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Prince Avenue OT Kraeling nabs offer from Vanderbilt

Doesn't Georgia need linemen? With that offer list, the Dogs should give him a scholly. Soon.

posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:28

Undefeated Athens Christian headlines basketball power rankings

Don't think I'm buying into this hype anymore. I've been to a couple games and talked to the folks in the stands. These players are not student athletes who attend ACS for anything other than basketball. They were specifically targeted in middle school/early high school for their basketball skills. Recruited and given (for the most part) a cost-free scholarship, they exist only to win games against local under-matched teams. This ain't ethical in my book. And it sure ain't 'christian'. When ACS begins to give scholarships to Bahamian residents who do NOT play basketball, then maybe I'll begin to pay attention again. Just my two cents.

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 10:05

Big gift 'transformative' for UGA research

Has the check cleared? Is the money in escrow?
My bet is UGA will never see a dime of this 'announced gift'.

posted @ Friday, May 2, 2014 - 07:49

Athens Christian falls to St. Francis 79-64 at Kennesaw State

I guess this means ACS will be giving out Athletic scholarships to 'taller' prospects in the near future. What a crock.

posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 10:12

PetZone owner gives up license, ends fundraiser for Athens shelter

Most charities are set up to give/transfer money to the organizers. Over time, they simply devote their energies to raise funds, the actual goal of helping the animals is secondary to paying themselves. Goes on every day. Look on TV at the televangelist, it's an epidemic in this country.

posted @ Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 06:53

Occupy Athens' Tim Denson returns to City Hall with eye on mayor's seat

[quote][b]solidroque[/b] - Awesome Possum Vintage [/quote]

And check the sales tax returns for Dog and Possum. Gotta get the revenue somewhere for all the freebies on the way.

posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 10:48

'Refined messy food' found at Catch 22

Have visited on two occasions. Both times.....fantastic. Best wing appetizer in town, bar none. Skirt steak one night, the burger on another. Yummy.

posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 20:26

5 & 10 moves into an 'iconic' new space

Went by last night and was very pleased with the menu and bar.
However, the walls make it seem tight and every seating looks like a private room. Not comfortable imo, they need to tear out some walls and open that space up.

posted @ Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 08:35

Former UGA line coach Garner returns to Athens, speaks to Auburn club

"a crowd of about 50", huh?
About half of those were the wife and kids.

Nobody, I mean nobody cheats quite like Auburn. Several of the kids that signed with Aubie in February backed out of a verbal commitment from another school. Which means Garner is back with a program that will let you 'persuade' a kid to sign with incentives. They are known for it. Always have been.

Brand new laptop computers, iPhones and stereos thrown into the trash right in front of a recruit.
Cash in a satchel or book back left behind a dumpster off campus.
Winning tickets at the VictoryLand racetrack appear frequently in the hands of Auburn football and basketball players.
All cash (or paid for in cash). All off campus. All the time. All in.

posted @ Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 09:08

Auctioneers delay sale of Alabama coach Nick Saban's $11M Lake Burton home

Trust me, all this means is there are no interested, legitimate buyers.

posted @ Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 07:05

Police: Fla. college student plotted an attack

Ban 30 yr old college students?????

(just asking)

posted @ Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 10:35

Hugo Chavez, fiery Venezuelan leader, dies at 58

In other news, Sean Penn and Danny Glover are on suicide watch. That gravy-train has ended. Maybe they can join Dennis Rodman on the Love Boat over to North Korea.

posted @ Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 18:42

Emory students seek improvements for minorities

Here's an idea, join the existing student union and become a part of the enterprise instead of starting a separate union that will not show inclusion at all.

posted @ Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 14:04

Georgia executes Andrew Allen Cook

Hat tip to the father of this animal who did the RIGHT THING by turning in his son and testifying in court.

posted @ Friday, February 22, 2013 - 08:51

Player accused of assault withdraws from SC school

Didn't we have a similar situation in Athens last month? A kid from Monroe area school got expelled for beating his girlfriend senseless (pardon the pun), and then the poor lost soul is welcomed with open arms to Athens Christian School. Of course, he is a star basketball player, so he deserves our understanding. Sigh............

