Rants, Raves and Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers:

RANT: A seventh suspect was arrested in the conspiracy case involving the sale and distribution of marijuana to Coweta County high school students. RAVE to the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office and its investigative teams for the arrests.

REALLY? Apparently that big bird in the sky was not a bird but rather a drone. Fortunately, it was not armed with missiles — or so we’re told. Keep Newnan Beautiful Director Carol Duffey said the drone was equipped with a camera and was taking photos for the organization’s anti-litter campaign. Uh huh ... wink, wink.

RAVE: Not that we are great fans of Vice President Joe Biden, but he did stop down at the Savannah port to push the necessity to deepen the port. It’s a major economic engine for this area and we’ll take all the help we can get.

RANT: “Twerk” and therefore “twerking” is now officially part of the English language. For those of you in the dark ages, it’s defined as “the rhythmic gyrating of the lower fleshy extremities in a lascivious manner, with the intent to elicit sexual arousal or laughter in one’s intended audience.” Think Miley Cyrus. What a role model.

RAVE: Grantville Police Chief Doug Jordan is back on the job and his pay has been restored after his suspension. That’s about all we have to say about that, other than “thank goodness.”

RAVE: The ribbon cutting was held for West Georgia Technical College at the brand new campus. What a great asset for this community; another opportunity to train and educate local students.

RAVE: The fair is coming, the fair is coming. Oops. The fair is here, the fair is here. Time to head out to the Coweta County Fairgrounds and check out all the action, rides, exhibits and food.

REALLY? A man suspected of selling drugs while sitting in a lawn chair was shot in the head by an unknown shooter. Criminals shooting criminals, who would have thought?

RAVE: The premiere of Hallmark’s “The Watsons Go To Birmingham” was recently aired. The story is about a family visiting Birmingham in the midst of the Civil Rights movement. The movie includes scenes shot from the original Sprayberry’s Barbecue location as well as Newnan Presbyterian Church and other locations downtown.

RAVE: The Newnan Fire Department celebrated its new and improved ISO rating, from a 4 down to a 3. With the new rating, the NFD will join only 56 other similarly-rated fire departments in Georgia. Way to go.

RANT: A Heard County teen was killed and three others were injured in a vehicular crash over the weekend. The Georgia State Patrol said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. Brian Shelnutt was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center, while Austin Pope was killed. Both were ejected and were not wearing seat belts. We’ll say it again so we can stop these tragedies. Drinking and driving do not work together — and wear a seat belt.

RANT: The old John Cullen Dodge auto dealership is becoming an eyesore since it was closed four years ago. The county said it has to have an official complaint. Okay, complaint served.




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