Glad no innocent people were hurtposted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 18:54
Great, so she can raise property taxes again. I can't wait. All the while the government spending remains out of control...or should I say government wasteposted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 13:46
The ACC government is out of control. When are the citizens going to wake up and smell the Jittery Joes? probably never...and that's why all the businesses go elsewhere. An ED person needs a salary of over $100,000? really? That's more than a professor and requires less education...ridiculous
A football town with a spending problem. The most cars I've ever seen parked at the park and ride was for the Jason Aldean concert. Did the county charge those people to at least make some money off of the event? NO, I doubt it.posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 17:15
Yep, it's true...people can't driveposted @ Monday, April 1, 2013 - 11:09
How about give up some of those laptops and Ipads that the schools got? That could easily save a couple of million. Whatever happened to the good ol pencil and paper and chalk and chalkboard?posted @ Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 14:29
I would be willing to bet that this cab driver lady is in cahoots with Mr. Jones. Why would she just leave the boy at the ATM unless she had something up her sleeve along with Mr. Jones. It seems that whoever this boy was did intend on paying for his cab ride, but he had to find a working ATM first. I'm sure the cabbie was going to include this in the fare, but since she is in cahoots with Mr. Jones, she took off with the cell phone instead, and apparently some other person's cell phone too.
Cabs in Athens are not legit and there needs to be more done about this. Joe needs to do a story on the crime/cab connection.posted @ Monday, March 25, 2013 - 16:51
@random518: cyclists are not allowed to ride on the sidewalk. The safest place is the road, with the proper equipment of courseposted @ Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 23:05
Americans are fat because of their sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy diet. It's as simple as that. The food companies always win out in the end, because they have the money and political pull to get their way. America will eat itself to death if something is not done, and I hate to say this, but we might have to rely on the government to help with fixing this problem.posted @ Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 00:09
My dogs get mad if I play fight. They don't understand the difference, but by no means are the vicious "pit bulls." The blame should clearly be placed on the owner here in this situation.posted @ Monday, March 18, 2013 - 19:04
Drugs are bad Mr. Mackee, mmmmmkayyyyposted @ Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 15:04
"I never forget nothing"...wow, some leaderposted @ Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 15:00
This is a sad story and well-wishes to the boy and his recovery...but this brings to light the animal control issues in this country. Some people do not need to own dogs. It's as simple as that.
Also, animal control in ACC is terribly under funded and under staffed. The county could make a killing off of animal control violations (leash law, poop-and-not-scoop, etc.), but I do not think that it is taken advantage of. I think it is a $50 or $60 fine for a leash law or other animal control violation. These fines could be increased because if public urination/defecation for a human is roughly $200, then what's the difference in letting your dog poop on the sidewalk or in my lawn? Should cost the same. I know this is not too relevant to the boy being attacked but it is relevant in the sense that there are MANY irresponsible dog owners around and someone needs to reign them in, or at least take advantage of the situation.
Animal control could generate a lot of revenue simply by visiting any of the local dog parks. Those parks have rules and you can visit any one of them on any given day and there are countless people in violation of those rules.posted @ Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 13:12
@Athens_Rottweiler: no it's not, especially if one is rear ended. It can be illegal if you cause the wreckposted @ Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 11:40
@gaylegayle: the parents were involved because the search warrant was done at their house in oconee, billy heaton's house. This was covered in a separate article. Daddy knew something and could have done the right thing but instead chose to cover for his son. Nothing will happen to daddy or mommy no mater what they covered up b/c remember, Ken is elected in oconee tooposted @ Friday, March 8, 2013 - 10:48
Better comment now before the commenting is disabled. Those Heatons know people.posted @ Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 23:19
I do not get the outrage over KK throwing out the doughnuts instead of giving them away. Food is wasted at every establishment, every day. It's gotta be the liberal mentality. I'm glad KK took action against these people. It's their store and they can do what they want. And like the one post said, the food wasn't edible anyway so who gives a crap? Then when one of these "divers" gets some sort of disease they can sue the business. Ridiculous.posted @ Monday, March 4, 2013 - 17:47
"art"...another tale of government wasteposted @ Monday, March 4, 2013 - 10:47
There's no mention of the "share the road" tags in this article, but I would imagine that the same thing happened to those funds. However, someone is paying for all these bicycle lanes that have popped up all over the place. Kind of contradictory isn't it? "Share the road" vs. bicycle lane...if the idea is to "share", then why all the extra money to paint/stripe/widen existing roads to make a special lane? Another tale of government waste. I'll surely be discontinuing my specialty tag this next go round.posted @ Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 14:11
[quote][b]been grim[/b] - @katz: what story are you referencing?
If you don't know what story he/she's referencing, just be quiet.
This checkpoint sounds like a political nightmare. If you check the sheriff's website, it's pretty obvious the clientele this checkpoint netted.posted @ Friday, March 1, 2013 - 22:43
@Follow the Money: ABH needs to remove your post immediately. What a disgrace you are to any online community. I hope you are banned permanently.posted @ Monday, February 25, 2013 - 13:40
Surely there will be an arrest today. This guy doesn't need another Friday or Saturday night to get wasted and hurt someone else.
Prayers for Emily and her family.posted @ Friday, February 22, 2013 - 11:28
@OconeeMom: anyone that is familiar with the suspect's family knows that you can always find any one of them at any of the local watering holes. Like mama like son.posted @ Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 09:37
Well he did have the right apartment complex in mind at least, but those hoodlums over there would have taken more than $22posted @ Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 18:46
I hope the police are even closer to making an arrest by now. Any updates on the girl's condition? Thoughts and prayers to her and her family.posted @ Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 18:43
@Joe Johnson: Joe, love your reporting...I surely hope it isn't true though that this dad is a principal. That is just unthinkable. I can't believe someone in that position could do such a thing. I hope you continue to keep us updated. I want to hear the story from you first instead of the Atlanta folks.posted @ Monday, February 18, 2013 - 22:57
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