Showing posts from November 23, 2014

DNR captain recognized for contributions to boating safety

Oconee man remembers when he encountered Buffalo's cold winters

Southern Democrats Urge A Return To Party Basics

Rise of the Titans: North Oconee in state quarterfinals

Be careful when frying Thanksgiving turkey

BOC schedules extra meetings during holiday season

McKoy: Paint your nails, put on your fuzzy socks, and be thankful

Residents make volunteering a holiday tradition

Watkinsville city clerk named grand marshal for Christmas Parade - Oconee Enterprise: Lifestyles

Local Community Members Hold Legislative Breakfast

Come what may to Kumquat Mae, I still love the restaurant and the Tailored Event was wonderful

Everyone who reads this blog knows I am a huge fan of the bakery/restaurant Kumquat Mae that used to be located on Barnett Shoals Road in Watkinsville but recently moved to Mitchell Bridge Road in Athens. My loyalties do not waver because of a county line or a little rain, so I was very happy to attend the Tailored Event with drinks from the Old Pal (damn that vermouth) and the National as well as Tracey Stewart of Kumquat Mae.
The evening started with a salmon paste on crackers and drinks from a very overworked bartender from the Old Pal. I stuck with the tried and true gin and tonic, which had a color I do not remember in my decades of drinking the ol' gin and tonic. But it was tasty nonetheless. We then grazed on a variety of outstanding venison, chocolate and cake, as well as roasted cauliflower, potatoes and sweet potato soup among various treats.

Condor Chocolates will be opening in Five Points soon with amazing dark chocolate desserts. I look forward to tasting more of Pet…

Michael Moore: What's ahead for education in Georgia

Feds probe Kingston campaign

Sports author switches gears to write 'Athens'

High school roundup: Two more victories for Oconee Co. wrestling

Why bother with a general election?

Georgia needs a new generation of better candidates, and not just good ol' boy lobbyist/preacher types either. We need women and man, young and old, black and white, red and yellow, pink and green. The Democratic party better define themselves better or ass wipes like Rush Limbaugh and Eric Erickson and John Padgett will do it for us. Since when did education become so uncool? Why is conservation not hip with conservatives? Why do women never get elected statewide in Georgia? We need to have articulate, intelligent, capable candidates in every race up and down the board. We need to show that sexual preference really has no bearing on governmental performance. That marriage between the same gender will not cause Stone Mountain to crumble, and legal marijuana will not destroy families. We need to stand for something besides mediocrity and closing hospitals.

Why bother with a general election?

Thompson files Medical Marijuana Legislation

Sincerely,  Dan Matthews

Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:38:28 -0500
Subject: Release - Thompson files Medical Marijuana Legislation

RELEASE November 24, 2014 For Immediate Release
Liz Flowers
Senate Democratic Caucus

Thompson Files Medical Marijuana Legislation

'We have the opportunity to provide doctors with an additional tool'

Atlanta, Ga. - November 24, 2014 - Georgia State Senator Curt Thompson (D-Norcoss) today pre-filed legislation that would legalize medical marijuana, along with a separate measure that would legalize and regulate marijuana retail sales to adults.

"Few would disagree that physicians need every good tool in their medical toolbox to provide the best health care possible to their patients. Whether that tool is a new diagnostic test, a new antibiotic or a form of proven pain reliever, doctors need the ability to provide the best possible short and long-term …

Delta has Obama’s back on ‘much-needed’ immigration reform | Political Insider blog

'Incredible' homecoming for Oconee County alum McGarity

Watkinsville company gets Army gig

UPDATE: American Material Handling, Inc.,*** Watkinsville, Georgia (SPE8EC-15-D-0002), has been added as an awardee to the multiple award contract issued against solicitation #SPM8EC-11-R-0004.

North Oconee makes history, Monsignor Donovan and Oconee County lose