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Sheriff: Man kills Hartwell restaurant owner, then turns gun on himself and ex-wife

Tears...

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:52

UGA baseball player Sims suspended indefinitely after DUI arrest

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He was trying to blow his batting average.

posted @ Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 10:08

Athens man arrested for beating teen caught in shower with stepdaughter

Imagine the inverse headline: Athens man stands by as 16-year-old stepdaughter and boyfriend shower together.

Now which is worse?

It sounds like the boyfriend's mother is the real troublemaker.

posted @ Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 13:41

First batch brewed at new Athens brewery

Great news! Can never have too much choice when it come to craft beer!

posted @ Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 07:55

Updated: 4 UGA football players arrested on theft by deception charges

This is what happens when we admit young men to an institute of higher learning who if not for their athletic prowess would never have the chance to set foot on a college campus.

It's a Faustian bargain: They know the only reason they're here is to win football games and make money for the university; we know the same thing; they think to themselves rightfully so, "Why the hell aren't we getting some of that money?"; we say, "You're getting paid in the form of a free education"; they say, "I don't want a free education. I want the money.."

And, by the way, they are not getting a free education. Truthfully, they're kept eligible by NCAA standards during their time here by being steered into meaningless classes and leave with no marketable skills.

posted @ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 21:26

Website: Jameis Winston called jailed rapper the day after FSU won its national championship

See crap reporting like this -- basically assassinating this kid's character for making a phone call -- makes me glad I'm not paying to read the news on this web site.

posted @ Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 20:54

Ga. members of Congress sign letter on harbor snub

Aren't these the same guys who decry federal spending? What a joke.

And they'll be having their pictures taken at the ribbon cutting so they can show it to their hypocrite constituents. "Look at what I brought to the district !"

posted @ Friday, March 7, 2014 - 09:27

UGA audit on work of fired employee reveals no improprieties

They may have jumped the gun but this is why:

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2012-05-17/former-uga-business-manage...

Vinson has a history of employing people who appreciate the vig and I'm sure it's a little nervous about Ms. Hawkes even if she's been cleared of UGA problems.

posted @ Friday, February 28, 2014 - 08:46

UGA auditors reviewing work of former employee facing racketeering charge

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2012-05-17/former-uga-business-manage...

They have a serious problem choosing money handlers at this place.

Jeez.

posted @ Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 13:23

VIDEO: Oconee County sheriff's Valentine's Day cancellation goes viral, makes Today Show

This seriously might be the stupidest thing anyone has ever said on these forums. With 5080 previous, one would think you could do better than this.

posted @ Friday, February 14, 2014 - 15:37

Deal to announce severe weather task force members

I see our "small government" Republican governor is adding another layer of bureaucracy.

Stay true.

posted @ Monday, February 3, 2014 - 16:43

Deal to announce severe weather task force members

I see our "small government" Republican governor is adding another layer of bureaucracy.

Stay true.

posted @ Monday, February 3, 2014 - 10:34

Paroled career felon arrested for burglarizing Athens Jewish center

This schmuk must be mashugana.

posted @ Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 14:28

Police, GBI investigation closes The Plaza in west Athens

Been sitting back watching the Barney Fife-lovin, Columbo, Murder She wrote-rerun-watching idiots make fools of themselves.

And with a young person dead and her parents left devastated.

Buncha fools y'all.

Makes me wish ABH would show some class and shut this cesspool down.

posted @ Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 23:04

Elbert County men dressed as women arrested at meeting with Athens teen

Disturbing but at least they were going to practice safe sex.

posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 - 16:57

Dogs' defense addresses fourth-down woes

@Long Sufferer: Because he has a smart agent. Certainly no other reason.

