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Aggressive panhandling incidents escalate to robberies in Athens

A repeat offender with a long rap sheet granted probation for his most recent felony conviction. Sounds like the probation system is working quite well in ACC.

posted @ Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 15:33

'Athletic, dynamic' Smith reveals he will play for Georgia

[quote][b]retiredandhappy[/b] - Looking for the best deal with the easiest academic route? I have heard him speak, and he is no Mensa candidate.

This type of signee corrupts the student-athlete designation that many UGA athletes worked hard to earn. Perhaps the young man will prove me wrong. I hope so.

posted @ Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 15:27

Georgia inmate Warren Lee Hill executed for 1991 prison slaying

@jtsim: ............... and he beat a fellow inmate to death with "a nail studded board." That was one vicious dude.

posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 09:47

UGA-GRU medical partnership dean leaving Athens campus in May

I smell a "mutual agreement" to terminate the employment relationship at the end of the academic year. Sometimes the best of minds collide in the middle.

posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 09:39

The heat is on; NOAA, NASA say 2014 warmest year on record

Penn State was where a climatologist, some years ago, was caught falsifying global warming temperatures, and had to eat crow and accept public ridicule? At the same time, he was applying for Big Gooberment grants to study global warming. I wonder whatever happened to him? Could he have been fired for academic fraud?

posted @ Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 11:28

Gay marriage: High court sets stage for historic ruling

Not much with the historic hysteria if the court rules what most of the states are currently doing. The hoopla will start if they rule that marriage is between a man and a woman or the court rules that it is up to each individual state to define marriage, which is unlikely. Since they have previously rejected appeals from states where courts overturned bans on same sex marriage but recently accepted a case where the ban was upheld, it is rather obvious which way they will rule.

posted @ Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 11:12

Two Athens men charged with murder of UGA student

Looks like that plea bargaining, probation, and more probation has worked out well for Goss. Appears he wasn't sent to prison. Only in ACC does this injustice occur.

posted @ Friday, January 16, 2015 - 11:09

Two UGA football early enrollees undergo surgeries

Damaged goods already. Not a good sign.

posted @ Friday, January 16, 2015 - 11:00

When UGA shuts down coal boiler, Athens air will be cleaner

UGA and ACC chest thumpers are out in full force. I hope they don't injure themselves patting their backsides.

posted @ Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 08:26

WWII vet who found Hitler's top hat dies at 88

Before publishing, the ABH should have checked with AP for additional details that would have rounded out and made the story more interesting and more complete.

posted @ Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 09:59

UGA first-year students set academic criteria records

Can any of them read and write above a sixth grade level?

posted @ Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 09:45

Smyrna man dies, boy hospitalized in river rescue

"Swallowed a large amount of river water" is not a good thing. Isn't there some sort of amoeba that attacks the brain when river water is swallowed or taken in through the nose? I believe it is difficult to diagnose and is fatal. I know enough to stay away from swimming in rivers or lakes.

posted @ Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 08:22

Watkinsville police pull venomous rattlesnake from woman's home

Could have simply let the snake loose in the woods somewhere rather than permanently disposing of it. Snakes do serve a useful purpose by devouring critters like mice and rats, etc.

posted @ Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 08:16

Intoxicated man gored by bull at Athens Arena

Normally I would say something like "ouch, that hurt" but I doubt that this drunken bozo was feeling any pain at the time of the goring.

posted @ Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 08:07

Jury finds Donnan not guilty on fraud charges

Investors put $81 million into this scam. Whatever happened to this enormous amount of money? During the trial, did the prosecutors present records that accounted for the expenditure and/or disposition of the money? Perhaps it simply disappeared into the "big black hole." Does Donnan have millions available to pay his attorney fees? An interesting question, I think.

posted @ Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 14:47

GOP leaders to block military immigration measure

[quote][b]As I See It[/b] - quote[/quote]

..................................... and your friends in the Obama administration recently allowed 36,000 illegals with serious criminal convictions including murder, rape, child molestation, etc. to avoid deportation proceedings and remain in the U.S. You need to include criticism of the Obama "clowns" who would allow dangerous criminals to remain in the U.S., putting all of us at risk to become a victim.

posted @ Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 14:36

Athens woman arms self when threatened by bully

That teenie bopper ought to consider himself lucky that he came out of this incident unscathed. Perhaps he will reconsider the path that he has chosen to take and he will change his ways.

posted @ Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 14:21

Oconee resident captures sex offender who ran from deputies

How is it that someone convicted of Child Molestation in 2005 is out walking the streets in 2014? Perhaps he would not be, if he happened to reside near the home of one of our esteemed judges or politically connected local "hobnobber." Is that the way the system works?

posted @ Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 14:14

Cellphone mistaken for gun on Kennesaw State University campus

This simply confirms that our college campuses are overrun with wimps and wussies including faculty, students, and employees.

posted @ Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:14

NFL plans to look at bigger playoffs, longer PATs

A move to the 15 yard line will end the 2 point conversion. Not a good idea.

posted @ Friday, April 25, 2014 - 10:40

Lawsuit challenging Georgia gay marriage ban filed

I might take this opportunity to put a good word in for the couple in the picture. They look like a fairy nice couple. Yes, you guessed it. I am against gay marriage, but in favor of marriage between a man and a woman. That simply makes the most sense.

posted @ Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 13:05

Deal set to sign bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

[quote][b]Mr Charlie Told Me So[/b] -
or how bout instead of loking people up forever we actually strive for rehabilitation and re-integration? the reason so many people reoffend is that they learn no useful skills in prison that can then aid them when they are released, no one hires them so what else is there to do but fall back on old habits?

This has been tried to the tune of hundreds of billions of $ with dismal results. What works is locking up repeat offenders under GA's 2 strikes law. Most crimes are committed by repeaters in the neighborhood of 80-90%

posted @ Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:54

Gun carry rights expanded in Georgia under new law

Make note all you criminals and wannabes. The person you may be planning to mug and rob may be carrying.

posted @ Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:48

Paroled felon nabbed for UGA theft, credit card fraud

Time to invoke Georgia's 2 strikes law and sentence this career criminal to life w/o parole. What say you ACC judges?

posted @ Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:39

Child welfare official accused of nudity

He ought to be informed that he retire, at his age of 68, or be fired.

posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:13

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