Hey Henry, why was a former Clayton
County principal hired to run a Henry County middle school? There is
more to a child’s education than training them to become a good
test-taker. The micromanagement under this regime has gotten out of
control. Morale is at an all-time low and some of the best teachers
will be lost.
Hey Henry, when will the Rock Quarry Road bridge open?
Hey Henry, so the school board has no money and they are laying off
janitors and maintenance so why are they making a football practice
field on the side of Ola Elem school equipped with a sprinkler
system that they have been installing for a week now.
Hey Henry, congratulations to the graduating class of 2013 and to
those who will be the freshman class of 2013 at the colleges of
Hey Henry, I just wanted to say “Thank You” for the awesome customer
service that I have always received at the Henry County Tax and Tag
offices. These ladies work hard and are always friendly and helpful.
Hey Henry, the Henry County BOC gives furlough days with no pay, but
gives a “floating” holiday with pay. It doesn’t make much sense to
me, but then again, the BOC hasn’t made sense in a long time.
Hey Henry, one would assume that the pedantic Webster’s
Dictionary/Jesus expert would agree that the country should operate
on Biblical principles.
Hey Henry, last week, seven “Hey Henry’s” took up 2/3 of the space.
Keep it short, folks; my attention span isn’t what it once was.
Hey Henry, happy Confederate History and Heritage month! Now let’s
see those flags!
Hey Henry, the newly elected commissioners and Chairman said if
elected they would not raise taxes. So in lieu of raising taxes they
are raising fees associated with County services. Just more smoke
Hey Henry, I am 72 years young. Last Saturday I took a load of yard
debris to the Henry County Recycling Center on 20/81. I appreciate
having the center. I understand the men sitting under the tent at
entrance are serving “community service.” I stopped so one of the 8
could offer to help unload. I did not expect them to do the work,
but help. One came out and pointed up the hill where I should unload
and sat back down. Two other men were unloading their own yard
debris and appeared older than myself. What is Community Service?
Hey Henry, while you’re out and about and complaining about water
authority vehicles in restaurants on Saturday and Sunday. Remember
that the water authority and its employees work 24/7 so that you can
flush your toilets and have plenty of clean water to drink and
shower with. State laws require lunch breaks for everyone including
the water authority.
Hey Henry, I just want to give a big “Thank You” to three young
ladies who have assisted this mom in her new role as scorekeeper for
volleyball - Di’Onna from Luella High, Lavender from Woodland, and
Gill from Locust Grove. Thank you for your time, patience, and
effort. Your helpfulness, sportsmanship, and manners speak volumes
to what stellar women you will grow up to be!
Hey Henry, I know why Ola has so many
good baseball players. There is something in the water.
Hey Henry, Webster's dictionary defines a Liberal as one who is
open-minded, not strict in the observance of orthodox, traditional
or established forms or ways. Jesus was a pluralist Liberal who
taught that one need not conform to strict and orthodox views of
God, religion, and life. He rejected greed, violence, the
glorification of power, the amassing of wealth without social
balance, and the personal judging of others, their lifestyles, or
Hey Henry, I just read the opening of the new Clayton County
Recreation Park in South Clayton - McDonough Road in Hampton. Why is
it that Henry County does not have pools in their parks? I do not
think Clayton County would have any additional funds that Henry
County could not possibly find? Just saying.
Hey Henry, why are election signs for Darius Patillo and Carlotta
Harrell still littering the county? a.) They did not get the memo
the election is over and they lost. b.) They are getting a head
start on the competition for 2014 election. c.) They are too lazy to
clean up after themselves. Code enforcement needs to make them pick
up their signs.
Hey Henry, having a cell phone attached to your head 24/7 does not
make you important. It just makes you inconsiderate of others.
Hey Henry, I want to congratulate Ashleigh Owens for her wonderful
performance at the Locust Grove High School Talent Show last Friday.
She won runner up but she is a winner in my book. She is a beautiful
girl on the inside and out and has the voice of an angel. Thanks to
all who made the LGHS Talent Show a success!
Hey Henry, if a cake comes out from a box is it considered “made
Hey Henry, East Lake Road from Union Grove schools down to the stop
sign needs to be re-paved. Rough ride!
Hey Henry, I would like to thank all of of the shoppers at Sams last
Saturday who supported the fundraiser for the youth group.
Hey Henry, regarding the article on the proposed bill to change the
powers of the chairman of the BOC. Our Senator is wrong by following
Robert's Rules. Our County Charter (by-laws) supersedes Robert's
Rules. Our Charter reads sec.2-2-24-1. (a) The chairman of the board
of commissioners shall be the chief executive and elective officer
of the county and shall be a full voting member of the board of
commissioners. To go ahead with this bill would be going against the
citizens who elected this chairman.
Hey Henry, why did Wal-Mart choose to build such a small store in
Locust Grove? Every time I go they are out of everything you need. I
believe they thought that just people from Locust Grove would be
going there, but they are wrong. People from Butts County also come
there. I believe that's why they never have anything.
