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Athens' Johnson honored with Big Voice for Children award

Athens wouldn't be the same without you. Thanks for all of your hard work and congratulations for the recognition!

posted @ Friday, November 9, 2012 - 19:02

Normaltown residents trying to save threatened tree

Even if there are no plans to actually cut it down, I hope the builder takes adequate precautions not to kill it by accident. A tree like this needs a very large buffer from all construction activity to protect the root system.

posted @ Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 09:18

Fornash, director of area animal shelter, steps down

It is a tragedy that shelters are forced to euthanize so many animals. Nevertheless, this is far preferable to the suffering of dogs and cats who do in fact starve to death and are in fact killed, trying to survive on their own. Animal shelters provide an important service by providing humane care and – for those who are not adopted – death with dignity.

posted @ Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 07:11

Health scores

Actually, anything below 90 is a "B" rating, and indicates some significant deficiencies in safe food handling. Preferably, the score should be 92 or above. I always check the health scores at PublicHealthAthens.com to decide where to eat. Also, the scores should be posted and clearly visible when you walk in.

posted @ Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 09:59

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    Summary:  Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more

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