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Hey Henry, isn’t it time to crack down on residents of Georgia (some owning homes here) who continue to run out of state tags on their vehicles? Thirty days to change your residency and tag your vehicles turns into never. It’s time Henry County and the rest of Georgia collect on the new “Welcome to Georgia” law to generate lots of state revenue!

Hey Henry, Henry County BOE board members. How is that outsourcing of custodians working out? Still think it was a good decision? At least Pam Nutt had the sense to vote no.

Hey Henry, the intersection of Highway 20/81 and McDonough Parkway would be perfectly safe if people would stop passing in the eastbound turn lane. Some police presence and a few tickets might put a stop to that nonsense before somebody gets killed.

Hey Henry, you are delusional if you think just because you move in, people give up their county jobs. Be patient; we’ll retire soon.

Hey Henry, there are guys that have a police record, that have served time over the years, etc. but now have families, trying to do the right thing, be straight and most time are not being given that chance. What happens to these people is they get so frustrated and because they can’t get jobs they go back to their past and not because they want to. Can we give these folks a chance to prove themselves and do what’s right and expected. The past is the past. Leave it there. A lot of guys just need a little help and encouragement!

Hey Henry, it’s amazing how you can have 27 counts against you and prosper. Does the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department ring a bell?

Hey Henry, I would like to applaud the staff at Tussahaw Elementary for its excellent service and dedication to our children. A special thank you to Ms. H and Ms. Berry for making my daughter’s first year in kindergarten a smooth and enjoyable one (which makes it that much easier on me as a parent)! Keep up the good work!

Hey Henry, “tourist fans” to McDonough? Are you kidding? To see what?

Hey Henry, how can we bolster the budget of McDonough? Easy. Just place a police officer on each street leaving the Square on a rainy day and have them write tickets to the motorists without their lights on. After all, it’s the law - enforce it!

Hey Henry, what is it with kids walking in the streets at all hours of the night? And where are the parents and parental supervision? Is there no curfew? Can our north Henry County police precinct step in? We need answers and action.

Hey Henry, there are way too many parents in Henry County allowing high school kids to have big drinking and pot smoking parties (bon fires). These parents need to realize if some kid gets killed in a car wreck leaving their house, they will go to jail. So ask yourself is it worth it....being the “cool” parent?

Hey Henry, while reading today’s quips, I was appalled to read that someone in this county is actually appalled!

Hey Henry, if you are not speeding, you don’t have to worry where the police are in the morning (or any time), do you?


Hey Henry, wake up. We need a traffic light at Highway 20/81 and McDonough Parkway near the BP. This is the most dangerous intersection I have ever seen.

Hey Henry, if you are unwilling to follow the covenants and meet neighborhood standards, then you should not rent a house in an area with a homeowners association. That’s the price you have to pay for the amenities offered.

Hey Henry, when you come to get a pizza from our restaurant, don’t be rude and shove your money in our face and treat us like idiots. We’re people too. We’re not responsible for your bad day, so don’t bring us down too!

Hey Henry, all the negative in the news about Henry County this week was really sad. What is happening to our little community? I hope they catch those thugs quickly that robbed the Chevron in Locust Grove and whoever shot at a car on Jodeco Road. We need to send a strong message that we will NOT stand for that kind of trash in our community!

Hey Henry, thanks a lot for shutting down my business by working on the sewer all day. Why not do that from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.? Oh, I know ... that would actually make sense!

Hey Henry, why do bank customers never know their account numbers or how to fill out their own deposit slip? And for those who use the drive through, don’t get mad at the teller if the line is moving slowly, because I promise it’s the person in front of you who’s making things time consuming.

Hey Henry, the traffic situation at Ola High School is horrible. Surely something can be done to alleviate it. Perhaps a separate side entrance for parents that are dropping off students. It would be a help if the students used the marked crosswalks also.

Hey Henry, 20 years ago, I loved to watch the stars in my lightless subdivision. Now, I’ll take every light I can get.

