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Elderly Georgia drivers would have to have a note from a doctor certifying they are capable of driving in order to keep their license under proposed legislation. Credit: Screenshot from WXIA
Tom Wynne July 23, 2014 at 09:12 pm
Since we live in a world dominated by statistics and their frequently false probabilities, I thinkRead More that maybe we can further the war on women by looking at their accident statistics while farding and cell-phoning - - right after we raise the age for solo driving to maybe 25.
Lou July 23, 2014 at 11:43 pm
And how would your doctor know if you're capable of driving unless he gives you a driving test!Read More This is insane.
Brian July 24, 2014 at 01:45 am
75 seems a bit young for this.
Attorney General of Georgia Sam Olens. Credit: Office of the Attorney General of Georgia
David Montgomery July 23, 2014 at 08:57 am
The Republican Party is far too liberal for me. There is not one Traditional-Conservative in thatRead More entire party today. They have become the "Almost-Socialist" Party.
kevinsbusy July 23, 2014 at 01:05 pm
Let the Republicans fight this all they want. In the end, they will lose this fight, and Gay andRead More Lesbians will have freedom in this state... Fight, scream, throw a tantrum for all I care. Ultimately, equality will win in this country and the majority of Republicans and Christians will have to endure the pain! They dont represent all Reps and Christians, and this reign of terror over gay people will soon be over!! Whether you believe it or not, GOD is on the side of gay people... get over it.
David Montgomery July 23, 2014 at 03:09 pm
Wrong. Pick up a Bible and read Romans 1:24-27.
Get ready for a tax-free weekend Aug. 1-2, Georgia. Credit: Sarah Bakhtiari.
Dante Martinez July 21, 2014 at 01:13 pm
It amazes me that people fall for this trick. Pretend you're a retail store and you know everyoneRead More will be coming to buy clothes, computers, etc. on very particular days. Will you be offering your lowest prices those days?
Frank Jones July 21, 2014 at 01:24 pm
Also amazing that the state is holding it Aug 1-2 when Cherokee County parents will have alreadyRead More started/completed their back to school shopping since school starts Aug 4th.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families is overseeing the care and housing for immigrant minors at a recruit housing and training facility on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Air Force News Service
Good Grief Y'all July 22, 2014 at 10:09 am
If anyone posting here is truly interested in a solution, tell Congress to fund the fix required byRead More its 2002/2008 law. Then tell them to vote on immigration reform - wipe out ineffective laws and enact what will stop the influx of all illegals at all of our borders and prevent future such crises. Trash talk and personal insults/attacks don't accomplish any good.
amark July 22, 2014 at 11:27 am
How about the guy featured in this CBS news story. I guess he's a racist too huh?Read More http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/texas-residents-fed-up-with-surge-of-illegal-immigrants/
stephen m george jr mpa July 22, 2014 at 04:12 pm
"There is time to pray ...A time to preach ..And a time to fight" ...ATTENTION ALLRead More CITIZENS ...TO ARMS ... EVERY THIRD MAN, STRENGTHEN THE SOUTHERN WALL ... WE HAVE INTRUDERS IN THE WIRE ...BLOW THE FOO GAS!
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Joe Johnson July 20, 2014 at 07:53 am
Good luck with that. Until enough people connect the dots and understand the one common denominatorRead More of these many years of dysfunction, they will keep getting more of the same.
Green River July 20, 2014 at 03:57 pm
And another good try Joe but these grown men are responsible for their own actions, behavior andRead More dysfunction. It's very easy to try to pass the buck to someone else, but ethical conduct starts and ends with one's self. No one else forced these guys to apply for jobs, vote for candidates with an ethical complaint on the table or violate the open meetings act. Sorry, but your theory doesn't work here and your pitiful attempts to justify past failings with current dysfunction are ludicrous. The only people to blame in this situation are the people that are making the documented bad choices as noted by Mr. Bracket, Mr. Potts and countless other Canton citizens who are fed up with the petty games, obstruction and overinflated egos that are holding our city back and decreasing its curb appeal on a daily basis. By Josh, I am with you all the way! I hope more citizens begin to speak openly about their dissatisfaction with the broken promises, betrayal and questionable conduct.
Joe Johnson July 20, 2014 at 10:18 pm
Any objective person who has watched this circus for the last six and a half years has to begin toRead More wonder why the same pattern keeps repeating itself. Every current councilor was hand picked by the mayor. Every councilor before them for the past several elections was hand picked by the mayor. What is it that all these people eventually discover? What is really going on in your town? Have you asked any of them face to face? Or do you just prefer to keep your head in the sand?
"I didn't fix any cases. Nathan Deal's or any others," Holly LaBerge told Fox Atlanta. Credit: Screenshot from Fox Atlanta
Octo Slash July 17, 2014 at 08:59 am
In the year 2014, this is the best Georgia can come up with? This is the choice? A crook namedRead More 'Deal'...and a CARTER????? Shoot me in the head.