Hey Henry, now you have to have 3 jobs to pay for the price of gas,
that is if you can find a part time job. You either have to know
someone or be under 20 because companies can hire younger people and
pay them less money with no insurance. Isn't this the American way
now? The cheaper the better. It's just like those home builders a
few years back building houses left and right and paying foreign
workers hardly anything to build houses while they keep most of the
money so they can drive around in their $50,000 pick up trucks and
yap on their cell phone all day.
Hey Henry, why did the superintendent
call 11 Alive and tell them that if they ran the story about the
outsourcing jobs, they will no longer have access to school board
meetings? This is a direct violation of the 1st Amendment. They also
started the meeting 30 minutes late, which is a direct violation of
Georgia’s Open Meeting Law. People, we need to learn about the
rights and laws that protect us; if we do not, we are going to be
Hey Henry, it was amusing at first, but we are getting mighty tired
of looking at the trash left hanging off the “No Littering” sign on
the corner of Gardner Road and Flat Shoals Church in Stockbridge. At
first it was just small trash bags, now people are dumping old
tires, TV’s , cardboard boxes, etc., even a Christmas tree! Maybe if
the sign is removed the problem will go away.
Hey Henry, well since I have not seen it yet, congratulations to the
schools from Henry County who have won state championships this
year! A great year for athletics in the Henry County school system!
Hey Henry, I was looking through a magazine and noticed an ad for
teaching children etiquette. It is so sad that parents don’t teach
these things to their children. I wish the person that is doing the
teaching the best of luck and hope your business grows and grows.
When the parents show up to enroll the children can you enroll them
as well? They obviously are in need also if they can’t teach their
own children these important life skills.
Hey Henry, to the folks living in or near Vernon Place subdivision
off of Highway 81. Putting your furniture by the subdivision
entrance for sale is tacky and low class. Have a yard sale in your
Hey Henry, your readership would be prudent to know that even
Department of Justice background checks will not detect evil intent.
It merely detects past criminal activity, if any. I am surprised,
and disappointed, that every job function in government is not
outsourced to the private sector. All government need do is
advertise the job and its requirements, oversee the job performance
and pay the contractors. A smaller, leaner, more flexible government
does not necessarily mean fewer services. Just a more efficient,
effective and economical government.
Hey Henry, to the person who commended BJ Mathis for balancing the
budget last year, two things. 1. The law requires the County budget
to be balanced every year and 2. She did it by raising your property
taxes. Stop drinking the KoolAid.
Hey Henry, while waiting to eat at Olive Garden last Saturday, my
wife and I were talking to this couple telling them about the
monthly lunches we have been doing for years. We had just come from
the funeral home where we had lost our first lunch friend. After we
ate, the waiter brought us this wonderful dessert and said someone
had sent it to us. This young girl waved at us so we said “Thank
You” and then later they came over and said “they wanted to do
something for us since we lost our friend.” We will never forget the
kindness and thoughtfulness of this young couple.
Hey Henry, to the person who thinks that the Ola student involved in
the food fight is crossing school lines because they live on Old
Jackson. If you lived on or off of Old Jackson you would know one
side of the road goes to Ola and the other side goes to Locust
Hey Henry, A big “Thank You” to the person who put my lost cell
phone in my mailbox. I’d like to thank you in person and find out
where I left it.
Hey Henry, I want to thank the
gentleman who paid for mine and my friends's breakfast on Tuesday
morning at Truett’s on Jonesboro Road. That was very generous of
Hey Henry, Group shots are not HCAIW. They are “this is what my
Sunday school class looked like 50 years ago.” Look at me 2nd from
the right. Nobody cares.
Hey Henry, LGMS needs to have a cheer competition team. It is the
only middle school in Henry County that does not have one. Sure, we
have a football cheer team, but there are too many girls to put on
the team and we would benefit from a competition team. The high
school has no girls to pull from because of this. Come on LGMS!
Hey Henry, does anyone else hear the low frequency noise coming from
the refrigerated warehouse on King Mill Road? Domestic tranquility
is guaranteed by the US Constitution, but HCPD says they can't hear
it so they won't do anything? Will our new commissioner do anything?
Hey Henry, someone was saying “something about litter.” You haven’t
been down Flakes Mill Road lately. It's the forgotten road on this
end of the county.
Hey Henry, my house got burglarized and trashed last week. A
neighbor made a positive mug shot ID on the thug. The HCPD are very
familier with the young thug and know where he lives, but still have
not picked him up. All I can say is he’d be a fool to show up again!
Hey Henry, it is a sad day to hear how our education system is in
shambles especially at the HCBOE. Doing away with custodian jobs and
grounds personnel is not going to solve the problem. It begins in
the White House and for those who voted for our president, you have
no say so on the matter. This is what you wanted, so you got it.
Hey Henry, to the person who is afraid that they will be killed by
some gun-toting nut for no good reason, you don't have to be afraid
of us. Our guns are legal, registered, and we know how to use them
if necessary. We aren’t out to kill someone just because we don’t
like the way they look at us. We have guns to protect ourselves, our
families, our pets, and our homes. Use your common sense.
