@Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass: Yes, I am a former teacher, and I remember the order of the seasons pretty well. If it should have been completed in the spring, then the WINTER and/or SPRING rain would have delayed completion, not the following summer rain.posted @ Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:00
"Myla Neal, recreation program division administrator for Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services, said the center was scheduled to open in the spring, but consistent rains throughout the summer delayed the pouring of the courts until the fall."
Time travel? Government double speak? Scheduled to open in the spring, but was delayed by SUMMER rains? We knew it was going to rain a lot so we waited?posted @ Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 21:20
I do not think that means what you think it means.posted @ Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 12:50
It amazes me that the unholy alliance between talk radio hosts and education-for-hire corporations has come so close to dismantling the American education system. Previous posters have regurgitated the same talking points.
Why don't we tell the Georgia taxpayers that the state has the fourth largest prison population in the U.S.? Tell them that the state spends $18,000.00 per year to incarcerate each state prisoner but has slashed education funding in K-12 schools to under $4000 per student. Tell them that many of those education cuts came in years when the state had a surplus of tax revenues. Tell them that teachers supply their students with food, clothing, and school supplies on a daily basis.
Tell them the truth, for a change.posted @ Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 07:12
Win-win.posted @ Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 15:24
@gman129: According to test results in Georgia, public schools ARE doing at least as well as charter schools, even though charter schools are able to dismiss students who don't "get with the program," and public schools teach everyone.
I suppose you've spent many hours getting information about public schools from actually visiting and observing, and not from listening to talk radio, right?posted @ Monday, September 23, 2013 - 17:27
How much money could they make if you can park free with a UGA ID?posted @ Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 06:36
Wow. You can walk on walls in the new building--new technology? Great picture.posted @ Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 16:22
Corey Smith was a certified Social Studies teacher before going full-time in the music business. He is an excellent musician who has not forgotten his old friends as he's become more popular. Can't wait.posted @ Friday, September 6, 2013 - 06:18
If my kids' professors were concerned about the high cost of textbooks, most of them hid it very well! They required the latest edition and no other, or a textbook that required an online code, which could not be purchased used. Hundreds of dollars every semester. If a less-expensive e-book was available, it was too bad, because some professors wouldn't allow computers in the classroom. Then there were the professors who required the students to purchase low quality self-published books, always at a premium price. The bookstore tried to help: one could rent a book for about half the new book price and then return it, so the book could be rented again (that is, if the new edition hadn't come out). We should get into the textbook business.posted @ Monday, August 26, 2013 - 06:23
With all the money spent fighting this, couldn't A-CC have a new parking deck by now?posted @ Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 06:04
@Humbucker bob: I think that's one of the courses taught in journalism school these days. At least, most of the network news programs I've seen lately excel at it.posted @ Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 08:27
That's interesting. I'm told that in CCSD, the students in K-12 are going 176 days because of budgetary shortfalls. So PreK will go to school more days than K-12?posted @ Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 06:12
Couldn't the patients/people leaving the doctors' offices do what we do when headed east leaving Red Lobster in heavy traffic? Go out the back of the lot, turn right on Old West Broad and then right on Holman for a few feet to get to the traffic light. It doesn't take long and it's much safer than trying to turn left into heavy traffic.posted @ Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 08:24
Somehow, I knew this would all come back to the schools not doing a good job. Aren't parents responsible for ANYTHING? After all, schools have these kids for 35 hours per week, 36 weeks per year, which gives the kids about 7476 hours out of school each year. Could they possibly do something healthy in that short time? Maybe take a walk as a family once in a while?posted @ Monday, July 15, 2013 - 13:23
This is assuming that the teacher can AFFORD to dress "cool" after years and years of pay cuts.posted @ Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 15:19
@1hutch: Probably the picks that have circles that fit on the ends of your fingers. Strange thing to use to pick your teeth.posted @ Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 07:10
I would have been shocked, as well, if I'd seen a recently deceased player hit a home run.posted @ Monday, July 1, 2013 - 07:23
This is a wonderful group that does a lot of good in this area--go hear some talented musicians and help raise money for local music programs!posted @ Friday, June 21, 2013 - 06:17
@grove600: I don't think King David could be considered a Christian, since he lived hundreds of years before Christ.posted @ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 13:54
@bobbidiboo: The article says the land is "between Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School and the YMCA property on Hawthorne Avenue."posted @ Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 19:08
@OrneryConservative: My son's South Georgia Baptist church used Harry Potter as high school Sunday School material about 6 years ago. Maybe Southern Baptists aren't conservative enough? Have you read the books? The basic themes in the Harry Potter books are universal. (No pun intended.)posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 06:58
@catman: You're right. The math doesn't work. You can only donate whole blood every 56 days. If he donated blood every time he was eligible, he would only donate 96 ounces in 12 months. Donating a gallon in a year is impossible.
The writer might have done a little more research. Everyone who donates blood donates platelets, one of blood's components. Some people specifically donate platelets (the component that promotes clotting) and plasma through apheresis, where the components are separated and the blood is returned to the donor, less some of the platelets and plasma.
The article must be talking about platelet donation, which is normally done every two weeks up to 24 times per year. Since plasma is taken at the same time, he could easily have donated 100 gallons of plasma and platelets in that time. Plasma and platelets are also needed desperately, and this man's commitment for so many years is heroic.posted @ Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 09:21
@jtsim: Right! Edward Jenner, leave that milkmaid alone! Go get a real job! And you, Alexander Fleming, throw out that moldy dish and get back to shop class.
Sometimes, people are meant to do something great, and limiting what they are able to study or do means that important discoveries are not made, poems are not written, songs are not sung, illnesses are not cured.posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 20:33
A friend still in the teaching profession in CCSD told me that all three grades in her school scored over 90% for meeting and exceeding standards, but her school still scored below the state average. Under the old report card system, her school would have made AYP, but under the new system, their school is listed as scoring in the 70s, below average for the state and much lower than surrounding counties. One grade actually scored 97% meeting or exceeding standards. This is a school full of low income, high risk students. How much higher do they need to score for the school to be considered equal to or above the state average?
Perhaps someone who understands the new state report card system could shed some light on this.posted @ Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 10:07
Matt Stinchcomb, a former Georgia offensive lineman who is now a college football in-game analyst for ESPN, was in Atlanta for the SEC?s Good Works team on Thursday and I chatted with him on the phone about Saturday?s Southeastern Conference title game, Georgia?s season, Todd Grantham and Aaron Murray.On No. 3 Auburn and No. 5 Missouri coming out of nowhere this season to earn spots in the Southeastern Conference title game:read more
Summary: Bethlehem Christian running back Mitchell Kamm and offensive lineman/defensive end Austin Schwebel have been selected to play in the GISA All-Star Football Game. Bethlehem Christian running back Mitchell Kamm and offensive lineman/defensive end Austin Schwebel have been selected to play in the GISA All-Star Football Game. Kamm, who rushed for 1,690 yards and 17 touchdowns on 189 carries this season, and Schwebel will play for the North team. The game will be held at Mercer University in Macon at 12 p.m Saturday.