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
@Zeb: Party pooper!posted @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 20:15
Beers!!!!posted @ Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 15:20
Aww, poor employee. Perhaps it's time to move jobs... As for the robbery, could it be a wayfaring outlaw on his way through town? How many black Impalas are in town???posted @ Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 12:25
Service guarantees citizenship. Would you like to know more? Seriously though, citizens take priority.posted @ Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 14:50
Oh my gosh, I cannot believe that people commute *ALL THE WAY* from Oconee county!!!!posted @ Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 17:01
Are you sure the suspect wasn't "tall, dark, and handsome"? Ha-ha.posted @ Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 13:40
Hey, don't bash the Alps Kroger. The new product lineup in the upgraded wing is great, and I plan on shopping there often. Shoplifters aren't going to ruin my enjoyment of the frou-frou cheese and wine selections. So there!!posted @ Monday, February 4, 2013 - 14:07
Summary: North Oconee's Kawon Bryant was named the Region 8-AAA Offensive Player of they Year. North Oconee's Kawon Bryant was named the Region 8-AAA Offensive Player of they Year. Elbert County's Mecole Hardman was the Player of the Year. Hart County's Sean Harper and Morgan County's Tevin Waller were named Co-Defensive Players of the Year. Here's the rest of the All-Region team: Harison Puder, North OconeeKyle Vaughn, North OconeeTate Adcock, North OconeeJL Banks, North OconeeCole Coker, North OconeeIndy Wilson, North OconeeBradley Glenn, North OconeeBrackin Smith, North OconeeXavier Harper, Jackson County read more
Summary: Nearly 80 players from two dozen high schools will participate in the FCA All-Star game on Friday. Nearly 80 players from two dozen high schools will participate in the FCA All-Star game on Friday. The game will be played at Clarke Central at 7:30 p.m. The West team will be headed by honorary head coach Billy Henderson and assistant head coach Jeff Herron, The East team will be led by honorary head coach Ray Lamb and assistant head coach Michael Gunn.