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Georgia is home to four species of venomous spiders, including the black widow. Patch file.
BeckBoo July 17, 2014 at 04:51 pm
"venomous" spiders, not poisonous... venom is injected, poison is ingested....sheesh.
janh999 July 18, 2014 at 10:18 am
We moved here 6yrs ago from Western NY, where the worst thing you can encounter is a blizzard.Read More Within a couple yards of my house we have had black & brown widows, copperheads and a few tornados have come within an uncomfortable distance. But I also have a wonderful house, large yard for my son, a creek very close by, great weather 9months out of the year & 3 hawks that visit our backyard several times a day, all of which would have cost double in NY. I really o love t here.
jMichael July 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm
The only really scary thing in Georgia is the phrase "Bless his/her heart".
Open carry laws in some states provides more comfort for gun owners. But is Target's move an effort to protect everyone else?
David Montgomery July 8, 2014 at 10:08 pm
My biggest dilemma everyday is deciding which one to carry: my 9, 40 or 45.
David Brown July 9, 2014 at 07:20 am
David, my brother, please make sure you don't bring any of them into Target or Chipotle.=)
Dog Face July 11, 2014 at 04:35 pm
Well, making Target stores into "gun free zones" is having predictable results. Thugs nowRead More know that Target is a place to find plenty of unarmed victims, and customers are paying the price. http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/armed-robbers-shopping-for-victims-at-target/
Atlanta among “most discourteous” cities for driving near summer holidays. Patch file.
broot July 1, 2014 at 09:34 am
Sure is a relief to know I can now get off those surface streets. I was doing 90+ on them because IRead More was afraid I would otherwise be impeding traffic on the interstate.
Brent Seeger July 1, 2014 at 02:49 pm
This is really a dumb article.
Greg Wardlaw July 1, 2014 at 05:26 pm
There seems to be two extremes here. If I am in a 70 mph zone, I expect some drivers to be going 80Read More and I drive in the right hand lane. However, I have observed that the faster drivers sometimes don't give the slower drivers time to get over in the right lane. However, if you are impeding traffic for some time you need to get over in the right lane. Leave the policing to the police. I try to go with the flow "so to speak" as long as I do not exceed the speed limit by more than about 7 miles per hour. Slow and fast drivers are both being selfish at times. I don't want to hold anybody up but I do expect to be given time to get over in the slow lane. I do get irritated when someone is impeding traffic in the left lane too. There are a lot of people who have nobody to drive them too and they are doing the best they can. Driving is not a contest. Driving, a lot of the time, shows what kind of person is behind the wheel. I catch myself at times being someone I do not want to be. It is all about respect and I am guilty of being disrespectful at times too. I was surprised that Boston was high on the list. I have lived in Georgia all my life and I went on a business trip to Boston a few years ago and I was pleasantly surprised that I experienced some of the most respectful drivers I have ever been around. If traffic was congested people would motion and let you merge into traffic as if it was a natural thing. I was blown away. I have to say I had a very different attitude when I left than when I arrived. It was awesome. Everybody can do better. Sometimes I have to ask myself "How important is it to be right" or "How important is it to win" on the road. As I get older I realize winning is getting home safely.
A weather disturbance off the U.S. east coast. (Credit: CIMSS/ University of Wisconsin)
Mac June 29, 2014 at 08:38 pm
apparently jMichael has never been to Lakewood
Av June 29, 2014 at 08:41 pm
GOP sucks so does house speaker!!!
JOHN DILLMAR June 30, 2014 at 11:50 am
Av................Get lost
More Babies Die In Hot Cars: What You Say. Patch file.
Octo Slash June 22, 2014 at 09:24 am
Tons more kids get killed by cars hitting them than they do from burning up inside one. Why isn'tRead More anyone freaking over that? This happens, but it's not like there are a hundred thousand children cooking in cars every year.
PH June 23, 2014 at 01:03 am
Sorry, I never, EVER, left my child in my car. Never. I was and am a mom. My son is now 22 yo.Read More NO EXCUSE. I've never left a pet either, much less my child. Are these people sitting on their brains? Guess so.
