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Admitted Athens cop-killer's second arraignment postponed

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

Oconee County blotter

"...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

Second arraignment set for admitted Athens cop-killer

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

Madison County blotter

"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

More catalytic converters stolen in Athens

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

Suspected shoplifter finally caught at Athens Lowe’s

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

Man charged with stealing panties at Athens Walmart

"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

Electronics stolen from Athens apartment


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

Athens woman reports harassment by 'Psycho Killer'

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

Barrow County police blotter

"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

'Breaking Bad' fans place Walter White obituary

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

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

Broken down car stolen in Athens

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

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

Batteries stolen from Athens business

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

School board won't bar book couple wanted removed

“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

Athens drug trafficker sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole

“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

Phone, clothes stolen from Athens apartment

Sycamore Drive is apparently the gift that keeps on giving.

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

Pot operation uncovered in Athens

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

Employee says peer pressure at fault


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

Oconee Blotter

"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

18-foot trailer stolen in Athens

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

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

Athens store employees run from gunman

"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

Alleged UGA fake ID ringleader seeks to have felony charges reduced

He seems like an industrious young lad. Perhaps he can manufacture some papers reducing the charges to misdemeanors?

posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 19:14

Madison County Blotter

@GaltMeister: Agreed. I'm completely disgusted by the absolute waste of valuable resources to pursue and convict those wanting to smoke a bit of weed. Perhaps the cops should devote their resources to the myriad burglaries, robberies, and other heinous crimes happening everyday?

Sadly, that doesn't happen because smoking weed, chilling out on the couch, and eating a bag of Cheetos (somehow) trumps it all and we will apparently exhaust every resource (and spend every available dollar) to stop this moral debauchery. Meanwhile, the true thugs continue to run wild.

My point? Colorado and Washington were right to legalize marijuana. Regardless of personal belief, it's difficult to enforce the illegality of a natural growing plant that is readily available and EVERYONE ALREADY HAS!

Enough is enough folks. We've spent billions on the war on marijuana and nothing has changed. It's beyond time to re-evaluate our policies.

posted @ Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 23:10

Parents want book banned in Clarke schools

Having spent much of my adult career as a high school teacher, two things come to mind.

The first was said best by Oscar Wilde, ""The books that the world calls immoral [and bans] are books that show the world its own shame."

And the second, by Stephen King, "If there's one American belief I hold above all others, it's that those who would set themselves up in judgment on matters of what is "right" and what is "best" should be given no rest; that they should have to defend their behavior most stringently."

Perhaps we should have these parents visit the halls of our local high schools? If they haven't been in a high school in a few decades, they'd be stunned by the sailor-like profanity, open talk of sex, drugs, and endless partying. Further, the restrooms ALWAYS smell like weed. That's apparently not a problem, but the story about the trials and tribulations of Mexican migrant worker in the 1940's? That's completely unacceptable!

This article is hilarious and just proves to me how out of touch most parents are with what goes on in our public school system.

posted @ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 21:10

$84k pot farm found in Nicholson

70 Plants=$84,000? Now that's cable/phone company math. Does this cat look like he has EVER had 84 large to blow?

posted @ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 20:42

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