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Thousands pass GED in Georgia this year, but more drop out

congrats to those who go back and try to get this done, persevere, and succeed. However, if the math used in the first paragraph is an indication of what they learn...well... (18,000 "on average" times 5 years would be about 90,000, NOT "more than 100,000").

I know it is nitpicking, but.... well..... so I pick nits!!!! But a difference of in the neighborhood of 10,000 people isn't a small number, imho.

posted @ Monday, December 15, 2014 - 13:50

Homeless sex offender turned away from shelters, helped by Athens police

...and people don't believe it when you tell them that surrounding counties BRING their homeless to Athens. There ya' have it folks. At least THIS time they just took him on back to where he came from.

Don't get me wrong - I have no problem with "homeless" b/c I know stuff happens and everyone deserves a chance -- BUT -- it's **this** kind of situation that gripes my azz ... JUST the kind of folks we love to have move into our county and then live off the taxpayers...N.O.T. !!

posted @ Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 15:40

Guess who's back: Gurley, Marshall return to Sanford Stadium

sigh. now all we will hear as the TG name, and personally I think we should be lauding the team as it exists BEFORE the return. I know I know ... he "made a mistake and has paid the price". I call BS. Everyone will treat him like the prodigal son, and while forgiveness is a virtue, I still think REAL consequences, not a minor inconvenience -- a blip on the road of life -- should be in play. Let's give our cheers to Chubb and the rest of the team who have EARNED the team's position in the standings, how 'bout? Sure, let TG play, but come ON people, make him EARN your adulation, and don't forget the ones that have held to higher standards. Please?

posted @ Monday, November 10, 2014 - 10:01

Armed robbery suspects in standoff with Athens police surrender

"Sotelo and Crumley, who both resided at 125 Garnett Ridge Drive, were charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.
Sotelo has a robbery by sudden snatch case from February pending in Clarke County Superior Court. Crumley is named as the victim in that case, according to court records."

Crumley musta been p/o'd at Sotelo back in February, eh? Musta kissed and made up.

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 09:10

Charges dismissed against Madison County couple whose child was found on highway

My question is why leave the 13 and 9 year old (at least) inside with the baby instead of having THEM help with the can-bagging, while an adult stays with the baby? I mean, *i* was babysitting when i was 12, so i don't have a problem with that, but was it "babysitting" or just "left the baby in the house with the 13, 9 and 5 year old children" because there IS a big difference between the two concepts. Just sayin' ... 9 and 13 are way old enough to help with that minor "labor" project in the back yard!!!

oh, and an idea, IF you are going to do that, and locks or not (because kids are amazingly creative when it comes to 'unlocking' things) put a cowbell on the door so that IF it's opened, and you are in the back yard, you would hear it and run around the house to see what's going on. just a thought.

posted @ Monday, July 14, 2014 - 22:01

UGA art majors caught trespassing in Athens

some quality street art could only improve the appearance of what has been an eyesore in Athens for as long as I can remember (well almost as long, I actually DO remember A&D actually being a viable concern in Athens business!) so many things they could have done over there to at least utilize the property and maybe keep it from looking like a dump

posted @ Friday, June 20, 2014 - 11:57

Arrestee's 'handsome' mug shot goes viral

Yeah, his eyes *are* blue. But they are also *shiver* "dead" eyes. Cold. Even without the tatts, this guy would make me extremely wary. (Note, I am not against tattoos, however, the "jailhouse" type tatts are a little different, imho)

posted @ Friday, June 20, 2014 - 09:46

UGA student arrested for driving away while his Jaguar was being booted

meh. nevermind. that might of ooooffended someone. so anyway, by the looks of his mugshot, he didn't need to be driving anyway. and his momma needs to rethink her position on giving sonny-boy her JagUar to drive. **head shaking**

posted @ Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 14:28

I just rolled my eyes at this comment: "It wasn’t even that loud, but a professor was talking while we were talking. That’s disrespectful of course. But nobody was disrespectful to him at all."

Um. Hello? His momma didn't do such a good job on the courtesy/manners/respect front, now did she?

posted @ Friday, June 6, 2014 - 10:44

@dawgette: The Theatre won't be the same without Wilmot ... a few years back, "the Theatre won't be the same without Kyle/Gabe & Momma..." a few years before that, "the Theatre won't be the same without.... " I'm NOT disagreeing with you, dawgette, but Wilmot ain't the be-all and end-all for GaTh. Don't get me wrong, he's great, but this won't be the last time, and it certainly is not the first, that folks have feared for the future of GaTh. I've had family members working there since just about the turn of the last century, so I'm quite familiar with most of the changes ... and turnovers ... and something about that ol' place just keeps on hangin' on! Heck, I was living here and remember the FIRST time it was a music venue/old movie theater in one... saw some incredible folks perform there many many years ago! Hope to see many more in the coming many years, as well!

posted @ Friday, June 6, 2014 - 10:38

Takeover triggers debate over Georgia State University radio station

wow. just wow. back in the 70s and all, GSU, GT, and UGA all had student-run stations, and some of the BEST music ever aired in Atlanta/NE Ga came from those stations. Innovative programming, diverse musical 'hours' and many other pleasurable sounds. Slowly but surely, these student-run treasures are being buried in either GPB or corporate takeover and I have to tell you....I don't like it one little bit! but then, when has that ever mattered *sigh*

posted @ Monday, June 2, 2014 - 10:36

Allman movie hairstylist sues over Ga. train crash

that is all.

