Hey Henry - 06.21.17


Hey Henry, they approve warehouses like mad, no one shows to fight it and traffic increases. They approve apartments and high density housing, no one shows to fight it and crime increases. “Dey tuuk er flahg” and tons of people show up to complain. A commissioner acts unilaterally to do this, but no one seems to care about that important bit.

Hey Henry, looks like we will be electing a new sheriff in six months after the BOC makes him an offer he can’t refuse to be HCPD chief. Sheriff McBrayer is a good man and I hate to see him go.

Hey Henry, how about a separate exit just for people who shop at Tanger Mall? That would make traffic less congested.

Hey Henry, so the 2-mill tax for the HCWA can’t be done away with until 200 million in debt is erased but the general manager makes over $300,000 a year? Smells rotten to me!

Hey Henry, what is really going on in Henry County? Where are our county leaders? And what are they really doing with our tax money? Nothing, absolutely nothing, is getting done.

Hey Henry, before Commissioner “smokinghotboss” gets any ideas about the monument on the McDonough Square, it’s protected by the state.

Hey Henry, “Only the president of the United States or the governor of the state may order the flag to be at half-staff to honor the death of a national or state figure. In addition to the traditional half-staff salutes, the United States Flag Code mentions the use of our flag for honoring leading citizens such as Martin Luther King, Jr.” - Rules for Display of The U.S. Flag. While it’s a nice gesture, I fear we are trivializing the significance of flying our flag at half mast.

Hey Henry, I attended the June 12 Board of Education meeting and was shocked, again. I witnessed the most unprofessional, degrading, bully-like behavior by two Board Members and their following. I witnessed them disclose things that should not yet have been disclosed, threaten an administrator’s chances for promotion because she did not like his answer and insulting our Superintendent just short of bullying. I must say I was so proud of our administrators for their professional and respectful response. I think one more thing should be mentioned. During a remarkable performance of a middle school concert pianist, these two Board members left their seat on stage and came back with a bottle of water. How rude and disrespectful. I was afraid as I left the building. Can something be done before they destroy our county?

Hey Henry, am I the only one seeing the skeletal white mare in the pasture next to Tractor Supply on Hwy. 81? Who owns this poor creature, and who owns the pasture she is starving in?

Hey Henry, why is the Henry County BOC giving away the taxes on 390 acres of land in Henry County to the City of Lovejoy in Clayton County? This is simply a plan for Lovejoy to be able to re-zone this property. Lovejoy will always give the developers the zoning they want and everyone know that. So why should Henry County do this? There is no logical reason.

Hey Henry, stars and bars symbolizes slavery - period. Just like the swastika was the logo of the Nazi party. It offends me.

Hey Henry, in regards to ‘who paid for the great looking mailboxes on Phillips Drive?’ We, the taxpayers, did.




Hey Henry - 06.14.17


Hey Henry, just wondering who paid for the great looking mailboxes on Phillips Drive?

Hey Henry, the eyes of the nation are on 6th District congressional race. There’s a lot at stake. Ignorance is not bliss, it’s just ignorance.

Hey Henry, to the people who park in their front yards, as close as they can to the front door, because your garage or driveway is to far away, why don’t you just pull into your living room? It wouldn’t look any worse. When you park in the front yard, it makes the neighborhood look trashy. Geez, we wonder why Americans are so fat. It’s because a lot are lazy.

Hey Henry, I have seen the mess dumped at the Salvation Army located on Race Track Road. There is an answer to the problem. Security cameras and a sign posted stating ‘photo recorded.’ End of problem. Do it and you will see.

Hey Henry, being Georgia born and bred, it is a crying shame that anything to do with the Confederate is being removed. One person should not have the right or ability to remove signage of our history. Our history is just that - our history. If you see something you don’t like, don’t look at it or visit Nash Farms, etc. People need to quit wearing their feelings on their shoulders.

Hey Henry, I think that the booths in front of the playground at fast food restaurants should be reserved for parents, grandparents and guardians of the children playing on the playground. Everyone else should sit in other seats. The people with children need to be able to keep track of them.

Hey Henry, the Nash Farm flag controversy is secondary to a bigger issue: does an individual commissioner have the authority to bypass the chain of command and direct the work of low-level county employees? If not, the BOC needs to take action against the commissioner in this case. If so, we can expect a lot of chaos, but think of the money we’ll save when we don’t need a County Manager or department heads to tell the rest of the county staff what to do!

Hey Henry, with all the money we have to pay this county in taxes, can they at least cut the grass in the parks?

Hey Henry, “Everything faded into mist. The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth.” 1984 by George Orwell. We can tear down monuments and statues, rip down and burn flags, and the past will change will it not? After all, ignoring history is the best way to avoid being offended. That seems to be the modus operandi of today’s progressives.

Hey Henry, way to go Locust Grove. We needed another million square foot warehouse. The county definitely doesn’t have enough warehouses. Now there will be even more semi trucks tying up the roads.

Hey Henry, while I understand paving Phillips Drive, were the new matching mailboxes for every house and the fancy brick inlay in the sidewalks really necessary? I can’t help but believe that there were more pressing matters the money could have been put towards.

Hey Henry, I suggest Dee Clemmons go and visit the Tara Museum in Jonesboro. It has a lot of Confederate history and the ladies running it are very proud of this history. A neat place and interesting to see how they are preserving the history of the Confederacy.




Hey Henry - 06.07.17


Hey Henry, why should the entire state be subjected to the 6th District Congressional race bombardment of political ads? Don’t we have technology in place where only the zip codes that are interested see this stuff? We had enough TV political ads with the past presidential elections. Enough is enough.

Hey Henry, look out Stonewall Subdivision, they will want to remove the General and Confederate flag off your entrance next!

Hey Henry, smart lights in Henry County are not very smart.

Hey Henry, why is the new walking track that was trashed, locked up and closed to the public? Didn’t our taxes pay for it?

Hey Henry, if they are taking down a flag from a museum because it is offensive, that should justify other people having to stop doing what offends me too just to make it fair. Stop cursing in front of kids. Stop blaring hateful music in your car for everyone to hear. Stop shaming. It is funny that the people who complain about racism are the most racist people I have ever met. Stop offending me and I will take down my Dixie flag. Until then, my heritage stays.

Hey Henry, regarding illegal dumping in front of the Salvation Army. I don’t believe that the dumping is legally on the Salvation Army’s property, but instead on the right-of-way. I’m curious if the City is just going to go out there and pick up all this trash every time? Will a police report be completed every time someone drops off their junk and will it be investigated? I’m just curious as to what action will be taken. I doubt it will be much. Just sending a city truck out there once or twice a week to pick the garbage up would be my bet.

Hey Henry, instead of a separate entrance to Tanger Mall, how about widening the existing Tanger Blvd. for turn lanes? The real problem is cars making left turns into businesses.

Hey Henry, on a recent trip to Kroger, as we were checking out, my 92 year old husband discovered that he had forgotten his wallet. We went out to the car, ready to go home, get the wallet and return to the store. But before we left, Kathy at the checkout came out and handed us our groceries saying “the women behind you paid the bill for you, you don’t owe anything and here are your groceries.” We do not know the name of this good Samaritan, but want to give her a big thank you!

Hey Henry, now that Henry has plenty of restaurants, gas stations and liquor stores, can we please have just one Christian book store?

Hey Henry, to the Henry County BOC. Please do not go forward with the T-SPLOST tax. Henry County residents are already taxed enough. T-SPLOST was soundly defeated when it was voted on in 2012. Please respect the will of the people and do not go forward with this.

Hey Henry, to the individual complaining about express toll lanes. I love them! It’s the best 50 cents I’ve ever spent. 10 - 12 minutes for 12 miles with no traffic versus 30-45 minutes of ‘killer’ traffic.

Hey Henry, I have spoken to a lot of people, black and white, over the Nash Farm debacle and have yet to hear one single opinion that agrees with Dee Clemmons. Nash Farm Military Museum reflects the history of everyone, not just a few, and certainly not because of skin color. I hate to think one woman has the power to change history, but then again, look at Madeline O’Hare.




Hey Henry - 05.31.17


Hey Henry, they need to make another entrance to Tanger Mall for people getting off the interstate. All of that traffic jams up the one intersection terribly.

Hey Henry, enjoy your traffic and your “Lexus lanes” - I’m avoiding Interstate 75 for the foreseeable future.

Hey Henry, I find it odd that the new Hampton aka Bear Creek Recreation Center would have a plaque dedicated by individuals who had no involvement in getting the center to Hampton. How could they since the politicians just took office in January. How about Henry County recognizing those who truly deserve the credit for this long awaited Hampton Senior Center!

Hey Henry, I read the article about the Henry County Water Authority. What a mess. So, here is the question - who sets the salaries for the WA? It is the board who appoints them or the Authority itself?

Hey Henry, has anyone thought of having a (police) officer stationed near the Salvation Army store on Racetrack Road overnight to catch these people who use the entryway as a dump? There is garbage out there every morning. It’s a disgusting thing for people to do and it needs to be stopped.

Hey Henry, Commissioner Dee Clemmons - take note - the Smithsonian has a German Nazi flag in their museum as well - you wanna go after them too? You are ridiculous - McCarthyism much?

Hey Henry, can we ban tractor trailer trucks from the secondary roads in Henry County? They are tearing up the roads. Are the roads, bridges, and culverts even rated for the weight of tractor trailers?

Hey Henry, the new Express Lane on I-75 is an embarrassing disaster! What a waste of time and money! Additional lanes in both directions would have been far better. It was never about alleviating traffic. It was about making money.

Hey Henry, maybe Dee Clemmons should work on the platform she ran on instead of removing a historical flag from a museum. Where are the high tech jobs, where are the road improvements to fix Hwy. 155 traffic? Crime is on the rise, schools are declining but Clemons is worried about a flag at a Dept. of the Interior designated historical battlefield. She is dividing people with her ignorant remarks that the battlefield meant nothing to that board. The word recall is sounding pretty good.

Hey Henry, to the person complaining about technology and instant satisfaction. I suppose you walk to work because cars will get you there too quickly. When you submitted your comment, I know that you submitted it via snail mail. Surely you didn’t use the website to post it because that gets submitted instantly. If you ever break your leg at home, that’s going to suck for you because you’ll have to wait for your letter to reach emergency services via USPS. Don’t be a hypocrite. You take advantage of instant services every single day. Please don’t say or think otherwise.

Hey Henry, we do not need to look to Fayette County for a new school superintendent. We need to look to other states that are killing GA. Enough with this “good old boy” system we have in place. Our last three superintendents didn’t last for more than three years. Start looking at states that rank in the top 10!




Hey Henry - 05.24.17


Hey Henry, to all you flip floppers. Go barefoot and avoid those ugly strap marks.

Hey Henry, where are the part time jobs for seniors in McDonough and surrounding areas?

Hey Henry, May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. Look twice, save a life! Motorcycle riders - don’t drink and ride, it can cost you your own life, the life of your precious passenger or someone else’s loved one.

Hey Henry, we need another on/off exit ramp for people in Butts County and Jackson. They are making Locust Grove a traffic nightmare!

Hey Henry, yes, we all are paying tax dollars to fund the new express lanes. It would have been so much better to construct two HOV lanes so that autos with two or more riders could utilize the lanes. As it stands now, those who can pay ... get to play ... and I-75 remains just as congested as before.

Hey Henry, I agree with the post from last week. I live in Kelleytown and do NOT want a Quicktrip at Hwy. 155 and Kelleytown Road.

Hey Henry, after attending the recent BOC meeting, I’m glad that public comments have been limited to five minutes at the end so real business doesn’t have to wait for 45 minutes of stammering.

Hey Henry, I am still wondering why the Keys Ferry Fire Station perpetually flies their flags at half-staff.

Hey Henry, Henry County Schools should be actively recruiting someone from Fayette County Schools to fill the Superintendent position here. Fayette schools are so much better and are a huge reason why people leave Henry to go there. We should be using their practices as a model, and importing one of their leaders would be great.

Hey Henry, I think the biggest disservice that technology has done for the human race is leading people to expect everything instantly. It spills over into every area of life. Impatient people driving, walking, talking and interacting with others. It affects so many from the very young to the very old. Technology has improved some areas of life, but it has absolutely destroyed others.

Hey Henry, I attended the Geranium Festival last weekend and I just have to point out that parking was a disaster. They should have designated lots and shuttle service to avoid the long walk some of us old folks had to take to get to the Square. Editor's Note - There were 3 shuttles running from designated parking locations during the festival.

Hey Henry, what does it take to get Speed Enforcement in the Stonewall Subdivision? We made a request weeks ago and have yet to see any Speed Enforcement. But we continue to video tape numerous speeders doing between 20 to 40 mph over the posted 25 mph speed limit.

Hey Henry, I worked for Henry County for over 16 years and retired. Why is it every time I call HR about my insurance no one answers and when someone does they say the person is in a meeting and can't answer a simple question like am I going to receive something about my insurance? It has been like that for years. The BOC needs to investigate. Somebody isn’t doing their job.




Hey Henry - 05.17.17


Hey Henry, why does our country fight over healthcare rights? This county has the worst group of doctors and hospitals. Between nasty environments and nasty attitudes. Doctors just don’t seem to care about their calling anymore. I’d rather fight over having good doctors.

Hey Henry, what happened to the law regarding blocking intersections? Do the police just look the other way? Does no one care anymore? This is becoming a big problem in Henry County.

Hey Henry, yes, my hard earned tax dollars paid for the express lanes and I still pay $.50 to drive on it. I save time and money by avoiding the hour long ride every Saturday to go 12 miles down the interstate. If the interstate is not backed up I don’t use it. I am sorry you feel the need to protest the new lanes. I guess you have nothing better to do than sit in traffic. P.S. My tax dollars paid for all the beautiful states parks around Georgia and I still pay for a yearly parking pass and fees to camp! Maybe if you get through the traffic you can enjoy a nice day at the park.

Hey Henry, can someone please fix the timing back for the traffic light at Old Jackson and Hwy. 81? Since the recent road work, the light now stays red on the Old Jackson side forever until about 15 to 20 cars back up and then, when it finally turns green, it only stays that way long enough for about 3 or 4 cars to go through.

Hey Henry, why can’t we get a restaurant like “Sweet Tomatoes” in McDonough or Locust Grove. Sure would be a wonderful change of pace! I wouldn’t have to risk my life driving all the way into Atlanta to enjoy it. It is dangerous, driving into Atlanta!

Hey Henry, alright, so now we are moving on to feminism and feminist issues? Is that the way you treat your mother? You’re shallow and sad, sir. Whether you’re being sarcastic or not it’s just plain wrong. Also, to the woman who admitted to discriminating, I bet that all of those “feminine men” you met are so much better people than you are. You both need to grow up and open your eyes to the real world.

Hey Henry, why wasn’t a left turn lane installed in front of Tractor Supply on 81E? Two young died in a wreck in that very spot a few years ago. If I were the parent of either of those two kids, I would be irate!

Hey Henry, I think they should open a Picadilly Restaurant and a Golden Corral in Locust Grove instead of more hamburger joints.

Hey Henry, I am tired of people just throwing trash on our roads here in McDonough. You must not have been raised right.

Hey Henry, how come the county can’t widen Highway 81 east from Lemon Street all the way to Ola? Traffic is a nightmare and those turning lanes are doing nothing to ease the congestion on that road. It takes me 40 minutes to get home sometimes from work! It needs to be a divided highway. Meanwhile the county is letting new businesses move in, creating more congestion.

Hey Henry, as if the pressures of the Milestone testing wasn’t enough, now kids have to complete Map Testing (2-4 extra tests) and then final exams. At what point do we say “enough is enough?”




Hey Henry - 05.10.17


Hey Henry, why do we have a Comprehensive Land Use Plan when a request is made to rezone to Planning and Zoning and a denial is recommended by the planner, then a request is made to amend the Future Land Use Map in order to get it done? Please read your mission statement! We do not want a QT at the corner of Hwy. 155 and Kelleytown Road.

Hey Henry, to the person who throws trash out so “work release” people have something to do. Why don’t you post your address here so we can give them a full time job in your front yard? As a bonus you get to visit with your family all day while they perform your “job creation” contribution to society. At least something good would come from your life!

Hey Henry, feminine men, huh? What about masculine women? You’re probably single because you wear pants and tennis shoes rather than the skirt or dress and heels that you should be wearing. You probably wouldn’t even have breakfast and dinner ready for your man every day during the week, plus lunch on the weekends. Your man should never see you without your makeup on. Never. Since you shouldn’t be working (that’s a man’s job), you’re expected to keep the house clean and organized. If you do a good job, you might even get an allowance. Yep. A man doesn’t want a woman. He wants a lady.

Hey Henry, it isn’t the responsibility of the BOE to investigate alleged unethical conduct by teachers or coaches. That falls to the Professional Standards Commission. Yes, the county conducts some actions, but not all.

Hey Henry, do people around here not know that there are “Headlight Laws?” When it’s raining, Georgia law requires you to turn on your headlights. When driving a dark colored vehicle in the pouring rain other responsible drivers have a hard time seeing you! Get off your stupid phone and turn on your lights. Got it?

Hey Henry, be aware that there is a female scammer out there claiming to be from a company called Home Security Systems. The caller ID shows a fake local number. They have tried twice with my home phone and each time, a different number appeared. Editor’s Note - we receive these calls also.

Hey Henry, why didn’t they put a turn lane in front of Tractor Supply going east on Hoy. 81, but they put one 200 yards down where it’s not as busy?

Hey Henry, when did it become a reward to misbehave in school? Kids cussing at teachers, calling them names, throwing food in their face, not following directions, spitting at teachers. Then, when a teacher calls to have them removed, it’s 2-3 hours later before someone shows up to get them. Their “punishment” is to help do tasks in the office, or they are sent back to class with a toy or candy. Really? Call the parent and tell them to pick their child up and don’t return until he/she has learned some respect. Parents would be amazed at what their children are exposed to everyday in elementary school. The behaviors are awful and learning is significantly hindered. Come spend a day in your child’s class and see; it’s starting as early as kindergarten. Or better yet come at lunchtime.

Hey Henry, wow! The new county website really brings our county into the 21st century. The colors are great and it is so easy to navigate. Kudos to those who made this happen!

Hey Henry, enough of the burger joints in Locust Grove, how about a real restaurant like Cracker Barrel or LongHorn?




Hey Henry - 05.03.17


Hey Henry, I recently visited the Department of Driver Services in Locust Grove. I was in and out in about 25 minutes. They have a modern, clean, spacious building, computerized forms, customer service people to assist with forms, and about seven customer service people on a Monday morning. I was quite surprised at how good an experience it was.

Hey Henry, to any parent concerned about their child’s welfare due to a coach’s or educator’s unprofessional actions within the Henry County school system. The internet is a wonderful thing and it is easy to find out someone’s personal and criminal history, plus some other things you might not want to know. Shame on schools that keep these coaches and educators employed and you know who you are! So what has happened to the code of ethics? I would love to have some answers from the Board of Education.

Hey Henry, to the person who responded to my comment on too many feminine men. Well, it seems like being transgender is a trend. As a straight female I want a manly man, no sissy boys. I’m discriminating, but just curious as to where all these girly boys are coming from. There is no hope for straight, single women. There are even men wearing makeup now and giving advice while shopping for makeup in stores. Come on now, how about men go play in the dirt and be rough. Leave the girl stuff for the girls.

Hey Henry, to the wise one that loves traveling on the new express lanes, explain how smart it really is that you are having to pay to drive on a road that was built with your hard earned tax money? Is that what they mean by the saying, “they have more money than sense?”

Hey Henry, so if everyone is “entitled” to basic health care, who has to pay for it? The rich? Middle class? It’s not free. Somebody has to pay for it – give up part of their own life to pay for somebody else’s welfare. I suggest you try reading Atlas Shrugged or maybe the U.S. Constitution.

Hey Henry, l think it is time for our county to establish a Boys and Girls club or YMCA for the kids in this county. There are a lot of kids in the county and this would be better than them walking the streets. Please consider this.

Hey Henry, while on the Square for Confederate Memorial Day I noticed something out of place. The Confederate monument on the Square has U.S. military flags and plaques around it. Don’t those belong at the Veterans Wall of Honor? I don’t see Confederate flags and plaques at the Veterans Wall of Honor so shouldn’t the opposite situation prevail? And by the way, lest someone be “offended” by my comments, I served 20 years in the U.S. military so I have the right to make this statement.

Hey Henry, to the person who litters to keep inmates busy. Who cares about inmates’ free time? Care about keeping your county clean and beautiful. Littering is ugly and it’s against the law. I can’t wait until you get caught and fined!