David Brown July 17, 2014 at 09:01 am
Erick Erickson will be discussing the ethics situation with Governor Deal on his show thisRead More afternoon. I wonder if Mr. Erickson will invite State Senator Jason Carter on his show to get Senator Carter's perspective.
Brian July 20, 2014 at 01:17 am
Good, let's get this rural-loving good-'ol-boy out and someone in who will help Metro Atlanta, whichRead More more than half of GA's economy.
KidsAndCars.org. (Source: Facebook)
Raconteur July 15, 2014 at 07:31 am
No, we don't have enough laws for the nanny state to control us. Nor do we have enough laws to holdRead More people responsible for criminal negligence. Yes, we need another stupid law for the nanny state to control us, because we are too liberal to control ourselves.
Octo Slash July 15, 2014 at 08:22 am
In the US, 2010, the following causes of death occurred among children: Motor Vehicle 4,419...Read More Drowning 1,027... Fire/Burn 365... Poisoning 838... Suffocation/Strangulation 1,176... Firearm 134... Last year, more than 200 kids from age 5-14 drowned, and that happened only between Memorial Day and Labor Day. - We're talking about 30 kids per year dying in hot cars, and groups are petitioning the government for funding (naturally), etc. Get a grip folks. Outlaw bee stings and electric hair dryers before you go begging the nanny state to take more control over your life.
Lorna D. Rudnikas July 16, 2014 at 09:55 am
How about enforcement of laws already on the books that force folks to take responsibility for theirRead More actions....looking at negligence vs clear cut murder!!
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David Ruff July 7, 2014 at 08:48 am
I am not sure why this is a joke, Billy Peppers was run out because of his lack of experience evenRead More though he has spent his entire career in the local government sector and the majority on city council said he had a lack of experience as their main concern. It appears that Mr. Grant applied the same criteria the majority had done for Mr. Peppers and applied it (correctly) to Mr. Cummins. I am not sure why if this was a joke now that it wasn't a joke before when applied to a young, experienced and fresh face to the city. No need to answer, I think it is well received that this is another of a never ending jab that you seem to always send Mr. Grants way.
Change For Canton July 7, 2014 at 09:15 am
David Ruff, It is just Bill Bryan (Joe Johnson) being himself.
Joe Johnson July 7, 2014 at 10:51 am
Mr. Ruff if you will check the history of this site you will see that I have sent jabs towards quiteRead More a few politicians when they speak out of both sides of their mouth. In this case Mr. Grant expended considerable effort in promoting Mr. Peppers, who I believe to be a very fine man, for the job of city manager. The fact that Peppers was completely inexperienced not only in city management but inexperienced in any management did not matter to Grant. Now suddenly experience matters to Grant when it is not his guy.
State leaders say they will delay implementing the Georgia drug-testing law while a similar measure in Florida is sorted out in federal court. File|Patch
Nick M July 4, 2014 at 10:44 am
Mack, it's a waster of taxpayers money. Some facts about Florida where the law was passed and thenRead More stuck down: A U.S. judge has struck down a Florida law requiring drug screening for welfare recipients, saying that it violated the constitutional protection against unreasonable searches. The testing fee of $25 to $45 was to be repaid by the state if the test came back negative, but applicants who tested positive would have been barred from receiving benefits for a year. Judge Mary Scriven permanently halted enforcement of the law in her ruling. She agreed with an earlier court finding that "there is nothing inherent in the condition of being impoverished that supports the conclusion that there is a concrete danger that impoverished individuals are prone to drug use ..." During the time the law was in effect, about 2.6 percent of recipients tested positive for illegal drugs, mostly for marijuana, according to the court documents. The failure rate was well below that of the general population. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found in a 2009 survey that about, 8.7 percent, of the population aged 12 or older had used illicit drugs in the previous month. Generally, the courts have allowed suspicionless drug testing only when public safety is at risk, such as for armed officers or railroad workers who operate heavy equipment. http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/welfare.asp
erie July 8, 2014 at 03:07 am
Test the law makers to. Lets see what they popping, smoking and drinking too. I don't do drugsRead More unless my doctor give them to me. I'm will to bet that the people whos trying to make this law be getting high as can be to want to pass a law like this.
erie July 8, 2014 at 03:08 am
Test the law makers too. smiling
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Ric Honsa, CPA July 2, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Sorry, my ability to defend my self and my loved ones trumps their wishes that not carry my firearm.Read More With that noted, you assume that someone is a conservative because they carry a gun. You have no idea what each person believes from a political perspective.
Marlene Mitchell July 2, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I have often wondered what liability a store owner would have if a criminal shot and killed someoneRead More in their store. If by Targets request I didn't carry my gun into their store and I was shot and killed because I was unable to defend myself...how does Target proved that they were properly looking after my best welfare?? My bleeding corpse would make one wonder if Target did all they could to keep their customers safe. Would they have to prove it? OR....do the criminals have more rights than I do? I would think that a certain portion of my death would have to be their fault if they didn't take steps to keep ALL guns out of the store?? Thoughts?
