Rants, Raves & Really?!?

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

REALLY!?!: Not to freak everyone out, but all those guys running around in Haz-Mat suits at the old PAPP Clinic were just training. It was part of a National Guard training exercise simulating a terrorist attack. ET still wants to go home.

RAVE: In a way - we still need to see if you keep your campaign promises. But congrats to all the candidates who won in the various city and town elections. And a thank you to those who voted and also ran but didn’t win. It’s important to vote and it’s important to have people willing to run to help out their communities.

RAVE: And a kudos to Coweta County officials and employees who worked 24/7 to get a new location set up for the Georgia Department of Drivers Services after flooding closed their office. Now if getting a license was only as quick.

RANT: Seriously dude, not a bright move. Get busted for possession of marijuana and speeding. Then deny having any more when asked by the sheriff’s deputy. Then try to stash more pot in the deputy’s car. As routine, the deputy checked after the arrest and voila! Somehow trying to hide dope in a patrol car does not strike us as a brilliant move.

RAVE: To all the walkers participating in the breast cancer Relay for Life and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Both are terrible diseases and the key way to beat them is to raise funds for additional research.

RAVE: Lots of new businesses and restaurants opening up - another good economic sign. The Thomas Crossroads area will soon have a new Verizon Wireless store, a Pep Boys and a U-Haul rental facility. In downtown Newnan, two new restaurants - Meat N’ Greet and Rednexican - are opening, and The Cellar is moving to a new location.

RANT: The Northgate High School girls softball team just lost out on a state championship. Get em next year.

RAVE: And a thanks to all participants in the recent Bedrock Classic golf tournament. The event sends all proceeds to Project S.A.F.E. (Students Are For Education), which funds various anti-drug and other programs in middle schools.

RAVE: To all our veterans and the various schools and other organizations who held events honoring them during Veterans Day. All we can say is “thank you.”



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