Rants and Raves

A look back at the highs and lows of the previous week:

RAVE: To the Newnan Centre and Goodwill. Each had major openings last year. After 14 years, the Newnan Centre is officially open and will provide a great venue for trade shows, weddings, receptions, training seminars and much more. The East Goodwill retail store also opened, and the much larger location will be able to help even more people. Congrats to both.

RANT: Yet another felon with outstanding warrants decides to try and outrun law enforcement. It rarely works, and didn’t this time as the suspect crashed after losing control of his vehicle. When will you learn?

RAVE: Melanie Perry is the new Moreland Elementary School principal. We wish you best and thank your predecessor, Beverly Yeager, who served in that capacity since 1988.

RAVE/RANT: Euro Auctions USA got a temporary certificate of occupancy for its upcoming opening auction for big equipment at a site off Interstate 85. But the company hasn’t formally requested permission to move forward. We’re glad you’re here, but follow the rules like everyone else.

RAVE: To Mainstreet Newnan and yet another successful downtown event. This time it was the fifth annual Summer Wined Up, with 23 businesses participating in the wine-tasting event.

RAVE: And congratulations to Anne Bell, a lifelong Coweta County resident, on her retirement from banking - a career she’s had since 1974. Most recently, she was president of the former Bank of Coweta and in her last position, regional community executive overseeing Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Rockdale and Newton county markets for Bank of North Georgia.

RANT: Two suspects hanging out in a local motel were busted with a slew of drugs and weapons. Thanks again to our local law enforcement, who worked with Clayton County officers to arrest the two. Criminals - we don’t want you here.

RAVE: Women from Coweta Community Church are heading off to India to help women there in danger of being trafficked or forced to live in slavery. All we can say is “wow” and God bless you and make your trip a success.

RANT: We are fortunate that serious crimes involving shootings are rare, but a clerk was shot at a store on East Broad recently. 

RAVE: To everyone who participated in the Senoia Social, which helped raise funds for Camp Southern Ground. 

DOUBLE RANT/TRIPLE RAVE: Four men were arrested in the skimming of financial card information stolen from those using an area gas station. Hundreds were impacted and had to cancel cards and get new ones.  Congrats to the New York police and our own sheriff’s office investigators for tracking these jerks down and bringing them to justice.

ANOTHER DOUBLE RAVE: To Kahlil Smith for going out of his way to pull a wedding ring out of a sewer drain. And to Marjorie Morrow, who had lost her ring and then went out and got Smith a new camera as a thank-you.




More Opinion

Georgia Says

The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia, on proposed Internet rules: Large corporations can't always be trusted to do the right thing. But n ... Read More


A note from the publisher

A lot has occurred at The Newnan Times-Herald over the last few months, and I believe it’s an appropriate time to let you know what we ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: REALLY?!?: Grantville has a new police chief, the third one in about as many yea ... Read More


Georgia Says

The Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle on the Affordable Care Act: A private foundation issued a report claiming 20 million Americans "gained cover ... Read More


‘Murder in Coweta’ has continual silver lining

The killing of farmhand William Turner in 1948 was a tragedy. Turner, who was using the name Wilson Turner, was a young husband and father. ... Read More

Rants, Raves & Really?!?

RAVE: To Alex Ogletree for giving back to his alma mater, Newnan High. Ogletree gave $5,000 to upgrade the NHS weight room. The NFL gave a m ... Read More