Hey Henry, thank you to McDonough Mayor Billy Copeland and The Sons of Confederate Veterans for another respectful Confederate Memorial Day service on the Square last Saturday. Very nicely done.

Hey Henry, regarding the comment that Trump hasn’t found the matches to set the country on fire. He has found them ... in North Korea!




Hey Henry - 04.26.17


Hey Henry, to the person who complained about litter. I litter so that inmates on work release have something to pick up. Keeps them busy. Remember an idle mind is a devil’s workshop. So litter up and keep inmates busy and working for the free time they get.

Hey Henry, congratulations to Diana and Bob Johnston, Sr. who are celebrating 49 precious, wonderful and blessed years of marriage.

Hey Henry, it seems like those people holding the mattress signs have been doing that for over a year. Isn’t that place ever going to close?

Hey Henry, as a country turning into a third world country, we need to pull our missionaries from other countries and fix our problems at home.

Hey Henry, President Trump said he was going to set the country on fire during his first 100 days in office. The problem is he can’t find the matches.

Hey Henry, to the person who believes that everybody has become one gender, you are basically disrespecting the transgender community and implying that they are not worth who they are because of the gender they feel most comfortable in. How would you like it if you didn’t feel right in your own skin? There are plenty of masculine men in the world and it’s not doing you any harm if they choose to act feminine. You say to be what you are born as, and that is who they are, so deal with it.

Hey Henry, how do you have a wreck at a 4-way stop? Please do tell! Another wreck at McGarity and Airline Road which seems to be a monthly occurrence. Maybe we need a giant red blinking light to let the people know that all drivers have to stop completely. Not a New York/rolling stop. Get off your cell phones, especially if you are not familiar with the roads you are driving.

Hey Henry, who is responsible for lowering the altitude of commercial aircraft over Henry County? I have lived here for the past 16 years. A year ago it started dropping, now the noise is horrible. When are our state representatives going to address this?

Hey Henry, I would like to wish my wife, Stacy, a very Happy Anniversary, 22 years and counting. I love you with all my heart and I am so glad that I am able to share my life with you on this earth!

Hey Henry, why is it that so many new roads are being built, but we aren’t focusing on improving the ones we have?

Hey Henry, I sure am tired of my taxes funding hand ups for people who only want handouts.

Hey Henry, when you say the “government” owes health insurance to citizens, what you are really saying is that some citizens have an obligation to buy health insurance for other citizens. Nope. Nowhere in our Constitution was such a “right” granted. My money is the same thing as my time (my life). And I’m not a slave to anybody.

Hey Henry, employers say they like to hire young people, but there are plenty of older people that “need” jobs. We have bills to pay too. We will be there for you and give excellent customer service. Try finding that at any fast food spots. We will welcome you with a smile, not a frown. We will welcome you with life experiences. Please quit discriminating against older folks. Your establishment will be better off and your customers will be a whole lot happier!




Hey Henry - 04.19.17


Hey Henry, the toll lanes are a great addition to Henry County. I also appreciate that most Henry County residents are not smart enough to use them. This means that I have the express lanes all to myself most of the time. My kids have fun smiling and waving at all the cars sitting packed like sardines while we zip by at 65 mph.

Hey Henry, yes, everyone is entitled to basic health care. However, basic health care should not include paying for abortions, lap-band surgery, drug rehab, maternity benefits for senior citizens, and a host of other nonsense. It is not the responsibility of the government to keep us healthy. That is up to each individual.

Hey Henry, I agree that parking is horrendous at the probate court. I work for a funeral home and go there regularly for vital records and frequently have to circle the building for 5 to 10 minutes waiting for a space to open up. Surely there is a solution to this?

Hey Henry, who are the amateurs paving Hwy. 81 East? They did the worst job ever and really messed up my driveway. I thought they were going to widen it from Lemon Street to Bethany Road. Why the expense of doing this now?

Hey Henry, where are all the masculine men? Going through store magazines and advertisements, it seems all the men are so feminine. What happened to manly men and ladylike women? We can’t all be one gender. Even in public I have to question whether to say yes sir or yes ma’am. Enough is enough. Everyone stop trying to be the other gender and just be what you are born as. Goodness.

Hey Henry, I see the flip floppers are raring the ugly fight already. If they only knew how many nasty germs they get on their feet. Their feet are crusty and dirty. All I can say is, yuk.

Hey Henry, what are the county rules regarding neighborhoods maintaining the buffer zone between the neighborhood and the main road? The buffer zone between Smithfield Estates and Eastlake Road is such an eyesore full of overgrowth, weeds, and brush. For the sake of your own property values and the community, please clear it and maintain it! On a positive note, the Melrose subdivision on Hwy. 155 N. does a beautiful job of maintaining the buffer zone between the road and their fences the entire length of the neighborhood. Kudos to you Melrose!

Hey Henry, the drivers who speed through the school zones on Fairview Road past Austin Road Elementary and Fairview Elementary should be disciplined, but they won’t be. The cops never enforce the school zone.

Hey Henry, PSA: If you choose to text and drive and your car drifts into my lane; I will blow my horn at you. I hope it scares you enough that you will put your eyes back on the road. I will not feel sorry if you overcorrect and crash because you obviously have no concern for the safety of my family.

Hey Henry, the only thing more frightening than a four-way stop in Henry County is a round-about.

Hey Henry, I am looking for suggestions (other than moving) on how to deal with nearby rental tenants deliberately blasting their car stereos on Westridge Parkway at 2 a.m.

Hey Henry, I am confused as to why people are so confused by round-abouts. If a car is approaching, you yield. If no car is coming, you go.




Hey Henry - 04.12.17


Hey Henry, let’s please carry a trash bag in our cars and use it instead of throwing trash on the roads so we can enjoy our scenery and enjoy the ride! Editor - Amen!

Hey Henry, I heard a Jim and Nick’s was coming to Henry county. Does anyone know where it is to be located and a possible opening date?

Hey Henry, to all the people who get an animal, cat or dog. When you get a pet, it is for life. Don’t put them on a chain or in a fenced-in-yard or worse, one of those 12 x 12 pens. Dogs and cats are loving and want to be with their people, for their entire life. You wouldn’t throw your kids away, don’t throw your pets away. And quit dumping your dogs. They are not wolves or coyotes, who are able to fend for themselves!

Hey Henry, can the next “Youth Job Fair” exclude young people that are thirty years old or more?

Hey Henry, I lived in Florida for several years, where roundabouts are very common. However, after reading the explanation that was printed in a previous comment, I was very confused.

Hey, Henry, in response to the firework comment. They are legal but that does not mean you can use them whenever and wherever you want. Your neighbor does not need to move to get away from your inconsiderate noisemaking. They just need to contact the proper authorities because there are ordinances in place to protect them from people like you. Maybe you should be the one to move. Perhaps far away from any other people since you seem to have a problem with respecting neighbors.

Hey Henry, so I heard that all students will be given computers. They need to add one more item to the expense list, repair and replace. Kids will be kids. Maybe you should give the parents one also.

Hey Henry, I’m so sick of Yankees moving down south and then complaining it’s not like up North. If you want your gluten free bakeries and organic cafes, stay above the Mason Dixon.

Hey Henry, speaking of turn lanes, why was one not built for people turning right onto Flippen from Jodeco? They worked on that intersection just a few years ago and somebody didn’t see a need for it? Traffic frequently backs up to the school. Do I have to think of everything?

Hey Henry, in regards to the government providing insurance to all. Virtually every civilized nation in the world today accepts that its government does in fact have that responsibility to its citizens. Americans clearly believe that government has a responsibility to provide our citizens with at least basic education, and security in the form of police protection, and a judicial system for the resolution of disputes. Isn’t basic health care just as important as basic education and basic security and dispute resolution?

Hey Henry, “All of us are equal but some of us are more equal than others,” (A loose paraphrase from George Orwell in Animal Farm) and the feeling of some elected officials.

Hey Henry, nothing like having a nearby neighbor running a bed and breakfast out of her house. Take a gander at Airbnb to see what I mean.

Hey Henry, so how are the toll lanes working? I still see traffic backed up to Locust Grove. It would have been better to use the space to add lanes on each side from Mount Zion to Locust Grove.




Hey Henry - 04.05.17


Hey Henry, our roads are falling in and bridges collapsing in Atlanta. But hey, we have a brand new multimillion dollar Braves and Falcons stadium. Yay for great priorities. #hotlanta

Hey Henry, commuter rail in Henry County would be a great thing. Much better for the people than building more interstate lanes. However, more highway construction equals more political contributions.

Hey Henry, piggybacking on the comments made regarding the necessity of a traffic light at Jodeco and Oak Grove Roads. The vehicle that is waiting in the new right turn lane blocks the line of view for the vehicle making a left turn onto Jodeco. At least before the addition of the new turning lane, we could see the oncoming traffic.

Hey Henry, in response to Clayton County grabbing Henry County land and the District 2 commissioner doing nothing, this is the same commissioner that believes high tech jobs are going to come to the county.

Hey Henry, to the person who tried to explain the roundabout on Lake Dow Road, I’m still confused.

Hey Henry, so much empty space on the Square. We need more businesses there. But parking is awful, two-way isn’t lawful. And so we’re just left with thin air.

Hey Henry, I am absolutely flabbergasted that they would put a left turn lane to Rosser Road from Hwy. 81 East before they would put a left turn lane in going to the McDonough Public Library. I certainly hope that a turn lane into one of the county’s most-used facilities is planned for the very near future.

Hey Henry, can anyone tell me when it became the Federal Government’s responsibility to medically insure every single American? My Mom and Dad both worked two jobs just to cover the cost of “out of pocket” expenses for medicine and treatment for my sister, who was terminally ill. Now people are getting free health care and in some cases, better health care than I can afford on Social Security.

Hey Henry, FYI the post office no longer sends renewal notices for PO boxes. They said sending renewal notices was a courtesy. They closed my box and returned all my mail. That’s courtesy?

Hey Henry, making Eagles Landing a city will not bring high end shopping or restaurants to the county. You will have the same income base that is already living in the area.

Hey Henry, it is becoming ever more stressful to find parking in the McDonough Square. How do you expect the city to thrive when it is impossible to find parking, especially on the west end? The garage is too far to walk if you want to enjoy the visit. I know several businesses that are considering shutting their doors. A two hour meter time is not long enough to do a little shopping and have lunch. And the meter guy is relentless! It is as if he enjoys writing tickets. I guess I will go to Hampton or Locust Grove.

Hey Henry, am I the only one tired of TV commercials where a female talks through her nose to women? It’s almost baby talk!

Hey Henry when is something going to be done about the traffic mess on Highway 20 (Conyers Road) at the Lawrenceville Street, McGarity Road and Hwy. 20 intersection? A roundabout was put in on Lake Dow Road, where it was not needed, instead of fixing problems that are desperately needed.




Hey Henry - 03.29.17


Hey Henry, I’m a 28-year resident of Henry County who’s just discovering the parks system. Reeves Creek Trail is only four miles from our home. I love the quiet of the J.P. Moseley trails. Tax dollars well spent.

Hey Henry, to the zoning board member who is working so hard to cherry pick income levels to make Eagles Landing a wealthy city and cross her “T’s” in her own words. That will not bring high end restaurants such as Flemings to Henry County. Learn your economics. If the rest of the county is, as you say, so beneath you, then you lack the economic support for $300 steak dinners.

Hey Henry, when will GDOT remove the last 1/4 mile of cement barriers between exits 221 and 222? Enough!

Hey Henry, the person who lives on Airline Road who complains about someone setting off fireworks needs to get over it. Fire works are legal. If you don’t like it then move and take your sissy dogs with you.

Hey Henry, the new turn lane on Oak Grove Road is great. Sadly, it is not a full solution to the nightmare of traffic at the Jodeco intersection. We need a traffic light for left turns onto Oak Grove and left turns onto Jodeco. Traffic was backed far down Oak Grove this morning. So many people needed to turn left that those who were turning right still had to wait a long time just to get up to the entrance for the right turn lane.

Hey Henry, a very special thank you to the Henry County DOT crew for the removal of the deceased deer on Coan Road. It was such a gruesome sight.

Hey Henry, the toll Peach Pass Lanes on 75 were just a distraction to eventually place Marta rail. Surprise.

Hey Henry, the roundabout is finished on Lake Dow Road, thank goodness! So, people, here is a lesson on how to drive one. When you are coming up to the roundabout, you are to yield. That means, you have to yield to the person who is in the center circle. It means you do not have the right of way. Yield can also mean stop! Once the person in the circle passes you, then you can go as long as it is safe to do so! When I say the person in the circle, that means when they are right there at you, yield. If they are on the other side of you, then by all means keep going. Remember, it is not all about you!

Hey Henry, how can our commissioners stand by and do nothing while the city of Lovejoy annexes over 200 acres and 100+ homes in Henry County? This is not the way for the District II Commissioner to help the people who elected her.

Hey Henry, to the person who commented about local governments giving pay raises to employees “because they show up.” Henry County hasn’t given pay raises in nearly a decade. The cost of living pay increases are immediately offset by increased insurance premiums and increased pension deductions. People in highly technical positions are making far less than their counterparts in the private sector. So, I don’t know where you see that they are even remotely competitive in the job market. Many county employees stay because they love their jobs, the people they work with, and the community they serve. But trust me, they do not stay for the pay. Of course, there are exceptions where certain people are way over-paid compared to their job descriptions. I guess they are better at playing politics than the others.




Hey Henry - 03.22.17


Hey Henry, the Henry County Probate Court located on Hwy. 155 North has a severe parking shortage. Our County Commissioners need to wake up and realize this facility services our entire county and needs more space.

Hey Henry, I was so excited to get a Steak n’ Shake in Locust Grove, until I went there a couple of times. If you’re really hungry don’t go there. Expect to be in the drive through line at least 20 minutes and check to make sure your order is right. Three times there = three strikes. I’m out!

Hey Henry, does this county have a D.O.T department? As bad as these roads are around here I would say no.

Hey Henry, I wish McDonough had a Chip and Joanna from HGTV. We have some great old homes. If they were renovated they would be stunning.

Hey Henry, the proposed City of Eagles Landing is a huge wake-up call for the City of Stockbridge. Stockbridge has been becoming an extension of Clayton County (crime, demographics, politics) for years and no one has done anything. Stockbridge has a huge hole (possibly impossible) to dig out of now if they don’t want to become obsolete and broke. Houses are already on the market hoping to bail before this becomes final.

Hey Henry, to the young lady named Shannon, that works at PANERA, you are a remarkable young lady! I was having a bad day and you really brightened my day. I am glad that my two young daughters were able to encounter someone as pleasant as you are. You displayed excellent customer service and you did everything while wearing a big, warm, and affectionate smile. I hope the manager that was working that day knows just how special you are. Keep up the good work! From a proud Henry county resident.

Hey Henry, does anyone know why the parking lot behind Scarlett’s Retreat has been closed?

Hey Henry, I live on Airline Road and I don’t know who in my area is setting off fireworks, but they need to knock it off! You are scaring my dogs! It isn’t New Years or the 4th of July! If I am having problems with terrified dogs then others around here are also. So stop, just stop!

Hey Henry, please get with the GDOT and replace the traffic signs on I-75 N. and S. that were removed for construction. Including “no trucks over six wheels allowed in left lane and “slower traffic keep right.”

Hey Henry, the proposed City of Eagles Landing would get a lot more needed support if it included the unincorporated areas close to Stockbridge in their proposal.

Hey Henry, when a wrecker is called to get a wrecked car, I thought they were suppose to take all of it. I have noticed that some of them leave the front or back bumper at the scene. What’s the deal? Insurance shouldn’t pay unless all of the car is taken!

Hey Henry, it was great to hear that the Board of Commissioners took action to rid our county of a recently appointed official. Way to go HCBC!

Hey Henry, can we get a new zoning board? We need a board that understands, no more warehouses. It is ruining the southern half of the county and now they want to put them on Bill Gardener Pkwy. by I-75.




Hey Henry - 03.15.17


Hey Henry, I agree with District II Commissioner Clemmons and with the comments made by other readers that high tech jobs will never come to Henry County because we lack the lifestyle attractions that bring college graduates needed to work at these jobs. On a second note, enough with the warehouses, we do not have the infrastructure to accommodate the traffic.

Hey Henry, I’d like to thank the lovely waitress I had at the Stockbridge IHop, Kansas. She made me and my family’s visit wonderful.

Hey Henry, educators, before you submit your resume, please check your heart. If you hate kids, don’t sign it. I understand that you’re tired and the kids are tough, but your negativity is only making it worse!

Hey Henry, I just read about the Eagles Landing community wanting to be a separate city from Stockbridge. I don’t see a valid reason for it. They don’t have anything more to offer. The only restaurant in the area is Outback and the usual fast food chains. They have Eagles Landing Country Club so I guess they feel like they have more status than other communities. Just what we need, another group of city officials who claim to have the people’s best interests at heart.

Hey Henry, please get with the Georgia DOT and enact some speed limits through the East Lake and Hwy. 155 intersection before some school kids get hurt or worse. People think the East Lake extension is a racetrack and they fly over the blind hill at the light between Shanes and JP. That whole intersection should be 35 mph, not 60.

Hey Henry, thank you to the firemen and policemen who help protect us every day and night. I pray over ya’ll every day for your safety and with thanksgiving that God gave us people who are willing to sacrifice their lives for us. We appreciate ya’ll.

Hey Henry, I was dining the other night at a local pizza joint during Trivia Night. As each question was presented I watched two different groups where the mom immediately got the answer from her phone, the kids write the answer down they were given, then rejoice at how smart they were when they got it right. And this is our next generation? Boy, are we in trouble!

Hey Henry, has anyone noticed that local governments like to raise the wages of their employees in order to be competitive in the job market, but many do not have performance based work evaluations or benchmarks. So, I guess we pay them because they show up. I’m not saying they don’t deserve one, but everyone? What are the chances that all their performances are outstanding?

Hey Henry, I am a 63 year old female in need of dental care. I can pay $100 a month, but no one will give me a chance. I have three teeth that need to be pulled and no dental insurance, just medicaid. Can someone please help me?

Hey Henry, those who litter are putting an undue burden on Community Service who picks it up. We should all remember that there are only three Community Service vans doing the actual work. They have many other responsibilities such as cleaning county buildings, moving items for county offices, cutting grass, cleaning at some parks and washing county vehicles. They do all this while working with dilapidated vans and equipment.

Hey Henry, Stockbridge is against the proposed city of Eagles Landing? All the more reason we hope it becomes a reality.




Hey Henry - 03.08.17


Hey Henry, I just want to say that I really appreciate previous generations and think that they don’t get enough credit. They grew up during rough times, yet still had beautiful music and morals that make me embarrassed to be a millennial. There are younger people who love your wisdom, style, music and stories.

Hey Henry, we drivers in Henry County are going to get awfully dizzy with all of the roundabouts going in.

Hey Henry, to the writer who challenged women making half the money - why would you keep a job where you were only worth half. Talk to your boss - it is already against the law. Find a new one if they don't comply. Stop whining and do something about it.

Hey Henry, in regards to the article on the Trump demonstrators. The protest groups should take note - what goes around comes around. If those are the tactics you use when you lose, don’t be surprised when people gather to do the same. The politicians involved can only stay involved because they have ensured their district boundaries are safe by lobbying to do so. It is time people participate in local government and take them to task. Local elections are coming up.

Hey Henry, so you moved to a city and you don’t like the city. Am I the only one who thinks the obvious solution is to move? Seems a lot easier than trying to force an entire community to be something it’s not.

Hey Henry, amazing ... the Democrats lost the Presidency and both The House and Senate. Yet, they still think people want to hear what they have to say. It’s over folks; you lost. And to those who find so much time to protest in the streets, take a bath, put your clown suit back in the closet, get a job ... and, this will shock you ... actually vote in the next election!

Hey Henry, until the Stockbridge City Council does away with the old at-large representations, we will continue to have the same issues. Until they come into the 21st century and have to be accountable to a district with certain needs and issues, it will be cronyism on a citywide level. For now it’s just a citywide popularity contest with the best interests of the city at the bottom of the list.

Hey Henry, to the woman venting about men making more money. How about more women stop complaining and put that energy into their work? And maybe men make more money because they sacrifice their time and family life to make more money to support their ungrateful wife.

Hey Henry, this message is for single males in their 50’s who have given up on love. How about noticing the single female in your age range. She stands next to you in the line at the grocery store or sees you at the gym. She is young for her age, a little shy, loves sports, enjoys the outdoors and is always laughing. She is my sister and I am amazed that she is still single. Her husband is deceased and she needs to move on with a new love in her life. Wake up guys and pay attention. Check out those beautiful blue eyes when she smiles and tries to start a conversation with you. I would like to see the sparkle back in her eyes.

