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Victim and suspect cry during Athens robbery

Ha! This could be a country song..."You done stoled my wife and we have split so Imma takin your TV and my new squeeze is goin go through your pock-its...but she's just lookin for a tissue cause we can't stop crrrryyyyyyin"...it'll be number one with a bullet...

posted @ Monday, November 25, 2013 - 17:24

Body of missing UGA student found in west Athens

This story simply saddens me to my bones. I can not imagine the shock and pain this young lady's family is experiencing. Even though we can type words that may or may not mean to be couth, uncouth or tasteless...they nonetheless are stinging her loved ones hearts. Please stop and think before you type something flippant. I think this would be my undoing to hear news of this nature about my child. So truly heartbreaking. Condolences to her family.

posted @ Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 17:18

Judge's rulings push case of admitted Athens cop-killer closer to trial

I bet Steve Jones will be surprised to hear that there are no black judges...

posted @ Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:58

Random attack by teens leaves 88-year-old veteran dead

@The_Truth: I am having trouble seeing why this is a race issue myself...I personally don't see the significance of the skin color...bad is bad, evil is evil. Doesn't matter who you are. I think Obama needs to apply himself to matters of national importance and let the states mandate themselves. I also think that Al and Jesse have ridden the coat tails of a dead man for the past 50+ years simply because they all went on some walk. Times are not like they were in the 60's and I am so over people thinking they are entitled to special perks because of the color of their skin. And teach your offspring things such as manners, respect and common decency, I don't owe you anything other than that. And I'm pretty sure, fairly positive and almost certain when the posters are saying where is Al and Jesse...they are being just a little sarcastic...

posted @ Friday, August 23, 2013 - 12:43

Police: Usher's son nearly drowns in Atlanta pool

And wasn't it just last year that his step son died in an accident at Lake Lanier? Someone needs to not only watch these kids closer but they might benefit from some swimming lessons...just sayin'.

posted @ Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 17:03

Police looking for possible robbery suspect in altercation with repo man

Well now I'm confused...if Jesse James was last seen in a Monte Carlo...was the repo man after the Monte Carlo? Or did someone pick up Jesse James in the Monte Carlo and they on the run or was the Monte Carlo another vehicle "owed" by Jesse James? Because if the Monte Carlo was abandoned by Jesse James then we don't need to be concerned about looking for a gray Monte Carlo...and I need more coffee...

posted @ Friday, August 2, 2013 - 11:04

Athens teen in critical condition after crash on 10 Loop

@2dollar: Perhaps there was a gust of wind or her tires were low...anything could have caused this unfortunate accident...it's not always impairment on the driver's behalf. We've had enough rain recently that she might have hit a pocket of water...or perhaps the car she was passing veered into her lane...I also feel as you do and hope she is ok and recovers quickly.

posted @ Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 13:47

Teens to participate in Top Chef competition judged by Hugh Acheson

Who cares how much he's been in the news...he's donating his time to a wonderful program...it's not like any of us are there helping these kids. I think he's great for doing this.

posted @ Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 13:30

Athens man attacked by pack of dogs is on the mend

@Long Sufferer: This gentleman was attacked by a pack of dogs and the owner of the dogs (allegedly) instigated the attack. I don't want to get into some sort of debate about the merits of pit bulls...but if you are a dog owner, whether it be pit bull or Chihuahua, you need to held accountable for the actions of your animal. Sixty dog bites is a very serious punishment for running past this dog owner's house. The dog owner certainly has no more right to the road than anyone else, whether they be Hispanic or Martian. The dog owner should have to pay all medical costs and the dogs need to be eliminated.

posted @ Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 14:44

Officers testify Hood said he intended to kill Athens cop

Really? They object to making Hood "wear a device that would deliver an incapacitating electrical shock should he try to escape while making court appearances."...how about shackles and chains and an orange jumpsuit like every other killer in the criminal justice system? I hate to inform you Athens but we seem to have lost our minds...and don't seem to care about finding them. We should all be ashamed.

posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 17:09

Athens homeless man charged with illegal use of highway

The Homeless God Bless guy is now on the Milledge off ramp and he leaves a bunch of trash behind when he goes to his homeless place. I've seen the whole gang of them on Lexington with the same sign and when the police go by they fold up the sign and put it under their shirts. They have quite a lucrative scam going on...and they will be there as long as people give them money. Stop it already, they have more money than you and I put together...I've seen them pull out wads of cash to give change. It's ridiculous.

posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 12:45

Mass. woman sues FedEx over marijuana delivery

Was this package addressed to her, if not, why did she open it? Did the FedEx driver ask her to sign for a neighbor's package and then leave a note for the neighbor and that's how the real recipient got her name? Or was the package left at the door with out getting a signature? There are too many unanswered questions for me to side against FedEx.

posted @ Friday, March 1, 2013 - 12:39

Charges imminent in Athens hit-and-run that critically injured pedestrian

I've been reading some of the comments on this article as well the other ones about this situation and trying to understand all that is printed. Joe, I admire you and your talent and hopefully will not sound snarky when I ask about the parents not cooperating. I have been thinking that the young man who is accused of this horrific action is 22 years old. He is an adult. His parents live in other areas, not Cartersville. Why do they need to cooperate? Please understand I'm only asking this question because last nights comments were giving information about the father and his profession. I keep thinking that when my sons were 22 years old, I would have been unable to give the LEO information about them. They didn't live at home and I would think the natural instinct of a parent is to get the story from their adult child's mouth and not what is printed in a newspaper. I would hope that my sons were responsible enough to not only remain at the scene, but to not be driving while so impaired that someone would in the condition of this young woman. But, I can't swear to that, because again, they are adults and on their own. I sincerely wish the very best for Ms. Bowman and her family. I can't imagine how awful things are for them and how scared they must be, so don't misunderstand and think I am not horrified or outraged at the poor choices made by the driver of the truck.

