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New Jersey woman sues over '8THEIST' license plate

This is someone looking for trouble. With no more information than is available here, it sadly seems she may have a case.

posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 15:49

Cooling unit for bodies planned in Madison County

Good idea Snark, but wonder which sheriff would give up power to another sheriff to and let them run the jail. Southern politics!!!

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:25

Mother, daughter argue over 87 cents

one brother stabbed another to death over a piece of fried chicken years ago in Parkview. Ridiculousness does not know boundaries

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 20:30

Comer woman praises Jesus, asks about ‘boob job’

grief!

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 20:04

Hood files first motions as own attorney, asking cop-killing and drug murder cases be tried separately

Going to be interesting to see Hood question potential jurors. HIs thrust will be, "have you heard or read anything in the media to have caused you to form an opinion is this case?" "Well yes Mr Hood, the fact you have admitted it so many times has caused me to believe you are a murdering POS"

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:23

Athens middle school teacher busted for indoor marijuana farm

So he gets a paid vacation, albeit a short one, for raising dope?

posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 17:42

Small steps taken toward revitalizing Atlanta Highway corridor

The business 'friendly' atmosphere for Athens and Clarke County has lead to the death of consumer business here. When urban flight started and the affluent population ended up in Oconee county it was natural that business would follow. Oconee wants the business and needs the tax dollars. It appears to be getting them both.
Clarke County has become too hard to do business in/with. The government is too big and tries to please every complaint by passing new ordinances and over regulating the population. As long as OC continues to grow - and it has even in this nearly stagnant economy - Athens/Clarke will suffer. We need to diet and enter a period of austerity in spending.

posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 08:04

Athens school bus camera system captures 17 violations in first week of operation

Safety measure or revenue raising? The red-light cameras were safety measures according to a Chief, but it turns out he wanted revenue to finance another project. Was not allowed to have the money unless he could find a source. Hence we have/had the red-light cameras.

posted @ Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 12:42

Donnan co-defendant pleads guilty in Ponzi scheme

It will be a media circus when and if it does get to court. I would like to see a list of the victims. Many thought Donnan was letting them in on an inside deal as a favor. Wonder what the best deal they have offered thus far

posted @ Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 14:38

UGA student charged with burglarizing, damaging frat house

I am old school. Sometimes the best you can do for an idiot like this is to beat the crap out of him with a green hickory stick. It will not change him, but it might make him think before trying it again

posted @ Monday, April 7, 2014 - 13:54

Mazda recalling cars because spiders can damage

. . . and blew up the damn tank

posted @ Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 08:35

UGA swim coach Bauerle suspended from coaching duties as NCAA levies allegations

Coach you are the swimming coach, not football coach!

posted @ Friday, April 4, 2014 - 18:57

Brazile: Georgia might become first 'purple' state

How you wish!!! It will not happen,

posted @ Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:42

Athens man returned from prison to face charges in brutal home invasion robbery

good question, but you can't kill them so what can we do. Sad

posted @ Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:36

The King Center weighs in on South Dakota honor song dispute

???????????

posted @ Friday, April 4, 2014 - 06:52

Clowney believes he should be NFL's top pick

sounds like he might have a bit too much confidence in himself.

posted @ Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 07:36

4-year-old boy recovering from pit bull attack

or "he a good boy and ain't never been in trouble". Dogs like many people have not been aggressive until the first time. Well the first time was a doozy, so kill that danm dog and do away with the breed. There is no need for dogs bred to fight and kill each other

posted @ Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 08:19

Playing on Jackson County patrol car results in charges against three

yep

posted @ Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 18:14

West Athens adult entertainment club suffers minor damage in weekend fire

NEVER view the inside of that place with a UV light! Burn you clothes, bury your shoes and get your body steam cleaned! NASTY

posted @ Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 14:06

Athens woman accused of murdering newborn could be headed to trial

@west-civ: I was trying to figure out a way to ask this, but could not word it. You said it by cutting through all the politically correct BS.

posted @ Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:43

Save farming by going back to nature, says agroecologist

So don't talk with your mouth full when you are complaining about today's farming Mr Jackson

posted @ Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 08:02

Dooley on college athletes unionizing: It's just a sign of the times

The unions in industrial America are losing ground at a tremendous rate. Likely this is an effort of a dying breed to try and gain strength.
Certainly the athletes who work so hard for a simple scholarship in something like 'conditioning exercise' need some sort of insurance that provides for them should they break their neck or sustain a permanently disabling injury. Count the hours the football team puts in and figure out their hourly rate compared to the value of the scholarship they get. Less than minimum wage!
Compensate them reasonably and forget a union.

posted @ Friday, March 28, 2014 - 08:30

Judge allows admitted Athens cop killer to act as his own attorney

I believe I heard the judge tell Hood yesterday when the ruling was handed down that the defense of inadequate counsel could not be used if he represented himself.
I seriously doubt there will be a death sentence handed down since this is Clarke County and there has not been a successful one here in recent history. Mauldin has too much on his plate after he went on a rampage filing notifications a couple or three years ago. He has a man on his staff who can handle such a trial, having successfully prosecuted such a case in south Georgia. Can Mauldin do it himself? Doubtful.
Anything can happen with a Clarke County jury.

posted @ Friday, March 28, 2014 - 08:10

Judge grants admitted Athens cop-killer's request to act as own attorney

@Joe Johnson: I figured it was something like that Joe. Will they have to re-re-indict? or can the current indictment stand without a trial error?

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 17:34

Judge grants admitted Athens cop-killer's request to act as own attorney

"The man Hood kidnapped on the day of the double cop-shooting was a witness in Wray's mud ear, authorities said"

Huh? murder maybe?

Will they have to indict this POS yet again?

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 17:14

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