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UGA student charged with murder in drug-related shooting death of fellow student

@Oistrakh: I rather wait a week and have the police gather all of the evidence to obtain a airtight conviction than have them give us all of the information the second they have it.

posted @ Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:27

Richt gets raise to $4 million, two year extension

"It moves Richt from near the bottom of SEC coaches in total compensation for a tie for fifth with South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier."

At least his pay is in line with their average finish in the SEC.

posted @ Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 15:31

Man shot at DeKalb Co. Sonic drive-in dies; teen charged with murder

Exactly why everyone should be carrying.

posted @ Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 11:00

GDOT plans to ease delays at SR 10/Barnett Shoals intersection

Yeah, no it won't.

posted @ Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:58

Four-star WR recruit de-commits from UGA

Losing Bobo seems to be more hurtful than some thought.

posted @ Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 14:52

Former UGA QB Aaron Murray and fiancée call off engagement

Not news people.

posted @ Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 14:51

Gym Dogs count two late falls in loss at Denver

Wow, how far this program has fallen over the past 5 years. I hope that the coaches can turn it around. I have noticed more and more empty seats at each meet.

posted @ Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 08:27

Father charged with child molestation after son re-enacts movie sex scene with dog

Words cannot describe.

posted @ Friday, January 16, 2015 - 09:07

UGA student fatally shot during suspected drug deal

It would be nice to know where the shooting is believed to have taken place.

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 11:38

Prince Avenue pedestrian flags get mixed reviews

Maybe if the on-street parking was removed in front of Daily Co-Op and the Hair Salon, drivers could actually see the pedestrian. As it stands now, they dart out between parked vehicles - completely shielded from passing vehicles.

posted @ Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 14:16

Georgia freshman Maten out with concussion after getting hit in crosswalk

He should have carried a flag.

posted @ Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 14:14

Christie campaigns for Deal, makes connections for possible presidential run

Just what we need one corrupt politician campaigning for another.

posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 07:10

UGA student clad only in jockstrap treated for injuries suffered at west Athens apartment complex

You can't make this stuff up!

posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 15:02

Madison Co. school board votes to modify Christian monument at high school

Personally, the first saying "If God be for us, who can be against us” is far less problematic than the second “I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me”

Many, but not all, religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam - even many of the eastern religions) have some sort of higher being that is referred to as God - though it may be called a variety of names.

Though the saying with Christ is a direct reference to Christianity and crosses the line for a public building. That portion definitely needs to go.

posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 07:28

Lumpkin named new chief of Savannah police

Sorry to see him go. Best of luck to you Chief.

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 16:06

Athens OKs Sunday voting

@Watching you: I agree. Especially when most of the low income voters who are targeted can't take public transportation to vote in this town since buses don't run on Sundays.

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 15:42

Bulldogs set to embark on long road trip, beginning at Missouri

@theold33: I agree totally. I travel for a living in my profession. I may not like it every day, but I knew that I was going to be on the road before I got the job. Every one of them knew that at least half of the games would be on the road.

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 09:32

DOT processing data from Prince Avenue safety audit

It is simple - move the bikes to Boulevard and remove the diagonal on-street parking in Normaltown (plus the dangerous head-in parking at Ike and Janes). I bet the vast majority of crashes can be attributed to those two elements.

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 09:13

Two dogs killed in westside Athens arson fire

It's amazing what drugs can do to someone in such a short time. I hope she gets the helps she needs.

posted @ Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 13:11

Richt defends Bobo, ill-fated late-game play

@makeitso: I agree 100 percent. Our defense failed on more SC drives than they succeeded. It always comes down to defense.

posted @ Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:03

Athens Tech water tower gets new paint job, but doesn't hold water

@OCCountry: You miss the point. We don't need to repaint the tower in order for it to still function as a tower for the radio system.

posted @ Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:22

Athens Tech water tower gets new paint job, but doesn't hold water

Personally, I am more frustrated that they are using $78k of "our" tax dollars to advertise for Athens Tech. I say leave it alone and do something about my street condition!

posted @ Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 14:03

Athens Tech water tower gets new paint job, but doesn't hold water

@scarborj:

It's all about pressurizing the system and very little to do with storing water.

"Water towers are tall to provide pressure. Each foot of height provides 0.43 PSI (pounds per square Inch) of pressure. A typical municipal water supply runs at between 50 and 100 PSI (major appliances require at least 20 to 30 PSI). The water tower must be tall enough to supply that level of pressure to all of the houses and businesses in the area of the tower. So water towers are typically located on high ground, and they are tall enough to provide the necessary pressure. In hilly regions, a tower can sometimes be replaced by a simple tank located on the highest hill in the area."

Source: http://www.howstuffworks.com/water.htm

posted @ Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 14:02

Galis: 'Connectivity' may not be best argument for greenway routing

Gotta love the NIMBY mentality.

posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 09:24

Editorial: Athens-Clarke police show great professionalism in standoff

Agreed.

posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 08:21

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