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09.19.12

Hey Henry, what high school football game are you going to where you only spend $5? The tickets are $7 for the Woodland High football games. I agree students should be free (elementary age) or half price.

Hey Henry, speaking as a library employee, let me set the record straight: There is no change in the cell phone policy. Please turn your cell phone to mute or vibrate and take all calls outside the buildings.

Hey Henry, the awesome students in the special needs class at Luella High School would like to give a huge “Thank You” to the generous gentleman in the Freightliner shirt who donated $20 so we could enjoy a cool, refreshing Frosty at Wendy’s on a recent Community Based Instruction trip. The world is full of wonderful people and you touched our lives!

Hey Henry, to the person fussing about the round-about at Fairview Road and Highway 155! We love it and our grandkids call it the “round d round.” This was a great idea and it keeps the traffic going. A big thank you to whoever came up with that idea.

Hey Henry, I keep my yard neat so if I find your kids’ toys laying in front of my house, I’m going to pick up the trash.

Hey Henry, listen up some of you drivers that use Daily Mill Road, Please stay in your lane while crossing the bridge at Walnut Creek.

Hey Henry, the person talking about jobs in Henry County, forget it. You have to be a family member or friend. That’s how most people get jobs now-a-days. A degree used to mean something. Now it’s who you know and who you are related too. Just go to the Henry County Board of Education and look around.

Hey Henry, I think it is ridiculous when you have well water and the County won’t run water down the road you live on, but you have to pay tax for county water! Seriously?

Hey Henry, there is one good thing about Honey Boo Boo. The American tax payers won’t have to fund the wide-load electric chair she will need for shopping at you-know-where-Mart. She should be able to afford it herself!

Hey Henry, to the two McDonough police officers who gave a woman 2 speeding tickets at the same time for the same incident on Industrial Blvd. One would have sufficed. Meanwhile in the crime world.

Hey Henry, congratulations on the Chicago teacher strike. At least they have the courage to strike. Henry County teachers are too scared, they might lose their jobs. Until they get together and protest, they may never get a raise.

Hey Henry, to the person complaining about people coming late to appointments. I assume you were referring to medical appointments. I would gladly show up early for a doctor’s appointment, if I knew I would be seen at the time set aside for me. However, most of the time I’m stuck in the waiting room well past my designated appointment time. No wonder my blood pressure is always higher in the doctor’s office, than at home.

Hey Henry, thank you to Dody Morris for your letter to Dr. Ethan Hildreth. I don’t need to say more. She said it all!


09.12.12

Hey Henry, libraries are becoming internet cafes. I think we should get rid of the expensive computers and get back to providing books. We don’t owe anyone internet access. It’s time to start thinking inside the box again.

Hey Henry, to the person asking why schools don’t pray or say the pledge. Our school does say the pledge every morning. We don’t pray, but we do have a moment of silence.

Hey Henry, I work for a group of physicians in Stockbridge and would like to thank a guardian angel, Julian, who came to the aid of an elderly patient today. Our patient lost his footing in the parking lot and he fell. His wife and I were unable to lift him up. Julian saw our dilemma, stopped his car and came to our aid. Many, many other people just walked by and never offered any assistance. He treated our patient with dignity and respect and his kind gesture should be recognized. His kindness restores my faith in mankind. Thank you again.

Hey Henry, what ever happened to “respect your elders?”

Hey Henry, who’s bright idea was it to build a round about at the intersection of Hwy 155 and Fairview Road? People have a hard enough time at a four way stop.

Hey Henry, to the one who burglarized our home in Locust Grove. Try it again and let me know how it works out for you.

Hey Henry, yeah, we only paid for the courthouse and the parking lot. What nerve we have thinking we can park in the reserved spaces. Maybe there shouldn’t be any reserved spaces.

Hey Henry, over the past three years, I have called City Hall to ask why they are not spraying for mosquitoes, considering there have been cases of West Nile reported in surrounding counties in the Metro Atlanta area? What is it going to take for taxpaying citizens to get the City of McDonough to start spraying? I will continue to call until I get some answers.

Hey Henry, why does the Henry County School System go so far out of their way to avoid teaching special needs students? It would take less time and effort to do it right the first time.

Hey Henry, the county needs to make a rule that you have to take down yard sale signs after the sale ends. Sometimes you see them up for weeks later. Maybe a fine should be given if they are not taken down two days after the sale.