Hey Henry, since everyone is bashing the school system I would like
to add a little positive comment. I want to thank the Site
Maintenance, Carpentry and the HVAC foremen at the HCBOE for
treating us workers like they would want to be treated. We can only
hope that the other three foremen can take notes and start acting
like we’re something besides floor mats.
Hey Henry, North Korea wants to nuke us and our brilliant leaders in
the White House want to cut military funding. I do not understand
the stupidity of this action. Can anyone give me a truly intelligent
answer as to why. A weak military is a weak country.
Hey Henry, I want to express my gratitude to the HCWSA guy named
Ronny who helped transport a dog to Animal Control this past
Saturday that was struck on Keys Ferry Road. The dog was hurt badly
and later died due to his injuries. My hat goes off to you. There
are not many people like you out there.
Hey Henry, we should try to be thankful for what we have and not
what we think we need in our lives. We don’t have to keep up with
our neighbors to be happy. Trying to keep up can lead to financial
ruin and despair.
Hey Henry, in regards to the Board of
Education outsourcing janitorial and maintenance services for our
schools. What does this do for school security? These are local jobs
that at least serve a purpose. I guarantee you that if this is done,
some politician will form a company and receive the contract for
this service. At a time when our schools need protection you would
think the safety of our children would come before the almighty
dollar. Come on, put common sense back into the equation!
Hey Henry, how many injuries and fatalities are needed at the Hwy.
42 and Locust Road intersection before the “powers that be” decide
to put up a traffic light? Until they do – let’s be the kind
neighbors we all are and slow down so no one else gets hurt.
Hey Henry, supporters of the 2nd Amendment are not gun freaks or
idiots. We just want to be able to defend our lives and property. We
also support your 1st Amendment right to say hateful things about
Hey Henry, why did the City of Stockbridge take away the military
paid leave for National Guard and Reserve soldiers that work for
them. All other government jobs give 15 to 21 days of paid military
leave to our citizen soldiers but the City of Stockbridge took it
out of their policies.
Hey Henry, to the selfish, uncaring person who commented about
disliking group pictures in the Henry As it Was section. Listen,
these pictures were taken at special events and with people that
were special to each other. If you don’t like it, don’t look at it.
You probably don’t have enough friends to be in a “group pic.”
Hey Henry, welcome back, Pam! Your column is fantastic and always so
humorous. We’ve missed you!
Hey Henry, to the City of Locust Grove, we don’t need any more gas
stations at Bill Gardner Parkway especially a Quick Trip. We have
enough gas stations and it is making our city look tacky as it is.
All Locust Grove has become is a pit stop for travelers to use the
Hey Henry, it is a sad day being a teacher working for the Henry
County Board of Education these days. I went to college and worked
hard to get my degree, but I am still making the same amount of
money I did seven years ago. I know it’s not about the money, its
about the children. But we have houses, cars, gas, groceries,
insurance and children too.
Hey Henry, concerning the Ola High food fight, what I want to know
is why one of the ring leaders arrested was even going to Ola High,
since she lives on Old Jackson Road in Locust Grove? Maybe it’s time
for the school system to crack down on students crossing attendance
Hey Henry, to the county school board. What’s your excuse for
illegal immigrants working at the new high school in Hampton when
there are many U.S. citizens in need of jobs. Please give an answer
to us citizens who pay school taxes in Henry County.
Hey Henry, Mary Jane Owen needs to run for Governor. “Just Be Nice”
was another “well said” column.
Hey Henry, let’s make sure we have this right regarding school
funding. Governments (state, local, federal) do fund school systems.
Who funds the government? Taxpayers. To insinuate that we are not
paying for our child’s education, or that governments generate
revenue from some nebulous source is irrational at best.
Hey Henry, be aware of the effects of
rising medical costs. A while back I went the hospital to have an
elective test done. The last I knew this test cost $800. It now
costs $2300. It did not occur to me that it could have gone up this
much in just a few years. A week later I got a bill for $1000. This
was my deductible. Ask ahead of time what your out-of-pocket costs
are going to be for any procedure.
Hey Henry, does anyone know what happened to the 4 owls that used to
sit on the 4 corners of our City Hall building. What did they mean?
Now I miss them.
Hey Henry, the litter on the roadways of Henry County is disgraceful
and it embarrasses me wondering what travelers must think. Why don't
we use our own resources such as the prisoners to clean up our
roadways? And why isn't the littering law enforced not only to
curtail littering but earn money for our county. Have you ever been
to the North West? No litter, ever, anywhere. Just saying!
Hey Henry, the City of Locust Grove has a huge event center and
several hotels with meeting rooms. Still the City Council chose to
travel all the way to Gwinnet County to hold a meeting. Is something
fishy going on in the Grove?
Hey Henry, in tough economic times local and state governments seek
to privatize services to save money and cut budget costs. Last year
the previous commissioner did that with the operation of the
airport. Now the new group of commissioners have opted out of the
contract and want to organize an airport authority or commission to
run the airport. More and bigger government is what they want and
are getting. The county now has an airport with no vision for the
future. Can I get my vote back?
Hey Henry, what are the rules for parking cars on the curb in a
Hey Henry, regarding “You can dish it out, but...” Thanks Melissa!
