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Turner Field in Atlanta. File|Patch
RFZZZZZ April 10, 2014 at 07:39 am
Some days no matter what one tries, things don't always go the way one had planned. Just ask theRead More Archbishop.
Allah Tabul April 10, 2014 at 07:41 am
'flame retardant'? Some stupid liberal will probably try to change that to 'flame handicapped'.
wmsmom April 13, 2014 at 09:15 pm
No, the name doesn't need to change when it's used in the proper context. Your thoughts areRead More handicapped though, if that helps?
WXIA-TV Facebook screenshot.
Stephanie Wright April 2, 2014 at 10:59 am
If you want to find solutions to the discipline policies in Gwinnett County, consider training withRead More the Parent Leadership Institute (thepli.org) to learn ways to be an empowered agent of positive change in the lives of Gwinnett children.
Ellen H April 2, 2014 at 12:36 pm
Try charging the bully who beat him up with assault. Not the school who had nothing to do with it. ORead More yeah let's sue the school and state for a few millions $
The Tech Tower on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Courtesy Georgia Tech Facebook page
Susan March 28, 2014 at 09:03 am
Now if Georgia can get some jobs for these grads. Only 2 companies in the last engineering job fairRead More were from Georgia. Sad we send our best out of state!
petluvr March 28, 2014 at 10:39 am
Yeah GT!
Road Scholar March 29, 2014 at 09:18 am
Not all Tech grads can stay here in Georgia.We are spread across the world! Another result of theirRead More enrollment policy and the needs of the world! When you are one of the best, non Georgians want you. When I was looking for a job , I had a few out of state firms state that they would like to add a GT grad to their staff. Cross "pollination" I guess!
Sumedh Garimella (right) won the 53rd Georgia Association of Educators State Spelling Bee Friday in Atlanta. Credit: Georgia Association of Educators
Al R. March 24, 2014 at 04:49 pm
First off, congratulations to Sumedh--he has obviously worked very hard to get to this point. AndRead More congratulations to all the others for making it to the state bee. Unfortunately, many of them are probably in tears at this point. :( In the story, Sumedh said: “I’ve been waiting for this for about five to six years.” I find that statement rather frightening. So, he's been forced to study for this competition since he was around 8 years old??? That fits what I've read about spelling-bee parents. Some kids are forced to study spelling 8 hours a day in the summer (yes, even in the summer!), and often study close to 40 hours a week for the bee even during the school year. (A couple of years ago, the mother of one boy competing in the National Spelling Bee estimated that her child had spent around 8,000 hours total over 5 years studying for the bee.) Frankly, that's just child abuse. When I was in high school, my piano teacher required us to practice 6 hours a week--that is, about an hour a day. That's reasonable for a hobby. The same should hold true for spelling. If you make your kid study spelling for more than an hour a day (and even that may be too long), something's seriously wrong IMO. I wonder how many of these kids would study for the spelling bee at all if their parents told them, "Listen, you don't have to enter the spelling bee, but you can if you want to. Just make sure you keep things in perspective and are having fun, and don't overdo it. After all, it's just a contest--nothing more"?? Besides, a childhood is a terrible thing to waste. And decades of research have shown that, when parents place a high emphasis on achievement, it can produce very unhappy kids. OTOH, cultivating the skills that kids need for happiness is the best bet for their long-term success. Anyway, I digress. Best wishes to Sumedh. :)
Dr. Edwin D. Harrison, former president of Georgia Tech. Credit: University website
Sara Eads February 28, 2014 at 05:08 pm
Want happened to the person who used to be the editor of PATCH? A Ms. Murchison (Spelling?), IRead More believe. Just curious as I thought she was a good editor.
Richelle Murray March 2, 2014 at 02:51 pm
***** They need to contact :Navy Personnel Command (PERSCOM) out of Millington, TN. His obituary:Read More Harrison is survived by his two sons; Robert and Richard; and his four grandsons; Matthew, Michael, Daniel and David. The family, according to Ancestry.com's 1930 census is from Jefferson, Alabama.
wle atlanta II March 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm
'jefferson' is probably jefferson county , the birmingham area wle
Stugis, the owl that is the mascot for Kennesaw State University, meets the media. Credit: Screenshot from Atlanta Journal-Constitution video
flowerdychild February 26, 2014 at 11:42 am
I live in Kennesaw and have two owls living in my woods. They dont like it when I even try to getRead More pics, I can only imagine how terrified the owl "mascot" must be. Dress someone in a mascot costume and quit using Gods beautiful animals as a sick way to entertain people. Phyllis, u just have to ignore those hateful responses, some people are just ignorant.
Kirsten February 26, 2014 at 11:06 pm
Exactly--interesting, Patch, how your "sampling" of comments used in the article seemsRead More decidely one-sided.
Pam Mossack Doughty February 27, 2014 at 12:59 am
PETA actually DID try to get UGA to eliminate UGA and use a robotic dog. Not thinking that willRead More happen. Phyllis, so you're saying that we shouldn't have dogs as pets? REALLY? What is your suggestion to do with the abundance of dogs in the world? I am seriously asking you. And PETA has been documented with tossing euthanized dogs that they "rescued" into dumpsters, so PLEASE stop glorifying them.
Stugis, the owl that is the mascot for Kennesaw State University, meets the media. Credit: Screenshot from Atlanta Journal-Constitution video
Robert Searl February 26, 2014 at 06:35 pm
In the photo, Sturgis has that "Yo, PETA, don't mess with my gig!" look.
Laura February 28, 2014 at 09:20 am
Mike Ross , nicely stated! I couldn't agree more!!
David Tiffany March 2, 2014 at 10:04 am
While I agree, generally, with Mike Ross, he goes a bit overboard - just as the PETA people do. TheRead More owl undoubtedly lives better than other members of its species, rather than the other way around. PETA should spend its time and resources trying to protect animals that are truly being treated abusively. Mike should also tone it down. The people at PETA are not evil, but only want the best possible treatment for the animals that share our planet.
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