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11.20.13

Hey Henry, I have noticed during this cold weather that the mannequin girl on Hwy. 81 East is still dressed in shorts. They need to dress her appropriately. Put her some clothes on or she is going to freeze to death.

Hey Henry, itís sad that a simple turning lane on Hwy. 81 would have saved two young peopleís lives last week. How many more people do we have to lose before we can get some real road improvements on this overcrowded and busy highway?

Hey Henry, I want to give a shout out for the Luella High School Varsity Competition Cheerleaders placing 1st at Regions this past weekend making them the Region 2 AAAAAA Champions!

Hey Henry, the beautiful old house on Macon Street (across from the church) is in desperate need of the Fuller Center. I'm sure the frail old lady who lives there would have replaced the 2 x 4ís holding up her porch by now if she could afford to.

Hey Henry, would like to give a shout out to the Locust Grove High School Wildcats who have made history by making the playoffs for the first time. We are so proud of the team! Thanks to the coaches, football players, cheerleaders, band members and the parents for being such a wonderful part of the Locust Grove community! Go Cats! #65 #77 #42 #1 #2 #3 #31.

Hey Henry, on November 11, 38 parents and students chose to speak out against the changing of school zones for Union Grove/Eagles Landing and Smith Barnes/Patrick Henry. This is a big decision that will affect many families, and yet one of the board members was not present to listen to them. There is not a transcript or video so that member will not know what was said and yet they will still be a part of this decision. Whatís wrong with this?

Hey Henry, recently ran out of gas in Locust Grove. One officer stayed with my truck while I went to get gas and another officer picked me up from the gas station. I never got a chance to say thanks to the two officers who helped!

Hey Henry, to the Board of Education: Teachers and staff are getting furlough days yet you are sending the Principals to exotic locations for training? How much did the trips to Florida and California cost?

Hey Henry, to the man who backs into his driveway and shines his truck lights in our living room window every night: Please be considerate of your neighbors.

Hey Henry, someone should tell the ďMarietta ChickensĒ formerly the Braves, that they traded one ghetto for another. Convenient for who, Cobb county? Pack your feathers and leave the state. Professional athletes are overpaid idiots playing kids games.

Hey Henry, since we are talking about our co-workers let me tell you about ours. First of all she talks on her cell phone all day long. When someone comes to the counter for assistance she ignores them. Our boss is also aware of this and does nothing. This co-worker plays games on the computer, reads books on her kindle and stays on Facebook most of the day. Oh yeah this is your county dollars at work.


11.13.13

Hey Henry, we canít read anything on the banners that are being put up before events. The type is too small and they are too cluttered. What, when, where. Thatís all you need.

Hey Henry, congratulations to the 8th grade Ola football team on their undefeated season this year and winning the Henry County title in the championship game. Awesome group of boys and coaches. Congratulations Ola! You went ďOne MoreĒ We are OLA!

Hey Henry, I have always supported SPLOST in the past, but this year I had to vote no. I voted no, not because I donít believe in SPLOST because I do, itís a fair tax and some is paid by travelers passing through the county who stop for lodging, shopping at Tanger, eating at restaurants and NASCAR events. I just donít trust BOC to do the right thing. After the last election and attending Commissioner meetings I have lost all confidence in their leadership ability.

Hey Henry, my kids attend Hickory Flat school where uniforms are required. It sure made things simpler, costs less, and they go to school looking great.

Hey Henry, thank you to all the EMS and police officers who responded quickly to the wreck on Hwy. 81 and Snapping Shoals Road. Please say a prayer for the boy in the car that flipped.

Hey Henry, candidates who leave their political signs along the road after elections need to be fined for littering. After a week any remaining signs should be picked up by city/county workers and thrown away. The roadsides look terrible.

Hey Henry, speaking of school buses. Would it be too much to ask, that they actually turn into a subdivision every now and then? Youíve got a mile-long line of cars behind you on a main road that have to stop and wait for every one of your pickups. Just every now and then, actually turn INTO the neighborhood to help the rest of us out!

Hey Henry, who exactly, is getting ďovertimeĒ at the BOE? Nearly everyone is salaried, and NO ONE I know gets overtime pay!

Hey Henry, the paving job on the new bridge on Walt Stephens Road is terrible! It is very bumpy and rough. The angle of the bridge is more dangerous than the old bridge. It makes it even more difficult to avoid the crazies pulling out of subdivisions withouth stopping and looking. The county should expect more accidents.

Hey Henry, to the person last week who wondered if the welfare recipients with 10 - 15 kids will get penalized for not having insurance. They have MEDICAID, and YOU pay for it!

Hey Henry, why should the County provide a vehicle for a top official with the Police Department to drive back and forth to Newnan each day?

Hey Henry, you would think since they built a Tractor Supply on a main highway such as 81, the state or the county would want to put a turn lane going both ways to turn into Tractor Supply. Goes to show you how ignorant the state and county are. I am planning on moving, so donít tell me to move out if I donít like it!


11.06.13

Hey Henry, congratulations to the Union Grove High School Junior Varsity football team for a 6 and 0 season. Then they won the playoffs - great job boys!