Hey Henry, good luck to the proposed city of Eagles Landing. We hope you are successful and most people in our neighborhood look forward to getting away from Stockbridge.

Hey Henry, can something be done about the slum lord motels that don’t clean for the people that pay monthly? There is no way they would pass a health inspection.




Hey Henry - 03.01.17


Hey Henry, for the second year in a row we attended the Sentimental Journey/HCHS Jazz Band concert at the Performing Arts Center last night. Awesome performance! More people should attend next year. Mr. Reed Lukat, you are an inspiration to those lucky students!

Hey Henry, how can our commissioners nominate someone to the Henry Development Authority who is currently under investigation by the FBI in Georgia and Mississippi for her business and political dealings? In the Times article on February 8 Commissioner Holmes stated that she would take the county in a new direction. And she really will, and it will be straight down.

Hey Henry, to the board of Swan Lake or whoever is responsible for lowering the lake, we homeowners chose this property because of the beauty of the lake. We are now looking at a swamp. It is very frustrating when nobody tells us anything about why they are draining it. There is no construction on our side of the lake, which is the beach side. So please, let the water back up or change the name to Swan Swamp!

Hey Henry, with all due respect to District II Commissioner Clemmons, the 1,650 people who work at the warehouses are earning a paycheck and are not on welfare or unemployment. The reason high-tech companies won’t locate to this are is because we do not have a trained workforce. Get together a coalition of local colleges and technical schools to train people in these high tech skills. Then these types of companies would locate here. Until then, let the warehouse employees earn a living and leave them alone.

Hey Henry, I really enjoy the wonderful columns by Jeff Reeves. He’s the real deal, and thanks to the Times for telling us local stories each week. Y’all are great!

Hey Henry, I just want to say thanks to the driver of the old ‘53 GMC truck that took the courage to step out into traffic and attempt to rescue an injured animal. I wanted to do it, but had a lot of pressure from traffic behind me and their arrogant pursuit to force others out of their way. Thank you for your efforts, we need more people like you!

Hey Henry, I don’t understand why there’s a new fire station going up on Hampton-Locust Grove Road when the road itself is posted “No Trucks.” Wouldn’t it have been a good idea to widen this heavily traveled road first? There are schools on this road, and yet the buses are also too wide to travel it.

Hey, Henry, to the young woman who is happy that men and women aren’t equal: maybe you’d be “whining” too if you were barely scraping by on half the salary that a man makes doing the exact same job as you. Why would any woman in her right mind be happy about that?

Hey Henry, in January, the Henry County BOC adopted a policy limiting public comments and setting a standard that does not allow personal attacks or slander. At the February meeting, one of the Commissioners at several points launched into lengthy rants at another board member, including personal and insulting comments. Apparently he doesn’t feel like he should be held to the same standard. It was shameful.

Hey Henry, a big thank you to the gentlemen who cleaned up an entire box of nails in the middle of the road in the roundabout at East Lake and Hwy. 20. An off duty police officer and fireman stopped traffic to start clearing the road, they were then helped by a plumber and the firemen from the station nearby. They didn’t want anyone’s tires to get messed up.




Hey Henry - 02.22.17


Hey Henry, my elderly mother living in McDonough recently received a call saying that she owed $500 to the public library. I looked up the phone number (812-280-2147) and it was flagged as fraud and a scam. This number has received over 35,000 complaints and is located in New York.

Hey Henry, we want to thank Red Lobster on Jonesboro Road for making our Valentines so great. We did have to wait but didn’t mind because everyone was so friendly. It was a perfect day for us ol’ folks!

Hey Henry, whatever happened to the idea of putting a left turn signal at the intersection of McDonough Parkway and Jonesboro Road? The cars from McDonough Parkway turning left onto Jonesboro Road are sometimes backed up to the school. When that happens in the morning and the afternoon it takes at least 3 times for the light to be green. In the meantime cars just sit. A lot of cars are going through the Kroger Parking lot and that is getting worse too. What gives?

Hey Henry, to the person commenting about losing money because of a small business closing. Not all businesses have this issue. What you should consider is how long have they been operating; what are their customer policies all of the time - not some of the time. So don’t write all small businesses off. Many have been here awhile, are great and have spectacular customer service.

Hey Henry, a lot of parents aren’t teaching their kids much, except to be rude, ungrateful, spoiled brats. And if you look at those kids with the tablets or phones, usually the parents are just as bad. They don’t get off their phones to shop, drive or watch their kids playing sports. Kids do as they see.

Hey Henry, I have news for the District 2 Commissioner. No high paying companies are going to locate to Henry County. The traffic, rise in crime, box construction homes, lack of high end restaurants and shopping will not attract high tech companies that require college degrees. Zoning needs to put a moratorium on all warehouse construction until the roads can accommodate all existing traffic.

Hey Henry, when are they going to put a roundabout or traffic light at the intersection of Highway 138 and Hemphill Road in Stockbridge? It is very difficult to see traffic coming around the curve.

Hey Henry, as a young woman, I am tired of hearing how women in politics and media are saying they aren’t treated equal. This is not the 1920’s, we are treated just fine. I don’t want to be a man and I am tired of women whining for equality. I am a female and I love it. I love having differences between men and women. I am not equal to men. They are not equal to me either. I can’t lift 200 lbs, men can't have babies. Life is not fair. Women, stop making other women look bad!

Hey Henry, since so many people do not follow even the most basic laws of driving, like using their blinkers, I think we should get the state insurance commissioner involved and mandate the maximum number of points on their licenses. Also, fine them to the highest rate to help pay for the roads they abuse.

Hey Henry, Stockbridge, when are we going to get out of the spotlight with the news regarding continued scandals and legal actions against each other with our leaders? Yet again we hire, at the expense of the taxpayers, an outside firm to resolve an ethics dispute within our own council members. If the so-called Ethics Board cannot make the call, let's replace them. It appears that it’s just another case of not wanting to go against “our own.”




Hey Henry - 02.15.17


Hey Henry, it sure would be nice if they put a stoplight off the back entrance of the Walmart shopping center in Locust Grove. It would help take some of the traffic congestion off of the Bill Gardner/Hwy. 42 intersection.

Hey Henry, does anyone know if they plan on resurfacing I-75 north and south between Henry and Clayton county? Seems a shame to have a nice new express lane and only partial repaving in spots while leaving the rest in such poor condition. Potholes could cause an accident with us trying to dodge them! It’s horrible trying to drive to work and home. I drive in the left fast lane just to avoid the bad road condition north and south. Maybe we should all bombard the DOT with requests to get it done.

Hey Henry, I love the town of Stockbridge. I just wanted to say that.

Hey Henry, people collecting money at intersections should be required to have signs that say who they are collecting for, along with contact information for verification.

Hey Henry, I suppose an older person looking for a second job is pretty hopeless. Most companies want to hire young people.

Hey Henry, it baffles the mind how many people are in public places with their phones or tablets on full blast. Have these people never heard of headphones? It is usually toddlers or elderly people, but it could be any aged person. I’ve experienced this at my kid’s ballet class and at kid sporting events. At a recent game, a family did not have their kid get off his tablet for the National Anthem nor the prayer. What are we teaching our kids?

Hey Henry, when is the senior center/recreation center going to be open in Hampton and will it be two separate facilities?

Hey Henry, why don’t you build some more warehouses in Locust Grove, to sit empty with the rest of them. Obviously there’s not enough already.

Hey Henry, if you don’t like the new express lanes, please do me a favor and stay out of them. I like them, for 24 of my 90 mile round trip commute each day I have piece of mind that a semi will not swerve into my lane and considering the low volume of cars compared to the regular lanes, I consider myself safer because there are less people texting, Facetiming, doing whatever in the cars around me. And it is saving me about 30 minutes in the afternoon. So, while you sit in traffic and Facetime, I will be at home seeing my family in person.

Hey Henry, thank you to the reader who commented about the gift certificate she purchased from a local business, then they closed before the recipient was able to use it. Same thing happened to my nephew a couple of years ago. He was out the money and his brother and wife were without the dinner they were using it for. One of many reasons I don't support local businesses. You never know when they’ll just close and never be seen again. Hope this helps others when gift giving occasions arise.

Hey Henry, I can’t wait for spring to be here!

Hey Henry, Stockbridge needs to take the $2 million and fix Thurman Road and East Atlanta Road. Our roads have been neglected for too long and this is more important than sidewalks in Fairview.




Hey Henry - 02.08.17


Hey Henry, I want to thank the women who turned in my purse at the J.P. gas station. I had a lot on my mind and just left without it. Thank you for showing that there are still honest people.

Hey Henry, now that the express lanes are open, can DOT please remove the cement barriers at exits 221 and 228. They are a safety hazard since the boulders eliminate the shoulder lanes.

Hey Henry, on Hwy. 20/81 going past the B.P. station there is an obvious path where people walk. I’ve seen small children and even strollers on that path. Clearly it needs a sidewalk.

Hey Henry, for the person who said they don’t use a turn signal when driving, you fit right in with the other idiots that don’t use it.

Hey Henry, re: really wow! Who does pay the taxes on empty warehouses?

Hey Henry, why should I obey the speed limit of 35 on Iris Lake Road heading into town, when the two school buses ahead of me are going 45 to 50?

Hey Henry, what happened to the Wild Wing Cafe? There is a huge “For Lease” sign out in front of the building.

Hey Henry, City of McDonough public service, we really need your help. Actually, we could all benefit through safety and revenue. Going north on Macon Street the speed limit is 35 and this is often ignored. The three-way-stop sign past the court house, right before your station is located, gets run constantly. The left lane ends, and these idiots know it, so they speed up to move over, always without using their blinker. Thanks for all you do for us.

Hey Henry, why doesn’t Henry County enforce the 30 day out of state vehicle registration? There are all kinds of out-of-state vehicles in the county who are refusing to register their vehicles in Georgia because of TAVT. Law enforcement should be issuing tickets.

Hey Henry, how does one of the largest and growing counties in Georgia not have a landfill? I have lived in Henry for 33 years. When I first moved here we had a landfill. I guess it has been closed now for 20 years. Clayton County allowed us to use their landfill, up until a few months ago. I have trash pick up, but there are times when we clean the garage out or have a lot of items we need to dump. I get it, no one wants a landfill by their house, but there has to be a large enough track of land somewhere in the county away from residents. This is going to become a huge problem within a short amount of time. I am already seeing it, with people driving down dirt roads away from traffic and just dumping their garbage. Does anyone have any knowledge that this is an issue with the powers to be?

Hey Henry, with all the gender confusion and political correctness, will they do away with The Bachelor and The Bachelorette? (Announcer’s voice) Coming this fall on ABC, The Gender Neutrals - It’s Anyone’s Game.

Hey Henry, you know when you live on social security every penny counts, right? And we all know it is good to shop local, right? Well, I did this in December by purchasing a gift certificate at a local restaurant, and before my family could use it the business was closed. I tried calling the owner to let him know I had a gift certificate I wanted to sell to him, but he would not return my call. This is just wrong to sell gift certificates for Christmas and then close your establishment without refunding the money.




Hey Henry - 02.01.17


Hey Henry, why did they pave one side of I-75 and not the other when they put the new express lane in? Going north bound, lanes are terrible!

Hey Henry, to the lovely woman I met at the Locust Grove Walmart who gave me money to buy ten blankets to take to South Georgia storm victims, thank you and God Bless you. I took them to the Perry fairgrounds where they are loading the semi trucks that will head to Albany. Again, thank you for your kindness and help for your fellow Georgians.

Hey Henry, the names of the democrats who boycotted Trump’s inauguration has been published, just the same as Republican House member, Representative Joe Wilson, who shouted, “You lie” during President Obama’s initial health care speech to Congress was published.

Hey Henry, did you ever stop to think that I don’t want to understand much less respond to your point of view?

Hey Henry, when are we going to do something about the burnt, abandoned house on Tunis Road behind the gas station? I’ve seen students from the high school ducking in there after school. It is an eyesore, safety hazard, and a breeding ground for crime!

Hey Henry, why are stores putting their handicap parking nowhere near the ‘closest’ parking spot to the store entrance?

Hey Henry, how is it that drivers get away with towing utility, etc. vehicles without proper lighting or even a tag? I’m behind a Ford van towing a homemade trailer, from Locust Grove all the way to McDonough Parkway. No lighting whatsoever. Are you kidding me people, I’m sure you know the laws. Oh, you must not care. Maybe insurance companies should take note of this.

Hey Henry, in response to “why is it that people can’t figure out how to use their turn signals?” I do not use my turn signal to keep you from turning in and slowing my trip. So I drive on at my leisure, and do not worry about what you think.

Hey Henry, scam alert - in order to obtain a Peach Pass, you must start your account with $20 in advance. After that, they automatically renew your credit card when it drops below $10. They could have set it up to charge your credit card when you used it, but instead they had to make sure they always have some of your money.

Hey Henry, one of the biggest problems in America is that we are sensitive to every little need and whim. It has made us incredibly soft as a nation.

Hey Henry, to the person asking “who pays taxes on a warehouse that has become vacant?” Really? Wow!

Hey Henry, as a local city supporter of McDonough, when are they going to do something about the parking on the McDonough Square? I try to support local businesses but there is no handicapped parking available when I try to bring my grandmother to town. They want us to park in the parking deck and this is not feasible for my grandmother. What are you going to do?

Hey Henry, Keith Richards we get it, you’re old but you can still have children.




Hey Henry - 01.25.17


Hey Henry, the biggest communication problem today is ... we don’t listen to understand, we listen to respond.

Hey Henry, okay Lays potato chip brand, enough with the air in bags. I believe you are taking advantage of consumers. I don’t think they need that much air to maintain freshness.

Hey Henry, I think Stockbridge should ban blue shoes next. That would be something else that is impossible to enforce along with the smoking ban for cars with kids in them.

Hey Henry, please publish the names of the Democrats boycotting the Trump inauguration. Hopefully they will be voted out of office when their time for re-election comes up.

Hey Henry, last Wednesday the EBS siren went off here in McDonough. Nowhere could I find a reason why, other than a warning not to call 911 to ask why. There should be a website to tell you if it is a real danger or just a test.

Hey Henry, when a warehouse becomes empty who pays the property taxes? Or do they actually pay taxes?

Hey Henry, political preference does not determine a wife’s character: Judge not, that ye be not judged.

Hey Henry, can anyone tell me what is the circle doing on the corner of Hwy. 81 and Snapping Shoals Road? It was a two-way stop, and worked good. Then it was a 4 way stop, (bad idea) and now it is a circle. With the trucks and a lot of drivers cutting across it, the truckers have no choice but to run over it. It is not going to last. Why was this done, and please don’t say safety.

Hey Henry, well it’s once again time to check the Henry County schools ratings! To do so visit https://schoolgrades.georgia.gov. henry. Unfortunately, not much has changed over the last two years. There is one “A” rated school, several “B” rated and mostly “C” and “D” rated with two “F” rated schools in our county.

Hey Henry, when did it become acceptable to lie on your resume and job application? Evidently college and job experience is no longer needed, just make it up! No one checks. Even when HR knows you lied, they won't fire you (even though the application says lying is grounds for immediate termination). Oh and be sure to lie, exaggerate and be very creative on Linked-In too. Evidently “everyone does it.”

Hey Henry, I was in a store today waiting to check out and there were three registers open, and one closed. The person in front of me was told to move to next register. Out of nowhere, there were two females asking if they could check out, and, you guessed it, they checked them out. That was so wrong and it’s the last time I spend my money in that store.

Hey Henry, I’m over 70 and as I watched President Trump take office, I have never been more saddened as I am now. The media is going nuts about the anti Trump demos and boycotts. These people were elected to represent the citizens of America, all citizens. The people that stirred all this hate are sitting back doing nothing to help this great country. Someday they will get their due, God willing, I hope so.

Hey Henry, don’t you just love the idea of “alternative facts.”

Hey Henry, to the person talking about the FAQ on the GDOT website: If it’s on the internet it MUST be true!




Hey Henry - 01.18.17


Hey Henry, obviously you are the parent or spouse of one of the accused firefighter recruits that were at the Taco Bell. Because the person that posted last week was nothing but polite. What is wrong with the world today? You can’t condone bad behavior whether it is your family or not. Everyone makes mistakes. Admit the mistake, apologize, and move on!

Hey Henry, how many more thieves will be allowed to simply roll shopping carts full of expensive electronics out of the Hudson Bridge Walmart without paying before the store has to close down?

Hey Henry, residents, stop dumping your dogs and cats! If you’re not going to take good care of your pets, then do not get them. The lost and found pages on Facebook are full of found dogs. Your dogs. Stop dumping them. Dogs are pack animals and they consider you their pack. Leaving them on the side of the road destroys them. Have a heart and please do not get an animal!

Hey Henry, when did headlights become more about how they look than helping us drive in the rain and at night? Some of the new headlights look like they are on bright when they aren’t.

Hey Henry, if you want to do anything about crime, it starts in homes and neighborhoods. Please, let’s work together and not harbor criminals. If you can identify them, do so. We will not stop crime until we take care of our own. You can report crimes without being identified. Don’t let someone you might know or care about be killed or hurt if you could have prevented it. Please support law enforcement and we can rid our streets of much of this.

Hey, Henry, to Dale: if she doesn’t appreciate a meal at the Waffle House and wants to tell you how to vote, throw her back for she is not a keeper. Anyone that supports Hillary is not fit wife material for a southern boy!

Hey Henry, to the person who “guarantees” Henry County will receive a portion. You are dead wrong. Do a little research. This issue is addressed on the FAQ on the GDOT website: How will money raised through tolling be used? Toll revenue will pay for the project’s capital costs and tolling operation, maintenance, renewal and replacement costs. What will be done with any excess revenue? Once all debt repayment is complete, any toll revenue above and beyond the amount required to fund ongoing operation and maintenance of the I-75 South Metro Express Lanes will be available for other transportation purposes.

Hey Henry, so because I didn’t choose a career as a first responder I shouldn’t get a raise? Just because I do something else for the county doesn’t make what I do any less important. You act like the county would run just fine if all of the non-first responders just dropped off the face of the earth. Trust me you wouldn’t like to live here without DOT, Code Enforcement and many many other county departments. No one is saying first responders shouldn’t get a raise, we are just saying that they shouldn’t be the only ones to get raises nor should they get raises at other’s expense. How would you like it if wherever you work decided to give one department a huge raise at the expense of others?

Hey Henry, the people who retired from Ford and General Motors are fortunate and somewhat lucky. These types of jobs hardly exist anymore. With someone being paid some ungodly amount to screw in a bolt on an assembly line. Our younger generation won’t have that opportunity thanks to greed. Yes, I admit, that is too much for that type of job when there are technicians and college graduates making nowhere near what they were getting paid.




Hey Henry - 01.11.17


Hey Henry, for the people we often forget ... on December 30 a fire got away from me on New Hope Road. I called 911. Station 12 on Old Jackson Road along with Capt. Phillips responded in a matter of minutes and put it out. They stayed and made sure it was all out, and made sure I was ok. I can’t say enough about these brave men who responded so quickly to my situation. I just wanted to say thanks and commend them all and hope I can do something to repay them in some small way.

Hey Henry, people talk about gun control, but how about phone control? Texting and driving is just as dangerous. The number of people dying in accidents while texting will soon or later surpass the amount of people killed by guns.

Hey Henry, I lived in Henry County many years and worked for Henry County DOT for over 16 years. I saw many chair persons during that time. I watched the first BOC meeting of 2017 and I must say, unless the current Chair changes, she will be the best one yet.

Hey Henry, in response to “sorry, we are not all in this together as you stated.” Technically we are all alive now at the same time. I’m not so oblivious that I don’t see how people act. My suggestion was that we pass on kindness instead of hate.

Hey Henry, the old Elections Office on Phillips Drive is up for discussion on whether to fix or demolish it. Fixing the building would cost an estimated $240,000. Demolishing it would cost $48,220. Then they will want to build another building that will probably cost a million dollars or more. I think that $240,000 is a bargain!

Hey Henry, have you seen the dumping grounds that have sprung up at the old Chevron station on Jodeco Road in I-75? It’s making the area look like a slum. What do you think we can do to get the county to take care of it?

Hey Henry, regarding the comment about the firefighters being rude and disrespectful at Taco Bell, who are you to talk about them? Listen to yourself, you are rude and disrespectful to them. I think Henry County has fantastic firefighters.