Some of us are trying to raise our children to have good morals,
values, and manners, but we are the exception - not the norm. It is
getting more difficult everyday because of so many people who don't
care or choose to ignore and make excuses! Oh, and quit being
friends with your kids - be parents! Wake up folks!
Hey Henry, so all you gun freaks are ready to kill anyone who
threatens your guns? Because of idiots like you, I drive around
McDonough every day scared that one of you will “stand your ground”
and kill me for looking at you wrong.
Hey Henry, did you ever stop to think that our schools are not
private schools. Our schools receive funding from the federal, state
and local government. If you want to complain...go stand on the
steps of the capital or go to a board meeting. Or better yet, find a
private school and pay for your child's education yourself!
Hey Henry, stop with the “group shots” in the HCAIW section. If we
aren't in the picture or know some one who is, we don't know nor do
we care. Stop with the group shots.
Hey Henry, has it occurred to our misleading Commissioners that the
hoped for “aerospace workers” who might be employed at the airport
formerly known as South Regional Airport, renamed Henry County
Airport, will not live in the west Henry/Hampton area or even North
Spalding/Griffin? They will reside in Fayette County or Pike County.
Once again, west Henry/Hampton is the loser.
Hey Henry, Melissa Robinson nailed it
in her column regarding the food fight at Ola High School. Parents
want to be “best friends” with their children rather than parents.
The money they are spending on lawyers today should have been spent
on parenting classes years ago. Thanks for your courage Melissa.
Hey Henry, when will the county realize that East Lake Road, with
its major schools and one of the largest churches in the county, is
full of pot holes and patches and needs to be resurfaced?
Hey Henry, here I am again from Garland, Texas saying how much I
enjoy the Henry County Times and remembering all the good friends we
have there. Because of you, we learned about our friend Norman
Fowler’s death. Thank you so much for such a great paper.
Hey Henry, I would like to give a shout out to the Hands of Hope
Clinic in Stockbridge. The entire staff lovingly donate their time
to help people with chronic illnesses who have no insurance. They
are the nicest, most caring people I have ever met. Please help by
donating your time or money. Thank you Hand’s of Hope you have made
a difference in my life!
Hey Henry, please respect the Crossing Guards at schools. Decrease
your speed in school zones.
Hey Henry, someone from Henry County DOT needs to drive the section
of Airline Road between McGarity Road north to Georgia Hwy. 20 at
night in the rain. It is absolutely treacherous! Painting some fresh
lines would make that section of road much safer.
Hey Henry, it’s great to see Mary Jane Owen back in the paper. I
always like what she has to say.
Hey Henry, I commend BJ Mathis for having the guts to do what had to
be done to balance the county budget. That is one thing that is
wrong with the Federal government. No one has the guts to do what
has to be done because they know they would be voted out of office.
Hey Henry, will the parents of the Ola High trouble-makers please
quit whining. If you would have done your job as a parent, they
wouldn’t be in this predicament. It is time to accept the
consequences and move on!
Hey Henry, I would like to give a grateful “Thank You” to all that
contributed to the Henry County High School Bucket Drop Fund Raiser
on Saturday, February 8. The NJROTC Orienteering team qualified for
the national competition near Washington DC and the money helps pave
the way to the championship!
Hey Henry, a quote from Edmund Burke says, “All that is required for
evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” Well, cheers to the
student from Ola who spoke up in defense of his school, and told
what really happened. He’s a brave young man to stand up for what is
Hey Henry, to the person complaining about the “two PA’s and one
nurse practitioner” receiving any sort of “doctor” honor, I want you
to know that someone in those positions saved my life. She was the
first medically trained professional to treat the person and not
just the condition. I learned to care about my health verses label
myself by my disease. Thank you Ruth Pinkney for being positively
amazing and a true inspiration to every patient you encounter, even
(according to the person from last week’s Hey Henry) for someone who
is not quite “a doctor.”
Hey Henry, I read the article in We
Are Henry magazine where the Stockbridge City Councilwoman was
bragging about how wonderful the Judge was and said “City Council
appointed the right person as Judge.” Three days later she votes to
replace him. I guess that would explain all the recent job
announcements. If you are good, you are gone.
Hey Henry, I am amazed at the situation at OHS where the kids
started a food fight. They were caught on camera and identified, but
the parents hired a lawyer to prove their innocence. Tapes do not
lie, people. Those kids involved should be prosecuted and then have
to clean the cafeteria from top to bottom.
Hey Henry, I just want to say I have the best wife and son in the
world. BSS and JRS, I love you very much!
Hey Henry, if you call a place of business in error, hang up and
find the information yourself. No one has time to stop their job and
look up a phone number for you. Dial 411.
Hey Henry, B. J. Mathis gets a job with the City of Stockbridge? As
far as the folks in the north end of the county are concerned, the
City Council has reversed two elections!
Hey Henry, to all whom are worried about the two HCBOE ground
foremans being a waste of money. I would worry more about the four
“Assistant Superintendents” who make well over 100K per year.
Hey Henry, the shooting at Sandy Hook was an unimaginable horror.
