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Athens business, homes burglarized

I read the blotter to find out about crimes happening in my area, not who the victim is or where they work. A report about where a victim works rather than where a crime took place does not help me.

posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 10:08

Body of missing UGA student found in west Athens

Sad!

posted @ Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 17:24

Man ordered to serve weekends in jail for Athens penis-shaking incident

All jokes aside (& there are some good ones!), I doubt he'll make it thru 18 mos of probation without ramping up to a more serious offense, likely something sexual.

posted @ Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 11:36

Wrecked building a total loss at Arnoldsville crash scene

[quote][b]nocount[/b] - Troopers saw Webb cross a double yellow line, then force the truck to stop in the roadway by getting in front and stopping, according to the patrol.[/quote]

I'm glad he didn't get hurt and that NO ONE ELSE was on that stretch of road when he was driving so recklessly. All he needed was a tag number to give to the property owner, & he could have gotten that without violating any traffic laws.

posted @ Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 13:47

Family questions Savannah police over dog killing

The guilty dog barks first -- i.e. the owners. The original article reveals that the dog got out before & was aggressive before when it tried to get at a neighbor through a screen door. The owners themselves refer to it as a "bully breed." They are responsible for its every action & for the the police being forced to shoot it. They should be apologizing instead of questioning.

posted @ Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 13:33

Dogs attack woman, who is flown to hospital

@cwillocks: A friend had to hide & call Animal Control because 2 Rottweilers who seemed aggressive came between her & her house. The "dogcatcher" told her a good thing to carry when out in the yard is an air horn, that it'll even back up a bear. I bought a small one at an auto supply store but haven't had to use it ... yet.

posted @ Friday, October 25, 2013 - 12:52

Athens area woman returned to prison in murder-for-hire plot

Hard to believe her husband is not her EX-husband.

posted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 19:01

No. 6 Georgia takes rocky road to overtime victory against Tennessee

"severity of injuries...carted away from the sidelines...concussions...carnage"

I don't see anything to celebrate and I don't care if I am in the minority.

posted @ Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 08:01

Trial to start for man accused of slapping toddler

Why? Well, maybe she's inexperienced at flying, or flying with children, or being a mom, or hears so much crying she has learned to deal with it. Rather ask why Mr. Hundley didn't punch himself in the face, put a pillow over his head, start crying for his own son's plight, or ask the flight attendants to help him. Him striking an innocent child was inexcusable.

posted @ Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 12:04

Wife says George Zimmerman has changed since trial

The news(?) media may not have the good sense to move on, but I do -- I refuse to read another blow-by-blow, he said/she said word about the Z's divorce.

posted @ Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 17:53

Park and Ride limps along, but Athens transit chief still hopeful

@Humbucker bob: This deal was signed & sealed under the former administration, just delivered under this one.

posted @ Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 14:49

UGA opens new center for student veterans

"He’s also contacting older veterans in the Athens community for help."

I hope he will include UGA employees, young & old, who are veterans.

posted @ Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 06:06

Carolina student lied about Athens robbery

Drunk is not a defense.

posted @ Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 17:50

PSC backs off plan to donate $10K fine to anti-abortion charity

Everett & Echols on the PUBLIC Service Commission bare close watching.

posted @ Friday, September 13, 2013 - 06:33

iPad video could be key in George Zimmerman case

Enough already with the Zimmerman's!!
Let me know when one of them uses their questionable celebrity status to affect some sort of good in this world.

posted @ Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 17:38

Jacket owned by Masters winner sells for $682,229

Our values are so skewed.

posted @ Monday, September 9, 2013 - 18:35

Georgia PSC may give $10K fine to anti-abortion group

This is the same as the state treas making the donation, since that is where the $10,000 fine should go. Regardless of the charity, how can this be right?

posted @ Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 12:26

Authorities search sex offender homes in three counties

When is the last time the Clarke County Sheriff carried out this type of search on sex offenders living in ACC?

posted @ Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 14:29

Oconee Blotter

Seems like a charge of "child endangerment" is due the 34 yr old woman with a child on the back of her ATV who was racing another ATV driven by another child.

posted @ Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 14:22

Obama says 'The Butler' movie made him tear up

@nowheregirl: I guess I don't 'get-it' because I took your comment seriously and you seem to have ridiculed mine.

posted @ Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 09:08

Obama says 'The Butler' movie made him tear up

@nowheregirl: It's a position of trust and probably pays well, so I hope they 'feel' fine about it.

posted @ Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 08:37

Authorities nab notorious cat burglar who stole in Athens, five other states

"dub" him a thief

posted @ Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 06:53

Athens panhandler charged with public masturbation

@Joe Johnson: Thanks, but that means the last line is incorrect; you really can't have it both ways.

posted @ Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 10:36

Athens panhandler charged with public masturbation

I read this because I did not believe there was such a charge as the headline said. The last line proves I was right. I suppose ABH deliberately used the misleading headline to invite sophomoric posts. Good job!

posted @ Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 08:45

Couple walking dog threatened with gun

I wonder ....
...did the man have a permit to carry the gun in public as is the growing trend
...if so, wasn't it legal to point it at the perceived threat, dog not people
...what kind/size of dog - probably not a poodle
...why the dog who came at the man is not seen as the aggressor
...how the couple is said to have their dog under control if it is menacing people (a leash is not merely for snatching it back before it actually bites)

posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 07:22

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