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Report on Athens 'captives' unfounded

This is the third day this is up. That, or this is the third "held captive" incident this week.

posted @ Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 08:07

Target asks customers to leave firearms at home

So a detective, in a suit, carrying a gun, get assaulted by @Ben:. Details at 11.

posted @ Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 22:21

Third person shot in Athens in less than 24 hours

The heat of the night.

This [filtered word] don't happen when there's 7 inches of snow on the ground.

posted @ Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 10:12

Athens woman arrested for DUI after hitting bicyclist with car and twice leaving the scene

Bad hair day. Give her probation and mandatory hair counseling sessions.

posted @ Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 09:21

Athens Academy football coach Michael Gunn resigns

Ya get what ya pay for.

Sometimes.

posted @ Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 08:09

The Editor's Desk: Credit where some credit is due

The city limits of Georgia?

This is a state wide story you know. Not specific to ACC, or as you so quaintly put it, "within city limits".

posted @ Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 17:13

Teen killed, 2 wounded by gunfire near Atlanta

Those darn AARP hooligans doing scoot by shootings over hearing aid batteries. Shame, Shame, Shame.

Parked in the middle of the road = drug deal gone sour.

There ought to be a law that prohibits guns within 100 feet of a drug deal. That'll solve 90% of the shootings. That, or a sign "This drug dealing area is a gun free zone." Yeah. That should do it.

posted @ Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 13:21

Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule

[quote][b]franklingrady[/b] - If the "family" wants to conduct their lives in concert with their religious beliefs, they are welcome to do so. But they're not welcome to enforce those beliefs on others; their employees or anyone else.[/quote]

Actually there's a lot the "family" (EMPLOYER) can impose on their employees. Don't like it, don't work there. Wally & Sam impose their beliefs on you as a customer by nearly frisking you when you leave. Don't like it, don't do business there.

It's simple. Businesses will change their attitudes to attract employees and customers. But..... The employees and customers have to have a bone in their back. Stand up for your beliefs and don't shop there, don't work there.

posted @ Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 12:28

Two men shot in west Athens

A tire deal gone bad?

posted @ Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 12:23

Manager at Athens restaurant pulls gun after being threatened

Stevie B's? Never been in there, don't plan on going either. Not that this type of activity is making me want to go there, nor is it keeping me from going if I wanted to.

I support the manager in his decision to carry. He has a right to protect himself, his coworkers, and customers. If a group of people made threatening moves toward anyone, they need to be taken out to the wood shed. Unfortunately, this town's version of justice is to issue a citation or give them probation. Neither do anything to deter bad behavior in the future. In fact, such lenient punishment (if it can be called that) lends itself to encouraging the very behavior that we don't want.

And what of the patrons who were behaving badly? "No arrests were made" Maybe they didn't break the law. This time.

Maybe next time, and I can almost assure you there will be a next time because they got away with being a*holes this time, maybe next time they'll whoop up on some manager who isn't able to defend themselves from a mob of idiots. Then what? They'll get probation. Maybe. Then you have an injured manager, possibly other employees and patrons. Fearful of the feral masses that roam the streets.

Yes, indeed. Disarm the innocent who just want to live in peace. Let the feral population carry where ever and when ever they want. Willing and able to use violence to get what they want. Why? No repercussions. No equalizing force to repel their evil. No legal system able to change their behavior. No political will either.

posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 - 11:51

Obama picks ex-P&G head to lead Veterans Affairs

If they did that, there'd be half as many stories on their site.

It is irritating though. Sometimes less is more.

posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:16

Manager at Athens restaurant pulls gun after being threatened

I doubt that tomorrow will be any different than yesterday. Fear is just a four letter word. That, and stupid people do stupid things all the time. The press however, will jump on every opportunity to make it look like there is a problem though. They tend to write long winded expose' on things they don't like, especially if they're not getting ad revenues from that group of people.

posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:12

Manager at Athens restaurant pulls gun after being threatened

"No sir. It's not "The World Cup", so put it down."

posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 - 08:40

Part of utility pole just hanging by a rope at Alps Rd/West Lake Dr

I was watching the Kentucky Speedway race on Friday I think it was, and they kept saying who was "on the pole" and I was sure the damn thing woulda fallen by now.

posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 - 08:37

Six-time Athens convicted shoplifter arrested again

Probation aint the deterrent that judges think it is.

posted @ Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:44

The Editor's Desk: CNBC ranking of Georgia not much to celebrate

[quote][b]proftom[/b] - Think of how much stronger this states economic outlook would be if that lower paid workforce actually were the product of a solid education system.[/quote]

Sadly, it already is.

posted @ Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 08:54

The Editor's Desk: Vision isn't the problem in Athens

I like Greenville. It's clean. There is a balanced mix of bars, restaurants, retailers, professional and service businesses in town. And it's clean. I don't recall seeing any homeless people panhandling, or project housing within eyesight and gunshot of the downtown area. And it's clean.

Athens has to adapt using what it has, and a pressure washer and a truckload of detergent.

posted @ Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 16:19

Part of utility pole just hanging by a rope at Alps Rd/West Lake Dr

Yes, indeed. They're #1 in their demographics.

The fine print reads: Athens Clarke County, Georgia, Daily distribution, obnoxious ads that take up the entire screen.

I bet one was for the *interesting* headlines.

posted @ Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 14:56

Part of utility pole just hanging by a rope at Alps Rd/West Lake Dr

If Paul Brown said something about the dangling pole on Alps, well, the paper would write an editorial denying it's dangling and calling Brown a crazy fool.

I guess being half right some of the time is better than the alternative.

posted @ Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 13:38

The bus

Well? Doo Dah Bus Stop Ova Dare?

Enquiring minds want to know.

posted @ Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 11:48

Part of utility pole just hanging by a rope at Alps Rd/West Lake Dr

I must have missed the in depth expose by the crack team of investigative reporters at the ABH as they dug deep for the real story about the hanging utility pole.

Or maybe they were too busy counting all the money from the new subscribers and such.

Either way, if you find out if it's been fixed, let us 5 know.

posted @ Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 11:45

The bus

[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - If all else fails maybe the ABH will do a story about people that depend on the bus and try to get people to help watch out for each other.[/quote]

And...... I think there are a few people still waiting on someone to do a story about the hanging power pole on Alps.

Here's what you do: Write the story yourself and submit it for publication. Because they're not going to write it for you.

posted @ Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 08:24

How to grill the perfect burger

Clocked used to, haven't been there in a while, so things could have changed. Four Brothers, but pricy. Brets. They're good all around.

posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:45

The Editor's Desk: Focusing on education could improve economic development ion Georgia

Focusing on education could improve economic development ion Georgia

Someone needs to focus on spelling.

posted @ Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 21:30

The Editor's Desk: Georgia has work to do on STEM workforce

You don't need STEM to win Survivor, the Bachelorette, The Voice, America's Got Talent, Amazing Race, or Stupid Things People Do in Front of Cameras. STEM won't make you a starting QB, RB, TE, outfielder, pitcher, goalie, guard, hoopster.

Society glorifies idiocy and physical ability. Mental ability? That's "old school".

posted @ Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 08:23

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