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Husband and wife team pull Bonnie & Clyde type robbery in Athens

@NewYearNewBeer: Why do you have two accounts?

posted @ Monday, February 3, 2014 - 22:24

Husband and wife team pull Bonnie & Clyde type robbery in Athens

"all but four of the stolen car’s tires had been flattened"

Dang! What was the vehicle, an 18-wheeler?

posted @ Monday, February 3, 2014 - 21:49

1 day after storm, Atlanta highways still gridlocked

[quote][b]crissy9323[/b] - Did the people in Atlanta watch the news? Government can't save you from yourself. Stay home with your kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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A very chosen few people have the privilege to call into work and say "you know, I just don't feel comfortable coming into work today." If most of us tried this tactic we'd be out on our butts looking for employment. The citizenry have the responsibility to be prepared up to a certain degree for themselves. This means having the proper supplies in their vehicles: flashlight & batteries, phone charger, blanket, drinkable water, first aid, snacks, perhaps some rock salt and an ice scraper at most.. This does not mean they are responsible for the infrastructure they pay the government to oversee and maintain. It is the responsibility of the Governor & his cronies at the GDOT to ensure adequate resources and response to this mess. You can't even blame this on the mayor. Sure, the interstate system runs through Atlanta but that property is the full responsibility of the GDOT and the state. This can't be passed off on people's lack of preparation or Mayor Reed. The blame lies solely on Deal and others at the state level.

posted @ Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 21:30

1 day after storm, Atlanta highways still gridlocked

Welp, looks like this debacle combined with the state employee benefits fiasco were the nails in the coffin of Gov. Deal's re-election.

posted @ Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 16:17

Georgia lawmaker to introduce medical marijuana bill

It's amazing what shows up on the table during an election year aint it? This will be lip service until after everyone's seats are firmly secured before it withers..... but then again Florida republicans are putting it up to the voters for ballot.

posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 23:04

State moves to adjust teacher, employee health plan

I guess someone pointed out to Gov. Deal how big a blunder it was to hose state employees during an election year. Ol' Zell used to give all the state employees a raise during the election cycle.

posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 17:59

North Georgia university considers Florida campus

How will this impact out of state tuition?

posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 16:24

Richard Sherman says what he thinks people mean when they call someone a 'thug'

Sherman is 100% correct. It only takes a little snooping around here to support his claim.

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 22:17

Motorcycle stolen from Athens shop

Not to make light of the situation as being separated from any motorcycle is an unbearable pain but $25,200? That's a stretch for a bike that usually goes for $1,000-$3,000. I guess the trailer was a BIG Lark to garner such value. I'm sorry for the owner's loss and I hope the bike is recovered. Those '70s Hondas have been all the rage the last ten years or so.

posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:13

Athens motorcyclist injured in collision

[quote][b]Craig[/b] -
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YES.

posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:10

Student of New Mexico shooting: 'Blood everywhere'

[quote][b]pumpkie[/b] -
Shot guns are long and dangerous. They are long to make them harder to conceal. Someone took the time to saw off some of the barrall of the gun to make it easier to conceal. [/quote]

I was making a joke about the "22 gauge shotgun." They don't exist.
Wink

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 18:01

Student of New Mexico shooting: 'Blood everywhere'

what is a "sawed off 22 gauge shotgun?!"

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 09:10

2 shot at Florida movie theater, 1 later dies

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - @monkey_of_shame: Not sure if Mr. Reeve's had a CCP. In many states retired LEO are allowed to carry firearms and are not required to have a CCP. [/quote]

I'm not sure about Florida law regarding former/retired cops but in Georgia, LEOs don't have to apply for carry permit. Their badge is their permit, whether on duty or not.

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 17:57

2 shot at Florida movie theater, 1 later dies

The shooter was a former cop.

http://www.heavy.com/news/2014/01/curtis-reeves-wesley-chapel-theater-sh...

posted @ Monday, January 13, 2014 - 19:09

Athens guitar maker to restore Elvis' collection

Scott and crew are good people. Congrats sir! Big smile

posted @ Monday, December 16, 2013 - 03:38

KISS guitarist Frehley's NY home goes up in flames

Oh the irony:

http://youtu.be/GOXONdhZMPU

posted @ Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 11:33

VIDEO: Sentence in Texas teen's fatal DWI wreck stirs ire

@FanaticalModerate: Here's a recent one:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/09/06/youtube_drunk_driving_...

posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 15:58

Shae Wilson takes reins as new CEO of Athens YMCA

Congrats to Shae! Wink

posted @ Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 22:15

Athletic spending growth still outpacing academic side

[quote][b]swhitney[/b] -
That is true for SEC and some other big league schools, but is not true for most colleges and universities. Many schools subsidize athletics out of general revenues because they don't make enough money from tickets and TV rights and donations to fund even their "major" sports.
At the "big" schools the "big" sports do support the other athletes, but at most schools no sport brings in enough revenue to support even itself (and certainly does not support other athletes).
It does seem logical that the UGA Athletic Foundation could afford at least a million dollars per year for stadium rental, when they make many times that in TV revenue alone. If that million were put into need-based scholarships it would help a lot of students maximize their educational opportunity.
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Yep, and when you think about it, each state has only 2-3 major universities with large scale athletic programs while they have umpteen other, smaller colleges. Georgia alone has 30 other public colleges besides UGA, Tech and Georgia Southern. Those are the schools where fees are taken directly from non-athletic students to benefit athletics.

posted @ Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 15:07

What SEC schools spend per football player

Great. Now how about a graph that shows how much the NCAA, the SEC and the Universities MAKE per player.

posted @ Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 00:44

Tenn. couple accidentally gets bag of cash at drive-thru

Thanks Obama.

posted @ Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 16:27

Balfour lawyer asks judge to toss out state's case

[quote][b]matt1141a[/b] - The total amount we are talking about was less than $500, his clerk files his expenses and made an error. As soon as he was informed of the error he payed it back and fixed the error.
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It wasn't ONE error. This happened 18 times. And hey, a law is a law, right? Just like the guy who plugged his car into the school. No grey areas.
Wink

posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 14:46

Arrest of electric car driver in Georgia sparks debate

@linnyt: But that's a sensible and easy solution. We all know the govt isn't capable of such rationality. Wink

posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 16:37

No charges in Jameis Winston sex assault case

(double post)

posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 16:34

No charges in Jameis Winston sex assault case

[quote][b]matt1141a[/b] -
You must be joking, do you honestly think the entire police force of a major city and the state's attorney and their investigators went into a smoke filled room and decided that, yes the guy is a rapist but that the college football program (which they have no connection to) is more important therefore they should cover up a rape?
There was no evidence of a crime. If there was they would have let a grand jury look over the evidence and determine if there was enough to indict.
[/quote]

It wouldn't be the first time. See the Steubenville Rape case to get an idea of how adults in positions of power committed a massive coverup for young football players.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steubenville_High_School_rape_case

posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 16:34

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