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Christie campaigns for Deal, makes connections for possible presidential run

Just what we need one corrupt politician campaigning for another.

posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 08:10

UGA student clad only in jockstrap treated for injuries suffered at west Athens apartment complex

You can't make this stuff up!

posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 16:02

Madison Co. school board votes to modify Christian monument at high school

Personally, the first saying "If God be for us, who can be against us” is far less problematic than the second “I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me”

Many, but not all, religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam - even many of the eastern religions) have some sort of higher being that is referred to as God - though it may be called a variety of names.

Though the saying with Christ is a direct reference to Christianity and crosses the line for a public building. That portion definitely needs to go.

posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 08:28

Lumpkin named new chief of Savannah police

Sorry to see him go. Best of luck to you Chief.

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 17:06

Athens OKs Sunday voting

@Watching you: I agree. Especially when most of the low income voters who are targeted can't take public transportation to vote in this town since buses don't run on Sundays.

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 16:42

Bulldogs set to embark on long road trip, beginning at Missouri

@theold33: I agree totally. I travel for a living in my profession. I may not like it every day, but I knew that I was going to be on the road before I got the job. Every one of them knew that at least half of the games would be on the road.

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:32

DOT processing data from Prince Avenue safety audit

It is simple - move the bikes to Boulevard and remove the diagonal on-street parking in Normaltown (plus the dangerous head-in parking at Ike and Janes). I bet the vast majority of crashes can be attributed to those two elements.

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:13

Two dogs killed in westside Athens arson fire

It's amazing what drugs can do to someone in such a short time. I hope she gets the helps she needs.

posted @ Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 14:11

Richt defends Bobo, ill-fated late-game play

@makeitso: I agree 100 percent. Our defense failed on more SC drives than they succeeded. It always comes down to defense.

posted @ Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 09:03

Athens Tech water tower gets new paint job, but doesn't hold water

@OCCountry: You miss the point. We don't need to repaint the tower in order for it to still function as a tower for the radio system.

posted @ Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 13:22

Athens Tech water tower gets new paint job, but doesn't hold water

Personally, I am more frustrated that they are using $78k of "our" tax dollars to advertise for Athens Tech. I say leave it alone and do something about my street condition!

posted @ Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 15:03

Athens Tech water tower gets new paint job, but doesn't hold water

@scarborj:

It's all about pressurizing the system and very little to do with storing water.

"Water towers are tall to provide pressure. Each foot of height provides 0.43 PSI (pounds per square Inch) of pressure. A typical municipal water supply runs at between 50 and 100 PSI (major appliances require at least 20 to 30 PSI). The water tower must be tall enough to supply that level of pressure to all of the houses and businesses in the area of the tower. So water towers are typically located on high ground, and they are tall enough to provide the necessary pressure. In hilly regions, a tower can sometimes be replaced by a simple tank located on the highest hill in the area."

Source: http://www.howstuffworks.com/water.htm

posted @ Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 15:02

Galis: 'Connectivity' may not be best argument for greenway routing

Gotta love the NIMBY mentality.

posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:24

Editorial: Athens-Clarke police show great professionalism in standoff

Agreed.

posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 09:21

Athens-Clarke County retirees sue government for unpaid benefits

[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - The people must retake control of government. 
[/quote]

Who exactly is the "government" in this case? According to the story, one of the key plaintiffs in the suit is the former Deputy Manager. Wasn't he a part of the changes back in 2002 and 2012 when he was an employee? If this was such a breach of contract why did he wait 12 years to bring the suit? There has to be more to this story.

posted @ Monday, August 18, 2014 - 08:37

Summer brings downtown construction, development progress

@ElevatorLady: Obviously the rents that they charge students far exceed the cost of having empty retail space.

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 15:26

Malaysia Airlines jet crashes in Ukraine, may have been shot down

Is it just me, or with this, Gaza/Israel, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc., why does it feel like we are on the brink of a very huge war?

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 15:01

Elaine Stritch, brash stage performer, dies at 89

She had a way with words (and the right attitude to go with them) like no other woman (or man) of her time.

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 14:59

Athens airport to lose commercial passenger air service subsidy

@WestsideAthens: Agreed. I have flown into Charlotte, Atlanta, and Nashville with the various airlines that have come and gone. Seaport has been the most reliable and consistent of all of them. But $1.6 million a year (or $4383 a day) is a waste of tax dollars.

posted @ Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 11:06

UPDATE: Former UGA basketball player professes innocence to marijuana charge

How in the heck does a "student-athlete" afford a 2014 Dodge Challenger? I am barely keeping up my 1999 Dodge truck!

posted @ Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 08:43

LeBron James says he's returning to Cavaliers

Disappointing that they took him back.

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 13:57

Police: Prostitute sought defense online in death

What killer eyes she has.

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:13

Athens commission votes to replace some downtown parking meters

@Kwijibo Junior: That is only half correct. Half of the spaces would be tied up with UGA students and the other half will be tied up with employees.

posted @ Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 19:22

Judge denies bond after child dies in hot car

Actually, the judge did not deny bond. Anyone charged with murder is not allowed to be bonded out.

Sad story nonetheless.

posted @ Friday, June 20, 2014 - 08:54

Athens-Clarke Commissioners OK Steve Martin for county auditor

Actually it was a 6-2 vote (Wright and Maxwell was absent). But we wouldn't want the ABH to get it right or anything.

posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 20:42

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