Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers:

RAVE: And a big thank-you to all those families who went completely overboard decorating their homes. Many were featured in our newspaper. If we missed you this year, please let us know for next time around. Thousands of neighbors throughout the county took advantage of your spirit and generosity.

RAVE: And a farewell to Robert Belisle, who decided not to seek re-election as Senoia mayor. Thank you for your many years of public service, both as a city councilman and mayor. And we offer congratulations to the city’s new mayor, Larry Owens.

RANT/RAVE: Clint Wade, East Coweta High School’s head coach for the last six years, announced he is resigning his post. He was with the school for 22 years. He said he will remain at the school for the rest of the year but is leaving his options open. Thanks for all you did for the football program. We are sorry to see you go.

RANT: Selling meth at a gas station, another pair busted after being caught speeding. Meth is like the drug that just won’t go away. But rest assured, you will eventually get caught.

REALLY?!? A Fayette couple is offering a reward for the safe return of their two poodles stolen at a Gwinnett County parking lot. Seriously, who steals someone’s dogs — and at Christmas time?

RANT: We’ve got to weigh in on this one. The hoopla surrounding “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson and his comments about gays, bestiality, adultery, and a host of other sins, is getting out of control. He was asked his personal views, he gave them. And he’s been saying the same thing for years. No one should be surprised. And, to be fair, we strongly urge you to read the actual interview with GQ magazine. It’s freely available on the web, and what he said and what is said he said and how he said it (got all that?) don’t always jibe up.

REALLY?!? Target got hit with a security nightmare after it was revealed 40 million customers’ debit and credit card information was stolen. The company is being proactive — the president of the company has sent out a letter of apology, and the company is also offering an additional 10 percent off all sales at the counter. Target also said it will cover the losses. Now that’s a company that stands by its customers.

RAVE: Everyone just take a deep breath. A government body actually eliminated a tax. Yep, you heard that right. And that would be our own Coweta County Board of Commissioners, who voted to reduce impact fees to $0. The county stands to lose about half a million dollars a year, but business leaders believe the county can more than make that up with new business development.

RAVE: To Thomas Abner Glanton, 102, who has passed. He served in World War II and molded two generations of Grantville students. He was a school teacher and principal for 35 years. Our hats stand by our hearts.

REMEMBER: It’s the Christmas holidays. Be holly and jolly, but not inebriated behind the wheel. Don’t destroy your holiday — and potentially others — by driving drunk. Law enforcement will be out in droves to catch you.



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