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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

Student housing development proposed for tract near downtown Athens

@nancy30683: The problem is, that proposal was not practical -- nor would it be practical in downtown Watkinsville, or downtown Winder, or downtown Jefferson. Wal-Marts have historically been developed in rural areas, and this would be a major departure from the norm.

Communities development land use plans for a reason. The west-side Athens Wal-Mart is considered by many an assett to Clarke County. The Epps Bridge Wal-Mart fits perfectly within Oconee County's land use plan. A downtown Watkinsville Wal-Mart would not, and if presented you'd better believe there would be widespread backlash in business-friendly Oconee.

I don't understand the argument that anything, anywhere is always good as long as it expands a tax base.

posted @ Friday, March 28, 2014 - 11:19

Student housing development proposed for tract near downtown Athens

@nancy30683: I understand the need for an increased tax base, but the transition of downtown into a place where urban dwellers live in significant numbers has been a long time in the making. To me this is better than the housing sprawling into the outskirts.

Maybe the walkable city approach -- tying the North Oconee Greenway into the living areas and close to downtown -- will help minimize that traffic you speak of. Maybe not.

Either way, Wal-Mart didn't pull out because people complained. It pulled out because this was not a workable site.

posted @ Friday, March 28, 2014 - 09:18

Student housing development proposed for tract near downtown Athens

Nah. I'll take the student housing project over the Wal-Mart. The Standard looks like an attractive addition to downtown if you ask me. It blends in nicely.

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 15:03

Rubin: West should use energy as weapon against Russia

Here's exactly what we should do: NOTHING. Why the hell do we care? We don't and we shouldn't.

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 14:45

Hood: UGA players' actions may prove far more than 'foolish'

@nowheregirl: "I'm sure they'll get off with a slap of the hand."

Easy there tiger this is a family newspaper.

posted @ Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 16:47

Hood: UGA players' actions may prove far more than 'foolish'

The "no consequences" statements were completely based on nothing. Ask Nick Marshall, whom Georgia kicked off the team for theft, only so he could transfer to Auburn and lead that team to a national championship game.

You can also ask the ousted Zack Mettenberger, one of the nations best quarterbacks who transferred to LSU and almost beat Georgia, and Isaiah Crowell (not sure where he's at now, but I'm sure he's playing somewhere).

The point is, the serious offenses get serious consequences at Georgia, and they go play somewhere more lenient, where that coach plays the good-guy roll and says he's giving them a second chance.

We'll have to wait and see how this latest thing plays out. My guess is they will miss significant playing time or get kicked out, and rightfully so.

posted @ Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 12:23

Arrest made in west Athens carjacking

@OCCountry: Seriously? I'm pretty sure the thug that carjacks someone is far worse.

posted @ Monday, March 17, 2014 - 18:23

Suspect sought after man attacked for belching at Taco Bell

I gotta admit, a Taco Bell belch must've been discusting. That would've ticked me off too. He didn't deserve the assault though.

posted @ Monday, March 17, 2014 - 18:05

Panel discussion puts spotlight on divide between Athens' hip hop, indie rock scenes

I agree the Athens music scene needs to diversify. There aren't enough metal and hard rock bands here. That segment is totally disenfranchised.

posted @ Friday, March 7, 2014 - 11:05

Purported gang members rush into Athens home and assault residents

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 - 19:57

BLOG: Athens mayoral candidate Tim Denson releases campaign platform

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 - 17:10

The Editor's Desk: Could Georgia become police state?

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 - 11:37

Land near mountain river added to national forest

@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 - 16:55

Land near mountain river added to national forest

@E.J.: Use and preservation are co-dependant. If noone uses it, noone will care to protect it.

posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 16:49

Land near mountain river added to national forest

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 - 12:09

UGA's Bauerle, Kalisz withheld from competition pending academic review

@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 - 11:12

Car stolen from Athens repair shop

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 - 19:29

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