athenstransplant's picture


MEMBER FOR 4 years 2 weeks

recent comments

@the bobster:

Right. Just as loud Hawaiian shirts, flashy jewelry, and myriad other sorts of body ornamentation/augmentation (breast implants, facelifts, etc...) do the same thing. Oh yeah, FYI: I'm pretty sure most folks don't give a damn if you give a damn. Wink

posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 22:54

He'll be out of the slammer in 18 months with good behavior and his probation cut in half for prompt payment of fines and reporting.

posted @ Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 22:03

"She reported that she saw a watch that looked identical to the one that was stolen being advertised on eBay."

The victim clearly doesn't know much about eBay. No doubt--if she were to further peruse eBay's ware--she'd also find identical copies of her Coach Purse, True Religion Jeans, and Jimmy Choo Shoes as well (all for a deeply discounted price and guaranteed 100% authentic).

posted @ Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 22:01

How does one even begin to assign monetary value to a doctoral dissertation? Wink

posted @ Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 21:57

Rest easy my fellow Athenians. If everything goes as planned he should be put to death by 2040 at the latest!

posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 22:58

"...detained two people who tried to leave the store with a T-shirt valued at almost $4. Fiana S. Patman, 24, of Rolling Ridge Drive, Athens, and Sherrod Wise, 27, of Lake Place, Athens, each were charged with shoplifting."

One T-shirt, two arrests? Did they each try to leave with half of it?

posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 18:59

Anyone who thinks he's going to be quickly convicted and promptly executed needs to check out the following link:

It's a list of folks on Georgia's death row and their conviction date. Many of these folks have been on death row since the 1970's and 1980's! That's 30 years of sitting on death row with no execution date. If Hood follows suit he MIGHT be executed by 2040.

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 14:13

"The neighbor, who appeared under the influence, told the deputy she was having sex with the woman’s husband."

And in other news, Madison County couple has very awkward three days after neighbor goes on a love-triangle induced bender and winds up fessing up in her panties in said couples' living room.

posted @ Friday, December 13, 2013 - 21:55

Having recently dropped the exhaust on my car and replaced the cat I can attest that the local scrap-yard will only pay between $5 and $15 for them (mine was from a European import and worth $15). After copying my driver's license and entering my personal info into a central data base they finally cut me a CHECK for $15.

posted @ Friday, December 13, 2013 - 21:44

Uh, if you remove it from the package you don't need to wrap it in aluminum foil. EAS tags are concealed within the packaging, not the product.

posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 04:38

"Trimmer told the officer he was an “in the closet cross-dresser,” according to an police report."

I hate to break it to you Trimmer but you're not in the closet any more. Wink

posted @ Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 18:08


Agreed. Without specifics what's the point? Electronics were stolen. We can't tell you where, but it's somewhere in Athens. Thanks. Totally helpful...

posted @ Monday, December 2, 2013 - 21:20

Okay, let's get this straight: she hooked up with a man who goes by the moniker "psycho killer" and she's surprised that he won't heed her warnings to cease and desist? The mental health of both should be evaluated.

posted @ Monday, December 2, 2013 - 21:14

"The man said he was informed by his lawyer that it is against the law to engage in sexual intercourse with another person while still married.

The deputy agreed it was against the law, but due to the lack of physical evidence he could not charge the wife at this time."

Hmmm. I wonder what type of "physical evidence" would suffice in order to charge and arrest?

posted @ Friday, October 4, 2013 - 22:50

@davidxto: And if he can't perhaps he can find another Principle.

posted @ Friday, October 4, 2013 - 22:30

He must be including the fourteen large he had stashed under the front seat.

posted @ Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 21:07

This one's in the bag. Go to the J&J on Saturday and look for the table piled high with Interstate Batteries. Wink

posted @ Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 22:15

“If the book was a video it would receive an ‘R’ rating,” Chad Lowery told the board. Using the word “f---” automatically gets a movie an R rating, and board policy prohibits teachers from showing R-rated films to students, he said. But there’s no such guidance when it comes to books, he said."

And if the hallway language at BHL were in a movie it'd be NC-17. Priorities, Mr. Lowery.

posted @ Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 01:22

“He was a significant mover of marijuana in the community and I hope his conviction will have a significant impact on the availability of marijuana,”


posted @ Monday, August 26, 2013 - 18:18

Sycamore Drive is apparently the gift that keeps on giving.

posted @ Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 20:18

What! A pot operation in Athens! What's next, stolen air conditioners?

Regardless, I will sleep much more soundly tonight knowing that there is an infinitesimally smaller amount of weed on the streets. Wink

posted @ Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 20:15


There's no way this will go to a jury. He'll plead out and serve a year probation and pay $600 in court fees. Tops.

posted @ Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 16:39

"The man smelled of alcohol and said he had enjoyed two beers at a bar on Commerce Road in Athens."

He didn't just consume two beers on Commerce Road, he ENJOYED them! Smile

posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 20:33

Must be a very valuable and important trailer to have not checked on it since APRIL. Seriously?

posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 20:30

"They said the man ordered them back into the store and to give him “everything,”"

Toying with a 10-15 year armed robbery stint for a DOLLAR STORE? Totally worth it.

posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 20:28

Find us on Facebook & Twitter

Find us on Facebook Find us on Twitter


  • Andrew

    Blog: Watching movies by myself

    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

  • Jim

    No cartoons on racism

    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

see more blogs