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Bears are seen wandering through suburban Atlanta

I had a bear pass through my place. Thought my husband was crazy when he told me he found bear tracks. Nope! DNR said it was just passing though and won't stay longer than a week or two. Darn near hit the thing leaving out of the drive around 5 AM last week. It didn't stick around but I've got a great story and pics to back it up.

posted @ Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 13:40

Three injured, one missing in Barrow County house fire

And the BOC wonders why they should spend money on Fire, Sheriff and EMTs. If this isn't a wake-up call, I don't know what is.

Hope they find the missing person and hope the others recover

posted @ Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 09:38

Admiration, puzzlement over Weiner's loyal wife

I don't know why people are so amazed at her standing by her man. She traded her soul for the life style. You chose that life style, you chose to allow you husband to do as he pleases and you stand by him.

posted @ Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 09:06

Jack R. Wells Homes in Athens razed in first phase of redevelopment

Here is what I fear. I've seen these type developments where they have to have x number of subsides/market rate units. They ONLY have the minimum.

Now here is a scenario for you bobster.

A young person decides to serve in the military. While in the service he/she saves money for college as well as having the current GI bill.

When they get out of the service and are accepted into a university. They start looking for housing. Every place they go, they are told they don't qualify because they only work part time and attend school full time.

They are even denied a unit in the market rate/subsidies housing unit because the developer/owner only has to have the minimum and the wait list is years long.

True story. I had to co-sign for my son so he could have a place to live while working on his MBA. Those units are designed for people like him.

Yes, you will get the baby factories, the welfare queens, and the lazy a$$,
BUT you will also get those who have the same standards as you and I but just need a hand up.

There were a few who lived in Pauldoe who only needed a hand up. And you can't blame the children. Maybe living next to someone who has standards will raise theirs! It's happened.

posted @ Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 07:26

21 children die after eating school lunch in India

@Rita Raines: I'm sure it wasn't intentional. India for all it's advancements (thanks to American jobs being sent there) is still a 3rd world country.

posted @ Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 07:29

New Atlanta Ferris wheel slated to open today

I'll wait until the carnival comes to town to ride a Ferris wheel. No way will I pay almost 15$ to ride

posted @ Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 07:07

Jesup driver swerves to miss deer, hits car head-on

@2dollar: Yes, That's what my husband keeps telling me. Force of habit, but this article brings what he keeps telling me into focus.

Really sorry for both families involved.

posted @ Monday, July 15, 2013 - 16:41

Singer Randy Travis recovering from brain surgery

Praying for him

posted @ Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 12:36

Publicist: Randy Travis suffers stroke in hospital

Praying for R.T. He put country back in country music. Such a wonderful and talented artist.

posted @ Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 07:12

NTSB findings on SF plane crash at a glance

@Ravenbear: "At 1,600 feet and 82 seconds before impact, the autopilot is disengaged, a normal procedure."

..."that the pilots believe has been programmed into the "autothrottle." "

big difference between autopilot and autothrottle

posted @ Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 11:15

NTSB findings on SF plane crash at a glance

It's sad for all involved, especially the 2 young girls who lost their lives. Can't imagine what their families are going through.

Big time pilot error on this one!

posted @ Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 07:41

Ala.-based grocer looking to close 13 stores

Aldi's also took a huge chuck of the low end market.

posted @ Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 08:53

Taco Bell customers get cash instead of food

Nice to know there is hope for the next generation. They should get free food for a year

posted @ Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 17:35

Mom of Brunswick baby killing suspect wants own trial

The family that slays together should be tried together. Cut the expenses of the taxpayer.

posted @ Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 10:19

Showers and storms prompt flood watch in Georgia

A flood warning has be issued for the Mulberry and the Oconee right here in our area. So who really cares about the Big Creek in Alpharetta. Try listing the local rivers!

posted @ Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 07:06

New effort to end force-feeding at Guantanamo

My husband worked at the WTC. I was one of the lucky ones; I got to keep my husband but he lost MANY friends and co-workers. So I, more than most, have the right to hate the terrorist. I realize all terrorist are not Muslin and all Muslin are not terrorist.

Now that's out of the way. If they want to go on hungry strike let them. If they truly wanted to kill themselves, they could have by now, so this hunger strike is just a ploy.

As far as violating their Ramadan believes -- feed them after dark. They only fast from sun up to sun down.

posted @ Monday, July 1, 2013 - 14:03

Target cuts ties with Deen; drugmaker distances

@avenger: We are supporting her because she IS NOT a racist. So she used the N word a few decades ago IN A PRIVATE CONVERSATION WITH HER HUSBAND. She could have lied but being a honest person, she spoke the truth.

posted @ Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 13:50

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Paula Deen can be 'redeemed'

@Willow: Arguments support a case against her brother NOT her.
Boy if we had to pay for the sins of our sibs... how many of you would be sitting in jail?

posted @ Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 10:52

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Paula Deen can be 'redeemed'

Redeemed? Redeemed from what -- exactly?

From being honest and telling the truth? She could have easily said, no I have never used that word.

From being human and using it to describe an incident where she had a gun held to her head? Hell, I would have used it too, along with a few other choice words!

From being a successful female?

From what -- exactly?

posted @ Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 07:50

Barrow County man charged in cattle thefts from Florida farm

Nothing surprises me anymore in Barrow. Wonder if all that hay that was stolen a month or so ago near Statum when to feed those stolen cows?

posted @ Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 20:33

Is Paula Deen toast in N-word controversy?

No her fans will stand behind her. I've taken the attitude of dump Deen and I boycott your products. $$$$ speak louder than words. All it's going to take is for all her fans to boycott the companies that dumped her.

posted @ Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 20:06

Coding camps for kids rise in popularity

But these are the very jobs shipped off shore to India. IT jobs may be out there, BUT they are out there in India. My husband is in the IT field. 98% of the people he works with / supervises are in India.

So sorry but I had to chuckle when I read this article. These kids can only hope that by the time they are ready to enter the work force, America has wised up and started bring jobs (real jobs -- not retail, warehouse) back to America.

posted @ Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 11:56

Navy officer drowns in Thurmond Lake

@2dollar: I was thinking the same thing. I know in the Navy they are taught how to swim, and how to survive in open water.

So incredibly sad. Prayers to the family and his friends.

posted @ Monday, June 24, 2013 - 16:32

Motorcyclist killed in Hoschton wreck, passenger in critical condition

WOW so sad. Look Twice -- Save a Life

posted @ Monday, June 24, 2013 - 16:28

Girl, 16, killed in ATV crash in central Georgia

This is so sad for the families. Prayers go out to them.

Now for all the parents who let their children (some as young as 7/8) ride ATVs without helmets or on the street near my house -- PAY ATTENTION to this article!

Near my house they ride WITHOUT helmets on a major county road. I was behind a father with a child (who was maybe 4/5) on the back, riding down 124 in Jefferson yesterday -- NO HELMET, NO SEAT BELT, NO PROTECTION and doing about 40!

posted @ Monday, June 24, 2013 - 07:09

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