How about $25/yr. for 5 articles a mo., $50/yr. for unlimited articles, and $75/yr. for Members Only Premium access + a Members Only t-shirt designed by a local artist? Give us some choices and swag, and I'll consider it. But $100/yr. and no other choices? Um, no.posted @ Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 22:26
Condolences to the family... It could happen to any of us at any time. Be sure to tell your loved ones you love them...posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 12:41
> Breedlove, 57 is white, has gray hair and was last seen wearing a dark knit ski cap, navy blue sweatpants, black ski jacket and glasses.
Very sad... Looks like they have updated the description, a bit...posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 12:06
Ugh. Maybe they could rule that every cent go to the victims, including Sandusky's son Matt. The wife deserves to tough it out for allowing the behavior to continue for so many years. http://abcnews.go.com/US/sandusky-trial-rocked-adopted-son-abused/story?...posted @ Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 11:25
Kudos to everyone working outside in this weather!!!! (freezing ghost)posted @ Monday, January 6, 2014 - 19:00
Here's where we saw Mr. Poore before (2nd mugshot). Article dated Nov. 27, 2013.
"Perry Lamar Poore, 33, of Danielsville, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, police said."
posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 22:26
@iluvfestivals: I would give you +1000 if they let me... Yes! Downtown deserves a grocery store (Publix or tiny green Walmart would be fine) and a 24-hour Walgreens. Where do the people who live in the downtown shop now? La-Z-Shopper?
Also, while you're at it, build some 2 BR, 1,000+ s.f. rental units for working professionals with children, pets, and cars. Please!!!
And while I'm at it, it's nice to dream of an "upscale" grocery in the downtown, but one might want to be a bit more realistic about the majority of people who actually live in the downtown and what sort of groceries they could afford.posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 20:25
I have a feeling they could raise $25k with a GoFundMe....posted @ Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 08:10
Cross Creek Pl is right across from Fatz and very close to Clarke County Jail. I couldn't find Cross Creek Dr though...posted @ Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 13:46
While technically true, this story makes it seem like there aren't many jobless people in Athens. That seems like a misrepresentation given that ACC has the 3rd greatest percentage of citizens living below the poverty level in GA (http://www.indexmundi.com/facts/united-states/quick-facts/georgia/percen...). According to BLS, "persons are classified as unemployed if they do not have a job, have actively looked for work in the prior 4 weeks, **and** are currently available for work." How many Athens residents (who are not full-time students or retired) have **NOT** looked for work in the last month, but do **NOT** have a job?? See a also http://www.bls.gov/cps/cps_htgm.htm#unemployed .posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 11:15
A history of every previous government shutdown... There have been 17 thus far, and both sides have their share. It's a time-honored tradition!
And while I'm at it... I'm thinking perhaps we need to take the national parks away from the federal government and allow them to be operated by an apolitical, publicly funded non-profit organization instead. I wonder how much $$ we would save by "spinning off" the National Park Service? Blocking off an unmanned, free viewing pull-off for Mount Rushmore? Luckily a blizzard resulted in the cones being pulled for plowing, at least for a while.posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 22:21
Um, there are a ton of "locals" across the street (UGA employees and students). East West just needs to do a better job reaching out to those customers. Lunch specials are the key, people!posted @ Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 21:03
Ugh! I hope they find the kitty and that everyone had renter's insurance! Hope all the firefighters are A-OK after that mess as well.posted @ Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 20:43
50 hours of community service each, perhaps serving food at a soup kitchen or something along those lines. That should do the trick. What's a few shop-lifted pop tarts between friends? After all, I'm thinking Winona Ryder stole a helluva lot more, and she seems to be doing JUST FINE, career-wise. Let go, and let pop tart.posted @ Monday, October 7, 2013 - 21:17
... I do not every go downtown except to drive through once in a while down 78 going West to the other side of town ... Downtown is a cesspool now, and not the downtown I grew up visiting.
Yey!!! Every time I go eat pizza at Little Italy or Transmet, sushi at Utage, tacos at Fuzzy Tacos or Barberitos, or Italian at DePalma's or La Dolce Vita, I will savor the flavor of your snobbery. More for the rest of us!
Also, you ain't seen cesspool until you've spent a few weeks in NOLA.
posted @ Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 16:25
Cat superheroes!posted @ Monday, September 9, 2013 - 21:35
Just so we're all clear, this was not an act of "workplace violence" as the Obama administration would like you to believe. Per this article in the Dallas News:
"The Hasan shooting has been recognized as a terrorist attack by the National Counterterrorism Center, State Department and CIA director, among others.
The workplace violence designation ...denies these victims cost-free VA health care for five years, as they would receive for combat injuries.
...denies them cost-free counseling and critical mental health services.
...denies them tax-free disability benefits and Combat-Related Special Compensation.
...denies them eligibility for the Purple Heart and its related benefits."
The current administration's lack of compassion continues to amaze me.posted @ Monday, August 26, 2013 - 19:30
So, this guy isn't related to the other robberies at Golden Pantry and Family Dollar? Seems a bit coincidental w/ the yellow shirt?
"described as a black male in his mid-20s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing between 130 and 140 pounds"
"gunman’s face was covered by a yellow scarf or shirt, according to police . . . described as 5-foot-5, 200 pounds and wearing a black hat"
Wed. night also; arrested Thursday morning
"heavy-set black man wearing a yellow St. Mary’s T-shirt"
Kudos to the older sister mentioned in the story, and congratulations to these young men!
I hope you will be good examples to your community, even if you don't make the NFL. After all, most of us can't be that lucky, no matter where we were raised!posted @ Monday, August 12, 2013 - 11:58
Yikes... The same Golden Pantry as the murder of KeJuan Hall, a pregnant mother? More security needed, it seems!posted @ Monday, August 12, 2013 - 11:55
@E.J.: Stand by Me? http://popademic.blogspot.com/2010/03/pop-culture-rewind-stand-by-me-riv...posted @ Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 20:40
"Career academies aim to build workforce, give sudents head start"
What's a "sudent"?posted @ Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 16:41
Return of the breezeway baddy! Bad things always happen in breezeways!posted @ Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 21:18
Prayers for the family and friends of Ms. Myrick. I hope OCSO can catch whoever did this and bring them to justice.posted @ Friday, May 31, 2013 - 21:07
More cameras needed to find the getaway vehicle...posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 11:55
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one o