Rants, Raves & Really?!?

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

RANT: Two people were killed in a single-engine plane crash near the Coweta and Fayette county lines. Albert Edward Ensell IV, 57, from Peachtree City, and Charles Ronald Kephart, 50, died at the scene. Authorities began looking for the aircraft after it failed to arrive at its destination in Savannah.

REALLY?!? The top two administrators at the Coweta County office of the Department of Family and Children’s Services have been “temporarily reassigned.” Judging by the comments on our social media sites, no one is upset and many saw it coming. The agency handles everything from foster kids and parents to child abuse and food stamps. This is one agency where there can be no margin of error. Hopefully, the interim directors can bring about change.

RANT: Katrice Wright, 34, is up for Mother of the Year award after telling her kids to shoplift new shoes. She had her kids try on the new shoes, put the old ones back in the box and walk out the store. Great parenting skills there, Katrice.

REALLY?!? A video showing Newnan Police officers tasing and striking a suspect outside the Alamo in downtown Newnan has gone viral. The video starts after the suspect was arrested, but not what proceeded beforehand. The district attorney is reviewing the video and supporting documents, although the police chief said his officers acted professionally.

RANT: Michael Jordan McFarland, 21, was arrested on child molestation and related charges. He once interned at the Newnan/Coweta Boys and Girls Club and investigators are checking to see if there were any other incidents there.

REALLY?!? Sequoia Golf, which owns or operates 50 golf clubs throughout the country, including several in this area, is being sold to Dallas-based ClubCorp for $265 million. According to Sequoia CEO Joe Guerra, the sale will mean current members can expect to see new benefits and service improvements over the next several months. ClubCorp. is the largest owner/operator of golf clubs in the country.

RAVE: This is one of those few times when a construction delay is actually good news. Officials said the opening of the University of West Georgia’s Newnan campus is being delayed about six months. The reason? Donations and other funding opportunities have emerged that will enable the campus to finish projects that originally were planned for later. Full courses will now start in August 2015.

RANT: Yet another scam making the rounds. Georgia Power is warning customers about criminals calling up threatening to turn off power unless their bill is paid immediately. The scam involves customers being asked to provide credit card information or go buy a pre-paid debit card. Georgia Power reiterated it will never ask customers for such information over the phone.

RAVE: The Newnan-Coweta Public Safety Foundation recently donated a slew of new equipment for the Newnan Fire Department’s rehabilitation trailer. The donation includes fans, heaters, folding tables, task lights, hoses, coolers and tents.




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