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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
Center for Civil and Human Rights/Facebook
David Brown June 24, 2014 at 01:17 pm
"Lone Stranger", I'm thrilled that you're such an authority on what the Civil RightsRead More Movement stands for. Maybe you should be a tour guide at the Center.=)
Lone Stranger June 24, 2014 at 02:40 pm
David you can be a tour guide at the KY factory. Go back and ask your mom for more milk and cookies.Read More
"E Pluribus Unum" June 24, 2014 at 04:28 pm
David Brown, count me in on being excited The Center is located in Atlanta. This project has taken aRead More long journey to finally get here.
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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