Hey Henry, regarding Michael Dunn who
was recently found guilty of 4 counts of second degree murder in
Florida, I agree with the verdict. The concern I have is with the
comment I heard attributed to the victim. ‘…this is America and we
have the right to play our radio as loud as we want.’ I was always
taught that ‘our freedom ends at the tip of our nose’ meaning we
need to respect the rights of others when exercising our own. Just
Hey Henry, “Well, let's say this Twinkie represents the normal
amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this
morning's sample, it would be a Twinkie... thirty-five feet long,
weighing approximately six hundred pounds.” We will miss you Harold
Hey Henry, as a taxpayer, I want to live in a county where people or
businesses that want fiber optics pay for such things themselves.
And don’t give me that drivel about business growth. What does a
nail salon need with fiber optics?
Hey Henry, what’s up with the detour’s? You get on the detour and
they have that road blocked. Work on the Square and the roads at
night or plan better.
Hey Henry, thanks to the unknown young lady who is always picking up
trash on Crumbley Road. Shame on all you riders on Crumbley Road who
throw out your trash for her to pick it up! We should keep Henry
clean. What a great example she sets for the rest of us.
Hey Henry, I moved from Decatur, to Jonesboro, to Stockbridge and I
finally figured out my error. I didn’t skip a few counties. Hello,
Hey Henry, concerning the railroad platform in Locust Grove--to me
it’s a waste of money. Why would you want to stand in the
heat/cold/dust and watch a noisy train go by? That money would have
been better used to fix up some of the empty buildings and try and
attract some new businesses.
Hey Henry, I am so happy there is finally a decent coffee house in
the McDonough Square. They are such nice people and make amazingly
delicious products! Proud to support their local business.
Hey Henry, when do you plan to have the submission form fixed?
Editor: Due to website hosting issues, those who wish to submit a
Hey Henry must now click on the link on the ‘Submit a Hey Henry’
page which brings up the Hey Henry submission box. There is also a
link on the top of the homepage highlighted in yellow. Thank you.
Hey Henry, so the solution to “peeping toms” is blinds and curtains?
Turn our home into a prison? Makes sense, lock the law abiding in so
the lawbreakers can do as they please. Wake up! Stop being an
ostrich with your head you-know-where!
Hey Henry, why don’t you just put gravel roads coming in and out of
the McDonough Square. Lets see how many holes we can dig in the
roads. Good Grief.
Hey Henry, I see way too many law enforcement vehicles tailgating
drivers without their emergency lights on. If we have to follow the
law, then so should you.
Hey Henry, if Atlanta doesn’t want Justin Bieber, or “Bizzle,” then
Henry County will take him!
Hey Henry, a special “Thank You” to
Henry County DOT workers Josh Combs and Billy Grant for keeping sand
on the hill on my road. These two dedicated workers kept the road
from being a dangerous and hazardous situation.
Hey Henry, in regard to the comment about the Train Viewing
Platform: it’s a Southern Thang. During the early 1900’s, probably
up until mid-century, going to the Train Depot to watch the
activities (those surrounding passenger train routes especially) was
a social occasion. This is documented by articles in gossip columns
of various newspapers from that era. Folks back then were more
connected with friends, families, and their communities, even if it
was just to be a little nosey. No TV, no internet, few radios or
telephones, and certainly no cellphones. Don’t make me go Phil
Robertson on ya! Wish I could have been there. It would have made me
Hey Henry, a BIG thanks to Georgia Power for restoring our power in
2 hours so my wheelchair-bound husband wouldn’t get any colder!
Hey Henry, how sad that a mother has to blame the school district
because she didn’t clear the ice from her own steps! I surely
wouldn’t have admitted it to the TV station!
Hey Henry, is there a church anywhere in this county that actually
holds regularly scheduled bible study classes? I know more than I
need to know about sports.
Hey Henry, a quick fix for cars parked illegally in handicapped
spots: take a pic of the vehicle’s license plate and send to the
Hey Henry, regarding the Zimmerman comment: and here I thought
Fayette County would be the next Clayton. As soon as property values
return, yet ANOTHER move!