Hey Henry, to the person talking about the express lanes in Henry County: yes, it may be a GDOT project, but I guarantee that Henry County gets a cut of it.

Hey Henry, why is it that people just can’t figure out how to use their turn signals? I counted 30+ cars in one day that didn’t use them. Come on people, use your blinker, that’s why they are there. Hey Henry, where is this pig everyone keeps writing about? I want to see him! I love pigs.

Hey Henry, what’s the point of having elected officials if they don’t have the back bone to take care of their department and their employees?

Hey Henry, to the county employee “wanting a raise,” I’m sure you get annual raises, like any other county employee. Don’t even compare yourself to our first responders. What you need to realize is that firefighters and police officers deserve a bigger increase in pay for putting their lives on the line everyday to respond, protect and serve Henry County residents. Thank you to all first responders and I hope you get your long overdue raise.




Hey Henry - 01.04.17


Hey Henry, this is Dale. Peggy did say “yes” to me, but I had to propose to her outside the Hwy. 138 Waffle House, which is not her favorite, so y’all can all imagine how annoyed she was with me. But after eating the last bite of my patty melt, I knelt down on the ground, looked into her eyes, and said, “Baby, you make me happier than NASCAR. Will you marry me?” She finished her diet coke (she’s on a diet) and said, “I guess, but if you vote for Trump again, we are done.”

Hey Henry, I am thankful for Hey Henry as it gives me a place to vent even if what I say never makes it in the paper.

Hey Henry, why are so many concerned with another persons business? For example the pig in the office and the comment about a women bringing her kids to work. Why don’t you concentrate on your life and stop worrying about other people.

Hey Henry, as a Henry County employee, I certainly hope I get yearly raises. But I also accept the fact that law enforcement and fire personnel are in a much more dangerous job than I in my paper pushing. They deserve a bit more money.

Hey Henry, sorry, we are not all in this together as you stated. Most people only care about themselves and no one else. Just get out and drive around to shops and even the work place. I see it everywhere.

Hey Henry, what’s with all the cars running around Henry with headlights and tail lights burned out, then turning on their bright lights to compensate. This seems like good revenue if the police would enforce it. I’m all for reinstating the state annual vehicle safety inspection requirement.

Hey Henry, to those complaining about the I-75 express lanes, that is a state DOT project, not county. Contact GDOT with your concerns and maybe the more they hear the more they will listen.

Hey Henry, I hope the guy who cut down a cedar tree on Keys Ferry Road private property to top it out for a Christmas Tree is happy. We’ve enjoyed that tree for years. And when people ask “where did you get that nice tree,” tell them you stole it.

Hey Henry, I am sad to say I had to personally watch a display of disrespect by 4 HCFD recruits at Taco Bell. It’s one thing to be rude, but another to be rude while wearing your yellow HCFD hoodie. Standing with your dirty foot on the wall and being rude to the cashier because she didn’t pronounce your name correctly is totally uncalled for. If this is the best HCFD can get, I strongly suggest you start over.

Hey Henry, while leaving the Walmart in Locust Grove, I took the side road that goes to Hwy. 42. We got in the left hand turn lane and it was backed up, of course. But the problem was that people in the right lane were cutting into the left turn lane and to make matters worse, driving up to Hwy. 42 and making a left turn while in the right turn lane. This caused the people in the left turn lane not to be able to see and not to mention it is illegal. I would suggest that a couple of traffic cops sit in front of this intersection and write tickets to all those rude people. Maybe this will put a stop to it, and also help to avoid accidents there!

Hey Henry, to the person inquiring about the raises for all employees. Amen! If they did a salary study for all positions, they would realize there are a lot of underpaid and overpaid employees in this county. Directors are making six figures while the little guy barely gets by. And don’t get me started about the differences in male/female salaries.




Hey Henry - 12.28.16


Hey Henry, people don’t ever have to worry about replacing their turn signal bulbs because they never use their turn signals. Henry County has so many people who don’t know how to drive.

Hey Henry, so blessed to live in a town that values and remembers its senior citizens - particularly at Christmas. Many thanks to our Mayor, Robert Price, City Council, and Locust Grove Staff for the fruit basket that was delivered by one of our city councilmen. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated.

Hey Henry, I sure hope the incoming County Manager realizes that there are more employees than just police and fire when raise time comes. A loaf of bread costs every employee the same amount.

Hey Henry, yes, tattoo parlors are inspected by the Health Department and issued a business/occupational tax license by the Henry County Tax Commissioner. Call them if you have a concern.

Hey Henry, I cannot believe the number of idiots driving in the rain and fog without using their headlights, which is the law. Wait, yes I can, because they are idiots and don’t care about anyone but themselves.

Hey Henry, Henry County Water Authority: are we supposed to rake our leaves into the sewer? Just wondering as I saw two teenagers whom a few people claim are “good boys” putting them into the sewer at the intersection of Greyton and Parador.

Hey Henry, with all the money being spent on the express lanes on Interstate 75 in Henry county, you would think a few dollars could be spent to repair the potholes on the on ramp from Eagles Landing Parkway north bound to the interstate.

Hey Henry, when is the County Courthouse going to be pressure washed/cleaned? It needs it badly. Or do we need to have another SPLOST vote to afford the upkeep?

Hey Henry, I think it’s time we older people stand up and speak out about age discrimination. Most employers seem to like hiring younger people so they don’t have to pay them as much. I say this is age discrimination.

Hey Henry, if you throw cigarettes out the car window, you should be charged with a $1000 fine. I’ll bet these people wouldn’t want someone to throw trash in their yard. I don’t care if they are biodegradable or not, it still takes a while for cigarettes to break down. Shame on you, put an ash tray in your vehicle!

Hey Henry, Carrie Fisher, George Michael, Prince, Alan Thicke, John Glenn, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Gene Wilder, David Bowie - who’s next?

Hey Henry, regarding the express lanes here in Henry County: I think those who live in Henry County should be given a free pass. If the State wants to gouge out-of-staters, so be it. Me? I’m going back roads and encourage all travelers to do the same. Let’s make this boondoggle go belly up.

Hey Henry, you never know what other people are going through. A kind word or act can go a long way. I think in this busy world, we forget that we are all in this together.

Hey Henry, happy New Year Henry County!




Hey Henry - 12.21.16


Hey Henry, the first laws a child sees broken by adults are usually traffic laws. How will they learn to obey laws if adults/parents don’t show them right from wrong?

Hey Henry, why wouldn’t the person inquiring about the county employee and the pet pig just ask someone in charge? Or, could it be they did but didn’t get the response they wanted so they tried another avenue. Now that’s disgusting!

Hey Henry, does anyone inspect tattoo parlors or are they under any regulations? If not, they should be!

Hey Henry, a shout out to one of the best middle schools in the county where the faculty and staff participate in fun festivities planned by the administration the entire month and feel truly appreciated. Proud to be a Mustang!

Hey Henry, Fusion restaurant, you guys should move to the McDonough Square. You would be a great addition!

Hey Henry, to the person behind me at the traffic signal at Keys Ferry and Zack Hinton Pkwy. who laid down on the horn the minute the light turned green. Did you not notice there was a pedestrian crossing the road? If you had been where I was, would you have kept driving? I hope not.

Hey Henry, talking about the county employee bringing a pet pig to work, well, if they are a tax paying citizen, then they should be able to bring the pig.

Hey Henry, people shouldn’t have to call the police to have them issue tickets for illegally parked vehicles in handicapped spaces. Police should be driving through parking lots checking for illegal vehicles in the spaces. The elderly and disabled aren’t going to call.

Hey Henry, is it okay for a county worker to use the office as a babysitting service for her kids while she’s at work?

Hey Henry, the I-75 “South Metro Lanes” are supposed to open January 28. Expect disaster. What prevents drivers from getting on them going the wrong way, and then unable to get off to avoid an accident? The lanes are incredibly hard to see at night. The planning reduced the “free” lanes for pay lanes and huge walls (which take up lanes). If it wasn’t just about money and was truly about relieving traffic congestion, they would have just added more lanes in both directions. Hopefully it’s a big failure and they’ll get it right in the future.

Hey Henry, it’s big tobacco all over again; a new study shows that the government sugar guidelines are “not trustworthy.” And who paid for the study? Answer: the sugar industry.

Hey Henry, nobody cares about the stupid looking reindeer antlers and red nose on your SUV’s. Please take them off, they are ridiculous!

Hey Henry, road closed, it really doesn’t apply to you or the other 481 people who turned around in my neighbors driveway yesterday on Old Conyers Road!

Hey Henry I would like to take this time to wish all my former students from 1995 to 2009 a very Merry Christmas! I wish I could give each one of you your favorite Jelly Bean. Love to each of you, “Miss” Judy.

Hey Henry, the City of McDonough does have crosswalks. Use them!




Hey Henry - 12.14.16


Hey Henry, aw Miss Peggy! Congratulations. Did you say yes to last week’s proposal? I would like to see a continuance on what happened! And to the man writing the proposal, what a cute idea! I hope ya’ll are happy.

Hey Henry, so Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft and YouTube will be banding together to remove terrorist content. This should have happened a long time ago.

Hey Henry, it is a large stretch to turn who “lives” in your subdivision into who “belongs.” The former is a fact; the latter is a judgment. “Judge not lest ye be judged.”

Hey Henry, Henry County police will come out and issue a ticket if you call and report illegally parked vehicles. Shame on the person who parks daily in handicapped spaces at the Stockbridge Park-n-Ride and jumps off the bus in her workout gear and gallops to her vehicle.

Hey Henry, to make America great again, we need to make Americans great again.

Hey Henry, I was extremely disappointed that the Ole Country Church Cruisers were not in the parade this year. I heard that they hand-delivered their application in June of 2016 and it was evidently lost according to the staff. Ole Country Cruisers worked hard in the past to be active participants in the parade, both with their antique cars and many people riding on their float, plus the church family spectators and I hate that they were not allowed to participate. Just my two cents because I love watching the old cars!

Hey Henry, regarding school bus monitors. Please. They barely pay to be a bus driver and only special education gets monitors now. They are still looking for drivers because the conditions are so awful. Seatbelts: let’s think about this. If there are sixty kids on a bus and there is an accident, the bus driver may or may not be able to help get kids out quickly. The kids are now trapped on a bus. No thanks.

Hey Henry, petty and ugly? Are we talking NASCAR or the president-elect?

Hey Henry, since when is it okay for a county employee to bring a pet pig to work at a government facility everyday? This is just plain disgusting!

Hey Henry, I truly hope our 2017 group of Commissioners focuses on curbing crime and controlling our growth. If they do not, it won’t be long until all the law abiding, tax paying citizens flee the County. I love living here and don’t want to move, but if property values go down and the crime rate goes up, why stay? People say - stay and fix it. Well, community involvement can only go so far. Citizens have jobs and lives to lead and can’t spend all of our time “fixing” our community. I want a community I can enjoy and be proud of.

Hey Henry, could the city of McDonough please inspect their sidewalks and make a report on needed repairs so walking in town could be a safer experience for those of us that walk in town? This would be a good time to do as they do not have to cut grass in December.

Hey Henry, I would like to acknowledge Aamco and especially Jerry and Shane for their superior customer service. I took my van there for repairs and they exceeded my expectations.




Hey Henry - 12.07.16


Hey Henry, I work in McDonough and would like to know what is going on with Hwy 155? There are several warehouses being built, and the traffic on this two lane highway is awful. Am I missing something, or are there any plans to widen this highway to accommodate the influx of traffic. With the growing businesses on this stretch of road, did anyone think this would generate more traffic? I totally understand progress, but with the tractor trailers, and dump trucks that will be entering and exiting onto this highway, my question is, what is being done by the county to help those who travel on this road?

Hey Henry, I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to the community service crew that cleaned up the car tires dumped on Davis Road. There is no doubt that the tires were dumped by a heartless evildoer with careless disregard for the safety of wildlife and people.

Hey Henry, to the most certainly grumpy, scroogish person: then keep your lights off and save money. But trying to figure out who “belongs” in your subdivision is petty and ugly. Next year? Lights off.

Hey Henry, it would be really be nice if more citizens displayed support for our police and firefighters by flying the Thin Blue Line flag.

Hey Henry, you people with these loud, new, pea thrasher Mustangs, you’re not impressing any one by driving in first gear so that your car will be loud.

Hey Henry, does Henry County law enforcement issue tickets for illegally parking in handicapped spaces? Everywhere I go in Henry County I see cars illegally parked in handicapped spaces and I’ve never seen or heard of a ticket being issued? Please start issuing tickets. Those of us who are truly handicapped can never find a space.

Hey Henry, I sure do enjoy it when Georgia Tech beats the Bulldogs and silences their obnoxious fans.

Hey Henry, the Federal Government is going to ban smoking in public housing over the next 18 months. Yeah, that should go over well.

Hey Henry, in regards to the ideals of personalized learning and 21st century skills, as well as our CCRPI focus, why are principals allowed so much reign on what the legal term free and appropriate education means in the case of gifted students? Our kids are being put in heterogeneous classes in elementary school that are third-third-third. This does not help. Tons of research, both in-county, and national, shows this. Shame on you!

Hey Henry, I was told by a man who cleans vacated houses that when he goes into these homes, he will find cats and dogs left behind with no food or water. One house had dogs tied up and a few cats. One dog he thought was dead. It was skin and bones lying by the window. He walked up, the dog lifted it's head and wagged it’s tail. The pound came and got the animals. The sweet dog who was left to starve to death, died! I hope that these monsters get what they deserve. When you leave your homes because you cannot afford them anymore, take your pets to the pound! It is far kinder to have them put to sleep, than to let them starve!

Hey Henry, Peggy, will you marry me? I know I said I’d propose to you at the Highway 20 Waffle House, but I got cold feet. Please don’t go back to your ex-husband.




Hey Henry - 11.30.16


Hey Henry, let’s start rationing water now before we are forced to. Let’s use common sense on this!

Hey Henry, thank you to all the citizens that pulled over on the side of the road as the funeral procession that we rode in drove by. A special thanks to the HCSWA employee that noticeably stood in respect as the procession passed. Your kindness and respect were truly appreciated.

Hey Henry, people amaze me by paying high prices at Starbucks when you can make that stuff at home. They have all kinds of coffee machines for that.

Hey Henry, to the person expressing concern for runners on Kelleytown Road. You are absolutely right. I’ve witnessed near accidents, when the runner was oblivious to the danger he was causing. Runners, for your own safety and the safety of our families, please use Bud Kelley Park. It’s a safe and scenic place to run.

Hey Henry, I wish developers would quit clear cutting all of trees! I have driven down roads in my area where the roads are nicely shaded and cool. It makes for beautiful scenery and color in the fall also. Then the developer comes in, clear cuts all the trees and boom, sun baking down on the once beautiful shaded roads. It then becomes like an oven while driving and the beautiful fall color is history. Just like the human race will one day be when every square inch of space is barren and burning!

Hey Henry, so, Roddy White, you don’t think that you scared the other drivers around you, speeding like that, and with an expired tag. If you were in Henry County your vehicle would have been towed. The officer approached you cautiously, what do you expect, speeding with an expired tag? You should have been locked up for stupidity.

Hey Henry, I would just like to give a thumbs up for the new roundabout at East Lake Rd. and Hwy. 20. People are still getting the hang of it, and that extra turn lane off of Hwy. 20 onto East Lake is a bit confusing for folks. But overall I think it will help. I really appreciate having the street lights there. I hope they plan to install some nice landscaping to complete it.

Hey Henry, the neighborhood does not need to know that you missed the garbage pickup after Thanksgiving. Please remove your trash pile from the street until the next pickup date instead of leaving it there for days so it can scatter across the neighborhood.

Hey Henry, to the City Council of Stockbridge, Please don’t assume the people who live on Davis Rd. want a sidewalk that practically runs through the middle of their front yard. We don’t! We are prepared to go the distance to stop this. You need to go back to the drawing board, because no one has any answers for the questions asked. Who knows what is going on?

Hey Henry, to the guy at the Board of Commissioners meeting who wanted to build a school on the Cotton Fields property, I feel very sure parents don’t want a school on property located next to the jail.

Hey Henry, with regard to the recent incident of the bus accident in Tennessee, I think all buses should have a driver and a monitor on all buses. All buses should be equipped with seat belts from front to back. Our kids’ safety should be the main priority.




Hey Henry - 11.23.16


Hey Henry, my wife and I attended the recent Veteran’s Day ceremony at the Veteran’s Wall of Honor in McDonough. After that we went to Chick-Fil-A for lunch. A man came up to me and said his four-year-old son would like to ask me a question. I obliged and he asked if he could buy our lunch. Me being a NAVY veteran said it was not necessary, but he insisted. The cashier asked us what we wanted and I jokingly said since he was buying we would have one of each. We placed our order and he paid for it. Now how is that for a Veteran’s Day surprise. Thank you to four-year-old Hudson. God Bless America!

Hey Henry, it would be nice if the City or County would fix that huge pothole at the entrance of The Salvation Army facility in McDonough so drivers don’t risk breaking an axle trying to donate goods!

Hey Henry, Scrooge? Grump? Hardly. Just another retiree on a fixed income faced with rising costs. Since you apparently have unlimited funds, I will be happy to direct people to your houses next Halloween.

Hey Henry, maniacs on motorcycles. Hey, we call them organ donors.

Hey Henry, can the people that run everyday at rush hour in the Kelleytown area please use the park? That road is very narrow and often the runner can’t be seen until the last minute. If you are running on the pavement toward oncoming traffic and someone is coming toward the driver in the other lane where do you expect that person to go so they don’t run over you? Several times I have had to completely stop because I can’t swerve into the other lane to avoid you. The park is beautiful. Take advantage of it before you cause a serious accident.

Hey Henry, what’s going up between the Bojangles and Sherwin Williams on Jonesboro Road?

Hey Henry, there is a reason we have turn signals in cars. It’s so dangerous to just sit in the road with no signal, people can’t read your mind. Someone not paying close attention might just hit you.

Hey Henry, there are so many entitled, ignorant and selfish people out there. It makes me weep for the future. A lot of parents didn’t take the time to raise their children.

Hey Henry, do you think we can let Clayton County’s road crew borrow our road crew to get Anvil Block Road finished. They finished Orchard Hill Road and Rex Road while nothing was done to Anvil Block. ClayCo really needs the help.

Hey Henry, why did the HCWA make it harder on its customers by adding a service charge when you pay online? Another fee by a county agency when they charge the same for water coming into your home as it does for going out. Maybe people should say something about this!

Hey Henry, if you kill your clone, is the charge murder or suicide?

Hey Henry, I fly my American Flag proudly. I fly (lower) my Confederate Flag proudly and I fly my Thin Blue Line Flag proudly. No hate. No ill feelings. Just pride in America, my Southern Heritage and our Police that risk their lives every day.




Hey Henry - 11.16.16


Hey Henry, every year some scrooge has to complain about people coming into their neighborhood to trick-or-treat. What are you doing, carding people to check their addresses? Not everyone lives in a neighborhood with sidewalks. Some live in more rural areas and others are not lucky enough to live in areas where it’s safe to walk after dark. If you don’t want to participate, leave your lights off and lock the doors. It’s really that simple.

Hey Henry, how about adding a thumbs up or thumbs down button to each Hey Henry? Some I want to agree with and some I want to thump on the forehead.

Hey Henry, in order to make traffic better in Atlanta, do what Mayor Kasim Reed does. Get blue lights and a siren and you’ll have it made. If he can do it, why can’t anyone?

Hey Henry, the roundabout they are constructing on Hwy. 81 and Snapping Shoals Road will never work. The speed limit on Hwy. 81 is too fast. Driver error, not traffic control, is the cause of accidents. It is also a vast waste of tax money, like everything in Henry County.

Hey Henry, there is a suicidal/homicidal motorcyclist who flies down McGarity Road every afternoon between 2-5. Help us, police! Please park somewhere discreet and try to catch this maniac before he kills someone.

Hey Henry, one problem in Henry County, especially on the side roads, a lot of people seem to be living in the 1950’s and are used to going 25 miles per hour. You don’t have to speed, but just do the posted speed limit and you won’t be tailgated. Some of us don’t have the time to take a leisurely drive during the week. Save it for Sunday afternoon!

Hey Henry, why are more apartments being built in the Eagles Landing area off of Rock Quarry Road? No more apartments! We have enough in this county already. We must make better growth decisions! Our commissioners are all talk when it comes to controlled, quality growth. Commissioners, when are you going to update the FLUM as promised? Continuing to allow North Henry to become overgrown with apartment complexes and cheap housing only invites more crime and more voters who will support that kind of irresponsible, undesirable overgrowth. What happens in North Henry affects the whole county. Wake up people!