Clemson O-coordinator Chad Morris is the highest paid coordinator in college football. You look at their offense and he might be worth the $1.1 million.

posted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 06:55

Former UGA lineman Keith Johnson dies at age 49

[quote][b]DawgFan1988[/b] - Keith was from Ocilla. Great human being.
RIP
P.S. - With the tragic deaths of both Scott Adams (46) and now Keith Johnson (49) of massive heart attacks, today's MASSIVE linemen should take note. Being over 300 pounds is not safe at any age. Belly fat is an out-and-out killer!
[/quote]

There is another reason for these men dying so young that I shall not speak of but that is obvious to anyone who was around college football during that era.

posted @ Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 12:13

UGA linemen unavailable to comment on NCAA protest message

I'm proud of these guys for standing up for what's right and I think it's B.S. that Claude Felton won't let them speak to the media.

Good to see young people, especially athletes and football players who are so often portrayed as being dumbazzes, taking on a social issue and organizing.

They should be commended.

posted @ Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 07:51

Oconee sheriff rams fence in pursuit of fleeing suspect

It's amazing how civil the commentary can be when the face in the mugshot looks like a teenager from our neighborhood.

I'm sure his parents are just like us: They did the best they could.

posted @ Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 15:11

Pope: Resist 'idols' of money, power, pleasure

Thank God for this Pope and the Catholic Church. They bring Christianity back to the essential elements of the teachings of Jesus Christ: that the poor and downtrodden are too be loved rather than cast aside and that all humans are too be loved and treated with dignity. Meanwhile the Protestants foment institutionalized hate for gays, immigrants and the poor Such as all the Baptist politicians throughout the south.

posted @ Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 22:12

Athens murder victim: Casualty of life on the streets

Thanks, Joe for this sad and eloquent report on this young man's life and the insight it provides. It is some of the best work I've read here.

May God bless him and others like him who seem so lost and without hope

posted @ Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 14:38

Two Athens knife robberies several hours apart on Wednesday

[quote][b]grove600[/b] -
Actually, it's not. It proves that getting rid of guns does nothing to solve teh crime problem. The tool used is not important. Guns, knives, bats, golf clubs, toilet tank lids, fists.....it doesn;t matter. There was a crime by one person against another person. And I guess you're ok with that, crime. Just as long as no guns were involved. Just as long as the assailant, robber, mugger, rapist, murderer, etc uses any weapon other than a gun. Right? "I'm glad they're just committing crimes with knives." Is that where we're headed?
A crime with a gun isn't any worse than a crime with a knife which isn't any worse than a crime with a brick. The intent of a criminal using any weapon is to gain control over their victim, to threaten their victim with harm: "I'm going to shoot you, I'm going to cut you, I'm going to clobber you...if you don't comply, and then maybe if you do". Maybe the criminal has the weapon to defend themselves if their victim dares to protect themselves. Maybe they have weapons to defend themselves from other criminals.
Getting rid of guns does not solve the crime problem. That's what this story proves. [/quote]

Where in my comment do I say that getting rid of guns would reduce crime? Typically, you are arguing a point that I don't make.

I spoke about the result and only the result. I did not make any broader argument.

Your mind must be playing tricks on you again.

posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 11:40

Two Athens knife robberies several hours apart on Wednesday

The result of both these crimes is actually a powerful argument for strict gun control.

In both cases, neither perpetrator nor victim had a gun. In both cases, no one was injured or killed. In the first case, the victim faced down the perpetrator, followed him, called the police and the criminal was apprehended. The victim would not have done any of that if the criminal had been carrying a gun. Also, in the first case, it’s pretty clear that the criminal has mental issues.

No injuries. No deaths. One criminal apprehended. One mentally unstable person off the streets of Athens.

If this is the way crime without guns looks, then please bring on more gun control!

posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 13:13

Athens mom fears violent son may be devil worshipper

Please get this child help before he harms himself or someone else. Prayers.

posted @ Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 15:06

Athens airport tower will close April 7

@crazy8golfer: I know. I can read. Evidently you can't. Where in my comment do I say that I will no longer be able to take them there?

posted @ Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 16:27

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