Hey Henry, to the person shooting a shotgun at 11 p.m. at night
around Harper Road and Jones Drive on February 16: this is the
reason people get hurt, putting a firearm in the hands of someone
who is either intoxicated or just dumb and certainly not following
Hey Henry, I agree with the reader that stated that the train
watching platform is a dumb way to spend money. I live in LG and we
have been laughing about it since it was announced. Welcome to
Hey Henry, what’s going on at Jodeco Road and I-75?
Hey Henry, I guess Waste Industries realized they messed up after
the first snow storm as they offered individualized phone calls and
an adjusted service schedule this time. I was impressed until they
apologized for the weather and not their ‘poor business choices’.
Hey Henry, when is Henry County going to catch up with other
counties and bring fiber optics to everyone in the county. We will
never attract high end jobs at this rate.
Hey Henry, congratulations to the 2A Georgia State Roller Hockey
Champs - the McDonough Knights. These hockey players did an
Hey, Henry, the train viewing platform in Locust Grove was funded by
private donations (to be used specifically for that purpose) and NOT
Hey Henry, Too bad the Zimmerman
fight was cancelled. I wanted to see him try to stand his ground -
without a gun.
Hey Henry, while watching the news coverage of “snowmageddon 2014,”
I wondered if I was the only one who noticed that all the drivers
stuck on the interstates were wearing aluminum helmets.
Hey Henry, if Spring is just around the corner, can someone please
tell me where the corner is because I want to go there quickly.
Hey Henry, A huge thanks goes out to Zaxby's on Highway 81 at Lake
Dow for preparing and accommodating our students for lunch while on
a field trip. The general manager was absolutely wonderful and the
employees were patient, kind, and so polite to us and our students!
Hey Henry, in Soviet Russia, homosexuality is wrong and sharing
toilet is right!
Hey Henry, I agree with the person who wrote about the icy sidewalk
at Ingles in Locust Grove. If a store or business is going to be
open they need to make every attempt to keep their sidewalks clear.
It’s good business as well as a potential legal issue.
Hey Henry, kudos to the person calling out Waste Management for
hanging us all out to dry last week due to the weather. No recovery
effort, we are all just out of luck until the following week. Does
this mean we will get a discount for the missed week? I doubt that.
Hey Henry, Thank you to the Henry County Board of Education for ...
keeping our children's safety your first priority.
Hey Henry, how many of you went to the “Ribbon Cutting” of the Train
Viewing Platform in Locust Grove? If this should make the national
news, you will become the laughing stock of the South. What a great
idea, watching a 150 car freight train rumbling by at 50 miles an
hour. Taxpayer money?
Hey Henry, The political situation in Stockbridge is starting to
remind me of Loganville a few years ago.
Hey Henry, in response to the comment about the cat problem. I also
live in Hampton. I live in the Clover Ranch Mobile Home Park. There
is a problem with cats here. I have also called the animal control
and was told the same thing. I am an elderly person and unable to go
get traps and catch cats. I think that it is terrible that the
county cannot do anything about this problem. What are we paying
them for? Dogs are not the only problem in this county.
Hey Henry, lets all jump aboard the Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Hey Henry, in response to “Slipped on The Unseen Predictable Ice
Dummy” (STUIPD) who wrote about falling on ice at Ingles in Locust
Grove. It’s people like you who always want to blame someone else
that’s killing America. If you go in a public area two days after a
major snow storm and slip on ice, it’s an accident, created by YOU.
Either stay home until all the ice is gone or be more careful, it’s
not anyone else’s fault but yours.
Hey Henry, people are quick to
question county and school closings due to bad weather. They have to
use foresight to make those decisions for caution and safety. Did
you see the kids sleeping at their schools, and traffic snarls well
into the following day? If they are wrong for erring on the side of
safety and caution 9 out of 10 times, I’ll gladly take it,
especially if what you saw on January 27 and 28 is that 10th time.
Hey Henry, thanks HCDOT for making Old Jackson Road a mudslide when
it rains due to your great shoulder work.
Hey Henry, I want to commend the Henry County Board of Education on
their decision to close schools on Tuesday even though the snow did
not come in until late morning. I heard too many stories of kids in
other counties that were stuck at school and had to spend the night
Hey Henry, don’t you just love it when politicians fail to act then
try to find someone to blame. At least we know how to vote next
election. Great to see that Henry County officials were in good
Hey Henry, to the person driving the black Honda around the Square
making four turns without using a blinker then continuing down Hwy.
