Rants, Raves & Really?!?
A look back at the highs, lows and whatevers last week:
RAVE: To our local law enforcement for quickly apprehending a bank robber who fled on foot after getting an undisclosed amount of money.
RAVE: And a bow to members of the Oh Do Kwan tae kwon do team, who recently returned from the AAU Junior Olympics with a slew of medals.
RANT: More problems at the Coweta County Tag Office. Appears the office is having problems with its printers - and some tag numbers aren’t showing up on the decals. While there might not be a problem getting stopped in Coweta County, law enforcement officials say a problem could emerge in another county if officers don’t have computers in their cars to check the tags. This is not the first problem with the tag office, residents are once again complaining about long lines.
RAVE: And a bottle of water to those participating and volunteering for the Century and Fun Ride by Southside Cycling Club to benefit Pedals for Pets. Riders left from Senoia and stopped in Grantville during the 100-mile route. Pedal for Pets raises money to help reduce the pet population.
RANT: Gas prices are back up. This time the experts are blaming unrest in Egypt. Or it could be because it’s July or there’s still snow in Alaska or someone hit the wrong button. Or the oil guys just flipped a coin. The state average is up about 17 cents, which even beats the national average of 15 cents. Can anyone explain that - without rolling dice?
RAVE: Yet another star athlete from Coweta. Northgate High School senior Kemor Anderson is heading back to the Junior Olympics - her fifth time. You can’t catch her.
RANT/RAVE/REALLY: So … someone decided to add a little soap to the Greenville Street Park fountain. It was pretty cool to watch, but it’s also illegal and criminal damage to property charges could be filed. We appreciate the effort, but maybe the city should consider a splash park complete with bubbles so we can keep this park bubble-free.
RAVE: To Academy Sports who treated 28 kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Newnan to a $100 shopping spree before the new store officially opened. We are fortunate to have so many businesses here who continually provide goods and services to help our youth. Thanks to all of you.
RANT: A federal judge recently set the state’s schedule for federal elections. The ruling could mean we won’t have a new senator until after Senate convenes in 2014. We need all the help we can get in Washington and the possibility of not having one of our own there on time does not bode well.
RAVE: The city of Newnan is getting ready to start paving all those streets they tore up. At least now we won’t spill our coffee everywhere driving down them.