Rants & Raves
RAVE: Regardless of one’s political views, getting to meet whoever holds the title of President of the United States is a true honor. Smokey Road Middle School Principal Laurie Barron got that honor as the National Middle School Principal of the Year honoree. Who says we don’t have the best teachers in the country?
RANT: To the total idiot who decided to take on the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office in a high-speed chase that exceeded 100 mph. You got caught and your 2012 Camaro ended up with shredded tires and some dings. Bummer. Maybe you should think about how dangerous that was - you could have killed someone, and for what?
RAVE: To the Bank of the Ozarks Senoia branch who alerted authorities about an employee suspected of stealing funds from customers. Their quick action prevented future thefts and the former employee was arrested.
RAVE: Drunk driving kills, and so can being intoxicated behind the wheel of a boat. Governor Nathan Deal just signed new tougher Boater-Under-Influence laws to bring them on par with vehicular ones. Everyone likes a cold one out on the water, but get a designated driver and know your limit.
MAJOR SPORTS RAVE: To the incredible athletes, volunteers and sponsors for the recent Coweta County Special Olympics. More than 300 of the county’s finest showed the rest of us what sports is really all about. They are the true athletes.
RANT: Motorcycle wrecks are on the upswing. Here in Coweta County, three people have died and countless others injured within the last two years. Motorcyclists need to take it slow and car drivers need to take an extra look.
RAVE: To everyone who participated in last Friday’s Relay For Life. Your time and donations honor others and will help us kill cancer.
RAVE: Congrats to Alec Ogletree, who made it in the first round of the NFL pick and will be playing for the St. Louis Rams. And kudos to Alan Bonner, another Cowetan, who was selected in the sixth round to play for the Houston Texans.
RANT: To all the meth dealers out there.Seriously, we are getting tired of this. The latest arrest involves a suspect with 29 grams caught in a parking lot. Sheriff’s deputies had to pull out the old electronic stun gun. Twice. Sorry, buddy, bet that hurt.
EDUCATIONAL RAVE: The Board of Regents is considering making the University of West Georgia into a regional university, the second-highest classification. UWG keeps getting better and better.
RANT: So the counterfeiters are returning with the warm weather. They’re hitting flea markets and garage sales where the action is fast and people aren’t paying as much attention. Watch out. At the minimum, get a counterfeit-detection pen.
RAVE: Hug a uniform. It’s Public Safety Appreciation Week.