Hey Henry, yes, I would like some cheese to go with that wine. What kind do you have?

Hey Henry, I bet if Hillary the crook had won the election, not one single person would have been out all night protesting and destroying property. Nope, conservatives don’t do that!

Hey Henry, as a veteran, I want to thank the Henry County Times so much for honoring veterans in last week’s issue and especially the final page. In these times, it is so important to remember and thank those who’ve served. Our responsibility never ends. May God bless our country.

Hey Henry, can the powers that be revisit the idea of getting a hockey team and arena based here? And/or minor league basketball?

Hey Henry, to the grump complaining about trick-or-treaters: there have never been any rules about who comes to your door. Next year, keep your light off.




Hey Henry - 11.09.16


Hey Henry, when did it become acceptable to trick or treat in neighborhoods where everyone is a complete stranger to your family? Last night we had kids from subdivisions a half-mile or more away. No wonder we ran out of candy in about 90 minutes.

Hey Henry, regarding growth in the county, I remember back in the 60’s when the old families wanted more business and more growth. They even went as far as to get I-75 changed to come through Henry county. Well, they got what they wanted. How are you enjoying it?

Hey Henry, regarding the comment “Clayton County Crime is spreading like wildfire,” what proof do you have that crimes in Henry County are committed by people from Clayton County? It is very ignorant and rude to make such a comment. In one of the crimes you mentioned all of the suspects were from Henry County. Believe it or not, there are still good law abiding people living in Clayton County!

Hey Henry, to the person judging the motorcycle rider parked at Huddle House in the handicapped spot. Honestly, you people amaze me. My best friend rides his Harley, and sports a prosthesis on his right leg from the knee down. Get a life and mind your own business.

Hey Henry, whoever decided to move the McDonough polling place to a block off the Square should have their head examined. What a mess with traffic backed up onto Atlanta street and not enough parking for voters!

Hey Henry, for all the whiners in Henry county, do you want some cheese with that whine?

Hey Henry, yes, a motorcyclist can be handicapped and have a permit. I am one of those. I have limited mobility, but once I’m on, there is no pressure on my leg. The painful part is walking to and from my motorcycle.

Hey Henry, excuse me, but having a minimum wage job doesn’t automatically count as a bad choice in life. Some people may have to take care of sick family members, couldn’t afford to go to college or had other issues going on. Unlike some people, maybe yourself, they weren’t born with a silver spoon in their mouth or some family member to get them a high paying job.

Hey Henry, suck it up. When you and you alone pay for the construction and maintenance of the roads in your neighborhood, you can decide who gets to drive there. As long as my tax dollars are part of the funding, I’ll drive on any public road I see fit. Be sure to wave as I go by!

Hey Henry, the gas stations have something up on fast food restaurants. At some restaurants everything is constantly broken including drink machines, broilers, ice cream machines. You restaurants either need to get a grip on things or better management!

Hey Henry, to the person ranting about minimum wage ... well, not everyone who makes a low salary made bad life choices. I have a college degree in law and have not been able to find a job. What bad life choices did I make besides deciding to go to college and rack up student loans? Look at the economy that your generation messed up. It is easy to judge people on income but you don’t know where they have been. People are doing the best that they can do. That’s very ignorant to think that just because someone does not make a lot of money means they made a bad decision.




Hey Henry - 11.02.16


Hey Henry, thank you to Jim and the veteran’s that helped me at the Heritage Park Veterans’ museum last week to identify medals and emblems of my uncle’s from WWII. My thanks to all Veteran’s for their service.

Hey Henry, what is going on with people’s driving habits? Some people literally don’t care. I live in a 55 and over community and drivers run stop signs all day long. This is a community where people walk their animals daily.

Hey Henry, I wish everyone would stop complaining about growth in Henry County. Who wants to keep driving to the north end of town for everything! We need to keep the money here in the local economy. Growth is a good thing, believe it or not. Nothing stays the same!

Hey Henry, isn’t it way past time the police and sheriff's office got a handle on all the crime in Henry County (especially Stockbridge/McDonough)? The Walmart on Hudson Bridge Road is ripped off seemingly on a daily basis, an armed robbery off Walt Stephens Road, three killed, one critical in a shooting in McDonough; enough is enough! Clayton County crime is spreading like wildfire through Henry County.

Hey Henry, so who won the pumpkin contest?

Hey Henry, I think all cars that are being made now should be a stick shift. Maybe this would stop people from texting and putting make-up on while driving.

Hey Henry, when are the road crews who resurfaced and widened Airline Road coming to pick up their orange barrels and road work signs? By the way, you need to put a thick white line at the four way stop on Airline and McGarity Road.

Hey Henry, to the young lady wearing yoga pants that was standing in line in front of me at the Varsity truck, thank you!

Hey Henry, I saw something at Huddle House in McDonough that I’ve never seen before. A motorcycle parked in a handicapped parking space. Really, can you qualify as handicapped and ride a motorcycle? I wouldn’t have the gall!

Hey Henry, one of God’s beautiful creations met its date with destiny via an automobile on Coan Road. A special thank you to Henry County DOT for the quick removal. Just seeing the carnage on the roadside brought me great despair.

Hey Henry, minimum wage is for students, it was never intended as a living wage. If you are an adult making minimum wage you made some bad choices along the way.

Hey Henry, to the person responding about parents who drive their children to school rather than ride the bus. Sounds to me like your kids may be some of the ones who are throwing things at the bus driver’s, bullying other kids and cursing on the bus. This has nothing to do with toughening up a kid, they has to do with kids being brats and mean. I'll drive my kids to school up through high school rather than put them on the bus with these delinquents who have no respect for authority or other children who have no choice but to ride the school bus.

Hey Henry, please address the insane traffic on the side roads of Henry County. Everyone bails off of I-75 to avoid the mess there (and just out of habit) causing chaos on neighborhood roads with bumper to bumper traffic. Enough is enough!




Hey Henry - 10.26.16


Hey Henry, in single occupancy restrooms, the polite thing to do is lock the door behind you. (It’s that little button in the middle of the door knob). That way others don’t walk in on you.

Hey Henry, it’s trick or treat, not trunk or treat. Quit trying to cover up the trick to make it not sound so bad.

Hey Henry, I figured it out. People are not bad drivers, they are just majoring in Creative Driving.

Hey Henry, for those of you wondering how people drive new cars, buy groceries every week and take vacations. Well, it’s called not living beyond your means. We do all of those things every year and do not get welfare or food stamps. We just work very hard!

Hey Henry, I heard that all the coffee trees are dying in Brazil due to drought. How in the world am I going to wake up?

Hey Henry, I’m the first to say Henry County has very little going for it, but one thing very positive is the Board of Elections Office. Early voting was so fast and easy. It is set up in such an efficient way that it took about ten minutes total. Good job!

Hey Henry, the reason why custodial workers are no longer eligible for HERO awards in Henry County Schools is because they were all relieved of their jobs when custodial work went to a private company. Many had to apply for their jobs at a much lower rate of pay. They are no longer employees, and as such, aren’t eligible anymore for HERO awards.

Hey Henry, a wonderful Saturday evening on the historic McDonough Square enjoying the Scarecrows with my honey. What a great way to get in the Fall spirit. Thanks McDonough.

Hey Henry, to the person responding to how they are able to save and spend less, go on vacation, etc. I’m glad you’re able to save because you probably make a lot more money than we do and don’t have the medical bills we do so we can’t save like you.

Hey Henry, I thought utilities were required to restore private property back to its original condition after installing cables. I am still waiting for AT&T to water the sod and clean the clay off the sidewalks and streets before it stains them.

Hey Henry, great early voting experience at 40 Atlanta Street! Traffic directors are in full force and I got rapid assistance from the staff inside.

Hey Henry, to the person complaining about Harley Davidson motorcycles and the tattooed men who ride them. In this day and time is this all you can come up with to complain about? Have you ever heard to each his own? Many tattooed bikers give generously of their time and money to many charities. I feel sorry for you, looking down your self righteous nose and passing judgment on another. I have no tattoos, drive an 18 wheeler for a living, and a Yamaha Roadstar for pleasure. Best of all, I am a female. Now pass judgement on that, pretty sure you will. Who gives a rat’s behind what you think anyway.

Hey Henry, just a reminder, Georgia Code says that employers are required to give their employees up to two hours to use to vote. As they said when I was younger, “Choose or Lose.”




Hey Henry - 10.19.16


Hey Henry, I have decided that I am going to be a shining light in these troubled times. If I don't feel like giving a smile and kind word everywhere I go, I stay home. Being an introvert, there are many days I try to keep to myself. You never know what a kind word or glance may do to make this world a better place. Why don’t you join me?

Hey Henry, have you noticed how many posts are regarding the driving habits of others? It seems to me that drivers are getting more and more impatient, careless and selfish. And to the person complaining about someone taking too long to make a turn, I’m probably speaking about you. The few seconds you save driving carelessly are not more important than the lives you are risking.

Hey Henry, I’m thrilled that the Henry Promenade development is a no-go. Now, I wish the same fate on that Jodeco-Atlanta South fiasco. The majority of the people didn’t want either development! Are you listening, Henry County and Stockbridge officials?

Hey Henry, the woman on the news this summer who let her dog die in the summer heat without a shelter or water was let off without paying a fine. Shows how much the courts care about pets.

Hey Henry, to the person responding back about the HERO awards for teacher. I was talking about maintenance workers.

Hey Henry, what is the plan for Hwy. 155 at I-75 once the new warehouses are up and running? The traffic is bad now and there does not appear to be a plan in place to address future traffic issues. The new warehouses are sure to bring hundreds more trucks to supply these warehouses. I think they should keep them off the road between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. so those of us who commute can actually get to work on time!

Hey Henry, North Loop Road is also used as a dump. I recently saw a washer, dryer, and some other machine left in the edge of the woods. Can we get Henry County Code Enforcement to make the property owners clean up since no one is catching and reporting the dumpers in the act?

Hey Henry, please stop all the tractor trailer traffic on secondary roads because of the I-75 mess. The roads are already backed up with people who do not live in the area cutting through neighborhoods to avoid the interstate. Something needs to be done!

Hey Henry, let’s keep Henry County beautiful, let’s build another warehouse.

Hey Henry, to the person responding back to what I said about $7 or $8/hour jobs and people having to make a living. Hello, that is a job and that may be all that some people can do. You probably got your job because of a family member or a buddy.

Hey Henry, two intoxicated people leave a bar and have a terrible accident.The passenger knows they are riding with a drunk driver. Are they both at fault or just the one that is driving?

Hey Henry, I buy groceries, new cars, go on vacation and I’ve never taken a dime from anyone. Some of us actually spend less than we make and can save for the things we want. I assure you, you’ve never paid for anything I have.

Hey Henry, what is the protocol when you have morons tailgating you, even though I know I am doing the right thing by driving the speed limit. I am really getting frustrated, don’t know how long I can control this.




Hey Henry - 10.12.16


Hey Henry, to the biker who commented last week, I had to laugh when I saw your remark about stick figure family decals on minivans. They crack me up, especially when they have one for their dog or cat. I don’t ride motorcycles, but I can appreciate the freedom you must feel when riding.

Hey Henry, a big shout out to the McDonough Youth Association Softball for recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month by painting the bases pink on the field at Alexander Park.

Hey Henry, regarding the teacher of the year comment, we do have other school workers nominated and win in their category. They are in the “Hero” category. Our school’s cafe manager is currently a Hero. At a former school, the lead custodian was.

Hey Henry, to the person who wanted to know how people can afford to buy groceries and go on vacation and buy new cars, well think about it, we are paying for it. These people are getting food stamps and all kind of government assistance. I work too and I too can't go on vacations. I feel where you're coming from.

Hey Henry, in regards to the comment about Henry being on a crash course to being just as bad as Clayton County. Sorry, it’s too late. Clayton is turning around and Henry is taking its place.

Hey Henry, why are fast food places obsessed with creating two drive thru lanes? They still merge into one lane and do not speed things up because they still only have one pick up window. It only creates confusion for drivers trying to jockey for position and figure out who was first.

Hey Henry, bicyclists should obey all traffic laws. Stop at stop signs, don’t blow through them!

Hey Henry, what kind of rude, inconsiderate neighbor has a carpet cleaning van come at 9 p.m.? I’ll tell you who, it’s an absentee landlord in Connecticut. It is bad enough that you fail to maintain the property and bring down our home values. Do you have to disturb the peace, too? Thank you to the Henry County Police for quickly shutting them down.

Hey Henry, when are we going to get a traffic signal on Jonesboro Road at Mt. Olive Road? This is a very dangerous intersection!

Hey Henry, just wondering if Korans and hijabs will be banned from Henry County schools along with all of those Christian religious symbols. My guess is not!

Hey Henry, it was bad to hear of the fee increase at the Clayton County landfill since residents of Henry County have to use it. But the intersection of Nail Road and Nail Drive is not the local dump. Please respect our community and our county roads and put your garbage where it belongs.

Hey Henry, my name is Cody and I’m 8 years old. I went to Southern Bell Farms this weekend and had a great time!

Hey Henry, it’s fall ya’ll!

Hey Henry, I think it is amazing how much support was given to people who were affected by Hurricane Matthew. There are a lot of good and caring people out there!

Hey Henry, all of these people who act so shocked by locker room talk and say they don’t do it are a bunch of hypocrites.




Hey Henry - 10.05.16


Hey Henry, if I received $10 for every speeding vehicle on Westridge Parkway behind Publix, in six months I could move and pay cash for the house.

Hey Henry, to the person hating on bikers ... don’t be mad. Some people prefer freedom and doing what they want to do over driving a mini van with stick figure family decals. Merica.

Hey Henry, to the dark colored Toyota throwing your trash out on Hwy. 42, right in front of Kirby G’s, shame on you, disrespectful citizen. I could not get your tag number, hopefully someone did.

Hey Henry, I want to express my appreciation to the wonderful firefighters at the Fairview station for assisting me Tuesday night. I left the gym feeling ill and stopped by their station and explained my situation. They checked my blood pressure and made sure I was okay before returning home. Henry county please thank firefighters for their service when you see them. These people put their lives on the line for us every day. Thank you.

Hey Henry, I checked out usps.com for jobs on 9/29. They showed 13 jobs available in Georgia in Rabun Co., Alma, Macon, Manchester, Atlanta, Albany, Sugar Valley, Moultrie, and Augusta. Nothing in Henry County.

Hey Henry, it seems that right or wrong, 95% of the folks shot by police are not complying with an officer’s order. If a cop tells you to do something, do it, stupid. You can always sue later, everyone else does.

Hey Henry, why does the City of McDonough continue to block the placement of a sign on 81 East at Southern Crescent College? Enough with the politics. The roundabout excuse is lame.

Hey Henry, news flash: $8 and $9 an hour jobs were never meant to be a living wage.

Hey Henry, how about that nice speed trap on Iris Lake Road going north? It begins with a speed limit of 45 and drops down to 35 after a little while. I wonder how many have been caught by not paying attention?

Hey Henry, don’t think for a minute that the warehouses on Hwy. 155 are bringing jobs to the county. They will be fully automated and require minimal staff to operate. Not to mention the tax breaks that these big box stores will get, reducing the County operating budget by millions and raising our property taxes! Do you want to pay to have these big money-making businesses to stay in our county for free? Not me. Contact your local government!

Hey Henry, maybe it's me, I don’t know, but both my wife and I work full time jobs and overtime and still can’t make ends meet. I don’t see how people do it. New cars, buying groceries every week, going on vacations, etc. Where is the money tree that these people pick from?

Hey Henry, can the County DOT or someone please fix the light at Red Oak/Monarch Village on Walt Stephens Road? The light stops the traffic on the main road if a car pulls up on the side street, even if the car is turning right. One car stops all the traffic on the main road.

Hey Henry, if you didn’t attend Groovin’ in the Grove last Saturday you missed an awesome evening!




Hey Henry - 09.28.16


Hey Henry, to the one who is talking about “specialness” of children and their “Mommy” having to take them to school. Did you ever think the reason someone has to take their child to school is because they have equipment that is not allowed on a bus and that is why they cannot ride the bus!

Hey Henry, the Department of Driver Services in Locust Grove needs to have new lines painted in their parking lot.

Hey Henry, Henry County is on a crash course to being just as bad as Clayton County. Stop the corruption. Vote wisely in November.

Hey Henry, while eating recently at the Chick-Fil-A on Highway 81, an enlisted man and his young daughter came in. He was met with several “thanks for serving our country” statements. The soldier was very appreciative and responded with thanks. Way to go, Henry. We need more of that.

Hey Henry, what is the rumor about people from out of town making large donations to politicians?

Hey Henry, vote with your wallet. Apparently the Walmart in McDonough thinks that a thin blue line cake is racist. Well at least one employee and three managers think that. Call the Walmart corporate office as I have.

Hey Henry, to the dark colored Hummer with the Falcons decal on the passenger side speeding on McDonough Pkwy. to Hwy. 20/81. I do not appreciate you tailgating me. I hope your day comes, I think you know. Of course driving that type of vehicle, I’m sure you can afford it. Hope your insurance company drops you.

Hey Henry, I love my mom. I never knew she'd become my best friend and mentor. She’s so beautiful and strong. I’m a very lucky daughter to have her in my life. Love, your little poopsy.

Hey Henry, If you ride a Harley Davidson is it a rule to have tattoos, a sleeveless shirt, or muscle shirt to look like you’re a tough guy. You’re not so tough! Cover up and get rid of those ugly tattoos! You all look the same and your bikes all sound the same, so quit revving up your motors at a traffic stop!

Hey Henry, thank you to the person in the white SUV that was in front of me at Hardees and paid for my breakfast. I had to choose breakfast or lunch that day.

Hey Henry, I hope the police will be sure that the citizen who chased the criminals until apprehended will get the reward he deserves.

Hey Henry, what is Henry County becoming, a warehouse community? Hwy. 155 near Summit is really becoming ugly with all of those warehouses. We don’t need anymore, there are several vacant ones. Just more $8 to $9/hour jobs. People can’t live on that.

Hey Henry, to the person talking about fast food restaurants in Henry County not being friendly. Well, they need to come to Ellenwood Village on the northside and visit our Zaxby’s. I think that we have the best one anywhere.

Hey Henry, I am so tired of hearing that people cannot find a job when the Post Office cannot find people who will work for $17.02 per hour. Apply online at usps.com.




Hey Henry - 09.21.16


Hey Henry, I travel on Hwy. 155 North from Kelleytown Road up to Hwy. 138 each morning and for some reason turkeys have decided it’s time to cross the road at the same time that everyone is heading to work and school. These birds don’t appear wild, they seem to be well fed. Could the person who owns these turkeys possibly corral them and keep them off the road?

Hey Henry, I appreciate what the teachers do, I really do. We have teacher of the year, why can’t we have maintenance man of the year or kitchen lady of the year.

Hey Henry, not sure if the sign on 675 north that is lit up for traffic info is Clayton or Henry County. It always says 6-8 minutes to Interstate 285. To me these signs should only be turned on if there is important traffic or amber alerts. That section of the highway is always backed up from people slowing down and reading that sign. Help keep the traffic moving by turning it off if nothing is going on.

Hey Henry, yet another to prove my point about the “specialness” of certain children, or should I say their parents, over other people. You tell me to get over you blocking my way to go make a living just because your child can’t handle the bus? Maybe you need to tell your child to toughen up or they may have a really hard time once mommy isn’t around to drive them everywhere.

Hey Henry, what’s with the all the gas stations in Locust Grove? It seems every two week the new one is the leader; raises its price by twelve cents or so and they all follow and two days later it drops a penny or two and for the next two weeks; this has gone on for about a year. But the gas stations in the surrounding area are cheaper.

Hey Henry, Woodland Elementary has the best office staff of any of the elementary schools. They are always so nice and helpful!

Hey Henry, now that Airline Road has been repaved and widened, they might want to get a few cops out here. I swear it has turned into Daytona 500! Just pull up a chair, get a soda and watch the cars, trucks and motorcycles fly by. Heck, I think I even saw a jet take off!

Hey Henry, I see a lot of people today who seem to think they are somehow special and can do whatever they want. Their kids pick up on that and act the same way.

Hey Henry, people, when you see a sign that says “lane ends in 1/2 mile,” why do you have to be that idiot that waits until the last minute to move over. I had to deal with it on Saturday. Come on public safety, pull back a few hundred feet, watch these idiots, they don’t care about anyone but themselves.