Phil Evans July 5, 2014 at 01:47 pm
I believe Target is riding the fence to try and appease Bloomberg's Moms Demand Action as well asRead More trying not to make gun owners mad enough to not shop there. They do not yet have a hard policy of prohibiting guns. They are merely "asking" that we don't carry there. At least one person I know of has openly carried his pistol in a Target store since this announcement, with no issues. I say carry on as if they've not made the request, to show the public what this really is about - politics and not safety. All they can do is ask you to leave, and if they do, publicize it to help others avoid their stores.
Georgia's HB 459 may help decrease traffic jams. (Patch file photo)
Cain Harris July 7, 2014 at 10:35 pm
Speed limit was 75 or higher when I was a kid. Everyone drove 85 & 90. Now some folks considerRead More 75 to be too fast. The new law only makes the traffic flow better and let's face it, makes perfect sense unless you have an ego problem and don't like being passed.
janh999 July 9, 2014 at 09:04 am
Did some research & RAY J will be surprised to know that EVERY STATE has a law that slowerRead More traffic has move to the right. Some specify if doing the speed limit, some don't. But in any case, when you learn to drive it is in your little permit booklet in every state that you must move to the right for faster traffic to pass on your left. Maybe RAY J should check his facts before he spouts from the know all fountain.
janh999 July 9, 2014 at 09:07 am
Did some research & RAY J will be surprised to know that EVERY STATE has a law that slowerRead More traffic has move to the right. Some specify if doing the speed limit, some don't. But in any case, when you learn to drive it is in your little permit booklet in every state that you must move to the right for faster traffic to pass on your left. Maybe RAY J should check his facts before he spouts from the know all fountain. And for Mary Brown, Its illegal to pass on the right, that's why they made this law more clear. Its not up to you to decide who you will let pass, Its a law which makes you the problem
A new Georgia law allows districts to build policies for guns in hands of school staff. Schools aren't biting. What do you think? Patch file.
Brent Seeger July 1, 2014 at 02:56 pm
Its a great idea. They root out communists and subversives and fifth columnists and Obama supportersRead More and run them out of town with the rest of the illegals.
Drewboo July 1, 2014 at 03:30 pm
Who said anything about a woman? You are obviously trying to start crap lol. Nice try though.Read More Newsflash - we have male teachers and male nurses in 2014... back to what you said about an armed citizen not being able to pull the trigger - my thoughts exactly. A kid is shooting up the school and an armed citizen just might not be able to look at the child and shoot them. Our society doesnt look at children as target practice, so when presented with a child with a gun, I dont buy that the average citizen would shoot a child. So what I get from this back and forth is that you folks have opinions that go back and forth however you like to make a point and then you also like to start crap either that or you cant read. Teachers who cant read.... interesting.
Tonnia Cousins Blount July 16, 2014 at 10:57 am
Randytx June 28, 2014 at 07:52 am
Still can't believe there were enough ignorant voters in the County that still voted for Buzz, afterRead More his involvement in the Bobo scandal. His direct sign off on that debacle has us county taxpayers on the hook for decades.
Allah Tabul June 29, 2014 at 07:05 am
"..will surge pass.."?? Should be "..will surge PAST.." If that is MsRead More Cosby's actual quote, that only begs the question once asked by our great president, Mr. George W. Bush, who once wisely asked "Is our children learning?" As far as this Cosby woman goes, well I must quote Mr. Bush once more here: "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again." boom shakalaka amen!!
Brent Seeger June 29, 2014 at 03:55 pm
Allah Amen my brother. This broad is going to put a hurtin on the taxpayer!!
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Brent Seeger June 26, 2014 at 03:22 pm
Clem the rot has set in for sure. We have exactly two years to win this country back or the wholeRead More town will look like and Obamaville with American living in cardboard boxes and illegal aliens eating off sliver settings with clean sheets and free food and health care. The criminal Obama must be stopped.
Frank Jones June 29, 2014 at 03:44 pm
While I have no love for the the current board of commissioners, especially Ahrens & Johnston,Read More the alternatives weren't great picks either. In respect to the potential increase, it would seem that an increase in the millage rate wouldn't be necessary as home and property values have increased dramatically since last year. If property values have increased, then by default, tax collection will increase proportionally. Unfortunately, there aren't any Democrats in county office as they'd get us back in business. Unlike what all of you Republican Kool-Aid drinkers think, Obama hasn't destroyed the country with his foreign policy, domestic policy, or the Affordable Health Care act! The only policies destroying America belong to Republicans...I mean Koch brothers & Tea Party idiots.
Brent Seeger June 29, 2014 at 03:53 pm
Frank put down that crack pipe. You are way too high. Obama is the antichrist and a hard coreRead More communist.
nuclearjim June 13, 2014 at 08:41 pm
Carpetbagging meglomaniac.
Joe Johnson June 14, 2014 at 06:50 am
What in the world is all that squawking noise??? Why it sounds like chickens coming home toRead More roost....hahaha!!!
Aww Now June 14, 2014 at 10:08 am
Hire Cummings, he resigns from council. Then fire him. No more Cummings. This could be a brilliantRead More power play.
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