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Athens jewelry store burglarized

I was thinking the same thing about the insoles. Aren't they inside the shoe?

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 07:27

California high school crowns its first transgender homecoming queen

In all seriousness, does transgender mean cross dressing?

posted @ Monday, September 23, 2013 - 15:26

Athens mayor declares Thursday 'Don't text and drive day'

The mayor was later overheard asking "What's texting?"

posted @ Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 07:32

Former Georgia and NFL OL Scott Adams dies at 46

So what happened between 88-92?

posted @ Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 07:29

Piggly Wiggly selling 29 stores in SC and Georgia

We used to have a Harris Teeter's where TJ Maxx is now. It would be interesting to see if they could compete better in Athens now.

posted @ Friday, September 13, 2013 - 11:58

Chobani recalls some Greek yogurt cups

Mmmmm Greek cups.

posted @ Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 13:44

Unruly teen curses grandmother

Shut your damn mouth, kid. That grandmama is the only person who cares about you right now apparently.

posted @ Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 19:59

Clarke schools opt out of new all-free school lunch program

This is amazing that only roughly 1 out of every 5 kids in Athens can fully pay for a school lunch. How much does one cost? 2 bucks a day? We really need more low skilled, entry level jobs in this county like those Wal-Mart (gasp!!) and others offer to help alleviate our poverty situation. Raising my property taxes doesn't get it done.

posted @ Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 07:30

Madison County deputies seek suspect who fled into woods

Hahaha! Y'all can't fool me; it's really Peter Buck.

posted @ Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 07:19

Commerce Alzheimer's center raided; 21 workers charged

@Yellow Dog bite me. There's a big difference in a statue and a statute.

posted @ Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 20:48

'Obamacare' employer mandate delayed

Since this has been ruled a tax, how can the president pick and choose what taxes to enforce and when to enforce them?

posted @ Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 20:45

University of North Georgia launching economic development effort

It has maintained its status as one of six military colleges in the country, and it has been at least 10 years since all non-commuting males had to be in the Corps, so UNG losing its military heritage doesn't make sense. In fact, the incoming cadet class is the biggest they have had. This REED initiative is about being more involved and in tune with the economic development of the region.

posted @ Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 20:43

Dozens of charges filed in Commerce Alzheimer's center case

Burn 'em all. On a lighter note, I didn't know a statue could provide protection, but according to the article it can: "the Protection of Disabled Adults and Elderly Persons statue."

posted @ Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 11:39

Photos show rare jaguar roams S. Ariz. mountains

Actually, they are part of the new border patrol in the immigration bill.

posted @ Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 14:57

Wal-Mart ends relationship with Paula Deen

Note to Wal-Mart: I haven't heard from Smithfield yet, so I'm still on the market.

posted @ Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 20:00

Selig: A week away from a vote, hoping to allay community concerns

Those folks laying in the grass in the renderings are the homeless.

posted @ Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 07:40

South Georgia town shuts down police department

So, this was the first place they looked to cut?

posted @ Monday, June 24, 2013 - 15:53

Smithfield drops Paula Deen as spokeswoman

Note to Smithfield: I love pork and am available to promote your products.

posted @ Monday, June 24, 2013 - 15:49

Car stolen from Athens home

A 7 yr old Chrysler 300 is worth 15k??

posted @ Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 20:50

Athens committee can't support limited access to city grounds

I'm going to go celebrate at Wal-Mart with some nachos!!!

posted @ Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 15:44

Rained-out Athens Human Rights Festival rescheduled for Saturday

Hey, what's with all the negs? I don't know what you folks have against a clean llama.

posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 09:56

Olens lunches online safety campaign

Gas-X gets rid of the pain.

posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 09:50

Georgia bans license plates with guns, sex, hate

I'm going to apply for 318008 to see if they catch it.

posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 07:00

Rained-out Athens Human Rights Festival rescheduled for Saturday

Washing my llama right now!

posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 06:55

Prostitutes beat NJ woman in Miami hotel

Which is worse: Being beaten up by hookers or being mistaken for a hooker?

posted @ Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 14:07

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    Blog: Watching movies by myself

    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

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    Thompson

    No cartoons on racism

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