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Three injured in possible drag racing incident in east Athens

@rcbljc: That particular daycare used to stay open late. I don't know if it still does. That would have been terrible. 8:45 pm on a Friday night is a busy time in that area. I'm surprised there weren't more people injured.

posted @ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 02:35

Three injured in possible drag racing incident in east Athens

I thought whatever happened had to be bad. I didn't get my nixle alert until after 10pm to avoid the area and went out around 8:45 pm. I noticed everything was dark and traffic was horrible as I approached the area. Traffic lights were out on Cedar Shoals Drive, Gaines School Road, and Barnett Shoals and officers hadn't arrived yet to direct traffic. I hope everyone recovers. This seems to have been a very eventful week. Please stay safe!

posted @ Monday, March 17, 2014 - 11:54

Former Bulldog Josh Murray to be contestant on 'The Bachelorette'

Too bad he didn't just ask her out before they agreed to participate on the show. Good luck, Josh!

posted @ Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:35

Liquor truck overturns on Milledge, spills alcohol on roadway

It is a miracle that no one in that car was injured.

posted @ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 12:35

Teacher accused of taping students together

@Stonehen Pantha: Amen! I personally was scared of the paddle to the point I never misbehaved. I was more afraid of what my parents would do to me if I received a paddling and I don't think my parents deserved jail time.

posted @ Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 02:28

Teacher accused of taping students together

@godogssicem: Need more parents like you.

posted @ Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 02:25

Rep. John Barrow donating airline miles to troops

I agree fatdawg. Although I usually side with Republicans, often times so does he.

posted @ Monday, December 10, 2012 - 13:40

Walton EMC to issue refunds to almost 15,000 in Clarke, Oconee counties

Mine is usually around $40 which is what I am short this month paying my bill. Sure wish they would let me apply it now.

posted @ Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 02:08

UGA student wages war on plastic bags

@Michael C: Exactly what I was thinking. I use them to pick up after my dogs and cats as well as to line small trash cans. As a matter of fact, if I didn't reuse these I would probably have to purchase trash bags at the store. The same amount if not more plastic bags would be out there.

posted @ Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 13:52

Watkinsville woman killed by oncoming car after checking mail

@southmobb32 I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to all her family and friends.

posted @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 00:44

Ga. veterans get free weekend admission to parks

@Realist...as it should be here. They already paid for it. Sounds like you are on active duty or a veteran. If so, thanks for your service.

posted @ Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 16:47

'Twilight' fans fill downtown LA ahead of premiere

The highlight of my daughter turning 18 was that I never had to accompany her to another midnight opening of Twilight, Harry Potter, etc.

posted @ Friday, November 9, 2012 - 21:35

Athens Transit employee robbed

I was curious about that also. I was wondering if he was robbed at work, but I guess not after reading the article.

posted @ Friday, November 9, 2012 - 00:14

Kidnapped Athens boy found safe in Canary Islands

Must have been 1999. Hate to admit it, but I have made that mistake myself. Glad there was a happy outcome.

posted @ Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 19:40

Truant teen leads Athens police to drug bust

@Follow the Money I agree with you; however, the alternative is to let them stay on the streets breaking into houses, etc. I wish someone would come up with an alternative to both. If you just really, really don't want to learn anything, you should not have to be, but I don't want you harming others either.

posted @ Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 16:23

Schools investing millions in new digital technology

Try gavirtualschool.org. It has been a couple of years since we used it as my daughter is in her junior year of college now. I'm not saying it would work for every child, but it was a good alternative for students who learn better with technology. It also eliminated the instructional time wasted on behavior issues and the drama that was preventing my daughter from learning at her potential. She had excellent SAT scores and was able to excel in college.

posted @ Monday, September 24, 2012 - 09:22

Schools investing millions in new digital technology

My daughter used online classes for her last 3 years of high school. She had a real teacher and real lessons without the drama and expense of going to a school building. They still had class meetings. I thought her teacher actually spent much more time with the students than she got in regular school. When we first chose this method, I was concerned it would be an independent study type class. It turned out to be much more than that. Even with advanced technology, there will always be a need for teachers. They may not need to be in a physical school building every day, but they will still be necessary. This method could decrease the costs involved with transportation, heating, cooling, and electricity costs involved with operating a school building.

posted @ Monday, September 24, 2012 - 08:36

Long lines, fustrations persist at driver's license renewal offices

@capecod: I agree with you about being part of the solution. My daughter was able to register to vote and apply to get an absentee ballot without showing any identification. She even asked if they needed to see her ID and was told no. When investigated we were told the signature from her registration form would have matched the one on her absentee ballot or she would have shown her id when she voted. She slid through the cracks.

posted @ Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 12:55

Long lines, fustrations persist at driver's license renewal offices

I really don't mind obtaining or showing the documents, but I just did that recently when I lost my license. I am just wondering why they don't have those on file and I have to take them again.

posted @ Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 11:04

Long lines, fustrations persist at driver's license renewal offices

I know it is late and I have worked like 60 plus hours in the heat this week, but I am not understanding why this is necessary when I showed the same documents when I got my first license.

posted @ Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 03:00

Missing Third Infantry Division soldier recovered

My deepest sympathy goes to the family and my thanks for his service to our country.

posted @ Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 14:15

Why doesn't the ATM want my card?

I bank with BOA and they do not charge me for using their ATM.

posted @ Friday, May 25, 2012 - 11:12

GBI: Monroe man shot before body dumped in Oglethorpe well

@mkultra Thank you for sharing the video. It was beautiful.

posted @ Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 21:44

Body of missing Monroe man found

My deepest condolences and prayers go out to his family, friends, and coworkers.

posted @ Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 02:56

Missing Monroe man's car found in Athens; foul play not ruled out

I briefly chatted with the brother as he was putting up a flyer Tuesday evening at the bank. He was such a nice person and my thoughts and prayers are with this family. Hope he is found safe soon.

posted @ Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 12:16

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