Hey Henry, I wonder which tax and tag
office you visited. I’ve had the opportunity to deal with both of
these offices along with tax commissioner David Curry and was
treated with courtesy, kindness, and respect. Also, dealt with code
enforcement, storm water management, and planning and zoning this
past year and everyone has been helpful and polite. Couldn’t ask for
greater people to deal with!
Hey Henry, could whoever it was that decided to replace stop signs
with yield signs at highway intersections take down the yield signs
and put the stop signs back. That way drivers will return to
yielding to oncoming traffic as they did when stop signs were there.
Hey Henry, drivers must stop and stay stopped for pedestrians, not
just yield to them. The McDonough Square is out of control. Pass out
tickets. Hard lessons stick.
Hey Henry, did you ever notice the effect that weather has on the
memory? Any time it starts to snow here, suddenly everybody
remembers some place they have to go!
Hey Henry, will someone clarify this for me? Does a Henry County
Commissioner have to live in the actual district he was elected in
or can he just own a house in that district?
Hey Henry, it is time citizens wake up in McDonough. Your city
council has voted to purchase a piece of property for $1M+ more than
its fair market value. Additionally, $250k more than the appraised
value. The Mayor is refusing to sign the contract because he
believes it to be fiscally irresponsible. In response, the council
is threatening to remove him from office. First the charter, now
this. On the surface, this appears to be waste and abuse. Yes, we
need a new public safety building. No, the taxpayer should never pay
more than what is a sound investment option. Tax and spend and that
is the way it will continue unless you get involved.
Hey Henry, how many of you residents wish City Hall and the Police
Department would enforce the noise ordinance laws? They need to
enforce these laws. I’m tired of being drowned out!
Hey Henry, this is my third year attending the McDonough Christmas
Parade and for the second year in a row I was so impressed with the
young men and women in the Henry County High School ROTC. What a
super looking group of youngsters. There are good things happening
in that school it is obvious. Even my husband was impressed and he
is retired Army.
Hey Henry, it seems to me according to the beautiful Special section
in this weeks paper we are celebrating Santa Claus’ birthday and not
our Lord Jesus Christ’s, He was not even mentioned! “Jesus is the
reason for the season.”
Hey Henry, I always knew we had a bunch of idiots in Henry
Government. Now I have proof! They’re wasting money with the trees,
plants and the upcoming maintenance on Jonesboro Road! I can’t
believe it. No wait... yes I do. We’re doomed.
Hey Henry, the thing no one mentions in all the coverage on the mass
shootings, is, if there had been one other person with a gun in the
immediate area, the shooters would not have been able to kill so
many. He would be shot first. Instead of using this as a excuse to
remove guns it only shows that more responsible people should carry
We replaced Hey Henry this week with
a column about the Sandy Hook tragedy. Hey Henry will return on
December 26. Thank you for understanding.
Hey Henry, John Denver was right all
those years ago. Rocky Mountain High Colorado.
Hey Henry, thank you Commissioner Holder for your years of service
to Henry County and District One. You will be missed. Thank you for
all you have done. You will always be No. 1!
Hey Henry, when you see my turn signal, I’m signaling my intention.
I’m not asking your permission!
Hey Henry, I want to give a long overdue special thanks to the staff
and management at Chick-fil-A located on Hwy. 20 in McDonough. I ran
out of gas while in the drive thru getting lunch one day. The staff
pushed my SUV out of the flow of traffic, they gave me lunch and,
even brought me 5 gallons of gas. All free.
Hey Henry, what is it that people don’t understand about backup
lights. They serve as a warning that the car is backing up. You can
see the car before the driver sees you.
Hey Henry, sadly we have become a nation of whiners and blamers.
Hey Henry, so the teachers in Henry County got 5 more furlough days,
yet there is money to landscape the median of Jonesboro road? This
confuses the taxpayers.
Hey Henry, to the person who lives on Farmbrook Pkwy. and likes to
fly his American flag upside down, I hope you stop and remember the
men and women who served and died in order to give you that right.