Hey Henry, to the parent complaining about their children wearing coats to school. The very first thing parents were told when the year started was for children to bring a light coat to leave at school because it is going to be cool. When you get 20 to 30 kids in a room, it gets very hot for the teacher who has to move around working with the kids. I would rather be cool any day than hot!

Hey Henry, when you have an appointment that means it is your designated time set aside especially for you. So, come on time and don’t get all huffy and mad when the office reschedules. Everyone knows Henry county has a traffic problem so plan accordingly.

Hey Henry, to the thieves who broke into the Youth Building at Philippi Baptist Church in Locust Grove. To be a thief is pathetic, and to steal from a church is absolutely pitiful! You need to get a real job, and take care of yourself! You stole from teenage kids. I hope you feel good about yourself. We are praying for you, because unless you repent to the Lord, you will pay the price for your horrible deeds!


09.05.12

Hey Henry, why is it taking so long to complete the bridge over the railroad on Rock Quarry Road? We are by there regularly and half the time no work is being done. Will we see completion by December?

Hey Henry, to the writer who missed the memo about the “Yield” signs now becoming a “Merge” sign - I missed that memo as well as the memo regarding making a right turn on a red light. Just because the law allows a right on red, you still have to stop and do not have the right to cut off on-coming traffic.

Hey Henry, I asked one of the ladies at Fairview library about the cell phones being used and she said that it was probably because the customers wanted to use them and got mad when they were told they couldn’t. I’m sorry, but that’s no reason. I don’t want phones and noise in the library.

Hey Henry, is anybody wearing flip-flops to work this summer?

Hey Henry, can we get some pickleball courts in this county? People are going crazy over it, but there is no place to play.

Hey Henry, to the Wal-Mart on Hudson Bridge, I could not shop Saturday for having to move to either let someone put up stock, or for empty stock carts in the way or the floor sweepers asking me to move. What’s up with that?

Hey Henry, is there a reason that some of our county schools and ball parks, which are government run, leave the flag flying at night? The US Flag Code (United States Code Title 4 Chapter 1-The Flag, §6. Time and occasions for display) states that it is customary to fly the flag only from sunrise to sunset unless properly illuminated.

Hey Henry, I had forgotten there is a McDonough elephant until I saw it on Griffin Street just past the churches.

Hey Henry, if the Henry County Board of Commissioners can pray and pledge the flag before the beginning of each meeting, then why can’t the schools?

Hey Henry, if you come to the Henry County Courthouse, and are not an employee, please notice that the parking lot behind the courthouse has signs at both entrances that read “Parking For Employees Only.”

Hey Henry, I hope the run-off election sent a loud message to our elected officials: you can’t use public funds to pay for your pet projects, while crying crocodile tears about reductions in public safety, libraries, and maintenance. Also, don’t underestimate the intelligence, or the memory-span, of the voters.

Hey Henry, how long is it going to take the county to paint the lines on Coan Drive and Old Jackson Road. I figured about another ten years because it took them at least 20 to repave the roads.

Hey Henry, sure would love to find an administrative job in Henry County. All this talk of growth, yet no jobs are available. What gives?

Hey Henry, I think kids 8 and under should be admitted into Henry County sports/games for the price of a child’s ticket. $2 maybe? Not the $5 adult admission price. Some families need a break!


08.29.12

Hey Henry, we need a like and dislike under all these comments. Sure would be nice.

Hey Henry, please call the administrators at the McDonough branch of the Henry County libraries and complain about the idiotic decision to think about allowing cell phone use in the library. This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of.

Hey Henry, so sad that yet another employee is leaving the City of Stockbridge. When will the Mayor learn that his attitude is the problem, not everyone else?

Hey Henry, my kids are wearing jackets to school in August because the teachers keep the AC up so high. How about letting the teachers wear shorts instead?

Hey Henry, hats off to the Henry County Fire Department and the City of Stockbridge for burning down the perfectly good 168-year-old Hightower home for no reason.

Hey Henry, whoever had the bright idea about cell phones in a library needs to think again. I go to read and study and do research. If I have to listen to more noise, I won’t go back. What a stupid idea.

Hey Henry, I was impressed with the excellent service I received at the Stockbridge tag office. Quick and painless. On the way out I penned a quick compliment and dropped in the suggestion box. Last week I received a phone call from the Tax Commissioner, David Curry, personally thanking me for the compliment! As if the man is not busy enough he takes the time to personally call customers... Impressive!

