I'm all about using guns for protection, but enough already with the anonymous internet commandos. If this happened at your house you'd run and hide like a little girl.posted @ Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 18:57
He may not be able to decriminalize anything, but could influence police to make it a low priority, kind of like Denver did several years ago before Colorado legalized it.
As long as he doesn't act like too much of a fruitcake, he may actually have a shot. Nancy Denson is very similar to Doc Eldridge, and you may recall he was defeated by the far left's green party-supported candidate -- Heidi Davison. Beware of the runoff.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 16:10
I'm guessing this is a response to all the varieties of "Bad and Busted" throughout the state. I'm all about open records, but it's only been until very recently that we've had full access to every mugshot with the click of a button.
And neither Bad and Busted, nor this paper, ever follows up on the results of the cases from those posted mugshots. In other words the general public knows about the arrest, but will never find out if the person is proven innocent.posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 10:37
@The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald: I think this would open up the last 3 or 4 miles before the river converges with the Chattahoochee. The upper miles will remain very much exclusive, so I guess you're statement is correct.posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 15:55
@E.J.: Use and preservation are co-dependant. If noone uses it, noone will care to protect it.posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 15:49
Sound like this will open river access back up to the public. River access right of way had been purchased by private landowners to keep canoeists and boaters off the river.posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 11:09
@whatsthepoint: I don't know but it sounds like the Kalisz kid might have been allowed to compete at a time in which he was academically ineligible -- which sounds really odd because he's a swimmer, not a football player. And maybe the coach is under scrutiny because he allowed it to happen.
That's only a guess, and probably incorrect.posted @ Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 10:12
HA! An '04 Kia Amante valued at $34,000? The A&R Auto guys are livin large, or someone added one or two zeros to the actual number.posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 18:29
The idea that you can make the alcohol at a location, but you must drive down the road to buy it is only one of many free-enterprise, business hating laws this state is founded on. Kind of like the one that said you couldn't sell alcohol for take-out (bars not included) within 1,000 feet of a university (or something resembling that). The result of that one kept a much needed grocery store out of the vicinity of downtown.
Athens is the perfect place to become a craft brew Mecca. If you want to know what I'm talking about go to Asheville where such laws aren't in place. The breweries are an assett to the community and overall quality of life.
Spencer we need your help again.posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 16:09
Maybe the writer should've read the story. The paper did not declare it a nightmare -- that was a quote from Aaron Murray, and from his perspective it was a nightmare by all accounts.posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 10:55
The idea that they can brew the beer there, but you have to drive down the road to buy it somewhere else is the absolute most backward, free market despising policy I've ever heard in my life.
Athens has potential to become a brewery mecca -- a boon to the economy and overall quality of life -- but our free market and personal freedoms hating state government won't allow this.posted @ Monday, November 4, 2013 - 09:27
@Trip_McNeely: I'm certain that if Wal-Mart, or Selig proposed a massive development square in the middle of Watkinsville, noone would complain or feel that community input would be necessary -- because doing so would be anti-business right?posted @ Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 18:41
Stop making this a Georgia vs. Florida issue. It's an Atlanta vs. Florida issue.posted @ Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 15:10
@2dollar: A study from Backpacker a few months ago shows a higher success rate from those who use spray on bears than those using guns. Dogs are different of course, but toting a gun in the backyard? And busting a cap in the neighbor's dog? She really should call the pound, but I'd keep the spray handy until it gets picked up.posted @ Friday, October 25, 2013 - 16:51
@cwillocks: In everything I've read, pepper spray is the most effective way to fend off bears. I'm pretty sure this will work on dogs also.posted @ Friday, October 25, 2013 - 13:57
@1hutch: I'm glad you did the dirty work of saying it so I didn't have to. Either way, the visuals are unbecoming.posted @ Friday, October 18, 2013 - 13:02
Not to make light of this horrific situation, but ABH it's called the Eastside! Not Southeast Athens!posted @ Monday, September 30, 2013 - 19:44
@McCarthy: I tend to agree with you. This game isn't about the defense stopping anyone; it's about keeping up with the other teams offense.posted @ Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 08:14
Nice work by Wayne Ford in getting an interview with the perp apparently while he's still at large. It's would be nice, however, to know the circumstances by which he got the interview.posted @ Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 16:08
Nice work!posted @ Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 08:07
@nowheregirl: Now who the heck steals hubcaps but not the rim and tires? Were they 22s?posted @ Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 06:30
What an awesome way to get married -- at the UGA chapel.posted @ Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 07:47
Wow, 240 hours of community service for a BUI?posted @ Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 13:53
Correct me if I'm wrong but I've read about every article on this film and still not one word as to what it's about. A title like "the spectacular now" begs that question.
I want to support the local effort but don't want to get in there to see a musical.
@Yellow Dog: Just curious, which one of these do you drive, Volvo, Subaru or VW?posted @ Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 07:16
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more