Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at the week's highs, lows and whatevers:

REALLY? All this hoopla over Starship and they end up getting fined $205. And it's going to be appealed, which means they can keep on selling the 'medical devices.' Don't we have more important issues in this community?

RAVE: All together now: The kids are back in school, the kids are back in school, the kids are back in school. Life returns to normal.

RANT: We have to get up way too early, deal with horrendous traffic and listen to grumpy children because the kids are back in school, the kids are back in school.

RAVE: Wheat Family Dental is having a Pay It Forward Dental Day on Saturday with discounted rates. All proceeds will go to humanitarian efforts in Haiti. What a great idea. So call, get your teeth cleaned, and know you are donating to a worthy cause.

RANT: Nice to have the sales tax holiday this past weekend, but next time, can we try and have it before school starts? Isn't that the point?

RAVE: The Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority recently got its bond credit rating upgraded, with Standard and Poor's saying 'the authority's financial profile is solid.' Nice work, authority staff.

RANT: We can't let them get by with all positives. As we wrote in Sunday's editorial, the water authority needs to rethink its proposed leak policy rates. Nearly doubling is not fair.

RAVE: It kills us to rave on President Obama, but he did give a plug for deepening the Savannah port during 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.'

RAVE: And congratulations to the volunteers who recently got the Mary Ray Memorial School listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was a long and difficult job, but you deserve the recognition.

RANT: So some budding artists or ghetto hoods, not sure which yet, decided to take out their artistic frustrations on the Briarwood subdivision with some spray paint. Do you realize how hard it is going to be to clean up that mess after you are caught? And all the apologizing, good luck with that. Talk about embarrassing.

RAVE: The Newnan Walmart held its 'Stuff the Bus' contest this past weekend where individuals helped fill a school bus with needed clothing and school supplies for children in our area. Thanks to Walmart for sponsoring it, and to everyone who donated.

RAVE: The Our Community Farmer's Market is now accepting food stamps. The market is held each Wednesday in the parking lot of the Newnan Depot History Center, and fresh, naturally- grown produce is available. It's a chance for those less fortunate to improve their diet. Thanks to the organizers for getting the food stamps approved.

RAVE: On Saturday, The Heritage School football team had their team photo. Teammates held up jersey No. 8, the uniform of Tyler Henson, who was killed in a car accident this spring. Incredible gesture, gentlemen.



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