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Athens school buses fitted with cameras to catch motorists ignoring stop arms


Do you have the cost of these and who paid it?

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:14

Georgia teachers rally against state health plan

[quote][b]woofie11[/b] - @keepitsimple:
He had previous coverage but had to change.
By the way, my wife is a state employee. We had United Healthcare HMO up until 12/31. Now we have blue cross blue shield bronze plan. Old premium was $430.96 per month. New premium is $260 per month. thats a savings of $170 per month...But, our deductibles went up about $1,200 per person, so we could possibly end up paying more if we both max them out... And total out of pocket increases by $2,000 more IF we have to foot a bill for something big. My point is, it could be a lot worse...

This goes to the true root of the problem. People don't want insurance.....they want prepaid health care.

posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 16:18

Georgia teachers rally against state health plan

[quote][b]kaleidoscope.junkie[/b] -
Except when the total (REAL) hours are calculated that the average teacher puts in -
The teacher earns 5.25 per hour.

Yeah, let's let that stat go to bed.

Avg teacher salary in Ga is 52815,

It would take 10060 hrs to make that at 5.25/hr. There are only 8760 hours in a year.

Even at 12 hrs a day for 300 days (face it, the teachers take those 2 summer months off), its 14.67/hour

posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 14:18

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

[quote][b]Athens Hi-Fi[/b] - @2dollar: Agreed! There is only one animal in North America you should swerve for.....hogs


posted @ Monday, July 15, 2013 - 16:05

Stabbing marks second Athens homicide this week

I think the Athens Gardens residents are upset at playing second fiddle to Bethel Homes, and are doing something about it.

posted @ Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 15:05

One killed in double shooting in east Athens

WIth tongue only slightly in cheek, I blame Quincy Carter for the decline of Tivoli.

posted @ Monday, July 8, 2013 - 13:17

Tent City residents scuffle over stolen goods

[quote][b]Curls[/b] - Why do we put up with these bums ?

Hey Jerry, since you read these, why don't you answer this question?

posted @ Friday, July 5, 2013 - 08:33

Gang retaliation feared after Albany killings

Good thing we don't have any gangs here in Athens.

posted @ Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:06

Oconee student calls lawyer when found with gin at school

The beginnings of another Oconee Street hit and run.

posted @ Friday, March 15, 2013 - 12:38

Parking dispute leads to heated argument at Oconee Walmart


Oh, I know.....but I have about an hour drive each morning dropping off kids, getting to work, etc.

I bet I see a dozen every least, driving with them hanging.

posted @ Friday, March 15, 2013 - 12:11

Parking dispute leads to heated argument at Oconee Walmart

And plenty drive without them hanging because the tags decrease their range of vision.

posted @ Friday, March 15, 2013 - 10:57

Woman jailed after motel standoff in Daytona Beach

You might want to go ahead and shut off comments on this one. It might get ugly.

posted @ Friday, March 15, 2013 - 09:41

Newborn's father burglarizes the mother's Athens home

[quote][b]Emperor1972[/b] - Two televisions.
A laptop.
An X-box.
A Playstation.
A few of the assets of one who is a government dependent.
Anyone wanna tells us again how hard these folks have it? [/quote]

Plus, what will end up being a free birth in a state of the art hospital.

posted @ Friday, January 18, 2013 - 15:15

Classic Center gets long-awaited sculpture

I think the shower doors represent the bath Athens-Clarke County is taking on this deal.

posted @ Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 13:43

Classic Center gets long-awaited sculpture

Over/Under on the first post that claims "You just don't understand art." ???

posted @ Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 13:27

Professed Satan catcher caught shoplifting from Athens store

[quote][b]andic[/b] - This is actually really sad. This dude obviously has some severe mental illness and instead of getting proper treatment and follow-up, he's shuffled in and out of jail for petty crimes that are surely the result of his hampered mental capacities rather than actual nefarious criminal intent. Our society is so screwed up!!!
I would guess that he had quite a few altercations early in his "career" which were excused or treated thru the mental health community. How long do you get a pass before incarceration becomes an option?

posted @ Monday, January 14, 2013 - 16:54

Rep. Barrow's son arrested in Athens on drug, DUI charges

I am sure all the libs who have ripped Rep. Broun for his son's digressions will be quick to do the same in this case.

posted @ Monday, January 14, 2013 - 11:56

'Walking Dead' to film in Grantville

Lewis always claimed Moreland. Grantville a suburb of Moreland?

posted @ Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 12:25

'Walking Dead' to film in Grantville

Hopefully they will be more courteous than the Spectacular Now folks who have been filming around my house all week.

Pulled out all their trucks this morning and left trash thrown in everybody's yard.

HOPEFULLY, they will send someone back to pick it up today.

posted @ Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 11:49

Bogart man beats up woman outside Athens restaurant

Hooker, mad at a rate or something.....end of story.

posted @ Friday, July 27, 2012 - 09:15

Police tie purported gang to several Athens armed robberies

Sounds like SOMEONE is going to be on probation.

posted @ Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 14:42

Accused Athens cop-killer: "I took a man's life"

Hood is doing as much as he can to facilitate an escape attempt.

posted @ Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 14:07

School accounting falls short, grand jury says

Financially, there is so much wrong with this system. For example, my company sells something that every office needs. The CCSD repeatedly bids it out to get the best price. A couple of years ago, we contacted the procurement people and asked to review the situation to see if we could streamline what they were doing.

The Just bid on replacing what we already have with something just like it.

Probably overspent by $200,000.

posted @ Friday, July 6, 2012 - 15:54

UGA tailback Crowell jailed on gun charges

@taxlady: Then stick to taxes. From a purely football standpoint, this kid has it. Hits holes, breaks tackles, accelerates quickly.

Without the baggage, EVERY D1-a coach in America would want him on their team. With the baggage, it drops to about 85%.

posted @ Friday, June 29, 2012 - 11:36

Police: Georgia Tech student shoots intruder

@avenger: It could have also been Rumplestiltsken coming to spin straw into gold, but I would be willing to bet it was not.

posted @ Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 10:42

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