Hey Henry, when did women’s underwear become a part of the outfit? Those straps with the metal adjusters are not attractive! There’s a reason they call it “underwear.”

Hey Henry, why is it that we have to call the City of McDonough every time the ditches and sidewalks need cleaning and cutting. Don’t we pay someone to make sure this job gets done?

Hey Henry, I want to thank all the drivers who insist on using their foglights on even the clearest of nights. It reminds me just how selfish people can be.

Hey Henry, I agree that county jobs should be filled based on qualifications. If you think no minority people with qualifications are applying, you are delusional.

Hey Henry, to reply to your reader who quipped “why has water been running down East Atlanta Road just south of Flatrock,” the answer is quite obvious. Since East Atlanta Road in that section is on a down slope, the basic laws of nature dictate that the water will not run up East Atlanta Road.

Hey Henry, regarding the speed trap comments: per state law, local police have to be seen within so many feet (500 feet I believe) and can’t pull you over unless you're going 10+ over the posted speed limit. GSP are the only ones allowed to “hide” and can ticket you for anything over the posted speed limit.


Hey Henry, while it had been discussed, Henry County never purchased any movie studios with taxpayer money. But the TV series “Resurrection” begins filming in McDonough this week anyway! Let’s hope it brings lots of tourist fans to Henry County, just as “Vampire Diaries” boosted Covington’s economy!

Hey Henry, in response to the O.J. Simpson comment. White terrorists groups have killed over 3,446 African Americans in America over 86 years. Massacre at Rosewood, Florida, Emmett Till, Medgar Evers, Willie Edwards, Rev. George Lee, Rev. Martin Luther King, just to name a few!

Hey Henry, why has water been running down East Atlanta Road just south of Flatrock Road? This has been going on for three months or so. Funny how the water at our home about a mile away tastes funny now. Anyone else?

Hey Henry, why doesn’t the Board of Commissioners post their meeting agenda consistently prior to meetings? Also, why are their meeting minutes always at least three months behind?

Hey Henry, you can’t see the stars with streetlights on. I prefer subdivisions with no street lights. If you want one, call the power company and have one put in your yard. Otherwise, turn on your headlights.

Hey Henry, regarding the speed “trap” on Jonesboro Road? Webster's defines “trap” as: “something by which one is caught or stopped unawares.” At this point, is there anyone NOT aware that the police are just laying in wait for some moron to come speeding down the lane? You may be in a hurry to get to your job, but the officer sitting there in his patrol car is also doing HIS job! Just let some poor pedestrian get hurt or killed because of a speeding car, and then watch everybody come out of the woodwork to complain about a lack of police presence!

Hey Henry, Honey Boo Boo and family spotted at Tanger Outlets one day last week. There’s a rumor going around Facebook that they may be moving to Eagle’s Landing Country Club! Can anyone confirm?

Hey Henry, will you please ask the school system how they expect the maintenance department to work overtime “until further notice” (per memo) and then force them to take a week off in October without pay? Explain how that works or makes sense.

Hey Henry, regarding the As It Was picture of Wilson Bros. Nursery. We had just built our home in The Farm in 1990 and when Wilson’s opened, we bought most of our plants there and were some of their first customers. They were kind enough to even give us some plants that no one bought. We still have a few of them today. Thanks, Wilson Bros.

Hey Henry, why be concerned about the “speed trap” as you called it on Jonesboro Road if you aren’t breaking the law. Or, is it just “hard working people” as you put it, who think they have special rights? You probably run red lights, too ... because you are “hard working.”

Hey Henry, why is it that roads that don’t need to be paved get resurfaced and no one cares about the dirt roads left in the county? Can you start upgrading our roads too? How about some gravel on the entire road instead of a hit-and-miss project?


