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Bremen, GA

Bremen Checkers

My mom and I were talking about the closing of Checkers today, and we were both in agreement the McDonalds next door is just horrible. Probably just as bad, if not worse, than the one in the Wal-Mart. I said, "You can put make-up on a pig and it'll still be a pig. You could put it in a dress and call it 'Honey Boo-Boo', but it's still a pig."  (Jul 21, 2013 | post #4)

Bremen, GA

Bremen Checkers

When and why did the Checkers between the McDonald's and Cracker Barrel on 27 close? I was heading over there to pick up some lunch for my family when I noticed it was closed. I saw the menu boards were removed from both sign frames at both drive-thru lanes. They were probably the best place to get a hamburger. Ever since the new McDonald's opened up, service has been slacking. They've always gotten my order wrong there. Wendy's is OK, but not the best Wendy's I've been to. Only time I'll eat at Hardee's is if I'm desperate. The staff at Checkers was always so friendly, and if there was going to be a delay on your food, they were sincerely apologetic. I told them I was OK with it; I was in no hurry. Every time I went there they always seemed to be bustling.  (Jul 20, 2013 | post #1)

Bremen, GA

Loud Noise Flash of Light

I was talking to a friend of mine who's currently staying at the Bremen Motel on 27 Bypass and he told me everyone there, even the owners, heard it, and it sounded like it came from behind the motel. I told him that it was more than likely a transformer blowing. I asked if the power went out at the motel. He said not at the motel itself, but the owner's house experienced a little flicker. I remember a couple of years ago a transformer blowing somewhere near the high school. It sounded like a loud thunderclap, and at first I thought it was about to rain. Got ready to shut my computer down and unplug it, but noticed it wasn't getting ready to rain at all. Soon the power went out in our house, and that's when I put 2 and 2 together and figured it was a blown transformer.  (May 2, 2013 | post #6)

Bremen, GA

am vets bar

I tried the pizza there and I wasn't all that impressed. To me, it tasted like the frozen store-bought pizzas, mainly Tombstone.  (Mar 30, 2013 | post #70)

Bremen, GA

am vets bar

I tried a hamburger there. It wasn't half bad. The fries were excellent.  (Feb 18, 2013 | post #4)

Bremen, GA

Banks in Bremen customer service

I had Bank of North Georgia when they had acquired another bank I used to be with. They were a pretty good bank; it's just my accounts there weren't all that good. When I finally got better control of my finances, I closed the account and went with CB&T of West Georgia, mainly so that I could keep a closer eye on the accounts. Bank of North Georgia has always been a Synovus affiliate, and so was CB&T of West Georgia. When BNGA acquired CB&T, I wasn't too worried. I was pleased to see them keep the same staff in the Bremen branch, rather than bring in their own staff and lay off the CB&T staff, like Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and SunTrust have all been known to do. My loyalty and satisfaction with BNGA doubled when I logged into my account one day, and saw I had an overdraft of $996. I saw there was a check written in the amount of $1,000 and when I looked at the check, turned out it was a draft someone wrote out. They had transposed two numbers. I called the bank, and within an hour the money was put back into the account. Overdraft fees were charged, and items had been returned. They removed the overdraft fees, and repaid those items.  (Feb 9, 2013 | post #12)

Mahanoy City, PA

Students at Pennsylvania school must ask for toilet paper

I had read about this on other websites, and although I live in Georgia, I thought I'd weigh in on this. If students are so upset about having to sign out toilet paper, why not make them buy it? They can go to the school custodian/janitor, or to the school supply store (if your schools have one), and buy it for a quarter or a dollar per roll. If the students are being wasteful, let them waste their own money. Perhaps knowing they paid for it out of their pocket, perhaps they won't be so wasteful.  (Jan 29, 2013 | post #1)

Bremen, GA

Has anybody?

The closest thing to those game ranches up north we have down here might be a wildlife preserve that opens itself up to a select group of hunters every few years, to help keep the deer population in check. When I was riding the Douglas County Van Pool a few years back, one of the drivers did this. Every few years, she and her husband, along with a small group, would go up north to some wildlife preserve. They're only allowed to hunt within a certain time frame, and the limit might be x bucks and y does. She said it's to help keep the population in check. If I remember correctly, it's pretty much a lottery. Hunters interested in doing so will put their names on a waiting list, and then they will receive a letter or e-mail, letting them know they've been "drawn" to hunt this time around. I support hunting wild game as long as you have intentions for using the kill to your own benefit, or the benefit of others. To just kill something, have the head mounted, and leave the rest of the body to rot isn't hunting; it's poaching. But, if you have the head mounted, and the rest of the carcass processed for roasts, steaks, sausage (which I wouldn't mind trying some, hint-hint), or ground, and either put it up in your own freezer, give it to friends, family, and neighbors, or donate to a homeless shelter, then by all means, hunt. And for all hunters: May the winds be gentle and the skies be heavy. May your hand be steady, your aim be true, and your drag be short.  (Dec 14, 2012 | post #41)