20 and throwing your cigarette out the window: that was so
disrespectful. You need to be more considerate with kids in your
vehicle. It is sad when adults have no respect for each other.
Hey Henry, to the person with a problem with “peeping toms.” Blinds
or curtains will solve the problem. Someone able to see into your
house from the street is not a “peeping tom.”
Hey Henry, ok McDonough, you have dug holes in all the streets to
repair the sewage line. When are you going to repave all the streets
so we don’t have to get the front ends aligned on our cars every
Hey Henry, I live in Hampton and called animal control because of
the cat problem in my neighborhood. I was told that they do not come
and get cats. They told me to come to the animal control center and
get a trap and catch the cats myself and bring the cats back to
them. So can someone please tell me what does the animal control do?
It seems to me that cats are animals to. If I have to do the job for
them than I should get a paycheck.
Hey Henry, last Friday I was at Ingles Shopping Center in Locust
Grove and slipped and fell on some ice out front. It didn’t appear
to have been salted or had any sand put on top. Fortunately I was
not hurt, but someone else may not have been so lucky.
Hey Henry, way to go Waste Management. Now that you’ve been able to
buy out all the other sanitation companies, you’re unable to handle
the demand. Here we sit with trash pouring out on our streets
because there was no recovery effort after the snowstorm.
Hey Henry, my extreme thanks to Chelsa at Fantastic Sams on
Jonesboro Road in McDonough. I had a hair appointment the day it
snowed and by the time my hair was done, which was earlier than I
expected, the snow was coming down. Most stores in the shopping
center were closed and my ride was not expected for another half
hour. Even though the staff were ready to close early because of the
snow, they kept the store open for me until my ride arrived.
“Southern Hospitality” at it’s best. Thank you for the terrific hair
styling and for being so wonderful!
Hey Henry, I’m curious about the
comment in Monroe Roark’s article about Smith-Barnes School being a
Rosenwald school. It certainly doesn’t appear to have been built in
~Editor - Smith-Barnes Elementary first opened its doors in the
Fall of 1955. It was built on the same site to replace the outdated
Hey Henry, congrats to the newly formed Stockbridge Business
Association ... Community leaders fostering business and economic
development in the city!
Hey Henry, it’s very sad when a landowner calls the DOT daily to
have memorial items removed from the site where two young people
were killed. I hope he sits in his big church on Sunday and asks for
forgiveness for trying to have the crosses removed too.
Hey Henry, the folks who turn onto Highway 81 at the intersection of
Snapping Shoals Road and Jackson Lake Road are the worst drivers in
the county. On top of all the accidents you cause, there are even
MORE near misses. It’s not a tricky intersection, pay attention and
quit pulling out in front of people!
Hey Henry, I can’t figure out why the Family Dollar store on the
corner of Hwy. 155 and Hwy 42. leaves their sprinklers on every time
it freezes. Seems like they would turn them off.
Hey Henry, here’s an opportunity to show your support for one of our
own in need. Tracy Chitwood, a Relay for Life superhero, needs our
help. Come show your support at a benefit breakfast at the Masonic
Lodge in Hampton on Saturday, February 1 from 7 until 11 a.m. All
donations will help with cancer-related medical costs.
Hey Henry, to the jerk I was behind on Saturday 1/25 driving the
black Honda Accord EX going down Lake Dow Road and then down Airline
Road: Henry County Roads are not your personal dumping ground. How
about paying for garbage pick up instead of riding down the road
throwing your garbage out!
Hey Henry, glass house? We have “neighbors” looking in through our
front windows and door. We can be standing in the kitchen in the
back of the house and they will be gesturing at us through the front
door while they are standing in the middle of the street. They think
that it’s fun. When we call the police, they tell us to document it.
What do I need to document? They’re looking in and saw us. They
gestured and we saw them. How about just coming out and enforcing
the county code about peeping toms?
