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Elderly Athens woman unhurt as Bentley drives off ledge, lands upside down on car

Usually the college aged or middle aged who mistake the gas for the brake are impaired - maybe this lady should think about how much longer she plans to drive...

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 08:25

No answers from administrators on medical campus dean change

She is definitely being forced out. I do not know her but from people who work with her tell me, she is a breath of fresh air and has done so much to integrate the medical school into the Athens community. Somebody in Augusta is having a little temper tantrum that the medical school here is doing as well as it is, and in my opinion, President Morehead should get down on his hands and knees and ask her to reconsider. Grow a pair, Mr. President!

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 18:52

No answers from administrators on medical campus dean change

She is definitely being forced out. I do not know her but from people who work with her tell me, she is a breath of fresh air and has done so much to integrate the medical school into the Athens community. Somebody in Augusta is having a little temper tantrum that the medical school here is doing as well as it is, and in my opinion, President Morehead should get down on his hands and knees and ask her to reconsider. Grow a pair, Mr. President!

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 18:52

Remains of Athens man who died in World War II bomber crash to be interred at Oconee Hill Cemetery

Who was the infant son in 1943? Not Howard Guest was it. The article is not clear. Is that son still alive?

posted @ Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 19:37

Athens man who shot out stepdad's eye declared mentally incompetent for trial

He was a sick puppy when he was in Little League at the age of 12. This is not PTSD - this is a very sick young man. I'm surprised the stepfather stayed around as long as he did.

posted @ Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 15:03

Athens man who shot out stepdad's eye declared mentally incompetent for trial

He was a sick puppy when he was in Little League at the age of 12. This is not PTSD - this is a very sick young man. I'm surprised the stepfather stayed around as long as he did.

posted @ Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 15:03

Heaton sentenced to 20 years in drunk driving crash

There will be a civil suit and policy limits will be paid out. I have taken a lot of flack on this message board for my defense of the parents. They did what any parent would do - they hired an attorney first and let the attorney guide their son into doing what was best under the circumstances. They did NOT give aid to a felon - Heaton only became a felon today and for the life of me, I have not seen any evidence of the parents destroying evidence. They did not hinder a criminal investigation as the police knew who they were to arrest from day one. The parents are wonderful people who just happen to have a POS for a son. Yes, it happens - even to those of us who read to our children, who buy all the right toys, who have family dinners together, etc. I do not know of any parent after a child gets in serious legal trouble who does not hire an attorney for their child. Charles Manson even gets a good one - Hitler would have gotten one had he lived. I am not going to argue this ridiculousness about the Heatons anymore. They have done nothing wrong but will suffer the consequences of having a monster of a son for the rest of their lives.

posted @ Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 15:48

Oconee County blotter

Are you kidding me? The man was in his own car and after being noticed drove off. He did not knowingly and willingly expose himself to this person. Sounds like this woman is a closet peeper herself... I would think law enforcement would have better things to do.

INDECENT EXPOSURE: On June 25, deputies were dispatched about 7:20 p.m. to the parking lot of Kroger’s off Epps Bridge Parkway, where a 28-year-old woman reported she had returned to her car and observed a man in an adjacent car who appeared to be masturbating while watching pornographic material on his cellphone. When the man saw that he was being watched, he quickly drove off in a silver Honda Accord. The next day, deputies received word the suspect was at Region’s Bank on Prince Avenue. A deputy arrived and served a warrant on Michael Hagood Townsend, 30, of Westpark Drive, Athens. He was charged with indecent exposure and taken to jail.

posted @ Friday, July 4, 2014 - 08:02

Elderly Athens woman victimized in fake sweepstakes

I just don't understand it. This is the greatest generation, after all. These are the parents that didn't spend a dime on frivolity and paid cash for houses, cars and the like. I can't wrap my head around the fact that these fiscally careful people fall for these scams - even fall for the scams where someone claims to be their grandson in jail -
I wish someone who had been a victim would allow the media to interview them in depth to provide insight on how the thought process works in a case like this. Seriously, I am of the generation that if I asked my mother for $500.00 she would have to be revived with smelling salts. She would think it preposterous.
With that said, I would like to find out more as to why this keeps on happening.

posted @ Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 06:36

Athens Academy football coach Michael Gunn resigns

I don't blame him. He is one of the best and he just couldn't take the bull----
anymore.

posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 - 21:12

Virginia man facing felony charges for obtaining in-state tuition for daughter to attend UGA