Yet we place the blame on the instrument and not the cause. This
shooting, like the majority of other mass shootings, was perpetrated
at the hands of an unstable individual, with a gun that was made
available to him by another person's irresponsibility. His mother
had expressed her concerns about his mental state, yet she still had
guns in the home. Many families live in fear of an unstable family
member, but something really bad has to happen before they can be
locked up. This is the problem we need to address.
Hey Henry, I live on a dead end road, only a portion is gravel. Why
does the county come out with their grader and grade the gravel
road? It only makes it worse. They also come out and cut the portion
of grass and trim the side of the trees, sometimes bringing more
than three employees to do so. We have tried to get the road fully
paved, but got turned down. It could have already paid for itself by
now. Everyone needs jobs and these county employees could be used
elsewhere. I am sure of it.
Hey Henry, there were signs for weeks that let us know that the
McDonough Square was going to be closed for filming. But there was
no notice that the railroad tracks were going to be blocked during
morning and afternoon rush hour. Just curious. A little warning
would have been appreciated.
Hey Henry, maybe you should get out of the South and let us take
over. We'd be a better fit, just sayin’.
Hey Henry, in regards to no raises in 7 years. Now employees have to
be there 15 minutes earlier next year! 1 hour and 15 minutes more,
but not paid for it!
Hey Henry, as one of those “gun loving Bubbas,” try to take my gun
and see what happens. We don't need more gun laws, we need civility.
This is straight from a Sandy Hook parent, Mark Mattioli. Why don't
you Google him?
Hey Henry, Woodland Elementary School
in Stockbridge is collecting box tops that will benefit the school.
If you have any that you have been saving we would love to have
them! Drop them off at the front office or mail them in.
Hey Henry, the comment about an armed guard having the courage to
shoot an armed assailant in a school was a joke, right? Talk about
not being very well thought out! The SWAT team will arrive and take
care of the situation? From where? 20 minutes away? Then they have
to assess the situation and make assignments. Then they have to fan
out to get to their positions before they even enter the building.
I’ll take my chances with the armed guard taking care of the
assailant now and not the SWAT team a half hour later!
Hey Henry, a big Kibbee Road “Thank You” to our fire department and
Georgia Power for quickly removing the tree across our road so we
could get home last week.
Hey Henry, I was reading the Southern Journal magazine and were
appalled to read that two PA’s and one nurse practitioner was listed
in the top doctors of Henry County. What a insult to the hundreds of
top doctors. Maybe you should read the criteria of what a doctor is.
Hey Henry, while at a local restaurant my wife and I heard a police
officer and a solicitor investigator talking about the pressure
being put on the police department to write tickets. Maybe a quota
exists for the police. Maybe my grandson did not deserve the ticket
he got. Drive with care.
Hey Henry, this is for all you gun-lovin’ Bubbas. Less than a day
before the Sandy Hook massacre, a man in China attempted the same
thing, attacking 22 elementary school children. Only one died. Why?
Due to harsh laws, he only had access to a knife.
Hey Henry, I’m so thankful that I live in a county where no one, and
I do mean no one, ever jumps to the wrong conclusions.
Hey Henry, that Tyler Perry movie better win at least two Oscars for
all of the heartburn it caused around the McDonough Square.
Hey Henry, I am sick and tired of people complaining about seeing
animals on Old Jackson Road. Have you ever thought they are not
pets, but wild animals. It is still rural out here. If you don’t
like the country, why don’t you move. Next your going to tell people
to put a leash on the deer that runs out in front of you.
Hey Henry, I fully support having an armed administrator (or more
than one) in our schools. No, it won’t help in every situation, but
if it could save even one child’s life, it would be worth it.
Criminals will have guns no matter what, obtained legally or
illegally. Gun control will only stop law-abiding citizens from
being able to protect themselves. And to the mom of the twins who
shot the intruder--you go, girl! You have to do what’s necessary to
protect your kids.
Hey Henry, on January 28 I got off the expressway at the Jonesbore
Road exit and headed toward the Square. As I passed the Shell
station there was one police car clocking, another had a car pulled
over and there was another backed up in a driveway clocking. Maybe
if they would show this type of presence in our neighborhoods some
of these home invasions would stop. Oh wait, that isn’t generating
Hey Henry, it’s about time for flip flops!
Hey Henry, has anyone else considered
the revenue that would be generated by putting red light cameras on
Highway 20/81 in front of Chic-Fil-A and Race Track? People run that
light constantly, like it’s not even there.
Hey Henry, thanks Henry County, starting next year our elementary
school children now have to be standing out at the bus stops even
earlier. Imagine 5 year olds at the bus stop at 6 a.m. because they
start school 15 minutes earlier. Why not the older kids?
Hey Henry, stop perpetuating myths. Any child or person is welcome
to pray in schools at any time. The only caveat is that it cannon be
led by a teacher. Why? Well, let’s say your child’s teacher is of
another religion. You would worry they would be advocating for their
own religion. Educate yourself. No one is prevented from praying in
a public school. Please stop printing incorrect information!