I edited this because I thought he was from Carnesville...

posted @ Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 13:16

Jefferson toddler diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, undergoing emergency surgery

For those of you who are inclined to pray...now is the time to ask God to keep His hand on this family. If you are inclined not to pray...send good thoughts their way. They have been through so much...I can't imagine how frightening this must be for them. Go Team Boom...

posted @ Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 17:40

Woman banned from Athens faces felonies after drunken tussle with cops

@Joe Johnson: my name is Sally and I'm an alcoholic. I always say you can have my last breath, my last drop of blood, but you can not have my sobriety. It's mine and I'm keeping it. AA is not for everyone and the best advice I got was to keep my mouth shut and my ears open for the first thirty days because once you put it out there, there is no taking it back. My road on the journey into wellness was easier than most, because I wanted to get sober and that is the key, ya gotta want it for it to stick. Plus it's great knowing that when I wake up and feel bad, alcohol has nothing to do with it. Sure wish I could have all the days back when I was nursing a hangover...Thank you Joe for your honesty and your sensitivity.

posted @ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 15:33

Parents of injured toddler looking to sell home

@monkey_of_shame: I think Stacy said that not only was this a freak accident, but the daycare personnel is like family because Tripp has been going to them since he was three months old. She has also stated that if and when Tripp is able, he will return to this daycare. It's one of the endearing qualities that she has. In a "sue-happy society" she and Bill understand that this was simply a horrible, tragic accident. It could happen to anyone, but for it happen to a two year old...and he survived, is truly amazing.

posted @ Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 00:35

Parents of injured toddler looking to sell home

I so love this family! They are so incredibly positive about all things with Tripp's recovery process. It is so inspiring to read their posts on Facebook. The scary thing is that this could happen to anyone...at anytime. The daycares in Georgia are not required to have insurance so there is no claim to be filed for this unfortunate accident. There have been a lot of fund raisers for them, but as we all know, that only goes so far. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we would all commit to one dollar per month, the price of a lottery ticket...I do it each month through the Paypal account on Tripp's Facebook page. I know it's not a lot, but I feel like I've hit the lottery when I do it because it's going to a wonderful family who could be sitting around wringing their hands and instead they have opened their lives for us to be a part of. There are 131k people following them on Facebook...one dollar...can you imagine how far that would go if we all did it? They could build the type of house that would truly benefit this precious child...

posted @ Monday, January 7, 2013 - 13:01

Drug task force raids Athens home

@bobbidiboo: best comment ever!

posted @ Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 00:46

Evidence hints at deadlier plan in Conn. massacre

My heart aches for the families of the victims and the entire town of Newtown Ct, but there are several things that have bothered me about this tragedy. One is the unreliable "police sources" that make comments that are untrue,for instance the older brother being named as the shooter. This type of irresponsibility puts this innocent brother's life in danger. Unless it's a fact and you are permitted to inform the media, keep your mouth shut. Something else that upsets me is the feeding frenzy that the media makes when there is a shooting...we all feel horrible about this, but to show us the street where the shooter lived serves no purpose. My family had a horrific tragedy and there were people that would drive by, for no apparent reason other that to yell things toward the house. They felt it was their right to do so, since the media had broadcast the address.
I remember when Columbine happened and thinking that there would be some idiot that would try to "top it"...and it's happened time and again. The media needs to be reined in when it comes to senseless tragedies such as this. I'm sure my opinion doesn't matter, but irresponsible journalism and journalists should be held accountable for their actions. Been there personally, and witnessed the pain in the eyes of my loved ones because the media swears they are entitled to report the "news", never mind the innocent victims that are simply related by blood.

posted @ Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 20:42

Athens mom threatens daughter at knifepoint

Desperate Housewife

posted @ Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 07:01

Popeyes in Winder holding fundraiser for 2-year-old Tripp Halstead

How heartwarming to see the community come together for such a worthwhile cause. The monies collected will enable Tripp's parents to be with him as he heals. I can't begin to fathom the fear and uncertainty they must feel. Imagine taking your child to daycare and getting the call that a limb weighing over a hundred pounds has hit your two year old in the head. There are over 89 thousand people on Facbook following Tripp's progress...someone mentioned if all of the followers gave one dollar...that's one sweet tea from McDonald's...that would give this young family such a cushion, so that they can be with their child. Sign me up...I'm in.

posted @ Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 13:24

Woman found passed out on toilet

@linnyt: Reefer Madness

posted @ Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 09:45

Woman alleges Waffle House CEO demanded sex acts

@snarkydude: I couldn't agree with you more. I am so sick to death of this kind of crap. I don't care how much money she swears she was making...there is no price on self respect. Ten years? Not me...it would have been more like ten minutes...and I also agree that that the political aspect of the article is unnecessary. I am unsure of the angle that the reporter was attempting. Is it because the CEO is Republican or that the suer is looking for a fast buck and he is wealthy? Either way, it was unnecessary.

posted @ Friday, November 9, 2012 - 13:18

Police: Atlanta teen injured in fight between father and neighbor

Well...there goes the neighborhood...

posted @ Monday, October 15, 2012 - 09:58

Athens man attacks police officer

@kconner: Well ya know, I wasn't sure at first. Most of his posts are directed to the downfall of today's black young men and how they seem tobelieve that they have a sense of entitlement, so I was taken aback when I read that post...and then I re read it...and since I was the next poster I wanted to be certain that I wasn't gonna blast him if he was being sarcastic. It was late...my mistake. Should have waited. Sorry for doubting you Ben. Carry on everyone. I'll watch from the corner as punishment. Wink

posted @ Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 07:04

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