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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. 
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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

Charges filed in death of toddler left in hot SUV in Cobb County

@ugadawg1965:

They did according to the AJC

posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 14:02

UGA student arrested for driving away while his Jaguar was being booted

Another fine example of the "privileged" country club class. The Royal Lakes membership must be soooooo proud.

Sigma Nu on the other hand will probably make him President now.

posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 08:18

Red light cameras go live at Barnett Shoals and Gaines School roads

Oh, goodie.....

posted @ Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:36

Athens First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints welcomes missionaries to Athens

Hello, my name is Elder Price....

posted @ Friday, June 13, 2014 - 08:35

Prince Avenue options explained

I like the balloons. I wonder if they will be a part of the test project.

posted @ Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 11:18

"The players won’t face any game suspension." So one can willingly still from the Athletic Association and still continue to play.

Geez, the AA's priorities are crystal clear. Win at all costs.

posted @ Friday, June 6, 2014 - 08:49

Authorities identify man killed in Barrow County crash

[quote][b]thelastresort[/b] - I will wager the mower was to blame for this tragedy.
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Wish they could schedule maintenance during other times.

posted @ Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 15:38

Dismissed UGA safety Matthews talks about classroom incident, possible landing spots

A Children's Literature class, one of our prized "student-athletes" can't even make it through that puff ball? Don't let the door hit you on the ...

posted @ Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 11:58

Record low river flows show need for improved water planning

It seemed to be flowing pretty good on Friday night. Wished they sent a boat on Boulevard.

posted @ Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 20:03

Distracted motorist cited for Athens wreck

"What is the irresponsible perp's name?"

Exactly - why the cloak and dangers?

posted @ Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 20:02

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