Hey Henry, it must be nice to sit at Bellamy Strickland for more
than an hour, have your personal car serviced and conduct HCWSA
business while sitting there. Does Henry County pay for this? I
certainly hope not, but everyone in the waiting room commented on
Hey Henry, in response to the poster talking about gunfire on Leguin
Mill Road: As a land owner in Henry County I have the right to have
a range on my land as long as it meets the county regulations. I am
not responsible for the fact that a subdivision was built to one
side of my property or that you moved to the country. I do find it
ironic that city folks move out here and then want to change the way
we have lived for decades. My best advice to you is move back to the
city where the gunfire you hear may not be friendly fire.
Hey Henry, I have been involved in many productions at the Henry
Performing Arts Center and my sisters go there to do their ballet
performances. Its an old facility and its always booked which limits
opportunities for the performing arts. With the population of Henry
County growing rapidly, one auditorium that seats 700 people is
hardly enough. So lets make a fuss with the county to build another
auditorium or two. By the way most counties have an auditorium in
every high school. We have a football stadium with every high
school, why not a theater?
Hey Henry, this is for the person complaining about school lunches.
If you don’t want your children waiting in line for 20 minutes, why
don’t you pack their lunch? Take care of your own kids and don’t
depend on everyone else to do it.
Hey Henry, in response to the person who was talking about people
who “still defend the sale and possession of automatic assault
weapons.” I beg to differ, but you can’ t just bounce into a gun
shop and purchase an “automatic” rifle. Maybe they meant to say
“semi-automatic” but it gets a little tiring to hear people who
claim to know about firearms to keep using the “automatic”
Hey Henry, to the person complaining about how many foremen it takes
to cut the grass for the HCBOE. There are 50 schools they have to
maintain plus the county office and education building, I don’t
think 2 foremen are unreasonable.
Hey Henry, the amount of tickets given out at the Square is
ridiculous. It just shows how desperate the county is for money.
Hey Henry, to our Henry County
police, firefighters, and EMT’s: We all really appreciate you guys
and thank you for being so professional when we need you. But, could
you please bring back the old sirens that you can hear before you
approach. These “new-fangled sirens” cannot be heard until the last
minute. God bless and protect you all!
Hey Henry, I wish I could hit a “like” button on Hey Henry like I
can on Facebook.
Hey Henry, how about McDonough Police and Public Service helping
divert traffic out of the Square when it is closed for filming. That
mess yesterday afternoon was terrible!
Hey Henry, a dirt road is not a place to dump your garbage, that
unwanted pet nor the carcass of the deer you shot. I live on a dirt
road. How would you like it if I dumped on your nice, paved road?
Hey Henry, Sandra Vincent may need to adjust her goals for
McDonough. While a commendable idea, can we really afford a
“memorial space” funded by taxpayer dollars?
Hey Henry, semi-automatic weapons do not shoot “many bullets at
once.” Let’s have a conversation regarding the causes of school
shootings, rather than making vague emotional statements with no
basis in fact. “Doing something” without thought and acting solely
on emotion, rather than rational thought is not the way to address
the issue, though it may make you feel better until it happens the
Hey Henry, at HCBOE, and anywhere else, the “grounds” of a building
is everything outside. “Grounds” maintenance is more than just
cutting the grass. It is maintaining athletic fields and play
grounds. It is cutting down trees. It is maintaining the runoff
ponds. It is putting up signs so people know they’re not supposed to
smoke or have weapons on school “grounds.” It is fixing flag poles
and their rope and pulley system. It is a lot more than mowing and
Hey Henry, how long can the Henry County Board of Education expect
employees to go without a raise. It’s going on seven years and
nothing has happened. I know of other companies that are giving
raises, and no, they aren’t hiring so don’t tell me to go work
there. This is getting old and employees are going to get fed up
with low morale and finding ways to do less work.
Hey Henry, can you please put some reflective paint on your roads?
They are terrible, especially in the rain, and when its dark that’s
Hey Henry, to those who want to arm personnel at schools. You
obviously haven’t thought this out well. Even if you’re armed, so
what? If you survive the assailant’s first shots, will you have the
courage and resolve to face more danger and return fire? Will you
have the skill to hit him? How will you and your pistol defeat an
opponent armed with an assault rifle? I was personally trained by
world pistol master Jeff Cooper and I still wouldn’t want to try it.
I’ve been shot at on more than one occasion; it isn’t nearly as much
fun as it might seem. The SWAT team will soon arrive, primed to
confront an armed man. That would be you.
Hey Henry, the striped part of the road isn’t made from lava. It
won’t melt your tires if you get over and out of the way. Please.
Hey Henry, can someone explain to me
how these fast food joints with the double drive-thru speakers helps
anything? There is still only one window to pick up your food. I
think it just adds to the confusion.
Hey Henry, just a quick correction on a post from the week of 1/2.
People are “Asian,” objects (e.g. rugs, art, furniture, etc.) are
Hey Henry, in response to the quip inquiring as to why HCBOE has 2
grounds foremen, everyone knows one is to supervise the front lawns
and logically, the second is to supervise the rear lawns.
