Rants, Raves & Really?!?

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

RAVE: The metro Atlanta area - including Coweta County - in now officially in “attainment” for ground level ozone pollution standards set in 1997. This is a good thing apparently, although it doesn’t mean that much to us individually - we still have to get vehicle emissions tests and federally-funded road projects still have to be modeled for air quality impacts. But it sure sounds good doesn’t it?

RAVE: We’ve been going through a rash of car break-ins recently. Fortunately, the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men and a juvenile suspected in seven crimes in one night. Please remember to lock your car doors, even in your driveways.

RANT: And to all those involved in all these car break-ins, stop. If you need food or help, this is a caring community with organizations that can help you. But just stealing stuff for no apparent reason is not going to win you any sympathy.

RAVE: The Newnan Fire Department honored 10 of its own for saving lives this year during its annual Christmas dinner. Another big milestone was passed as well, with the department’s ISO rating improving from a 4 to a 3.

REALLY?!? Instead of using the pumps like everyone else, Wesley Bernard Norman Jr. 35, was arrested for stealing diesel fuel from a north Coweta industrial fuel station. His pickup was rigged with pumps and hoses to fill a tank with 300 gallons of fuel. Another suspect, in another vehicle, managed to get away. For now.

RAVE: Thanks to all those who are putting us into the Christmas spirit with outdoor light displays. And thanks for waiting until after Halloween, unlike many big stores.

RANT: Senoia police arrested a suspect and charged him with kidnapping, imprisoning and molesting a juvenile. The juvenile was walking down the street and refused to go into the suspect’s house, according to police, adding the suspect then grabbed and forced the child inside. Parents, remind your kids about the dangers of this world, even here.

RAVE: Don’t ever complain about being too tired or too old. Jimmie Osborne recently retired after teaching her final class - An AARP Driver Safety course. Did we mention she’s 90? It was her second retirement, she taught school for 35 years and the driver’s course for 21 years. We did say she was 90 didn’t we? What’s your excuse?

REMEMBER: Saturday was the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Hug a vet.



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