So why is there no report that Anna Machovec from Prince Avenue placed first in the discus AND shot put? Quite newsworthy to me.posted @ Friday, May 10, 2013 - 09:07
@nationalchamp1988: I would put my children's education at PACS up against any public school around. My children are in Honors and AP classes and are learning at a far more advanced level than their friends in public school. When choosing Prince, I did not look for the best athletic program the school had to offer. I wanted the best academic program in a good Christian environment and Prince has far exceeded my expectations. Yes, both of my children participate in athletics but I am more proud of their accomplishments in academics at PACS more than anything.posted @ Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 09:33
I have a feeling that the fact that Coach Herron can retire from the State and start drawing his TRS on top of a salary from a private school closer to his children and future grandchild might have made his decision a little easier. I don't think PACS had to go out and pay six figures to get a top notch football coach and man.posted @ Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 15:28
@guapo: The real victims in this whole thing are the Adams' children. They are both old enough to understand what their father is being accused of and have to suffer through all of it. I hope they can find some peace.
I agree. The children are the ones to suffer in all of this. They need our prayers.posted @ Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 09:00
@Fridas Boss: I'm not looking at the past year. I'm looking at the past 10 years that he's been here. Granted we have had a few unfortunate incidences but that doesn't explain the mediocre record we've had since he's been here. And the program does not succeed because of the facilities it has. There are many players out there who would love to come and play for UGA and do not base their decision on what the facilities look like. Maybe we should start looking at recruiting and coaching first and once we have that down, we can build a new field. Then people will come to see a winning team.posted @ Friday, June 1, 2012 - 16:18
But yet we keep a baseball coach who this year had a losing record in the SEC, seeded 8th in the tournament and in his career at UGA has a little over .500 record. Guess our expectations aren't very high for our baseball program.posted @ Friday, June 1, 2012 - 11:44
[quote][b]Masada[/b] - WOW, the wealth envy crew is out in droves today. While you may not like Adams as a person and think he's a crook etc. The simple fact is that under his leadership the University flourished. Of course not a single one of you would even bother to look up his accomplishments or how the University changed for the better.
The University has flourished because of many great faculty and staff who work there, not because of one man who will sit in meetings and have no clue what is going on at HIS university. Hearing this story and the story at GPC, if I were a member of the legislature, I wouldn't vote to give money for higher education in Georgia. Obviously the BOR can't manage what they have, and the employees and students suffer for it. What an embarrassment.posted @ Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 11:27
@ppensyl: Ditto!posted @ Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 14:33
So does she give back the $172,000 wedding registry gifts and pay back every one that contributed to her circus of a wedding. No I don't care but it makes me mad to know that she basically made a joke out of marriage. But that's Hollywood for you!posted @ Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 07:35
Funny that the article doesn't mention that Cheryl Dozier, Interim President, was the former Assoc Provost of Diversity at UGA before leaving. Possible favor?posted @ Friday, July 8, 2011 - 12:43
Great food and wonderful service. Our Saturday morning treat!!posted @ Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 11:44
Way to go Barrow County!!posted @ Friday, June 17, 2011 - 15:07
[quote][b]UncleTed[/b] - Regardless of where the money comes from, imagine picking up today's paper to look for a job and seeing this headline.
Imagine picking up the paper after being one of those employees that the University is laying off. That increase could have funded at least a couple of those jobs.posted @ Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 08:01
@varsityburger: Your comment was totally inappropriate. There are some great youth ministers out there. Stereotyping all youth ministers is an ignorant comment by you. Many parents send their kids off to church as a babysitter and a youth minister (whether male or female) is the only father/mother figure these kids get. I had many great youth ministers growing up that got paid very little but put a lot of work in to leading kids down a path of success and promise.posted @ Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 13:18
I like the woman that "went up against his head" because he took her daughter's Ritalin.posted @ Friday, June 10, 2011 - 09:06
[quote][b]pumpkie[/b] - Barrow County fired a teacher for a photo of her drinking a beer. (for which she was of legal age to do so) They said it was unethical. Wouldn't you think this is worse? [/quote]
Maybe we should let Barrow County run the country then.posted @ Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 08:16
@Follow the Money: I like how you judge me without even knowing me or the "terrorist organization" called the church that I attend. Everything I read in the Bible, I think about. I encourage my children to think about things and question why they believe what they do. The church does not tell me how to think, how to believe and how to live. I choose to live the way I do and think how I do because of what I read in the Bible. My actions are not determined by the fear of eternal hell fire. My actions are because I want to do what is right. My "false hope" as you call it gives me something to look forward to after this life on earth. It brings me peace knowing that the struggles that I face today will not be with me forever. If you believe that after this life, you'll just be resigned to a wooden box forever then you hold on to your false hopes.posted @ Monday, March 14, 2011 - 09:47
Going to church to have your head filled with lies and to relieve yourself of the difficult task of thinking is not 'something good'. It's really at the root of the problems we have in this country.
No, the root of the problems we have in this country are selfish people who think the world belongs to them and they can steal, kill and live their lives to the fullest without any consideration of others. I see nothing wrong with people choosing to live a life of love as God tells us to do and helping others in the process. The problem I have are people like you being so concerned with someone else's life that you have to condemn their beliefs and actions. If you don't like it, don't go to church, don't believe in God, that's your choice also. Seems that you have relieved yourself of the difficult task of thinking to follow what's easy and mindless. Let's not believe in a God because then we don't really have to think about how things were created or why things happen.posted @ Monday, March 14, 2011 - 08:38
Great story and good luck Athens Church! It just blows me away at the negative comments towards people trying to do something good. We blast our college kids for getting drunk and partying downtown and now we tell them how stupid they are for going to church on Sundays? If you don't agree with their beliefs then leave it at that. Don't berate someone for wanting to do something good in life. God bless you!posted @ Monday, March 14, 2011 - 08:14
Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.posted @ Monday, March 7, 2011 - 12:15
There are many nice neighborhoods in Barrow County. Stop being so negative.posted @ Monday, February 28, 2011 - 12:18
Great attitude Chris Davis. If all players were out there for the team, we wouldn't see so many problems within the program. This kid sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders and will make it in the future, football or not. Good luck Chris. Keep fighting.posted @ Friday, November 12, 2010 - 08:58
Great story to brighten my day. My children are a precious gift from God and I thank him every morning I wake for them. I have a plaque in my office with the handprints of my youngest that says "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." Congratulations on your new granddaughter. Don't spoil her too much!posted @ Friday, October 15, 2010 - 12:46
Phillyguy, I would suggest that you obtain more information before commenting on a situation that you apparently know nothing about. The person who submitted the complaint and who was fired was not a black woman. She happened to be a white woman who had worked for the county for years. She IS the one who received threats and backlash after her complaints against the commissioner and a board member. Looks to me like if they are going to fire her, they need to go ahead and clean house and send the commissioner and most of the board with her.posted @ Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 11:47
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more