Hey Henry, do you think the people committing these petty offenses
you accuse them of doing on here read “Hey Henry?” More than likely,
Hey Henry, please demand that our politicians make “creating new
jobs” their number one priority this year by doing whatever it takes
to bring new companies to Henry. By the way, this does not mean we
need any new warehouses or trucking companies.
Hey Henry, if you’ve noticed all of the closed daycare centers
around the county it’s because they’re so over-regulated that they
can’t stay in business. For example, it now requires a bachelor’s
degree to change diapers. And to think that my mother changed the
diapers of five babies with just a high school diploma!
Hey Henry, we need to be like some other counties and have a law in
regards to all these people wearing sagging pants. Everywhere you go
that’s all you see. Wear a belt and get the right size pants.
Hey Henry, the Flag Code states, “The flag should never be displayed
with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in
instances of extreme danger to life or property.” This would be
permissible if you were on a boat on the water; on a house, it would
imply that your house is in distress! I may agree 100% with the
political opinions of such a person, but I would never dishonor the
American flag that has covered the caskets of so many of my friends.
Hey Henry, from Slaps & Claps “People who, even now after the
tragedy in Connecticut, still defend the sale and possession of
automatic assault weapons. You are more concerned with your
perceived “right” than what is right. Sad.” What is sad, is that you
think your opinion is more valuable than mine. I’ve owned AR’s for
20+ years without 1 incident involving my AR’s. It’s thinking like
yours that will cause us to lose our right to bear arms!
Hey Henry, Kudos to the Locust Grove Walmart. On New Year’s eve my
coin purse fell out of my purse which had flipped over upside down
as I walked to my car. I discovered it immediately and retraced my
steps and could not find it. I went to Customer Service then and
every day for days in a row, no coin purse had been turned in. I was
upset because that little purse had the last of my money for the
month, my gas cards, and all my ID. Today I got a package in the
mail! My coin purse! Thank God. It was sans the cash, but I got all
my cards back. Walmart had sent it back to me. Good work Customer
Service. Thank You, Thank You.
Hey Henry, the mass shooting in Connecticut was horrible. Some
people say, “where was God at this time?” Well, when the school
system kicks God out of the classroom and doesn’t want prayer in the
schools, it makes you wonder. It seems we are becoming a society
that does not want God in anything we do, such as manger scenes on
the courtyard lawn, prayer at football games, etc. The nation will
never survive until we put God first in our lives!
Hey Henry, Henry County DFCS wants to
thank all of their community sponsors and individual sponsors for
supporting the Secret Santa program for Henry County’s foster
Hey Henry, I agree with the person who said it’s time for the
citizens of McDonough to wake up. It’s a new year. Stop stirring up
controversy. There are seven elected officials running the city, not
Hey Henry, I have noticed the criticism concerning the plantings on
Jonesboro Road coming into town. I would like to say how I like and
appreciate them. They make a good impression on our county much like
the corridors on Highway’s 54 and 85 do for Fayetteville. I am
looking forward to enjoying them more in the Spring.
Hey Henry, a heavy police presence in our county is good for all
citizens. It helps with enforcing laws in public and on our roads.
My question is who lobbied for the tag light out as being a
violation? Does anyone feel safer knowing that your fellow
motorist’s tag light is working? Is the toxic reflective paint on
the tag not efficient? Can we remove some outdated laws from the
Hey Henry, to the the person who hit my orange Camero at the local
movie theater on January 1 and left: you should be ashamed of
yourself for not leaving your information. Whomever you are, you’re
a jerk and I hope someone does the same to you. What comes around
Hey Henry, if you don’t like my southern accent, get the heck out of
the South. No one’s stoppin’ you!
Hey Henry, When I lived in Alpharetta, the fire departments offered
a program to all residents that wanted to participate. It is called
a Vial of Life Project. It is a medical form retained by the
resident that listed medical info, meds, contact numbers, etc. A
sticker was provided for the refrigerator that the resident
participated in the program and where the vile was located. This was
welcome info for our EMT’s and an aid in knowing who they were
helping. Any interest Henry County?
Hey Henry, parents ask your child about their school lunch! Are they
standing in line for 20 minutes and running out of food? Is their
lunch account always missing money? Parents need to complain to the
county so something will be done!
Hey Henry, to the delusional who believe having another person with
a gun would have helped recent mass shootings...at Columbine there
was an armed guard. It made no difference. We don’t need or want
guns in our schools, and this is not the wild west. Less guns and no
semi-automatics that can shoot that many bullets at once is what is
needed to begin tackling this!
Hey Henry, why does the HCBOE have 2 grounds foremen? How many
foremen does it take to make sure the grass gets cut?
Hey Henry, I take care of my 98 year old mother in my home. I want
to sincerely thank the senior citizen services and the Henry County
Sheriff’s Dept. for making a very special effort to remember my
mother this holiday season. Their kindness has greatly lifted my
spirits and they will not be forgotten. God bless them for doing His
Hey Henry, way to go Locust Grove Walmart for hiring that gorgeous
guy in the electronics department. Think I’ll be buying more movies!
Hey Henry, I just want to say “Thank
You” to Kathy Pillatski. As I read the words that you wrote I could
tell the heartache you, along with the millions of people across our
country, must have felt that day.
