Rants, Raves & Really?!?

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

RANT: The lull in shootings has ended with at least three separate incidents involving guns. One man reported a suspect pointed a gun at him. Minutes later, another man reported being fired at in the same general area. In a third incident, several shots were fired at a house. Fortunately, no one was hurt in any of the incidents.

RANT: Three people were injured and a Columbus man was killed in a single vehicle accident. Two people were entrapped in the vehicle, and two ended up being airflighted to area trauma centers.

RAVE: And a toss of the hat to Coweta County high school seniors who graduated this week. Enjoy your summer and get ready for your future.

RAVE: And thanks to the more than 300 individuals who participated in the sixth annual March for Babies Coweta County, sponsored by the March of Dimes. The march raises funds and awareness about premature births and birth defects.

RAVE: Yet another big fundraiser involving 375 runners and walkers in the second annual RACE for the Orphans 5K. Money raised from the event, which stands for Raising Awareness, Compassion and Education about adopting orphans, helps local families with the adoption process.

RAVE: Let’s hear it for Brooks Elementary School Principal Dr. Julie Raschen, who was named Georgia’s 2014 National Distinguished Principal. What makes it an even greater honor is Raschen was chosen by fellow principals through a statewide search.

RANT: Hours before their graduation, four Newnan High School seniors were involved in a serious wreck. Two students were in critical condition and were airflighted to Atlanta trauma centers. All were entrapped in the vehicle, which wrapped around a tree.

RAVE: Niagara Bottling LLC announced it will double its planned capacity for a new bottling plant. The $79 million investment includes two bottling lines and will create 70 jobs. What a great investment for the community.

RAVE: A special thanks to all those who took time out of their days to honor our fallen soldiers on Memorial Day by placing flags on the grave sites of our military. We appreciate you honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

REALLY?!?/RANT/RAVE: And all of the above. Coweta County sheriff’s investigators have arrested three teenagers who plagued the Newnan Pines and surrounding neighborhoods for months. One 17 year-old and two 16-year-olds confessed and were each charged with 43 felony counts of entering autos to commit a felony and seven counts of burglary.

RAVE: Grantville’s long-awaited splash park opened after months of back and forth bickering and debate. Let’s remember it’s for the kids. It’s a great asset for the community and we hope it is successful.



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