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Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

@OCCountry: Well let's face it, the Klan isn't going to be recruiting members from the radical left.

posted @ Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:18

Pregnant woman struck and killed by car

How awful! I feel very bad for this woman's family...as well as this driver. I wouldn't want to have to live with the knowledge that I killed someone, despite the fact that it's not the driver's fault at all. Sad all around.

posted @ Monday, July 21, 2014 - 09:15

Ga. considers exemptions to school food standards

Just like with everything else under the sun: "We're committed to the kids, except that we want this money more."

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 17:39

CNN reassigns reporter after 'scum' tweet

Yea, because there's less chance of encountering scum in Moscow?

posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 17:15

Shoplifter steals guitar at Athens shop

Loser!

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 22:47

Summer brings downtown construction, development progress

Well there certainly doesn't seem to be much demand for the ground-level retail spaces they keep building. If there were, the ground levels at Gameday and the Washington St. Parking Deck wouldn't be mostly empty. But keep on building 'em, guys.

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 10:59

Georgia first lady to discuss childhood immunizations

@marshalld: I'm sorry...meant to plus you and hit the neg accidentally. I agree!

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 15:08

Charges dismissed against Madison County couple whose child was found on highway

I'm glad to know that these parents were at least in the backyard at the time this happened. Early reports made it sound as though they'd just left all the kids alone in the house, but being in the backyard is a far cry from just bolting to go shopping or something.

I think this will serve as a good lesson to them, and hopefully to us all, to be ever-vigilant, even at home.

posted @ Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 12:10

Really Really Free Market scheduled for Saturday at Reese and Pope Park

I wonder which local thrift store will receive the leftovers? I hope it's Project Safe.

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 15:28

Athens restaurant robbed, manager pistol whipped and forced into freezer

What kind of idiot employee doesn't know that there are cameras watching pretty much everything you do at these places? I guess this one learned the hard way.

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 15:26

First arrest made in Athens under new strangulation law

I'm glad to hear this good news about the change in the law! This particular dude sounds like a real piece of work. I hope she is able to safely get away from him FOREVER.

posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 12:07

Most area elementary, middle schools outperform state averages on CRCTs

Also: Clarke County's numbers are not listed anywhere on the list, and the only thing in the ACC paper about its own county's school scores is the vague statement "Clarke County, with one of the highest poverty rates for a city its size in the U.S., has struggled to meet the state averages; poverty and wealth are strongly correlated with scores on tests like the CRCTs."

I'm seriously disappointed in the ABH for not providing more up-front and direct information about its very own schools! Not to mention there is no direct link to find the information at the DOE's website either. What is going on here?

posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 11:54

Most area elementary, middle schools outperform state averages on CRCTs

Color me confused by these two paragraphs. Do they directly contradict one another, or am I missing something? (BTW I passed my reading comprehension exams growing up.) Wink

Statewide, 19.3 percent of third-graders, 12.3 percent of fifth-graders and 18.5 percent of eighth-graders did not come to state minimum levels on the tests.

By contrast, just 7.7 percent of Georgia third-graders, 5.2 percent of fifth-graders and 3.0 percent of eighth-graders did not measure up.

posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 11:47

Faulty crosswalks in Athens being replaced

I saw some other crosswalks like this being installed at Five Points around the same time. I guess those weren't done improperly...?

posted @ Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 19:32

Ex-employee sues Georgia GOP alleging discrimination

What!? Racists in the GOP?!? Say it ain't so!

posted @ Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 19:29

Authorities arrest suspect in fatal Athens nightclub shooting

Well, with a track record like that, it was just a matter of time before this loser killed someone. Such a shame that it was someone who didn't even know this guy.

posted @ Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 15:50

Athens man crashes while DUI, leaves the scene to report his car was stolen

Now THAT'S a quality mugshot!

posted @ Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 11:42

NYPD: Mom of baby abandoned in subway in custody

I can't imagine the desperation one must be suffering to do this. I read elsewhere that the woman is homeless. 20 is so young! I hope she's able to recover from this and make something of her life, so she can take care of this baby one day. Sad

posted @ Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 11:29

FBI seeks victims of child rape after suspect dies

This story has me so disgusted, I don't even know where to start.

posted @ Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 08:41

Manager at Athens restaurant pulls gun after being threatened

We're just at the beginning of a massive wave of gun-totin' confrontations in the state of Georgia. YEEEEEE-HAAWW!

posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 - 09:27

Three missing Gainesville children thought to be in 'extreme danger' found, grandmother charged with kidnapping

So glad they were found "u7nharmed." Wink

posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 - 09:07

Savannah professor wins grant to study plantations

Congratulations, Dr. Potter!

posted @ Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 21:47

Suspect arrested after burglarizing same Athens package store second time in little over a week

Life loser.

posted @ Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 21:38

Athens police attempting to identify man in suspicious encounter with 7-year-old girl

That's an awesome sketch. Very detailed! I hope it gets somebody talking!

posted @ Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 21:34

Georgia toddler dies after being left in vehicle

There but for the grace of God. Rest peacefully, little one.

posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 08:37

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