Hey Henry, in reading back issues regarding the peanut controversy at Ola Elementary School and reviewing the letter sent to parents regarding this issue, if I were in leadership at Ola Elementary I would have greater concern regarding the number of grammatical errors in the letter on school letterhead than how many peanuts were coming into the school.

Hey Henry, Pinewood Studios (home of James Bond) is building a complex in Fayette County and movie studios are also being built near Covington. What happened to the studios that were proposed for Henry County and purchased with taxpayer money?

Hey Henry, parents need to have enough common sense to check the sex offender registry before allowing their children to spend the night at a friend’s house. People would really be shocked.

Hey Henry, I think we all want county and city jobs to be filled on the basis of qualifications and not some artificial social balancing ploy.

Hey Henry, how can the school system hire a subcontractor who doesn’t have enough employees to come in and clean the schools.

Hey Henry, I want to wish my boys William and Ayden the best of luck as they will both be starting school this year, and I’m excited and scared but happy they are growing into little men. Also my 1-year-old daughter, Izabelle, who is going to daycare for the first time. We love Henry County!

Hey Henry, can we get something in Henry County besides a dollar, auto, and tire store. We have enough. How about more places to eat like Chipotle, Five Guys, Steak ‘n Shake, Macaroni Grill or a Red Robin. Everything seems to be passing us by to build in north Macon or Newnan.

Hey Henry, why is the HCPD staking out N. Ola Road? Every day this week there have been 3-4 officers sitting in the turn lanes in front of the schools waiting to catch people doing anything wrong. Surely there are other places that need attention - maybe out in front of some of the county’s bars? Doubt too many band kids leaving band camp and football players doing two-a-days are causing that much trouble.

Hey Henry, to the person complaining about the waste of taxpayer money at the recycling center, no tax money is used to operate the center. The center operates off the money generated from the recycled products brought in. I go there weekly and the workers are always helpful and friendly.

Hey Henry, sadly, it seems that the only card in many people’s decks seems to be the race card.

Hey Henry, in regards to the comment about the county getting a county pool? Seriously? There are way more important things this county needs than that. For example, more streetlights and more sidewalks!

Hey Henry, in McDonough we drive with our lights on at night.

Hey Henry, are they ever going to finish up the bridge work on Walt Stephens Road? The traffic is already excessive for a secondary road (people bypass the interstate thinking it’s quicker and cause bumper to bumper traffic on Walt Stephens and surrounding neighborhood roads), and the never-ending bridge construction makes the traffic situation even worse.


Hey Henry, where were the people that are upset with the Trayvon Martin case upset when O.J. Simpson was found innocent.

Hey Henry, a huge thanks to Billy Copeland on keeping everyone in McDonough updated on the “goings on” in our great little city!

Hey Henry, many stray cats are due to people who irresponsibly get pets, fail to get them fixed, then let them run free.

Hey Henry, a special “thank you” to Josh Combs for coming to my rescue and removing a tree that fell across my driveway.

Hey Henry, the definition of panhandling is to approach strangers and beg for money. Kids should be taught to sell a product or perform a service to raise money, not panhandling.

Hey Henry, we have a wonderful service in our recycling facility if you have not used it. You can recycle darn near anything. It is staffed by people who are doing community service and paying off fines, etc. The last few times I have been I have noticed several people doing nothing other than holding down a chair. This is taxpayer money being wasted.

Hey Henry, we don’t care if you are a state representative. Obey the law like everyone else. You are no better than anyone else.

Hey Henry, congratulations to the 10U Tour Lizard King hockey team for being the 2013 Torhs 2hot4ice AA National champions and to Carson Brown for bringing home the bronze medal for the 12U Squirt/Silver division at the North American Roller Hockey Championship in Toronto. Carson played goalie for the New York Tour Roadrunners.

Hey Henry, we don’t get city-type restaurants in the area for the same reason we don’t get art house movies at The Great Escape. The clientele is always a consideration.