This is "you've got to be kidding..." While I do not condone what this man did, I would think the full restitution would be enough. Perhaps they are trying to make an example of him but he only did what people have been doing for decades and decades. Actually, I think the prosecutor is going to be targeted for selective prosecution if he goes forward with this. Perhaps a case of this type should be prosecuted, but this is the wrong one to "make an example." The efficiency apartment is more proof that some people use to prove residency.

posted @ Friday, June 27, 2014 - 20:21

Athens man who shot stepfather in eye extradited from California

It's a shame he shot the one person who ever tried to do anything constructive for him. And, for all of you that say that he was a soldier and the war made him do it, never saw his antics when he was 12... An explosive time bomb all along.

posted @ Friday, June 27, 2014 - 20:17

Jury finds Donnan not guilty on fraud charges

@Tripollo: I'm with you 100%. I knew a couple of the local investors and they had a small fortune in their own right. I also know someone who put in
$250,000 and had second thoughts and got it back a few days later.

I had this same feeling when I was watching the Bernard Madoff scandel.
In the Palm Beach circles, where people had a fortune already, it was a badge of honor and class pride to say, "My money is with Madoff..."

Those of us who have saved conservatively and who are "off the radar" as far as portfolios are concerned have learned to be content with Fidelity or Vanguard funds and sleep much better at night.

posted @ Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 07:09

Rep. Paul Broun’s son arrested on drug charge in Athens

@mpd0.59: Oh dear God in heaven. There are those of us who breast-fed, were stay at home moms, went to every storytime, soccer practice, T-Ball game, had family dinners, read to our children, had stable marriages, etc. etc. etc. and they can still break your heart. I am not a fan of Paul Broun but I hurt with him that the son that is the same age as my son keeps making these bad choices.
I'm glad I'm not running for political office.

posted @ Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 18:46

NBA probing alleged recording of Clippers owner making racist statements

OK, folks - this is what I am not getting. How did it come to be that a 70 something and his 25 year old girlfriend's argument got recorded? While I think his previous actions with regard to his leasing practices are repugnant, the recording sounded like a trashy argument between two nasty people.
When did these types of private conversations become punishable offenses?

posted @ Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 17:10

Athens man worried about missing daughter

Give the guy a break. He has probably been used to her dropping in and out of his life and at 79, perhaps loses track of time. My heart breaks for this guy and I pray that I am not him in 20 years.

posted @ Friday, April 25, 2014 - 06:20

Hood files first motions as own attorney, asking cop-killing and drug murder cases be tried separately

@dahreese: Not so sure that Mr. Wray's family would think of it as a "waste." They probably want justice for their loved one as much as the Christian family wants justice for their loved one. Just sayin'

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:40

UGA swim coach Bauerle suspended from coaching duties as NCAA levies allegations

I must be missing something here. While this was a horrible breach, what about giving people second chances? Bauerle has already been suspended for an entire season. He soon will be fired. Thugs in Athens get better treatment.
Where's the double secret probation here?? I think Bauerle should be given a second chance and some arena to do the good he is capable of doing before he is given the ax for a first offense.

posted @ Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 07:15

Man indicted for knife attack on Athens psychiatrist

Why are they withholding the name of the doctor? Is it just to preserve this POS's privacy? I can't think of another reason. Don't think HIPPA laws protect attempted murder.

posted @ Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 21:29

Student housing development proposed for tract near downtown Athens

@scarborj: Student housing brings in taxes - I own a house at The Retreat and the taxes I pay on that one unit are no where in line as to the depreciated value of what I paid years ago.

posted @ Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 07:55

Arrest warrants issued against UGA prof, allegedly asked student to buy drugs in Mexico

Oh for goodness sakes, that is Wellbutrin. Mr. Professor can't afford the $15.00 co-pay with UGA's generous insurance plan?
And it does not make you "horny" - it is one of the antidepressants that does not have sexual side effects.
What an idiot.

posted @ Friday, March 21, 2014 - 10:54

Steve Brooks steps down at Athens Christian

A Godly man - nah - just a little man with a bad temper...

posted @ Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 07:57

Human remains recovered in Banks County

Pray that it is either Justin Gaines or Josh Adams. These two young men have been missing for so long.

posted @ Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 07:14

UPDATE: Autopsy inconclusive in death of UGA student

I'm not going to speculate at all but wonder what this world is coming to when a locked door of a roommate does not open for 3 days and no one calls a parent, no one calls the resident assistant, no one notices on social media...

Perhaps he did not die instantly but was in a coma part of the time and could have been helped. Not judging - just trying to comprehend.

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 20:08

He's back: Wilkins to lead Cedar Shoals football program again

Athens Academy will miss him. He has been a wonderful mentor to teens in the short time he has been there.

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 19:11

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