Hey Henry, shame on those who disrespect the farmer on the tractor on Hwy. 81. East. And shame on the policeman for pulling this innocent man over when there are many other drivers he should be pulling over. You need to thank this farmer and all other farmers because without the farmer you do not eat. Now stop it before he gets hurt by your impatience.

Hey Henry, regarding the school schedule. We went to school the same number of days. The breaks are good for kids. It’s simple. End school in mid-June and start at the end of August. It’s the same number of days. The real reason is football. They want it done by Christmas.




Hey Henry - 09.14.16


Hey Henry, to all the fast food restaurants in Henry County, please train your employees to greet people like they do at Chick-fil-A. It will pay off for your business in the future.

Hey Henry, I can understand letting a dog ride in the back of a pickup truck on a dirt road out in the country. But on busy county roads? If you get in a wreck that is basically a death sentence for the animal. Use some sense!

Hey Henry, regarding the new Dollar General store going in at Key’s Ferry Road and Stroud Road. I never saw any notices or rezoning for this. But the store is going up just the same. There are four of them within four miles of each other. What are they trying to do, have one on every corner?

Hey Henry, September to May? That is a pretty short school year even with fewer days off. Maybe that worked when parents needed their children as field hands during the summer yet that is not the case anymore.

Hey Henry, why do we need more warehouses when there are several of them sitting vacant? More seven and eight dollar an hour jobs I guess. When is America going to wake up and realize that kind of pay doesn’t cut it anymore. This isn’t the seventies.

Hey Henry, does anyone realize how large our school district is? We serve over 40,000 students yearly and are one of the few districts to have coordinators for every academic department. There are other districts in the Metro area that do not support their teachers, students and staff the way that Henry County does.

Hey Henry, I have seen a man riding a bike up and down Hwy. 155. He sometimes sleeps at the local park. He is very nice and looks young. He has a beard which may make him appear older. Who is this man? What is his name? I don’t see many homeless people in Henry county so I am just curious about who he is. A veteran?

Hey Henry, why is Brett Farr doing commercials for razors that are manufactured in Germany, not in the US. We would appreciate it if you support products made in the USA.

Hey Henry, if I am a legend in my own mind, does that make me a celebrity?

Hey Henry, responding to the person about more kids need to ride the school bus, maybe they would if there was some behavior control on the buses. Kids are disrespectful and like to fight in buses. As long as I can drive my child to school, that’s what I’m doing, so get over it.

Hey Henry, why is conditional use zoning allowed within 5 ft. of the property line of a $200-$250k house that houses herbicide and pesticides and across the street from 49 others on Wilson/N. Ola/Upchurch road? Why is there a commercial sign? That’s not conditional use!

Hey Henry, a big thank you to SPLOST, Henry DOT and Blunt Construction Company for their fast work on the recent repaving of Simpson Mill Road. The whole job was done in a week with a minimum interruption to traffic. And it rides great!

Hey Henry, Hardees stopped selling the loaded omelet biscuit. These are dark times indeed.

Hey Henry, the County needs to fix the crater near Chic-fil-A on Hwy. 20/81 before it becomes a sink hole!




Hey Henry - 09.07.16


Hey Henry, Henry County Special Olympics recently took a trip to Warner Robins for a weekend bowling tournament. Being very budget conscious, the meals are usually prepared by the coaches. On Saturday, one of the sponsors wanted to surprise everyone with a buffet dinner. She went to the restaurant to let them know the group size and approximate time of arrival. That night she arrived to pay and was told that a customer had heard her say it was for the Special Olympics and had already paid for the meal. What a great gesture! The coaches and athletes are such a great bunch of people. We have no idea who it was that opened up their heart and wallet to this great group. What an awesome surprise.

Hey Henry, what has happened to our Recycling Center? It used to be so neat and clean, now it looks like a dump with all the dumpsters overflowing and trash everywhere.

Hey Henry, as of today I refuse to have a conversation with anyone who is, at the same time, talking or listening on their cell phone. How rude!

Hey Henry, the Henry BOE is fast becoming the most bloated around. They just named an Assistant Superintendent for Technology, and are now looking for a Coordinator of Technology, Director of Technology and Director of Technology Services. Sounds like four names for the same job, each one earning over 100K.

Hey Henry, to the person responding to what I said about the school year starting in September, this could be done if the school year would go back to a regular schedule like it used to be. We didn’t have all these extra days off when I was was growing up. School was out in May and we went back to school around the first of September.

Hey Henry, a drug dealer is finally off the street - good job HCPD! Now if our judicial system can just keep him there (under the jail preferably) so another family doesn’t lose a loved one!

Hey Henry, to the Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy that found my cellphone in the road on Hwy. 81 by Taco Bell, Thank You! You took time out of your busy day to return my phone. I call that above and beyond!

Hey Henry, with all of the complaints about the roundabout at Hwy. 138 and N. Moseley Dr., I sure hope they are using different plans for the roundabout being built at East Lake & Hwy. 20. Also, when is the East Lake roundabout going to be completed? That project is taking absolutely forever.

Hey Henry, I think it would be great to have a walking/biking /golf cart path going down Airline Road from Kelleytown into the Ola area, maybe connecting the new Bud Kelley Park to Heritage Park. That would be a nice community feature to have.

Hey Henry, thanks to the Henry County policeman who stopped the loud music so I can sleep at night!

Hey Henry, we lost another long time “Icon” recently. Randy Rivers, Sr., former Pastor of Bear Creek Baptist Church in Hampton who also worked as a Deputy for the Henry County Sheriffs Department, as a Radio Announcer for WSSA Radio in Morrow, Georgia and operated a Recovery Center for Recovering Alcoholics in Hampton passed away on his birthday, August 17, 2016. Randy had his faults, as we all do, but was loved and respected by many in Henry and Clayton Counties. RIP my friend!




Hey Henry - 08.31.16


Hey Henry, Henry County citizens need a lesson in funeral procession etiquette. Pulling over as a funeral procession goes by is considered to be a show of respect and a common courtesy. With the amount of traffic I can understand sometimes that can’t happen. When cars are pulled over out of respect, you should not go around them, but pulling into a funeral procession is just plain rude! Funeral processions have the right of way.

Hey Henry, I was very impressed with the kids in our county after tragedy struck the Locust Grove High Class of 2017 with the loss of Summer Lee. Watching kids from other schools all across the county put aside rivalries to show love, solidarity and support for LGHS was awesome!

Hey Henry, the person who commented on the school schedule obviously has no idea how long it runs. School in Henry County for 2016-17 runs from 8/1 – 5/26. If you shift the schedule 2 months to the right to avoid the heat in August and September, then school runs until the end of July. Your suggestion changes nothing.

Hey Henry, the County Commissioners are spending all this money for drones, but cannot spare any for the library system? I’m fed up with them, and when all the libraries close, I hope they are happy with their little drones to play with.

Hey Henry, I don’t put my kid on the school bus because it comes through our neighborhood at 6:45 a.m. Why put her on the bus an hour before school starts, when I live only 5 minutes away?

Hey Henry, to the thoughtful school bus driver who found my wallet on New Hope RD and brought it to the HCPD who returned it to me. A great big warm and sincere thank you. What a fine example of character and integrity. I am proud to live in a community with people like you. Also, thanks to the smiling and very professional HCPD officer who delivered it. Both professions are greatly under appreciated.

Hey Henry, the residents of Henry County are very fortunate to have several beautiful parks where their children can play or practice sports. Having just observed one of the athletes throw trash on the ground, I thought “wouldn't it be a good idea to teach kids to pick up their trash, before leaving the fields after practice.” The Boy Scouts teach kids to respect the environment. There’s no reason why coaches can’t do the same thing.

Hey, Henry, in response to the question of why parents don’t put their kids on the school bus, it’s a time and safety issue. First, I see no reason for my child to get on a bus an hour before school starts, just to get to school early and sit in the gym. Second, there is no supervision on regular buses. The driver can’t watch a load of kids and the road, too. I removed my child from the bus in the afternoons because other kids were throwing things at the driver, using profanity and fighting.

Hey Henry, the crosswalks on Hwy. 42 in Locust Grove do not mean “step out here into traffic one foot in front of a car and make them slam on brakes” or “stop here in the middle of the street and converse with your friends.” They’re designated areas for you to use to cross the street when it’s safe and keep moving. Use some common sense, people.

Hey Henry, why don’t they send out prisoners to pick up trash along the roadside before they mow? Chopping up the trash just makes it look worse.




Hey Henry - 08.24.16


Hey Henry, just received my Yellow Pages from the Yellow Pages opt out website. It does rain on occasion in Henry County, so next time you deliver them, please put it where it will not get wet. Here’s one for the recycle bin.

Hey Henry, please make sure you inform yourselves regarding the OSD amendment. I promise you it will not stop at 100 schools. The state is using faulty CCPRI Data and Henry County schools will be next on the list due to that. Our schools are some of the best, yet will be deemed failing, due to faulty data.

Hey Henry, if you zip tie a child to a chair, beat her and call her “idiot” so often she thinks it is her name, you should no longer be on this earth. Just my opinion.

Hey Henry, this is my second time sending this comment. Do you people know how dangerous this is, or even care. You must not, if this must be posted again. I was recently behind a county vehicle towing a landscape trailer with lawn equipment on it. The trailer had no brake lights or blinkers and I could not even see the vehicle’s tail lights. I really don’t care if this is a government vehicle. Obey the laws people, don’t be another idiot.

Hey Henry, for the life of me I cannot understand why parents can’t let their children ride the school bus! The amount of traffic created at the schools in this county when school starts is out of control. What is normally a 17 minute drive when school is out turns into a 30 minute drive because of all the people dropping their children off at the schools. Please put your kids on the bus and let those of us that need to get to work have less traffic!

Hey Henry, a big thank you to a young couple who made an old couple happy when they found out their breakfast had been paid for. I call that being Sweet Beans :)

Hey Henry, why is Henry County Fire Department using an out of state billing company? Kentucky to be exact. With unemployment stats being what they are in Henry County, why are the powers that be sending work out of the County. We have employees that should be doing this. Just saying.

Hey Henry, I believe I-75 is more dangerous than ever before thanks to the new toll lane. It isn’t going to do a bit of good when you have snow birds and a ton of yankees going to Florida.

Hey, Henry, if the schools had any sense, they would start classes in late September. That way it isn’t 98º inside the buses and the kids and school bus drivers wouldn’t burn up.

Hey Henry, to the person calling me narrow minded, which I’ll take as a compliment - thank you, but I haven’t been called immature or a brat in over 40 years. But don’t call me totally irresponsible, I have a home, a job, 5 great kids, a husband and don’t live off the government, so I’m very responsible! Actually I thought my response was pretty good. Point being: judge not, that ye be not judged (Matthew 7:1). So don’t bash someone for running over geese, when you kill an animal for being a nuisance or let someone else kill it because it’s tasty to eat.

Hey Henry, thank you to the two kind and strong men who helped my 78 year-old husband who fell in front of Studio Red and to the helpful and swift thinking crew inside the establishment. And thanks to Mrs. Thompson at Moye’s who immediately knew what medical supplies were needed. Much appreciation from our entire family to these fine people of McDonough.




Hey Henry - 08.17.16


Hey Henry, I saw a sign at a local preschool that said, “Turn off the TV and love your neighbor.” I tried several times but he is not friendly.

Hey Henry, I just wanted to say thank you to the young lady who helped me get into the beauty shop. I am in my 80’s and have a hard time walking and it made it so much easier with her help. It’s good to know there is still kindness and goodness in the world.

Hey Henry, to the person who is trying to find an American flag to buy. Visit www.medalsofamerica.com.

Hey Henry, the intelligence of a community is known by the library it supports.

Hey Henry, is there a dome over Luella, Georgia because it seems storms and rain go right around us. Anyone else feel the same way?

Hey Henry, this county will never be a serious county with regard to culture and now we might lose PINES because of horrible funding choices? Great. Can’t take kids to do research or check out books. Retirement = leaving here.

Hey Henry, to the inconsiderate, uninformed driver concerned about rear-ending a car on a curve or on a hill. Other drivers should, and do, slow down so as not to hit a school bus, a child, a downed tree or another driver, like you, who was just involved in an accident. I bet you have no idea what a stale green light is either! Happy motoring.

Hey Henry, it doesn’t matter how much college you have anymore, it’s who you know, or who you’re related to.

Hey Henry, My husband and I recently had a great meal at Los Avina’s. When we were ready to pay our bill, the waitress told us it had already been paid. What a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much whoever you were. You made a completely perfect day for an old couple! God Bless you!

Hey Henry, it was ridiculous and unnecessary to lower the speed limit on Keys Ferry Road to 45, but now that you have, I expect to see daily enforcement.

Hey Henry, to the person who criticized the request for county curbside recycling, we both have a voice to speak from our own pockets. I spoke from mine and you spoke from yours. Your opinion and mine have now both been heard.

Hey Henry, there are so many nonprofit groups created every day and a lot are devoted to similar causes. If people would join an existing group instead of creating a new one, more people would be helped. Unless you’re just in it for the money.

Hey Henry, I am unsure which is worse on Westridge Parkway behind Publix: the vehicles doing 40-60 m.p.h. in a 25 m.p.h. zone or the semi trucks looking for a shortcut who pass the tractor-trailer turnaround sign that the County posted after the turnaround.

Hey Henry, I just love how people going towards the McDonough Square in the morning get in front of the long line of traffic by driving in the left lane until they get right to the Square and jump over in the right lane like they forgot to be in that lane or something. Everyone knows you are trying to get ahead of everyone else because you don’t have the patience to wait.




Hey Henry - 08.10.16


Hey Henry, some inconsiderate person drove past our house last night near midnight with their car stereo so loud that my body vibrated while in bed more than 100 feet from Westridge Parkway. If they are not deaf already, they will be very soon.

Hey Henry, while trying to replace my American flag I was told by retailers that this is a seasonal item. Are our brave men and women who serve only seasonal? I know they are not as they protect our freedom daily. Legislators, please step in. Retailers sell guns daily, why are we not selling American flags daily?

Hey Henry, a special kind of genius must have designed the roundabout at Hwy. 138 and Moseley Drive. It is smaller than a fast food drive through. Tractor trailers pretty much have to go straight through it and over the curb. Buses have to go over the curb taking a left out from Woodland schools. You knew it was too small because I saw you tearing up brand new concrete. Admit defeat and start over. This time hire someone with at least three non-government brain cells.

Hey Henry, a big thank you to Sheriff MacBrayer for the great breakfast and get together at Heritage Park on Saturday morning.

Hey Henry, to the person driving the four door F350 diesel with a Newton county tag and the fire department logo, did you have a legitimate reason for not stopping at the three way stop at Hwy. 42 and Lawrenceville Street? Then you sped off and braked after passing the McDonough Police Department. Of course that did not slow you down once you passed it. If you work for the fire department, we support you, however we do not support your disregard of the driving laws.

Hey Henry, in regards to the Henry County courthouse. Kill the chime and fix the time!

Hey Henry, to the person complaining about having an aquatic center built, have you made a sizable donation? Also, when is the last time you’ve driven by a public pool? No thanks!

Hey Henry, I don’t know what part of Henry County you live in, but in Locust Grove I haven’t seen rain every day - we only get a few rain drops once in a while. We are definitely in a drought!

Hey Henry, to all the drivers who brake and slow down considerably when they come upon the slightest curve or hill, I bet you either replace your brakes very often or you are the ones that squeak when you come to a stop. I hope you don’t vacation in the mountains, you’d probably get rear-ended!

Hey Henry, Clayton County libraries are open regular hours Monday through Saturday. My Henry County Library card works there and I can still turn the books in at the Henry County book drops. Instead of complaining, I just took advantage of the PINES library system on the way from work.

Hey Henry, you don’t have to win the lottery to quit driving. You can just start walking everywhere, it’s free.

Hey Henry, in regards to the response on 7/27 about the person who ran over the geese. This sort of answer really shows everyone what a narrow minded, immature, and totally irresponsible brat you are. Grow up!

Hey Henry, a traffic light should be installed on Hwy. 20 at the corner of Rooms to GO, Five Guys, Hardees and Sears appliance store. No one can make a turn if cars are blocking the interstate.




Hey Henry - 08.03.16


Hey Henry, a special thank you to the Henry County DOT employee whose heroic efforts helped divert a catastrophic event. He spotted a smoldering fire in the back of a service truck parked at a residence. After spotting the smoke he sprang into action and extinguished the fire saving a vehicle, a home and possibly the beginning of a massive wild fire in our little Ola community. Not to mention the compressed gas cylinders in the truck that could have caused a horrific and devastating explosion putting countless lives in peril.

Hey Henry, one reason I would love to win the lottery, would be to not have to drive anymore. I am so tired of idiots tailgating me. I go five miles over the speed limit, but that’s still not fast enough. You people are going to catch me on a bad day, so keep on, you know who you are.

Hey Henry, what is the latest on making Hemphill Road and Highway 138 in Stockbridge safer? Traffic light, roundabout, etc.

Hey Henry, in regards to Councilman Alexander of Stockbridge and his suggestion to use our tax dollars to subsidize the county library hours by opening on Saturday ... are you serious? Just another redistribution move. Why is it our responsibility to fund the county’s obligation? The library is already open two days a week until 8 p.m.! You can’t fix a failed education system with private funds. Concentrate on the real problems and quit trying to mask it with temporary solutions with private funds of the Asset Class. Use your own money, sell donuts as a fund raiser, but don’t assume we as taxpayers are liable for everyone else’s problems.

Hey Henry, why are the county libraries closed on the weekend and only open until 8 p.m. two days a week? If this was designed to be a profit based business - wouldn’t they be open when the public could actually use their services?

Hey Henry, I would love to see more sidewalks and/or golf cart paths in the County. Even the few sidewalks we do have are super narrow and right on top of the traffic. It would be nice to have sidewalks that are wide enough for at least 2 people and usable for bikes. It would promote physical activity and, if near the schools, it would be great for middle and high school students who could walk to school safely. That would save on car and bus expenses and help with traffic. It would be a nice community improvement in many ways and would enhance our enjoyment of and the value of our community.

Hey Henry, thank you to Greg Cannon at Cannon-Cleveland funeral home. You are “spot on” in last week’s article regarding law enforcement. Every business and household across the United States should have blue lights supporting our police officers and to let them know how much we appreciate them.

Hey Henry, why is it that the bus drivers for Henry County Schools can drive their bus home, but the maintenance department that works in plumbing, heating and air, electrical, can’t drive their work vehicles home. We are the ones on 24 hour call, not bus drivers.

Hey Henry, this is the first drought I’ve ever seen where it rains every day.

Hey Henry, I think the county and school system should make sizable contributions to the Kensley Grace Aquatic Center. We don’t have a single public pool for residents to use in this county nor anywhere for our schools’ swim teams to practice or hold meets. That is ridiculous. Let’s get this aquatic center built!




Hey Henry - 07.27.16


Hey Henry, we are in an extreme drought yet there are no watering restrictions. How much sense does that make?

Hey Henry, Henry County Police need to have a patrol car sit up at the UPS Store at Lake Dow. So many people park in the fire lane. They could write a lot of tickets.

Hey, Henry, a special thank you to the individuals that assisted me when I fell outside of Target recently. My wife and granddaughter thank you for all your help. All x-rays were negative and I am feeling much better. Thank you and God bless you.

Hey Henry, I think we should be seeing a blue light in the White House, and even the Governor’s mansion. Let the people that protect you know that you are thinking of them.

Hey Henry, still laughing about sighting of zombies at Heritage Park!

Hey Henry, I find it hard to believe there was no traffic on Lake Dow Road when the geese got ran over. To the person who responded, so you have never killed mosquitoes, ants, spiders, roaches, mice, snakes, squirrels, possums or armadillos who have gotten in your house or yard? They are all Gods creatures. I’m also assuming you don’t eat fish, chicken, pork or beef. My oh my, don’t some of us have such double standards!

Hey Henry, to the person who wants curbside recycling so much, those salaries, benefits and actual costs to collect and dispose of this stuff have to be paid. I can barely pay my bills now, and can’t afford an increase in my taxes or service because you find it inconvenient to use the recycling center. Speak from your pocket, not mine.

Hey Henry, the large blighted homes on Jonesboro Road east of 75 between Willow Lane and Kroger really need to be addressed. How long can they sit there like that? They look awful and sit right on the main thoroughfare into downtown. The Welcome to McDonough sign there really could use some updating and improved landscaping too. While the landscaping in the islands is beautiful, the eyesore houses and pathetic welcome signage are not giving a good impression.

Hey Henry, police officers are being unjustly targeted trying to do their job. The shootings by these “thugs,” of any race, would stop - if they would respect and obey law officers. Police officers’ lives matter too! A big thank you to all law enforcement and first responders.

