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Athens Regional chief information officer resigns

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posted @ Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 05:17

Athens teacher arrested for growing marijuana says it was for medicinal reasons

CharlesB - Exactly. I am someone who also uses MJ medicinally and not "just to get effed up" (I hold a job, which I do not go to when I am under the influence, because despite the idea of the "dumb stoner," we are not all like that) and I feel Mr. LePage's pain. MJ is much less harmful than prescription painkillers or prescription anti-anxiety meds, with ZERO chance of becoming addicted, and I think THE LAW IS WRONG. I'm glad that he's being as brave as he's being and is making a stand. I wish I still lived in Clarke County, I'd nullify the hell out of that jury.

posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 16:05

Athens teacher arrested for growing marijuana says it was for medicinal reasons

I have served on a Clarke county jury and you absolutely do not have to convict if you believe the law is unjust. I tend to believe Mr. Lepage here. I feel incredibly bad for him and I hope this works out for him as well as can be.

posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 15:00

Q&A: ARMC CFO discusses health care finance and state bailouts

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posted @ Monday, February 10, 2014 - 03:43

Elderly Athens man victim of scam

@OconeeJoe: There is actually a website devoted to this very thing! http://www.419eater.com/

posted @ Friday, July 12, 2013 - 07:44

Target cuts ties with Deen; drugmaker distances

@42roadmut: What I understood from reading the official complaint is that it was bad for five years, but Bubba Hiers' grabbing, kissing, and spitting on Ms Jackson at an event was the proverbial straw that broke the camels back. The fact that Paula Deen knew about this sort of behavior and did nothing to stop it totally comes back on her. As it would any other business owner who tolerated that crap in the workplace. Has little to do with her saying or not saying the n-word, ever. Has everything to do with not providing a safe workplace for employees.

posted @ Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 15:01

Target cuts ties with Deen; drugmaker distances

Yes, there IS a lot more to the lawsuit than whether or not Paula Deen said the n-word three decades ago. Read this -- the really heinous stuff starts around page 14. THAT is why people are actually freaking out.

http://www.atlawblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Jackson-v.-Deen-et-a...

posted @ Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 12:45

Woman reports cash stolen in Athens office

*cubicle

posted @ Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 07:57

Snow might fall Thursday on Athens

breaking news! it probably won't snow in athens!

there was just an article a week or two ago about 3 wrong-way drivers being arrested in the same day, so i think motorists should use caution for more than just these two days. heh.

posted @ Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 17:18

Newtown, Conn., officials request halt to gifts

Wait, did you just try to insult me by insinuating I've never had sex? Oh, my stars and garters, I'm not really sure how to respond to your rambling incoherentness!

posted @ Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 12:35

Newtown, Conn., officials request halt to gifts

Haha! This is the first time I've ever seen anyone suggest that the WBC is a plant by "leftists." Hilarious! Even without the WBC, though, religion doesn't need leftists to make it look ridiculous. Religion makes itself look pretty ridiculous with no help. Are the snake handlers and Pentecostals also plants by progressives? They are pretty ridiculous.

posted @ Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 11:52

You gotta love Nashville

Anyway, stuff to do in Nashville... The bar scene in East Nashville is great at night, I prefer it to the Lower Broad/2nd Ave tourist crowd. Buuut the honky tonks on lower broad (Roberts, Laylas, Tootsies) can be pretty fun. McKay's and The Great Escape are awesome if you're into books/video games/comics. Gotta go see a show at the Ryman! Or a Preds game! Or both! The Farmer's Market at Bicentennial Mall -- and Bicentennial Mall while you're at it. That German restaurant -- Gerst Haus -- that is right by LP Field is pretty good. I'm taking a trip to Nashville in three weeks, actually, which is what prompted me to even click on this. Smile

posted @ Friday, November 16, 2012 - 13:56

You gotta love Nashville

@Joel Kight: Yeah, I only lived in Nashville for about three years, and I honestly think I just missed out on the food scene there completely. I've always heard that Nashville has great restaurants, I just apparently didn't go to any of them!

posted @ Friday, November 16, 2012 - 13:51

You gotta love Nashville

I moved to Athens from Nashville nearly five years ago and I've missed Nashville ever since.

But I do think Athens has better food. I know lots would disagree with me. Maybe the good food is just easier to find here since the city is smaller. Smile

posted @ Friday, November 16, 2012 - 10:14

No injuries reported in Jennings Mill accident

@GA_Girl1222: Sometimes I cut through the Kingswood subdivision to
Timothy and turn at the light on Timothy, it seems easier than doing a U-turn at Publix.

posted @ Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 14:10

No injuries reported in Jennings Mill accident

@GA_Girl1222: Sometimes I cut through the Kingswood subdivision to
Timothy and turn at the light on Timothy, it seems easier than doing a U-turn at Publix.

posted @ Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 14:10

No injuries reported in Jennings Mill accident

Ugh, I live off of Jennings Mill and I HATE this intersection because there is no light. Getting to the mall, or anywhere west on Atlanta Highway either requires incredible luck or taking an incredibly circuitous route.

posted @ Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 07:47

Ga. mom accosted for breastfeeding in Applebee's

People who keep suggesting the mother breastfeed in the bathroom -- would YOU want to eat in a bathroom? I think feeding a baby in a bathroom is way more wrong and dirty than doing it at the table.

posted @ Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 14:46

Athens cyclist arrested, restrained

The bicyclists on Prince during rush hour really scare the hell out of me sometimes.

posted @ Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 17:08

Blue-haired Athens man busted on drug charges

Wow, so much judgment!

I have tattoos... and piercings... and while I don't have brightly colored hair at the moment, I have in the past.

I also have a "real job" with benefits that pays me much better than average for the Athens area. I live alone and support myself.

Sooo... I guess I should feel like an unemployable degenerate now. Smile Tell it to my bosses, and the bosses I've had in the past, who thought that my work ethic, intelligence, and personality overruled any issues they may have had with my appearance.

posted @ Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 12:01

Phone snatched from man on sidewalk

@mpd0.59: Yes I am, but that area isn't quite there yet.

posted @ Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 18:14

Phone snatched from man on sidewalk

It IS on the scary side. Recently, I had to do some apartment hunting. I am not a student -- I have lived here for several years and am familiar with Athens. I was horrified by the number of craigslist ads touting this area as a great place for students to live because it's minutes from downtown and UGA! While this is technically true, it's definitely deceptive advertising to call it "a great place for students to live." There are safer places that are also close to campus.

posted @ Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 11:04

Athens Kmart joins list of U.S. Kmart, Sears stores closures

I can't say I'm shocked. I think this KMart went out of their way to hire the rudest people in Athens they could find. The store always looked dim and dirty, and there'd be one register open with one cashier scowling at you, practically daring you to buy something.

posted @ Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 11:17

Long lines, fustrations persist at driver's license renewal offices

I moved to Georgia in 2008. I had to show my birth certificate when I got a Georgia drivers license. I can understand having to prove where you live, but unless I somehow magically became born somewhere else since I got my FIRST Georgia license, the birth certificate and SS card requirements to RENEW make no sense at all.

posted @ Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 11:12

Trucker to serve 6 months for crash that killed two Madison Co. boys

@Helicia3: I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you've gone through.

posted @ Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 13:46

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