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Best Buy pulls permits to move to Epps Bridge Centre

Will the last person in Clarke County please turn out the Obamabulbs?

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 12:10

Clarke graduation rates show improvement

Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 21:21

Athens officials eye north College Avenue spot for hard-to-recycle materials center

A hard to recycle materials center at the edge of downtown? I suppose it couldn't be worse than Bethel Homes.

posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 08:08

Athens is very organic, says online organic retailer

Always knew Athens was unconventional.

posted @ Monday, December 2, 2013 - 14:21

Occupy Athens member Tim Denson to run for mayor

Tinfoil Hat Time

posted @ Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 18:54

UGA students plan second anti-racism protest for this afternoon

In light of the comments gleaned from the last protest, I hope these rabble-rousers don't act like they own the right of way.

posted @ Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 12:19

Athens-Clarke Commissioner George Maxwell won't seek re-election

@ponsoldt: Although the charter needs to be amended on several points, there probably needs to be more candidates for office before we begin installing term limits.

posted @ Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 16:01

Cocaine, cash seized during search of Athens home

The Water Bill was likely seized as evidence of their motive since they are obviously selling dope to satisfy the outrageous Tier 4 charge on their Water Bill.

posted @ Friday, November 1, 2013 - 07:20

McNeely resigns as director of Athens community development

Not the first senior staffer at the Unified Government to abruptly resign this month. Must be something in the water over at Satula.

posted @ Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 21:02

McNeely resigns as director of Athens community development

Not the first senior staffer at the Unified Government to abruptly resign this month. Must be something in the water over at Satula.

posted @ Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 21:02

Athens community garden policy could pass by New Year

Can anyone inform ABH readership why this community garden ordinance is even necessary?

posted @ Friday, August 23, 2013 - 06:33

Clarke County's Lanoue finalist for Ga. superintendent of the year

Unfortunately for the Clarke County School District, most parents have voted with their feet by moving to Jackson and Oconee Counties.

posted @ Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 12:05

Georgia aquarium denied permit to import 18 belugas

@retiredandhappy: these dolphins would be given probation if thy we're captured in Athens.

posted @ Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 07:28

Judge rules for property owner in Five Points parking dispute

@sweept: In light of this ruling, ACC would be in breach of contract and contempt of court.

posted @ Friday, August 2, 2013 - 06:45

Judge rules for property owner in Five Points parking dispute

Would love to know how much the taxpayers paid for paying a private law firm to prosecute this personal vendetta.

posted @ Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 21:50

Regulators approve plan for solar power expansion in Georgia

The tea party is a joke. For all of its talk about the founding fathers, constitutional originalism and limited government, I don't recall seeing anything about government mandated renewable energy in the Bill of Rights.

posted @ Friday, July 12, 2013 - 07:04

Athens arts panel starts inventory of public art pieces

Come to Athens! View our artistic bus stops!

posted @ Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 08:00

Letter to A-CC officials opposing Selig

Tin foil hat alert.

posted @ Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 20:36

Richmond County Sheriff's Office benevolent fund violates law

The authorities in Augusta recognize that their slush fund is illegal. Our Manager believes our Solid Waste slush fund is legal. I'm not sure whether the citizens should laugh or cry over his secret 17% raise.

posted @ Monday, June 10, 2013 - 06:52

Athens-Clarke department chief sells scrap, uses cash to pay for employee party

Guess this help explains why my leaf and limb doesn't get picked up anymore.

posted @ Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 09:02

Athens committee looks to add public info session to historic designation process

The Public appeared before the HPC and the M&C and overwhelmingly opposed a Buena Vista Historic Designation. What good is more public input when our leaders ignore the will of the people and make decisions to appease their cliques and advance their personal interests?

posted @ Friday, May 24, 2013 - 06:45

Athens-Clarke committee puts off decision on law limiting use of land surrounding business to review ordinance draft

For over a year now, the Mayor and Commission have considered an ordinance that will have a practical effect on about two dozen rabble rousers. This same Mayor & Commission just raised property taxes for thousands of homeowners with no questions asked. Needless to say, it sounds like the Unified Government has its priorities straight.

posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 07:12

Human Rights Festival rescheduled for June 8

Well, it looks like we can strike dissent and freedom to express alternative ideas off the list of human rights.

posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 11:47

Human Rights Festival rescheduled for June 8

It's difficult scheduling what weekend I need to leave Athens when they keep moving around the "Human Rights" Festival.

posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 07:06

Prince Avenue, 'a jewel,' and subject of planning look

Planning Staff needs to act quickly, otherwise, the Mayor & Commission may designate the whole area as an historic preservation district and prevent any future development.

posted @ Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 07:55

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