Hey Henry to the people who feel that Henry County is going in the
wrong direction: I suppose that’s how my Native American ancestors
felt when the “founding fathers” landed. If I said that you should
continue migrating south and don’t stop even if you hit water, then
I am no better than you are. We fear most that which we do not
understand. We have never met during my nearly 12 years in Henry
County, so you have no idea what I am like as a neighbor or a
person. I would love to know the criteria by which you judge. At the
end of the day, we are all just people.
Hey Henry, Christmas is weird. What other time of the year do you
sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks?
Hey Henry, thanks to Connecting Henry for making Christmas brighter
for over 1000 kids through the Community Cares Toy Shop. It was the
best volunteer experience ever! I’ll be back next year!
Hey Henry, I just wanted to say thank you to the phenomenal Woodland
Symphonic Band. Their performance at the PAC last Thursday night was
great! I really enjoyed it.
Hey Henry, to the inconsiderate person on Leguin Mill Road who uses
his yard to target practice. Just because you live outside of the
city limits does not mean you don’t have neighbors. We are tired of
our peace being disturbed every single day, sometimes at 7 a.m. Go
to a shooting range like the rest of us.
Hey Henry, Merry Christmas to all the Henry County Board of
Education employees. You will be getting an increase in health
insurance and five furlough days for the new year. Again, Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Henry County Board of
Hey Henry, I just want to thank the
City of McDonough for putting up all the beautiful Christmas
decorations for all of us to enjoy, especially on the Square. And I
like them up a little early!
Hey Henry, seeing these images of people fighting over material
goods on the day after Thanksgiving is directly proportional to what
happened on election day.
Hey Henry, all you regular gals and guys parking in spaces marked
New/Expectant Mother...really? You can’t walk just a bit further?
Hey Henry, I’ve seen a lot of dumb posts in my time, but this one
took the cake “Some teachers think that just because they show up,
they are entitled to more money.” I dare you to volunteer in a
school. “just show up?” Ha.
Hey Henry, I would like to say “Thank You” to all the people who
stopped at the intersection of Old Jackson Road and LeGuin Mill on
Monday morning when my van broke down. In less than ten minutes, six
people stopped to offer their help. There are still good people in
this world! Thank you!
Hey Henry, if you come in for an appointment and sign in this means
you are here in the waiting room not outside smoking or socializing.
If you are called and don’t answer, don’t get mad because you were
skipped. We will not look for you in the parking lot.
Hey Henry, how about a little perspective?
Hey Henry, yes, it is true people do ask if you are licensed,
insured and bonded to do work on their property. The reason being
folks this day and time are sue happy. The intent was not to
criticize those out of work. It is just a fact there are jobs out
there but I don’t think most people want to do them.
Hey Henry, please stop sending in “group shots” to the Henry County
As It Was section. There’s a reason nobody guessed last week’s
Hey Henry, after dealing with people in the tax assessors office and
the tag office in McDonough, I wonder how these people keep their
jobs. There are plenty of qualified people ready to take their jobs
and treat people with kindness and respect. Mr Curry, rudeness or
indifference to taxpayers would be grounds for dismissal in my book.
Hope you have some opposition in the next election.
Hey Henry, to the person saying Henry County is heading in the same
direction as Fulton, Dekalb and Clayton. You are so right and anyone
who can’t see it has their head in the sand. Henry County is not the
desirable place it was 20 years ago.
Hey Henry, to the person complaining about the Harley noise. I own a
Harley, but it’s not as loud as the truck with no muffler that
belongs to the teenage boy next door who runs up and down the street
at all hours of the day and night. And remember, most motorcycle
riders are always organizing rides for a good cause - like March of
Dimes, or to raise funds for a local family who has a desperate need
for financial help for a sick child.
Hey Henry, does anybody know anything about Miss Morene? Her shop on
the Square is never open but has never officially closed. I used to
teach with her and just wondered. Such a sweet lady.
Hey Henry, I don't think the economy
is as bad as the media and people make it out to be. Just look at
the shopping centers on black Friday. I would like to know where
most of these people find the money to buy all of this stuff. Oh, I
know, they are using credit cards and getting themselves into more
debt. Yes, I do work and so does my wife, so don't send me a Hey
Henry, saying to get a job ... If there is a magical answer, please
let me know.