Hey Henry, why do people try to outrun emergency vehicles? In the last week alone, I saw three different incidents in three different areas of the county. What happened to common sense and courtesy? Emergency vehicles have their lights and sirens on for a reason. Slow down, move over and get out of the way! It’s that simple. If you were having a heart attack or your loved one needed medical attention, don’t you want the ambulance there ASAP or to be able to get you to the hospital without having to wait or dodge traffic?

Hey Henry, I do get to work on time without speeding because I do leave in time, but you can’t say Jonesboro road isn’t a speed trap. Sorry.

Hey Henry, why is the Henry County Census 45 percent minority, but the county and city employ only five percent minority? Surely qualified people of all ethnic backgrounds apply for the jobs.

Hey Henry, in response to the comment about using our ad valorum tax for sidewalks. We can’t get potholes fixed or roads paved. Sidewalks are a want, not a need. Maybe we should add it to the SPLOST IV wish list...

Hey Henry, lighted surface roads? The writer lost me with “coming from New York.” We ain’t in the Big Apple and don’t want light polution everywhere we go. That is why they put lights on vehicles.


Hey Henry, I am appalled that someone thinks the young girl playing football is at fault for the boys having “impure thoughts.” It’s the boys having these thoughts. Every sport has male and female teams, why not football? Maybe create a female football team and let them play against the boys. Females will rock and win!

Hey Henry, is there any chance that somehow the flooding rain and the melting icebergs could be connected.

Hey Henry, maybe I could join The Times in tooting the District 5 Commissioner’s horn, if he would show up when the Commission votes on the budget and find a way to keep my car from being broken into when I visit Fairview Cemetery.

Hey Henry, what is with the holes in the pavement on the bridge at I-75 and 155? Are there plans to fix it?

Hey Henry, to the person upset about the police speed trap on Jonesboro Road. An honest hard working person would really have nothing to worry about. He or she would get up on time to get to work without breaking the law!

Hey Henry, it would be nice to have sidewalks throughout this county. I have had the experience of trying to take an evening walk outside of my subdivision and was unable to do so. I think sidewalks would be great as well since I see young adults walking to their jobs at McDonalds, Zaxby's, etc. We should use our ad valorem tax to make this happen.

Hey Henry, why do people refuse to take responsibility for their own action. They need to stop blaming other people and look in the mirror.

Hey Henry, here’s a thought. The Bj’s building on Jonesboro road would make a great multiplex or a Dave and Busters.

Hey Henry, if you drive up to a McDonalds or any other restaurant and see that they are slammed with people, don’t be surprised if it takes a little longer to get your order. Be nice and slow down! Life is much better then.

Hey Henry, coming from New York and living in McDonough (Love it here.) I would like to suggest that more lights be installed on the main and service roads. When traveling at night it is so dark that it makes it hard for drivers to see.

Hey Henry, Thanks to Henry Fire Station number 12 on Old Jackson Road. They were extremely efficient and thorough in getting me to the hospital after I was bit by a baby rattler.

Hey Henry, we don’t like the “bucket drop” fundraisers and we don't donate. Our point is that they are dangerous. Some of the kids dodge in and out of cars like it is okay. What happens when one of them is hit and hurt or God forbid killed one day?

Hey Henry, Thank You Shana for the column “Too Hot for Words.” The low cut and skin tight tops are just gross. Also those leggings, are you kidding, they show the outline of your behind, and it ain’t pretty. Look girls, if you haven’t noticed you are too big to be wearing that kind of stuff. So cover up. Your mother will thank you.

Hey Henry, if you are not speeding, you don’t have to worry where the police are in the morning (or any time), do you?


Hey Henry, when can we expect the Walnut Creek Bridge on Elliott Road to be replaced. The bridge now has been downgraded to an eight-ton. This means that any vehicle that is Class 3 or larger cannot cross it. This includes school buses, U-Haul trucks, delivery trucks etc. This is urgent.

