If they controlled the spending, check for kickbacks too, from vendors, etc.posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 - 23:04
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 - 11:39
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 - 22:02
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 - 11:48
@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 - 17:55
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 - 20:17
@Joe Johnson: He is being held in Oconee County??? Since when???posted @ Friday, September 6, 2013 - 17:08
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 - 17:52
[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 - 18:44
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 - 13:36
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 - 13:30
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 - 16:35
@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 - 18:36
[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.
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 - 14:50
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 - 14:44
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 - 16:49
@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 - 19:11
@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 - 16:31
Hoping he makes the cut and has a super tournament!posted @ Friday, April 12, 2013 - 18:40
@Joe Johnson: [quote][b]Joe Johnson[/b] - @Taxed: I counted 5 cars one afternoon last week -- seems to really be catching on
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 - 19:21
[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 - 17:19
@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 - 11:42
[quote][b]CharlotteLadyGardner[/b] - Hood has a constitutional right to defend himself if his decision to waive his right to be represented by an attorney is “knowing and intelligent,” Mauldin states in the motion.
I don't know if anyone could classify Hood as "intelligent."
I suspect in many ways he could be considered above average intelligent. He has certainly proved he knows how to manipulate the system from the get-go.posted @ Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 16:56
"Mauldin cites in the motion a 2004 Georgia Supreme Court case in which a murder defendant’s conviction was reversed because the trial judge did not grant his request to represent himself at trial." It's entirely possible that Jamie Hood was counting on using that as a loophole for himself. Glad Mr. Mauldin and his staff anticipated that and took preventive steps!posted @ Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:55
One consideration in favor of foreign adoptions, rather than adopting here in the U.S., is that there is not likely to be a change of heart by the biological parents at some point in the future and a demand to have the child returned to them.posted @ Monday, December 3, 2012 - 19:21
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
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more