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UGA student, Athens teen taken to hospital in separate alcohol incidents

Stay classy, Athens.

posted @ Friday, April 4, 2014 - 15:24

UGA slashing staff, jobs at TV station WUGA

And yet another government failure.

posted @ Friday, March 28, 2014 - 11:44

Athens man arrested for beating teen caught in shower with stepdaughter

Personally, I wished more parents would take an active role in what is going on with their children. The mother of the boyfriend clearly doesn't. Perhaps he could have handled it a little better, but he was right in clearly exhibiting his belief that type of behavior (showering together) is clearly unacceptable in his home.

posted @ Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 12:48

Downtown Athens Timelapse Video

I agree that it is a nice piece of work, but it was posted in November 2012 to youtube. How exactly is this "Breaking News" and further it seems to me that it was made well before the Downtown Master Plan. Still a nice film, but I question the motives behind this article.

posted @ Friday, March 7, 2014 - 17:07

Boehner tells Leno life's too good to be president

Didn't know that the President was forbidden to drink wine or smoke cigarettes. Don't remember reading that part in the Constitution.

posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 10:52

Athens-Clarke assistant manager White resigns to take N.C. job

Maybe I will apply....

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 15:35

UPDATE: Firefighters putting out hotspots in east Athens wildfire

@jeleclekat: The very first article published this morning incorrectly stated the neighborhood was in West Athens. To the ABH's credit, they did fix the error in about an hour after the story was initially uploaded.

posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 17:24

UPDATE: Firefighters putting out hotspots in east Athens wildfire

@Joe Johnson: Or on Flagpole or Athens Patch.

posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 17:17

Athens Banner-Herald introduces All-Access Membership

Will Spotted be included in the all-access plan? After all, I can't start my day of without the gratuitous shots of coeds in next to nothing every day.

posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 15:55

Get the most out of your All-Access membership

Will Spotted be included in the all-access plan? After all, I can't start my day of without the gratuitous shots of coeds in next to nothing every day.

posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 09:18

DirecTV customers lose The Weather Channel

Didn't know that they were still around as an independent channel. Each time I turn around it seems like they are doing the weather for NBC.

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 15:23

Richt wants Grantham replaced 'as quickly as possible'

Too bad Notre Dame already snapped up VanGorder.

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 11:01

Athens man robbed after providing ride

Well if he knows that they ran into the house with his stuff. Looks to me that the Police should probably be able to solve this pretty quit.

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 09:33

Athens-area legislators predict short General Assembly session, more education funding

What a sad state of affairs, when getting out of session to fund raise and campaign is more important in their minds than actually leading.

posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 09:57

Classic Center readies ice rink for Saturday debut

So glad that my tax dollars can back this endeavor. NOT!

posted @ Friday, December 13, 2013 - 09:20

UPDATE: Authorities capture prisoner who escaped from Athens work detail

I am curious as to know why he ran towards the Fleet building. Did he know that a car would be waiting for him? Inside information perhaps? I find it difficult to believe that any escaped inmate would knowingly run to a county building.

posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 15:21

Prisoner escapes from Athens work detail, steals van

Wow.

posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 11:48

Delta bumps passengers for UF basketball team

"Team spokesman Denver Parler told the Sun he wasn't aware passengers were displaced. He said about 35 people affiliated with the team were on the 50-seat plane."

So Mr. Parler thought that Delta was flying just 15 passengers on a plane meant for 50? Sounds about right, all sport administrators think the world revolves around them and their needs.

posted @ Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 09:22

Cobb commissioners to consider Braves stadium deal

"To Consider?" Yeah, right. This was a done deal before the announcement. The town meetings have been nothing more than a spectacle.

posted @ Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 09:06

NYC to ban tobacco sales to anyone under age 21

Really?

posted @ Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 10:53

Atlanta City Council wants more talks with Braves

Ah, the bs political games begin.

posted @ Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 09:12

Tybee Island to install license plate scanners

Since when has the vehicle had an outstanding arrest warrant?

posted @ Monday, November 18, 2013 - 09:33

Police: Remains found in Athens were those of an animal

[quote][b]crackerjack[/b] - The archaeology team that discovered the bones couldn't determine whether it was human or animal ? Geez …
Better send them back to class ASAP or get them a new professor !! Think they just failed their class !! Paws or hands, duh. How much $$ got wasted on this ? [/quote]

Exactly. But what do you expect from GDOT?

posted @ Friday, November 15, 2013 - 10:33

Report: Braves to pay 55 percent of stadium cost

[quote][b]matt1141a[/b] -
Why pay for repairs when you can move closer to your paying fan base and get a new stadium.
[/quote]

I don't completely buy that argument. Did you look at that scattermap the Braves released? There are very few fans west of Cobb County. If it truly was their intention to be closer to the fan base than a site along 400 or in Gwinnett County would have placed them smack in the middle of it (ignoring of course the huge support that they get from Peachtree City in both cases).

posted @ Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 14:36

Report: Braves to pay 55 percent of stadium cost

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - How exactly does that work? Is CCID a legal entity with fiduiciary responsibility? Will they borrow the money in order to get the stadium built and then pay it back through their increased sales?
[/quote]

Yes they can borrow money and the Cobb County government will have to back the bonds.

posted @ Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 14:33

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