Hey Henry, to all of the people who own pickups. The bed of your truck is not a garbage can for you to go down the road at 55 mph and watch your rear view mirror as trash flies out all over Henry County. I have even seen whole trash bags fly out. Have some respect for yourself and for where you live.

Hey Henry, I want to thank Mark at a local auto parts store in Locust Grove. He went above and beyond in the massive July heat to make sure my daughter’s battery was working properly. While I know this is their job, he cleaned the corrosion off of it, tightened the cables and checked the alternator. Thank you for giving me piece of mind as I’m getting ready to send my daughter off to college.

Hey Henry, the other day I saw a pack of dogs fighting and tearing up trash in someone's yard. I didn’t think much about it at first, but now I’m thinking they were just protesting being left out in the hot sun all day. Dogs lives matter.




Hey Henry - 07.20.16


Hey Henry, Henry County kids, remember that it’s time to turn in your reading logs to your local library for a reading certificate and a free book. Do this before school starts!

Hey Henry, whoever takes down the last remaining yellow dividing stick in front of RiteAid on Hwy. 155 at Eastlake Road gets 10 bonus points. If they are put back up, how long will it take to knock them down again?

Hey Henry, now that the Clayton County landfill has raised its rates, I’m already seeing mattresses on the side of Henry County roads.

Hey Henry, to the person that is tired about hearing about animals left in hot cars, glad you got the message.

Hey Henry, I witnessed that black Jeep Wrangler hitting those geese on Lake Dow Road. There was no oncoming traffic, there was no one behind him. There was not a car in sight as far as I could see both ways. It was just a heartless gesture. A person who does not have any regard for God’s critters does not have any regard for themselves or any other living being. Shame on you!

Hey Henry, if the county and/or city did pick up recyclables, we would pay for it with salaries, benefits and retirement. This is a small price to pay so that future generations will not pay environmentally.

Hey Henry, what’s up with all the trash, furniture and litter along our roadsides that people expect to be carted off? There are outreach organizations in our county that take furniture donations that can be given to people having hard times. As far as the trash and litter, quit being lazy and dispose of it properly. Take some pride in our county!

Hey Henry, in response to the person asking “why are people not reporting unprovoked shootings of Caucasians?” that is the rub. I am positive everyone would know if it ever happened. All lives matter and that includes black lives.

Hey Henry, I didn’t read or interpret anything I read that made me think people care more about animals then children. It must be your mindset that makes you submit a comment like that. Sad.

Hey Henry, to the gentleman in Ola who noticed the Combat Veteran sign in my son’s yard and cut his grass free of charge as a gesture of thanks. God bless you. Your kind deed did not go unnoticed. Our son is a humble man, who works tirelessly to provide for his young family. Their mower bit the dust last year and he stresses over getting the grass cut. Just last week, they had a tree fall in the front yard, so that didn’t help matters. Your kind deed took away some unnecessary stress from this young father and husband. I am forever grateful! From a proud combat veteran’s Mom.

Hey Henry, I just got back from walking my dog at Heritage Park where I saw the strangest thing. There was a bunch of young people walking around looking at their phones. I swear it looked like the Zombie Apocalypse. They were moving around in a daze. When I asked what they were doing, they responded, “Pokemon.” I kept on walking my dog, passing zombies along the way. Thank God they were friendly zombies.

Hey Henry, they need to mount a camera at the Salvation Army in McDonough to catch these after-hours “donators.”




Hey Henry - 07.13.16


Hey Henry, are you kidding me? Mateen 41 cops 9? What if the cops decided to set up a command post and wait out the shooter? How many more would have died? If you travel overseas, all officers carry automatic weapons, not assault weapons. I was always told by my employer if they started firing to hit the floor until the situation was resolved. The Orlando Police Department did a great job and no, I’m not an officer, I’m just glad someone took the situation for what it was.

Hey Henry, I am tired of hearing about animals being left in hot vehicles or hot patios. It’s a shame when people care more about an animal than a child.

Hey Henry, to the person who wrote Mateen 41, cops 9. What the heck? I don’t think so. And who said anyone was interested?

Hey Henry, why is the Tax Commissioner’s annual report two years behind on their website? 2014, really?

Hey Henry, aren’t cooks required by law to wear a beard net to prevent hair from falling in the food?

Hey Henry, to the idiots still shooting off fireworks, enough already!

Hey Henry, to the person ranting and raving about the geese getting run over. It wasn’t me, but I would rather run over an animal than to swerve into oncoming traffic and hit a vehicle and kill someone else or myself. I tell you what, next time you see geese crossing the road near you, why don’t you get out and direct traffic. And by the way, I sleep pretty well at night thinking this way.

Hey Henry, did you know that driving a heavy truck over grass after a rainstorm is apparently good for it? I never thought so until I saw a well-known professional landscaping company do just that yesterday afternoon.

Hey Henry, I miss the South Side diner!

Hey Henry, the county’s recycling program is wonderful for those who want to make a weekly or monthly trip, but weekly recycling programs work better because of the convenience.

Hey Henry, to the misinformed person who wrote the haiku: we speak naively, home invasions destroy lives, that could have been saved.

Hey Henry, given the severe drought we are in, we are lucky that people with fireworks did not burn down houses. I saw several launched in the neighborhood that were landing on roofs or in trees for four straight nights.

Hey Henry, instead of building so many Dunkin Donuts, why can’t we get a Captain D’s?

Hey Henry, why is it that when getting onto I-75 North from GA-20 Hampton area drivers in the turn lanes always get in the inside lane when the outside lane has space. This blocks the traffic crossing I-75 and GA-20! Dumb idea to make the turning lane longer. Is it against the law to use the outside turning lane?

Hey Henry, I understand that race is a sensitive subject these days and no upstanding citizen should ever be worried about being shot by authorities. That being said, why are people not reporting unprovoked shootings of caucasians?




Hey Henry - 07.06.16


Hey Henry, news flash: if the county and/or city pick up recyclables, you pay for it. With salaries, benefits and retirement you pay more for it and pay it forever.

Hey Henry, please, please make sure your animals are taken care of during this hot summer. I saw on the news that a person from Henry County left their dog out in a small pen on her hot patio and the animal died. Animal control took the other dog and gave her a ticket which she plans to fight because she doesn’t think she did anything wrong. You better hope I am not on that jury, I would certainly find you guilty!

Hey Henry, when are the entrances to the Henry County Administration Building going to be paved? One of them is gravel and the other has been blocked for months now.

Hey Henry, for anyone who might be interested, of the 50 killed in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the score was Mateen 41, cops 9. Serving and protecting.

Hey Henry, is it just me or has anyone noticed that the prices have gone up at Zaxby’s and the chicken has become smaller. Also, Burger King hamburgers and whopper juniors have gotten to be the size of a sausage biscuit.

Hey Henry, we have a recycling program run by the county. You can drop off your recyclables on 20/81 between Industrial Blvd. and McDonough Pkwy.

Hey Henry, I was overjoyed to read in the Times where the McDonough City Council refused to give the proposed park on Jonesboro Road a blank check. Too many times we have seen things like this turn into a black hole that sucks taxpayer money. Keep up the good work City Council.

Hey Henry, legalizing fireworks was one of the stupidest things Georgia has ever done.

Hey Henry, a Dunkin Donuts is going in next to Bojangles on Jonesboro Road.

Hey Henry, recently I was out clothes shopping for the grand kids. Several people were also shopping, for teens and adults. I just hope they were purchasing belts or different kind of pants. For the parents that allow their kids to dress that way, you’re the idiot.

Hey Henry, I see some parents paying more attention to their cellphone than to their children. No wonder so many kids go on to shoot up their schools.

Hey Henry, I have said it before, but Henry County needs a website that lists all the money that deadbeat businesses owe. Even if you get a judgment from the court, there is nobody to ensure you will collect what you are owed. Maybe a little public embarrassment would force these people to be more honest.

Hey Henry, I applaud Tommy Smith’s comment (regarding the District 2 Commission seat) that neither of the candidates should be eligible for the interim position, if it is filled before the election.

Hey Henry, whoever’s bright idea it was to legalize fireworks in Georgia again, needs to have a roman candle put where the sun doesn’t shine and have it go off from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Thanks for all the sleepless nights. You give people an inch and they take a mile.




Hey Henry - 06.29.16


Hey Henry, to the person suggesting banning trucks from Hwy. 20, you are laughable! What happens when you get to Publix and there are no groceries? Or the gas station has no gas? What if that package you ordered doesn’t get to you. How do you think all of these things happen? By magic fairies? No, it’s all brought to you courtesy of ... you guessed it, trucks! And no, I’m not suggesting all those trucks have local business, but they have to get their cargo to where it goes somehow and they have only so much time to make that happen.

Hey Henry, if you think you can do a better job running our school district or teaching, then quit your current job, go back to school, get a degree in education, and either run for a school position or get hired into one. Otherwise, attend the Board meetings or remain quiet.

Hey Henry, you’ve been here since 1995 but evidently have never been to a Chick-fil-a. It may cost a bit more but it’s well worth it. The young people that work there are always polite and friendly. A Georgia company that takes pride in customer service.

Hey Henry, to the person driving the black Jeep Wrangler who hit the family of geese that was crossing Lake Dow Road in front of Highland Park subdivision, you ought to be ashamed of yourself. I couldn’t see your tag number or I would have reported you. Thanks to the wonderful sheriff’s deputy and residents of that neighborhood who came together to get them out of the road. These geese cross that highway everyday and the community always stops to let them. They usually have their babies with them, so thankfully this time was different. Pretty heartless, if you ask me. I don’t know how you slept that night. This speaks volumes for your character.

Hey Henry, when is that dangerous mammoth pothole by the railroad tracks on Jonesboro road ever going to get fixed? My guess is the next vehicle to fall in will be a semi truck and no one will see the missing truck until the next vehicle falls on top of it!

Hey Henry, anyone but me ever wonder what happened to the turn signal in automobiles? It’s almost impossible to keep one hand on the steering wheel, hold a cell phone and turn their blinker on too. They really have a problem if they are smokers!

Hey Henry, it’s a downright shame when high schools in the county have to get the permission of the entire Board of Education to use their parking lot for a fundraiser on a Saturday morning when they are closed for business. They don’t give out special funds for sports and clubs so the students have to raise the money themselves. Yet, we as taxpayers can’t even use an empty lot. Shame on them!

Hey Henry, why doesn’t McDonough have a recycling program that is run by the county? We shouldn’t have to pay someone to pick up recyclables.

Hey Henry, what are they constructing adjacent to Bojangles on Jonesboro Road?

Hey Henry, if you want a self-driving car, you might have to deal with the fact that it is programmed to kill you as an effort to save other driver’s lives in a collision. So much for Isaac Asimov’s “Three Laws of Robotics.”

Hey Henry, a haiku for yet another massacre: we pretend to care, as more mothers mourn their young, gun love is madness.




Hey Henry - 06.22.16


Hey Henry, why is it taking so long for a traffic light to go in at the intersection of Hemphill Road and Hwy. 138 in Stockbridge. It was approved months ago.

Hey Henry, I have lived in McDonough since 1995. The service at fast food restaurants here is anything but fast. The employees have gotten worse over time. Now in 2016, you go in, and no one is at the register, or someone is standing there and they just look at you. They don’t say, “Hello, may I help you?” Whatever happened to service? Don’t tell me that it is because they want $15 per hour. Back in my day, the kids and adults made much less and still gave you great service.

Hey Henry, so let me get this straight, when kids get a grade in Henry County Schools it’s because of their work or lack of work. When the Board of Education or the school gets bad grades, it’s the kids fault or a bad test or just someone else’s fault?

Hey Henry, to the person that commented about too many warehouses and trucks, unfortunately that area was zoned for warehouses years ago, but the county failed to put in the infrastructure to handle the trucks before building.

Hey Henry, may God bless those wonderful people who left frozen drinks in their mailboxes for the mailmen during this heat wave and forgive those who thought more of their grass than a human being trying to deliver their packages. How do they maintain their grass without stepping on it?

Hey Henry, we have trivialized the significance of flying our national flag at half staff. There is a U.S. code which dictates that practice. It used to mean something. Now, not so much.

Hey Henry, it makes my heart swell with pride when I take my grandchildren to Memorial Day events in Henry County. I tell them this is how we honor those who died for us. Each event is different and I especially like taking them to the Stockbridge Memorial March as they have the opportunity to be part of the event. However, each year we have come away with chigger bites because the ceremony ends in an old grave yard that is full of red bugs. Couldn’t the ceremony be held in the park, which is also at the end of the parade route?

Hey Henry, what is happening to our kids having fun at recreational ball fields? A couple of weeks ago at Alexander park, a group of girls age 5 and 6 had to forfeit a game because of unruly parents. Recently in North McDonough, a group of 7 and 8 year olds had to forfeit a baseball game at Hidden Valley due to the parents’ language. Come on parents, show respect and set an example of good sportsmanship or stay at home.

Hey Henry, you have to give respect to get respect and I don’t see a lot of respect out on the road today. I guess their parents never taught them to care about anyone but themselves.

Hey Henry, I believe that all law enforcement databases from city to the federal level should be linked. I know we have the technological capability to do this. Maybe then, terrorists and other criminals would be stopped in time.

Hey Henry, to the person that thinks too many jobs have been brought to Henry that is not the problem. Too many of the wrong types of jobs have come to the county such as warehousing that requires little or no job skills. We have no high tech or pharmaceutical jobs like those located in Newton and Greene Counties with average salaries of 75k. These jobs would attract college graduates and raise the quality of living.




Hey Henry - 06.15.16


Hey Henry, to the people criticizing the Board of Education: Henry County is still a great school district. Many of the failures are occurring because kids fail to show up, schools using poorly designed standardized testing, or parents are not involved in their children’s education. Don’t blame the Board or teachers.

Hey Henry, Nathan Deal got it right again and the elephant is in its coffin.

Hey Henry, they need to work on the timing of the light at Zack Hinton and Postmaster Lane. It stays green forever, even when no one is turning off of Postmaster Lane.

Hey Henry, the “picking up the tab for our own demise” comment was priceless.

Hey Henry, has anyone noticed the increase in tractor-trailer traffic on Hwy. 20 between McDonough and Conyers? It is tearing up the roads and it is a safety concern when people try to pass. How can we get this to stop?

Hey Henry, a pickpocket group is working McDonough shopping centers, so be aware.

Hey Henry, why is it that road construction finishes but the remnants of it remain? The barrels, work zone signs, etc., never seem to be removed.

Hey Henry, effective July 1, Henry Piedmont Hospital and the doctors connected to the hospital are out-of-network for United Healthcare customers. But don’t worry, they sent a list of hospitals and doctors we can use, you will just have to drive at least 40 minutes on a good traffic day to Atlanta. Hope I don’t have an emergency.

Hey Henry, people driving on McDonough Parkway are idiots. The speed limit is 35 mph, but I get tailgated there everyday. To the people driving with respect, thank you. To the others, may the worst luck happen to you.

Hey Henry, I want to thank the churches and landowners in the Eastlake area for maintaining such beautiful properties. You are beautifying our community through your lovely churches, landscaping, and well-kept fields. It is appreciated!

Hey Henry, I believe most places top out employees in 10, 15, and 20 years. The Henry County Board of Education is the only place that I know of that takes 30 to top out. So, by the time you retire or die, you might make it and be able to buy a loaf of bread.

Hey Henry, I’m glad they finally moved the roll-off container on L.G. Griffin Road by the post office. It was really hard to see when exiting there.

Hey Henry, I think Henry County has brought too many jobs to the area as it is, but here you go again allowing more warehouses to be built on Hwy. 155. It looks like at least four going up right now in Locust Grove. Why not use the ones that are already vacant? There are plenty in Westridge and Greenwood, for sale or lease. Traffic is already bad enough over there in the mornings. In the afternoon it is like a parking lot there. Are you trying to make Henry County look like Atlanta? No thanks! Crime here is already bad enough! What’s next, MARTA?




Hey Henry - 06.08.16


Hey Henry, with all the news about the Zika virus and mosquito prevention, it would seem that the mud hole on Nail Drive that runs parallel on the west side of the TSYS facility on Loop Road would be a major concern. Water has been standing on this site for at least four years. Along with the standing water the area is being used as a dumping ground.

Hey Henry, I just returned from New York City and will never complain about the traffic in McDonough again!

Hey Henry, did you vote for a school board member? We all should have looked at the Governors school rankings for Henry County before voting! Of the 10 High Schools in Henry County only 2 have a B rating. The other 8 are rated C’s and D’s. There are no A rated High Schools in Henry County. The 10 high schools have an average Grade of 72.65 which is a low C. There are several Grammar and Middle schools that actually have an F rating! You can find this data at https://schoolgrades.georgia.gov/

Hey Henry, if they really want drivers to stop at the crosswalk in downtown Locust Grove, they should install some brighter lights to come on after dark. It’s hard to see pedestrians crossing the street at that intersection at night.

Hey Henry, to the teacher and office staff going back and forth. How about the Maintenance Department that removes the apple from toilet, keeps your classroom a cool 72º, and brightens your day with a well lit classroom? We all have a responsibility, that’s why we are paid. Suck it up and do your job without whining about it!

Hey Henry, we’re picking up the tab for own demise.

Hey Henry, to the person wanting a “Do not block intersection” sign. I feel your pain. Even if there was one, the idiots would still block the intersection. Better management of the traffic lights there would be much nicer and could possibly stop these fools from blocking the intersection. I am talking about the intersection at 155 and Keys Ferry Street.

Hey Henry, the Wendy’s in Locust Grove needs to hire more people and open up both cash registers so people don’t have to wait in line forever. There are too many snow birds going up and down the highway that visit there, so open up the lines.

Hey Henry, Stockbridge annexed 300 acres for a mall project. McDonough is building Big Springs Park. Locust Grove is building a multi-million dollar police complex. Hampton is laying off utility personal. Does anybody else see a problem here?

Hey Henry, to Sgt. J. Banister. Good luck on your wedding, and thank you for your service.

Hey Henry, I noticed that they have painted stop lines at the Ingles in Locust Grove. Good for them! People drive too fast through that parking lot.

Hey Henry, just what the county needs, more warehouses on Hwy. 155. Who would want to visit Henry County? There’s nothing here but warehouses, strip malls, traffic, nail shops, and gas stations. We need more places with entertainment.

Hey Henry, there is a big pothole that needs to be repaired on Jonesboro Road by the railroad tracks.




Hey Henry - 06.01.16


Hey Henry, congratulations to Rufus Brantley, a World War II veteran, on being honored. God bless you, and thank you for your service.

Hey Henry, if the Georgia Benchmark tests were ruled invalid because of all the “glitches,” why are Henry students who “failed” being told they have to retake them? If the first results were invalid, aren’t the retests? Opt out!

Hey Henry, kudos to the Henry County Board of Education. I am proud that they are aware that there has never been a “free” lunch!

Hey Henry, who is responsible for the park that used to be maintained by Stockbridge City Hall before they moved to the new facility? The police precinct is now located in that building. No new flowers planted, fountains have no water and are cracked on the bottom. Such a shame. Someone needs to step up!

Hey Henry, may God bless Henry County and its police and firefighters.

Hey Henry, why is it that when you are driving and there is no one behind you for miles, someone always pulls out in front of you? Generally they are driving slower than you. The worst is when they decide to make a left hand turn. Traffic is coming in the opposite direction. They stop, which makes you stop! Still no one behind you, but this fool just had to get out in front. People! Use the brain that God gave you. If someone is coming and there is absolutely no one behind them, wait! Once this person passes, then pull out and drive as slow as you want and make that left hand turn. Gees!

Hey Henry, DOT, you need to get some speed limit signs up to slow people down at the intersection at East Lake Extension and Hwy. 155 North. It’s a blind hill and home to one of the largest school systems in the county.

Hey Henry, thank you to Beverly and Amanda who run Blessings Thrift store. Their hard work and dedication support the Haven House and the community as a whole. No one works harder and takes as much pride in helping others as these two dedicated amazing individuals!

Hey Henry, our school does not celebrate anything but teacher appreciation week. If you really believe that secretaries don’t interact with the kids you are so wrong! Teachers may teach but I’m the one who comforts your child when they get sick, wet their pants, lose their lunch box or gets in trouble with ISS (elementary schools don’t have anyone to watch kids in ISS except us).

Hey Henry, to the person sympathizing with the homeless (van) family. First of all, the Wal-Mart parking lot is not for housing. Second, they shouldn’t have been traveling if they were in a broken down van and didn’t have money. Don’t bash others for complaining about them when you obviously haven’t provided them with new living arrangements.

