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Nancy Denson reports rasing $22,000 in January for Athens-Clarke Mayor's race

@Jim Thompson:

So being as I'm doing the job someone else is paid to do, am I going to get my free page back?

posted @ Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 12:51 by: The Oracle of t...

Athens man accused of indecent exposure on bus

Did the police look for any of the missing modals? I've only seen one modal in the multimodal center, so I assume someone stole the other ones.

posted @ Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 11:22 by: The Oracle of t...

Man kills self outside Brunswick courthouse

@Yellow Dog:

Please accept my sincerest apology, I completely overlooked the memo appointing you hall monitor.

posted @ Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 11:03 by: The Oracle of t...

Athens man on probation caught with gun

http://joescrimescoops.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html
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Officers on a call at a Murrell Rd location had contact with TRAVOINE DEMARIO GARY. They saw a crack pipe on the table where he was seated. A warrant check revealed he had an outstanding warrant and he was arrested. A search of the area where he was seated revealed a small bottle which contained suspected crack cocaine. A field test of the substance was positive for cocaine. GARY, 24, Murrell Rd, was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine. This arrest was made around 1650 September 13. (09-0878)
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Bad brake lights lead to drug bust
Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2008
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Officers stopped a car Sunday afternoon on Simmons Street in East Athens because its brake lights didn't work, and they arrested a passenger on drug and other charges after he gave officers a name they knew was false, Athens-Clarke police said.

The officers searched 20-year-old Travoine Demario Gary and found marijuana in his pocket, police said, as well as a pill bottle with rocks of crack cocaine under Gary's seat.

Gary, of 135 Burkland Drive, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, giving false information and possession of marijuana, police said.

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Officer nearly hit by speeding driver
Posted: Saturday, December 04, 2010
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A man nearly struck a police officer as he sped Thursday night down a street in Eastern Clarke County, Athens-Clarke police said.

The officer was standing outside his car in the 100 block of Sartain Drive when he heard an oncoming car gun its engine, and when he saw the approaching car, the officer estimated it was traveling at least 45 mph in a 25 mph speed zone, police said.

The officer stood in the road and waved his flashlight to signal the driver to stop, and the car skidded to a halt within 3 feet of the officer, according to police.

The driver then sped away backward and abandoned the car on Sartain Drive, but officers found him behind a house in the 2600 block of Winterville Road, police said.

Travoine Demario Gary, 22, of 120 Chateau Terrace, was charged with possession of marijuana, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, no proof of insurance and reckless driving, police said.

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Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012
Two arrested in drug bust in North Clarke

A man and his girlfriend sold crack, pills and probably other drugs out of their home that the Northeast Georgia Regional Drug Task Force searched Wednesday, Athens-Clarke police said.

The home, at 1370 Murrell Road in Northeast Clarke County, is in a rural area off Spring Valley Road, on a dead-end street where police have frequently investigated drug activity and other crimes, according to police.

When drug agents searched the home, they found an undisclosed amount of crack cocaine, Endocet pills, digital scales and packaging paraphernalia, police said.

A stolen laptop computer also was seized from the home, but police didn’t know if it had been traded for drugs.

Users frequently barter stolen goods for dope, according to Athens-Clarke police Lt. Mike Hunsinger, the drug task force’s commander.

Police identified the two residents who were arrested as Sparkles Anjelic Thrasher, 25, and Travoine Demario Gary, 23.

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Police: Men tried to force victim to withdraw money
Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2007

Two men threatened a bank customer into making a forced withdrawal Thursday morning, but their plans were thwarted when the victim handed a teller a note saying he was being robbed, Athens-Clarke police said.

The teller called 911, and police officers caught the would-be robbers outside the bank where they were waiting for the victim to give them the money, according to police.

Travoine Demario Gary, 18, of Brooklyn Drive, and Antron Lamont Ballard, 19, of Holmes Avenue, were each charged with robbery, police said.

