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Plans are under way for the 60th annual Tucker Day festival. Credit: Tucker Day website
Octo Slash April 15, 2014 at 08:36 am
Wait....what? Oh...I read the headline wrong. It's 'Tucker', with a 'T'. Thank god.
Bob April 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm
Does Tucker Day conflict with Lakeside Day? Oh wait.... ;-)
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Steven Spiegel April 21, 2014 at 09:52 pm
The way the house looks maybe the husband found them while he was expanding his Meth Lab !!!
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
art doyle April 15, 2014 at 07:52 am
noah was a story in a book. just sayin'
M L Goins April 15, 2014 at 11:16 am
I am a Christian and have accepted Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God as my Lord andRead More Saviour. Some of you posting must not have actually heard what Pastor John Hagee said. What he said was, that when other blood moons ocurred that something significant ocurred regarding the Jews, the blood moon of 1492 and the expulsion edict to remove all Jews from Spain, the 1948 blood moon Israel became a nation, the 1967 blood moon and the six day war resulting in some Israeli land being reclaimed. Pastor Hagee said NOTHING about the end of the world ocurring to coincide with the four blood moons ( he did however say people would say he did - which looking at these posts some have misconstrued his words). Perhaps all the posters that are commenting on what Pastor Hagee said should actually hear what he said PRIOR to commenting/mocking/judging. Pastor Hagee and his statements. Perhaps, in time, we will see if the government of Israel has made a significant decision today. Personally (my very own personal opinion- no Biblical prophecy just me), I hope they decide NOT to ever release any more terrorists from prison to bribe the palestinians to "talk" about making a peace agreement.....just saying....
Tom Hollman April 15, 2014 at 11:36 am
THIS ALL HAS TO DO WITH ORBITAL POSITIONING-----------------JUST SAYING.
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Snow April 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm
Any druids left in NorthDruidHills to do some kind of really cool blood moon ceremony? Dance aroundRead More drinking blood orange juice, covered in red feathers, something, anything? No? What ARE those people doing in the header photo anyway???
Snow April 11, 2014 at 01:07 pm
Ooo... this post is everywhere. Now I am in Dacula- named after Dracula's younger brother, I assume?Read More Yes? No? A hint maybe?
To encourage pet adoptions, all adoptable dogs and cats are $25 this month at DeKalb County Animal Services. File|Patch
Kourtesan Atlanta April 11, 2014 at 07:56 am
Sad, in a couple of ways. I know their heart is in a good place adopting out at $25 to save them.Read More But at the same time they are condemning some of them to death, at the hands of people who look for deals like this to buy fighting and bait dogs.
Courtesy Jeremy Woodhouse/Getty Images
Decaturette April 9, 2014 at 11:19 am
Silly Octo Slash. No crimes were committed here in these examples. It's not profiling if someoneRead More meets the description (and that means age, sex, height, weight, clothing, tattoos, behavior, not just skin color) of a suspect being actively sought. It's profiling if someone is stopped who would not be stopped if everything else were the same, but the skin color was white. It's inefficient use of police time and disrespectful to law-abiding residents of a neighborhood.
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino April 9, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Nice report Deanne and thanks for sharing. In Cobb where I reside we (the Cobb United for ChangeRead More Coalition and Cobb Immigrant Alliance) have a good working relationship with the Cobb County Police Department and other police departments, where they meet with us regularly, open their books on arrests and even unsolved crime reports (broken down by race), discuss citizen complaints, and work in many ways together to prevent racial profiling and treat everyone with equity. We recently sponsored Healing Racism workshops and over 25 public safety personnel attended, including top brass. We have seen marked progress in the couple of years that we took this more conciliatory rather than confrontational approach.
Deanne April 11, 2014 at 09:49 am
Decaturette and Richard, thanks for weighing in. (Thanks to Octo Slash too, although I'm not quiteRead More sure I've grasped your point.) Decaturette's and Richard's comments emphasize the importance of how we engage as neighbors with each another and as residents with our police officers. As hectic as life is, getting to know neighbors often becomes one of those things you keep meaning to get to, but... think about it: Could you identify by sight all of the folks in each residence on your street? The next street? Two streets over? For most of us that would be a real challenge. And to expect our police officers to recognize everyone in a community of 20,000 plus? It seems very unrealistic even as an aspirational goal. That's where community policing-- probably better described as community partnering-- comes in. By building relationships among neighbors block-by-block and through active participation in the Neighborhood Watch and other community programs offered by DPD, the bonds between neighbors and with DPD will strengthen. We're very fortunate in City of Decatur to have Decatur Police leadership that regularly seeks out opportunities to engage with the community. The DPD's standard of CPR-- courtesy, professionalism, and respect-- is embraced by police officers throughout the department. (Even in concerns relayed at the March 30 meeting, there was only one incident where the officer's demeanor was questioned.) Where we all need to strive to get to is where every resident feels equally comfortable within our community. To accomplish it, it'll require a willingness to take the leap of faith that we all share the same goal.
