Rants & Raves

A look back at last week’s ups and downs:

RAVE: Yamaha is expanding its facility in Newnan with an additional 100 jobs this year. Another 300 could be hired in the next three to five years as the company increases its production of “side-by-side” utility vehicles, including the Viking. We always like to hear about more job growth in Coweta County.

RANT: The Grantville City Council met last week and ... nevermind. Same song, second verse.

RAVE: To the Coweta County homeowners on Valley Brook Drive who helped a Sheriff’s Office investigator nab a burglary subject who was trying to run. That’s the kind of community involvement we need.

RAVE: Baseball4Christ is in the Yucatan Peninsula playing local teams down there and spreading the Gospel. The Baseball4Christ team is made up of players from East Coweta, NorthCate, Newnan and The Heritage School high schools. Who said teenagers can’t make a difference?

RAVE: Johnny Holloway, chorus teacher at Evans Middle School, is a quarterfinalist for the inaugural national Grammy Music Educator Award. We have  top-notch music teachers and students in our county. Go see a performance sometime.  

RAVE: Coweta County commissioners have re-approved the use of inmate labor on public school grounds with several restrictions. It’s a good move and will save money while ensuring students are kept safe.

RAVE: To East Coweta High School student Connor McMeen, a senior who was selected as one of only four Georgia high-schoolers for next month’s 2013 Under Armour Underclass Lacrosse Tournament. 

RANT: To all the drug dealers who are turning our precious little Interstate 85 into the latest drug route. Don’t you realize our law enforcement are watching out for you? And yes, we’re talking to you, Mr. Four Pounds of Cocaine. Sorry you lost that cash bankroll, too, well over $100,000. Bummer “dude.”

RAVE: To Sue Brown, a member of the Coweta County Board of Education who was just named to the board of directors of the Georgia School Boards Association.

RAVE: Dylan Young, the 17-year-old critically injured in a car wreck back in mid-May, is finally home from the hospital. On Saturday, a fundraiser will be held at Royal Baptist Church to help defray medical expenses. So go grab some grub and help the family out.

RANT: Okay, seriously, who deals heroin anymore? That’s so ‘70s. But thanks to the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office investigators who set up the sting and nabbed three suspects.




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