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Athens school employee steals gun, arrested

If an employee of my child's school is arrested, especially for something like that, I would like to know. Parents have a right to know if the people entrusted with their children are law-abiding citizens or not. I don't want my children near criminals while they are supposed to be getting educated.

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 00:24

3 Athens bars stung for selling to minors

@kayron4: Probation, of course. This is Clarke County, after all.

posted @ Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 19:18

Athens woman caught stuffing beef in purse

Its the Bacon Bandit's little cousin, the Beef Bandit.

posted @ Monday, December 9, 2013 - 20:08

Teen arrested for assaulting police officer

all of the above.

posted @ Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 14:18

Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Karen

Hope it doesn't take the same inland path as TS Lee 2 years ago. Some places are just now recovering from the flooding.

posted @ Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 17:14

Speed limit to increase on part of Atlanta freeway

Thats funny cause with all the traffic on 285, you can rarely go over 40.

posted @ Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 21:53

Truck stolen at Athens motel

Was it repossessed?
Inntown Suites is such a classy place :/

posted @ Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 04:35

Witness: Paterno said Penn St. erred on Sandusky

They are in Judge Todd Hoover's courtroom. He is ruthless and doesn't mess around, one of the toughest judges in Harrisburg.

posted @ Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 01:29

A look at recent notorious cases in Cleveland area

Yep, Cleveland has some crazy people.

posted @ Monday, July 22, 2013 - 04:31

Teen threatens to slap Athens officer

Releasing her to the mother must have been so effective last time that we can try that again and hope for the best. Really????

posted @ Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 23:57

Governor blames Vogle cost overruns on nuclear critics

Nuclear energy has come a long way since Three Mile Island.

posted @ Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 00:44

$4,500 worth of chicken stolen

Looks like someone listened too well to the Chick-fil-A cow.
Someone planned to "eat mor chikn".

posted @ Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 00:21

Ohio homicide convict arrested in Athens

@2dollar: That's why he fits right in here in Athens.

posted @ Friday, July 12, 2013 - 14:54

Police searching for driver in Athens hit-and-run

Too many pedestrians getting hit. People need to learn how to drive! There is no way they didn't notice they hit a person.

posted @ Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 18:01

Ala.-based grocer looking to close 13 stores

If Athens' Piggly Wiggly closes, what will the Bacon Bandit do for her probation?

posted @ Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 11:11

UGA kicker Morgan arrested for boating under influence at Lake Sinclair

Remember the year we went 6-7-11.
6 wins
7 losses
11 incarcerations
Its gonna be one of those years. The incoming freshman football players are a bunch of thugs - saw them at Waffle House trying to impress a bunch of girls. They can't handle their alcohol (but neither could the girls) and they have no manners.

posted @ Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 13:17

Athens man recently paroled from homicide conviction re-arrested after theft

Parolees need to have jobs lined up before they get out to help avoid this. And better supervision and drug testing.

posted @ Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 13:03

Felled tree causes shutdown at TVA nuclear plant

@avenger: Three Mile Island was our homegrown meltdown. They have completely revamped safety procedures after that. In fact, they just ran a practice warning drill there (Harrisburg,PA) last week. The school districts also have drills and parents have to sign a form saying their kids can be treated with iodine after a radioactive emergency.
I do agree with you that there should be an automatic shutdown system in place for this kind of stuff. They also should remove potential tree hazards themselves like Georgia Power does to trees close to power lines in winter.

posted @ Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 07:26

FBI hunt for ex-Teamster boss Hoffa's remains ends

Well, since they just gave up on Jimmy Hoffa again, can we now resume our search for Jimmy Buffet's lost shaker of salt.

posted @ Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 17:40

Former Atlanta police officer sentenced to prison

They do NOT get special prisons. An ex-cop in prison has the option of requesting solitary confinement for their safety (going to the hole) but most won't take that option. They just need to keep their head low and their mouth shut. However... it is pretty obvious to career criminals in prison who used to be a cop or military.

posted @ Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 22:20

Athens teen deemed 'unruly'

This is why kids know they can get away with anything here.

posted @ Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 23:50

A cheeky problem: NJ town to restrict baggy pants

Do these fools even realize this trend started as an invite for some "manly lovin'" in prison????

posted @ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 00:19

Special teams could be crucial in Stanley Cup

Thank you, ABH, for actually having an article about hockey.
This is going to be a great series and its cool to see 2 of the "Original 6" in the Stanley Cup. Since my beloved Flyers didn't make the playoffs, I would like to see the Bruins win for the people of Boston. They will have great music at their home games too.
So glad Boston beat the Pens. They are out just like Sidney Crosby's teeth!

posted @ Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 02:28

Man skips on hotel bill

What hotel doesn't require a credit card at checkin? If they don't have a credit card, why didn't he pre-pay? Never heard of Candlewood Suites - sounds sketchy.

posted @ Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 21:41

Waffle House waitress was murdered, say Oconee authorities

@Bellehowell: Just because someone works at Waffle House, it does NOT mean they are on drugs. Some people choose to work there for the schedule and many other reasons. There is currently a WH waitress with a PhD and another one with a 4.0 GPA in nursing. Others work there because the schedule allows a 2nd income for their family. If you really know anything about this you need to reveal your "sources" to Oconee County, not an anonymous comment section. If you are just making assumptions, you need to get some manners, quit making assumptions, and respect Misty and her family in this tragedy.
Prayers for Misty's family, friends, and co-workers.

posted @ Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 17:51

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