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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 - 23:26

Athens motorcycle crash victim dies

Condolences to the family... It could happen to any of us at any time. Be sure to tell your loved ones you love them... Crying

posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 13:41

Authorities searching for endangered Athens woman

> 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... Puzzled

posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 13:06

Sandusky bid to restore pension is hearing subject

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?... Angry

posted @ Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 12:25

Athens-Clarke public works 'dodged a bullet' with weather

Kudos to everyone working outside in this weather!!!! Ghost (freezing ghost)

posted @ Monday, January 6, 2014 - 20:00

Danielsville man caught with stolen gun, meth at Athens mall

Here's where we saw Mr. Poore before (2nd mugshot). Article dated Nov. 27, 2013.

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2013-11-27/two-arrested-drug-task-for...

"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."

Puzzled

posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 23:26

Demolition of downtown Athens SunTrust tract 'imminent'

@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? Tongue

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 - 21:25

Athens is ready for its close up

I have a feeling they could raise $25k with a GoFundMe....

posted @ Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 09:10

Burglars rake in jewelry at Athens home

Cross Creek Pl is right across from Fatz and very close to Clarke County Jail. I couldn't find Cross Creek Dr though... Sad

posted @ Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 14:46

Athens area unemployment rate rises

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 - 12:15

Poll: Most Georgians blame Democrats for government shutdown

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!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/25/here-is-every...

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. Angry

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20131005/NEWS/310050021/Mount-Rushmor...

posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 23:21

New owner takes over East West Bistro

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! Big smile

posted @ Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 22:03

Fire heavily damages house in Athens' historic Boulevard neighborhood

Ugh! I hope they find the kitty and that everyone had renter's insurance! Crying Hope all the firefighters are A-OK after that mess as well. Shock

posted @ Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 21:43

UGA student caught shoplifting

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. Big smile

posted @ Monday, October 7, 2013 - 22:17

'Homeland security' issues prevent release of Athens' fiber optic lines

[quote][b]scarborj[/b] -
... 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.
[/quote]

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.

Party

posted @ Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 17:25

Men dressed as Batman, Capt. America rescue cat

Innocent Cat superheroes!

posted @ Monday, September 9, 2013 - 22:35

Fort Hood jury hears from soldier shot in head

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. Angry

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20130813-editorial-nidal-ha...

posted @ Monday, August 26, 2013 - 20:30

Man tries to rob one Athens convenience store, robs another minutes later

So, this guy isn't related to the other robberies at Golden Pantry and Family Dollar? Seems a bit coincidental w/ the yellow shirt?

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2013-08-12/armed-man-robs-athens-gold...
Monday morning
"described as a black male in his mid-20s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing between 130 and 140 pounds"

http://onlineathens.com/blotter/2013-08-15/athens-store-employees-run-gu...
Wednesday night
"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"

http://onlineathens.com/breaking-news/2013-08-15/man-tries-rob-one-athen...
Wed. night also; arrested Thursday morning
"heavy-set black man wearing a yellow St. Mary’s T-shirt" Stare

posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 22:20

Three friends from Nellie B housing now NFL hopefuls

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! Party

posted @ Monday, August 12, 2013 - 12:58

Armed man robs Athens Golden Pantry

Yikes... The same Golden Pantry as the murder of KeJuan Hall, a pregnant mother? Sad More security needed, it seems!

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2013-06-15/athens-woman-facing-death-...

posted @ Monday, August 12, 2013 - 12:55

Ringleaders, 12 others surrender in alleged UGA fake ID ring

@E.J.: Stand by Me? http://popademic.blogspot.com/2010/03/pop-culture-rewind-stand-by-me-riv...

posted @ Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 21:40

Career academies aim to build workforce, give sudents head start

"Career academies aim to build workforce, give sudents head start"

What's a "sudent"? Tongue

posted @ Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 17:41

Woman groped in breezeway

Return of the breezeway baddy! Bad things always happen in breezeways! Tongue

posted @ Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 22:18

Oconee deputies seek pickup linked to killing of waitress

Prayers for the family and friends of Ms. Myrick. I hope OCSO can catch whoever did this and bring them to justice. Angry

posted @ Friday, May 31, 2013 - 22:07

Two Athens knife robberies several hours apart on Wednesday

More cameras needed to find the getaway vehicle... Stare

posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 12:55

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