Hey Henry, when all the good teachers leave, enjoy that data!

Hey Henry, to Jimmy Cochran: thanks for the memories of books! The Bobbsey Twins, The Boxcar Children. I have not thought of them in years. I have all the Bobbsey Twins books. Thanks again for the great write up.

Hey Henry, please vote on November 6, but check your facts first. $716 from medicare is being used to reduce the cost from insurance companies and the cost of prescription drugs. I guess you want an $8,000 voucher. How much is that going to get you?

Hey Henry, the speed limit on Leguin Mill Road is 45 from Peeksville to Unity Grove Elementary and 35 from Unity Grove to Old Jackson. You can ride my bumper all you want, but I am not going to go any faster. I live on Leguin Mill, I have had multiple accidents in my front yard because people going way too fast and losing control. If you are in that big of a hurry, leave earlier. They should have never paved the rest of Leguin Mill many years ago.

Hey Henry, for the person complaining about their children being 10 minutes late, get up earlier!

Hey Henry, I just moved back to Clayton County from Henry. Got a great deal on a house and my commute is cut in half! Figured I might as well since Henry is going down the tubes so fast.

Hey Henry, I have never seen such nasty political campaigns before the current election. Some of the fliers I received were so vulgar my mailbox would have been rated X. Clean campaigns achieve the desired result.


08.22.12

Hey Henry, my family has been dealing with pure heartache and tragedy this past week, when we lost our wonderful Jason Holland, however the support and love that our great little community of Ola has poured out to us has been beyond believable and only heard of in fairytales. Our Ola schools, churches, and businesses have really come together to embrace our family, and for that we are forever thankful. On behalf of our families, we thank you Ola. We are very blessed to live in such a loving caring community. As we state: WE ARE OLA! That saying could not be more true and not only said, but acted on as well. Thank you again. God Bless you all.

Hey Henry, does anyone know what happened to the Kroger that was supposed to be built on Racetrack Road? The signs are gone (Kroger building site) as well as all the construction trailers and equipment.

Hey Henry, bring hockey back to Georgia! R.I.P. Atlanta Thrashers (1999-2011).

Hey Henry, the speed limit on Phillips Drive in McDonough went from 35 mph to 25 mph. No sign was ever posted indicating a speed reduction. Just saying!

Hey Henry, senior citizens are you aware that the federal government has used $716 billion taken from Medicare to fund the Affordable Care Act? That’s money we paid into the system that will not be available now. If you have Medicare Advantage, wave bye bye. It’s going away. Do some research and remember it when you go to the polls on November 6.

Hey Henry, to those complaining about fire trucks at Wal-Mart, maybe they missed lunch because they were running a call. Maybe they missed breakfast AND lunch, because they were running calls. Or maybe they were there shopping for something for a project. If you want to know, go ask them before you blast them. As for leaving the truck running, it’s cheaper than a tow bill. If they return to their truck and it doesn’t crank, what do they do then? Finally, as for the person in a Fire Dept truck parking in a handicapped spot... Just plain lazy.

Hey Henry, I was in McDonough library today and heard two ladies talking about the libraries starting to let people use their cell phones inside the library! If they make this stupid decision I will have to go to Clayton county where it is quiet and more peaceful! Tell me this is a joke!

Hey Henry, if the county can’t afford a red light at the intersection of Hwy 138 and Hemphill Road, has anybody thought about shaving the ditch and taking more of the curve out? It is very dangerous, especially pulling out of Hemphill Road and turning left. Think about it!

Hey Henry, maybe if so many kids were not crossing attendance lines for school choice, etc., their parents could get to school on time. The ones who are always late should be forced to go back to their home school and ride the bus!

Hey Henry, when HCFD receives a call that there is an accident, medical emergency or house fire, they don’t have time to retrieve their personal auto. Just because these hardworking, underpaid men and women need to eat shouldn’t be a problem. Get a life and let these people continue protecting it. Thank you all for a “Job Well Done.”


08.15.12

Hey Henry, today was the second time during the past month I have driven up to the McDonough Bank of America ATM and found the machine asking me if I want an additional transaction because the person in front of me did not follow directions and press done. Not everyone is honest and could wipe out your accounts. Just a reminder, when you have completed your transaction, please be sure to hit “done” and don’t leave the ATM until the home screen returns.

