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Dan April 23, 2014 at 11:27 pm
Kristal thank you for the detailed update on the trial. Nice work.
David R April 23, 2014 at 11:39 pm
Yes, Kristal....thanks for the updates and insight. Much appreciated.
Mealy Man April 23, 2014 at 11:47 pm
There's a prowler on my front porch. Do I have to call the Chairman of the Cherokee RepublicanRead More Party before I call 911 or can I wait until after?
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Nicholas Arzio April 23, 2014 at 11:36 pm
Beef cake!
Sunny in SD April 23, 2014 at 11:49 pm
Starting the diabetes early........
Socrates Cee April 24, 2014 at 12:24 am
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
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Digs April 24, 2014 at 12:15 am
How was the homeowner supposed to know if these kids were armed or not? It was probably dark. MostRead More likely, the teens had heard around the neighborhood that this guy was an easy mark and decided to subject him to further victimization. In any case, just like the Trayvon incident, we were not there and do not know the full story. He had every right to defend himself and his property.
Steve April 24, 2014 at 12:24 am
Bernhard Geotz didn't finish off one of his victims that ended up dain bramaged in a wheel chair soRead More Geotz was sued for millions and had to go BK.
Steve April 24, 2014 at 12:39 am
Sneaking into a house that's unlocked is one thing but BREAKING AND ENTERING? Then why don't copsRead More just shoot to wound? Unlike the movies someone can feign injury after a gunshot. They could start begging for their lives and all of a sudden one lunges at you and the other one gets you, BAM!....."Adios"
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Dave April 23, 2014 at 09:24 pm
David Brown, this law doesn't change anything about having guns in homes. Your fears areRead More unrealistic.
David Brown April 23, 2014 at 10:04 pm
Dave, I would be fearful of knocking on your door or even approaching you for directions.
M April 23, 2014 at 10:19 pm
Dave, Fort Hood is a military base. The good guys in the military use...wait for it...guns.Read More According to your claim, if the good guys had guns, which they in fact did, the outcome would have been different? Please explain how. I agree firearms should be kept in safes. Too often in the headlines are stories of some sibling accidentally shot their sister, some family member shoots another during a domestic dispute, a car gets broken into and firearms are stolen, the list goes on and on. Note that in my post, I said people with guns are dangerous. Guns themselves obviously need human intervention to operate, thus the deadly combination. Just like a cigarette only causes cancer when smoked. This nation would benefit greatly from focusing on getting firearms out of the hands of criminals and those that misuse them, as they belong only within the care of those that are properly trained and enforcers of the law.
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Case closed April 23, 2014 at 07:47 pm
Case closed
Case closed April 23, 2014 at 08:39 pm
One more comment. Doesn't that pic wanna make you vomit. Gross bogus women. Case closed
Mike April 23, 2014 at 09:48 pm
No Hillary. Vote GOP. Stop the decline of America.
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Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Cops got a chance to play with their toys. Relax people. It's not like you had to respondRead More personally. Stop saying it's a waste of money. Then money is absolutely minimal. These guys were not called away from their golf games. I would also like to compliment the responders for not accidentally killing someone. It showed professionalism and did not add to the "trend" of killing "innocent" people; which is becoming an issues to watch. The people incensed over this should focus their anger on plastic shopping bags as many others are doing over at another great Patch piece. Evil lurks at the checkout counters across America!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Linda Mahoney >> the doorbell prank was just that, a prank, that involved actual self risk,Read More courage and cost nothing to do. these brats today have no respect for wasting resouces whilst sitting ontheir fanny all day.
Steven Oathkeeper April 23, 2014 at 09:09 pm
Like the video game has something to do with it, who writes this rubbish? Next they will be sayingRead More is a shooter and we here to grab all your guns. As if. ~OathkeeprOne. constitution before corrupt govt.
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nybelleinga April 23, 2014 at 08:33 pm
Look, Cherokee County Schools are what they are and they're not going to change because the public,Read More by and large, doesn't care to inform themselves. People here just "do things the way we've always done them" and God help anyone who asks questions or stands up for the best idea because the way it used to be done is ineffective, inefficient or just plain sucks. Got that message loud and clear. Our family is moving back to the north. It's horrendous here and I'm sad for the students but my kids will have a brighter future.
