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It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
Georgia ranks first in the nation for growth in women-owned businesses. File|Patch
Adriana April 5, 2014 at 07:45 am
What a misleading headline....top in growth is different than top on business! If we went from 1Read More woman owned business to 2 that would be 100% growth. Just sayin'. Lame, Patch, lame.
Home Depot founder Ken Langone is backing away from his comparison of populist appeals to Nazi Germany. Credit: Screenshot from Fox News on YouTube
Daniella Ruiz March 20, 2014 at 03:00 pm
when the majority of Home Despots sales are derived from products made in american factories, onRead More american soil, made by americans, i might think kindly of every one of these corporate shills and conmen. until then, they ARE the problem, just as General Motors had factories in Nazi germany making war vehicles that helped kill american soldiers. split a company apart with some clever paperwork and then say its 'not ours' is a crime, and a despicable, fraudulent representation of life values. if these types want to 'give back' to america, they can start building factories, products and create jobs here, too bad they don't know a thing about the real world.
Harry Ball March 20, 2014 at 03:06 pm
Why make things in America if you are forced to pay outrageous taxes or have to deal with a unionRead More that pushes for ridiculous wages for unskilled labor?
Forward.... March 20, 2014 at 04:03 pm
Unions got you a 40 hour work week, 2 weeks paid vacations, child labor laws and decent wages.Read More Unskilled labor are the CEO's of these major corporations, banks, hedge funds who get uninformed people like you to carry their water, and won't even give you a drink. The 10 most profitable corporations in this county pay less than 9% and over 2/3 don't pay federal corp. taxes what-so-ever. Some even get a refund with all of the loop holes. Union have been dismantled, that protected peoples right to fair wages. Corporations continue to profit billions of dollars, but the trickle doesn't happen, never has and won't while they have their puppets carrying their water as if one day, they're going to make you rich,rich,rich. And Harry, your Romney point about 47% of people don't pay taxes is so 2012! They don't pay federal income tax because they are the working poor and live in poverty.
The interior of the new Buffalo’s Cafe that opened this week in the Acworth-Kennesaw area on Cobb Parkway. Credit Special
wmsmom March 14, 2014 at 10:56 am
It's at the other end of the shopping center where the Dunkin Donuts is. Behind Goodyear. But, IRead More agree, some specifics would prove helpful. Why did the last Buffalo's go away - LuLu's is there now?
CNN founder and philanthropist Ted Turner is reportedly being treated for appendicitis in a South American hospital. Credit: Screenshot from TIME video
Octo Slash March 9, 2014 at 10:46 am
I'm not afraid to speak the truth either. Ted Turner is as crazy as a s---house rat.
David Brown March 9, 2014 at 04:41 pm
I wonder why someone, like Octo Slash, feels the need to go on Patch and post comments usingRead More vulgarity, even when it is disguised vulgarity?
Kenneth Stepp March 10, 2014 at 12:31 pm
This is a man that calls us peons "worthless eaters". I guess he should remind his healthRead More care workers how much better his "species" is than theirs.
Georgia's unemployment rate decreased to 7.3 percent in January, but still trails the nation rate of 6.6 percent. Credit: Patch file
Jon Doe March 7, 2014 at 01:26 pm
JMichael, your points may be taken a little more seriously and you may find people more willing toRead More debate if you ditched the name calling. "DittoHeads", "ChristoClowns", etc.
Harry Ball March 7, 2014 at 01:50 pm
From Merriam-Webster debt noun \ˈdet\ : an amount of money that you owe to a person, bank,Read More company, etc. : the state of owing money to someone or something : the fact that you have been influenced or helped by someone or something The White House website proves that debt has DOUBLED under Obama and the Democrats watch. The Democrats controlled Senate and the House of Reps on January 3rd, 2007 so quit trying to blame Bush.
jMichael March 7, 2014 at 02:04 pm
Well, Jon. It is my understanding that "DittoHeads" is what Rush's followers callRead More themselves. I think I am correct here. [ ] As regards "ChristoClowns" .. there is no more apt expression for the Bachmannites of the GOP. They are a clownish embarrassment to Christianity, to the GOP, and to this Nation. I surely would not regard them as "Christian, nor would anyone else who walks the Path of Jesus. They merit no greater regard than did the Scribes and Pharisees [Matthew 23:...] "ChristoClowns" it is. And if the GOP manages to get its act together, these Preposterous Pretenders will be sent packing before they drag the party into a ditch too deep. 2014/2016 will tell the tale. [ ] i'll give you (and Harry) the last words. Thanks for your engagement with me. jMichael
Credit: Cobb EMC
Erik Fernald February 27, 2014 at 06:51 am
The customers/dividend payouts were supposed to be well over $200 million, this sets a terribleRead More precedent for future lawsuits. String it out, make em' settle for less. $100 million plus bargain for Cobb EMC.
