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First, I apologize for being a day late, posting my Thankful Thursday on a Friday. However, this week, I am grateful for the Oconee County Library. Now, I don't live in Oconee County, but, it is part of the Clarke County library system and is more convenient to my office. But, what I am thankful ...
Then unemployment rate in Athens rose slightly in December from 5.8% to 6.1%. However, that rise still places Athens well below both the U.S. national unemployment rate of 7.2% and the Georgia state unemployment rate of 8.1%. The Univerisity of Georgia is contributing to the Athens employment sta...
How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb? It depends upon the breed. 1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb? 2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring t...
          Photograph Copyright Mike Saunders, 2009.
Kiplinger.com has released it's 2009 rankings of the 100 best values in public colleges and universities in the U.S. The University of Georgia has been rated #4 for in state students and #14 for out of state students. The schools are ranked first on academic quality and then on a combination of c...
Most of you know who Gary Sinise is, the lead actor on CSI NY and the acadamy award winning actor for portraying Lt. Dan Taylor in the movie Forest Gump.  One thing you might not know about him is that he is an accomplished bassist and along with his friend, Kimo Williams ( a Viet Nam vet) have f...
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.... This weeks item to be thankful is the forethought of the framers of the U.S. constitution in writing the first amendment providing all the citizens of the United States to exercise (or not) the religion of their choice. While ...
  A Living Will Is Important To Relationships My wife and I were sitting in the living room and I said to her, "Just so you know, I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug." My wife got up, unplugged th...
As if being home to the University of Georgia as well as the center of a strong music scene which included the genesis of the the bands R.E.M., The B-52's and Widespread Panic, Athens, GA now has another reason to brag. It has just been named as one of the Dozen Distinctive Detinations by the Nat...
My wife and I have both ahd the worst cold we have had in years this week. Well, hers started last week and then I caught it this week. We were both pretty well flattenned by these colds. This week, I am thankful for better living through chemistry. Let me explain, though, both my wife and I try ...

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