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Athens metal artist joins international group in wilds of Saskatchewan

Cool story, but the headline led me to believe there was actually a heavy metal band coming out of Athens -- something akin to the Jamaican bobsled team.

posted @ Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 08:30

UGA group to host alcohol-free tailgate party on Saturday

Did I hear free alcohol? I'm there.

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:50

GBI: overdose deaths decrease in 2013 while deaths related to illicit drugs increase

I had to read down to the seventh paragraph to find what should have been the tag line for this story.

According to these numbers you are somewhere like five times more likely to die from a prescription drug than you are from heroin, meth or cocaine, or any other illicit drug.

Meanwhile, guess which state has the nation's number 1 economy according to msn.com? http://money.msn.com/investing/the-50-state-economies-from-worst-to-first

posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 09:36

Teen boy grabs woman's buttocks

Interesting how the ABH uses the word "buttocks" not once, but twice in the same story, while to the rest of the whole entire universe, it's just a butt.

posted @ Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 05:38

Winston man arrested for public intoxication

From what I understand the Marlboro man tried to talk some sense into him, but he wouldn't listen.

posted @ Monday, August 4, 2014 - 13:55

Broun cosponsoring bill to legalize medical marijuana

@cornish531: Can't speak for Jim, but Paul Broun is our U.S. representative and he's co-sponsoring the bill; therefore he is relevant to the story.

posted @ Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 11:51

Georgia LB Bellamy arrested for DUI

It's not just the players. The university's priorities are screwed up. You can steal from the university and not miss a game -- but one failed pot test or alcohol arrest causes an automatic suspension. I'm not saying he doesn't deserve to miss playing time, but the weird enforcement standards are just as much of the problem as the players.

posted @ Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 08:15

Man arrested for impersonating an Athens detective

Man what an epic practical joke. I wouldn't think the charges would stick if not for the guy's rap sheet. It's a little odd the guy who makes a joke gets arrested, but the neighbor who shows up with a handgun apparently does not.

posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 17:23

Report: Hillary Clinton says US should have female leader

The Republicans should be getting excited if Hillary's the Democrats' choice. Say what you will, she doesn't possess the likeability to be electable. She's Al Gore revisited.

posted @ Monday, June 16, 2014 - 13:46

Dismissed UGA safety Tray Matthews finds 'second chance' at Auburn

Big shocker there.

posted @ Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 15:05

UPDATE: Vehicular homicide charge filed in Wednesday wreck on Highway 316

I wrote this article for this paper about Ga. Highway 316 15 years ago. Patrick's Mill was probably the most common problem area back then. http://onlineathens.com/stories/091700/new_0917000026.shtml

posted @ Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 15:23

Man arrested in shooting at Bartow County party

This is needlessly nitpicky, so brace yourself: Why the hell do I care if he's got an attorney? See last sentence.

posted @ Monday, May 26, 2014 - 16:22

Former Ole Miss guard critical of Sam TV coverage

I don't have a problem with ESPNs coverage at all. What's troubling is the issue is so sensitive that an athletic director feels compelled to answer and apologize for something a former player said.

Clearly he didn't watch the part where they start sucking cake out of each others' mouths. All I'm saying is watch the clip all the way through.

posted @ Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 06:36

FBI witness says Donnan family earned $5 million in Ponzi scheme

In the fifth paragraph, it almost reads like Lee questions the FBI agent's credibility because he's got an accounting degree from Alabama. Otherwise, impressive work in getting the story out that fast.

posted @ Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 13:43

Georgia Joker not playing about his super fan role

Okay whatever happened to Georgia fans being known for modest attire -- collared shirts with cacky pants for the men, and classy skirts or dresses for the women.

Hell, I still consider the red pants men sometimes wear as tacky and hideous. Also, if you're older than 12, you can't wear a jersey because that would be unfashionable.

Maybe I'm old school, but I'd hate to see the Bulldog Nation go the way of the Cheeseheads.

posted @ Monday, May 5, 2014 - 08:40

UGA students say elderly lack social media etiquette

Sounds like some are making these young folks' point by "commenting on everything."

I thought it was a pretty entertaining story.

posted @ Monday, May 5, 2014 - 08:17

Glynn discourages unruly graduation parties

@snarkydude: You'd tell your 18 year old he can't go to an unsupervised graduation party? Then are you going to tell him he can't go to an unsupervised college?

posted @ Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 16:32

Glynn discourages unruly graduation parties

@TeeWee: I agree. It does seem that teens introduced to alcohol under supervision don't go as crazy with it when their out on their own.

But to change this culture you'll have undo many years of baggage associated with alcohol in this country. It seems that many parents still think the 1980s style war-on-drugs approach to alcohol -- telling them over and over the dangers of it, and threatening harsh criminal penalties if they do it -- is the right way to go.

And for the love of God don't create some theater group of "cool" kids who do musicals encouraging them not to drink.

posted @ Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 08:46

Georgia's battle with Obamacare enters new phase

I'm not too worried about a state rep. from Woodbine, but I do believe this issue is one of the reasons Jason Carter will be the next governor of Georgia.

posted @ Friday, May 2, 2014 - 16:59

Blog: Win a free ticket to AthCon

This is probably a good place to be if you have math or science problems that need to be resolved.

posted @ Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 10:32

Protest against undocumented student ban heats up at UGA

My question is, why are they going after Morehead? He has absolutely nothing to do with the ban.

posted @ Monday, April 28, 2014 - 18:00

Deal signs into law bill halting mugshot profiteering

I'm all about freedom of the press, but I'm not so sure posting all charged-but-not-convicted mugshots qualifies as "legitimate media." If Bad and Busted were legitimate they would follow up on the outcome of those arrests, not just air them for the public's enjoyment.

posted @ Friday, April 25, 2014 - 17:50

Long-awaited Athens rail-trail project gets closer to construction

Awesome, I can't wait.

posted @ Friday, April 25, 2014 - 17:22

Ponsoldt: Mayor slowing progress in Athens

@ponsoldt: Hearing you state you wouldn't vote for Nancy just makes me wonder about Jim Thompson's column the other day, where he said her re-election is a guarantee. Anyone have any thoughts about the possibility the new kid could get in?

posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 14:41

National active wear chain Lululemon to open location in Athens' Bottleworks

@grove600: And you don't think Normaltown/ Boulevard has the perfect demographics for all those things? You must be confusing this with another part of town.

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:54

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