Hey Henry, I was at Kroger the other day and my car wouldn’t start.
I am disabled and can’t do much physical work. A nice young man came
up and got his jumper cables and started my car. In this age when
people are so stressed, its nice to know that someone cares.
Hey Henry, to the reader who is complaining about shooting near
River Road: You are not “residential.” Really? That area is largely
still zoned RA. ... I don't live in that area, [but] I grew up
hunting, shooting and riding atvs in that neck of the woods.
Although the motorcycle issue seems plausible, if you don't like it,
you shouldn't have moved out to the country ... the city limits has
ordinances against that stuff.
Hey Henry, I have never seen it take so long to open up a Little
Caesar's as it has for the one in Locust Grove.
Hey Henry, Kudos to the folks who planned and executed the Veterans
Day memorial at Heritage Park!
Hey Henry, if you offer to clean someone's house, gutters or yards,
the first thing they want to know is if if you are bonded, licensed
and insured. Starting a small business isn't as simple as walking up
to a stranger and offering to work. Times are different from when
you were young. Think before you criticize those who are out of
Hey Henry, buckle your seat belts and get your weapons ready, Dekalb
County, Clayton County and Fulton County are headed this way. I
guess we will end up in Florida before it's over with.
Hey Henry, this weekend my mother and I were shopping on the
McDonough Square and in the span of an hour we were almost hit three
times. Each time we were walking in the crosswalks, where we were
supposed to walk. The Square is not a racetrack. Pedestrians have
the right of way.
Hey Henry, OF COURSE Pammy doesn't give too much info!
Hey Henry, the person who thought the Chicago teachers strike was a
good thing is a great example of what’s wrong with our education
system. Some teachers think that just because they show up, they are
entitled to more money. In today’s economy, they should be happy to
have a job while people are struggling to keep their homes. No one
should have a job for life.
Hey Henry, you may nap at work but in our office no one has time. We
are too busy serving people in need. Maybe you should try it.
Meaning working a job serving the public. Or maybe just working at
Hey Henry, [I am] thankful to be an American! As a retired U.S.
Military Policeman (Vietnam, and the Cold War), who has been around
the world, and observed the “rights” in many countries (no
Civil/Human rights)... The freedoms we have are not matched
anywhere. Try speaking out in many nations ... prison or you
disappear! For all the faults and worries, compared to most nations
we Americans are blessed.
Hey Henry, where are people who clean
your house, gutters, yard etc. When I grew up everyone did what they
had to do to make ends meet, now it seems Americans are rather
spoiled or expect the taxpayers to support them. Perhaps this is one
of the things wrong with America. I can already hear the naysayers
remarking about high wages to support their families. Well start
somewhere, however menial the work.
Hey Henry, I voted at Shiloh Education Center and my hat is off to
all the poll workers. From start to finish the process took about 20
minutes. It ran like a well oiled machine.
Hey Henry, it will be 2016 before Hwy 155 is widened from Bill
Gardner/Hampton Locust Grove Road to Racetrack Road? Lets just make
it into a parking lot permanently! Instead of buying real estate
maybe we should have invested in our current overly stressed
Hey Henry, why is it that there are sign ordinances that ban people
from posting signs, but politicians can litter the streets with
their campaign signs? Are they better than everybody else?
Hey Henry, parents need to wake up and realize that the bus drivers
are there to safely take your children to and from school. They get
paid very little without any raises for years. They need your help
in teaching the kids how to behave on the bus, not your harassment.
Hey Henry, it is not even Thanksgiving yet. Why oh why did the City
of McDonough already put up the Christmas decorations? Ugh!
Hey Henry, I want to give a shout out to all the Harley-Davidson
Riders who ride to benefit others. Loud and Proud! Just saying!
Hey Henry, why do you only print some of the “Hey Henry’s” and not
all. I guess if you don’t agree with my opinion you just delete it.
Wow! Big surprise.
Hey Henry, I get so sick and tired of hearing about how our school
systems need more money to fix things. All they really need is
quality teachers and good old fashioned discipline so maybe kids
would listen and not constantly disrupt the class. There needs to be
consequences for bad behavior. The three strikes and smack rule
worked wonders in my time and rarely did kids misbehave in school.