The nearly 6,400-square-foot home on Habersham Road sits on a 1.8-acre piece of property. Credit: Screenshot from 11Alive
don Gabacho April 6, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Archbishop or not, how can Gregory rationalize the manse and its wine cellar meeting the conditionRead More of the Mitchell donation? "For general religious and charitable purposes"? Does being Archbishop somehow exempt him from court of law?
Susan H. April 7, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Wait. The church actually used some of the $15 million to purchase the mansion? Or was the mansionRead More part of the donation? If the Archbishop actually spent $2.2 million of the $15 million (almost 15%) on this purchase in order to personally live in opulence, then I am completely shocked. If the mansion was part of the gift, then it should have been sold immediately - avoiding the costs of upkeep. I'm sorry that the Archbishop succumbed to greed and opulence, but happy that he finally did the right thing.
stanley seigler April 7, 2014 at 03:14 pm
@Susan H.,re: "I'm sorry that the Archbishop succumbed to greed and opulence, but happy that heRead More finally did the right thing" >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ me too but more sorry WS brokers/banker succumbed ... they do more harm than the bishop and will never do the right thing +++ still looking forward to FRANCIS' comments... he'll take the bidhop to the woodshed.
Archbishop Wilton Gregory with the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Credit: Patch file
"B" April 3, 2014 at 10:35 pm
Stanley - read the article - over 6500 sq. ft./ two kitchens, wine cellar (temporarily on hold),Read More etc. He was already living on million dollar property plus house across the street from Christ the King Church. There's no way to justify this!
stanley seigler April 3, 2014 at 11:00 pm
"read the article" +++ shudda read it: agree no way!!Read More >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> still would love to hear FRANCIS' comment ... not a catholic, but God i love that man... if i could have a beer with him i could die happy :)
Sal DePasquale April 4, 2014 at 08:42 am
Gregory gives a whole new meaning to a vow of poverty.
When should people have to register as sex offenders?
Jean Harlow March 26, 2014 at 04:10 pm
I watched over my children too, but it didn't prevent the abuse. You say that to protect ONE child,Read More that it's better than protecting the rights of a criminal. That's the issue. The registry ISNT protecting any children. But it does have unintentional consequences that affect the spouses, children, parents of those listed on the registry. You made wrong choices in your life, and got addicted to drugs. You turned your life around, and living an honorable life. But those convicted of s*x offenses are not allowed that same liberty. You say no one has proposed a plan that will protect children and change the registry, yet I have! Leave the registry to be available to LE ONLY. Then offer prevention services and education, that will prevent children from being harmed. Yet, not enough people are speaking up and demanding our law makers to work on prevention services that will decrease the # of victims. Since the registry has been made public, the numbers haven't decreased at all (I believe they have increased, but don't know that for sure). I'm tired of media & politicians lying to us, saying the registry will protect us, when it does nothing of the sort. The media lies so they can get ratings or sell papers, politicians lie, because they want to be re -elected. I have no reason to lie! My benefit is leaving a legacy that I was able to protect families from living this nightmare. As a parent, I understand your protectiveness. But we have been told to look for the monster hiding in the park bushes, waiting to strike, when in reality, they are people we know and trust with our kids, but are struggling with a battle beyond themselves to control without help. When you were addicted, were you able to kick your addiction on your own, or were you able to seek help? If you sought help, if you knew you would be prosicuted for using illegal drugs, would you have sought help? You have to admit, it makes sense. If it makes sense, then I emplore you to talk to your legislators to change the system and implement treatment programs for those who seek help if having devient thoughts.
Buck Harmon March 26, 2014 at 04:28 pm
Wow, this thread seems to have taken on some therapeutic writing qualities...glad to see it..
rwsmom March 26, 2014 at 07:18 pm
Steven: You sound like a very honest and compassionate man. I applaud you for all you have done forRead More your wife and family. That's honorable. I stand behind your sentiments about who you leave your children with and knowing who they are staying over night with, as I am the same way. I protect my children to the point they often got mad at me and despised my decisions. That's why it was so very hard to see my son convicted and handcuffed in a court of law. You see, the young lady lied about where and when this supposed "offense" took place. I KNEW where my son was and that he couldn't have possibly harmed her....he was at work, at a place behind our home. I could literally see his car! Yet, she got away with her lies and law enforcement never checked his alibis. Nor did our defense attorney think it was pertinent to bring alibis in his defense because she felt the jury would see through the young lady's lies. You asked a question, " What has this world come to when we worry more about the rights of our criminals then protecting our kids?" that I would like to answer. I am concerned for our nation's children. ALL of them for many reasons. Yes, I don't want harm done to a child any more than you do. Do you realize that 39.6% of all sexual crimes reported are accusing perpetrators who are under the age of 18? (10% of those are under the age of 12) Do you realize that more children are neglected, murdered and abused in any given year than they are molested? WE could safe our children from prosecution, neglect, murder AND abuse with the monies that are wasted on the registry. It's called education and family support. THAT's where our time, money and resources need to be spent. Again, your opinions matter to me. Together, we can all make a difference.