Hey Henry, to all people who are boycotting Chick-Fil-A because of Truett Cathy’s personal feelings about marriage... The penalty for being homosexual in Saudi Arabia is death. Are you going to stop buying gas also?

Hey Henry, if the County is in dire financial shape can someone explain to me why a fireman would drive a big fire truck to lunch and run errands at Wal-mart and leave the fire truck running and wasting fuel?

Hey Henry, just want to say thank you to the lady with the baby who found my purse in the Kroger grocery buggy Monday evening. Cannot thank you enough for your honesty! Nice to know there are still awesome people in McDonough. God Bless you.

Hey Henry, why is the Post Office here in McDonough allowed to look like the city dump. There is trash strewn all around, the flowerbeds are never weeded, the trees all need trimming as well as the hedges and and the grass needs regular cutting. What an eyesore in this city.

Hey Henry, kudos to the staff at the Locust DDS office! They do a great job helping calm in the confusion and maintain an orderly flow. The office is understaffed but does the best with what they have. Not so much for the customers who obviously can't read/comprehend clear instructions.

Hey Henry, congratulations to Henry County resident, Connor Price! He left last Wednesday for the United States Navy. He's one of many who protect our freedom everyday.

Hey Henry, just watched the commissioners meeting of 8/7/2012. They awarded a contract for $70,320 for engineering services to design Frog Road. I know for a fact, Henry County has at least 6 engineers on staff, with 3 of them being registered. Why are we paying for outside services, in this economy, when we have engineers working for us? Are they incompetent, and not qualified to design a road? Seems we are wasting a lot of money somewhere.

Hey Henry, and all people in Georgia: Please stop breeding animals, as the shelters are full of homeless pets!

Hey Henry, the field of medicine to be in over the next 5-10 years is chiropractic, because the number of kids that will begin to experience curvature of the spine, due to keeping their necks always bent down to text! Come on parents, this could be the next epidemic of the 21st century! Great Job.

Hey Henry, to all the cyclists who insist on riding on Hwy. 20/81 at rush hour. Can you please do this at some other time rather than rush hour every evening? Traffic is bad enough without having to dodge cyclists and someone is going to get hit.

Hey Henry, for the person complaining about their children being 10 minutes late, get up earlier, duh!


08.08.12

Hey Henry, I must have missed the email when they changed yield signs to mean merge!

Hey Henry, I know these 5K walk/runs are for a good cause, but can’t they do them around a high school track instead of shutting down residential streets for 45 minutes with no warning? The first time someone dies because an ambulance cannot drive through thousands of people flooding the streets, someone in this county will show some common sense and change this practice.

Hey Henry, what is with the Henry County Fire Department’s regular sized truck parked in the handicapped spot at the Publix at Lake Dow. This truck has no handicap tag or any visable sticker stating they are disabled. This is the second time I have seen the same truck parked there. If you are an able bodied working fireman don’t you think those spots are for disabled people or the eldery who are not able bodied? Anyway, isn’t that a $500 fine?

Hey Henry, you have to be kidding. When you call to put yourself on the “do no call list,” you are signing yourself up to be on the call list. You don’t think your info gets sold? Think again.

Hey Henry, so the muppet master is banning Chick-fil-A. I say yipeeee. I am so sick of these people thinking that banning Chick-fil-A will hurt them. I think his business speaks for itself. God has his hands firmly on Truett Cathy’s business and I am glad to see a company stand firmly on it’s Christian beliefs. We would all do well to follow Mr. Cathy’s example. I think our country would be in much better shape. I say Mr. Cathy for president.

Hey Henry, it’s my understanding from the organization officials of the softball games that take place in Locust Grove that no coaches should be chewing tobacco during any practice and/or softball games. Our coaches should be setting a good example for our future generation and chewing tobacco is NOT setting that good example.

Hey Henry, please ask the Street and Roads Department to remove the “Deer Crossing” sign on Airline Road just east of Highway 155. Too many deer are getting hit by cars there and hopefully the Department can find a safer place for them to cross.

Hey Henry, to the wired up Henry County cop at the Chick-fil-A on Saturday afternoon: (the confrontational one trying to exit in the wrong lane, driving directly at the front of another car, and then yelling at other drivers on the PA system) my 12 year old daughter wanted to know why you were acting so badly. I didn’t have a good explanation for her.

Hey Henry, a big big Thank You to Tracy and the ladies in the Locust Grove City Hall for helping my daughter, Anna! I know how busy ya’ll are and you really went above and beyond!

