Hey Henry, to the BOE once again in a
panic wanting to change the school zones. Here is some advice. Leave
them alone. They are fine where they are at. Here is an idea, crack
down on the Clayton County kids and it might help a good bit.
Hey Henry, thanks to the wonderful person who, on October 15, found
my keys in the Walmart parking lot, put them on the driverís seat
and manually relocked my car. I appreciate your honesty more than
words can express.
Hey Henry, 17 days now on healthcare.gov and they still canít verify
my ID, even after phone calls and uploading ID. When will we see any
improvement with the sign up process on this site? By the way, I am
a Georgia native born at Ft. McPherson Thanks a lot Obama.
Hey Henry, why do we have HOA rules if the County can overturn them?
Hey Henry, to the people who vandalized our house last week,
teaching your children to do this, not once but twice in a weekend
is teaching them to be bullies! You guys stole enough of my yard art
for it to be considered a felony. The Karma Wheel is Always
Hey Henry, will The Times please print a copy of the ballot for the
upcoming elections. I want to vote early, but was told I have to
drive to McDonough to get a copy of it. Editor - A list of the 2013
Henry County Municipal Candidates is available on page 3 of this
Hey Henry, if you live within the city limits, you pay taxes to the
city in which you live in addition to the county taxes.
Hey Henry, when will people learn and understand that teachers,
support staff, etc. for our schools DO NOT get paid for the summer.
Their yearly salary is divided by twelve, so they receive a check
during the summer, but are only paid for days worked. Principals and
janitorial staff work during the summer, so they are paid.
Hey Henry, whatís up with the 20 cameras on Hudson Bridge/Eagles
Landing. How many people are you paying to watch those cameras? That
many cameras are not necessary. And relieving a few of those
employees monitoring those cameras could help with funding of the
Hey Henry, to the person who picked up my daughterís loose dog and
inflicted injury to itís leg - thereís a special place for you down
Hey Henry, to the lady who was disgusted with me pulling all of the
plastic political, advertising and new home signs off of Airline,
McGarity and Lake Dow roads. What were you so worked up about? Iím
just trying to keep our beautiful roads free of trash. I encourage
everyone else to do the same! Donít cheapen your political campaign,
business or neighborhood by using these eyesores! Iíll continue to
pull them around my area of town when I see them. Check with code
enforcement before you think I am stealing!
Hey Henry, what is with the Square? It may have worked for residents
and travelers 100 years ago, but itís a humongous disaster in 2013.
I was stuck with my screaming baby in bumper to bumper traffic on
Jonesboro Street on a Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. Iím all about
preserving history, but build a bypass. This town is too large for
that to be the major junction that it is.
Hey Henry, if we have to pull over for vehicles with yellow flashing
lights how will we be able to get anywhere?
Hey Henry, kudos to Brenda Brown in
the Henry County Tax Commissioners Office. She went above and beyond
to help this taxpayer! Thank You!
Hey Henry, to the person encouraging people to write their senators
and congressmen. I have, and for my trouble all I get back are a
bunch of form letters mailed by a secretary. These people are so out
of touch it is disgraceful. Even when I ask them not to send a form
letter for an answer, they do.
Hey Henry, congratulations to the 13 and under Hardknox Orioles
Baseball team who won the Super NIT this weekend in South Carolina
and clinched a birth to the Elite 32 World Series at ESPN Wide World
of Sports at Disney World. Congrats to all the boys and their coach,
Dallas McPherson. They were also ranked No. 2 in the nation by USSSA.
Way to go!
Hey Henry, I expect our elected officials to lift our town up with
pride and respect. That will attract investors. Selfish, ego
indulging Ďimpersonatorsí on the 5 oíclock news at our expense are
disgusting. These people donít have the best interests of the city
in mind as they sling mud at each other. With all the chaos they
created, it will take three police departments to handle all the
complaints generated just from these candidates.
Hey Henry, since federal workers are applying for unemployment,
shouldnít Henry County Board of Education employees be eligible to
apply for unemployment? Itís not like they are laid off, itís just a
temporary lay off.
Hey Henry, to the person on River Road and Highway 81, they are what
they throw out. ďTrash.Ē I saw a man throw a Coke can out on Highway
42 right at the light in Locust Grove. Makes you sick.
Hey Henry, the scarecrows on the Square are awesome!
