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Former UGA employee, undergrad charged with stealing hundreds of textbooks for re-sale

@Youmustbekidding:
I think your name fits you. ACPD and CCSO does not want nor need to be loaded up with the number of cases UGaPD generates each year. These are genuine, professional police officers, not some campus security with a flashlight and ring of keys. To even hint at anything less is an insult to a darn fine group of dedicated officers.

posted @ Monday, July 21, 2014 - 16:54

Trial for admitted cop killer Jamie Hood to be held in Athens

When it gets down to the actual trial tactics Hood will be like a lost child. It is already beginning with the denials of these couple of motions. He will be whining and saying how he is being railroaded.
Too late then Jamie, that train has already left the station and you got to ride it to the end of the line.

posted @ Monday, July 21, 2014 - 16:40

Former residents of Pauldoe gather for reunion, remember the good times they had as a community

Willie Green must have taken too many head shots in his career for Pauldoe to be his American Dream.

posted @ Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 21:37

Georgia city to dissolve its police department

[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] -      There is a difference between merging departments and closing down a department. Generally mergers do not save any money and can be more costly when equalising wages, benefit, equipment, training, uniforms, etc.  Eliminating a city agency will relieve the city of paying employee salaries  benefits and equipment but they will then contract with county or state to provide services. 
     Officials fail to understand that if it takes  10 guys and gals to do the job in the city and it takes 10 guys and gals to do the work in the county, it's still going to take 20 to do the job with a merger.  There  could be a small savings if administrators were eliminated but the a Span of Control issue is raised. 
      I could never understand the need for a contract because the county and state have concurrent jurisdiction and must provide service if notified of a need for service. The contract would be to assign officers specifically to the city  and of the city  wants this, why eliminate the department?  Officials  are trying to address the money crunch I guess but not very well. 
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There was no savings when Athens and Clarke County merged. County residents were promised the same water rates as the city residents - they got them, when the city residents got theirs raised.
The new government was not as good as either of the two former and the costs went up. Service suffered and the costs, not to mention the size of the government, has continued to rise ever since.
All that said, the PD in Washington got a raw deal when the council voted one night and it became effective the next day. They should have been given at least a week or so to find other jobs

posted @ Friday, July 18, 2014 - 17:12

Escapee quickly nabbed in Oconee County

Another Dumb AZZ!! Likely the worst would be an extended probation - same superior court judges in Oconee as Clarke

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 12:42

Athens police arrest three suspected gang members

"the three arrestees are also members of a large but little publicized DAS gang" Known to local law enforcement and residents as the Dumb As Sh** gang.

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 18:36

Athens attorney argues that immigration detainers are unconstitutional

“We are looking at it very carefully,” Berryman said.

I know I have a lot of confidence in this clown's competence

posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 08:19

UPDATE: Former UGA basketball player professes innocence to marijuana charge

Will there be a problem with the seizure since the MJ was in a closed bag and the kid told him he did not give permission to search? Could the officer have secured the bag and got a search warrant? Was there a mobility issue that allowed the search w/o a warrant?
Will he go to Auburn with all the other thugs?
So many questions. . . .

posted @ Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 07:35

Woman injured by cow after wreck in Oconee County

Bossie was a bit cranked about the collision apparently - and was doing something about it. Wink

posted @ Monday, July 14, 2014 - 16:13

Tracy Morgan suing Walmart over deadly crash

WalMart had to know he was overtime without a break. I think they log electronically, no more running two log books

posted @ Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 12:06

Everything but the kitchen sink stolen from rental Athens property

J&J might be a good place to start looking

posted @ Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 12:03

Game wardens trying to ID shooter of deer in Oconee County pasture

anyone remember the deer (big buck) that was killed in the deer pen at memorial park and hauled off? Done at night and as I recall, think it was shot with a bow.

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 21:09

Athens bicycle thief 'gravely' injured while making getaway

Don't issue a warrant until he is released. The county will end up with the hospital bill --- oh wait, that is going to happen anyway

posted @ Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 16:38

Three-county road works planning continues as federal funding remains in question

[quote][b]barryhollander[/b] - Anyone know exactly what they're going to do at the Whit Davis/Cedar Shoals intersection?
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Or make it a ridiculously expensive 'traffic circle' like the one coming to Tallassee and Whitehead

posted @ Monday, July 7, 2014 - 10:58

Man loses girlfriend’s car after loaning it to a friend

"loaned" to a friend for dope

posted @ Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 07:07

Free birth control becoming standard for women

[quote][b]Youmustbekidding[/b] -
Wow, that sounds like something straight from Nazi Germany.
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How so? Makes economic sense to me

posted @ Friday, July 4, 2014 - 15:07

Free birth control becoming standard for women

If I owned a large company that provided health coverage, I would think it would be cheaper for me to provide birth control than to pay for maternity leave and the associated costs of having a baby.

posted @ Friday, July 4, 2014 - 07:58

State says Savannah man pulled in record swordfish

Something is wrong with a system that a magnificent fish like that has to die just to make a notation in some book

posted @ Friday, July 4, 2014 - 07:53

Athens commissioners stall decision on energy program to seek more public input

They believe the 'sustainable energy' comes from the taxpayers in Clarke County. The 'takers' who produce nothing are slowly draining the taxpayers, who support them and the government will finish the job with ridiculous building projects, projects that are worthless and the ever increasing size of the county government

posted @ Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 16:29

Manager at Athens restaurant pulls gun after being threatened

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] -
What if you were just another customer in the restaurant, seated near these folks? Would have had a problem with bullets flying at you and your guests?
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Read the article again. That is not what happened and nothing indicates that is what was going to happen. If you want to wuss out and let a bunch of thugs run off your job and out of the building, then help yourself. Some of us still have a set and will not roll over and play dead in the face of threats from some wanna be thugs.
Now was it worth a silly soda cup and a couple of sodas? Of course not.

posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 - 14:36

Manager at Athens restaurant pulls gun after being threatened

I don't have a problem with that. Several people wanting to jump on me and a few being held back by others, I might do the same thing

posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 - 07:16

Warrant: Man did Web search on kids dying in cars

Wonder how all those demanding he be released feel about this.

posted @ Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 18:00

Athens man bites boyfriend, get teeth knocked out

@theold33: He does not need to be banned for his opinion, he needs to be banned for calling Joe a bigot. Read the terms of service.

posted @ Friday, June 27, 2014 - 19:06

Athens man bites boyfriend, get teeth knocked out

Joe is not a bigot and was doing a pretty good job of describing what took place. You seem to be the person here that reads something not there into the article. You owe him an apology and being banned from this forum

posted @ Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 18:20

Broun seeking donations to retire campaign debt

Don't spend money you don't have Paul
You sound like the federal government

posted @ Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 12:00

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