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Rained-out Athens Human Rights Festival rescheduled for Saturday

I love the Human Rights Festival! Be sure to get down there to hear Russell Edwards speak for People for a Better Athens-- these issues affect ALL citizens of Clarke County, no matter your political views. Lowdive, Shehehe, Grim Pickins, and Cosmic Charlie should not be missed either! Smile

posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 11:10

HPV a growing cause of upper throat cancer

Oh. My. Goodness! I think you would need a cunning linguist to comment on this article.

posted @ Monday, June 3, 2013 - 14:52

Athens-Clarke police looking for armed robbery suspect

There are several other media outlets where this is posted, and there was one individual that said he used to work with this character at Wal-Mart, and his name is Jace. Is any law enforcement reading this?? HELLOOOOO?

posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 13:02

Are the criminal courts broken?

Well, yeah. The woman referenced in this helpful article (http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2012-04-27/unlicensed-attorney-accuse...) still walks free. She's been arrested multiple times for drug possession and theft. Something is fishy. And BROKEN.

posted @ Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 13:07

Unlicensed attorney accused of sneaking drugs into jail

The system is broken. This girl is still out of jail and has a slew of charges that have all been dismissed. I call bullsh&%!!

posted @ Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 12:43

Investors eye Snow Tire for Athens brewery

@Athensbeerguy: Oooookay, that makes sense.

posted @ Friday, December 14, 2012 - 12:40

Investors eye Snow Tire for Athens brewery

"While Georgia law prohibits serving food at a facility that manufacturers beer or selling their beer without going through a distributor, they will be offering tours with samples, Rogers said."

What about Copper Creek?

posted @ Friday, December 14, 2012 - 12:39

11 puppies found skinned, Pa. humane officials say

This is the most disturbing thing I've read in a long time. Poor animals.

posted @ Monday, November 26, 2012 - 11:57

McKillip signs on to drug-testing bills

I am a fan of this legislation. When I used to work at a downtown cigarette shop, I would always know when the welfare checks would arrive... there would be a flood of people coming in to buy cigarettes, porn, and lottery tickets. It's either an unfortunate coincidence or just the reality of the situation. I work 55 hours per week and can barely afford to pay to feed myself... yet I make "too much money" to qualify for any government support. It's not a secret of the drug activity that surrounds our government housing and government-compensated citizens, so why can we not protect our investment in the "welfare" of our city and hope that our tax dollars go to a common good? Where the funds are redistributed, and if there are any to redistribute, should be left to the taxpayers to decide. But I am sick of seeing someone living in government housing receiving government assistance driving a $50,000 vehicle. Just isn't right.

posted @ Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 16:26

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