Hey Henry, last week was the first of a monthly marathon of holidays
vacations for our schools. Someone needs to rethink this schedule!
Starting school a week later in the summer and eliminating this week
off would make more sense to most folks.
Hey Henry, why should cleaning the library be a problem? There are
plenty of community service workers.
Hey Henry, I would like to send a ďshout outĒ to the announcer for
the Stockbridge High School football team. Ever heard of good
sportsmanship? Your broadcasting was way too loud, way too biased
and way too juvenile! The Tigers and Golden Eagles played an
outstanding game. Too bad all the fans couldnít enjoy their
experience at your facility. Iím all for school spirit, but really.
Hey Henry, I donít understand the federal government. When my cable
or internet goes out for a few days, the cable company credits my
bill for the days it was out. Will Congress credit my federal taxes
for the days the government is shut down? When I donít work, my boss
doesnít pay me. Will our congressmen deduct their pay for the days
the government is shut down?
Hey Henry, why is it so hard to pronounce the word ďSPLOST?Ē Itís
not SPLOT or SPLOSH, itís Lost with an SP sound at the beginning.
This is not rocket science, people.
Hey Henry, I will NOT be voting for the candidates who have people
standing beside the road waving signs with their picture on them.
Hey Henry, the Library Board can only
spend the amount of funds it receives in appropriations. When county
library patrons turn out like a real voting bloc, then the Board of
Commissioners will find more money.
Hey Henry, my wife and I cannot believe how underdressed some of the
girls are at the high school football games. Some of you parents
need to pay attention to how your daughters are attired. The devil
probably cheers every Friday night.
Hey Henry, if someone is that wrapped up in how big someone elseís
truck is and whether or not it is used for work, then I will
automatically deduct IQ points! Pickup envy?
Hey Henry, I wonder what Clayton County would say if our children
crossed county lines. Not that we would want to, Iím just saying.
Hey Henry, a big ďthank youĒ goes out to Matt of Home Depot in
Lovejoy for funding a childrenís project at Fortson Public Library
Hey Henry, I once worked for a library in the county next door. If
we checked out 700 books on Monday, we checked out 200 on Saturday.
I would imagine the only convenience in closing on Saturday is that,
in most cases, it is the slowest day.
Hey Henry, thanks to Obamacare, I can now get health insurance!
Because of our ages (50s), my husband and I were quoted $32,000 per
year in health insurance premiums (not possible for us even though
we both work). Itís now going to be $6,000! Thatís possible!
Hey Henry, how are two of the HCPD officers that were demoted for
the sex scandal able to stay on the SWAT team in leadership
Hey Henry, after seven years, two head coaches and countless amazing
softball players, Woodland High School finally beat Union Grove 8-7!
Congratulations girls and Coach Kelli for an amazing win and
Hey Henry, with the mayor race coming up, how do I know if I live
within the city limits?
Hey Henry, someone needs to give lessons for the traffic circle at
155 and Fairview Road Why do people insist on stopping in middle to
let other sides go? If I hit someone doing this, whose fault is it?
Hey Henry, defoliant was sprayed on the trees in the marsh area
feeding into the wildlife sanctuary at the bridge on Eagles Landing
... your tax dollars at work.
Hey Henry, regarding the Libraries in Henry County, they are open
every single hour they can afford to staff the buildings. Those
Friday closures? Their 52 unpaid furlough days a year for the
full-time staff. All staff have taken pay reductions as well, just
to keep their jobs and keep the doors open. You said, ďFriday
closings are convenient for government workers...Ē yeah, that pay
cut is real convenient. Thanks for rubbing salt in the wound. Your
time would be better spent calling your elected officials and
demanding more library funding.
Hey Henry, hereís a fresh idea. For those politicians who have held
office before, ask them what they accomplished.
Hey Henry, the ďThriller ParadeĒ has
been cancelled? This was a great event, fun for all ages, spectators
and participants. Last year it was over the top terrific! Who makes
these kinds of decisions?
Hey Henry, I donít get why there are kids running track on Hampton
Locust Grove road at 6:30 a.m. in the dark. Whose idea was this?
Donít you have a track at the school for this? And I will tell you
right now if it were my kid and you put his/her life in danger like
this, Iíd tell you to kiss my grits. This is dangerous!