We also need good parenting which seems to have fallen to the
wayside. Yes parents, your kids are bad in school because they don’t
have consequences at home. When I went to school they didn’t have
computers nor money for that matter but we had well educated
children. Money is not the answer to everything.
Hey Henry, to the person complaining about slow drivers on Jonesboro
Road. The speed limit is only 45 mph and if you have noticed, there
are police in that corridor that are just looking for drivers like
Hey Henry, in regards to the person who dislikes the stick figures
with wigs on them. Have you ever heard of Halloween? If you don’t
like it, don’t look at it.
Hey Henry, why did the City of McDonough have trick or treating on
the Square on during rush hour on a Friday? Traffic was backed up
for miles along Hwy 42. It seems like they could find a better day
to schedule that on.
Hey Henry, has the writer, who
quipped regarding wearing PJ’s to work, ever stopped to consider
that perhaps. A) there are those who cannot afford to wear name
brand clothing. B) could care less if they have a co-workers respect
or C) just don’t want to wrinkle their good threads while they’re
napping at work?
Hey Henry, obviously the person complaining that teachers were the
only ones getting rewarded was not at the ceremony last week at the
PAC. Teachers, custodial workers, bus drivers and paraprofessionals
were recognized. Sounds like you have a chip on your shoulder.
Hey Henry, the bailout was not for the auto industry but for the UAW
pension plan. Don’t you wish you had someone who could give your
pension a bailout?
Hey Henry, loved the Community Bible Church Trunk or Treat. Didn’t
care for the business card that was slipped into the kids’ treat
bags. Totally inappropriate for a church event and a kids’ event.
Hey Henry, the Thriller Parade keeps getting better. Can’t wait
until next year. Thanks to everyone who made it possible.
Hey Henry, I would like to request that people think twice before
they steal anything from a grave. Please keep in mind that this is
sacred ground. Last year someone stole the solar lights from our
grave lot in Locust Grove. Please return my lights. You don’t need
them. God is watching you at all times.
Hey Henry, to the robbers who came to our neighborhood last week and
shot the homeowner after he fired a warning shot. Let’s just say no
more warning shots. We are prepared and ready. Take that however you
Hey Henry, this is to the person trying to justify the loud
motorcycles. First of all, “if I can’t hear you, I can’t see you” ??
That makes absolutely no sense. I ride too (but not a loud bike) and
if you are depending on that to keep you safe, maybe you shouldn’t
be riding. Second of all, many of the “Harley” riders wear little
bean helmets that only cover the top of their heads. That might do
some good if an acorn falls directly on your head. But that’s about
it. So don’t use safety as an excuse to ride those obnoxious bikes.
Hey Henry, what is up with the freaky looking mannequins on
Jonesboro Road? These things are just tacky and they are on the main
road into our Square! Political signs are bad enough, but spooky
looking stick figures with wigs on hay bales is just over the top!
Hey Henry, whatever happened to “Slower traffic keep right?” Not
just on the Interstate, but on Jonesboro Road too!
Hey Henry, maybe the new Commissioners will break some of their
promises, who knows. But guess what? We know the ones they will be
replacing did break their promises. I would rather take that chance
and it looks like most of the other voters in Henry County agree.
Hey Henry, everyone should stop thinking about themselves for a
minute and help someone else by donating money to the Red Cross to
help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Hey Henry, when I voted I used my personal address label; thereby
cutting down the time to complete their form. It sure sped up the
Hey Henry, I hope the voters that
voted out the Chairman and the other commissioners realize there is
no way the new ones can keep their campaign pledges. No more land
purchases. Let’s see how long that lasts when they have to vote on
right-away purchases, land is land. No more Executive Sessions. Lets
see them openly discuss personnel matters. Remember a promise is a
promise. Let’s just see what happens.
Hey Henry, I am puzzled by what I saw at the polling place when
voting early last week. GA law states that “no person shall
distribute or display and campaign, literature, newspaper, booklet,
pamphlet, card, sign, paraphernalia, or any other written or printed
matter of any kind, etc., etc.” There was a guy in front of me
wearing a T-shirt advertising one of the Presidential candidates but
no one at the polling place said a word to him. What’s up with that?
