Good week/bad week for Dec. 29

It was a good week for …

Brad Cunard. The Cabbagetown community rallied around the owner of Little’s Food Store on Carroll Street by raising more than $16,000 online in a week to help him stay in business. The walk-up grocery, which first closed in 2006, had been in the neighborhood since the 1920s. Cunard reopened it in 2011 and has struggled to make it profitable ever since. Two weeks ago, he announced Little’s would close after New Year’s Eve. But the community wouldn’t have it.

Dylan Rosier. The 10-year-old Conyers resident, who has been in and out of the hospital fighting cancer for more than a year, woke up to a white Christmas, a wish he’d asked for. Volunteers used 4,000 pounds of ice and had snow-making machines shipped in from Arizona.

Employees of Kennesaw Transit Co. The Bartow County-based trucking company gave more than $360,000 in bonuses to employees this holiday season. It started the program 15 years ago, rewarding employees who had been at the company five years or longer with a $10,000 bonus every five years. Some recipients are banking their third bonus. Other employees were rewarded for good driving records and road safety.

It was a bad week for …

Ron Papaleoni. A nine-count indictment alleges that during his last three years as general manager of the Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority, Papaleoni wrote more than $50,000 in checks from its bank accounts to himself, his wife and his son, while also using some of that money on personal expenses. Papaleoni headed up the water-protection agency for 11 years before being fired Dec. 30, 2009, while under investigation.

Josh Harvey-Clemons and Sheldon Dawson. The two University of Georgia football players were suspended from participating in the New Year’s Day Gator Bowl against Nebraska for violating unspecified rules, the school announced Monday.

The Pink Pony. A suit filed by the strip club against the city of Brookhaven was dismissed by Superior Court Judge Courtney L. Johnson Monday. The suit claimed the city’s ordinance to regulate sexually oriented businesses would put the club out of business. The club, which opened in 1991, fell under the authority of the newly incorporated city of Brookhaven in December 2012.