Hey Henry, I knew I had read about a job fair in McDonough but
couldnít remember the date. I went to the city website but couldnít
find it. Then searched local papers. You know where I found the
information. Thank you for keeping this community informed.
Hey Henry, could the Henry County Board of Education please explain
the difference between a displaced child and a homeless child?
Hey Henry, this Obamacare will hurt a lot of us. We all need to
write our congressman.
Hey Henry, Iím surprised that many Henry County residents can see
where they are going since they have their noses so high up in the
Hey Henry, without asking the question, how would the officer have
known your daughterís car had stalled? Is he a mind reader?
Seriously, a police officer asking a question to clarify something
is not intimidating.
Hey Henry, Iíve worked for service companies for 30 years, and
insurance companies prefer you to back into a parking space, so you
can see kids who are not in their parentís control. And people will
still walk behind you when you start to back out. Not smart.
Hey Henry, the libraries should at least be open on Saturdays so
that people who are working to pay for the library in the first
place can actually use it. I am not interested in what is more
convenient for the government workers.
Hey Henry, if you do not want to get paid during the summer or
during school breaks, become a bus monitor.
Hey Henry, what is being done by the HCPD to make Swan Lake
residents properties safer? My daughterís lawn mower and weed-eater
were stolen from their front porch! Many are having their boat
batteries stolen and boat houses broken into.
Hey Henry, to the person who backs into parking spaces because they
canít see around their giant SUV well enough to back out safely,
maybe you should get a smaller vehicle that you can drive properly.
Hey Henry, does anyone know of a cable company besides besides my
current provider that offers a bundle for less than $200 a month? I
canít have Dish due to being in an apartment and lack of exposure to
the heavens. I would love to say to present provider, ďYou are
Hey Henry, stop cutting down all the trees...
Hey Henry, to the gentleman who let me know my brake lights were not
working this morning - Thank You. I was able to repair the brake
light switch in a parking lot and get back to being safe!
Hey Henry, I just want to say ďthank
youĒ to everyone at Locust Grove Elementary. My two children are new
students this year, and you continue to impress this former private
school mother. Please donít judge this book by the cover because
this school and itís staff are fantastic. They truly care about
every child and go way beyond their job description.
Hey Henry, I have finally given up texting and driving. Now, I read
The Henry County Times while I drive. I feel so much safer!
Hey Henry, you know that saying, ďIf youíre not part of the
solution, youíre part of the problem?Ē The libraries arenít cleaned
by off-duty staff, theyíre cleaned by volunteers. Would you like to
sign up to help, or are you just part of the problem?
Hey Henry, I just had an interesting ďroboĒ call from (purportedly)
the United Community Bank saying my debit card had been compromised.
I was directed to enter the 16-digit number of my card. I didnít!
This is ďphishingĒ and itís happening right here in Henry County.
Hey Henry, to my neighbors on River Road off Highway 81. Someone is
stealing gas from cars and trucks. They cut a hole in my gas line
and drained as much gas as they could. I had to have it repaired ...
now someone has stolen a package right off of my front porch. Didnít
used to be this way, but times are changing. What a shame.
Hey Henry, what happened to the pride that people in Georgia used to
have? Our roads are littered with bags from the various fast food
places; coffee cups, drink cans and bottles are tossed from cars,
and if I were to count the cigarette butts that end up in my drive
way since I live at the bottom of a hill, they would fill a
60-gallon garbage can. Letís go back to the way of thinking that
made our state a wonderful place to live. All gas stations and mini
marts have containers that trash can be thrown in. No charge for
Hey Henry, I have lived in Henry County all my life and didnít know
anything about the train wreck until I saw the new marker on Highway
42. Donít know who was responsible for it, but very nicely done.
Hey Henry, I am tired of people who think that responsible people
need to cover for irresponsible people. Thereís a word for that:
enabling. If they never suffer the consequences, theyíll never
Hey Henry, to the person with the IQ formula; what characteristics
are you using to establish your estimate of the baseline IQ?
Hey Henry, there is a reason I choose to back my 7,000-pound SUV
into a parking space and not pull in. Too many people disregard the
fact that I am pulling out and am nearly all the way out before
deciding to walk behind me. For all concerned, itís best I do back
in, so I can see cars and pedestrians. Are you in that much of a
hurry? Get something real to fuss about.
