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Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

@ElevatorLady: You seem to be suggesting that the schools should serve as surrogate parents. On the brightside you should applaud the fact that if they are suspended or expelled, they will return to the loving guidance of their own parents.

posted @ Friday, March 21, 2014 - 16:57

Arrest warrant issued for singer Anita Baker

posted @ Friday, March 21, 2014 - 14:44

Arrest warrant issued for singer Anita Baker

I must be getting old. I thought they meant the old Florida Orange Juice spokeswoman. http://www.cinechronicle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Anita-Bryant.jpg

posted @ Friday, March 21, 2014 - 14:42

Athens Housing Authority equipment stolen

Find equipment for sale at J&Js on Saturday.

posted @ Friday, March 21, 2014 - 09:00

Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

"black students of all ages are suspended and expelled at a rate that's three times higher than that of white children"

Yes, it must be prejudice. It couldnt be related to parenting and/or alarming trend of single-parent households.

posted @ Friday, March 21, 2014 - 08:53

Eight teams to compete in Black History Bowl on Saturday

The second sentence doesn't make sense. What "notable activist" is it referring to?

posted @ Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 22:18

Police seek man who walks like a penguin in Oakwood heist

Burgess Meredith? Send up the Bat-signal.

posted @ Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:31

Oconee County teen in serious condition at Atlanta hospital following crash

That is a bad intersection with an awkward sight and turn angle. Not the first wreck there. Time for a signal with the growth of NOHS traffic.

posted @ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 19:40

Regents approve tobacco ban on Georgia campuses

I'm no fan of tobacco but it sems a bit hypocritical given the amount of research dollars UGa willingly accepts from tobacco industry/lobby to teach future tobacco farmers how do grow it better. See http://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/tobacco/

posted @ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 19:34

Oconee deputies nab one suspect, one escapes in check forgery scheme

Are they UGA football players?

posted @ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 19:22

Commercial jellyfish season opens in Georgia

Where do jellyfish get their jelly? From ocean currents.

posted @ Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 08:44

Oconee County blotter

I'm guessing more than his feet stinks.

posted @ Friday, March 14, 2014 - 08:58

Georgia Sentate panel OKs bill to ease access to medical marijuana

"Sentate" panel? Headline prooofreader must be on medical marijuana.

posted @ Friday, March 14, 2014 - 08:56

Versatyle: Hip hop is the medium, truth is the message

"Athens is not very hip hop friendly ... the reality is, you put a bunch of black people up in the club ... and somebody is going to get shot"

Especially if its Club Platinum.

posted @ Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 18:28

Oconee County blotter

"a foul odor that smelled like defecation, but the man explained it was his feet"

"Did you mess yourself?"

"No, that's my feet"

Cant make this stuff up.

posted @ Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 18:18

DeKalb County residents still paying suspended CEO Burrell Ellis

Maybe they could cut his salary to $.01 per month and still be in compliance with the state law to keep paying him.

posted @ Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 19:08

DeKalb County residents still paying suspended CEO Burrell Ellis

"The county has cut some...jobs and salaries for some employees to compensate for the double payments this year"

Classic!

posted @ Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 19:07

$600K taken from safe at Joel Osteen's megachurch

That's okay. The God I worship isn't short of cash.

posted @ Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 18:52

College football player arrested, held in Richmond County jail

I bet that someone will post that based on just the headline they are relieved he's not a Dawg.

posted @ Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 18:03

Third arrest made in eastside Athens daytime burglary

Quarrica? Anyway, the fear of prosecution and deep remorse is obvious on their countenance.

posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 18:56

Girl Scouts asked to end partnership with Barbie

Yeah, about time they give up on an association with an attractive, athletic popular, physical role model. Maybe Rosie O'Donnell is available.

posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 18:52

UGA students with disabilities want Arch made accessible

Perhaps the panhandlers could earn their keep by giving assistance to those in need of arch access.

posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 10:03

VIDEO: Family rescued from van submerged in Florida ocean

I just hope nobody makes wisecracks about women drivers.

posted @ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 13:09

Homeless man begs for money in McDonald’s playground

Hamburglar?

posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 20:58

Obama 2015 budget focuses on boosting economy

posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 14:14

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