Rants and Raves

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

RAVE: Progressive Heating and Air was named the overall winner in the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce’s SouthTowne Motors Small Business of the Year awards. And congrats to all the other winners also.

RANT/RAVE: It’s summer! And it’s also summer - if you don’t wear sunblock, you are playing with fire, literally. Take care of your skin.

RAVE: Okay, we think the redesign went pretty well. We’re still tweaking and all, but hope it’s easier to read and looks cleaner.

RAVE: Two new principals for our public schools next year. Jose Casablanca takes over Smokey Road Middle School and Dr. Aaron Corley will steer Ruth Hill Elementary. We wish them both well.

RAVE: To the incredible outpouring of support for the family of Tyler Henson, who died in a tragic car accident. The words spoken at his funeral by friends and family highlighted an incredible athlete and son.

RANT: Anyone enjoy driving by the Newnan Motel? We don’t either. It’s time to get rid of that eyesore. Enough is enough.

RAVE: The Senoia Library celebrated its one-year anniversary. Everyone should curl up with a good book, or newspaper.

RAVE: Grantville City Council is actually working together on another big project - a $199,000 skate park for the city. We appreciate it when council members work to create programs to improve their city.

RANT: Six adults were busted in a drug raid where seven children - ranging in age from 9 years to 4 months - were staying. Seriously? Destroy your life if you want, but allowing infants around drugs puts you in a whole other class. Grow up.

RAVE: To all the area organizations working to gather and deliver relief supplies for the victims of the Oklahoma tornado. These actions once again highlight what a caring community we have.

RAVE: And a gimme to Annie Swords of The Heritage School and Jordan Daniel at Landmark Christian, who won state high school golf championships in their respective divisions.

RAVE: Newnan is set to get a new 50-bed rehabilitation hospital. HealthSouth Corporation recently got state approval and will soon start on the 55,000-square-foot facility. Once again, Newnan is showing it is becoming a medical mecca.

RANT or RAVE? Starship Enterprises, which bills itself as a store with “gifts and novelties for couples,” was cited for violating the county’s obscenity law. It all boils down to whether they can sell sex toys for certain purposes or not. Don’t we have better things to do? If the store offends you, don’t go in.

RAVE: To Wendy Maguire and other rides who are gearing up for the third annual Pedal for Pets ride to Savannah. The organization raises funds for spay/neuter services for low-income pet owners.

RAVE: And a major thanks to all who participated and volunteered for the county’s various Memorial Day activities. Let us never forget.




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