So tragic, whatever the circumstances. I challenge everyone to be kind with their posts. This is a family's son, and if you are a parent, it's beyond your worst nightmare. Prayers for the family.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 00:21
This "mother" kicked her own son out her house. Ask any mother, your own child would have to be a really impossible to handle kid that was constantly in trouble before you would kick that child out of your home. Let's just say she's ignoring the past and taking full advantage of her 15 minutes of fame.posted @ Monday, July 29, 2013 - 14:09
They all knew. Case closed. And while McOuery is now trying to do the right thing, it boggles my mind how a grown man can witness another grown man over twice his age raping an little boy and not snatch that old pervert's a$$ off that child, bash his head against that same tile wall he was raping that child against, and call the police. Mcquery needs to hand over his man card.posted @ Monday, July 29, 2013 - 13:55
If you can't maintain better than a 2.0 in tech school, waste your own money not the already dwindling resources of the HOPE scholarship that college students have to earn with a 3.0 or higher. All of the HOPE reform that was done a few years ago (cutting tuition, fees, and book reimbursements) in the name of saving the program, and the state is giving HOPE $ to students who can barely pass tech school. Nice...posted @ Monday, July 1, 2013 - 08:52
I find this whole situation very ironic. Paula Deen was on the stand, in court, under oath. She was asked if she had ever used the "n" word. Well, any white person that grew up in that was15 or older in the 60's has used that word, and if they say they haven't, they are lying. Black people called white people "devils"back then, and that slur carried the same inference. That was the way things were back then. I suppose she could have gone the "Mark Furman route" and lied under oath stating she never said that word, but she chose to be honest. She chose to not break the law. Does the fact that she used the "n" word in the 60's make her a racist now? I was born in the 60's so I can't attest to my statements then, but we all should hope that things most of us said in high school and college don't come back to define who we are now! Let the one without sin cast the first stone.posted @ Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 09:24
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - I'm no expert by any means, but, while wearing a helmet is always a good idea, I don't think it would help that much if the ATV turned over, likely breaking the rider's neck. You'd have to have a roll cage and a strap in harness.
So true! The weight of these vehicles and being thrown from them at them at the high speeds at which they travel are like being in a car accident. Too many kids have lost their lives or sustained life altering head and spinal injuries on these high-powered, heavy vehicles. The drivers/passengers must be old and mature enough, well trained and respectful of the vehicles' power (just like a car or truck) and supervised by adults if underage.posted @ Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 09:01
This request just shows his TOTAL lack of remorse for ruining the Bowman family's lives. Grant his request; take the anklet off...then put him in jail until his trial!posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 06:31
@fmrclarketchr: Unfortunately, our kids will remember being inundated at school, work etc. by miserable, negative people like kemosabe, who have nothing better to do on a Saturday night at midnight than post a comment on an article on which he totally missed the point. Best wishes to Mr Huckaby for a full recovery.posted @ Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 09:08
Man, it amazes me how pompous and judgmental you people are, with your 1000's of posts at all hours of the day. Who's paying your rent? Have you walked a mile in an abused woman's shoes who has called the police
over and over to get beaten again? Get a job or go volunteer at a battered women's shelter and then come back with your smart a$$ callous comments. In one way or another, most of you are living off the government too!
