Any chance of putting Sunday alcohol sales on the ballot?
Technically, it would be possible to get a referendum on Sunday retail sales of alcohol on the May 20 ballot, if you can get the county commission to agree to issue a call for the referendum at least 29 days beforehand. Maybe November?posted @ Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 11:55
No words on HB 1023?
That's a little bit beyond the scope of this commentary, TMKvetch, but thanks for the heads-up; I may mention HB 1023 in an upcoming Editor's Desk.posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:27
His leadership failed him. Also, aren't all newly elected reps and senators required to be trained by the Carl Vinson Institute?
Moore was elected in January, after the current session had already started. The training offered by the Carl Vinson Institute at UGA is conducted every two years, following state legislative elections -- the last one being held in 2012 -- so lawmakers elected in special midterm elections, as Moore was, can't take advantage of it.posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:23
[quote][b]Jerry NeSmith[/b] -
Serious question: If this bill becomes law, is it legal to carry a weapon in a particular house of worship unless that congregation prohibits weapons?
Or is it illegal to carry a weapen in a particular house of workship unless that congregation permits them?
Same question for bars.
To my reading, Jerry, the bill removes both bars and churches from the list of places where weapons cannot be carried, but it allows the owners "or persons in legal control" of private property, which would include both bars and churches, to "exclude or eject" anyone in possession of a weapon from the property. My guess is that, as a practical matter, if the law passes, churches and bars would have to post signs or otherwise indicate whether they exclude outright, and/or reserve the right to eject, anyone carrying a weapon.posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:16
We trolls will help you all we can @JimThompson:
Thanks, nowheregirl. As you can see, I need all the help I can get, from wherever I can get it!posted @ Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:08
headline vs content
Yeah, sorry about that. It's fixed now. By way of explanation, I had originally written something on the redesigned Confederate license plate, but upon reviewing it, discovered that I'd misunderstood some of the documentation I'd looked at, so I eliminated that portion of today's Editor's Desk. However, I'd neglected to change the headline on the updated version that posted to the website, hence the error. I'll probably revisit the tag issue in a day or two.
Probably more than you wanted to know, I'm guessing ... .posted @ Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 08:30
Oh, my. Let's see you handle what is coming when people start holding you to that.
Please do.posted @ Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:52
I haven't bothered to read the TOS, but I doubt the TOS bars insulting the writer.
"When you contribute content to OnlineAthens.com ... you represent and warrant ... the content will not defame, cause injury to, or harass, any person or entity."posted @ Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:08
Is Ed still banned?.. I noticed he hasn't responded to comments on his column.
Yes, he is.posted @ Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:02
No, Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass was just banned. Maybe he chose not to be here.
Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass was banned for violating the Terms of Service agreement which he signed when he registered to post comments. More specifically, he insulted local columnist Ed Tant in a comment posted to Ed's column this morning.posted @ Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 18:21
Ok, but y'all need to change some things then because below their name it says, this user has been banned with a big banned banner over their logo. Maybe it should say, this user chose not to be here or maybe a song, like," Hit the Road Jack."
The "banned" banner indicates that the poster has violated the Terms of Service to which he or she agreed when registering to post comments.posted @ Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 18:17
to bad yall banned all the posters..... no one left to care. sad
We haven't banned all the posters; just those who've violated the Terms of Service to which they agreed when they registered to post comments.posted @ Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 18:14
[quote][b]The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald[/b] -
Speaking of which, I really hate using one of my scant supply of free monthly pages to proofread the ABH. I mean, don't they pay people to do that.
I mean, "for real?"
I suppose that when she gets through "rasing" money, they all will go to a wrassling match.
Fixed, Oracle. And, yeah, people get paid to proofread these pages. Problem is, some of those same people have to wade through the effluvia spewed through these comment threads by people who should know better, and that sometimes shortchanges the time they have to do other work.posted @ Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 21:15
And here I always thought I was one of the dimmest bulbs on the Christmas tree.
Yeah, but you just let that little light shine, grove!posted @ Friday, February 7, 2014 - 10:43
@grove600: Just to be clear, grove, there would be a center turn lane, except at the marked crosswalks, where temporary pedestrian islands would be installed.posted @ Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 19:01
The sanitized version that made the cut at the ABH world wide headquarters omitted the fact that he did his undergrad work at the University of Tehran.
No joke. Fact. Yet omitted from print because to let the readers know the truth is too much to bear.
So read the facts and then decide how nefarious this situation is.
Just to be clear, grove, we pulled this story straight off the Associated Press wire. We omitted nothing from that report. Nor were there, as your comment would suggest, multiple versions of this story from the AP, and somehow only a "sanitized" version "made the cut" here. My guess is that whoever pulled the story at AP for distribution to its member newspapers outside the Journal-Constitution didn't read through the entire story before abridging it for the wire.
That said, your point is well taken, although I'd point out that anyone who clicks the link to the Journal-Constitution story can get the information you include in your comment.posted @ Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 13:46
I'll have to agree this is the best thing in the paper today. We are, what we are. I'm wondering if ABH has heard anything about the Oconee County Walmart getting armed robbed. I thought I caught that on channel 2 news this morning. I came here to see, I'll come back later to look for some breaking news.
Check our home page. Story posted at 10 a.m. by our managing editor, based on 1 a.m. email from Oconee sheriff's office, when WSB newsroom was probably staffed, but ABH wasn't. Sorry for the delay.posted @ Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 11:30
They said that? Really?
Seriously. Value please!!
Good catch, grove. Should be fixed now ... Thanks!posted @ Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 19:44
Thanks for the heads-up ... it's now Hilsman Middle School in the text, as in real life.posted @ Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 19:37
Would it be crossing the line if I were to say "you're ugly and your mother dresses you funny" ?
Clearly I would never say that to you or anyone on here, but just want to verify what is crossing the line...
Well, in this case it would be the truth, Dig, and that's the ultimate defense. I have no illusions about my appearance, and when I was a young lad, my mom sent me to school sometimes in a monogrammed sweater. So as long as you're addressing that comment only to me, you're good.posted @ Friday, January 31, 2014 - 18:25
[quote][b]Dr Benway[/b] - If I may be immodest for a moment, it was also rather cleanly and elegantly delivered.[/quote]
As will be the strike of the ban hammer, should any personal insults cross the line of propriety ... .posted @ Friday, January 31, 2014 - 16:47
[quote][b]Dr Benway[/b] -
If you find reiteration to be remarkable, I can only assume that you have swimdawg68, used2Bfreecountry, and snarkydude on ignore.
And the ban hammer now begins moving forward, from the top of its rearward arc, gathering speed ... .posted @ Friday, January 31, 2014 - 12:01
@nancy30683: Sorry for any confusion ... I was just lightheartedly responding to your "Groundhog Day" reference.posted @ Friday, January 31, 2014 - 11:59
Is it "Groundhog Day" at the ABH? I'll give Mr. Sikora this, he doesn't give up easily. The old saying, "Thou doth protest too much", comes to mind.
Wait ... didn't you post this exact same thing yesterday?posted @ Friday, January 31, 2014 - 11:18
[quote][b]Dr Benway[/b] -
This is a particularly stupid column by the reliably stupid Mr. Towery.
And the ban hammer begins its back-swing ... .posted @ Friday, January 31, 2014 - 11:17
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more