Hey Henry, to the person worried about the Henry County Board of
Education parking lot being a used car lot. I’m a tax- payer too. If
it doesn’t effect you, mind your own business!
Hey Henry, why has it become ok to wear pajamas wherever you go? I
work in an office that serves the public and it is ridiculous how
some people dress. If you want respect, dress like you deserve it.
Hey Henry, I heard on the news that Henry County might put cameras
on the outside of school buses. I am all for stopping motorists from
passing buses while picking up children. But you should not allow
non-mandated individuals to enforce the law. If I understand right
it will snap a picture when the stop sign is out. What happens when
motorists pass when the stop sign is out, long before the bus stops,
like I see all the time?
Hey Henry, I’m just completing a Government 101 Class offered by the
City of McDonough for citizens who want a first hand class on how
our city runs, and who runs it. I want to give a big “Thank You” to
all our city personnel. Each class was so intriguing that I couldn’t
stand to miss even one.
Hey Henry, to the person talking about leash laws and their sweet
little pit bulls not biting anyone. Oh, it’s how you raise them,
baloney. Is this why I was bit by one of these so called sweet
vicious dogs. They told me, “Oh, he won’t hurt you.” Okay, come and
see the scars.
Hey Henry, to the person complaining about the loud noise that
Harley motorcycles make. Don’t they understand “If you can’t hear us
you can’t see us.” Let’s rally together on this and show our support
for those who ride! We ride loud and proud!
Hey Henry, there was a bailout of the auto industry and the banks.
The difference is that the auto industry continues to sell cars, but
the banks won’t make loans! I have a 790 credit score and no missed
or late payments, but because of the drop in home values the banks
exploit loopholes to not refinance. If they want to boost economy,
lower gas prices to below $2 a gallon and make the banks lend money
to those of us who have worked really hard to keep what we have and
not walk away. Right now I really want to just walk away. So please,
somebody tell me why I shouldn’t.
Hey Henry, that’s great that the Teacher of the Year got rewarded,
but as an employee, why don’t they reward people in all departments,
including custodial, maintenance, and so forth. I guess we are just
considered commodities. For their information, a lot of these people
have college degrees, too.
Hey Henry, there was a long line at
the Phillips Drive voting precinct today but the process was so
organized that we never stopped moving! Impressive.
Hey Henry, thank you to the person who found my cell phone and
turned it in at Aldi's on Jonesboro Road.
Hey Henry, is it better to elect a politician that wants to be rich
or one that wants to be richer?
Hey Henry, I'm thinking of utilizing the mentoring program offered
at the schools for my child and would like to know if anyone in the
county has ever used the program. If so, are you satisfied and has
it helped your child?
Hey Henry, why are all the gas stations on Highway 81 east of
McDonough always an average of 20 cents a gallon higher than most
Hey Henry, to the person who took the flowers from my husband's
grave in Eastlawn Cemetery, you are despicable. You replaced my
beautiful arrangement with a badly faded one that was falling apart.
Did you think I would not know the difference? I also think you used
some glue to keep it in the vase. I had to dig it from the vase.
Hey Henry, I would like to know when the Henry County Board of
Education Building parking lot became a used car lot?
Hey Henry, I would like to send a special "Thank You" to the members
of Turning Point Church who helped my teenage girls when they were
hit by another car. Your kindness made an awful situation easier.
Thank you for calling us and taking care of our girls until we
arrived. Your kindness is very much appreciated.
Hey Henry, to the person who wrote about the guineas or wild turkeys
crossing the road on Old Jackson. These are wild birds. If you have
a problem with them move into Atlanta or something. There are still
rural areas around here. Next, I guess you’re going to fuss about
the deer around here. Enjoy the country while you still can.
Hey Henry, I would like to know when the lines are going to be
painted on Coan Drive? It is dangerous at night and when it's
Hey Henry, I would like to give a big Thank You to the crew at Pizza
Hut in Locust Grove for their donation of pizzas to the Henry
Hurricanes Wheelchair Handball team and their competitors, the
Gwinnett Heat, this past Saturday. The lunch was very appreciated by
the players and their families during the double header game.
