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Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

Wow. This is a tough case. They were beating the crap out of an 80-year-old man. But then he shot her in the back. Twice! I'm glad I'm not in a position to decide who is most at fault here. The whole situation sucks.

posted @ Friday, July 25, 2014 - 08:51

Athens teen arrested for robbery 2 months after release from prison

Wait, wait, wait. Am I reading that correctly that they dropped the charges in the case in which HE SHOT A MAN IN THE FACE, and only sentenced him for the case in which he punched someone? What the hell message does THAT send?

Oh, well obviously the message is that the more violent crime is treated less seriously, and hence what we have here, where the d-bag is turned loose to commit his next assault. Ridiculous!

posted @ Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:36

Athens cops filmed for CMT reality show responding to report of dancing naked man

One more example of why these shows suck. What a waste of time, energy, and attention.

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 23:45

Trailer hauling portable toilet contents overturns on S. Milledge

Ewww! It's been a rough week for the ACC road crews.

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 15:59

Crews clearing out Savannah homeless camps

Downtown Savannah isn't really any worse with panhandlers than downtown Athens!

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:35

Barrow voters oust two school board incuments

What's an "incument"?

posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:31

Hice wins GOP runoff in Broun's 10th District

Awesome, so we'll have an even crazier wingnut than Paul Broun Jr. to look forward to!

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 22:00

Georgia seeks same-sex marriage lawsuit dismissal

"But judicially imposing such a result now would merely wrest a potentially unifying popular victory from the hands of supporters and replace it instead with the stale conformity of compulsion," the brief says.

As though denying one's right to marry the person of one's choice DOESN'T smack of "stale conformity of compulsion"?? What is this, Backwards Day in Atlanta? Sheesh!

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 16:23

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

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