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Athens school buses fitted with cameras to catch motorists ignoring stop arms

I haven't seen the cameras at Barnett Shoals and Gaines School, and they are not at Gaines School and Lexington anymore. I think they were supposed to be moved from that location to Gaines and B shoals. I think that project must have been put on hold b/c they are not there. And there has to be signs posted indicating they are there, and I don't think there are any signs.

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:18

Woman caught shoplifting in Athens tries to swallow pills

She looks like an interesting gal. Botox?

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 13:37

Children not wearing seat belts in Athens wreck

People in Athens feed the deer, much like the stray cats. That is why there are so many near residential neighborhoods. It has nothing to do with over-population. One of my neighbors has a deer feeder in his yard.

NOTE to Athenians: wild animals do not need to be fed; they can fend for themselves.

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 08:38

Collision snarls traffic at busy east Athens intersection

If there only was a red-light camera there

posted @ Friday, December 20, 2013 - 12:05

PetZone owner gives up license, ends fundraiser for Athens shelter

That place was nasty. I donated money there when they were unable to pay the power bill. After that, I decided to go in there and use their services (rabies shot, distemper/parvo, kennel cough shot, etc.) to help their business. Upon visiting the "trailer", I realized how nasty this place really was and I vowed to never return. I feel bad for the dogs that were housed there and I hope they found good homes.

posted @ Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 09:11

Pit bull bursts into Colbert home, attacks small dog

@E.J.:

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The owner is known, according to the story. Who is the veterinarian so people can make donations?
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I'd like to know how to donate as well. It IS the season of giving.

posted @ Monday, December 16, 2013 - 18:29

Athens Orthopedic aims higher than gym, rehab clinic with sports performance center

So is this an Omni or Bodyplex type gym that anyone can sign up for? It's not explained very well in the article.

posted @ Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 20:26

Georgia memorial service held for body donors

yes I'd like to know how to donate to UGA too...@pepette:

posted @ Monday, November 18, 2013 - 10:38

After armed robbery, UGA police issues student safety advisory

students are sometimes victimized because they lack “life experiences”..."Accepting rides from unknown individuals is highly discouraged”...so, the students lack life experiences; I'm pretty sure I learned at a VERY young age not to accept rides from strangers. No life experience needed there.

I've learned from life experience to know there is a lot more to this story than is being told.

posted @ Monday, September 23, 2013 - 13:42

Park and Ride limps along, but Athens transit chief still hopeful

I like the solar-powered street lamps. Can't imagine how much those cost. Also can't imagine the upkeep. How many government employees does it take to change a solar-powered light bulb? I'm afraid we'd need another earmark.

posted @ Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 01:44

El Paisano cited for 3rd alcohol violation

@amj614: They aren't Mexicans at all. The restaurant serves as a front. Just drive by one Saturday night. You'll see.

posted @ Monday, September 16, 2013 - 10:23

El Paisano cited for 3rd alcohol violation

Don't let the Mexican name fool you. These aren't your ordinary Mexicans.

posted @ Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 21:19

New owner of Georgia Square Mall promises customer-driven changes

That place is a dump. It needs to be updated and remodeled and I doubt the new owner is going to shell out the big bucks for that. The big name stores will leave for greener pastures. Might as well bulldoze it now. We need more government housing, or maybe even a student apartment complex.

posted @ Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 12:16

State lifts suspension on radar use by Danielsville Police Department

If you take any defensive driving course you will learn that speed is the number 1 cause of driver error. I believe the material in DD states that speed is the number 1 factor in collisions but I'd have to check that info.

I didn't realize Ofc. Baird left the Athens PD. He is a great guy and he will be a good Chief.

posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 10:11

Feds charge ex-Athens 911 dispatcher in counterfeit money scheme

Was that other dude in the picture involved too? Oh wait, nevermind

posted @ Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 14:10

Feds charge ex-Athens 911 dispatcher in counterfeit money scheme

@amj614: a few real 20's

posted @ Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 14:08

Feds charge ex-Athens 911 dispatcher in counterfeit money scheme

I bet she wasn't the only one at the PD involved in the scheme. Even if others weren't directly involved, I bet they knew something was fishy.

posted @ Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 13:45

Tired of fighting with offenders, Athens cops want Tasers

Does anyone really think that a PD that has Prius' is really going to get Tasers? I don't think so.

posted @ Monday, August 12, 2013 - 13:47

Athens-Clarke cop bribery case headed to grand jury

I wonder if he's related to Ben Burton...you know, the "park" on Mitchell Bridge Rd

posted @ Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 10:30

Lithonia homeowner opens fire on attempted burglars

This story is awesome. Way to go home-owner. He needs a prize.

posted @ Monday, August 5, 2013 - 21:31

Athens man runs light with nearly 10 ounces of pot in car

There are no gangs in Athens. Maybe he is just a Tennessee fan.

posted @ Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 14:54

Athens police chase drug trafficker into woods

Got it now, thanks. Skimmed over it the first time and only noticed the charge, but not the description.

posted @ Monday, July 29, 2013 - 22:16

Athens police chase drug trafficker into woods

I'm curious to know how the plate was "improperly displayed"

posted @ Monday, July 29, 2013 - 16:22

Agreement on a traffic light at Broad St. and King Ave., dispute over who pays for it

Maybe if the county officials didn't give themselves such a great raise this year (see past ABH story from a month or so ago), there would be money to pay for this traffic light. Bye bye Athens Orthopedic. I'll see you over the border in Oconee. Oh and Steak and Shake, what were you thinking? Oconee is calling you as well.

posted @ Monday, July 22, 2013 - 22:31

Meth lab supplies found at business

They do the spay/neuter procedures in that trailer. Seen it with my own eyes. Sketch as heck. Remember, you get what you pay for. Use the humane society, much better facility.

posted @ Monday, July 22, 2013 - 16:57

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