Rants, Raves & Really?!?

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

RAVE: Second-grader Megan Winters fell into a well, breaking her legs in several places, her arm and several fractures on her face. No, the RAVE isn’t about that, but the incredible support shown by the community, and especially her school - Brooks Elementary. They even had a “hat day’ and raised more than $2,000 to pay for constructing a ramp for Megan, who will be in a wheelchair for a while.

RAVE: The Senoia Police Department was just recognized as a Certified Law Enforcement Agency under Georgia’s Law Enforcement Certification Program. Lots of big words, but it means the department is now in the top 15 percent in the state. For a smaller force, this is an incredible honor. Please, no shooting pistols in the air in celebration.

REALLY!?!: The mighty symbol of our nation, a bald eagle, was spotted in the SummerGrove subdivision. An alert resident even got a photo for us.

RAVE: It was the week of amazing community outpouring. Nearly 100 friends and neighbors held a flash mob for Lucille Miller, who was recently diagnosed with an incurable disease. That’s what friends are for. Hang in there Lucille.

RANT: So it’s not as fast as the slowest car, but only in Georgia can the temperature it go from six degrees to 60, although it took three days. Cold enough to close school. Seriously, we don’t live here to enjoy artic blasts.

RANT: Continuing on the ragging about the weather, plumbers were busier than they’d probably want to be with all the frozen and then busted pipes in homes, businesses and even a day-care center.

REALLY!?!: I’ve got 50, do I hear 40? How about 30 or 20 or 5? The Coweta County Commission is debating allowing elderly Cowetans to downsize their homes and build a house smaller than 1,725 square feet on their property. There are residents who don’t want to move into retirement homes, but their existing homes are too big to maintain. The problem is over the proposed 50-acre limit. Why that number? What if you don’t have 50 acres but 10? The debate continues.

RAVE: “Most Influential” and Rep. Lynn Smith go hand-in-hand. For the fourth year in a row, she’s been named to the list of “100 Most Influential Georgians.” We applaud her and look forward to seeing some more Cowetans on that list soon.

RAVE: It’s a three-peat in community helping hands awesomeness. Friends and businesses are organizing fundraisers to help out Senoia resident “Lonnie” who’s fallen on hard times lately. People have been stopping by his house to bring food and check on him, while others are paying extra for their meals at restaurants to cover the next time Lonnie drops by for a meal.

RAVE: Who needs Google to look up words when you have Natalie Caylor of Madras Middle School. For the second year, she’s the county’s top speller. To help you get ready for the nationals, how about Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?

REALLY!?!: Who says we need a behavioral hospital in Newnan? A recent study by Piedmont Newnan Hospital says we do, citing eight percent of high schools attempting suicide and the county’s mental health ranking is higher than state and national averages. But the state of Georgia recently denied the request for a mental health hospital here. What do we know?



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