Hey Henry, the BOC does not own the airport. The taxpayers of Henry
County own the airport. The BOC just used OUR money to buy it,
without our permission by the way.
Hey Henry, does anyone know why the sidewalk has been torn up on L.G./Griffin
Road in Locust Grove. It was put in a year or so ago with stimulus
funds. Now it is being torn out and it looks like they are
installing water pipes. Don’t these people talk to each other when
they are planning a project? I sure would like to know what is going
Hey Henry, in response to the person talking about leash laws, most
pitbulls are not mean. It depends on how they are raised and who
Hey Henry, I want to thank the
precious person that found my card and letter from Kohl’s in the
Target parking lot and took the time and effort to mail it to me. I
knew I had somehow lost it but did not have any ideal where. What a
nice surprise to see it in the mail. You are one of God’s angels.
From one Christian to another, God Bless!
Hey Henry, since Henry County teachers can be fired for “job
abandonment”- read: out for several days without a doctor’s excuse,
and we in Georgia are prohibited from striking, we will lose our
jobs if we have any kind of “job action.”
Hey Henry, to the politician who is against Charter Schools and
unhappy with our Governor. You must be very proud of the Clayton and
Dekalb County School Boards. Maybe the Governor sees what you refuse
Hey Henry, I would like to thank the City of Stockbridge for having
the second annual Bridgefest in the Pines festival. Miranda Roberts
and Heidi Sewell and their staff did a remarkable job setting up the
event. There were crafts, fun, and entertainment for everyone.
Hey Henry, talking about noise ordinance, how about putting a
silencer on these loud motorcycles that sound like a pea thrasher. I
am talking about these Harley bikers. They all sound the same, but
they seem to want to out-do each other on how their motors sound.
They sound horrible.
Hey Henry, I can’t believe you would print such a mean and cruel
post about overweight people who live in this county. There isn’t
any proof that overweight people die any faster than skinny ones.
Ask the young mother who was 28 years of age in great physical
condition working out at the gym and suddenly died. I think she
would tell you different if she were still alive. Shame on you!
Hey Henry, if you want to take credit for something, then show up
and participate! Do not expect to put your name on it and do
nothing. Stand up and do something. Show up!
Hey Henry, Henry County Republican Committee where have you been?
You should make yourself visible to the Republicans in our community
by placing literature and campaign items where the general public
can see and buy them. We have to hunt you up. No wonder there aren’t
many Romney stickers on cars. You aren’t doing your job.
Hey Henry, I hope the person or persons that broke into my husband’s
truck at the Walmart in front of Highway 138 enjoy the radio and
CDs. We work and try very hard to make a decent living and then
there are people who like to take the easy road. I cannot judge you
for what you did but God will. I do hope you get a chance to listen
to some of the Christian CDs. And I pray that you will reap what you
sow. May God have mercy on your soul.
Hey Henry, a 14 and Under girls softball team had a spirit night to
raise money for their team at a local restaurant. Our players,
parents and friends all went there to have dinner, and part of what
the team brought in was to be given back to the team as a
fundraiser. They cheated 14 year old girls from their fundraiser.
They ignored our calls and we never received the money. Our team
brought in hundreds to that restaurant that night and they did not
keep their word. Beware if you have a spirit night there.
Hey Henry, the economy is bad? I
don’t think so. Everybody and their brother eats out just about
everyday in Henry County. Every time you turn your head, someone is
driving a new car or one of those gigantic SUV’s. Just about
everyone I know is going out of town on vacation. I sure would like
to know where they find these high paying jobs.
Hey Henry, I’m a concerned grandparent and went to grandparent’s day
at New Hope School. Their health score was 88. The reasons were for
undercooked food and personal cleanliness. I’m not sure I want my
granddaughter to eat there anymore.
Hey Henry, tailgaters slow me down. You tailgate me, I slow down!
Hey Henry, I was at Kroger and my car wouldn’t start. Being
disabled, there wasn’t much I could do. A nice young man came up,
got his jumper cables and started my car. In this age when people
are so stressed it is nice to know that someone cares.
