Friday, May 3, 2013
College football programs are not allowed to place website addresses or social media messages on the field due to rules that were recently amended by the NCAA. Tell us what you think of the athletic association’s decision.
#GoDawgs or #GoJackets? Whichever your preference, you won’t see either on an NCAA football field this fall. The NCAA’s recent “Bulletin on Field Markings, Uniforms, etc.” expressly prohibits “social media designations such as URL’s and hashtags” (Hashtags are words or phrases that are preceded by the # symbol that can be used online to group messages together or to rally support for a common cause, such as for a favorite team.). The rule means that while you may see your fellow fans using Twitter and other social media platforms while at the game, you won’t see “#SicemDawgs” between the hedges at Sanford Stadium or “#GaTech” on Historic Grant Field in Bobby Dodd Stadium. Speaking of UGA, another Southeastern Conference school, Mississippi…
Friday, March 29, 2013
Revised January figures show the actual January jobless rate was 8.1 percent.
Smyrna's unemployment rate rose to 8.4 percent in February, with 2,534 people counted as jobless in the Cobb County city. Just a few weeks ago the Georgia Department of Labor reported the city's January jobless rate at 8.4 percent, but after revisions the agency revealed the actual rate was 8.1 percent. An additional 110 workers were counted as unemployed last month. Smyrna retains the distinction of having the lowest unemployment rate of the three Cobb cities for which statistics are compiled, with Marietta at 8.7 percent and Kennesaw at 9 percent. Overall Cobb County's February unemployment rate was even better than those three cities, with 7.4 percent of the labor force considered jobless. That was a drop of four-tenths of a percent …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The move, which is gathering steam, is being done in the wake of President Obama's re-election
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Residents of Georgia and more than a dozen other states have filed petitions to secede from the United States, according to media reports. Residents of Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas and other states have filed the petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website, according to the Huffington Post. The Georgia petition, which already has more than 4,000 signatures, reads in part: "...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government..." The petitions come in the wake of President Obama winning a second …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Read Patch's live coverage of Nathan Deal's State of the State speech Tuesday night.
Here is your chance to share your thoughts and ask questions about the Governor's speech.