Too much "affordable housing". It has killed the CCSD. You can talk all the we are making progress but the proof is in the test. WE FAILED. I wouldn't model anything after a failing New Orleans school system. Maybe we just have bad leadership in Athens. We have too many free lunch students and we keep attracting more. Better athletes make great coaches, better students make great teachers and great teachers make a great school system. You can't make chicken salad out of chicken manure.posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 17:28
I don't recall seeing your name on the ballot. Why not?posted @ Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 11:45
Helicopters are very loud. Will they be required to adhere to our noise ordinance? Airport in Boulevard and Cobbham now that's a novel idea.posted @ Friday, February 13, 2015 - 09:12
“I do think we’re going to take a step forward,” he said. “If we do the things that we need to do, if we stay healthy, we should compete in a regional at the end of the year. If you’re doing that then you have a chance to move on. That’s really our goal right now is to take that step.
What happened to winning the SEC and BEATING tech? You will not win unless you set your goals higher. Come on man, the honeymoon is over, time to get it done.posted @ Friday, February 13, 2015 - 08:04
These meters shouldn't be there along with meters in downtown. Economic Development people should be jumping up and down to remove meters in downtown. I agree with over parking tickets but 25 cents for 12 minutes and a $10 ticket just make me stay away from the downtown business district.posted @ Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 21:28
I know nobody cares about girls basketball, but I am the only one that Andy Landers needs to retire. I want someone to defend his record in the last 15 years. If he were the coach of any other sport at UGA he would have been fired a long time ago. I am not advocating he be fired but given the opportunity to retire at the end of this year. It is time.posted @ Friday, February 6, 2015 - 07:43
Augusta feels threatened by Athens. Now that James Brown is dead Augusta has nothing left but a golf tournament. Maybe Billy Payne will move that to his beloved UGA.posted @ Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 09:08
What a waste of money. Spend it on education.posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 08:19
@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
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
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
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
Heidi Davison legacy project.posted @ Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 23:46
Good to see local boys doing good.posted @ Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 23:38
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Some people don't have enough to worry about.posted @ Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 05:53
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more