Hey Henry, why is there not a Do Not Block Intersection sign at the corner of Keys Ferry Street and Zack Hinton Parkway traffic turning left off of Keys Ferry Street? People block the intersection and when the light changes the people turning left onto Hwy. 81 East can’t go anywhere. Please do something about this!




Hey Henry - 05.25.16


Hey Henry, Henry County haiku: Kids toss cherry bombs. Boat sinks, beer lost, children laugh ‘til Pop swims ashore.

Hey Henry, the homeless family living in their van near Wal-Mart are stuck because their vehicle is beyond repair. They are from out of state and cannot get jobs without a local driver’s license. They can’t get a license without a permanent address. Several individuals and groups have been working with them to find a solution. Where do you want them to go?

Hey Henry, in response to the Henry County Board of Education, I couldn't agree more! Some of our board members are giving Henry County a bad name. It’s embarrassing and unprofessional when a board looks so divided and combative. Please, do as the previous writer suggested and visit a board meeting, let them know Henry County will not stand to be embarrassed and that our students and teachers deserve better.

Hey Henry, why does road construction take so long in this county? What kind of contractors do we hire that they can’t get any job done in a timely manner? Why doesn’t the county and city make more noise and see to it that our projects are given adequate and expeditious attention? They seem asleep at the wheel allowing projects to drag on forever.

Hey Henry, I’m getting married in 25 days! I love you so much Sgt J.Banister. I can’t wait to be your Mrs.

Hey Henry, in North Henry on Panola Road near the intersection at Hwy. 155, there are several trees that need trimming. I have seen tall trucks hitting the trees and they are leaning so badly. They have been leaning for years, but this year it is getting critical for the county to do some cutting. Is the county waiting for a tree to fall on a vehicle?

Hey Henry, to the person talking about “Teacher Appreciation Week.” Secretary’s week was the week prior and you may deal with the parents, but not the children.

Hey Henry, are the Commissioners working on updating the Future Land Use Map? They said they would, but will they take action? Meanwhile, high density apartments and housing are being approved by the Zoning Board. We must update the FLUM to control growth. We do not have to allow high density, undesirable housing here. The FLUM needs to be updated now. Get busy Commissioners!

Hey Henry, Mr. Teti the band director at Ola Middle has done it again. A majority of his students entering the 6th grade have never picked up an instrument. Hearing his students in 7th and 8th grade perform was breath taking. It is no wonder that he has over 400 students in band. Both Mr. Teti and his kids are amazing. Visit the Ola Bands Facebook page to hear them.

Hey Henry, can anyone tell me which restroom we are supposed to use. Oh, the government already has.

Hey Henry, why do Clayton and Butts counties’ have free lunch for all students yet Henry County Schools keep raising their lunch prices? I am pretty sure that Henry County does not have better food.

Hey Henry, to the lady that was working at the thrift store, thank you for paying for my items! You made me very happy. Words can not express to you the thoughts and feelings that I had going on at the time. Thanks again!




Hey Henry - 05.18.16


Hey Henry, who really needs an anger management class? The person speeding down Lake Dow or the person threatening to wrap the speeder’s teeth around their steering wheel? Mood or not, that's a pretty violent statement there pal.

Hey Henry, the County needs to pressure wash the county judicial buildings in downtown McDonough and the McDonough library. Those buildings really look rough and need cleaning up!

Hey Henry, with all these angry comments, I guess I should be angry about something. I’m trying to think of something. Well, maybe next issue.

Hey Henry, why are the vagrants allowed to squat in the Office Depot/Walmart parking lot in McDonough? They’ve been there for weeks, if not months.

Hey Henry, it makes me sad to see so many missing animals in Henry County. If you love them, leash them. Too bad people haven’t figured that out yet. Don’t open your doors and let your pet out to run loose. There are too many bad people out there that can make a profit on your so called beloved pet. If not selling them, they use them for bait dogs and cats.

Hey Henry, Nathan “Veto” Deal has gotten nothing right. He couldn't even support our Georgia Fire-Fighter’s Bill, which was very much needed by fire fighter’s and their families. How deep are your pockets or have they already burst at the seams, Nathan?

Hey Henry, I encourage everyone to go to the next Henry County School Board Meeting. The behavior of some of our board members is embarrassing and unprofessional. This is not how our County should or deserves to be represented. The next study session meeting is June 8 at 4 p.m. and the next Board Meeting is June 13 at 7 p.m.

Hey Henry, when celebrating teacher appreciation week don’t forget the office staff. We deal with the parents more than the teachers most days!

Hey Henry, across the country, companies are replacing older, more experienced, higher paid workers (some in their 50’s) with younger, inexperienced, but lower paid workers. The age discrimination laws offer little protection from the subtle ways companies accomplish this, leaving workers far from Social Security retirement age without good options. Yet there is little action regarding this discrimination.

Hey Henry, it would be nice to put a roundabout, or traffic lights up at the dangerous intersection of McGarity Road and GA-20, before someone gets killed.

Hey Henry, please Georgia State Patrol, help out Henry, Clayton, and Atlanta. They can’t control the stupidity of the not-so-caring drivers. If they would join in and put unmarked vehicles on the road with cameras on the front, rear, right side and left side, you will see. Hey insurance companies, join in, you do insure us. Someone please help us drivers that are trying to obey the law, as we all should.

Hey Henry, a big thank you to the HCPD for being named Agency of the Year with MADD. You guys are great! Thank you for keeping our roads safer.

Hey Henry, I am loving this cold snap!




Hey Henry - 05.11.16


Hey Henry, dear Henry County Commissioners - Henry doesn’t need to attract retailers and eateries that create more “jobs.” It needs to attract companies that create career opportunities. Don’t make Henry as much a transitional county as Atlanta is a transitional city.

Hey Henry, to the jerk who came into Lake Dow Subdivision in an H3 and didn’t have the respect to slow down and let me out of the car to cross the street, you need anger management. It’s a good thing I wasn’t in one of my moods or I would have wrapped your teeth around your steering wheel.

Hey Henry, is there anywhere to kayak or go tubing in Henry County? The Porterdale Yak Club is fun, but just wondering if we have anything like that here?

Hey Henry, to the person complaining about the roof of the little farmers’ market. How many times have you stopped and donated to their shingle campaign?

Hey Henry, the residential streets around Stockbridge are being torn up (cracks, huge pot holes, etc.) by tractor trailer trucks and excess traffic avoiding the Interstate 75. Why isn’t a weight limit enforced? Surely something can be done.

Hey Henry, guess who’s not coming to dinner?

Hey Henry, just wondering why they have police directing traffic at the Peachtree Peddlers Flea Market and Sky Zone on the weekend and never at the intersection of Hwy. 81 and Mill Road? It is a parking lot at that intersection all of the time.

Hey Henry, hey drivers, when it rains, turn your lights on. It’s the law. Also, use your blinkers, that’s also the law. Maybe some of you need to go back over the drivers hand book. Or do you just not care?

Hey, Henry, a final message to the person(s) who caused me to break my left foot and left wrist this past October. My foot and wrist have healed but my thumb and fingers are messed up from being a cast for so long. Nothing to heal but time. I forgive you but will never forget as I have constant pain and I’ll be paying medical bills until the cows come home.

Hey Henry, you’d think with Nash Farms hosting all the events and being such a “historic landmark” they would take better care of it. I drove by the other day and the pretty white fence that used to be out front by the highway is an eyesore of brown rust! For such a location of “pride” for the County, why does it look like such an eyesore?

Hey Henry, Democrats are excellent at sin. When they don’t agree they switch the subject, ignore the facts, then if that doesn’t work they name call.

Hey Henry, does anyone in Henry County know how to yield? I always seem to be behind or turn in front of those who don’t.

Hey Henry, other side of the tracks. Amen.

Hey Henry, what about these church groups who have their church gatherings at their residences, inconveniencing the neighbors when their church has lots of space for the event.

Hey Henry, Nathan Deal got it right again and the elephant is in its coffin.




Hey Henry - 05.04.16


Hey Henry, shout out to Relay for Life of Henry County and Hampton High School. What an amazing event! Also, thanks for being proactive considering the weather issues for that night.

Hey Henry, Henry County drivers, I am so tired of people tailgating me when I am doing at least 5 miles over the speed limit. When I can get your tag, my phone will be ready to take that picture. To the black mustang with the fishing poles protruding out the passenger window that passed me on a solid yellow line on Jonesboro road: you’re an idiot with no respect for others. Someone like you does not deserve to carry a drivers license.

Hey Henry, before we have a fatality or serious injury on the McDonough Square, could the City please post a sign on the crosswalk in front of our beautiful Welcome Center stating “no crosswalk,” add an arrow, bright yellow or red colors? It would be so helpful for the people trying to cross, not noticing no crosswalk lines on the road.

Hey Henry, to the very inconsiderate and uninformed yankee who personally insulted my ancestors and my family, several points: 1) Confederate veterans are American veterans by U.S. law, 2) If secession was right in 1776, it was just as right in 1861, 3) I-95 will take you back to that wonderful, spotless, sinless dreamland of New York City.

Hey Henry, we really enjoyed and appreciated the somber Memorial service hosted by the Col. Charles T. Zachry Camp of the SCV and the UDC at the monument on the McDonough Square. Very nice and respectful.

Hey Henry, I thought it was the law that you have 30 days to register your vehicles in the state of Georgia when you move here (even renters) with the exception of military obligation? The amount of revenue (TAVT money) being lost because this is not enforced has to be huge. Such a huge loss to County and State revenues for failure to enforce.

Hey Henry, what ever happened to country music? Listening to the country music that plays on the radio today, I miss the twang, the deep voice. Where is Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Marty Robins?

Hey Henry, turn the Cotton Fields Golf Club into a Top Golf, Malibu Grand Prix, or a Tree Top Obstacle/Zip Line place. Something fun and outdoorsy. Please don’t let it sit and go into decline and don’t turn it into more industrial space!

Hey Henry, I want to say thank you to the two gentlemen at McDonald's who helped me when my car died. They pushed it out of the way and waited until the tow truck came. It’s nice to know there is still kindness around us when an old person needs help.

Hey Henry, at the April 18 McDonough City Council Meeting both a city council member and a guest insinuated that the problem in the subdivision under discussion was because they live on the “other side of the tracks” and had it been on the Lake Dow side it would be taken care of by the city. New News - on the “other side of the tracks” the city has spent $11M on green space (nowhere else in the city has that kind of investment been made). Out 81/20 on the “other side of the tracks” the business community has invested millions to create retail, restaurant and services like no other place in McDonough. Never mind if you live on the “other side of the tracks” you don’t have to drive through the Square to get to the interstate. Looks like “the other side of the tracks” IS the place to live.




Hey Henry - 04.27.16


Hey Henry, to the person questioning the World War II Army Ranger. First of all, you should be honored to have even talked to him, there’s not too many left. Second, just because you didn’t see his name on a website, doesn’t mean he wasn’t there. I would take his word over the internet. And third, shame on you for calling out a WWII veteran. He, along with all our military, are heroes to me.

Hey Henry, who is the man in the third floor window of Eagles Landing Family Practice in Locust Grove?

Hey Henry, why does the County continue to rehire people that have left the County and do business with people that are known to have shady business dealings? Our leaders need to do the right thing for a change! Stop lining your pockets and do what you are supposed to do - take care of your citizens and employees!

Hey Henry, to the person who said that the woman standing in line didn’t deserve kudos while waiting with her sleeping baby because that is her job, you are ridiculous and obviously a man. If you are not a man, you’ve got some other issues going on. Yes, that is a mother’s job, but it is not an easy one. I think every mother who chooses to keep and take care of a child deserves kudos for it all. Give us all a break! Editor’s note - Amen!

Hey Henry, to the person who was offended by the use of the word trained, I would recommend that you first learn the meaning of a word before you become offended by it. The definition of train is to teach a person or animal a particular skill or type of behavior through practice and instruction over a period of time.

Hey Henry, what a country we live in. This past weekend, I attended a friend’s wedding, and spent the better part of the reception drinking with my friend’s dad, grand dad, uncle and brothers. Did I mention that my friend’s family is from Saudi Arabia and she married a Catholic from N.C.? America has always been great!

Hey Henry, I don’t think Governor Deal gave in to the dollar. There was no reason for that bill. Our lawmakers pass too many bills where common sense should be used instead!

Hey Henry, it’s bad enough when people throw out trash along the roadside, but a person actually threw out a whole toilet on Bethlehem Road in Locust Grove. Not only should you be fined, but jailed too, for being so nasty!

Hey Henry, the little farmers market building just east of the McDonough Square continues to loose its shingles. Surely we all have driven by and done nothing. What does that say about us?

Hey Henry, if I pay taxes to be put towards some sort of road improvement that has never been completed and a pothole that I have called on numerous times pops my tire, can I get that money back from the County to pay for it? Of course not. What a joke.

Hey Henry, if the local driver who is better than everyone else and a “lunacy” expert in southern history were competing for Henry County’s most obnoxious, it would be a dead heat.

Hey Henry, not all the residents in McDonough wanted more jobs to come here. It’s been crowded enough for the last 10 years.




Hey Henry - 04.20.16


Hey Henry, I have worked in the banking industry through two financial crises and companies are still as unethical as ever. Put people first, do the right thing, be honest, stand for quality and integrity. How about walking the walk instead of just talking the talk?

Hey Henry, McDonough Police Department, want to boost your revenue dollars? Place a camera at the back side of the department. You will be guaranteed to catch drivers running the stop sign, cutting others drivers off, and since the left lane ends, oh, that means they are also, without a doubt, speeding to merge over.

Hey Henry, beware when shopping and eating on Jonesboro Road. My truck and four other vehicles were broken into on a Saturday afternoon in broad daylight. The police officer said it was pretty common. When is the county going to catch up to the traffic and crime? The county apparently is quick to allow residential and business growth for revenue dollars. It’s pretty obvious the county needs more law enforcement.

Hey Henry, if you drive like you are the only car on the road then you are the problem.

Hey Henry, Governor Deal has sold out. Remember this when the Opportunity School District Amendment comes up this fall. He got everything he wanted with religious liberty and still vetoed it.

Hey Henry, to the Henry Transit driver telling another driver that “she has her people (seniors) trained.” What kind of animals is she transporting?

Hey Henry, I became aware decades ago that the southeastern U.S. is a madhouse. Any sane society would be ashamed over something like this region’s 1861-65 bout of lunacy and treason. Now, the SCV proves me right again by flaunting this terrible interlude and the ensuing 150 years of oppression with Confederate Memorial Day. Give it up, you nice, misguided people. You make us laughingstocks to the rest of the world.

Hey Henry, what a great country we live in, where any lowly Chicago “community organizer” can run for president? He has created a land of in-opportunity!

Hey Henry, in the past couple of years, Henry County Schools have added several dozen county office jobs, and now plans on adding two assistant superintendents among others, positions undoubtedly to be filled, per usual, with incompetent teachers and administrators. I would hate to have to create an organizational hierarchy chart.

Hey Henry our governor is a traitor to every God-fearing person in this state. He gave in to the almighty dollar.

Hey Henry after what I saw an officer do today they do not deserve what they make, much less a raise. By the way, I retired after 37 years in law enforcement.

Hey Henry, oops, Nathan Deal can’t run for re-election. His 2 terms are almost over. Can I get an amen?

Hey Henry, to the bus drivers that speed through these neighborhoods, slow down. You have our kids on the bus!

Hey Henry, thank you to the Storm Water Dept. for cleaning up in the Kelleytown area in February!




Hey Henry - 04.13.16


Hey Henry, if a child breaks or damages someone else’s property, shouldn’t the parent pay for it? That’s the way it worked for my generation anyway.

Hey Henry, no Nathan Deal, along with other governors in the past, gave the Conservatives, who put him in office, another slap in the face. Seems like everybody’s opinion matters except those who try to live by God’s word. I'll remember this when he comes up for re-election.

Hey Henry, to the two comments regarding driving. Obviously neither of you can read. I never said anything about speeding, I said at least ‘drive the speed limit.’ If that’s considered an aggressive driver, then you two must be stupid drivers. I am grown, thank you, and know how to drive.

Hey Henry, residents in McDonough wanted more jobs in the area, which is creating more people and more traffic. How is McDonough going to handle the situation, that is constantly growing rapidly.

Hey Henry, no, Nathan Deal has not done something right. He is a sellout on this one. He wants to claim that “Georgia doesn’t need this bill; and that is what the 1st Amendment is for.” Why doesn’t he tell that to the people who own bakeries who have been fined and sued? All I have to say is, Mr. Deal, how’s that 30 pieces of silver?

Hey Henry, this one goes out to the ones responsible for our traffic nightmare called “I-75” through Henry county. When you planned this little gem to “improve the flow of traffic,” did it occur to anyone that eliminating the emergency lanes would create more problems in the future?

Hey Henry, why was another set of sidewalks plus an awning installed mainly for State Court Clerk’s office employees to enter the building? Truth is, this was done for the sake of employees avoiding going through the main entrance. I work at the Judicial Center and I believe it was a waste of SPLOST funds that could have been utilized elsewhere. Court Clerk employees did not need another entrance because they were too lazy to walk another 25 feet and enter properly. What is good for the public is good enough for employees.

Hey Henry, kudos to Locust Grove DDS office. My wife got her license renewal done in less than fifteen minutes. That is efficiency!

Hey Henry, to the man who told me he was an army Ranger who went ashore on D-Day at Normandy, you said you climbed that cliff at Omaha Beach under fire. I recently found a web site listing every World War II Ranger. No one with your initials and last name is listed. A clerical error, I’m sure.

Hey Henry, to the person who said ‘if you are being tailgated you are probably driving too slow.’ That is baloney. Plenty of times I am going the speed limit or better and still people will tailgate.

Hey Henry, why doesn’t the City (of McDonough) and County use prisoners to clean up our roadways? It looks like a giant garbage dump in McDonough. Shameful! To those throwing out their trash, just stop. Take some pride in your town!

Hey Henry, what a great country we live in, where any lowly billionaire reality-show host can run for president. This truly is a land of opportunity!




Hey Henry - 04.06.16


Hey Henry, to the lady that complained to me that all she saw in the most current issue of Senior Spirit was black people (with my mouth dropped). First of all, my husband and children are black. Second of all, the featured story is Heritage holding the 9th annual African American fashion show.

Hey Henry, I know its the interstate, but slow down on I-75. The speed limit has been lowered to 60 for a reason. The accident between a dump truck and car last week should be enough incentive for you.

Hey Henry, to the person complaining about riding bumpers, you sound like a person who regularly drives over the speed limit. Stop making excuses for yourself.

Hey Henry, Henry County haiku: Bigger house? No, girl. With this trailer and that barn, we’ve got lots of room.

Hey Henry, Nathan Deal finally got something right.

Hey Henry, I attended the Sunrise Service on the Square again this year. I enjoyed the old time gospel music, and the opportunity to share in praising our Lord Jesus. I was a little taken aback that the offering plate was passed around. I don’t remember that being done in years past.

Hey Henry, to the idiot giving all the poor excuses for his being an aggressive driver. You are a good example of what is wrong with today’s society. In your opinion, it is all about you and there is always someone else to blame. Grow up!

Hey Henry, I’ve been going to a lot of McDonough City Council meetings for the past three years and it’s clear who our next Mayor should be. If you have been paying attention you know exactly whom I’m talking about. Encourage them to run next year!

Hey Henry, have you noticed all the trash and debris on the side of our roads. Some is from garbage collection trucks and some is from people just throwing their trash out to keep from paying for garbage pickup. If you see this occur make sure to report it and get tag or truck numbers. We are becoming a trash heap like some of our close counties.

Hey Henry, we recently had our second child at Piedmont Henry Hospital and wow, what an experience. We were able to hold our baby as soon as he was born. I tried to breastfeed my first but lived in another state (military family) and did not have help. I feel so blessed to have experienced my son’s birth here. The staff was so caring and helpful in everything and the Lactation Department is tops! Did you know they offer outpatient services?

Hey Henry, to the person complaining about Clayton County cars picking up their children at Henry County Schools, have you ever paid attention to how many out of state cars pick up children at Henry County and Clayton County Schools? Why hasn’t something been done about that? Not only do you not know if they live in that jurisdiction or not, but the state requires those moving here to obtain a GA registration within 30 days of moving. Not 30 months.

Hey Henry, well it's that time again to hear people whine about how tight money is and how bad the economy is. Nevertheless, these same people will take two or three vacations, spring break and summer. I don’t want to hear how tight your money is, go ahead and admit that you have it.