Hey Henry, if Missy Elizabeth apologizes for that stand on “T-Splost we might vote to re-elect her again. Love you Liz but following the "Good Ole Boys” about cost you big time! This old Warrior loves the Henry County Times, and Moyes RX, y’all keep up the good work!

Hey Henry, the first day of school on East Lake Rd, particularly East Lake Elementary, was a disaster. Parents, who want to walk your kids into school, please park on the road so when you are pulling out of your parking spaces you are not delaying the carpool lane. We are trying to get our kids to school, too. My son was 10 minutes late after sitting in line for 20 minutes and then it was another 15 minutes before I was able to escape the madness. A complete nightmare!


08.01.12

Hey Henry, why are citizens who work out at the J.P. Mosely Gym forced to watch only Fox News. We are told that Fox News is the only channel on both televisions that we are allowed to watch. This is neither fair nor balanced.

Hey Henry, I think the citizens of McDonough should pool their resources and buy a chipper for the City. I have had limbs piled on my property for over a month. Every time I call City Hall they tell me the chipper is not working.

Hey Henry, to the incumbent who’s so proud of cutting the budget by 20 million dollars: we know. That’s why library hours have been slashed, vacant positions are unfilled, services are lacking, and county departments are understaffed. Are you sure that’s something you want to brag about?

Hey Henry, to the person so interested in keeping up with the school buses in the summer. Just to let you know, summer school is going on for special needs students and bus training for new drivers. We are not just out joyriding!

Hey Henry, to the people with cell phones, shut up and drive, before you cause an accident.

Hey Henry, just take a moment and pause to think of the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us. If you think good thoughts, good things will happen.

Hey Henry, does anyone know what Take Gap, Give Gap means at the red light at Highway 42 and Jonesboro Street at the Square in McDonough? People, please be courteous. The next time it may be you coming from the other direction.

Hey Henry, I have always been under the impression that when law enforcement calls a wrecker to pick up the vehicles after a traffic accident, the wrecker driver is required to clean up all broken glass and parts, not push the parts off to the side and leave glass in the street for all the cars to pick up in their tires. Henry County needs to enforce this better.

Hey Henry, thanks to Mayor Lee Stuart for a doing a good job. You are appreciated.

Hey Henry, in response to swimming in the South and Yellow Rivers? The rivers are not clean like they used to be and a 2-year-old child does not have the resistance to bacteria that an adult has. Have you not followed the Amy Copeland story?

Hey Henry, how can I trust our government with billions of T-SPLOST money when they can’t even get a little bridge over the Rock Quarry railroad track built? How many other half-done, lengthy projects would we be signing up for?

Hey Henry, If you are going south on Highway 155 and turning right onto East Lake extension... you have to yield to the people making a u turn. If you have a red light you have to stop on red and yield to those who have a green light, even if you are making a u turn! Green trumps red... every time!

Hey Henry, a shout-out to the South Side Charity Ride for Alzheimer’s, Inglett & Stubbs Int’l, all bike riders, bars, everyone who donated time and money and to Leadfoot for rocking out this past weekend to benefit the Georgia Chapter for Alzheimer’s.on’t need all the calls.


07.25.12

Hey Henry, to all the folks who keep using Hosannah Road in Locust Grove as a dump site for your unwanted pets, and you know who you are. Do you feel less guilty for calling animal control or letting them fend for themselves? We all have enough of our own animals, and you are forcing us to call animal control. If you get a pet, you should keep the pet.

Hey Henry, to the person worried about the bus drivers, stop complaining, because they are taxpayers too.

Hey Henry, it’s sad how so much mudslinging goes on during election time. Some people’s only worry is to see how bad they can make an opponent look. Then they go and act all “Christian like” on Sunday. God is watching and you should be ashamed of yourselves.

Hey Henry, do you agree the new Georgia tags are ugly and a waste of resources?

Hey Henry, Snapping Shoals EMC has a great board of directors. I like low power rates, air conditioning, refrigeration and having no blackouts. I’m going to the annual meeting on the 26th at the Horse Park in Conyers to vote for our current directors: Gene Morris, Anthony Norton and Walter Johnson.

Hey Henry, to the waste removal company that services New Covenant Church on Jonesboro Road in McDonough. The residents of the subdivision that borders the church property would appreciate if the drivers would take more care as they drop/slam the dumpsters to the pavement at 5:30 a.m. every Monday morning? It sounds like a series of gunshots!

