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Obviously it's not ideal to have people living out in the elements but as a long time volunteer around town, I can tell you that "tent city" really is a stable neighborhood (of sorts) and they are pretty good about governing themselves. Is there drinking and drug use (mostly pot) going on? Sure. Some of the residents can also be seen downtown panhandling. Overall, it's a fairly passive group of folks over there just trying to survive.

posted @ Monday, February 2, 2015 - 13:39

Richt said: “Overall, I thought our defense played pretty darn good, played good enough to win.”

What kind of doublespeak is this?

CMR has become complacent and is no longer effective. He's a good man but as a coach he is never going to take us to the ship.

Coach Valium could not even muster any enthusiasm when Malcom Mitchell scored. Literally, NO smile, nothing. How is that possible? I want to see some fire on the sidelines

posted @ Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 14:40


Felt the same way the 1st time I went. Give it another try. Beer selection is great and the ribeye is huge and delish. Also, I can go on a Fri night and the place is packed....and I won't know a soul. The OC is expanding

posted @ Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 20:13


No bashing here you have a valid point. I too hope all the chains stay in the 316/Epps area. However, I am not fearful of it affecting any of our local eateries. I don't think you will attract the same clientele at an O'Charlies that is going to go to Chops and Hops. There is strong support for local restaurants in our area and that's how they have survived for years.

As for liquor I have never understood the argument. Alcohol is alcohol and I can get just as drunk from wine as vodka- IF that is my intention.

I don't really see many liquor drinkers when I go out to restaurants anymore. It's more about attracting restaurants than the liquor. My guess is law enforcement is not going to have any additional problems on account of it being served here.

posted @ Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 10:22

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

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

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

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

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

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 you

posted @ 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? Nooooo

posted @ 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.

Big smile

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

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. Beer

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

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