I don't re-call anyone sending invitations to fire ants and armadillos to come to the state of Georgia. Armadillos are migrating because of the weather patterns. Fire ants have been here forever but I think they first started in SC many years ago.
If the bill is done right there is nothing wrong with these pigmy hedgehogs, so I wish this young girl the best because she is doing it through the system.posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 19:43
[quote][b]georgiamom[/b] - Can't you still read the obituaries through legacy.com??
Thank you georgiamom I had not thought of that, hope that does work.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 07:29
[quote][b]The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald[/b]
Also, to put it bluntly, charging people to read obituaries is, first, uncouth and distasteful, and secondly, dishonest and avaricious. The obituaries are not published as a public service, but are very expensive notices paid for by the families of the deceased for the purpose of letting those interested share the information regarding the deceased. Is the ABH going to tell the families, who are PAYING for the notice, that readers are also going to have to PAY to read the notice. I think not, and by charging readers to pay to read the obits the ABH is exceeding the bounds of good taste and good business practices, but I guess anything goes to make that extra nickel. If you are justifying all this turmoil on the heroic efforts of the staff, that reasoning certainly doesn't apply to the obituaries, which are not only PAID FOR BY THE FAMILIES, but in most cases written by the families. Let's see what sort of slippery argument you can make for justifying this practice.
Thank you so much for posting this, because I am still shocked by the response I got earlier that I could get read them for at least 5 days out of the month. As you said the last one I knew that was put in the cost was $65 dollars. I don't know how many times I have contacted ABH over something being screwed up with the obituaries. I guess nothing is sacred anymore.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 19:41
Mr. Thompson I find some of your comments offensive and demeaning. So does the rest of the ABH feel the same way or are you speaking just for you. Over the years. you as a company have had many opportunities to quell and put some commenters in their place with the racist comments.
I know I have reported more than once and even tried to get an answer out of you, why you all as a group allow such comments. Now you have the nerve to turn all the problems back on the commenter's.
Personally if my mind was not made up it is now, because what did you call us a drain on the newspaper and maybe now you all will be taken seriously. Not worth the time to go back and see all your disparaging remarks. I am glad you will get what you want. so you as a company can soar to the top of the newspapers.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 10:50
@keepitsimple: Thanksposted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 10:37
@E Nurse Alexis: I too have enjoyed your company, hopefully we can find another place to gather and have our discussions on various topics.
I still haven't got over that I can only read the obits 5 times a month so I hope anyone I know happens to be advertised that day. To the lawyer that I actually received a subpoena from through the ABH, now you will have to go elsewhere to help some of the cases out, same to the LEO.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 10:16
Okay my last post, I really hate this is happening to the variety of commenters we have here, all with different beliefs. I think no one has a problem with paying for accessing the site but it is the cost of what we are paying for.
Personally I have been thinking of this I would be will to pay $3 a month or $36 a year, I wouldn't pay anything higher than $48 a year which I think is a fair price in my opinion for what service we receive.
Once again are we going to be able at least to read the obituaries? When do we lose our access I can't remember right off?posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 15:31
@Chris White: I understand Mr. White but if you look at it realistically, what we read today in the evening is also what will be online tomorrow. I wish you all luck with the endeavor I don't begrudge you either from being paid.
But most of your items come straight from AP except for the local stuff. So now we have to pay to read the obits? Thank you for your answers and politeness.posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 12:40
@Chris White: So Mr. White don't you think $10.00 a month is high for us to read online Athens. I am sure you as an organization already have the newspaper online and you want to charge us that amount of money. I am sorry $120 a year is extremely to much for what the product is.
I am sad though I have come to like several of the commenter's even though I have not met them. But I know the comment sections have helped law enforcement and other people find information that helps them. Police release the video's for those online Athens to see if we can ID someone and we see it before the print edition.
I think Law enforcement will see a source dry up, good people that offer and help victims we have read about online and other things. I am sorry but $10.00 a month is to way to much for something you are doing automatically anyway as a paper.posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 11:26
@nationalchamp1988: Hey is that price just for online Athens and nothing else? Not sure were that number come from unless you hit join now. Thanks for your help.posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 11:11
Please give us the prices instead of the join now button. What is the cost for a laptop after the first 30 day off is expired? I am not entering join until I know what the cost is. Thanks for your time and consideration.
It would be more helpful since you have the other information to go ahead and do the first month price then what it jumps to for the other months.posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 10:41
removed by me.posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 10:27
I am so glad she was found I hope she didn't suffer any medical problems due to the temperature. Hopefully now she will get some help she definitely needs. Ms. Breedlove if you read this I am so glad you are okay and safe. Just because I am a stranger doesn't mean that I and others don't care about the quality of your life. Blessed be.......posted @ Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 10:02
"while the U.S. Constitution bans cruel and unusual punishment, "you're not entitled to a pain-free execution."
U.S. District Judge Gregory Frost sided with the state."
Love itposted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 19:36
If's it man power I am willing to go and walk the woods looking for her. I hate the thought of this woman may be in danger and she might not be found. Please if offers of searchers willing to go look for her please let the ABH know I would be glad to go.posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 19:02
Glad they were able to find Tambo and dart him safely and return him to the zoo. They are such beautiful animals.posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 08:12
Wonder what the mans "get your attention" gun was loaded with.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 18:43
One day one of those bad guys in Athens that likes to take advantage of a woman is going to run up against a woman like this and get what is coming to him.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 07:37
I wish a very successful business for Ms. Clegg and Ms. Otawka. I hope you are always full of customers with nothing but outstanding compliments. Congratulation Ladies.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 07:05
Puts another spin on "road kill"posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:29
Bar B Queposted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:29
@horteze: We didn't transport armadillo's here they migrated. Just like the panthers in Florida are moving up through the states. Pythons are even migrating up from Florida. But watch your argument on why they are migrating north because as some say there is no global warming.
Animals and insects are changing their patterns. I killed 5 yellow jackets inside my house two days ago. I guess I could tell them they shouldn't be out this time of year but I don't think they will listen.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 08:45
I also hate to see the ginkgo trees go, it is about the only thing pretty about downtown. Who ever owns the buildings that make those nasty alley ways should commission with some of the Univ. art school and have the sides of the buildings in the alley way painted maybe with a mural of landscapes.
Maybe instead of planting and killing more trees as we know they will do, we can get one of those metal artist to make us some trees for the downtown. No need to worry about leaves or their root systems busting up anything or strangling anything. Just a win win. Trees just like the bricks come to pass.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 07:03
[quote][b]Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass[/b] -
We just had a cop here get all medieval on her daughter. Maybe there's a common theme here...
Yep big break through, cops are people too.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 06:51
[quote][b]keepitsimple[/b] - Screwing with nature...sooner or later we will create something we can't stop.
Sorry I can't agree because some of these women had cancer and that is why they had wombs removed and other female organs. I feel about this strongly because I was one of those women. I couldn't have children because some deadly disease. If these women can have this procedure done and it will help them having natural child birth my hats off to them and more power to them. It is hard for some women not to be able to have children and I see nothing wrong with affording them the opportunity to grant them the right to do so..posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 06:48
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more