Hey Henry, my God, Henry County Road Department, get it together. They are paving Cohen Road and Old Jackson and have no clue on how to direct traffic. One day, they didn’t even have a pilot car to guide you through and I almost hit someone head on. Either they need to be trained more, or we need some people with common sense working on the roads.

Hey Henry, take a minute and thank your public safety workers for performing a job with less pay and more work. Also, an ambulance is not a taxi.

Hey Henry, when property assessments dropped, we all said, “Just watch: next the Commissioners will raise the millage rate, arguing that with lower assessments, the net property tax won’t change. Then the assessments will start going back up.” Guess what? The commissioners are now considering a significant millage increase. Just more evidence that our elected officials think we’re stupid.

Hey Henry, so the City Council censured Stockbridge Mayor Lee Stuart. Seems the old guard doesn’t like changes.

Hey Henry, a summer math problem: Georgians spend $380 per year on transportation. The new T-SPLOST will raise it to $745 per person. A family of four will spend $2,980 per year or $29,800 over the 10 year tax. Is there anything you want or need? If so, vote no!

Hey Henry, shouldn’t all politicians who use automated phone calling services, respect those who are on the “National Do Not Call” register. It’s defeating the purpose of registering if I am still going to receive even one of these annoying calls. I consider myself an informed registered voter and I don’t need all the calls.


07.18.12

Hey Henry, be generous in traffic to your mail carrier. We are in a tin box with a motor sitting on us with no air conditioning. It is several degrees hotter inside our mail truck than the day’s temperature and our little fan blows hot air. Thanks!

Hey Henry, thank you to all the volunteers at McBrayer Park on the 4th of July. My children had a blast with the hula hoops, bean bag toss, horse shoes, bubbles, DJ, face painting and the delicious food!

Hey Henry, as election day fast approaches I encourage my fellow citizens to contact the candidates and ask them the tough questions and don’t rely on what is posted on some webpages and blogs. Make an informed choice.

Hey Henry, in response to Henry County Code Enforcement not doing their job, quit complaining in the paper and call the office and file a complaint. They don’t need your name, number or anything else but the address. Stop by the Magistrate Court on the first Thursday of each month because the cases are tried in the courtroom and not in the newspaper.

Hey Henry, school is out, so why did I see a Henry Country school bus parked at Kroger? Then next day see one driving on Iris Lake? Next time I’m writing down the number and reporting them.

Hey Henry, does anyone know what is being built next to the Publix shopping center on Hwy 155 in Locust Grove? We lost so many beautiful trees!

Hey Henry, get out and vote, people of Henry County. You have the whole month of July to vote. Please show our elected officials we have not forgotten the bad things they have done the last 4 years.

Hey Henry, thanks to Henry County Arts Camp. My daughters always love the camp. It is one of the highlights of their summer!

Hey Henry, a big shout out to the Henry Players performance of The Never Ending Story. There are so many kids that love to perform and thankfully we have a great local theater group. Come out and support them when you can!

Hey Henry, did you know that at the Department of Family and Children Services their employees are all of a sudden required to ask applicants for assistance to register to vote and even have them fill out the voters card?

Hey Henry, Stockbridge used to have the best code enforcement officer around and all of these 4 wheeled food, flower and furniture vendors were not allowed. Thanks Teri, we all miss you.

Hey Henry, I looked at the latest Georgia PSC rate study and my rates as a Snapping Shoals EMC member are $523.13 lower each year than they would be with Georgia Power. Thank you Snapping Shoals board and management. Let’s keep Gene Morris and the others on the job; keeping our rates low. I’m going to Conyers on July 26 and vote! Let’s carpool.

Hey Henry, I’m a citizen of McDonough and have been for quite some time. I’m curious as to why would the City of McDonough Mayor and Council hire an employee who’s only concern is obviously his re-election in Fayette County? My biggest disappointment with the City of McDonough is their hiring of employees that the County terminates.


07.11.12

Hey Henry, it was so nice to stay local and watch the fireworks local! The police officers and other county workers were friendly and did an outstanding job with traffic flow, the fireworks made for many ooohs and ahhhs! Great job Henry County on a class act 4th of July!

Hey Henry, why is there no volunteer program for some of the local government programs that have cut back on hours? Lots of retired people out there would probably like to help. Maybe in the library or schools. Sure seems like a good untapped resource to me.

Hey Henry, is there some legal reason why there is no liquor store in McDonough?

