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Farmer ships Vidalia onions ahead of start date

That's VIDALIA for the onions.

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 17:35

Despite controversial past, East Jackson hires Boyd as boys basketball coach

What a background -- "coming with some baggage" indeed! Can we say "win at any cost"?

posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 23:35

Augusta teacher arrested for abandoning 3-year-old while shoplfting in Athens

So thankful that I don't have kids in public school any more (three guesses why) but so concerned about my grands and the other kids who are.

posted @ Monday, March 24, 2014 - 16:10

Madison County couple charged with stealing from youth organization

If they controlled the spending, check for kickbacks too, from vendors, etc.

posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 00:04

Confederate flag on some Georgia car tags sparks anger

Every time I see something like this I am reminded of a comment by Rodney King -- "Can't we all just get along?" Do we always have to be promoting, or looking for, something that divides us?

posted @ Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:39

Icy roads lead to late deliveries of Banner-Herald

We think we have the most reliable carrier in the world, Ms. Frances Moon. We knew if there was any way to get the ABH to us, she would do it. She proved that the last time we had a snow & ice storm like this. And sure enough.... this afternoon as traffic was able to start moving a little, there was our paper in the driveway. Year after year, she's always here. Thank you, Ms. Moon!

posted @ Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 23:02

QB Murray to sign autographs at Georgia Square Mall — for $35 a pop

Isn't it FUNNY that the original article (now revised, as you can see) did not mention any charity getting part of the proceeds. Was there a change of plans for the money after the negative comments started coming in? (No mention of what percent ESP would get, by the way.)

posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 12:48

QB Murray to sign autographs at Georgia Square Mall — for $35 a pop

@amj614: On the other hand, no one forces them to play football and take a chance on being injured.

How many badly injured military people are out selling their autograph for $35? The only description I can think of for this situation is: "cheap and tacky".

posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 18:55

Wrecked building a total loss at Arnoldsville crash scene

SURELY the Millers will pay J.C.'s traffic fines at least. Without his action, I'm sure that truck driver would have been long gone!

posted @ Monday, October 28, 2013 - 21:17

Jamie Hood booted from court hearing, judge close to setting trial date

@Joe Johnson: He is being held in Oconee County??? Since when???

posted @ Friday, September 6, 2013 - 18:08

Obama seeking congressional OK for Syria action

Well gee, I'm glad this isn't so urgent that Congress doesn't have to finish their vacations till September 9, and the president can make his trip, and if they all have time when they get back to Washington, maybe they can take a little time for our country'[s business. Or not. Whoever devised the president's position today is a genius. It's a win-win for him. He can look good to the hawks by saying, "But I wanted to attack them." He can look good to the doves by saying, "But that dang congress wouldn't go along with it." I have never seen a slicker politician.

posted @ Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 18:52

Elkins convicted of baby's murder

@grove600:

[quote][b]grove600[/b] - The seriousness of shooting a baby to death is a weight on the jury, and the potential severity of the crime is a weight on the accused.
Now we wait on the jury to weigh the fate of the Elkins. [/quote]

And that's just the way it is.

posted @ Friday, August 30, 2013 - 19:44

Athens cop helps distressed veteran find her way home

How long do you think it will be before someone is whining, "But he sent her out on the road without a driver's license." There are some who find great joy in being a nitpicker about everything. Helping this lady get home was the best thing he could have done for her, driver's license or not!

posted @ Friday, August 23, 2013 - 14:36

Athens cop helps distressed veteran find her way home

Thank you, Officer Young, for doing the right thing. Hope this lady's wallet will be found by an honest person and returned to her.

posted @ Friday, August 23, 2013 - 14:30

Teen killed in Oconee County wreck

In one-vehicle accidents at night, I ALWAYS wonder if it involved a deer. I know for a fact that deer are there in that area. I hit one on Hodges Mill Road one night. Now there is a "deer crossing" sign in the area.

Such a sad story, but wonderful to know that he knew Jesus!

posted @ Monday, August 12, 2013 - 17:35

Athens man arrested for choking, trying to stab woman

@Minion: Not to mention the empty park and ride lot at Lexington Road and the perimeter. I would like to know whose bright idea that was and who pushed it through.

posted @ Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 19:36

Regents halt work on office for UGA President Michael Adams

@dawgette:

[quote][b]dawgette[/b] - Frankly, I don't think he should have an office at ALL! I think he should be gone so the new President can carry on without the old one hanging around. He's gotten enough for his tenure here.
JMO......
[/quote]

You are so right! I'm afraid the new president will be second-guessed at every opportunity, and Michael Adams was so adept at promoting stuff for himself and his wife, who knows what he can still come up with for them.

posted @ Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 15:50

Jury foreman says life or death decision unfair

I totally agree with the juror.. "I didn't look at it that way. I'm looking at 27 years of an absolutely normal everyday young woman that was living a life that was perfectly normal. Then something changed the trajectory of her life after meeting Travis Alexander, and it spiraled downhill from there."

if she had never met Travis Alexander with his twisted demands, she would probably even now be living an ordinary life, trying to realize her hopes and dreams. And it is astonishing to me to hear how the talking heads on TV chewed her up and spit her out. Absolutely no objectivity there. Anyone who listened to and was influenced by them could certainly not be impartial for the next jury.

posted @ Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 15:44

Madison chairman wants powers diminished in wake of controversy

It should be spelled out that the two suspended employees are not the same employees whose time sheets are being investigated.

posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 17:49

No redress for botched 911 call that cost Crawford man's life

@grove600: "Well, ya gets what ya pays for." If that be the case, I assume Sherill Abney was pretty much working for free.

posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 20:11

No redress for botched 911 call that cost Crawford man's life

@grove600: If Oglethorpe County is not providing emergency medical services with "professional, competent, well trained personnel" (and OBVIOUSLY to me Sherrill Abney did not show ANY of those characteristics), they should stop making it appear that they do. I don't think the taxpayers were getting their money's worth out of Mr. Abney. And then he got promoted???? They must be really bad off for employees in Oglethorpe.

posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 17:31

Masters imposes stunning penalty on 14-year-old

Hoping he makes the cut and has a super tournament!

posted @ Friday, April 12, 2013 - 19:40

Woman whose home was searched during Jamie Hood manhunt files lawsuit

@Joe Johnson: [quote][b]Joe Johnson[/b] - @Taxed: I counted 5 cars one afternoon last week -- seems to really be catching on
[/quote]

They will probably say they need to start building another one any day now, just to be ready for the overflow.

posted @ Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 20:21

Woman whose home was searched during Jamie Hood manhunt files lawsuit

@retiredandhappy:

[quote][b]retiredandhappy[/b] - We have paid money for stupid things (Park and Ride for example) so pay the legitimate debt you owe.[/quote]

When I went by the park and ride lot not long ago, there was a whopping big total of three (count 'em, THREE) cars parked there. Lots of empty asphalt and three cars. Just out of curiosity, I would really like to know whose bright idea the park and ride lot was. Does anyone know?

posted @ Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 18:19

Woman whose home was searched during Jamie Hood manhunt files lawsuit

@Lady of the Lake:

[quote][b]Lady of the Lake[/b] - I would like to know what the felony charge of making a false statement was about. Can someone tell us what that false statement was?[/quote]

I think the felony charge of making a false statement was made against the tipster, not Mrs. Jones.

posted @ Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 12:42

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