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Before Savannah harbor gets deepened, Confederate shipwreck must go

What a waste of money. Spend it on education.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 08:19

Purcell: Owning a home makes people grumpy, but practical

@Kwijibo Junior: I assume you don't live in Athens where it takes an act of God to get landlords to fix something.

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 08:12

No answers from administrators on medical campus dean change

Looks like somebody in Augusta thought she was doing too good of a job and felt threatened. Morehead should get independent and hire her back. Given the choice of going to med school in Athens or Augusta guess who will win every time?

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 07:50

Athens-Clarke commission committee looking at changes to sidewalk cafe regulations

Does anyone know how much ACC charges for an outdoor café? I vaguely remember it being very nominal not near market rates per square foot. We need to revisit what we are charging the business owners to use public property.

posted @ Friday, January 23, 2015 - 13:45

Athens officials eye limiting number of alcohol licenses downtown

Let the free market decide. Cannot believe these "business leaders" are calling for more government regulation. We need some better leaders.

posted @ Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 08:51

Lexington Road park-and-ride transit lot is little-used

Heidi Davison legacy project.

posted @ Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 23:46

Construction nearing on next downtown student housing development

Good to see local boys doing good.

posted @ Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 23:38

Pedestrian flags installed at two Athens crosswalks

What ever became of look both ways before you cross the street? Cross at the intersections where there are traffic lights? This is changing who has the right of way and quite frankly makes the pedestrian look stupid. It appears that Commissioner Girtz is holding his son and a flag, is more dangerous than crossing at the light. What if his son arched his back and fell out of his arms and fell in the middle of the street? Walkers bikers beware your government is making it dangerous by painting lanes on streets giving you a false sense of security.

posted @ Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 06:40

School HQ move could turn into bigger redevelopment

This article basically tells us we shouldn't have voted for the last sales tax referendum. These people are mismanaging their money and their assets. Shame on them.

posted @ Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 21:23

John Barrow plans return to Athens after congressional loss

I demand a recount. We don't want him back here, was hoping he would stay in Washington and be a high paid lobbyist.

posted @ Monday, November 10, 2014 - 17:00

Guess who's back: Gurley, Marshall return to Sanford Stadium

You know the Dawgs could run a two back set and both Chubb and Gurley could start. If the coaches need some plays go back and look at Cribbs and Brooks.

posted @ Monday, November 10, 2014 - 07:34

University of Georgia posts record fall enrollment

Classes started in August and two months later we are reporting this? Some people that we have educating students these days. Surely you could punch a button on a computer and tell how many kids we have in the database a week or two after drop add.

posted @ Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 21:35

UGA DB Mauger meets official — once again

If the official is too slow to get out of the way just knock him into the runner. He will learn.

posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 11:03

Special ed, achievement gap can pose problems for Clarke schools

A great many of the schools’ challenges stem from poverty, Smith said.

“When you have a high poverty rate, there are certain ills that go along with that,” he said.
Translate that into saying we don't need anymore affordable housing. Athens has become the catch all for all of North Georgia's poverty stricken people. The load needs to be shared. We do not need to help people who will not help themselves. Through the years we have gone too far and now it effects all of our young people that don't run to other counties. All of our agencies Habitat, Land Trust and AHA mean well but they are overbuilt almost as much as student apartments and condos.

posted @ Monday, November 3, 2014 - 23:28

In ethics probe, Broun says consultant volunteered for campaign work

The report quotes Broun as saying that such conversations occurred “periodically through the whole time he was helping us. ... I’d say, ‘I’ll remind you, this is — you’re volunteering for this.’”

Paul you ignaramous, your Daddy is ashamed of you. Give the money back from your congressional pension then go burn in hell for lying to your constituents and on the way kiss my butt.

posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:27

Barnett Shoals Elementary construction begins

Judging by todays article about Graduation Rates CCSD has fallen way off. I guess this administration will get back to educating kids after they get out of the construction business. Vote NO on the next ESPLOST. 20 mils the max and this is the max on top of the ESPLOST.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 15:32

High school graduation rate rises slightly in state, declines in Clarke

Ouch! Superintendent Philip Lanoue
I guess this means you are not going to win Superintendent of the Year for which you are a finalist? Go figure. While figuring that out, you go refigure these rates and ask Clarke County tax payers for a raise.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 15:19

Madison County school considers options for Bible verse monument

Some people don't have enough to worry about.

posted @ Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 05:53

UGA RB Gurley falsely accused of assault in downtown Athens bar

Racial slur? Todd you should have taken him to the bathroom where there are no cameras, beat the crap out of him, walked out and told them "he slipped on a bar of soap". Jim Brown quote in the Dirty Dozen. GO Dawgs and please you and your teammates stay out of trouble. I like watching you run.

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2014 - 20:06

UGA urges students to take precautions

@Oistrakh: better yet carry a gun.

posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 10:49

UGA urges students to take precautions

@Oistrakh: better yet carry a gun.

posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 10:49

UGA urges students to take precautions

@Oistrakh: better yet carry a gun.

posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 10:49

UGA urges students to take precautions

@Oistrakh: better yet carry a gun.

posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 10:49

UGA urges students to take precautions

@Oistrakh: better yet carry a gun.

posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 10:49

UGA urges students to take precautions

@Oistrakh: better yet carry a gun.

posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 10:49

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