Hey Henry, my City of Stockbridge billing statement says cash is not accepted for payments. My United States of America currency says “this note is legal tender for all debts public and private.” Maybe the city attorney should review this policy of the City of Stockbridge.

Hey Henry, I agree that the Board of Education needs to look into the lunch room managers. There is a lot going on under the table and out the back door that nothing is ever done about. It is a free-for-all at the taxpayer’s expense.

Hey Henry, the Yellow River flows through Rockdale County and Newton County and I have lived here all my life. It’s not yellow because most of the time it is green or orange.

Hey Henry, a suggestion to those of you who have pictures engraved on grave markers and mausoleums: Submit pictures of relatives when they were in their prime, not in old age. It helps you think of your loved ones the way you expect to see them next time.

Hey Henry, to the person who wrote about Henry County Code Enforcement, I agree, they are not doing a good job. I have a house on my street that has junk cars in the front yard, overgrown shrubs and lawn and it is a haven for rats and snakes. This brings down everyone’s property value on the street. The problem is that if you file a complaint the person can find out who you are and that could be harmful to the law abiding citizen who takes care of their property.

Hey Henry, I would like to say “Thank You,” to the two gentlemen who stopped and helped me up when I fell in the Belk parking lot on July 4.

Hey Henry, this is to the person who is complaining about their kids having nothing to do in Henry County. There is a movie theater, several golf courses, an arcade center, a bowling alley, tennis courts, book stores, parks, plenty of places to ride bikes, Lake Spivey, Jackson Lake - what more do you want? Sounds as if your kids are spoiled rotten.

Hey Henry, to the family of the child life-flighted from my field Sunday night. My church family and I have been praying for you and your child. Hope all is well! I am so thankful to have a place they could land to help you get to the hospital quickly.

Hey Henry, I had a great time at the fourth of July event and listening to DKC, the new boy band from Henry County at Nash Farms. Really enjoyed the harmonies of Corbin and Bobby. Go boys go!


07.04.12

Hey Henry, when will we make developers build houses far enough apart that one house fire does not take out an entire neighborhood? You might as well be in an apartment complex.

Hey Henry, to whomever was so affected that they had to complain about the quality of kid’s meal toys: please, don’t buy a box of Cracker Jacks. You will be risking a major coronary.

Hey Henry, I moved from Dekalb County, then from Clayton County and now all I can do is wait for property values to return.

Hey Henry, if it says incumbent we WILL vote for the other.

Hey Henry, I take offense that while visiting a loved one’s grave at a local cemetery, I couldn’t even have a quiet moment there due to the walkers and joggers. Please respect a cemetery and don’t use it as a walking/jogging trail.

Hey Henry, to the person whose skin was “crawling” at the thought of people, including a 2-year-old, swimming in the Yellow River. It’s not really yellow and YOU obviously are not from the south!

Hey Henry, I had a taste for steak and I did not want to go to the big chain steak restaurants on Jonesboro Road. Drove over to Outlaws and they are closed. What happened? I thought the food there was good!

Hey Henry, lets all give a big “Thank You” to Animal Control personnel for all their hard work.

Henry County needs to put a ban on sign spinners. They are just plain tacky! They are just as offensive as the lawn signs you see everywhere. They definitely do not make me want to stop in and support the businesses they are promoting and they distract drivers.

Hey Henry, there are at least six crosswalks in the two-block area of “downtown” Hampton. If you are too lazy to walk a few feet to get to one, don’t expect me to stop for you. P.S. standing on the double yellow line yelling and making rude gestures is not likely to change my mind. Maybe the police need to start writing some jaywalking tickets before somebody gets hurt.

Hey Henry, concerning Henry becoming the next Clayton County. Why would anyone expect the same people who screwed up Clayton County, and have now moved to Henry to do anything differently here. It’s these same people making the same bad decisions over again.

Hey Henry, what is going on with the code enforcement? Some people have to get a septic system and do everything legal. Some people get away with it, even when it has been reported.

Hey Henry, we need some more things for kids to do in Henry County during the summer. They have no community pool, no mini-golf, and no local amusement parks.

Hey Henry, why does Henry County have so many Tents-Grills-BBQ Stands just set up on any street corner selling right out of the back of trucks, cars, tents, etc. Who inspects them and do they pay permit fees?

Hey Henry, what do you do if you find yourself homeless in Henry County? I can’t find much help.


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