Hey Henry, unless things have changed in the many years since I worked in the funeral industry, death notices/obituaries were not provided free of charge. The funeral homes used to be charged for the notices which in turn had to be paid by surviving family members.

Hey Henry, out of all the restaurants in Henry County, I believe McDonald’s has the worst service! When is Locust Grove going to get some decent restaurants like a steak house or something, instead of a street full of gas stations?

Hey Henry, uninsured motorists need to be held financially accountable for the destruction and damage they do to others. If they have no assets, then they need to be incarcerated until the financial toll they caused is satisfied. It’s a state law to have continuous motor vehicle coverage; those who break the law and cause accidents are a burden on citizens that follow the law. Enough is enough.

Hey Henry, if you are going to feed all the stray cats in the neighborhood but not take the time to catch them up and get them fixed, don't complain when they have litter after litter of kittens. The cats aren’t the problem; you are!

Hey Henry, motorists be aware when driving in Stockbridge or the street sweeper will run over you.

Hey Henry, it sure is nice (not) that the Henry Police sit on the speed trap known as Jonesboro Road during the weekday mornings catching the working person going to work to make an honest living.

Hey Henry, to all the restaurants in Henry County; the housekeeping (cleaning) of your business is a reflection on many things. For instance, if your bathroom is filthy, then chances are the kitchen is too. Our family will not return to these restaurants and sadly this includes our favorite sushi steakhouse.

Hey Henry, I am so angry about what they are doing to Paula Deen. She is a lovely person and is trying to make something of her life. She has said she is sorry, so let it go. Yes, we should boycott Walmart, and I will never buy any Smithfield meats again. In America, we are supposed to have freedom of speech, but it doesn’t seem to be that way.

Hey Henry, teach the kids to be considerate of others, instead of selfish, rude and inconsiderate.

Hey Henry, “thank you” to the man who paid for my lunch at Pippin’s BBQ. (Judging by the county truck he was driving, he works for Henry County.) He stepped up to the counter right as I was handing the cashier my money and said, “I got this today,” and smiled. I said, “Thank you very much sir. You have a good day!” And he smiled and held the door open for me. Something as simple as paying for someone’s lunch can make their day. Pay it forward!

Hey Henry, McDonough needs a cafeteria, like a Piccadilly or a Morrison’s, on the east side of the Square. It would be mobbed.


Hey Henry, I was driving on McGarity Road the other morning and I was passed by a car doing at least 60 mph on a double yellow line in a curve. As I passed McGarity Academy I noticed the car was parked outside. Do you really need to put your child’s life in danger by driving like that? I hope you don’t hit a deer one morning.

Hey Henry, when is this County going to get a County pool?

Hey Henry, what a sick sight. On Saturday, June 29, at 11 p.m. we witnessed four young males in a white GMC Yukon in front of us throwing out all their cans and pizza boxes on Jonesboro Road at the tracks near our beautiful Square. Your actions disgust me! Your mama didn’t do a very good teaching you manners. If only we had a “trash patrol” number to call and report you!

Hey Henry, I support those kids doing bucket drop fundraisers because this is the only way some kids can participate. If you don’t like it, don’t donate. It’s that simple!

Hey Henry, I thought the idea was to make paved roads out of dirt roads, not dirt roads out of paved roads. Your friends on Upchurch Road.

Hey Henry, the Times is not only the best paper in the county, it’s free!

Hey Henry, hope we have another great football season. Go Tigers!

Hey Henry, why did taxpayers fork out all of the money used to purchase and install the beautiful plants in the exit lane areas on exit 218 and along Jonesboro Road so that they wouldn’t be maintained? What a waste!

Hey Henry, I am so glad to see Walmart and Target making morally-based business decisions! Now, how many CDs and DVDs will be pulled from the shelves that contain this word, and other derogatory or racist terms? Let’s see if all products, suppliers and brands are judged equally.