Hey Henry, we have one person in our office that talks all day, makes coffee 2 or 3 times a day, while their work piles up. The supervisor is oblivious to this. The others in the office see it so I canít figure out why the boss does not. Some days I just want to scream ďshut up!Ē

Hey Henry, the county needs to take lessons from the state on how to redo roads. In other words, look at how on Hwy. 42 they smoothed the dirt on the side of the road and sprayed hydro seed, then look at Old Jackson Road. It has boulders and no grass seed on the side of the road. Go figure.

Hey Henry, it angers me that DFACS just slaps the hand of the parent or step parent who abuses an innocent child, then that child ends up dead. It truly sickens me to the bone.

Hey Henry, I want to give a big shout-out to the Henry Co. Water Authority employee who picked up all the garbage in front of our subdivision.

Hey Henry, I just want to know, are the welfare recipients who are having ten or fifteen kids so they can live off the government, going to be penalized for not having health insurance?

Hey Henry, donít wonder what Clayton County would say if our children crossed county lines. They would ask for more state and federal money just like Henry County does. Daily attendance is why no kid is turned away.

Hey Henry, I thought the reason for police officers bringing their vehicles home was so they can be seen and will hopefully deter crime in the area. Why do I see them parked inside garages and hidden away. What purpose does this serve?

Hey Henry, to the person or persons who stole golf balls off of our property on Iris Lake Road the week of October 21. Not only are you a thief, you were also trespassing on private property! Guess you didnít read the signs. That driving range can double as a shooting range.

Hey Henry, I am so tired of seeing males walk around with their pants below their behinds and their manly parts. It does not look cool, it looks stupid. Why canít there be a law against dressing this way. If it was a female, she would be arrested.

Hey Henry, folks need to stop taking items to the Salvation Army that should be taken to the dump. They have to pay to have it taken away.

Hey Henry, to the person who blared his horn at my school bus because I was driving 40 mph on highway 81. Thought youíd like to know that you scared an autistic child so profoundly that he cried his little heart out, for the entire ride to school! On any road, other than an interstate, school buses are restricted to 40 mph. Hope you had a good day!

Hey Henry, what is up with the Henry Water Authority increasing rates 5% in this economy? Someone needs to put some control on the board and regulate water rates in the county!


10.30.13

Hey Henry, congratulations to the Ola Middle School 8th grade football team for a 6 and 0 season! Good luck in the playoffs.

Hey Henry, people wouldnít believe the things that donít get done just because someone is jealous of who might get the credit.

Hey Henry, to the person who took it upon themselves to pull campaign signs up on Lake Dow Road and McGarity Road. Five of my signs were taken from peopleís yards. At $12.50 per sign or $62.50 total, that is theft! Those signs were not in the right-of-way but in peopleís yards. Let code enforcement do their job.

Hey Henry, what can you do when you file a complaint about a local business with the BBB only to be told that there is nothing they can do, so you file a complaint, (or try to) with the local city government only to be told that there is nothing they can do and you should file a complaint with the BBB.

Hey Henry, before you vote this year, think about who is pulling the puppet strings.

Hey Henry, to the person complaining about the school zones being changed. I would rather see them changed. The overcrowding at Luella High School is ridiculous. If we can get the numbers down at that school it would be wonderful. It is sad when you have one school that is busting at the seams because it is taking in so many areas of the county.

Hey Henry, can someone help me understand why a small motorcade of motorcycles warrant a police escort? Less than 12 motorcycles led by three sheriff and police cars with two police cars on the end. Is this a wise use of police resources? I think not.

Hey Henry, to the person complaining about the ďObamacareĒ website: you forget that we could have had a state operated website if our Governor and Insurance Commissioner were on board. You get what you vote for, so stop complaining and vote differently next time.

Hey Henry, would it be too much to ask for some sort of notice when crews are going to be scraping gravel roads? Speaking as a resident of one of those roads it is highly inconvenient to be stuck at my house without any warning.

Hey Henry, letís tell our animal control department to crack down on these dogs that are off the leash before a bite happens. They are there to protect the citizens not the bad dog owners. Iím tired of going for a walk with a bat.

Hey Henry, I am just curious how our Board of Education employees are being furloughed, yet several employees are getting a tremendous amount of overtime. Just wondering how that works. If it is work that canít be done during school hours, maybe those employees should have their work hours changed for a little bit so that they donít have to sit each day.

Hey Henry, if you live in Hampton, the SPLOST tax looks a lot like the football Lucy holds for Charlie Brown. Donít keep falling for it, when our elected officials have repeatedly snatched away basic projects that were promised for District 2 in order to fund extras for the rest of the county.

Hey Henry, did you hear that they just hired a new HR lady at the water authority? She is related to someone there. I thought they didnít hire family. BTW, did anyone see the ad for the position?


10.23.13

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 Spinning!

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 edition.

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 library.

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 there.

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?


10.16.13

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.


10.09.13

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 in Hampton.

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 positions?

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 exciting comeback.

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.


10.02.13

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 air.

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 fired.Ē

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!


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