Hey Henry, we would like to send a big, heartfelt “Thank You” to the
lovely couple who bought breakfast for our family on December 23 at
the Cracker Barrel in McDonough. Our son had just arrived from the
airport to spend his military leave with us over Christmas. We
usually only get to see him twice a year now so you can imagine how
excited we were to see him. Once again, “Thank You” for your kind,
thoughtful gesture! It’s wonderful to know that the both of you
respect and support the military as much as we do! (By the way, the
beautiful young lady sitting next to him agreed to become his wife
when he proposed to her on January 11.)
Hey Henry, I get a lot of these robot calls at work, at home and on
my personal cell phone. I have to wonder about the intelligence of
someone who gets taken in by these scams.
Hey Henry, stop with the aluminum
helmets, you’re messing up the reception of my overpriced cable!
Hey Henry, why is everyone complaining about politicians? They are
all “post turtles” - someone put them there, they did not get there
Hey Henry, some of us are here with out-of-state tags for an
extended period of time to care for family. Why would someone worry
about me not paying tag tax when I have to in my own state? Wow,
talk about control issues.
Hey Henry, they need to paint lines on Postmaster Lane in McDonough
when turning onto it from Highway 81. The road is really curvy and
people constantly go too fast and cross into incoming traffic in
those curves. I hope it doesn’t take a bad wreck to get something
done about this.
Hey Henry, I’d like to thank everyone who came to my Mom’s, (Edna
Morris’) home going service on January 11. I was very humbled at all
the support from all of our Henry County friends. Our county may
have grown over the years but we haven’t forgotten how to love and
support one another.
Hey Henry, I, too, think we need more unions. Most companies don’t
give a flip about their employees and think they can treat them
however they want (no raises, no lunch breaks, etc). That is one
reason you find bad customer service in a lot of businesses, it
flows from the top.
Hey Henry, to the DOT worker tailgating me on 75 going south passing
155 exit then going around to pass without a blinker and no other
lighting to indicate you were in a hurry: shame on you. That is not
your vehicle. Taxpayers pay for that. You had a Government tag but
sped away so fast I could not get your tag number. Wonder if you
treat your vehicle the same. (This really irritates me, even now.)
Hey Henry, Spalding County paved their portion of Locust
Grove/Griffin Road and it’s the best it has been in my memory. Now
it’s time for Henry County to step up and pave their part.
Hey Henry, I just want to wish SMJ a “Happy birthday!”
Hey Henry, why does the Henry County School System think it is ok to
use parent volunteers as substitute teachers? The parent volunteer
only needs to have a high school diploma or GED, pass a background
check and take a 10 hour course. They claim budget cuts, but I want
to know where the heck my taxpayer dollars go to if we cannot even
hire substitute teachers for our kids? The majority of my property
taxes are for schools. Somebody needs to balance the budget!
Hey Henry, I just want to thank Ralph Thomas for his column “Who put
the fox in the henhouse” that appeared in the January 15 edition of
The Times. It is time to vote some of these foxes out. They are only
looking out for themselves and their “friends” and couldn’t care
less about their constituents.
Hey Henry, to the person complaining about Henry County Code
Enforcement. This county does not have a code enforcement patrol.
Five officers cover the entire county and with over one thousand
subdivision they don’t have the time to patrol. They respond to
complaints called in to the office. So quit your complaining and
wasting time with e-mails and instead pick up the telephone and call
it in. Remember you can’t live in a glass house and walk around
Hey Henry, did you know that texting
and driving is a misdemeanor? Even if you cause a fatal accident
because you were texting, it’s only a misdemeanor. Seems like since
the government is campaigning so hard against texting and driving it
would be a felony with a stiff punishment.
Hey Henry, the state of Georgia seems to be in favor of dead beats.
They go around town stiffing people and then just incorporate under
a different name and continue doing wrong. There should be a local
credit board or website where everyone can see who owes what to
whom. I guarantee it would shock you.
Hey Henry, while a private business may be concerned about its
employees facing the possibility of black ice or unattended children
who aren’t with the public school babysitting service, that business
can’t close its doors on a whim. It must make a profit. Think the
schools aren’t babysitting services? I’m having to explain basic
economics to an adult.