posted @ Friday, May 30, 2014 - 10:03

Admitted Athens cop killer to be in court for first time acting as own attorney

@NativeDan: All death penalty cases must follow certain procedures, including a trial. That is why they can file all the motions on every conceivable issue, which while seems [spoken in monty python style voice] inconceivable!, is a protection that you would want available to you if for some reason you were to be accused of such a crime, right? Cannot take it from one and not another -- that would be prejudice under anyone's definition.

posted @ Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 09:24

Student assaults counselor, coach at Clarke Central

oh, yeah, and on another point of this particular story -- no, a teacher cannot "lay hands on" a student but SHOULD be able to restrain by physical means when anyone, student or teacher or otherwise, is in danger of being hurt by the student who needs restraining. Period. And did you know -- if someone walks up to Kid A and hits them, Kid A better not react, because Kid A will get in AS much if not more trouble that the hitter, by the school system's rules. Somehow doesn't seem fair that Kid A is constrained from defending him/her self, while the hitter just hauls off and slugs away!

posted @ Friday, May 16, 2014 - 10:45

Student assaults counselor, coach at Clarke Central

time for this ummmm.... debate(?) again, I see. There is a huge difference between "violence" [i.e., abusive physical beating etc] and discipline which might involve SOME physical action [i.e., swat on the butt or back of the hand, even a slap in some cases, and so forth, appropriate to the offense being punished]. Having VERY successfully raised 3 young men to be respectful, law abiding, intelligent, courteous, gentlemen, I too know @#$%* about raising children, and guess what folks. SOMETIMES that involved a little physical punishment, as needed and with moderation. Every child is different and requires different approaches. There IS no blanket solution. Pure violence for violence's sake is NEVER the right one, having said that, sometimes it takes a two-by-four to get the donkey's attention! [for those who do not understand that, it's an analogy, not a fact, okay?]

have a nice day, y'all!

posted @ Friday, May 16, 2014 - 10:42

Judge upholds sale of widow's home over $6.30 tax bill

That's sad - I know they say "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" but come ON, really? So fine her for her delinquency, make her pay the court costs, but lose her home? REALLY???

posted @ Monday, April 28, 2014 - 15:38

Magic Johnson: Sterling 'shouldn't own a team anymore'

nowhere....I shoulda realized that -- I've been away for a while, since I won't pay for abh to send me more recyclable material every day .... and snarky, I've missed you! what you said. ditto.

posted @ Monday, April 28, 2014 - 14:28

Magic Johnson: Sterling 'shouldn't own a team anymore'

@yeti: his lady is lovely, I agree. But isn't he just a TAD hypocritical? I don't think HE is "lovely" in any way shape or possible fashion -- not physically, and CERTAINLY not morally, ethically, or spiritually. And I doubt intellectually.

And I think he has a "right" to think and even say what he wants to, but that he has a "right" also to the consequences of doing so. And I think he has a "right" to own a team -- but I think every player of conscience should refuse to play for HIS team. See where it gets him then.

posted @ Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:11

New Subway restaurant opens in downtown Athens

If you look at it another way, while Subway IS a "national chain" it is run by a Franchisee, a local person who has developed a local business using the product of a national business. and with what, 16 franchises locally, that's a fairly significant input into local economy.

posted @ Friday, April 4, 2014 - 09:41

Student housing development proposed for tract near downtown Athens

harrumph. just what we need. more quick-rise student housing. does anyone at all remember that fully HALF the population of Athens-Clarke County are NOT students?

just askin'

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:43

UGA to host Second City improv comedy troupe

p.s. if you read my comment to begin with, it says that while the WRITER of the story (uses improve) the HEADLINE WRITER fails yet again. (summarized) IF you didn't notice, the headline read

UGA to host Second City improve comedy troupe [it has since been fixed, of course so I can understand perhaps your confusion]

posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:54

UGA to host Second City improve comedy troupe

mr or ms smug -- excuse me but...what does the definition of "improv" do for me .... IF you looked at the HEADLINE you will see that the HEADLINE WRITER allowed "improv" to become "improve" and THAT is what I was laughing at .... honey, not only do I know what improv is, I was probably watching and partaking of improv comedy on an amateur scale before you were even a gleam in someone's eye!

posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:51

UGA to host Second City improve comedy troupe

"ATHENS, Ga. — The University of Georgia is set to host the Second City improv comedy troupe." leads the first line of the story; however, headline writers and their reliance on the auto-check feature...FAIL!

*giggling* while I admit that some comedy could be improve[d], I do think ONCE AGAIN the headline writers not only don't know what they're doing, they don't even look at the articles!!!

made my afternoon a little sunnier!

posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 15:04

Athens police seek robbers who took advantage of elderly man's kindness

Not only is the gentleman who tried to help a victim. All the people he might have tried to help in the future are more than likely victims too -- now he will think 10 times before lending a hand. What a society. **sadly shaking head**

posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 10:26

Too cute to keep? Oconee girl takes on Georgia law barring pet hedgehogs

I think the point here is kudos to a kid for trying to do something rather than just whine about what she wants. Next step is intuitive and rational thinking, research, and lining up support for your idea; or contrarily finding reasons your idea may not be so great, and working on your project with some different goals based on your research findings. If we encourage everyone to drink ANYONE's koolaid and just give up on their goals after a quick glance at them is doing that kid a disservice. Her idea may not work or be workable -- but she's on the brink of discovering WHY it is or is not viable, and next step is what to do about it. I want MORE people like that in my future!!!

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 15:52

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