Bremen, GA

Bremen Waffle House

It probably is, I've just never paid attention to it in other restaurants, mainly because in most other restaurants, you don't get a good view of the food prep area, especially in casual, sit-down restaurants like Cracker Barrel or something more high-brow, like Red Lobster or Capitol Grille. I think the only other time I've noticed employees wearing gloves while handling food has been at sandwich shops like Subway or Jurassic. Again, the food prep areas are in plain view of the customer.  (Dec 1, 2012 | post #31)

Bremen, GA

Bremen Waffle House

I put a call in to Carroll County Health Dept. yesterday. The lady I talked to said it was not good that we both got sick when we had two separate things. I told her we highly suspect it to be the meat. It's possible too that they weren't wearing any gloves (I didn't notice, but they're supposed to, both Health Dept. regs and Waffle House rules) when handling the food. Mom said she noticed it was really filthy back there, like it hadn't been cleaned up in a while. Hopefully we'll see very soon.  (Nov 29, 2012 | post #11)

Bremen, GA

Bremen Waffle House

Did anyone here eat at the Waffle House over on 27 next to Texaco this past weekend? My mother and I ate there, and succumbed to food poisoning. She seems to have it worse than I do. I did a search on the Health Dept.'s website and they did not have it listed as having been inspected lately. If you did eat there this past weekend, did you get food poisoning as well?  (Nov 27, 2012 | post #1)

Bremen, GA

is a Christmas Tree a Holiday Tree? Merry Christmas?

Buying a live Christmas tree is not wasteful. Most live trees sold at nurseries, Wal-Mart, Target, Ingles, Home Depot, or the Christmas tree lot on the corner of the road, run by a local Boy Scout troop, come from a Christmas tree farm, where acres upon acres of firs, spruces, cedars, pines, or cypresses are grown and harvested specifically for the Christmas season. It's no different than having a farm growing acres and acres of corn, lettuce, cauliflower, potatoes, or any other vegetable meant for human or animal consumption. Also, buying a live tree is not totally wasteful. You can rent a wood chipper and mulch it up, along with any brush you might have lying around, and use the mulch in your landscaping projects, or let the neighbors have at it. Most trash collection agencies will pick up the live trees, and mulch them back at their own landfills. People will go in and get a truckload of mulch for free, or ask for one delivered for a fee, to use on their landscaping projects. I always loved having a live tree in the house. It smells up the entire house and reminds you that it's definitely Christmas. We don't do Christmas trees (or any Christmas decorations for that matter) because my dad's asthma would act up from the live tree, and when we tried a fake tree, we had a Siamese cat that kept knocking it down. After putting it back up three times on the same day, it came down, went back into the box, and never saw the light of day until we got ready to move, and donated it to some nearby nursing home.  (Nov 24, 2012 | post #10)

Bremen, GA

They're starting early!!

Looks like a lot of parents and kids were going "old school" with costumes this year. I think the only "modern" one was one little girl dressed as a scuba diver. Didn't see many cartoon characters this year, except I think one toddler was dressed as Tigger. Last two kids we had were clowns, and one looked like a regular Emmett Kelly (hobo clown).  (Oct 31, 2012 | post #4)

Bremen, GA

Jurassic Subs

Their tuna salad is phenomenal as well. It's made with dill relish (I'm thinking more along the lines of drained, chopped dill pickles), so it has a nice "kick" to it. Other sandwich shops' tuna salad is made with sweet pickle relish, which is too bland for my taste, not to mention the liquid waters it down, and they add too much mayonnaise, which takes away from the tuna flavor as well.  (Oct 28, 2012 | post #6)

Bremen, GA

Jurassic Subs

I have never been disappointed with Jurassic. They don't skimp on the amount of meat or toppings you ask for, and if you want a different type of cheese than they place on their sandwiches, they won't argue. They say, "certainly! " and do so. I remember once having an argument at Subway. Can't remember if it was the one here in Bremen, or another one. Anyway, the argument was that I wanted the shredded mozzarella cheese on my meatball sub, not the nasty white American. They wanted to argue, saying that the mozzarella was for their pizzas only. I told them I don't care, put it on there. I was ready to walk out and take my business elsewhere, but they backed down, and put the mozzarella on the sub. Still, I prefer Jurassic. They slice their meats fresh daily, like Blimpie used to do, their meatballs are homemade, the bread is very fresh, and everything just tastes loads better. Also, they have more sides to choose from than Subway. With Subway, you just have a choice of chips, cookies, or soup. at Jurassic they have those, but they also have Greek pasta salad, and it's AWESOME! The last time I had a pasta salad like that was when I lived in Stone Mountain back in the late 80s, and my mom would bring home pasta salad on occasion from the local Big Star. Now there's a store you haven't heard about in a long time.  (Oct 27, 2012 | post #3)

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