Hey Henry, just read the quips about Fayette County getting Pinewood
Studios and extra jobs, the out-of-county kids attending Henry
County schools and have only one answer for everyone. Fayette County
has smarter politicians than ours. And I’m sure they don’t wear
Hey Henry, I was glad to read about BJ Mathis last week. I think she
did a good job in Stockbridge from what I read. She also did a good
job for Henry County but took the fall due to the lousy economy. If
we hadn’t had the downturn/recession we would be naming buildings
for her like the Jason Harper Event Center!
Hey Henry, politicians don’t make more money because they are
smarter, politicians are able to vote on how much money they want to
make and when they receive a raise.
Hey Henry, to the person who questioned “why county employees got
the day off” on Tuesday, January 7: county (and state) employees in
most of the courts (Superior, State, Magistrate and Juvenile Courts)
did not get a day off. These courts were open and dispensing
Hey Henry, it’s pretty bad when you go out to eat and you are the
only ones in the building eating. We were there an hour and no one
else came in and ate. That should have told us something when we
walked into an empty restaurant. The people who own the place and
the servers were very rude. The food was nasty and they made us sit
there with no drinks the whole time while we were eating. We will
Hey Henry, I can only assume that the person who said “politicans
are smarter than teachers and those who risk their lives to defend
us” would register very low on the IQ scale.
Hey Henry, law enforcement needs to seriously address the illegal
out of state tags in Georgia. Just because they don’t want to pay
the TAVT fees shouldn't allow them to break the law by failing to
register their vehicles within 30 days. If they live in Georgia they
need to follow the laws of Georgia.
Hey Henry, we all know that companies are assuming that they can
treat employees any way they want just because they believe their
employees cannot find another job. Let’s hope that the unions
continue to move south so this can stop. One place that needs a
union is the Henry County Board of Education.
Hey Henry, my daughter just went
through the Chick-fil-a drive-thru on Hwy. 20/81. She got to the
window to pay and was told the lady in front of her had already paid
for hers. Kindness still exists! What a great and positive way to
start 2014! Thank you!
Hey Henry, you guys that are trying to find a job, good luck. If you
can avoid companies that hire family members and friends, you might
have a chance.
Hey Henry, to the person who wants to know why politicians make more
money than teachers and people who risk their lives to keep us safe.
It really is pretty simple. It’s because they are smarter.
Hey Henry, our HOA board said that it is ok for children to play in
the streets in violation of county codes because we have so little
traffic. That is why the county will be painting double yellow lines
on said streets.
Hey Henry, most of the stores and shopping malls are already saying
that they didn’t make as much money this year during Christmas. This
is a false statement because every store and mall has been packed
since Thanksgiving until New year’s. I know this because I work
retail. These stores say this because they are afraid they might
have to give their employee’s a pay raise. They use this as an
excuse just like the Henry County Board of Education uses the excuse
of not having enough money in their budget, so they haven’t given
their employee’s a raise in eight years.
Hey Henry, I am grateful to have a roof over my head, food and warm
clothes. So many people do not have these basic things that you and
I take for granted.
Hey Henry, did anyone see the January 2 news story about Fayette
County’s Pinewood studio and the high paying jobs, restaurants, and
other growth it is bringing to the county? The first movie begins
filming at the end of January. Hooray for Fayette. They get a movie
studio and Henry County gets more strip centers that offer low
paying jobs and box homes. Once again Henry is left out in the cold
when it comes to attracting high end jobs and taxpaying homeowners.
Hey Henry, I just wanted to say “Thank You” to the sweet lady that
graciously purchased several Pez candy dispensers at Toys R Us and
left them with the cashier to hand out to little ones. What a
Hey Henry, sometimes I wish that the United States would stop being
the police of the world and start worrying about things here.
Hey Henry, I drive a wrecker and pick up a lot of people at the
school on Hampton/Locust Grove Road. A lot of these kids live in
Riverdale. Isn’t something wrong with that? If these kids live in
Riverdale, why are they going to Henry County schools? Someone needs
to look into this.
Hey Henry, I can understand why Henry County schools were cancelled
for Tuesday. Wouldn’t want my kids to stand outside waiting for the
bus. However, I cannot understand why county employees got the day
off. I’m pretty sure all county offices are well heated. I only
found a few businesses closed. What’s the deal, Tommy?