posted @ Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 12:19

Southern history professor to give UGA Founders Day lecture

Word on the street is he has the intellect of Einstein and the endowment of a Brahma bull. Just sayin...............

posted @ Monday, January 28, 2013 - 17:21

Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

$500 Million to get the ball rolling, huh? You guys in Washington (Repubs and Dems) can't even get kids to pull their pants up, stop illegals from crossing our border, balance a budget, stop blowing tax dollars on pork, agree on anything, you pay people to have more babies in a world of over-population, the price of gasoline is ridiculous yet we yak about "America has as much oil as Saudi Arabia, you have to print money to survive because we continue to have a massive trade deficit year after year, you can't even convince American Companies to make socks and underwear here, and you're going to solve the problem of "crazy kids doing crazy things" ????? No Way !!!!!! You are dealing with massive mental instability all across this Country, and unless you can reverse THAT - you'll never remedy "crazy", I don't care if you spend 500 BILLION dollars trying ...... You can't even get kids to - SIT DOWN, SHUT UP, and PAY ATTENTION in schools because you all think the "solution" is always "more money" for snazzy buildings and football stadiums ..... Taxpayers always fork out the "solutions", and NOTHING ever truly gets "solved" ..... MONEY MONEY MONEY, that's all you people think about ........ Hate to tell you this pal, but in the 1800's every kid had a gun, every school was a little wooden house, and any kid "pulling a stunt" got his rear blistered ...... Taxation was minimal, and dad didn't need a Nanny Government (or a freakin village) to raise his kids or tell him how to discipline ......
We are broke! We don't have, nor do we need $500 million to stop gun violence!

posted @ Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 16:07

Non-working smoke alarm found in home where 4 died

Non-working and No batteries aren't quite the same. One implies defect, while the other notes lack of prudence.

In addition, how many rental apartments, homes or duplexes would have a sprinkler system? My guess is very few, no matter when they were built.

posted @ Friday, January 11, 2013 - 09:48

Man urinates in non-fiction section of Athens library

Sadly, the APL has turned into a day time abode for many of Athens' homeless. Gone are the days when you could drop off your children to research a school project. It is mostly unpleasant and foul smelling on occasion, but can sometimes be scary as the numbers have grown. I'm not sure how it happened, but the space is a dumping ground during the day. And, of course, we are enlarging our library to accommodate more vagrants. What to do, what to do.......

posted @ Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 18:25

Man tied up, wife shot and killed in Appling Co. home invasion

uh.....methinks not.

Keep questioning the husband and I believe you will find the missing clues. Fred Tokars may be able to lend some credence to this story (tongue planted firmly in cheek).

posted @ Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 11:18

Hilltop Grille racks up 10th anniversary

The food is very good and the service is excellent. Easy to get a seat on most nights. Can't wait for something new in Five Points.

posted @ Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 07:16

Extra Special People helps children with disabilities "come out of their shell"

The folks at ESP are the best. To put it mildly, the are patient, kind, generous and loving. The overhead is kept to pennies compared to other charities. The majority of your donations go toward helping children. Best of all, it's local, so go by any time and see real hope and change!

posted @ Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 06:53

Athens restaurant and community rally to help family displaced by fire

[quote][b]Jerry NeSmith[/b] - @42roadmut: Read about the family here:

I'm not sure this is the same family. The family of Cecilia has multiple business and real estate holdings both locally and abroad.

posted @ Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 08:43

Obama warns Syria against using chemical weapons

What's he gonna do now, refuse to bow from the waist? The Arabs must be shaking in their sandals.

posted @ Monday, December 3, 2012 - 20:40

Georgia's high school graduation rates near bottom in U.S.

Remove the test results from Fulton, Dekalb, Bibb, Richmond, Muscogee, Chatham and yes, Clarke counties public schools and Georgia would be close to tops in the nation. But, shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, don't speak about the reasons. Just keep going along with the mob rule, and maybe things will change. (Tongue planted firmly in cheek)

posted @ Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 19:31

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