Hey Henry, to the person who commented about the “speed trap” on Iris Lake Road. I live on that road, and if you folks would just pay attention to the speed limit instead of running 55-plus on a 35 mph roadway, you wouldn’t have to worry about them! We say “thank you” Henry County PD for slowing these folks down!

Hey Henry, to my retired neighbors that find it OK to mow, blow, trim and edge your yard at 8 a.m. every Saturday. Could you be considerate of neighbors that get up early everyday of the week for work? You can choose any of the weekdays that you like. I won’t mind.

Hey Henry, let me see if I have this straight. If a young girl wants to play football, and she is good by the way, and the boys have impure thoughts about her, then the girl is at fault, not the boys. The “old double standard” is really working here.

Hey Henry, Captain D’s is no “seafood” place. If you’re going to dream, dream big or go home!

Hey Henry, poor dog. I think someone should take him out of that situation before it’s too late. And shame on Butts County for not having a law to prevent this type of thing from happening to animals.


Hey Henry, if you consider Captain D’s a seafood place, we have bigger fish to fry. Pun not intended.

Hey Henry, why did the Lawn Mower Racing get cancelled at Windy Hill Park? This was good family fun to watch. It didn’t cost a whole lot and we all enjoyed it! I heard through the grapevine that a couple of county employee’s with the commissioner chairman had it shut down. What gives them this kind of power?

Hey Henry, when I was a kid, we played outside all the time. When the street lights came on, it was time to go in. Yet we played where it was proper, not in the street. We rarely disturbed the neighbors because our parents taught us to respect others and their property. If we failed to do that, we were held accountable. Guess we’re supposed to let kids and their parents do whatever they want, whenever they want to these days without consequences. I don’t think so.

Hey Henry, before you abuse, criticize and accuse. Walk a mile in my shoes.

Hey Henry, new county commissioners, new rules. You can now sell booze in county parks! Yup, that’s where I want to take my kids!

Hey Henry, why does it appear that neither of the two local newspapers report obituaries from the predominantly African American funeral homes?
Editor: We accept obituaries from all funeral homes in the Henry County area, regardless of ethnicity.

Hey Henry, why are you surprised Georgia’s governor and legislature passed a car tax that benefits car dealers (political contributors) and hurts average people? Georgians have been electing these kinds of politicians at least as far back as Zell.

Hey Henry, to the Henry County Police officer in the pickup truck that sits on the Bethlehem Road bridge over I-75 in the mornings (with no lights or hazard lights on), your practice is very unsafe. This forces traffic to cross into the wrong lane on a two-lane bridge. Please find somewhere else to park.

Hey Henry, just wanted to send a special “happy birthday” to my Honey Bear, from your Angel. I love you and appreciate all you do for the community. Henry County would be a much better place if there were more men like you.

Hey Henry, I am totally enjoying your new editor, Alex. His articles and columns are well written, interesting and give good information with a minimum of fluff! He is a perfect addition to the already great Henry County Times!

Hey Henry, I find it sadly ironic that two miles will determine whether a beautiful boxer dog will die of heat stroke in his unshaded pen this summer. Henry County has an ordinance against keeping pets in unshaded areas, Butts County does not. The poor thing is only two miles outside Henry County. Butts, you need to step up and improve the laws that protect your pets.

Hey Henry, if you own a restaurant, please tell your hostess at the front desk that texting when potential customers are waiting to talk to you is not a good look. That’s why I left.

Hey Henry, I agree with the person who said that we need a Captain D’s out on 81! We have plenty of chicken, hamburger and pizza places.


Hey Henry, to the person suggesting the Geranium Festival be moved to Nash Farm: Please. The festival is one day with plenty of advance notice. The detours are not that bad. The businesses that are fixtures in the Square would have a bigger inconvenience taking their goods to Nash Farm. Get a grip. The festival has been on the Square too long to change locations to appease you.

Hey Henry, why don’t you build a Captain D’s on Highway 81? We need a seafood place out here.