Hey Henry, a federal judge just ruled
that NSA phone spying is legal. Relying on federal government
officials to limit the federal government is just plain stupid. They
should be renamed to The Department of Redundancy Department.
Hey Henry, I have three words for all of the folks who are whining
about FedEx & UPS not delivering their packages for Christmas, Waah,
Waah, Waah. Oh, and I have four more words, Order Earlier Next Year!
Hey Henry, did you know our own Mrs. McDonough Plus America 2014 has
been seen all over the state of GA supporting her platform “Female
Veterans with PTSD related to Military Sexual Trauma and Physical
Assault.” She was even on the Dee Armstrong show on the CW in
Columbus, GA. We need to support our own.
Hey Henry, I would love for you to wear a dark long-sleeved shirt to
do your job in the summer. Especially if you have to do any running.
I bet you won’t care about their tattoos if you are having a police,
fire or medical emergency - you will just be glad someone showed up
to help you. I think there are more things to be concerned with such
as seeing the kids with their pants halfway down showing their
underwear. Lets start with something that would have a better impact
on the younger generation.
Hey Henry, I don’t know about you but I have to say I can’t wait for
school to start again. Christmas was good but I’m ready for things
to get back to ‘normal’!
Hey, Henry, why is it that politicians make six figures when the
people who teach your children and the people who risk their lives
are barely making $30,000 and still facing more furloughs?
Hey Henry, many thanks to Mayor Robert Price and Locust Grove City
Council and Staff for the delicious Christmas fruit baskets they
delivered to the senior citizens in “The Grove.” Their
thoughtfulness made us feel very special.
Hey Henry, they must have forgotten to give us our secret decoder
ring at our home closing because the covenants we agreed to bear
little resemblance to what the HOA board thinks the covenants are.
Hey Henry, to all the tailgaters out there: you are not getting to
your destination any faster by following too closely. Slow down and
leave a few car lenghts. It won’t kill you and might actually
prevent some accidents. Plus that way you don’t look like a complete
Hey Henry, to the writer who lives next door to the “drug” house,
and had damage to his property on December 2, as he/she wrote about,
and doesn’t get any follow-up by detectives. Dude, by any chance do
you own an aluminum helmet?
Hey Henry, didn’t Warren Weinstein suspect there might be some risks
involved when he was offered this job in Pakistan?
Hey Henry, your chosen elected officials will soon be sworn in. How
about doing something revolutionary and telling them face-to-face
how to improve the quality of life here instead of hiding behind
Hey Henry, you kids who are throwing
bottles at cars are doing a lot of damage ... broken windshields,
headlights and other damage. When you get caught it is going to be
Hey Henry, save your money on buying aluminum helmets to ward off
NSA and alien mind reading devices. The NSA has already scanned the
county and reports no intelligence was found to warrant further
Hey Henry, this is for everyone who goes out to eat at a sit-down
restaurant. The servers work really hard to earn their tips and that
is their livelihood. A lot of people use their debit cards, but when
they leave a tip on the card the servers do not get the tips until
their next pay check after it has been taxed, so please try to carry
a few extra dollars in cash so they can get their tip that day. Also
remember that they only work for about $3.00 an hour so they really
count on their tips!
Hey Henry, what is the county thinking removing the road at 20/81
and re-opening a new road with no traffic light. The people that
make these decisions must be highly educated.
Hey Henry, some may not agree with Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty,
but as an American with freedom of speech Phil has the right to his
opinion. This is a problem cropping up all the time - get with the
freedom of speech folks. Let folks have their opinions even if it
differs from your own! That’s what freedom is all about! That he was
fired for expressing his opinion shows how prejudiced the studio has
Hey Henry, it appears they have clothed the mannequin on Hwy. 81 so
she won’t freeze to death. Phew, I was worried about her!
Hey Henry, what is it about the residents of Henry County not using
a turn signal, especially the one’s who drive those jacked up
redneck four door diesel trucks they can’t afford to buy gas for in
the first place. Anyone with common sense wouldn’t drive one because
of the way gas prices are.
