Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: RANT: Getting drunk, hitting your girlfriend, then speeding off and crashing into several other cars is no way to go through life, son. But 25-year-old Cordarriel Malone thought he could. He couldn’t. And now he’s facing a slew of charges ranging from battery and aggravated assault to false imprisonment. And we haven’t even mentioned the driving charges.

REALLY: Starship filed an appeal over the recent ruling that the store violated Coweta County’s obscenity ordinance. In that ruling, the business was fined $205 for selling sexual devices for reasons other than those permitted. Bet no one saw that appeal coming.

RAVE: Despite planning a small millage hike on property owners, the Coweta County Board of Education eventually decided to keep the current tax millage rate. At a time when residents are facing more and more taxes, we’re thankful the school board didn’t raise them. Property owners already pay most of their taxes to the school system anyway.

RANT: Grantville City Council is back to … well, acting like the Grantville City Council. Councilwoman Selma Coty accused Mayor Jim Sells of not being kind to her. And out of the blue, Councilman Barham Lundy made a motion to fire the police chief. Unfortunately for Mr. Lundy, he doesn’t know council’s own rules that council can only act on a recommendation from City Manager Johnny Williams, who said he wouldn’t make that recommendation.

RAVE: The Greater Promise Partnership recently met with Coweta business leaders to work on ways to help at-risk students stay in school and find work. It’s these types of partnerships that are so important for our county to maintain a strong and viable workforce.

RANT: Remember all the hoopla about the West Nile Virus? Well, it’s back. Health officials recently discovered some pesky mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus in south Georgia. As if the flying critters aren’t enough of a bother without that. Get rid of standing water around your yards, clean gutters and use repellant.

REALLY: Iglesia de Dios Puerta, one of the largest-serving, Spanish-speaking churches in the community, is in danger of losing its property. The church has a large balloon payment due in September, and the note will not be refinanced by the bank. This church serves a vital need in our community and we would hate to see it fail. Time to step up, people.

RAVE: A showing of “Three Days at Foster” by best-selling author and Newnan resident Keith Dunnavant is planned next week at the Wadsworth Auditorium. The documentary is about the integration of sports at the University of Alabama.

RAVE: The Newnan Health Mart Pharmacy on Baker Road has opened The Reading Corner at its store. The shelves showcase books written by Cowetans. Thanks for helping promote local authors.

RAVE: We think we can, we think we can, we think we can. Finishing touches on the multi-use Newnan Centre are nearly complete. After more than a decade, we’re all ready to see this project capped off. It’s a great venue for the city of Newnan.



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