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Joe:

I'm hoping you send Travoine a Christmas card for keeping you in material these last several years.

posted @ Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 00:04 by: The Oracle of t...

Athens man on probation caught with gun

[quote][b]random_name[/b] - "Boxes of baking soda"
They should turn him loose (which the ACC Superior Court judges will certainly do) and let his former customers take care of him. Now, that would be justice.
[/quote]

Baking soda is a common adulterant used to reduce cocaine or heroin to a commercially reasonable amount and percentage-- customers won't be at all upset. Same thing as cutting moonshine with water to a palatable proof. Baking soda is a preferred cutting agent because it doesn't chemically interact with the drug or the user.

posted @ Friday, February 7, 2014 - 23:44 by: The Oracle of t...

Nancy Denson reports rasing $22,000 in January for Athens-Clarke Mayor&#039;s race

Speaking of which, I really hate using one of my scant supply of free monthly pages to proofread the ABH. I mean, don't they pay people to do that.

[quote]Nancy Denson reports rasing $22,000 in January [/quote]

I mean, "for real?"

I suppose that when she gets through "rasing" money, they all will go to a wrassling match.

posted @ Friday, February 7, 2014 - 20:10 by: The Oracle of t...

Nancy Denson reports rasing $22,000 in January for Athens-Clarke Mayor&#039;s race

[quote][b]Severin[/b] - @The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald:
Google Chrome and adblock are your friends. Just sayin'.....
[/quote]

I rather keep using my 5th free page a month, several times, if you know what I mean.

Wink

posted @ Friday, February 7, 2014 - 19:17 by: The Oracle of t...

Nancy Denson reports rasing $22,000 in January for Athens-Clarke Mayor&#039;s race

[quote][b]mindbender[/b] - I especially hate property taxes, and she ran the tax house for years and years.[/quote]

Apparently you don't understand that the tax commissioner has nothing to do with taxes, other than collect them as they are set by the county commissioners. There really is no reason that tax commissioner should be an elected position.

I hate using one of my 5 monthly free pages to correct erroneous statements of fact.

posted @ Friday, February 7, 2014 - 18:55 by: The Oracle of t...

Nancy Denson reports rasing $22,000 in January for Athens-Clarke Mayor&#039;s race

Nancy is going to roll over her opponents like a semi over armadillos.

posted @ Friday, February 7, 2014 - 18:14 by: The Oracle of t...

Man kills self outside Brunswick courthouse

Probably the most beautiful courthouse in Georgia.

posted @ Friday, February 7, 2014 - 18:13 by: The Oracle of t...

The Editor&#039;s Desk: From the Lyndon House to Prince Avenue

@Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass:

Know what you mean. I guess free is good as long as it keeps coming.

posted @ Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 17:22 by: The Oracle of t...

‘Bombshell’ bras stolen from Athens store

[quote][b]maxcat07[/b] -
I'm female, but sorry, I'm as clueless as you are. That's not my favorite venue for shopping.
[/quote]

I don't think I need to say anything.

posted @ Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 15:50 by: The Oracle of t...

Cleveland man nabbed for speeding in Athens school zone

Well, here I am, using one of my 5 free monthly pages.

What happened to comments on the story about the dude getting arrested for sexual assault?

Considering there's basically no one left to comment, all the new guys must have jumped on it pretty hard.

posted @ Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 15:47 by: The Oracle of t...

Former UGA Bulldog charged with sexual battery

Graduated UGA Dec. 2013

Don't know how much more I can add before I run out of free pages for the month.

posted @ Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 13:02 by: The Oracle of t...

Former UGA Bulldog charged with sexual battery

The Bulldogs consider him one of their own.

http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/jamal_payette_767343.html

Brought to you with one of my 5 monthly free pages.

posted @ Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:48 by: The Oracle of t...