Raymond R. Reines March 5, 2014 at 07:54 pm
And now they have the audacity to stick a wireless electronic monitoring device on your home withoutRead More our knowledge or consent, then charge an extortion fee to those members who want to maintain their privacy, security and health...in their own homes..!!!
Screenshot from Paula Deen Youtube channel.
Jyll Jordan February 25, 2014 at 11:12 am
I agree 100%! I think Food Network, and all those who dropped her like a hot potato, should beRead More ashamed of themselves. I wonder if they would be proud of everything they have said behind closed doors over their lifetime! How petty can we get??!!
bobby black February 25, 2014 at 06:42 pm
You should hear what THEY call each other when several of them get together and start jiving.
Robert Searl February 26, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I still cannot help but wonder if her decision to get back in the saddle is business or moral.
Use of Square at Atlanta businesses, Jan. 28-29. Credit: Square
Scott February 13, 2014 at 04:11 pm
Yep. Can tell you from experience. You basically lose a weeks worth of business. At least nextRead More Valentines, we wont have much to beat...
Karen Harris February 15, 2014 at 04:29 pm
Makes me nervous that so much revolves around what we spend....
Whole Foods Market features a fresh and enticing selection of natural foods in their purest state, free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, and preservatives as well as hydrogenated fats. Credit: Patch file
Green Life February 16, 2014 at 05:49 pm
I'm thrilled. I hope they design it like the Avenues: lots of ornamental maples for shade, a coupleRead More fountains to enjoy, benches to sit on, wide walkways, a traffic-free zone for Whole Foods to sell their pumpkins and plants, outdoor tables to eat on. We already have plenty of ugly, lazy developments that have nothing but a parking lot and zero appeal.
West Cobb March 29, 2014 at 08:20 pm
You can thank Helen Goreham for our lack of Trader Joe's.
Marge young March 31, 2014 at 12:44 pm
Sine Whole Foods and John Fuqua will put their "wonderful" development on top of myRead More disabled daughter's home of 10+ years, I hope that they will give my disabled daughter a job -- she works only 4 hours per week, (or less) close by and will have to find a place to live, a place to work and handicapped transportation. How about it, ladies and gents.
Atlanta's Coca-Cola is teaming up with Keurig to offer a countertop Coke machine. File|Patch
Jena Anton February 13, 2014 at 10:19 am
@sigvard jensen, coke in a glass bottle is available at most grocery stores. Some even sell MexicanRead More coke, which is sold in bottles and made with sugar cane instead of HFCS.
Jena Anton February 13, 2014 at 10:23 am
@Octo Slash I disagree. Coca-Cola deploys massive quality control efforts. This product isRead More essentially a home soda fountain and will taste no different. Soda fountains and freestyle machines around the world replicate precise Coca-Cola flavor every day using a very similar process.
Laura February 13, 2014 at 01:52 pm
I don't need another machine, they should have teamed with Soda Stream and allowed them to sell CokeRead More syrup
A new mixed-use development looks as if it's coming to Kennesaw. Credit: Patch file
LegalService February 3, 2014 at 09:09 pm
The Kennesaw Mayor has already said that this plot of 53 acres is going to be annexed into Kennesaw.Read More This of course was news to Cobb County commissioners. You might wonder what sort of deal has been brewing between Mayor Mathews and Fuqua. Clearly this has been in the works for some time as the trailer park on that land is already 'under contract'. Did Fuqua get any incentives or tax breaks promised to him and his firm? Why is the City now so interested in bringing this plot of land into Kennesaw? Some questions need to be answered here and I don't detect any interest from the City in providing them. Just FYI: Fuqua has a nice web site at: http://fuquadevelopment.com/ but there may be some unhappy people around Metro Atlanta, see: Jeff Fuqua, Atlantas Most Controversial Developer at: http://clatl.com/atlanta/jeff-fuqua-atlantas-most-controversial-developer/Content?oid=9217716