One of the reasons I love living in Oconee County is that I actually get to enjoy my hard-earned tax dollars. We have beautiful parks and an incredible rec center. We pay lower taxes than Clarke--where waste on tired programs is everywhere. Why wouldn't businesses want to move to Oconee with the lower tax costs? Clarke tax payers pay and pay and pay for housing that is abused and for other services that people abuse. There is so much waste. Oconee has been very good about not raising taxes and not abusing is revenue. You can see your tax dollars at work. It will continue to flourish while Clarke will continue to........posted @ Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 08:45
"A Taliban statement, also distributed to media, quoted their leader Mullah Mohammad Omar as describing the release of the five Taliban officials from Guantanamo as a significant achievement for the movement. The Taliban had announced the exchange with "great happiness and joy" and said they were seeking the release of additional prisoners, though they provided no specifics."
Americans should be very afraid. Obama just made everyone a target. This is a win for the bad guys and a very, very, big loss and embarrassment for America. And Obama has the nerve to say that "we don't leave Americans behind". Should we name all of the Americans that have been left behind on his watch??? Does the word Benghazi ring a bell?posted @ Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 08:53
Just when you thought America couldn't get any weaker...
And yet, the ignorant continue to make excuses and cover for this completely incompetent president....unreal.posted @ Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 08:50
I am confused as to why anyone is surprised that this scum bag said what he said. Look at his life style. Again, he is scum.
Regardless of the fact that he is scum, how in the world are we going to say that a person should be fined or banned from a business because of something they said in their home to their girlfriend? Really, you people are ok with this? We are going to hold people accountable for saying things we don't like or that offend us? Wow....
Remember, free speech means you will be offended, you will hear ridiculous, hurtful, mean, things.....It has to do with that "free" thing.
@Libralady: SEVERAL Oconee employees have already contacted PAGE. Oconee's way of thanking the teachers who already put in hours beyond what is expected, to produce the TOP test scores in the state, it to tell them they are expected to do things that no other system expects. Perhaps the OC super could take lessons for Clarke:
Employees won’t have to make up the three other days because “employees already work well beyond normal business hours,” according to an announcement from Clarke County Superintendent Philip Lanoue.posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 12:24
ABH---very sad that you are going to require people to PAY to access your paper online.
Rumor is Oconee will be offering an online version of their paper which has increased dramatically and they will pick up the online customers you will be losing. The number of people that access your online paper has attracted the many adverisements---this will subside as you lose people.
Ridiculous to pay for an online look.posted @ Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:41
@Dr Benway: Please, save it.
Jimmy botched everything from the rescue attempt to negotiations. Reagan let them know if elected President, Iran would be a parking lot. He won the election and Iran released our hostages.
Kind of like Jimmy Carter's response to the Iran hostage situation...posted @ Friday, January 31, 2014 - 13:39
The kids could miss 10 days and it wouldn't affected test scores. So much time is wasted in public schools. Ask the kids. They will tell you how many times they sit and do nothing. No need to panic over missing a few days of school.posted @ Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 09:10
@Ben Had: Do a little homework Ben, this isn't rocket science.posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 11:56
Of course this arguement had to go "there." Every thing controverial has to be about race.
unreal.posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 09:23
You voted for it, now enjoy it.
And you think this will motivate people to make more money? Earn more so the government and take more and waste more?
The wealthy will take their money, quit working, and go sit in the sand on some island. That will dry up the jobs and those that depend on them for their food stamps will wonder where all those evil rich people went.posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 08:31
Humility is something many do not have.posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 13:10
@pinkears3: Let me answer your question. NO, they do not think that they are "all that". However, millions of Americans do. They just do what they do and it resonates with millions of Americans. Many of us are sick to death of the filthy, junk on tv. DD is a nice change from that.
Contrary to what the media tells you, there are more of us "religions, rednecks" out there than you "beautiful" people.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 10:40
@soybean7: If you don't like them, don't watch them. Myself and millions of Americans enjoy the show and the family.posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 10:15
We cant talk about someone's qualifications, or how someone hired a good man. We have to include what color the person is. Yet, all we hear is that we need equal rights---skin color doesn't matter.....
Texas and Penn state made great hires. I could care less if the guy is black, white, or purple.posted @ Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 08:44
No one has damaged the middle class more than the democratic party. Obama and his policies, if you want to call them that, have almost wiped out the middle class.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 14:58
OCHS needs a principal desperately. The school is struggling and it is because of a lack of leadership.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 10:51
Coach Fox has done an incredible job with no more talent than he has. The Dawgs compete most games--and there is no question we are out-athleted. Glad they got this win...it was a big one!posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 09:42
@E.J.: Really?? Wow, even without evidence to support the global warming claims, you continue to endorse it.
wow.posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 17:18
Record snow storms, freezing/record temps across the nation, people stuck in ice on ships.....wow, global warming is all around us!posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 12:06
The middle class is getting hosed. Obama and his policies have almost killed an entire class of people--the middle class. Obama care is a complete disaster--as we all said it would be! Things are bad and only getting worse. But, ignorant Americans will not wake up.posted @ Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 09:25
This is just classic. Here are the "brightest" minds--the global warming experts on route to look at all of the damage caused by global warming and they are stuck in ICE! I love it!posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 13:32
[quote][b]Normaltown yellow dog[/b] - I knew this artical would bring out the trolls who live to trash Obama. President Obama has been the best president in my lifetime. I just wish I could vote for him again. I am not kidding. Its the truth.
I would probably keep those sentiments to yourself....it really shows your ignorance. You can "like" the guy all you want, but if you do your homework you will see that he has done more damage to this country than any sitting president in history.posted @ Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 18:49
@Colonel McCheese: And this is where you are wrong...among other places.
This is about more than a TV show and it is obvious to me that you do not understand that. It is also sad to me that you do not believe there are people like the Robertsons or my family or many families that I know that do put their faith first and their family a close second. Millions of Americans relate to this family and their simple way of life.
I am sorry that you are so negative and that you have faith in nothing...That seems very depressing.posted @ Friday, December 20, 2013 - 14:19
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 other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more