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Goodbye Old Friend

@jtsim: I've walked this sad path twice now. It's never easy, and it can feel like a crappy way to repay someone who's only given you a lifetime of love, but when the time comes it's the right thing to do. Listen to your wife and granddaughter. And I'm sorry for your loss. Life can certainly suck sometimes...

posted @ Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 15:03

Athens restaurant robbed, manager pistol whipped and forced into freezer

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - The single, good decision one thug made was not to shoot the occupants of the car.[/quote]

Probably because he couldn't afford to buy more bullets.

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 18:40

Kitten lives after plummeting from Georgia bridge

@mpd0.59: Awww, that kid had it easy.

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 18:31

Kitten lives after plummeting from Georgia bridge

When I was nine, my father forced me to dive off the high dive at the community pool, even though I was terrified and begged him not to make me do it. Why didn't the AP pick up that story?

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 17:08

Bogart man charged with possessing child porn, growing marijuana

@Chief Weems: Got it. Thanks! Smile

posted @ Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 08:22

Bogart man charged with possessing child porn, growing marijuana

[quote][b]Chief Weems[/b] -
The search warrant was for the child porn investigation. The marijuana plants were discovered after entering the residence to seize computers, etc.
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If the warrant is for the porn, can you seize the marijuana during the search? Or does that require another warrant? I'd heard you can only seize what is detailed in the warrant, but don't know if that's true.

posted @ Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 07:44

Athens woman attacks boyfriend with hammer, knife

Looks like they've got something else to argue about now.

posted @ Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 07:31

Athens man tries to stab eye of child’s mother

@crissy9323:

posted @ Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 07:26

Athens man tries to stab eye of child’s mother

@nowheregirl: He's definitely breaking the "half your age + 7" rule, which dictates he shouldn't be with anyone younger than 29. But I'm fairly certain that the infant will be the cement that holds this relationship together... Stare

posted @ Monday, July 7, 2014 - 18:50

Athens man tries to stab eye of child’s mother

She should keep an eye out for him when he's released from jail.

posted @ Monday, July 7, 2014 - 16:46

Athens cyclist running red light complains about citation

Negs? Seriously? Crying

posted @ Friday, July 4, 2014 - 09:59

Athens cyclist running red light complains about citation

@ugadawg1965: Have you ever been languishing behind a pokey car on a winding two-lane road, just waiting for your chance to pass? And then after several minutes, when you finally get to a straight stretch with a passing lane, the dude turns off the road before you can pass him? Doesn't that leave you feeling pretty unsatisfied? It does for me! Stare

posted @ Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 23:31

Prowler punches Athens cop

I bet the owners were elated to get back their ponytail holders and bobby pins! Filing insurance claims can be a real hassle, believe me.

posted @ Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 23:24

Tips to stay safe this holiday weekend

Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon. Wink

posted @ Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 22:46

Brother of Athens stabbing suspect beaten and robbed in retaliation

@grove600: Good one, sir!

posted @ Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 15:22

Police: Drugged man in pickup leaves path of destruction from Nicholson to Athens

You don't see this crazy stuff every day.

posted @ Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 18:37

Road rage leads to arrest of Watkinsville man

Why would you ever pull over for a roadrager, especially if you just had a pacemaker implanted? Were you expecting to exchange casserole recipes?

posted @ Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 07:23

Warrant: Man did Web search on kids dying in cars

Now they're reporting the wife did the same web search as well? These are really bad people.

http://onlineathens.com/breaking-news/2014-06-29/police-probe-familys-el...

posted @ Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 18:37

Warrant: Man did Web search on kids dying in cars

What a sicko.

posted @ Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 23:24

Underage Athens man allegedly starts fight over beer

Everything you need to know about guns can be learned from the awesome movie Phantasm: "You don't aim a gun at a man unless you intend to shoot him. And, you don't shoot a man unless you intend to kill him. No warning shots...You shoot to kill, or you don't shoot at all."

posted @ Friday, June 20, 2014 - 23:25

Athens woman claims harassment by ex-boyfriend’s teen girlfriend

Meh. I already read this story on CNN.

posted @ Friday, June 20, 2014 - 23:20

Athens BBQ sign vandalized

@jtsim: Good one, sir!

posted @ Friday, June 20, 2014 - 07:23

Oconee deputy cites man for leaving dog inside hot, locked car

@Chief Weems: The "cut some slack" comment wasn't directed at you... Smile

posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 22:12

Oconee deputy cites man for leaving dog inside hot, locked car

[quote][b]Chief Weems[/b] -
We can't prove that he was drunk when he drove to Walmart. We were in contact with the car for around 30 minutes prior to him coming out of the store. It appears that he was in the store for an hour or so, and we can't account for what all he did during that time.
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And likewise Animal Control can't account for what transpired before their arrival. Cut some slack, unless you have all the facts. I've known Catlyn for years, and she's never struck me as anything less than professional.

posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 21:43

Athens mom, 10-year-old son caught shoplifting at Walmart

Wow. What a POS mom.

posted @ Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 17:32

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