Hey Henry, on Dec. 2, between 5 and 7 p.m. some damage occurred to
my property. A policeman came out, took a report and some pictures,
gave me his card with a case number on it. He told me that a
detective would call me and come out to follow up. Two weeks later I
have not received a call from a detective much less a visit. By the
way, I’m the same person who reported the drug house next door to
me. In a previous situation in which I had to call the police one of
the policemen indicated the problem was probably because of where I
live. That’s odd. I thought the laws were applicable regardless of
where I live.
Hey Henry, just wanted to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!
Hey Henry, the Stockbridge (Cochran) Library staff is glad to
welcome Erica Ware as our new Branch Manager starting January 1.
Good to have you with us, Erica. Y’all come by our branch and meet
Hey Henry, what happened to the Wendy’s off the McDonough Square?
All the lights are off. Did they close?
Hey Henry, I’ll really be glad when the Times fixes the Hey Henry
website. (BTW the new email address for Hey Henry’s is
Hey Henry, why would they do roadwork
on Jonesboro Road during the busiest shopping season of the year?
Hey Henry, I saw on the news where Henry County police officers are
now required to cover up tattoos and body piercings. I think that’s
good. Let them wear long sleeve shirts. We need to have a standard
for our kids, lets start with county workers and the police
Hey Henry, try sleeping fearlessly at night when you live a stone’s
throw away from thieves and vandals. When we call the police for
their county code violations, no one comes because the violations
are minor, thereby encouraging their behavior. We would move if our
home was not underwater. Those “neighbors” could care less about
their rental houses and it shows, thereby lowering our home’s value
further. We are trying to improve our neighborhood and are getting
no help whatsoever.
Hey Henry, wanted: one or more slightly used aluminum helmets to
ward off NSA and alien mind reading devices. Call 555-0195.
Hey Henry, I wanted to take this opportunity to (again) say, “Thank
You” to each of the firefighters who responded to our home back on
Sunday, November 10. They are: Acting Captain Erick Shelly,
Lieutenant’s Ben Patterson and Marty Miller, and firefighters
Harris, Wentz, Dame & Walton. I know you think you’re just “doing
your job,” but believe me, for those of us on the receiving end of a
house fire, the things you do day in and day out are truly amazing!
So, from a grateful heart to a bunch of GREAT guys. Merry Christmas
and MANY blessings to each of you and your families!
Hey Henry, I live on a dead-end street and there is an active drug
house next door. Traffic zooms constantly to and from this house. A
little boy would have been hit had I not saved him. I was nearly hit
myself. I called the narc squad twice with no results. I reported it
to the police and I was told to call the narc squad. Am I going to
the Board of Commissioners? Not if I want to stay in one piece!
Hey Henry, all the concrete they are using between the new road
crossing over the bridge at Jodeco is enough to pave another lane.
Hey Henry, I recently went into a store and their computer was down.
My purchase came to $13.39. I gave the cashier $14 and she told me
since the computer was down she couldn’t figure out how much change
to give me. Have we become so dependent on machines that we have
stopped thinking for ourselves? What kind of life will this clerk
have if the computers keep going down?
Hey Henry, I still don’t understand the Federal government. They
shut down for two weeks and cut off benefits for our nation’s
veterans but leave the IRS in operation. They closed and I still
paid federal taxes, but the people who provide our freedoms got
shafted. DC needs a reality check.
Hey Henry, Henry County residents’ taxes pay for the education of
Henry county kids. It’s not a welfare program. It isn’t just one or
two kids, it’s hundreds. The Henry School Board has plenty of money.
Tell them to stop whining about budgets and the “need” for SPLOST.
Hey Henry, posted this before, never
gets posted to Hey Henry ... watched another BOC meeting ... More
money spent for engineering services to the tune of $55,000 to
design a road ... Henry County has engineers on staff, at least 3
are PE’s ... can no engineer with Henry County design a road?
$55,000 could be spent better elsewhere ... HEY HENRY, are you
afraid to put this up? Or do you have friends in high places?
Editor’s note - We have friends in both high and low places.
Hey Henry, somebody tell Stockbridge the yellow block wall looks
cheap and tacky.
Hey Henry, if you are not in the Christmas spirit yet, attend some
of the wonderful free events in our cities and churches. You’ll
leave with a good feeling.
Hey Henry, call me a miserable Scrooge, but I just don’t think
people should ask for help to send them on a mission trip in a
Hey Henry, I thought that all the work on the water/sewer lines was
going to be finished by November 27. What happened?
