Like you needed to know this. You know that Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino has more calories than a "skinny" latte.posted @ Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 13:35
Just happy to have another option for those of us on that side of town, who have been driving to the new one off 316, which is really nice too!posted @ Friday, June 14, 2013 - 09:34
Recupere pronto Bertildo!!
Hoping for a speedy recovery!! Glad the witness stuck around!!
Charges should be brought forth on the owner, and he should be banned from ever owning future dogs.posted @ Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 13:39
@THX1138: Seems to me YOU are the one who is racial profiling. No where in the article it states race.posted @ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 10:30
Its called Repossession!posted @ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 10:25
@2dollar: I agree, I am a dog lover, owner and rescuer myself.
However I think the owner should be banned from ever owning future dogs.posted @ Monday, June 10, 2013 - 16:12
Yes Not sure why Joe decided to put all the other info about other attacks in the story. This is CLEARLY the owner who trained or encouraged these dogs to do this. I could train my lab to do the same. Yes Pits are strong dogs and can more damage than a rat terrier that Farmer GA mentioned.
It is also stated that there was no rabies Tags either.
The article states "The witness who saw the attack and called 911 told officers the dog’s owner “would hold the dogs and wait for someone to go by and would release them” in order to attack people in the area of Freeman Drive and Nowhere Road, police said"
The dogs just did not attack randomly. However these dogs will be probably euthanized because their owner is careless and was not responsible. I am pro-pit, but only to those who understand the breed.
My prayers for a swift recovery for the victim!posted @ Monday, June 10, 2013 - 16:05
@riceculb: Doesn't matter why she was there, He shot her in the back, she is deceased he is alive. Enough said!posted @ Monday, June 10, 2013 - 15:57
@Abbesays: Possible, but, I am sure that the county would not give me a police officer to sit in my yard just to make sure nothing happens, which is basically what they are doing. Maybe patrol the neighborhood, but the county owns the neighborhood road, in this case the trailers are own his personal property and so is the road. I guess my point is Having the extra police out there short term is fine, but long term is not. Having a full time patrol wll help his problems, hiring an off duty cop or two or a private company. Besides he is operating this as a business, by renting them out, Walmart hires there own patrol to circle the parking lot.posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 11:13
So wait, tax dollars are being spent to protect this mans personally owned property??? If he owns the trailers and the land, HE SHOULD HIRE HIS OWN security and leave the county tax dollars for the officers to patrol the streets not someone's personal owned property.posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 10:34
and he is shocked??posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 10:30
Don't see a problem, who is calling James gay, as in sexual preference, he could be just a very happy guy!posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 10:01
Great way to save tax dollars, if in fact was actually guilty of something.
I am guessing his friend will never try and run from a cop either.posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 09:51
Your neighbor comes over between 1am and 7am, he is not bringing your kids snacks. Keep it real people, those hours are well, lets say "booty call" times. Besides it didn't say he broke in did it?? Someone had to let him in to deliver those "snacks".posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 09:45
Chances are not all 47 acres will be used for the Animal Control. Would rather have an animal control than another car dealership anytime.posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 09:37
@The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald: My solution is that if these parents receive assitance to feed their kids, Food Stamps, and are in fact not feeding their kids, then take the food stamps away, or reduce the food stamps given. Maybe give those funds to these organizations to actually help feed these kids.
By no means do not strangle any kids at birth, however limit the amount assitance you give. Some just keep having babies just to get the help, but never actually give that help to their own family, much less their own kids.posted @ Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 14:40
@The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald: I am already a foster parent, for both kids and dogs, even tho the latter is not what the story is about. But I do thank you for giving me the recommendation.
I think you missed the point of the comment and in fact the story. If these kids are in fact only getting this, as you say PB&J lunch, and the parents are not in fact feeding their own kids, then yes it is abuse. You as a parent, are at least required(lack of a better word) to give your kids, food and shelter, and some type of clothing. If you can not at least provide these to your children than you do not need the kids, or the food stamps you get which are supposed to feed your kids. You know how many times I have over heard someone in Walmart asking about buying and selling food stamps for "half".
The fact is I am glad these programs exist, however, when they are in fact replacing the parents responsibilty that is a problem.posted @ Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 13:50
I agree, If in fact the parents are actually not feeding their own kids, then that is child abuse, a call DFACS should be made, and get the kids in foster care, which will also mean the parent will lose their Food Stamp and benefits, which obviously isn't used for feeding their own kids anyway,
Hate to say this but the majority of those families also receive Food Stamps, which is what should be feeding THEIR children lunch during the Summer. Of course if you passing out free stuff, the majority will take the free rather than come out of pocket, even if it is feeding their own family.
Further more, if you can not afford to feed your family then we have a great thing offered its called Birth Control, or you can get "fixed".
Now before you all start bashing I do understand that their are people who have fallen on hard times and really need the assistance, some for the first time in their life. My comments are directed to those who live in and off of the system.posted @ Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 11:42
This could have happen to anyone. I am sure if Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry, was on the phone with anyone, his response would have been the same given the circumstance, including sending deputies to the home.
Judge Haggard was rearended, he was not at fault, him on the cell did NOT cause the accident.
Wishing you get well wishes Judge Haggard.posted @ Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 17:54
Undocumented, illegal, what part don't you get.
IF you came into this country, legal, the right way, and had the proof, you would have equality. Equality, that is equal to all US citizens and documented citizens.
To these protesters, why do you think you should be given equal rights, when in fact, you are not equal!!!!
If you do not like the "rules" of the U.S., may I say this, LEAVE , no one forced you into this country illegally, you don't have to stay. Go back to "your" country, where you are legal, and you can have equal rights there!!!posted @ Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 13:20
To the girlfriend, This is not a game, He WILL NOT change, I don't care how much he says he will....The next time he will succeed and it will be your funeral!!posted @ Monday, March 4, 2013 - 13:58
@Digdug: Or in this case straight, straight into a ditch!!...
Hope everyone involved is safe, and that the vehicle is only thing that is damaged!posted @ Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 17:43
For all the people reading this, Athens Area Humane Society is holding there Monthly Pet Care Clinic this Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 1pm-4pm at Pet Supplies Plus in Athens. Great way to help keep those Rabies Vaccines Current!!
Also at the Spay & Neuter Center During the month of March you can get your cats fixed for $45 for females and $35 for males.
Services and Pricing for Pet Care Clinics
1 Year Rabies Vaccination $5
3 Year Rabies Vaccination* $10
Flea & Tick Treatment $15
Microchip ID $25
Nail Trim $5
*proof of prior vaccination required
Please bring all dogs on leashes and other animals in carriersposted @ Monday, February 25, 2013 - 11:48
@ginhault: I think you are probably the first person, I have ever heard that is actually defending the animal that attacked you. Kudos to you And you are right, in your case the dog did what was just natural to him, it falls back on the owner for allowing their dog out of their sight, and control.posted @ Monday, February 25, 2013 - 11:40
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