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Indonesia moving 2 Aussies, 5 other foreigners for execution

Do it! Show the world that at least one nation has the guts to do the right thing. These people knew what the potential was and chose to commit the crimes anyway.

posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 21:56

'Failing' label for Gaines Elementary surprises Clarke school officials

OK Mr Lanoue, give the award back. Maybe there should have been less self congratulatory activities going on and more concentration on teaching

posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 07:20

Freezing rain, snow could lead to black ice

With a little luck we will dodge the bullet this time, but . . . cannot dodge them all.

posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 07:13

Oconee girl continuing effort to make African pygmy hedgehogs legal as pets in Georgia

This is the kind of 'stuff' our legislators are working on? Good grief! Kid, if you want one of these things as a pet, then get it. There are real problems these people need to be working on

posted @ Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 18:37

'Athletic, dynamic' Smith reveals he will play for Georgia

Looking for the best deal with the easiest academic route? I have heard him speak, and he is no Mensa candidate.

posted @ Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 08:37

Aggressive panhandling incidents escalate to robberies in Athens

The competition has gotten so heavy downtown, that several have moved to the outskirts. There are two or three different guys that work the Prince Avenue / By Pass intersection. I have seen them be very aggressive with those stopped at the red light.
There is another pair, a man and a woman, that work the exit ramp from the By Pass to the Commerce Road.
They have not been around lately, I suspect, because of the cold weather. Probably intimidating people in Florida or someplace warmer. When summer gets here get ready for another onslaught of 'need help God Bless'.
We really do need some laws with teeth to stop these potential robberies from taking place

posted @ Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 08:22

Parole board to hear clemency plea before planned execution of Barrow County woman

She cannot say they are trying to starve her for sure.

posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 17:38

Jury selection in Jamie Hood trial set to begin June 1

Give this guy the fairest trial we can. I would not be surprised if in the final days he tries to cut a deal for life without parole.

posted @ Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:45

Local veteran recalls two days on Iwo Jima

Thank you for your time and service sir!
“Even though I was anxious to enlist, I still went through a tough emotional experience with only two days on Iwo Jima. I knew what could have been in store for me if I had stayed longer.”

This many realizes the did not spend a lot of time there.

I guess he had gotten out before Brian Williams arrived

posted @ Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 14:52

Masada still going strong after 40 years

Still have a piece Irwin made for me so many years ago, just after he opened the shop. Lot of cow hides have come through the doors over the years. You have done well old friend.

posted @ Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 08:01

For police body cameras, big costs loom in storing footage

Law of unintended consequences ?

posted @ Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 07:54

Semi-trailer worth $50K stolen in Athens

Obviously a reporter with extensive knowledge of the freight transportation industry.

posted @ Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 06:12

Bill would allow parents to use public dollars for private school

To address concerns that most good students will flee public schools, leaving only those who are struggling, the bill limits participation at about 8,500 students the first year and 17,000 the second.

Perhaps the bigger and more important question we need to ask is why this possibility exists in the first place.

posted @ Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 06:06

Sex offer prompts barring of man from Athens motel

you romantic devil you! Tongue

posted @ Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 05:56

Madison County teens charged in armed robbery of Athens pizza delivery man

mensa candidates both!

posted @ Monday, February 2, 2015 - 17:09

Athens could see continuing downward trend in homelessness

Ever see any of this 'homeless' crowd that was looking for a job, didn't drink or do drugs?

Me either

posted @ Monday, February 2, 2015 - 08:27

Bill would allow ads on school buses

Distracting! Leave it alone.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 19:48

Smith: Hall of Famer Tarkenton 'woke up every day' with chip on shoulder

Many years ago. good memories. Different Athens back when he was Trojan for sure. Not sure it is better today however

posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 09:41

Georgia inmate Warren Lee Hill executed for 1991 prison slaying

Crazy or challenged intellectually, the point is moot now.

posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 08:38

Georgia lawmaker outlines plan for shipping medical marijuana

I sure would like to read the research that says MJ or any derivative has any beneficial effect on disease or neurological conditions

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 07:52

Georgia inmate who's come close to death 3 times to die Tuesday

Ever notice that on these kinds of extended appeals there is never any question of guilt? I gather a defense attorney does not care whether or not their client is guilty but only if they can get him off on the charge. Don't think I could do that for a living, no matter how liberal I could be.

posted @ Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 20:32

60 years ago, Athens entered annals of unexplained UFO sightings

Seems a certain used car salesman had an encounter with an alien that was reported by Banner Herald or Daily News. This 'creature' was reproduced in an drawing(Drunk as I recall. It might be interesting to see that story again

posted @ Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 08:26

Drunk man discovered in Athens home not his own

headline is easier to understand than the comment.

posted @ Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 07:50

Academy president responds to Oscar firestorm

This has got to be perplexing. Likely the most liberal group of people outside of the democratic party being accused of racial and gender bias. Oh the shame ! Laughing out loud

posted @ Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 07:43

Contracator suspected in phone harassment

obviously a contractor who is a communicator, hence a contracator . . . or not Wink

posted @ Friday, January 16, 2015 - 07:12

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