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Defendant in Emily Bowman hit-and-run loses bid to suppress evidence

But, there is no report from the defendant of his truck having been stolen, not any indication of damage to the ignition from the forced entry and theft. A reasonable and prudent person (if the defendant had been such) would have immediately reported the theft when he discovered the truck missing. This same reasonable and prudent person would further have certainly have reported the truck taken without his permission before the issue comes before a trial jury over a year and half later.

posted @ Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:27

Mason, defense in spotlight in Bulldogs' season opener

One game at a time Mason, just play the next one and any championship will happen if you play good enough

posted @ Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 06:55

Man returns to Athens complex 10 minutes after banning

@OconeeJoe: a thug seeking refuge or crack maybe?

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 07:58

Isakson chides Nunn for waffling on leadership

decades of documented lies, untruths, and obfuscations.

Says it all Snark!!! Hillary could take Obama's place and never miss a beat

posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 15:29

Altitude issue reported before crash that killed 4

0r icing in the carb

posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:20

New Kroger Marketplace opens today in Athens

Ingles had better have a rabbit to pull from the hat if they try to compete for the next few months!

posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:16

Hood claims he heard dead brother's voice before shooting Athens police officers

he has hooked up with some other slime in jail and he has convinced Hood of what his lawyers could not - that he is going to get a large needle and a long sleep when he is convicted.

posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 07:59

Back in spotlight, Sharpton seizes the moment

Publicity [filtered word]
errr "prostitute"

posted @ Monday, August 25, 2014 - 21:10

Man faces drug charges after seen drinking tequila on steps of Athens apartment complex

So this officer uses the 'you got any more on you' like it was illegal to have an open bottle' to search someone? Sounds like he has illegally seized evidence in a case of illegal search and arrest.

posted @ Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 08:26

Seasoned criminal and younger accomplice go on alleged spree of violence in Athens

Sounds like we need to heat up the DA and Judges - not to mention the parole boards. Too many of these convicted slime balls are hardly seeing any jail time - not enough to even get a jail house tattoo finished

posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 14:26

Man claiming to be Marine questions service of wrong Athens cop

When I read the headline the first thought I had was one of our former Marine police officers had confronted this guy. danyellp has a point but I think more in the headline than the article.

posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 18:13

Athens man arrested for threatening to 'blow everyone up'

Yeah, go ahead and throw that punch and you might spend more time in the hospital than you have vacation to cover.

posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 06:22

Athens man who shot deputy outside courthouse to have competency trial

Sounds like the dog catcher might have some problems also.
Why in the world would one get on the hood of a car to stop some nut case from taking his own dog, even if the dog was legally impounded? Was it that important that he risked his life and safety to keep a dog? good grief!

posted @ Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 07:51

Georgia Congressman wants to curb military surplus program following Ferguson protests

yep, it is obvious that this kid was shot with a surplus machine gun!

How do these idiots get elected?

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 16:22

Homeless woman sets fire on porch of apartment near downtown Athens

Is Rayanne Childers still in jail? Does she have a sister?

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 05:52

Athens police catch men painting overpass pylons

Yep, the take the remaining cans and empty them by soaking their heads with paint and spray painting their entire bodies

posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 19:46

Police charge Athens woman with felony extortion

Which dealership ?

posted @ Monday, August 11, 2014 - 15:14

Hood, prosecution asks judge to reconsider using Elbert County jury in Athens murder trial

Gainesville/Hall County is more like Athens, both size and demographically.

posted @ Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 07:00

BLOG: Planning Commission to consider application for student housing project tonight

Right next door to Bethel Homes! Planning Commission, please don't grant this. Not just for us who are concerned for the ridiculous amount of crime there, but for the yet unidentified future victims who will not know any better and rent apartments there.
This is just some money hungry group who have no concern for these future victims and can only see dollars. Bad idea!

posted @ Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 14:46

Athens-Clarke commissioners approve energy sustainability funding

another million bucks gone. This is NOT Washington! Come on people, call it whatever you want, but it is still a waste of money.
How about in one year, you show the taxpayers where any money at all is being saved, then how long before the initial outlay is paid back and any actual savings takes place?

posted @ Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 07:09

Athens ex-con with violent past investigated for attempting to burn down house

old man that age knows better but at that age will never change

posted @ Monday, August 4, 2014 - 14:08

Athens police make arrest in Bethel Midtown Village stabbing

sounds like he will get some good stiff probation for a few months

posted @ Monday, August 4, 2014 - 14:05

License plate readers raise questions cocerning government over-reach

the technology companies build this stuff, knowing that whatever they "invent" and present to the law enforcement to make the public safer and their jobs easier will be bought. 'Red light cameras will cause people to safer and there will be less accidents' - fact is it was sold in ACC to increase revenue into the general fund so another project could be financed for the police. Red light accidents increased at Broad and Alps according to records. The selling company provides everything and gets a percentage of the takes.
Available now, but not accepted by the courts as of yet, is the speeding camera that can be set up along a roadway and record the speed and photograph the car and driver. Same deal as above. Place a unit or two in I-285 loop and the counties could increase welfare payments Wink

Do we really need all this high tech stuff?

posted @ Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 08:48

Athens boy mauled, cop attacked by pit bull

Where is the crowd that says pit bulls are as gentle as any other breed and only have a bad name?

posted @ Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 18:57

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

". . . perhaps Mr. Morris should speak for himself regarding his rosy outlook."

I think he was. I am thinking the basic ten bucks per month most of us pay has a great deal to do with his 'rosy outlook' and positive bottom line.
As far as the rest of the nation's economy it is sputtering and barely moving at all. I guess success is all a perspective of who is viewing it

posted @ Friday, July 25, 2014 - 09:18

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