Hey Henry, I hope the new Board makes better decisions in reference on building things (i.e. Jason T. Harper Event Center). The arena is such a waste there. That could have been a swim center, YMCA, amphitheater or something that is actually used on a regular basis. Be smart, not selfish.

Hey Henry, my husband, two children and I had dinner at Cracker Barrel a few days before Memorial Day. While we were enjoying our dessert, the hostess came to our table to notify us that our check had been paid for by some kind older gentleman as a thank you for my husband's service. He had left the restaurant by then, so a personal “Thank You” wasn’t possible, but just in case you are reading this sir, “Thank You from our family. We truly appreciated it!”

Hey Henry, to the mom and grandmother who called 911 about the children left in a car alone. Thanks so much. It’s nice to see and hear that someone did the right thing. Your first comment was not clear about what, if anything you did. I too am a mom and a grandmother, and I would like to say, “Thanks for looking after the little kids.”

Hey Henry, when is the county going to repair the pot holes on Hosannah Road? Or better yet, when is Hosannah Road going to be a real paved road, instead of a want-to-be paved road?

Hey Henry, I watch the BOC meetings. With the budget problems, I as a taxpayer question the need for Division Directors, since each department seems to have someone in charge. Storm Water, especially, needs to be run by Henry County Water Authority. That would eliminate a big expense for the county. Heard it was supposed to go to them, but something is holding it up. This needs to be addressed.

Hey Henry, to the person who is complaining about kids out after 9 p.m. in the summer. Really? When I was a kid, we played till 11 p.m. with the neighborhood kids. If you don’t like kids, then move somewhere that doesn’t have kids around. What a shame. At least they are not out dealing drugs. What do you want kids to do? Just sit inside and play on their computers? I am glad when I see kids out playing together. It’s like when I grew up. Anything that takes them away from their phones and computers for actual interaction with another human, I am all for. Maybe you should get to know them and you might not complain so much.

Hey Henry, kudos for excellent work goes to the Henry County Police Department as they directed traffic on Jonesboro Road in the lightning and heavy downpour. The traffic light was out at the intersection of Truett’s and O’Charley’s.

Hey Henry, it’s amazing how all of these colleges are always advertising college degrees online and everywhere else, and there are no jobs to be found even with a college degree.


Hey Henry, to the person complaining about basketball goals in their neighborhood. People complain about P.E. being reduced and kids committing crimes, and these goals give the kids something positive to do after hours. It’s summer, let kids be kids.

Hey Henry, the BOC needs to wake up. Hampton and the citizens of Henry County west of I-75 need and deserve a nice new senior center to serve its citizens just as you have provided McDonough, Locust Grove and Stockbridge/Fairview. Be fair and provide equal services to all the senior citizens of Henry County.

Hey Henry, concerning kids soliciting funds. Whatever happened to kids earning money for trips and team events? I hate these kids asking for money. Do a car wash, sell donuts, candy bars, something. In my opinion, you are teaching kids that they are entitled to money they didn’t do anything to earn.

Hey Henry, why aren’t the residents of Henry County and the State of Georgia demanding the new Title Tax Ad Valorem law be repealed? It is making private sales of vehicles (and getting a good deal) obsolete. Private sales are taxed on the value of the vehicle, not what you pay for it. The new law only benefits car dealerships. It costs the used car buyers a lot more money and requires new car buyers to keep their vehicles over five years to break even.

Hey Henry, why are the Stockbridge city carts (trash pickup) allowed outside the city limits? They have no registration or tag, so they should be required to stay within the city limits. Are they insured if they get into an accident outside of the city?

Hey Henry, who is responsible for maintaining the parking lot located at Walmart on Willow Lane in McDonough? The grass is overgrown, and there is trash all over the place. RVs and tractor trailers use it as an overnight parking spot, and the curbs are busted up from being run over by these large vehicles. It’s becoming a real eyesore.