Hey Henry, it looks like the old Truman Restaurant will soon be
beyond repair. Another lost opportunity for McDonough.
Hey Henry, I would like to give a shout out to all law enforcement
officers in Henry County. We have great officers who put their lives
on the line everyday for us. When we call, they are there
immediately. They are friendly, approachable, and because they do
not display a bully attitude, we feel comfortable when being
approached by them. Every time you see one of our great officers,
let them know how much you appreciate them and thank them for
allowing us to be able to sleep fearless at night.
Hey Henry, you people REALLY voted to increase your own taxes? I
have shake my head at how gullible we are as a society. And please
spare me the argument about, “this way, others will have to pay for
our infrastructure too.” Using that logic, I will have to also
contribute to every other county’s infrastructure that I visit.
Don’t you see how we are being led into increasing our own taxes.
Politicians everywhere can then say, “well, you voted for it
yourselves. You have no reason to complain.”
Hey Henry, since U.S. Government employees received unemployment for
the shutdown, why can’t teachers get the same for their unpaid
furlough days? Time for a teachers’ union in our county.
Hey Henry, to all the people who constantly complain in Hey Henry
about roads and the way the cities and county are run: why not go to
the meetings or to the departments that make decisions that affect
you and try talking to them? These are run by people you elected and
they will listen to you. If not, write a letter to one of our
newspapers to inform others. Become a citizen advocate and “put your
money where your mouth is.”
Hey Henry, the Locust Grove Christmas parade just keeps getting
bigger and better. Good job!
Hey Henry, when will Hwy. 81 become a four-lane highway? It is
greatly needed since the slowpokes do not know how to drive at least
Henry, while waiting for a train on Jonesboro Road, a young man
approached our car and told my 84 year old husband that our tire was
flat. As we pulled off the road, he and his buddy hopped out of
their white pickup and changed our tire in record time. After a
quick tire repair we were on our way. That Saturday, “Southern
Hospitality” was shown to us, two visitors from Seattle, WA. Thanks,
Henry, what happened to getting help in the afternoon at the
recycling center? I went there Tuesday afternoon and there was not a
person in sight to help me.
Henry, as a taxpaying citizen of the county I apologize for slow,
albeit free, computers at the library. Is there anything else we can
provide to make your life perfect?
Henry, I just moved to Henry County after living in Clayton all of
my life. You all have nothing to complain about. I am thankful to
live in such a wonderful county!
Henry, it sure would be nice if the City of McDonough would let
people know the schedule for trash pickup and recycling especially
when it changes for holidays. It seems like they could post it on
Henry, it seems that drivers trying to use the closed Moseley Road
do not notice or know how to read “Road Closed” signs that are
posted on bright orange signs by the DOT for about a mile before the
blocked fencing. They continue to speed down the road and come to a
screeching halt at the blocked fence. It would be laughable if not a
sad commentary on today’s drivers. By the way, Moseley Road will be
closed until at least December 18.
Henry, the Christmas lights at the raceway are much improved, but I
would hardly call them a "Gift of Lights" at $20 per car.
Henry, I heard that Troup County has 2 major companies coming to
their county. What was the incentive? How many businesses have
closed in Henry in the past year? The county needs new businesses
and needs to keep the established ones.
Henry, you can say the economy is bad and not getting any better,
but you can’t fool someone with 20/20 vision. From what I can see
just about every eating joint stays full daily, shopping centers
stay crowded with people buying like crazy and you hardly see any
old cars on the road, mostly new cars. Don’t tell me the economy is
bad. Maybe for a handful of people.
Henry, a huge shout out to the organization Caring for A Cause!
Nikki and Michelle (and many others), you may never know what a
blessing you are to the families you work so hard for. I am thankful
for what you are allowing God to do through you. You are amazing!
Henry, recently in Clayton County three young children were placed
in a home where there was a known pedophile. Guess what happened.
Sunday on our streets here in Henry a homeless woman died from the
frigid temperatures. A society is supposed to look out for those who
can’t look out for themselves. And we refer to ourselves as part of
the Bible Belt. This is one Christian woman that hangs her head in