Mike's Greater Athens Area Blog and Then Some

Real Estate Agent - Lanier Partners
Life & Real Estate in and Around Athens Ga.



The Athens-Clarke County unemployment rate dropped slightly in November, from 6.1% in October to 5.9%. However, the rate is still up 2.4% from last November. Overall, the Athens employment scene is better than both the Georgia state unemployment rate of 7.5% and the U.S. national unemployment rat...
A teenage blonde girl, wanting to earn some extra money for the summer  decided to hire herself out as a 'handy-woman' and  started canvassing  a nearby well-to-do neighborhood. She went to the front door of the first house, and asked the owner if he  had any odd jobs for her to do. "Well, I gues...
Ok, I am a day late on this post, but, yesterday was Christmas and I spent the day with my wife and her sister, who came over for the day, not blogging. But, that is not what I am thankful for. My wife is a hard person to buy gifts for and quite often our tastes, well, let's just say they vary. S...
Just wishing all you here in the rain a very merry Christmas, which is the day that I celebrate. Or a happy and wonderful Chanukah, Kwanza, or just a day with the family. Whatever you celebrate, or don't celebrate, I wish you a day filled with peace and joy and the love of your families. I just w...
One of the best newsmen ever has stepped down. Brit Hume has stepped down as host of Fox News Special Report. He will continue to appear at times as a political contributor as well as continue to contribute as a panelist on Fox News Sunday. Hume is well respected across the broadcast spectrum for...
There I was yesterday morning, had everything planned, was sitting down just getting ready to fill out Christmas cards for my local clients. My phone rings and it isn't even 8:30, I didn't recongnize the number and said to myself "Great, another lead coming in". The voice on the other end asks "I...
This is week 4 in my 52 weeks of Thanksgiving series and this week I will express my thanks for my grandson, Daniel. Just when I was thinking I might never be a grandfather, my son and daughter-in-law announced they were expecting and in October of the that year Daniel, my one and only grandchild...
Jack decided to go skiing with his buddy, Bob. So they loaded up Jack's mini van and headed north. After driving for a few hours, they got caught in a terrible blizzard.  They pulled into a nearby farm and asked the attractive lady who answered the door if they could spend the night. "I realize i...
It has been a long, slow year with another one coming up soon. Serious buyers and sellers have been a bit hard to come by. But I have my business plan completed for next year, my goals set and some clients lined up. So now what? Here we are in the holiday season, Thanksgiving was just two weeks a...
another test post, Richard says they are working.

Mike Saunders

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