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Athens man says dog left in hot car in Oconee was accident

I actually know this man although I haven't seen him in years. He's a funny guy and this just seems like a lapse in judgment IMO. He prob did leave the car running and the AC on. I am an animal lover and don't think this is a good idea but I don't think he would ever harm his dog. Just prob a few beers and a bad decision. Glad the dog was not seriously injured.

posted @ Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 19:40

Mason, No. 3 Auburn roll up more than 500 rushing yards to beat No. 5 Missouri for SEC title

At least AU got holding calls in this game. Part of their success (besides dumb luck) has been ref's not calling them for holding when they should have. I, for one, will be cheering for the Noles. And that Vandy loss? The boys in stripes had something to do with that one too. Shock

posted @ Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 16:45

High water bill paid by Empty Stocking Fund

They were also probably renters and the landlord would not repair it. Sadly, there are more than a few slum lords in town.

posted @ Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 16:40

Future uncertain for Athens no-kill animal shelter

If all the ignorant people have their dogs spayed/neutered such shelters would not be needed. It is sustainable...there are almost NO strays in New Hampshire or Connecticut. Once a year dogs are taken up there from GA for adoption because they don't have any. Of course, you probably don't see many Pit Bulls chained in their yards either.

posted @ Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 16:36

Community Connection celebrates 30th anniversary, defines mission

I would also like to hear what services they provide. I know they have quite a large budget but I've always thought they were a referral agency, providing no direct assistance. What they do with all the money they raise I have no idea. Not saying there's anything shady-just would like to know more about how they use the funds.

posted @ Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 22:51

Oconee Blotter

Why is it always Kohl's? I've been in there and there is nothing worth stealing (or buying).

posted @ Friday, April 12, 2013 - 08:53

Obama to press for policy changes after shooting

@Disbott3000: AMEN.

posted @ Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 17:13

Man uses baseball bat to thwart armed home invasion in Athens

Hmmm. It's strange that one of the visitors was from Homer and the suspects were also from Homer. I mean, I guess they weren't friends of his since he smacked on in the head with a bat but it's quite a coincidence eh?

posted @ Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 19:49

Mercy Health Center prepares to move into new location

@1hutch: Depending on what you need you may want to contact The Ark United Ministry Outreach on Barber St.. I know they will pay for extractions in emergency situations. And thank you sir for serving our country so honorably.

posted @ Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 23:28

Mercy Health Center prepares to move into new location

Mercy Health is a shining example of a very well run non-profit. They serve a real need in the community and reach a diverse population. It appears docs in the area are willling to volunteer their services. Come on dentist- do your part!!

posted @ Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 09:43

Heating assistance program open for applications

Most of the money from this program benefits the elderly. They were allowed to sign up first. I believe the median income from this group was $800 per month and the maximum one time payment is $300 to $350

Just putting it out there. I'm not sure how many of these old folks are lazy "deadbeats"

posted @ Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 16:20

Newton County man dies in Athens wreck taking sons to see Santa

Very sad indeed for all involved.

It seems to me that there has been an increase in fatalities on Athens roads this year.

My heart goes out to both families.

posted @ Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 16:10

South Carolina extends Spurrier's contract

@EbbTide2: It must suck to be you

posted @ Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 16:04

Dogs set for Capital One Bowl in Orlando

@beachbummed: Could not agree more. Terrible match ups no one wants to see. Don't buy tickets to the games and turn off your TV. Only way the BCS will get the message.

posted @ Monday, December 3, 2012 - 00:25

UGA student hospitalized after apparent bad LSD 'trip'

"you want a lawyer son?" No. I want my mother.

Hope his mom comes up to Athens to smack some sense into her boy before he gets hurt. Pot? Whatever. LSD? Nooooo

posted @ Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 15:54

Athens businesses to help patch broken Nuci's window

I'm just going to put this out there and not look at all the (-) it gets but it's just
something to think on

"In 10 years Nuci's has helped more than 750 musicians get counseling for physical or mental health issues. The operating budget has grown from $30,000 to nearly $500,000"
That is a big budget per year to only help 75 people per year.

They should be able to fix their own window.

It's not as "hip" or cool but if you want to help the community give your donations to agencies that actually serve a large portion of the population.

posted @ Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 00:06

Oconee Blotter

[quote][b]bobbidiboo[/b] - Those hoity-toity people from Oconee County are learning how to really have a good time. The OC is really becoming a party county.

Big smile

posted @ Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 11:23

North Oconee falls to Buford, comes up short of reaching 3rd round of playoffs again

As a Titan I have to agree about the whole fire truck thing during the NOHS/OC game. But come on people...I assume it is adults commenting on here- and you are going go call out a high school kid by name? Really? Really? Just STOP.

posted @ Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 11:16

North Oconee has its eyes set on getting deep into the playoffs, but first faces Ringgold

@Z J Ruffin:

Well, damn. I was trying to be positive. I mean, I'm a TITAN for gawds sake. And anyway, the article is about NOHS not OC so I don't know why the negative comments about OC are even pertinent to the article.

posted @ Friday, November 16, 2012 - 17:23

North Oconee has its eyes set on getting deep into the playoffs, but first faces Ringgold

It's high school football people, lighten up. Win or lose there are a lot of exceptional young men on that team, and I mean off the field. As a matter of fact that goes for the school across town as well.

posted @ Friday, November 16, 2012 - 11:26

Unique Eats: George's Lowcountry Table

I love George's! For those commenting on the prices you must normally take your meals at Micky D's. The prices are similar to those of Last Resort- which are reasonable They also have Bisset's original fried shrimp recipe. I think the meal is about $14.95. The crab bisque and gumbo are fabulous. I like the fact that when you come in the door the owner is there to greet you. That is something lacking in most local restaurants and it makes a HUGE difference in service and quality. Well, for what it's worth this is my opinion of the place. To each his own but I would encourage anyone to give it a try and form your own opinion. Beer

posted @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 10:18

What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?

Supersized scared the crap out of me. Seriously.

posted @ Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 10:30

Fresh Market opens its doors

I may live in the OC but am an Athens native and love to see her shine!

Way to go ACC for making it easier for these businesses to open in town.

Love my Trader Joe's but can't wait to visit Fresh Market.

posted @ Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 10:27

Ga. judge could be charged in DUI investigation

[quote][b]Save our Republic[/b] -

.217 >.083 I rest my case. That guy would not have even remembered driving. Drunk driving is a horrible crime but I still say you can have 2 beers and be over the legal limit but not "drunk" and dangerous.

posted @ Monday, October 1, 2012 - 20:27

Ga. judge could be charged in DUI investigation

I would rather share the road with someone who has had 2 beers in one hour (I weight about 160 so that would put me at about the legal limit) than somebody eating a big mac while driving. I personally think eating and talking on the phone should be against the law. Hell, at least the guy who has had a couple of beers is probably paying close attention to his driving.

I am willing to bet that most people involved in fatal accidents are seriously over the limit, so drunk they don't even remember getting behind the wheel not .08. Anyway, the police who stopped the judge must have performed a field sobroriety test which the judge must have passed to be allowed to continue on his way

posted @ Monday, October 1, 2012 - 08:58

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