Hey Henry, to the person thinking we should move the Geranium Festival to Nash Farms, I say this. Our Square is the heart of McDonough, and it represents what the Geranium Festival is all about. People from all over come to see our pretty town. Who wants to drive eight miles out of town in the middle of a field. And as for the knitted toaster covers, and polka-dotted birdhouses, that’s a slap in the face to all the vendors who put all their talent and time into their crafts for all to enjoy. Why should we change something so many enjoy for a few like you? As for traffic, stay home!

Hey Henry, no one is talking about the shooting at Trees of Avalon Apartments. Nobody was hit, but it was close. As I sit here listening to children play at the pool, I wonder how many residents even know what went down. Shame shame.

Hey Henry, congratulations to the Henry County Schools’ new talented and gifted program! They are accelerating their gifted education students now, as well as remediating their EIP students.

Hey Henry, to the parents who thought it would be a great idea to fly their congrats to their student over a local graduation ceremony for 30 minutes, thanks for ruining the ceremony for the rest of the parents and students. The people in the stands could barely hear any of the speeches, and the students couldn’t at all.

Hey Henry, to the person that asked if I called 911 on the lady who left her kids in the car. I am a mom and grandmother, what do you think I did? I watched while I was on the phone with 911 and waited till they showed up, and I will do it again if I see it.


Hey Henry, to the person who finds the mechanical mannequin “distasteful and embarrassing.” Don’t look at it. We thinks it’s hilarious and even took a video of it and put it up on Facebook. Everyone thought it was a hoot!

Hey Henry, in order to protect our Henry County and McDonough Police Department, why not have the officers double up in patrol cars. It would be safer for our officers when they have to make a stop or go to a crime scene. This would save vehicle wear and tear as well as give the officer a partner to be with on patrol. Nonetheless, cudos to our law enforcement! God bless you all.

Hey Henry, in our subdivision, we have children under 14 playing in the streets after the 9 p.m. curfew, in violation of county code. Why? Because the HOA board created an attractive nuisance by allowing portable basketball nets for the summer despite covenants prohibiting them.

Hey Henry, to the person worried about student safety in a trailer during a tornado warning. The school system has a safety plan and no person will be in a trailer during any type of severe weather. C’mon man.

Hey Henry, in response to the individual upset with the mannequin on Highway 81 East. Which is more inappropriate? The mannequin, or the young man who has been jumping around there for years with his pants hanging down around his knees with his underwear showing?

Hey Henry, to the person who wants everyone to watch out for the speed trap on Iris Lake Road. I live on that road and the speed limit is 35 mph. I appreciate seeing the police out there as they make everyone slow down. I wish they were out there more often!

Hey Henry, I see the rednecks haven’t let up near Unity Grove Elementary. They are still firing weapons that sound like a cannon going off when some of us are trying to sleep.

Hey Henry, why doesn’t the DOT let the wildflowers grow at roadside and in the median of our county roads? Sure looks better than seeing red clay after they scalp it.

Hey Henry, it is how the pitbull is raised and how interbreeding takes place that determines their demeanor. I am not necessarily a pitbull breed person, but I have met and cared for many who were very sweet, loving and loyal dogs. Caesar Milan should talk with this idiot.

Hey Henry, if you use tax dollars to buy your lunch: you might be a bad politician. If you use tax dollars to pay for a luncheon to announce you will run again: you might be a bad politician. If you then give all employees the rest of the day off paid for by tax dollars: you might be buying votes and be a bad politician. Pay it back.

Hey Henry, isn’t it so politically convenient when commissioners miss important meetings like the adoption of the budget?

Hey Henry, please parents, if you are going to allow your children to solicit funds from corners and stores, please keep an eye on them. Saturday at Sam’s Club gas station, a little league baseball team was asking for donations. My husband almost hit one boy when he came around our car to ask for money; my husband told him no. He just stood there and stared. Probably had not heard “no” that day. The boys were running every which way and were not watching where they were going. Please be careful!


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