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Edible Chatter: What's in a name? At Herschel's, not much

I ate there once, before the name change. My daughter ordered the turkey burger. Our server asked how she'd like that cooked. . .this restaurant is a hot mess from top to bottom.

posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 23:02

Georgia angler reels in relic from prehistoric past

@Cinch: A much better write-up WITH a pic Smile http://lakelanier.com/2013/09/record-longnose-gar-caught-on-lake-lanier/

posted @ Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 10:31

Student with cerebral palsy named prom queen

@E.J.: I was fortunate to spend this past weekend with Hannah Baird and her parents. I guessed that's who superman was talking about before you confirmed it. What an amazing young woman with an incredible spirit and a heart of gold Smile

posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 08:50

Monsignor Donovan finishes third in state golf tournament

Go Carl!!

posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 23:19

Snow and sleet possible this week in Athens

Looking at WeatherChannel's forecast--not seeing any snow???? http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/graph/Watkinsville+GA+30677:4:...

posted @ Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 22:43

Columbus 4th-graders design T-shirts after Newton shooting

Fix the headline. . .

posted @ Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 14:18

Ga. Department of Labor will help Fresh Market recruit staff for new store in Athens

@OconeeDawg: I think that's the new Longhorn location.

posted @ Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 09:13

AP source: Romney picks Ryan for running mate

@HankRearden: I would + you a thousand times if I could. Was just trying to explain to my 10 year old why this election is so important. The Paul Ryan pick tells me Romney is serious about fixing this mess we're in.

posted @ Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 08:52

Still some uncertainty about Obama administration's new stance on illegal residents

@HankRearden: Can't 'plus' you more than once so I have to post--well said, FTW.

posted @ Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 09:43

Oconee County celebrates first science lab for elementary school students

The HSES principal's name is Billy HEATON.

posted @ Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 10:28

The Editor's Desk

Live links would help, Jim.

posted @ Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 07:29

House 113 race heads to a runoff

@Anonymous Dude:
Am I the only one who thinks The Invisible Hand's post was tongue-in-cheek?
Hence 'the crickets'.

posted @ Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 09:08

North Oconee graduation caps year of ups and downs

Good luck to Philip Brown. What a gem.

posted @ Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 08:48

Observatory plans open house Friday

Link in article is bad.

http://www.physast.uga.edu/observatory/schedule

posted @ Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 10:14

Suspect served nearly 12 years for $3 theft

I wish I could say I can't believe how inappropriate the title of this article is, but this is the ABH--home of the misleading headline. I don't even have to explain it. Someone above already has, and ABH already KNOWS. Shame.

posted @ Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 07:40

North Oconee High principal will leave first year

If North Oconee isn't happy with Philip Brown, please send him over to OCHS! Brown is the best kind of administrator--I can't speak for the teachers, but as a parent I have been so happy at OCMS. Students genuinely like, trust and respect Mr. Brown, and he does a wonderful job of listening to new ideas and supporting everyone involved at the school. North Oconee, you are truly fortunate in this situation.

posted @ Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 08:26

A-C set to buy land for tennis center

Regarding icu2jj--I think it's hilarious he ends his initial rant for football/basketball facilities with a baseball metaphor Smile

posted @ Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 15:31

Asian-American lawmakers demand Limbaugh apology

I'm willing to bet there are millions of Asian-Americans that are not that thin skinned and wish people like "second-class citizen" Lee would stop speaking for them.

posted @ Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 09:02

Longtime deli closes

Have to agree with some of the above--something changed. 5 points used to be top notch and it was a treat to eat there years ago when I lived in Athens. I was excited to see the new location in oconee open. I ate there one time and was so disappointed by the unappetizing sandwich I received I never went back.

posted @ Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 09:42

Bishop resident lets work speak for itself

Good luck, Kelley!!

posted @ Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 11:45

TSA warns against boycotting scanners

And the 'underwear' bomber boarded his plane overseas. Are we now requiring these same screening procedures of all passengers destined for the US? (that's a rhetorical question). Even if these new procedures had been in place last year they would not have stopped him. Tired of seeing that story used as justification for these measures.

posted @ Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 08:50

New Italian place coming to Oconee

Still disappointed this isn't a DePalmas coming to oconee. Just looked at Dom's menu and I'm not impressed by selection or high prices.

posted @ Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 09:27

Thief strips Cutlass while mechanic works

@skull: or a worthless editor.

posted @ Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 07:47

Most see scores dip on SATs

@seclarke: Could you post a link to the data you posted? Thanks.

posted @ Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 08:11

Proof of the Pudding catering at Sanford

I couldn't agree more, Altaa5. Trumps catering of Athens had been doing a fabulous job for years. I believe they were forced to re-bid for the job when the athletic department decided to contract out management of the suites to an Atlanta management company.

posted @ Monday, September 13, 2010 - 08:18

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