Hey Henry, to the person who thinks anyone objecting to Clayton
County kids in Henry County Schools is just stuck up. Henry County
residentsí taxes pay for the education of Henry county kids. Itís
not a welfare program. It isnít just one or two kids, itís hundreds.
Multiply that by the cost per child for additional teachers,
supplies and resources.
Hey Henry, why would we want to go to
another country to fight terrorists when we have them in our own
country? We need boots on the ground here. Just watch the news every
morning, itís the same thing day after day.
Hey Henry, before we bash the Library Board too much, keep in mind
that counterfeiting is against the law. The Library Board can only
spend the amount of funds it receives in appropriations, it canít
create money on its own.
Hey Henry, wonder why the school system has had a new superintendent
approximately every two years? It is so each super can maximize
their retirement, which is based on their highest two-year salary.
Why does the Board buy into this farce? It costs the taxpayers and
takes money away from teachers who havenít had a raise in many
years. In fact, teachers have lost money with the unpaid furlough
days and more costly benefits.
Hey Henry, to the officer who stopped and asked my daughter why she
was stopped half-in, half-out of the turn lane in front of CVS, I
think it would be obvious that her car had stalled and she was
frantically trying to restart it. I canít imagine what you hoped to
gain by intimidating a teenage girl, but I hope it made you feel
like a big man.
Hey Henry, no library employee is ever permitted to work off the
clock. Itís illegal, and there is a strictly enforced policy against
it. Having said that, the Library Board can only operate on the
budget the commissioners provide. If you donít like the way the
buildings look, call your commissioner and tell them libraries need
better funding. While youíre at it, ask them who cleans their
building? They say we all have to ďtighten our beltsĒ and ďshare the
sacrifice,Ē but I don't see them scrubbing their own toilets.
Hey Henry, as a new GA resident, I believe the ďWelcome to GeorgiaĒ
law is ridiculously excessive. No wonder people arenít registering
their vehicles. Who wants to pay $2,000+ of taxes on a vehicle
youíve already paid taxes on in another state? If you want to grow
your economy, more taxes isnít the way. How about figuring out how
to create real jobs? Oh, I know, why not build another warehouse?
Lord knows thereís not enough empty ones around here.
Hey Henry, itís amazing how some of the foremen of the Henry County
School Maintenance Department can sit on a computer and play
solitaire half the day and get paid sixty-two thousand a year, and
our custodians are contracted out.
Hey Henry, with all those horrible square plates around McDonough, I
feel like Iím driving in bumper cars.
Hey Henry, this is in response to the genius who claims anyone who
drives a pickup truck is stupid. I know you! You are that person who
straps a queen-size mattress to the top of your VW Beetle. Youíve
got one hand on the steering wheel and one hand out of your window
trying to balance it while doing 5 mph. All while leading a string
of traffic down the interstate.
Hey Henry, what is it with people who back into parking spaces? Are
you preparing for a quick getaway, or are you just special? Itís
unnecessary and wastes othersí time.
Hey Henry, if youíre OK with Clayton County kids going to Henry
County schools, then please give your name and address so they know
where to send the bills. Why should Henry County taxpayers pay
Clayton Countyís bills? Feeling that youíre entitled to whatever you
want is nothing to be proud of.
Hey Henry, just know that when I
drive, I mentally detract 25 points from the estimated IQ of every
driver I see in a pickup truck, and then add or subtract points
based on the vehicleís size and the degree to which said truck is
actually utilized in anything involving actual work. Translation
(for the idiots I know are out there among you): If you drive a
two-ton duallie without a speck of dust on it thatís never hauled
anything heavier than you and your wife, I estimate your IQ at 50.
Hey Henry, heís driving down the street in his smart car, drinking
his smart water, and using his smart phone, yet he still looks so
Hey Henry, we are lucky to have good and interesting neighbors in
the Oak Leaf Drive neighborhood of Stockbridge. Thanks to all of
Hey Henry, to the person who said itís legal to pass in the turn
lane: you must have gotten your law degree the same place you got
your driverís license. Mail order, Iím guessing. The Driverís Manual
says no such thing. It is never safe or legal to use a turn-only
deceleration lane as a passing lane, then whip your car back into
Hey Henry, so what if Clayton County kids are riding our buses and
going to our schools. Who are you to deprive an innocent child of a
decent education and school environment? Being stuck up is nothing
to be proud of.
