register

kconner

MEMBER FOR 3 years 50 weeks

recent comments

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 - 18:23

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 - 14:46

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

Big shocker there.

posted @ Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 16:05

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 - 16:23

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 - 17:22

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 - 07:36

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 - 14:43

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 - 09:40

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 - 09:17

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 - 17:32

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 - 09:46

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 - 17:59

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 - 11:32

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 - 19:00

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 - 18:50

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

Awesome, I can't wait.

posted @ Friday, April 25, 2014 - 18:22

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 - 15:41

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 - 12:54

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

@crackerjack: No, there's a large parking lot behind Bottleworks and across the road. Simply cross the street and you're there.

Also, thanks to Hendershots for providing the anchor store needed to make all this happen.

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:51

Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

@Humbucker bob: It is important to note the study was financed and implemented by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an organization which seeks to discredit any of the gains made for legal marijuana.

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 17:21

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

@barryhollander: And somehow I doubt the word "Misjoinder" was in his vocabulary.

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 17:38

Farmer: Hydrogen holds promise as energy source

That was a good read. The bumpy road starts when you start cutting into the profits of the oil industry.

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:19

Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights

If you must have an opinion, make sure it's one the mainstream media agrees with.

posted @ Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 16:38

Food stamp distribution errors cost Georgia millions

@Lets Get It Together: Maybe, but somehow I doubt drug dealers are accepting food stamps as payment, so I don't see the point.

The storyline here is that one of the General Assembly's most publicized efforts this year was to drug test food stamp recpients, but not one word about fixing a malfunctioning system.

posted @ Monday, March 31, 2014 - 16:00

Feds may pull funding over Georgia food stamp problems

Wait a minute. Wasn't the drive to drug test food stamp recipients one of the big story lines for this year's legislative session? But the fact that the office was malfunctioning never came up?

Or I suppose Obama's just coming after Georgia again, kind of like with the Savannah port deepening funds.

posted @ Monday, March 31, 2014 - 15:39

Find us on Facebook & Twitter

Find us on Facebook Find us on Twitter

blogs

  • Andrew
    Shearer

    Blog: Can we please fix the Oscars?

    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

  • Joe
    Johnson

    Winter storm drama

    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

see more blogs