2014-02-25

‘Religious freedom’ bill runs into trouble | Political Insider blog

‘Religious freedom’ bill runs into trouble | Political Insider blog

FBI Arrests Georgia Militia Terrorists Attempting to Buy Bombs to Attack Feds (Updated)

FBI Arrests Georgia Militia Terrorists Attempting to Buy Bombs to Attack Feds (Updated)

SWEENEY: Roadblock to Medicaid expansion a threat to Middle Georgia | Your Say | Macon.com

SWEENEY: Roadblock to Medicaid expansion a threat to Middle Georgia | Your Say | Macon.com

Charlotte's Web at Rose of Athens Theatre


Shows are this Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1, and again next weekend, March 7 and March 8. From the press release:


Roseof Athens Theatre brings classic literature to life! The Athens based theatre is continuing their eighth season with the family tale Charlotte’s Web. Directed by Rose veteran, Dillon Nelson, E.B. White's classic is sure to have a signature Rose twist with singing, dancing and fun audience interaction. Charlotte's Web follows the journey of a little pig named Wilbur and his quest for friendship and survival. He encounters compelling characters along the way, including an articulate barn spider named Charlotte and a greedy, scheming rat named Templeton. It is a tale of courage, selflessness, and friendship. Public Shows are February 28, March 1, 7, 8 at 7:00 PM. All performances will take place at Seney Stovall Chapel. For tickets or more information email booking@roseofathens.org or call 706.340.9181.

2014-02-12

Citizens Urged to Remain Inside and Off Roads and Sidewalks as Conditions Worsen

http://www.athensclarkecounty.com/civicalerts.aspx?AID=915

"Emergency personnel have noted an increase in the number of citizens venturing out in vehicles and on foot and running into difficulties as a result of the poor conditions."

West Broad Street near Milledge right now

STAY OFF THE ROAD

This is for real. The roads are NOT passable in Clarke County. I've just watched two cars get stuck on West Broad Street.

Ice storm update

From the Athens-Clarke County police:

Roadways, bridges, and overpasses in Athens-Clarke County are covered with ice and are very treacherous. The temperature is in the high 20’s now and is not expected to rise throughout the day. Additional perception in the form of snow, sleet, and/or freezing rain is expected through the night. Temperatures are expected to remain in the mid-20s. As ice forms on power lines and tree limbs there may be power outages.
We encourage citizens to remain at home and stay off the roadway. If you have to drive, slow down and drive cautiously. Turn your vehicle’s headlights on so others will be able to see you.

2014-02-04

Would Jesus drive like a jerk?

I have the misfortune of having to commute on US78 out in Oconee. Misfortune you ask? Yes indeed, that takes me right by the campus of that ever growing cancer known as Prince Avenue Baptist church/school/etc. Every morning I get passed by big SUVs with PAC stickers and Romney or Bush campaign bumper stickers. These folks blow by me, whip in front of me in an effort to put at least one more vehicle behind them as they deliver their children to be brainwashed. This morning it was a mom with a cellphone in her ear, as she passed me on the left she then merged over in front of me almost hitting me. If that was an isolated incident I'd say whatever, but this happens at least 3 times a week. A lot of those SUVs have those annoying little stick figures on the back, a father figure, a mother figure and one or more kid figures and pet figures, as if anyone really cares what the composition of their family is.
On a more positive note, I saw an SUV last month that had the father figure, a mother figure, and two coat hanger figures. That made me laugh.