“Recently, I noticed a group of pedestrians becoming belligerent towards vehicles not yielding while they walked in front of traffic.”
— Marie Reyes, on why installing crosswalks on Sunset Dr near Bishop Park where the local farmers market is held Saturday mornings might be a good idea.
* * *
“…[B]ut none of it changes the fundamental problem with Oak Grove: its location in Athens’ greenbelt, the relatively undeveloped ring of open space just inside the county line. Nonetheless, the rezone is headed for easy passage at the July 7 Commission meeting, according to all accounts.”
— Ben Emanuel, writing about how despite some positive final tweaks to plans for a big box grocery store and expanded retail area, the whole Oak Grove development on Jefferson Road nevertheless remains a bad idea.
* * *
“We’re losing shelter bed options When we started counting in 2004, we counted 59 unsheltered persons. That number increased to 206 by 2009. Shelters have closed down, changed focus or are charging rent. The funding just isn’t there anymore.”
— Evan Mills, a community development specialist with Athens-Clarke Co. Human and Economic Development Dept., as quoted in a Flagpole Magazine article.
* * *
“This discussion isn't about Broun's political views, but rather his capacity to willfully distort the debate through the peddling of false information ... and, apparently, the inability of some folks to call him out on it.”
— Johnathan McGinity, explaining why taking Congressman Paul Broun to task for being intellectually dishonest is not a partisan cheap shot.