Hey Henry, hats off to the teachers in Chicago. We need to do this
in Henry County, but I believe teachers are too afraid of losing
Hey Henry, I think I will open up a funeral home in Locust Grove. As
many overweight people as there are walking around Henry County, I
should have plenty of business. Instead of eating out all the time,
they need to spend all that money on prepaid funerals, because they
probably won’t live past 45 years old. Thanks in advance for the
Hey Henry, to the lovely couple and the lady who helped me when I
fell outside of Kroger. Thank you so much for your kindness and
concern. It really hurt and I wanted to cry, but your kindness kept
the tears at bay!
Hey Henry, Stockbridge’s staff was and is already disciplined, and
if by change you mean running off employees with years of valuable
experience and knowledge, disrespecting and demeaning employees, and
falsely and maliciously accusing employees of everything from theft
to ticket fixing, then YES, we resist that change!
Hey Henry, my house has been broken into three times in the past two
weeks during the daytime. Maybe the county can hire a security force
to patrol our neighborhoods to keep us safe while our police look
Hey Henry, aren’t there dog leash laws? My neighbors breed pit bulls
and they run loose in the front with no signs to warn people. They
are dangerous, I’ve seen it first hand.
Hey Henry, I have noticed when I take my child to school (Timber
Ridge) almost every time a non-handicapped person is parked in the
handicapped spot. Not only is this against the law but what kind of
example does this set for their kids?
Hey Henry, regarding the airport, one of your Hey Henry patrons does
not know the difference between the BOC and BOE. The BOC owns the
Hey Henry, does the city of McDonough have a noise ordinance? I am
constantly being awakened by loud music from the vehicles riding up
and down the neighborhood of Regency Park.
Hey Henry, it is great to see changes
at Woodland Middle School, just sad that it took this long for them
Hey Henry, to the people who are messing with mailboxes in the Lake
Dow area, you’re involved with a federal offense.
Hey Henry, to the person referring to “cops being in private
driveways”.... as a cop, you’d be surprised how many times we are
asked to sit in people’s driveways to help stop speeding vehicles.
As long as he can be seen from 500 feet away clearly, there is no
Hey Henry, does Henry County or McDonough have a noise ordinance for
autos. I hear quite a few going up and down Hwy. 155 with their
music jacked way up and others that are in need of muffler repair.
Hey Henry, I believe in about five years, Henry County is going to
be another Clayton County. Everybody hang on and be sure you’re
armed and don’t go to the shopping centers at night because you will
probably be robbed.
Hey Henry, why is it that people keep ignoring the obvious drug
dealing going on at the intersection on Independence Road in the
Saratoga Woods subdivision in McDonough?
Hey Henry, do you think the leaders we elected in Stockbridge to
manage the city will ever grow up enough to actually worry about
city business instead of all the finger pointing and fighting?
Hey Henry, can we sell the airport we bought but never really needed
now? The money we get can be used to buy duct tape for teachers to
hold together school books for our students.
Hey Henry, the political “robocalls” were so bad this last time, we
cancelled our home land line. It’s horrible that we had to do this,
we’ve had that phone number for almost 18 years.
Hey Henry, I would like to say thank you to all the teachers who
work hard everyday to teach our children. Also, I would like to
thank the maintenance and custodial staff that keep our schools
clean. Shame on Henry County Board of Education and shame on the
State of Georgia for not giving these people a raise in going on six
Hey Henry, what has happened to the Republican Party in Henry
County? Are we supposed to come out and support them without knowing
who they are and what their plans are for Henry County? Who is
running the party and why aren’t they visible in the county.
Hey Henry, in regards to the person who wrote about the Mayor of
Stockbridge’s attitude, perhaps the problem is his staff doesn’t
like discipline and don’t want any changes. Time to clean house in
Hey Henry, thanks to the four folks from the Haunted History Tour
who stayed late to rescue me after I locked my keys in the car. When
no one else would help, y’all didn’t give up until we opened the
door. You were my angels! Thank you!
Hey Henry, can the dog owner that allows your animal to come in my
yard and leave it’s droppings at least be considerate enough to pick
it up? And you stand there watching?
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
Hey Henry, bring hockey back to Georgia! R.I.P. Atlanta Thrashers
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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