Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: RAVE: To all those who came out to support the family of Madeline McTier, who recently passed away after a long battle with brain cancer — a great time was had by all, with proceeds benefiting the family.

RANT: Property taxes were mailed out last week. Oh goody. You now have until Dec. 2 to pay the tax man.

RAVE: A suspect was arrested for several burglaries in a multi-county area. He was captured after several jurisdictions worked together to bring him in. He’s suspected of at least 12 burglaries in Coweta County.

REALLY? We’d expect to see them around here, but city folk in Atlanta are freaking out because feral hogs are roaming a subdivision in suburban Atlanta. Sounds like barbeque time to us.

RANT/RAVE: Herb Bridges has gone with the wind, leaving us at the age of 83. Considered an expert on the movie, Herb was a walking trivia book. He often came by the newspaper office to share stories. We, along with everyone else, will miss him deeply.

RAVE: The first benefit for the new Coweta Community Foundation was held last week. The new board hopes to keep more donations in Coweta for local non-profits.

RAVE: A thank you to Sam Conner, owner of Newnan CPR, who offered free hands-only CPR training lessons in downtown Newnan this week. What you learn may save a life.

REALLY? Trying to outrun the police rarely works. Especially if all you’re doing is driving basically in circles throughout Senoia. The suspect reportedly reached speeds approaching 80 mph. Some people should not be allowed to drive.

RAVE: Yet another example of the incredible community we live in. Forty-three animals were spayed or neutered for free, thanks to the Newnan HELP Spay/Neuter Clinic, as part of Fix Georgia Pets Day. We love our animals, but we need to keep the population in check.

RAVE: A tip of the hat to Michael Britt, director of Broadcast Video Production for the Central Educational Center, who was inducted into the Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts Southeast region. In case you were wondering, that’s a big deal. Congrats.

RAVE: Time for a salute and a thank you. This year’s Muster, a tribute to Korean War veterans, kicks off this week. More than 300 public school students are expected to participate in free shows Thursday and Saturday, including one at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts and the Coweta County Fairgrounds.

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