Rants, Raves & Really?!?

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

RAVE: Johnny Curtis Calhoun, Joe Madison Jackson and Stephen Wesley Pless, all Cowetans, were among the inaugural class of the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame.

RAVE: And a big thank-you to Community Christian Church for putting on a free community Thanksgiving meal. The feast was served at two locations — Newnan High School and Arnco-Sargent Elementary School.

RANT: Thanksgiving should be a time for food and family. It should not become Gray Thursday to start the holiday buying season even earlier. Let’s have one day of no shopping, please.

RANT: What is it about drug dealers and trying to stash drugs in patrol vehicles after being arrested? The cops are going to check their cars, and you are going to get hit with additional charges. If you’re busted, just fess up and hand over everything at once. But, once again, some criminal didn’t read the memo.

RAVE: The 30th Annual Coweta Can-A-Thon has kicked off once again. Food raised through the drive goes to stock the Coweta Community Food Pantry.

REALLY?!? Okay, so it sorta snowed — but this is Newnan, and on Thanksgiving Eve? And yes, technically it wasn’t a snow snow, but rather a dusting, so to speak. Bring on the climate-changers.

RAVE: Coweta County’s bond rating recently was upgraded to a AA+. We thank the county officials for continuing to improve our fiscal standing. Look at it this way, Coweta is now ranked the same as the federal government.

RAVE: Yet more holiday cheer. More than 16,000 African children will receive gifts this year from incredibly-giving Georgians. It’s all part of Operation Christmas Child, a Samaritan’s Purse program that gets local churches to help collect gifts for children around the world.

RAVE: To everyone going all out for Christmas with decorations and timed music. Thanks for getting everyone in the Christmas spirit — at least it’s December now. If you’ve got a great display, email Wes Mayer at wesley@newnan.com to be included on our list.

REALLY?!? City of Homes, City of Roundabouts. Newnan is looking at adding more traffic roundabouts. We think they are a lot better than traffic lights and keep traffic flowing. Just remember to yield before entering.

RAVE: To the organizers of a public Hanukkah celebration in Coweta County. Some old-timers believe the event held at Barnes and Noble in Ashley Park was the first such public event in the county’s history.



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