Rants, Raves & Really?!?
A look back at the week's highs, lows and whatevers:
RANT: Thank you, elected federal servants. Your continued inability to work out some compromise and open the government back up could have a very negative impact on our senior centers. They are the ones who need you the most. If this keeps up, they will run out of transportation money soon. By the way, you all are still getting paid, aren't you?
RAVE: Foreclosures in Coweta County are continuing a downward trend. Last week's foreclosures were the lowest since July 2006. That's great economic news for the county. Now, if we could just get the federal government back up and running.
RANT: Sorry to anyone trying to get onto the Obamacare's nifty website, but it doesn't work. More than $600 million spent - to a Canadian company no less - and very few people can log on and check for insurance plans. That total dollar amount is more than it took Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram COMBINED to get off the ground.
RAVE: And it's official. Groundbreaking took place on the new Public Safety Complex for the city of Newnan. Talk about something that is decades behind schedule. It was, as Mayor Keith Brady said, 'a great day for Newnan.'
REALLY?!? We need a 'you've got to be kidding me' tag. Two men and a woman were charged with human trafficking, prostitution and other sex-related crimes involving a 15-year-old girl. We think this kind of horrid activity occurs in big cities and Third World countries, but it's now in our backyard. Thanks to the Coweta County Sheriff's Office for breaking the case, and the concerned citizens who alerted them to it.
RAVE: And a kudo to the Coweta County school bus driver who refused to let a man pick up a young student off the bus because he was at the wrong stop. Turns out it was only a mixup, but quick action by the bus driver prevented a potential catastrophe.
RAVE: Thanks to local state Rep. David Stover and Sen. Mike Crane for getting out of politics for a moment and reading to kids as part of Georgia Pre-K week. Maybe their federal counterparts should do the same thing and remember what America is supposed to be about.
RAVE: And congrats to Grenzebach Corp., which just celebrated 25 years in business in Newnan. The company has expanded repeatedly and now has 85,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
RAVE: 'The Walking Dead' is back on for another run. The fourth season was filmed extensively in Coweta County. Time to load up the shotguns.