-no and I cannot imagine why anyone would want to "donate" something to put the school system through this kind of problem when the courts have already made their rulings.

posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 14:09

Today's editorial cartoon

Worse case scenario - Obama appoints him Supreme Court justice. Scary

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 17:26

Parents complain about swearing at Oconee youth soccer games

Maybe mr OCGA would enlighten us to how 'foul words' are defined in the code section

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 17:14

Athens police investigating woman's complaint that a minister is stalking her

“Hey, I’m here to take you to month,” the man reportedly said to the woman.

What does that mean?

posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 15:59

Athens police investigating woman's complaint that a minister is stalking her

This has the potential to get serious. Wonder what his side of the story is

posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 15:58

Athens college students charged in alleged crime spree

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - Druggies?
[/quote]

Maybe, definitely dummies

posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 07:33

Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

Stewart was probably the best driver on the track. All the other drivers that passed by the kid managed to miss him and yet Stewart hit him. Maybe so, but some 'accidents' just aren't, no matter what. Probably just coincidental that Stewart was the one that spun him out.

posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 07:23

Athens woman indicted for alleged extortion plot

Which dealership?

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 08:12

Vietnam vet Chuck Searcy works to clean up U.S. bomb legacy in Vietnam

them airdales did the bombings and went back and ate steak. grunts waded paddies and humped the boonies and got shot and blown up

posted @ Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 11:15

Vietnam vet Chuck Searcy works to clean up U.S. bomb legacy in Vietnam

REMF

posted @ Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 07:06

Blog: UGA postgame report: Richt and Mason on first-and-goal call (and much more)

That silly call with the ball carrier getting called for a low block was ridiculous.
Holding on the called back TD was a legitimate penalty and that added a few nails in our coffin.
I just hate to get beat by Spurrier any time!!!

posted @ Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 07:01

Rumble in The Jungle: Lightning postpones Cedar Shoals-Clarke Central

Mediocrity vs Mediocrity

posted @ Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 06:32

Lumpkin to retire as Athens-Clarke police chief, named finalist for Savannah chief

Going to be the GBI retiree that is now asst chief I bet. worthless
Give the job to some line officer who knows what is going on and is still relating to the men who work for him

posted @ Friday, September 12, 2014 - 17:46

Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

Another tempest in a teapot. Wait for it, Sharpton and/or Jessie may show up.

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 18:34

Janay Rice breaks her silence, describes situation as ‘horrible nightmare’

So Michael Vick got another shot - does Ray get the same break? The criminal case has already been adjudicated. With no job and likely very little money in reserve, it will be interesting to see what happens to the marriage to her 'best friend' if he does not get another chance.
But the question should be asked why all this outrage now? This happened some time back. Rice already sat out for one of his two game suspension and everyone already knew what took place, the principals acknowledged the allegations.
I know it will be politically incorrect to say this, but it appears that both Rice and his wife have worked out whatever caused this to begin with. Anyone have any idea what caused this blowup that led to his hitting her? Certainly no reason to hit her like that but if all the 'facts' are coming out, then this might be a pertinent question for a complete and unbiased investigator to ask?

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 06:45

$10,000 worth of gas stolen

Theft report is a good way for a store manager to balance missing inventory and lack of funds to cover it - especially if there is no product in the tank and the meter shows it was not pumped.
Why is power not shut off at the pumps when the store closes?

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 06:22

Arab League agrees to combat Islamic State group

How much money did the US promise this crowd and how much real 'help' will we actually get?

posted @ Monday, September 8, 2014 - 11:11

The fight of his life: Athens boxer Tim Hall salvages career to provide for daughter

all this column space on a braggart thug? amazing!

posted @ Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 06:51

Carter's plan to crack down on deadbeat taxpayers to fund education may not be as fruitful as he hopes, experts say

@snarkydude: LOL! As an old uncle of mine would have said "not enough that you can tell it".

posted @ Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 16:35

2 plead guilty for marijuana-filled baseballs

Gives a whole meaning to 'smoking fast ball' I guess

posted @ Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:27

Toddler found wandering highway in Ila

@OCCountry: A pattern of the citizens looking out for the kids. This is a good thing

posted @ Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:23

Carter's plan to crack down on deadbeat taxpayers to fund education may not be as fruitful as he hopes, experts say

Perhaps we need to look closer at exactly what we spend our tax dollars on in regards to education. I see much wasted (tearing down an old school and building a new one in it's place for example) here in Clarke County. Not just this county of course but all over the state.

posted @ Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:19

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