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
@Disbott3000: AMEN.posted @ Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 17:13
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
@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 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
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
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
@EbbTide2: It must suck to be youposted @ Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 16:04
@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
"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? Noooooposted @ Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 15:54
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
[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.
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
@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
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
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.posted @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 10:18
Supersized scared the crap out of me. Seriously.posted @ Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 10:30
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
[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
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 wayposted @ Monday, October 1, 2012 - 08:58
I hate to be a buzz kill but am I reading the story correctly- that the owner gave the dog to someone to be his watchdog?? Apparently, left fenced in at his place of business? Poor Bones, no wonder he kept trying to escape. Dogs are pack animals who want to be with their people not left in a fence day and night guarding your property. Glad the dog is back with his original owner.posted @ Monday, September 17, 2012 - 10:03
The movie is based on a (very good) book for anyone interested www.nationalbook.org/nba2008_ypl_tharp.html
I cannot speak for anyone else but that was my understanding. They were only interested in ONE room of my house for filming and ended up not choosing it for whatever reason. If they take over your whole house for a week perhaps you are compensated.
Not qute sure why the negative ratings? Perhaps some are anti Athens/business/movie/book/Oconee/everything?
-I was just commenting on my own experience and understanding.
As for economic benefit...These people stayed in local hotels and ate in local restaurants, hired locals (my son was a paid extra for filming at CCHS), rented cars, etc...
Looks like some people can find anything to complain about.......posted @ Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 15:01
Film Athens visited my house as a possible filming site. I don't believe any compensation was offered other than putting your family up in a hotel room and the experience of having your house in a movie.posted @ Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 09:06
[quote][b]bdawgfan[/b] - But I thought all the bank failures were caused by irresponsible poor people taking out housing loans they couldn't afford. FoxNews never mentioned that greedy bankers could have a role in the economic collapse caused by the failed policies of the Bush administration.
I doubt the bank failed due to the loss of $800,000. Most community banks (in GA at least) have failed due to heavy investment in residential development in their local communities-not subprime mortgages, poor people,Obama, Bush, or greedy bankers.posted @ Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 09:10
..... back to comments regarding Chiplote.....
Can't say I won't ever eat there but for my money Barberitos is better, cheaper, and locally owned. As for me, I gotta support the home team.
But, I agree Chipolte is better than Willy's or Moe's.
Just my humble opinion. I like to give the majority of my business to local business owners.posted @ Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 20:02
Want your business here? Contact Leslie Turner for more information.
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