Purported gang members rush into Athens home and assault residents

[quote][b]kconner[/b] - I'm all about using guns for protection, but enough already with the anonymous internet commandos. If this happened at your house you'd run and hide like a little girl.
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You are so funny.

Been there, done that.

Lived in Oconee County, half mile to the nearest neighbor. 400 yards off the paved road. You knocked on my door at night, you were going to have to wait for me to chain up the dogs, there was a shotgun beside the door, and I had a S&W in my hand behind the door. A couple of times, all of that was necessary,

No one got shot, but some late night visitors decided they needed to go on down the road.

posted @ Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 00:18 by: The Oracle of t...

The Editor&#039;s Desk: From the Lyndon House to Prince Avenue

I'd like to comment on the Lyndon House situation, but I'm pretty sure I've used up my five free pages for the month.

posted @ Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 22:53 by: The Oracle of t...

Woman urinates on Athens grocery floor

Owner of the store must be single, when a woman tells you she's got to pee, she really needs to PEE.

Maybe next time, he'll let her use the employee's restroom.

In this case I'd like to be on the jury, because no matter how toked up she was, common sense and a sense of self preservation tells you to let her pee.

posted @ Monday, February 3, 2014 - 22:52 by: The Oracle of t...

One man murdered, another wounded in north Athens shooting

My third free page this month on this one article to say "Good Job, Joe."

posted @ Monday, February 3, 2014 - 22:48 by: The Oracle of t...

UPDATE: Police waiting for school buses to unload, children to be safe, before taking action against alleged shooter in Sunday murder holed up at Athens apartment complex

Joe:

Wanna take one of my 5 free pages to give you an "atta boy" for the coverage on this and getting it online so promptly.

posted @ Monday, February 3, 2014 - 17:25 by: The Oracle of t...

UPDATE: Police believed to have alleged shooter in Sunday murder surrounded at Athens apartment complex

We live around the corner, if the cops flush him this way, let us know, we'll be waiting.

posted @ Monday, February 3, 2014 - 14:26 by: The Oracle of t...

What Others Say: Something fishy with labeling (Kansas City Star)

[quote] Was it wild salmon you ordered? Would you be surprised and disappointed to learn that you got coho instead? [/quote]

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that someone in Kansas would be wrong about fish, but coho is salmon. If you don't know that, the old switcheroo won't make any difference,

I really hate having to spend my free pages fact checking the ABH.

That said, I don't buy any fish that I don't see the whole fish first. Probably 90% of red snapper isn't.

And it seems all the restaurants have rushed to tilapia because it is so cheap. First, it is so bland, it has no taste other than what it is served with. More importantly, read up on how it is raised in Asia. Then keep ordering if you feel comfortable eating sewage.

posted @ Monday, February 3, 2014 - 13:54 by: The Oracle of t...

Armed Athens man charged with aggressive driving

Thanks Joe. I'd be more effusive, but I've already used up my 5 free pages for the month, and it's just the first.

Just wondering, it the gun wasn't pointed at anyone, how was an assault committed? Looks like a case of a cop deciding he needed to charge someone with something.

[quote] I guess the readers who commented and the armed driver are unaware that flashing your headlights is to alert the driver ahead of you that you would like him to move over and let you pass. How did the driver behind the armed driver do anything wrong? [/quote]

I'm very well aware of what running up on someone's bumper means. Usually means you are driving a BMW and that you're fixin to see my brake lights for the next 5 miles or so.

posted @ Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 16:39 by: The Oracle of t...

Do corked bats work? Yes, young researcher reveals at science fair

[quote] Jack Kitchens of Clarke County’s Hilsman Elementary School [/quote]

Hilsman is a middle school.

posted @ Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 07:44 by: The Oracle of t...

Athens man arrested for choking girlfriend

Dad gum dude, she's out working late to support your sorry butt, not only you a woman beating piece of slime, but you are a stupid woman beating piece of slime.

posted @ Friday, January 31, 2014 - 19:38 by: The Oracle of t...

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