Lone Stranger June 23, 2014 at 10:13 am
Its a rough world out there and people forget. It looks like the Atlanta guy may have something moreRead More than meets the eye going on with his case. I certainly hope not but that's what the cops are hinting at. In the case of some of these people that go to bars or where ever and leave kids in cars they need to be dealt with harshly. However it seems like we have lost all ability in this country to make rational decisions case by case at every level of this government.
Full moon over Stone Mountain lake. Credit: Scott Bernarde
jMichael June 12, 2014 at 12:59 pm
Rapture! It is The Rapture. The Coming. The settling of all wages of Sin! Hallelujah, brothers andRead More sisters. He is Come. Shun cloven hoofs. Buy gold.
Lone Stranger June 12, 2014 at 01:50 pm
Thanks for that Billy Bob.
Cleon June 12, 2014 at 04:12 pm
Damn, gotta spray for werewolves.
Doris Lewis, 59, of Newton County Georgia had a tumor removed Tuesday that had grown to the size of a beach ball in recent months. Credit: Screenshot from WSB TV
MessalineApghar June 17, 2014 at 01:06 am
The point that everyone overlooks is that even without insurance or a means to pay for theRead More surgery.... both the surgery and the recovery would have been less expensive to the system if handled sooner, when the tumor was smaller, & the woman both younger and in better general health.. we should all be ashamed that it was allowed to progress to 28# and attach to 3 vital organs.
janh999 June 17, 2014 at 09:50 am
You're right MessalineApghar. Unfortunately she was unable to afford it back then either & no1Read More would help her. While I understand that we need to pay for medical care just like any other service, when some1 cant afford something like that what do you do but wait it out.
MessalineApghar June 27, 2014 at 09:10 am
@ Janh999 I Disagree. If she's a citizen or legal resident, unable to pay when they firstRead More suggested surgery, and they knew it would get worse (and more expensive and more dangerous surgically) she should have been taken care of anyway, even though she couldn't pay. Either public health services like medicare & medicaid, or the hospital should have comp'd it..same as a lawyer doing pro bono
A YouTube video shot by a MARTA passenger shows a man shoving an elderly man with a walker off a train at the East Lake station. Credit: Screenshot of YouTube video by videocoverage
Elizabeth Elizabeth June 12, 2014 at 07:03 am
Neurological (not neurotic....autocorrect)
MessalineApghar June 17, 2014 at 01:26 am
It's a no win situation If he did nothing, everyone would be screwing about onlookers allowingRead More the old dude to harass women If he removes the guy from the situation, he's the bad guy for using physical force , and the old dude's collateral damage from falling down. Personally I think he should be seeking protection from prosecution under a "good samaritan" shield law
MessalineApghar June 17, 2014 at 01:26 am
Screaming***.....Autocorrect typo.
Georgia commuters. Patch file
David Brown June 11, 2014 at 08:05 am
K.C., you raise a valid point. Very rarely do Patch commenters answer the question posed in anRead More article. They invariably will bring up extraneous things. One person will say something not pertinent to the subject of an article that ruffles somebody else's feathers and before you know it, the thread goes off in a totally different direction than the author of the article intended.
Good Grief Y'all June 11, 2014 at 09:03 am
I'm a GA native, born and bred, lifelong resident except for a few years in another Southern state.Read More I love Georgia. I don't think that contradicts with recognizing stress factors here. I cringe when folks from other regions come here and trash our state based on their perceptions or their personal experiences, but maybe we can learn from them and fix what's broken. They should be nicer and more civil with their complaints. That only makes natives defensive and puts up walls. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- It does get awfully hot here for several months of the year, but our otherwise mild climate is a major attraction for people from cold climates, the North and Mid-West. GA has a lot to offer with it's mountains, coast, four distinct seasons, both rural and big city lifestyles, employment opportunities in metro Atlanta. We just have a lot of people wanting to live here in the ATL area, and more people create more problems. Better government and planning is a major factor in that. Politics, of course, affect policy and government action.