Hey Henry, you can claim to own as many homes as you want where you
want, but if you live in Georgia, then you have 30 days to register
your vehicles in Georgia and pay Georgia taxes on them. Itís the
Hey Henry, judges need to crack down on drivers with no insurance.
They are costing insured motorists a lot of money and are never held
financially responsible. No insurance should mean a trip straight to
jail until restitution is made, no exceptions.
Hey Henry, I would like to thank the nice man that helped my
daughter with her car at the QuikTrip on Jonesboro Road. It was so
very much appreciated. Good people are with us.
Hey Henry, how sad that the County Commissioners and the Library
Board of Directors have let our libraries go to pot. They require
that the staff clean the buildings, but they have to do it on their
time. They are not paid for overtime and canít clean while patrons
are in the buildings. That is why they are filthy. How stupid. At
least the BOE outsourced for cleaning.
Hey Henry, I heard that someone put a dead deer in the parking lot
of one of our high schools the day before a football game. Does
anyone have an issue with this?
Hey Henry, regarding the comment in last weeks paper about the way
young ladies are allowed, by their parents, to dress. You should see
how some of these young ladies come to church dressed. Is this the
new place to go to attract young men?
Hey Henry, how about repealing the SPLOST IV tax this year? It would
be nice to see our taxes drop down to 6 percent sales and 2 percent
food tax like Cobb County.
Hey Henry, I hate people acting like it is everyone elseís
responsibility to watch out for them. An example: if you walk out in
traffic texting on your cell, you deserve to get hit. Have some
Hey Henry, in response to Code
Enforcement not patrolling and working off complaints only. Itís
easy to complain about someone elseís job, especially when you donít
know the details and have never had to do it! Henry County Code
Enforcement only has five officers that handle approximately
700-1000 complaints a month. They are doing all they can and donít
have the time or manpower to patrol areas looking for violations.
Hey Henry, the tomahawk chop will never be the same!
Hey Henry, I live so far into Henry County that I am three minutes
from the Rockdale line. I have watched the same green car with a
Clayton County tag leave and pick up a child at the local school bus
stop for the last three years. I guess the kid will finally
graduate, at my expense, this year.
Hey Henry, regarding the stop sign on Lawrenceville Street at Oak
Park. Thanks to the hundreds of cars that go through this area on a
daily basis, the stop sign is necessary to slow people down due to
the bad curve located there. The folks from Oak Park would never be
able to turn into or out of their subdivision. Also, people turning
left onto Veterans Drive would have a difficult time.
Hey Henry, why doesnít someone at Ola Middle School do something
about the parents of car riders in the morning and afternoon. If
parents get tired of waiting in the pick-up line, they just cut
through the teacher parking lot and drop/pick-up their kid and leave
the kid to cross lanes of traffic. I am afraid a kid is going to get
hurt one day.
Hey Henry, regarding the comment about passing in the east bound
turning lane on 20/81 at the McDonough Parkway intersection.
According to the Georgia Drivers manual, page 24, and GA code
40-6-43, it is legal to pass on the right of the vehicle turning
Hey Henry, Iím sympathetic about the problems of foot-high lawns,
cars permanently parked in yards and 18 people living in one house.
However, if Code Enforcement did ďtheir jobs,Ē they would need as
much staff as the police department.
Hey Henry, the HCPD new patrol cars were purchased with seized asset
funds. These funds can only be used for certain items purchased by
law enforcement. These cars did not cost the taxpayers of Henry
County one penny.
Hey Henry, why do parents allow teenage girls to dress so
provocatively? How many of you want a grown man lusting after your
daughter because she is dressed provocatively and she looks like a
grown woman? As parents, it is our job to teach our daughters to
respect themselves and to demand respect from others. If you canít
wear it to school, you should not be allowed to wear it at a school
function. I was appalled at the way the teenagers were dressed
Friday night at the Ola High School Football game. Very disturbing!
Hey Henry, is anyone else disgusted by and tired of the toe fungus
billboard on the interstate going north between exits 216 and 218?
We get it! Take care of your toes! Now, letís remove it!
Hey Henry, has anyone else noticed how defoliant was sprayed on the
trees in the marsh area feeding into the wildlife sanctuary at the
bridge on Eagles Landing Parkway killing lots more than intended?