Hey Henry, concerning the post about the flag being flown upside
down, I believe if you’ll check out the flag protocols, you’ll find
that flying the flag in that manner is a sign of distress or danger.
It’s appropriate given the condition of our national leadership.
Hey Henry, if President Obama spends his time trying to please the
people who didn’t vote for him, he won’t be able to please the ones
Hey Henry, two cops killed in Stockbridge in a month? What have we
Hey Henry, Oriental people are amazing. Go to YouTube and listen to
any US high school band and they sound like a box of clown horns
being run over by a truck. Then find an Oriental elementary school
band and they could play the soundtrack for a Hollywood film. Why?
Hey Henry, I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to the
crew and staff of the Laurel Park Skilled Nursing and Rahabilitation
facility. They are truly professional and care for all the patients
and visitors. It is a blessing to have such a facility in our area.
May God bless each and every one of you.
Hey Henry, why do senior citizens have to pay at athletic events at
the schools. Didn’t we pay school taxes for over 40 plus years? Now
you want more money from adults over age 65 to watch the children
compete. I don’t have anyone playing, I just like to watch and
encourage those kids who have no one there to cheer for them. We
should have special prices, if we can’t get in for free.
Hey Henry, awesome job Bethany Celebration Choir and director and
all those who helped make the cantata “Christmas is Jesus” happen.
Hey Henry, often times we fail to mention the really positive things
going on in Henry County. As a Henry County resident as well as an
employee in this county - I would just like to take a moment and say
“Thank You” to the first responders, educators, health care
professionals and faith-based leaders for all of the love and
support given to the citizens of Henry County throughout the year.
Hey Henry, I would like to commend the beautiful town of Locust
Grove for the Nativity display in front of the Administration
Building. In this time of so much unrest, it’s nice to know that the
people who run the Locust Grove government did not succumb to the
few who cause so much turmoil for Christians.
Hey Henry, when did “right on red” change to “cruise thru the red
light and turn right on red.” I see 4-5 cars do this every morning
on the Square. I’ve been honked at for stopping on the red light and
then turning right.
Hey Henry, will Georgia drivers ever learn to obey highway signs.
Move to the right if you are not passing, you are causing a traffic
Hey Henry, the country really needs to examine how we treat people
with mental health disorders, as evidenced by the recent tragedies.
Hey Henry, I wonder which tax and tag
office you visited. I’ve had the opportunity to deal with both of
these offices along with tax commissioner David Curry and was
treated with courtesy, kindness, and respect. Also, dealt with code
enforcement, storm water management, and planning and zoning this
past year and everyone has been helpful and polite. Couldn’t ask for
greater people to deal with!
Hey Henry, could whoever it was that decided to replace stop signs
with yield signs at highway intersections take down the yield signs
and put the stop signs back. That way drivers will return to
yielding to oncoming traffic as they did when stop signs were there.
Hey Henry, drivers must stop and stay stopped for pedestrians, not
just yield to them. The McDonough Square is out of control. Pass out
tickets. Hard lessons stick.
Hey Henry, did you ever notice the effect that weather has on the
memory? Any time it starts to snow here, suddenly everybody
remembers some place they have to go!
Hey Henry, will someone clarify this for me? Does a Henry County
Commissioner have to live in the actual district he was elected in
or can he just own a house in that district?
Hey Henry, it is time citizens wake up in McDonough. Your city
council has voted to purchase a piece of property for $1M+ more than
its fair market value. Additionally, $250k more than the appraised
value. The Mayor is refusing to sign the contract because he
believes it to be fiscally irresponsible. In response, the council
is threatening to remove him from office. First the charter, now
this. On the surface, this appears to be waste and abuse. Yes, we
need a new public safety building. No, the taxpayer should never pay
more than what is a sound investment option. Tax and spend and that
is the way it will continue unless you get involved.
Hey Henry, how many of you residents wish City Hall and the Police
Department would enforce the noise ordinance laws? They need to
enforce these laws. I’m tired of being drowned out!
Hey Henry, this is my third year attending the McDonough Christmas
Parade and for the second year in a row I was so impressed with the
young men and women in the Henry County High School ROTC. What a
super looking group of youngsters. There are good things happening
in that school it is obvious. Even my husband was impressed and he
is retired Army.
Hey Henry, it seems to me according to the beautiful Special section
in this weeks paper we are celebrating Santa Claus’ birthday and not
our Lord Jesus Christ’s, He was not even mentioned! “Jesus is the
reason for the season.”
Hey Henry, I always knew we had a bunch of idiots in Henry
Government. Now I have proof! They’re wasting money with the trees,
plants and the upcoming maintenance on Jonesboro Road! I can’t
believe it. No wait... yes I do. We’re doomed.
Hey Henry, the thing no one mentions in all the coverage on the mass
shootings, is, if there had been one other person with a gun in the
immediate area, the shooters would not have been able to kill so
many. He would be shot first. Instead of using this as a excuse to
remove guns it only shows that more responsible people should carry
We replaced Hey Henry this week with
a column about the Sandy Hook tragedy. Hey Henry will return on
December 26. Thank you for understanding.