Rants, Raves & Really?!?
A look back at last week's highs, lows and whatevers:
REALLY? It appears a mental hospital has filed a certificate of need with the state, to take over the old Coweta General hospital complex on Hospital Road. Since Piedmont Newnan Hospital left the facility, it's been vacant. The proposed venture specializes in psychiatric care services and substance abuse treatment in both inpatient and outpatient programs.
RANT: We covered it all last week, but let's just point out again that Grantville Police Chief Doug Jordan was suspended for a week without pay. The reason? Meeting with 'America's Toughest Sheriff' and getting his picture taken with him - in uniform.
REALLY? If at first you don't succeed, try again, and again and again and … you get the point. Most people try to steal cars when no one is in them. But not this local 16-year-old, who tried to steal cars while people were in them driving. He tried one car right after another. Stay by the phone, as 'America's Dumbest Criminals' will be calling.
RAVE: The University of West Georgia, area public officials and the University Board of Regents held groundbreaking for the new UWG Newnan campus. The $15 million project will be a huge boom for education in the area.
RANT/RAVE: Last week marked the 12th anniversary of 9/11. A day of unspeakable tragedy. A day of incredible bravery. Let us work to unite like we did in the days after that day.
RAVE: Grantville City Councilman Barham Lundy said he's through with the council after his term expires. This from a man who told a citizen during a public hearing he didn't have to answer his questions. He's also the one who wants to disband the city's police department because there isn't a drug problem in Grantville. There's some old saying about a door hitting you on the way out. Something like that may apply here.
RAVE: To the 'amazing spirit' of Madeline McTier, who finally lost her battle with brain cancer last week.
RAVE: The Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority is still contemplating proposed changes to its leak policy, which would dramatically increase fees. Please keep contemplating and don't increase the leak fee for unintentional accidents.
RANT: Our local law enforcement does everything it can to bring in the criminals and lock them in jail. And then three inmates decided to get into a fight inside the jail, sending one to the hospital. Give it a rest. You're already locked up, now you're facing additional charges.
REALLY? Nothing good about this incident - The victim of a brutal baseball bat beating from her boyfriend was arrested for obstructing officers by attempting to hide another woman wanted for robbery. Nicole, you need new friends.
RAVE: Hundreds of local residents as well as people and police departments across the country are rallying behind Grantville's police chief. That's because Joe Arpaio, America's Toughest Sheriff, took to social media sites promising to stand by the chief, who was suspended for getting his picture taken with the sheriff.
RAVE: The Coweta Circuit may be getting a new superior court judge because of the recommendation of the Judicial Council of Georgia. The circuit was placed at the top of the priority list. However, the additional judge still must be approved by the General Assembly.