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Summer brings downtown construction, development progress

@ElevatorLady: Obviously the rents that they charge students far exceed the cost of having empty retail space.

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 15:26

Malaysia Airlines jet crashes in Ukraine, may have been shot down

Is it just me, or with this, Gaza/Israel, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc., why does it feel like we are on the brink of a very huge war?

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 15:01

Elaine Stritch, brash stage performer, dies at 89

She had a way with words (and the right attitude to go with them) like no other woman (or man) of her time.

posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 14:59

Athens airport to lose commercial passenger air service subsidy

@WestsideAthens: Agreed. I have flown into Charlotte, Atlanta, and Nashville with the various airlines that have come and gone. Seaport has been the most reliable and consistent of all of them. But $1.6 million a year (or $4383 a day) is a waste of tax dollars.

posted @ Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 11:06

UPDATE: Former UGA basketball player professes innocence to marijuana charge

How in the heck does a "student-athlete" afford a 2014 Dodge Challenger? I am barely keeping up my 1999 Dodge truck!

posted @ Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 08:43

LeBron James says he's returning to Cavaliers

Disappointing that they took him back.

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 13:57

Police: Prostitute sought defense online in death

What killer eyes she has.

posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:13

Athens commission votes to replace some downtown parking meters

@Kwijibo Junior: That is only half correct. Half of the spaces would be tied up with UGA students and the other half will be tied up with employees.

posted @ Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 19:22

Judge denies bond after child dies in hot car

Actually, the judge did not deny bond. Anyone charged with murder is not allowed to be bonded out.

Sad story nonetheless.

posted @ Friday, June 20, 2014 - 08:54

Athens-Clarke Commissioners OK Steve Martin for county auditor

Actually it was a 6-2 vote (Wright and Maxwell was absent). But we wouldn't want the ABH to get it right or anything.

posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 20:42

Charges filed in death of toddler left in hot SUV in Cobb County

@ugadawg1965:

They did according to the AJC

posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 14:02

UGA student arrested for driving away while his Jaguar was being booted

Another fine example of the "privileged" country club class. The Royal Lakes membership must be soooooo proud.

Sigma Nu on the other hand will probably make him President now.

posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 08:18

Red light cameras go live at Barnett Shoals and Gaines School roads

Oh, goodie.....

posted @ Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:36

Athens First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints welcomes missionaries to Athens

Hello, my name is Elder Price....

posted @ Friday, June 13, 2014 - 08:35

Prince Avenue options explained

I like the balloons. I wonder if they will be a part of the test project.

posted @ Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 11:18

"The players won’t face any game suspension." So one can willingly still from the Athletic Association and still continue to play.

Geez, the AA's priorities are crystal clear. Win at all costs.

posted @ Friday, June 6, 2014 - 08:49

Authorities identify man killed in Barrow County crash

[quote][b]thelastresort[/b] - I will wager the mower was to blame for this tragedy.
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Wish they could schedule maintenance during other times.

posted @ Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 15:38

Dismissed UGA safety Matthews talks about classroom incident, possible landing spots

A Children's Literature class, one of our prized "student-athletes" can't even make it through that puff ball? Don't let the door hit you on the ...

posted @ Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 11:58

Record low river flows show need for improved water planning

It seemed to be flowing pretty good on Friday night. Wished they sent a boat on Boulevard.

posted @ Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 20:03

Distracted motorist cited for Athens wreck

"What is the irresponsible perp's name?"

Exactly - why the cloak and dangers?

posted @ Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 20:02

Data shows increasing pedestrian deaths in Georgia

Yeah, especially along Prince Avenue.

posted @ Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 20:01

Jury finds Donnan not guilty on fraud charges

Irrespective of whether or not he was guilty, I can't believe the number of stupidly rich multi-millionaire friends he had who honestly thought getting 60% returns was part of any legit investment portfolio. That alone should have sent bells off that something wasn't right with what he was pitching.

posted @ Friday, May 16, 2014 - 14:51

UGA WR Conley releases trailer for Star Wars fan film

Wow, impressive. Best of luck with finishing it and releasing it.

posted @ Monday, April 28, 2014 - 16:54

Atlanta Highway businesses to react to notions of change

@TeeWee: Thanks for the clarification. But broad generalizations really don't solve problems. Longer greens on Atlanta Highway will make the side streets stay on red longer though. People will next be moaning about how long it takes to turn left out of the Mall then.

I actually like the cameras - having had seen some pretty back red light running crashes in my day. Just as long as they are used to address just that problem - and I think the one at Broad/Alps has done that.

posted @ Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 16:08

Atlanta Highway businesses to react to notions of change

[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - So far as traffic engineering, have we ever had any in ACC?  Does our engineer understand the meaning of the Highway Safety Act, Title 23 USC and the MUTCD?  . 
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I am sure that he/she certainly does know what those things mean/are, I just don't understand what you are claiming. Is there something inherently unsafe about that corridor? If so, maybe we should be fixing that one instead of Prince, if that is the case.

posted @ Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 14:57

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