Just. Plain. Stupid.posted @ Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 12:20
Unless this attorney and his client are publishing a full confession in Sunday's Banner Herald, I'm not interested.posted @ Friday, March 1, 2013 - 20:34
Wonderful news! Hopes and prayers for continued improvement. Also, hopes and prayers for the ACCPD. I'm sure they want this guy off the streets just as much as the rest of us.posted @ Friday, March 1, 2013 - 16:26
Our community has embraced this family and we all hope and pray for Emily's full recovery. I also have hope that this person that ran over this beautiful girl with his truck like a stray animal will be take into custody so he can't do the same to one of my daughters this weekend. I don't want to be negative; I want to keep all of our focus, energy, and prayers on Emily, but this young man is a threat to society and it's time to bring him in to face what he has done.posted @ Friday, February 22, 2013 - 23:40
I can't believe that I am logging on at this hour six days after this girl was run over by a truck and no one has been arrested and there is NO MENTION OF IT ON THE ABH WEBSITE! I guess this is old news. Meanwhile, Emily fights for her life, and I'm afraid to let my daughters out this weekend, because there have been no arrests and the public has been left uninformed. Prayers for Emily and her family. Prayers for the safety of our community.posted @ Friday, February 22, 2013 - 23:12
We all need to be done with this. I'm guilty of negative comments here too; but as I posted in the lasted update/article on Emily, this is this family's only child. She is fighting for her life and these parents' entire life and future hangs in the balance. This is Athens and we need to cut this crap out, pull it together, and act like the people this town is made of and turn our thoughts, energy, and prayers towards this family. I'll start with me.posted @ Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 20:55
God Bless this family. I can't imagine what they are going through; their only child is fighting for her life. Their whole life and future is hanging in the balance. I've been guilty of negative comments, but we've all got to pull it together and focus our energy, thoughts and prayers on this young lady and her family.posted @ Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 20:45
Why can't this suspect be identified as "a person of interest"? Serious question here. Might help some potential witnesses come forward.posted @ Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 22:37
BTW; you've nailed it Oconee mom. All of the points you've made, I have thought were the case all along. This is indeed sickening and unbelievable. I can't ever remember the police refusing to let a suspect turn themselves in. There's a storm coming for Mr. "I'm not cooperating" and the "We're not cooperating" family. I just hope the focus stays on Emily and the fact she was almost killed and is still not out of danger.posted @ Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 22:18
What happened to this story on the ABH website? It's suddenly gone.posted @ Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 21:36
[quote][b]2dollar[/b] - This story deeply saddens me.
Two lives are ruined, at minimum, not because Emily was at the wrong place at the wrong time (no disrespect, Joe), but rather, because somebody decided to drive home seemingly well past buzzed; you don't hop a curb, strike someone violently, then decide to abandon your car along with empty beer cans and open liquor bottles otherwise.
Although it wouldn't have changed the horrible injury, I can't get past the fact that the driver just sped off, and his parents refused to talk to police. They sound like real nice folks.
Well said 2dollar. No accountability in the past for his actions. Sounds like Mr Bowman is going to put a stop to that even if this punk's parents never would.posted @ Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 16:05
1. Michael Adams never uses Legion Pool so it is of no use to him. 2. It's prime real estate across from Sanford Stadium and he has another use of value to to him in mind.
3. Legion Pool will be gone within one to two years because Michael Adams has no emotional attachment to this University and it's landmarks whatsoever.
To all of the people who use the Bible as their platform of hate and/or intolerance of homosexual people: have you ever read the book of Leviticus? It's "The Law" if you still believe in the Old Testament. Also, didn't Jesus come to absolve us of our sins AND all of the craziness that came before him? The book of Leviticus states "laws", if you will, such as women cannot enter holy places such as churches and temples when they are on their menstrual periods or weeks after childbirth because they are "unclean". Do you practice this tenant of your faith? It's in the Bible. What about all of the dietary restrictions in the book of Leviticus? Do you keep Kosher? If not, how can you justify brushing certain parts of the Bible under the rug because they don't fit your personal agenda and hate thousands of people when Jesus said to love your neighbor. If you are basing your argument on the Bible, it's all in or leave God and Jesus out of it.posted @ Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 08:18
Congrats to Tom Odom and Scott Berry. It's good to see that the people of Oconee county vote on the person that's most qualified, not the person with the largest number of big, pretty signs.posted @ Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 11:24
@girlgonzo: Smartest post on this article all day. Sympathies to the families.posted @ Monday, June 11, 2012 - 14:23
[quote][b]dentje67[/b] - REALLY WEBBTY80! Embarrassed and Ashamed. I am a family member and I feel grief and sorrow.
My sympathies for your loss. Don't even read Webbty80's posts. They are proof that he is miserable and eaten up with hatred.
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
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