Rants, Raves & Really?!?

REALLY?!?: A Coweta man was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine after investigators discovered about one-half pound of the drug in his home. Some of the meth was already packaged for sale and authorities also found digital scales and weapons. Sad part is, two small children were at the residence at the time of the arrest.

RAVE: Community leaders aren’t taking the recent rash of shootings and killings lightly. Organizers held a prayer vigil – and prayer is needed to stop the events that occurred over the last couple of weeks.

REALLY?!?: The massive Newnan Utilities water tower on Bullsboro Drive is getting a new paint job. Just what the new logo is going to be will be unveiled in the near future.

RANT: Two separate funerals were held last week for two victims killed by gunshots. Jennifer Ann Gatewood, 25, was found dead in a Union City hotel. Her boyfriend is the main suspect and remains on the loose. Funeral services also were held for Reggie Sinkfield, who was shot. That suspect also remains at large.

RAVE: Dr. Lyn Schenbeck was among 10 finalists named for Georgia Teacher of the Year. Schenbeck is director of arts at Central Educational Center and is Coweta’s 2013 Teacher of the Year. We’re all pulling for you.

RAVE: And a big thanks to Coweta County Fire Department personnel for pulling a man out of a hand-dug well. The man fell into the well, which was under his back porch, and was able to catch himself after falling about 20 feet.

REALLY?!?: Lisa Anne Bergeron, 45, was arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit a crime, deposit account fraud, and 14 counts of unlawful distribution by a lawful distributor. She was employed by Hugh Maddux, a Newnan dentist found guilty of illegal drug distribution in November.

RAVE: They didn’t shoot their eyes out, and the Coweta County 4-H BB gun team just competed in the state match last week. Out of 88 teams, the local one finished in eighth place. Congratulations to the team, which range in age from 8 to 18.

RAVE: To the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office investigators who arrested a suspect in the assault and shooting of a man last month. Michael Lewis Boykin Jr., 20, was picked up last week for the incident involving Vantorious Krishad Dixon. Another suspect, Walter Lee Ponder Jr., 25, was arrested April 1.

RAVE: To longtime Newnan resident JoAnn Ray, who donated $50,000 to the University of West Georgia Foundation for the new UWG campus in Newnan. The donation was made in honor of her husband, Samuel Teague Ray Sr.



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