Good Grief Y'all June 11, 2014 at 08:48 pm
*its mountains - sorry
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Kennesaw June 2, 2014 at 12:46 pm
To clarify the clarification, both Hunt Archbold, Editor, Atlanta and Kristal Dixon local editorRead More for Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch (Ga) have been busy for 2 days deleting about 90+ posts on assorted Patch sites titled "Something else for you to bitch about" which took up some moronic comments of Bob and jMichael on the thread dealing with the Ga. license plates. Ms Dixon of course is a Black editor so that explains why she has no use for my posting a photo of the Confederate Naval Ensign I have in my yard. I will leave it for you to decide if there is any truth about not deleting any 'comments' on the threads, what is clear is that entire threads were deleted, put back by me, deleted, etc etc. Since it takes me about 30 seconds to post one and a couple of minutes for them to delete it probably they have given up this useless venture. I have had at least 13 screen names 'suspended' at least one by Hunt. It is a useless task as I just open another screen name. If you want info on both the AOL Patch and Hale Global Patch you can find it at: http://kennesawpatch.proboards.com/ and if you want to email Hale Global (new owner of Patch) you can do it via these email addresses, the first being that of Charles Hale the head of the operation: ch@haleglobal.com, bobby@haleglobal.com, ryan@haleglobal.com, john@haleglobal.com, media@haleglobal.com, CorpDev@haleglobal.com
Good Grief Y'all June 3, 2014 at 12:44 pm
How many flags does it take to get a comment deleted?
Lone Stranger June 3, 2014 at 02:13 pm
This is great stuff. It may not be politically correct but screw them.
Bell's Store, which is currently home to Cherokee Market Farm Fresh Produce. Credit: Cherokee County Historical Society
Aww Now May 24, 2014 at 09:36 am
Yes, thank you to these "evil" property owners and developer that allowed the bricks to beRead More sold and the historical society to raise funds. While the store "owner" Meyer has been battling, maybe we should remember that she was RENTING the property and only owned the market business, not the property. Her lease was up. Again, I'm sure if offered the same money as the developer did, the real property owners would've sold to someone else that wanted to save it. Lastly, I'm pretty sure there are plans to further expand GA Hwy 20 that would've taken the store in the future.
Nine of the cities on the list are in the southeast, including the top city, Atlanta. Credit: Patch file
Elizabeth Elizabeth May 22, 2014 at 06:57 am
Time to start letting nature's remedy handle it - put up bat boxes, protect forest areas and let theRead More bats take care of the Mosquitos.
M. Stone May 22, 2014 at 07:30 am
The bats can't keep up. We started using Orkin to spray for mosquitos last year and for the firstRead More time in 15 years we could actually enjoy being outside in our own yard. It made a HUGE difference and now is so much better for the kids waiting at the bus stop, and workers painting or mowing, and me doing yardwork--I no longer have to spray chemicals on ME. Well worth the price.
Val Walker Myers May 22, 2014 at 11:48 am
Orkin must not be in Florida!
Doris Lewis, 59, of Newton County Georgia has a tumor that has grown to the size of a beach ball in the past two months. Credit: Screenshot from WSB TV
electric123 May 18, 2014 at 05:24 am
@Octo Slash, I do since I am the boss, I run my own company as an electrical contractor, and doRead More goodwill free work for the elderly, disable, poor, veterans who can't afford my services, so take in account of Canada's healthcare, NO ONE IS REFUSED!
Heywood May 18, 2014 at 01:13 pm
Where's her Obama care?
Good Grief Y'all June 2, 2014 at 08:12 am
Gov. Deal took it when he refused the ACA Medicaid expansion provision, that the SCOTUS madeRead More optional to the states. It's a moot point now, anyway, because Emory is going to do the surgery this month.
The survey measured behavior, observation and attitudes related to “road rage” as reported in America’s biggest cities. Credit: Patch file
sam May 14, 2014 at 12:22 pm
driving the posted speed limits and not being in hurry helps
Just Say'n May 14, 2014 at 08:45 pm
GA is on a roll 1st in human trafficking 2nd in Road Rage. What's next?