Chad casey April 23, 2014 at 08:49 pm
Well, I guess since the board said that she spent 10k of the tax payers money, then it's has to beRead More true. Again, why are we focusing on Yankee Marlow. Here a thought for ya.....UGA loses 2 football games and people are ready to behead Mark Richt, but we're Ok with 78% graduation rate. At some point you have to ask...."are our priorities a little jacked up?" Maybe you will better understand if I use a quote from forrest gump "He must be the stupidest son of a bitch alive, but he sure is fast"
Mealy Man April 23, 2014 at 10:51 pm
Bye, nellybelly. I hope that NY has better success overcoming the challenges that your child facesRead More by being raised by someone with such a propensity for the run-on sentence. Chad, I find the parallels that you draw between Benghazi, Richt, Forrest Gump, Jihad, and Dr. P to be fascinating. Tell me more. You sound very sane.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Seamus Carty April 23, 2014 at 06:44 pm
Why do we discriminate based on race to show that discrimination based on race is wrong?
Seamus Carty April 23, 2014 at 06:47 pm
"The goal of Affirmative was to right an over two hundred years wrong." My family did notRead More get to the US until 1948. Are we part of the two hundred years of wrong? Why should my orthopedic surgeon's kid get preferential treatment over my nephew (son of a plumber) based on the relative complexions?
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Hmm--it's all about academics. That's awesome. I wonder why kids play lacrosse or volunteer atRead More church, or play an instrument. After all, you shoulndt take into account one factor other than test scores. Cool. I just happen to think that not many of you believe that's the way it works.
A lawsuit filed April 22, 2014, challenges the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. File photo
Chris P April 23, 2014 at 06:36 pm
amy2go please explain why the tax status of a church has any bearing on this arguement?
Chris P April 23, 2014 at 06:55 pm
Michael Hipp if you wish to engage in a meaningful debate then be more respectful in your comments.
Rebecca Kennedy April 23, 2014 at 09:15 pm
Gay marriage should not be allowed. There are other states that allow it move there.
Matt Quinn in a 2012 mug shot where he was charged with possession of marijuana. Credit: Cherokee Sheriff's Office
john wreyford April 23, 2014 at 01:42 pm
I HATE IGNORANT REPORTING!!! TEGUS ARE NOT A BANNED SPECIES IN ANY STATE!!! THEY ARE CONSIDERED ARead More EVASIVE SPECIES IN FLORIDA. FLORIDA ONLY REQUIRES THEY BE REGISTERED AND MICRO CHIPPED!!! GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!!!!!
kevinowhite April 23, 2014 at 07:24 pm
I hate ignorant posts written in all caps, especially when they don't read the entire story. CheckRead More out the last 2 paragraphs.
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nybelleinga April 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm
Why do we care about this?
nybelleinga April 23, 2014 at 01:41 pm
I have children at CCA and we have had a generally positive experience there. I believe that thereRead More is much more opportunity for idea exchange and collaboration than other elementary schools locally provide. The kids are generally encouraged and able to discuss their ideas and problem solve in the classroom more than we had experienced at another local elementary school. Why the hate towards CCA? I really don't understand it.
kevinowhite April 23, 2014 at 11:02 pm
Malcolm may be on to something about Marlow having valid points...as she is pulling her kids out ofRead More CCA. So, nybelleinga, maybe you should ask Marlow herself about "all the hate" towards CCA.
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Susan Harris April 23, 2014 at 10:12 pm
Tamara, what social studies standards are you talking about? The Common Core only covers standardsRead More in literacy and math. There are no CC standards for science or history. Are you talking about state standards?
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 11:35 pm
Common Core has science and social studies standards - they were written after math and ELA - theyRead More have not been implemented yet. They are more controversial so math and ELA was put thru first to pave the way.
Tamara April 24, 2014 at 12:18 am
Many articles on CC not being validated, and reducing standards and achievement - not the other wayRead More around... http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=7bf08782-fe34-49d9-ba23-f95e21905f04&c=d6f00600-ac37-11e3-8bb0-d4ae528ed502&ch=d7b7c2d0-ac37-11e3-8bc0-d4ae528ed502
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.