@TeeWee: Thanks for pointing that out. I was thinking Slow Poke when writing but Move Over came out. I guess it's because both laws require moving over. Or maybe I should have had that second cup of coffee this morning.posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:53
@TeeWee: that's a lot of work!posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 12:31
@jtsim: agreed with you right,up to the point of drunk kidsposted @ Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 21:58
[quote][b]Hawaii Five O[/b] - And who are they?
Here's the story I filed. Don't know why names were omitted in the editing process.
Two University of Georgia employees have been charged in connection with the theft of university-owned furniture.
Kenneth Hilton Horton, 49, of Colbert, was charged with misdemeanor theft by taking for stealing a filing cabinet and credenza from UGA’s steam plant on Cedar Street, where he worked, UGA police said.
His supervisor, Robert J. Bartunek, was charged as being a party to the crime for allowing Horton to take the items, according to police.
UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said the items were surplus, and that police recovered the credenza, but the filing cabinet was sold to a scrap yard.
An investigation began last Friday when someone phoned in an anonymous tip that Horton stole the items, Williamson said.
“In the course of conducting interviews, investigators found out that the supervisor at the steam plant told the employee he could take those items,” Williamson said. “A witness even saw the supervisor unlock a door to give the employee access.”
Warrants for both employees were obtained by police on Wednesday.
Horton surrendered to authorities later that same day, but Bartunek had not yet been arrested as of Thursday afternoon.
Horton was released from the Clarke County Jail after posting a $1,500 bond.
@Greg Benson: I didn't want to be redundant, so I went with "trail of slippery entrails" this timeposted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 20:23
@thelastresort: You don't. You get sent back to prison.posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 15:38
@Used2baFreeCountry: She wasn't injured, just very shaken up (from what I recall in the police report at the time it happened)posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 14:03
@marshalld: The TV cameras will follow this case no matter where the trial is held. Also, I don't see grounds for appeal since the defendant agreed to have the trial in Athens.posted @ Monday, July 21, 2014 - 11:19
Parameds most certainly Rock!posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 17:13
@nowheregirl: A new law took effect July 1 concerning booking photos. The only real change was that publications could not profit from charging people to have their mug shots removed from their websites, which was what some had been doing. The ABH had to submit to each agency we regularly deal with a signed and notarized letter stating that we would not charge to remove mug shots, which we nave did anyway, and that they would be used in the course of normal news gathering.
For some reason, The CCSO took this law change a step further by no longer displaying mug shots on the jail's website. I am not sure what the rationale was.
@The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald: I thought soposted @ Friday, July 4, 2014 - 18:37
I bet the dog ate his homework tooposted @ Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 16:22
@OconeeJoe: and you read about it here in your local daily paper, nowhere else.posted @ Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 19:12
@autiger2818: Because there were three people involved, and I do not name victims (of which there were two), that was the only way to refer to him in order for readers to keep track of the involved individuals.
As for the contention it was just a battery and not worthy of a news story, well I'll do a write-up any time a fight involves biting and knocked out teeth.
@nowheregirl: Commerce Boulevard (off Atlanta Highway)posted @ Monday, June 23, 2014 - 14:24
@Humbucker bob: false imprisonment fits in this case and it is a felony.
Unfortunately, it would take using that knife to actually stab her to bring an aggravated assault charge
@Humbucker bob: You are absolutely correct that was a real crime experience and not a feeling, but to say she was in fact imprisoned in the headline would not have been technically correct. Furthermore, there was no kidnapping because the suspect did not physically move the woman from one location to another. Also, there was nothing in the report that I saw that would have supported an aggravated assault chargeposted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 13:49
@Humbucker bob: She was not literally locked up, but the fact she was being followed everywhere with a man holding a knife made her feel as though she was not free to leave.posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 11:30
13 is not the Braves' lucky numberposted @ Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 11:24
@thelastresort: to give a clean sample for a friend I would imagineposted @ Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 12:34
@TeeWee: Well if it's a company vehicle, the heck with the alignment then!posted @ Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 17:31
@TeeWee: If you drive over bumps at an angle you will knock your steering out of alignment.posted @ Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 16:39
@concerned citizen in athens: I once was, and it's no great fun. You just experience a lot of other people's pain and sufferingposted @ Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 17:26
@Oistrakh: As I asked a newsroom coworker who brought that up, what would a genuine mobster be doing living in Jefferson, Georgia, and cashing fake checks?posted @ Friday, May 23, 2014 - 15:25
@snarkydude: your username is so aproposposted @ Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:22
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