Rants, Raves & Really?!?

RAVE: To Alex Ogletree for giving back to his alma mater, Newnan High. Ogletree gave $5,000 to upgrade the NHS weight room. The NFL gave a matching $5,000.

REALLY? Tim Taylor, the sex trafficking expert who urged the Grantville City Council to get their officers trained by his non-profit … is not Tim Taylor. His name is Paul Libri. He has a criminal record for fraud, was a suspect in a series of Coweta arsons several years ago, and is currently facing charges for impersonating a police officer in Palmetto.

RAVE: To the Los Angeles Angels for recalling Cam Bedrosian to their roster. This 22-year-old has a bright future ahead.

RANT: The texting drama in Grantville continues. Now District Attorney Peter Skandalakis and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are looking into the texts –and the possibility that a bounty was set for arresting a Grantville man.

RAVE: To Coweta County’s students, who outperformed the state average in all areas on the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests.

REALLY?!? Seven burglars, five of them from Michigan, learned a lesson about modern technology when they burglarized the Verizon Wireless store on Newnan Crossing Bypass. One of the phones they lifted had a tracking device that enabled the police to track and arrest them.

RAVE: To nursing students from the University of West Georgia who held a health expo at Willie Lynch Park. Thanks for helping keep us all healthy!

RANT: Newnan pharmacist Amy Elizabeth Matistic has been disciplined by the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy. She was arrested for distributing narcotics improperly in 2012, but the criminal charges were later dropped. RAVE: Moore’s Bridge Park is dedicated near Whitesburg. The park is a Civil War battle site and also was the site of two bridges built by legendary antebellum builder Horace King.

REALLY?!? Cody Matthew Burgess, 20, and Ashton Forrest Gibson, 20, celebrated Independence Day behind a local gasoline service station. Sheriff’s deputies found 104.4 grams of marijuana in their vehicle, as well as cocaine and Xanax.

RAVE: To participants – ages three and up – at Central Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School who packed 15,120 meals for hungry people in Belize.

RANT/RAVE: The hearings on the Certificate of Need for the proposed local behavioral hospital. Rave to the people who ably presented Coweta’s need for the hospital. Rant to those from Carrollton who focused more on their own financial situation than the mental health needs in Coweta County. 

RAVE: To the local physicians who give of their time for the Walk with a Doc program at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. The recent one led by Dr. Garnet Craddock had the largest crowd yet.



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