Fatkat May 15, 2014 at 09:41 am
If you go through the drivers education classes , of course you drive on real roads in real traffic.Read More Two of my children have gone through the program here in GA. It doesn't really matter if you take the "road test" in a parking lot, you have already gone through the course and driven in real roads. I don't get Josephine's point....
Peregrine falcons are expected to nest at SunTrust Plaza through May. Georgia DNR
Octo Slash May 2, 2014 at 08:33 am
It's nice to see some Atlanta falcons that are actually worth a shit.
David Brown May 2, 2014 at 08:41 am
Octo, why did you feel the need to use a vulgarity when you know it violates Patch's Terms of Use?Read More Just wondering.
Octo Slash May 4, 2014 at 09:28 am
Because I thought it would be funny.
Washington, California and Connecticut are the cleanest states according to the scorecard. Credit: Patch file
/Brook April 29, 2014 at 10:05 am
It's not hard to understand why the blue states come up cleaner in this survey. They article statesRead More they follow certain indicators including litter taxation, per person daily waste disposal by state, percentage of "profiled litterers" per state. I don't think it's worth another tax or being subject to being profiled. I have a place in NY and GA and I can say since Mayor Guliani left office the city has become full of trash. Just come to Brooklyn and walk the Avenues. Go to China Town in New York City and then tell me Georgia is dirtier. The reason they make the list as cleaner is they profile and tax their people.
John Kleja April 29, 2014 at 10:25 am
As a Barrow County taxpayer I watched our Commissioners on tv at the meeting they had and I hate toRead More say it but for the 1st time I agree with Steve Worley. IF we are going to see if privatization is for Barrow County then we as tax payers demand that our elected Commission Members and County Manager INCLUDE ALL DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING THE DETENTION CENTER. Don't let this cowboy Dowling ride in after a few months and who wants to make a name for him self ride heard over a few selected departments and want to get ride of the managers. Maybe Dowling should look at him self and so should the commissioners, WHY was he fired from his last job, Why let this man along with a few other Elected officials who fail and refuse to reply to e-mails make decisions that benefit themselves. Wow HOW is the county going to save money if they state that no one will lose their jobs and will remain with the county? Don"t they realize that they will have extra charges on top of the present salary caps? We do NOT need more Directors at high salaries. Give them a title of manager and with the high cost of Dowling salary, we have Pat Graham and all of the others should fall in under these two as managers, NOT Directors. Barrow County is not ready for the big time status, we have to much Good Old Boy Government, we have some people that are directors that have their head stuck in the sand and ignore what is best for our county. Some come up with stupid answers trying to convince the tax payer that since they work for the county they know it all. If Barrow County can not correct some problems that our commisioners and County Manager evades, let the State be advised of the issues and let the investigations begin. The case of the Tax Commissioner is a prime example of good old boy politics. Folk's , it is a Ethics issue. How many politicians have resigned or been thrown out of office for Ethics violations. HOW MUCH MORE POSSIBLE COURUPTION IS TAKING PLACE IN BARROW COUNTY. This not a laughing matter and the current commisioners need to made the decision along with the County Manager to have the guts to do the right thing and Fire the Tax Commissioner. TAXPAYERS/VOTERS, if you are unhappy with the way our county Commissioners are handling the problems and guiding our County in the right direction, VOTE THEM OUT WHEN THEY RUN FOR RE ELECTION, AND THAT INCLUDES THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT. Taxpayer watch for better County Government.
Michael Keitzman April 29, 2014 at 02:40 pm
First I'd like to say I'm commenting under my husbands account, who happens to be a native ofRead More Washington. However, I was shocked to see Wa as the "cleanest" state although undoubtedly the most beautiful in my opinion. We lived an hr out of Seattle and every where was filthy!! Trash (and liter mostly) in neighborhoods and along the roadsides. Perhaps it was due to living in a "Navy" town?? Although surrounding areas weren't much different w/ the odd exception of Seattle which was pretty clean n well kept for the most part.... Seriously though, it's a really STUPID thing for the Gov to spend $ on... Cleanest & dirtiest states!! We should try that on some of our Gov. Officials...
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