Hey Henry, just know that when I
drive, I mentally detract 25 points from the estimated IQ of every
driver I see in a pickup truck, and then add or subtract points
based on the vehicle’s size and the degree to which said truck is
actually utilized in anything involving actual work. Translation
(for the idiots I know are out there among you): If you drive a
two-ton duallie without a speck of dust on it that’s never hauled
anything heavier than you and your wife, I estimate your IQ at 50.
Hey Henry, he’s driving down the street in his smart car, drinking
his smart water, and using his smart phone, yet he still looks so
Hey Henry, we are lucky to have good and interesting neighbors in
the Oak Leaf Drive neighborhood of Stockbridge. Thanks to all of
Hey Henry, to the person who said it’s legal to pass in the turn
lane: you must have gotten your law degree the same place you got
your driver’s license. Mail order, I’m guessing. The Driver’s Manual
says no such thing. It is never safe or legal to use a turn-only
deceleration lane as a passing lane, then whip your car back into
Hey Henry, so what if Clayton County kids are riding our buses and
going to our schools. Who are you to deprive an innocent child of a
decent education and school environment? Being stuck up is nothing
to be proud of.
Hey Henry, you can claim to own as many homes as you want where you
want, but if you live in Georgia, then you have 30 days to register
your vehicles in Georgia and pay Georgia taxes on them. It’s the
Hey Henry, judges need to crack down on drivers with no insurance.
They are costing insured motorists a lot of money and are never held
financially responsible. No insurance should mean a trip straight to
jail until restitution is made, no exceptions.
Hey Henry, I would like to thank the nice man that helped my
daughter with her car at the QuikTrip on Jonesboro Road. It was so
very much appreciated. Good people are with us.
Hey Henry, how sad that the County Commissioners and the Library
Board of Directors have let our libraries go to pot. They require
that the staff clean the buildings, but they have to do it on their
time. They are not paid for overtime and can’t clean while patrons
are in the buildings. That is why they are filthy. How stupid. At
least the BOE outsourced for cleaning.
Hey Henry, I heard that someone put a dead deer in the parking lot
of one of our high schools the day before a football game. Does
anyone have an issue with this?
Hey Henry, regarding the comment in last weeks paper about the way
young ladies are allowed, by their parents, to dress. You should see
how some of these young ladies come to church dressed. Is this the
new place to go to attract young men?
Hey Henry, how about repealing the SPLOST IV tax this year? It would
be nice to see our taxes drop down to 6 percent sales and 2 percent
food tax like Cobb County.
Hey Henry, I hate people acting like it is everyone else’s
responsibility to watch out for them. An example: if you walk out in
traffic texting on your cell, you deserve to get hit. Have some
Hey Henry, in response to Code
Enforcement not patrolling and working off complaints only. It’s
easy to complain about someone else’s job, especially when you don’t
know the details and have never had to do it! Henry County Code
Enforcement only has five officers that handle approximately
700-1000 complaints a month. They are doing all they can and don’t
have the time or manpower to patrol areas looking for violations.
Hey Henry, the tomahawk chop will never be the same!
Hey Henry, I live so far into Henry County that I am three minutes
from the Rockdale line. I have watched the same green car with a
Clayton County tag leave and pick up a child at the local school bus
stop for the last three years. I guess the kid will finally
graduate, at my expense, this year.
Hey Henry, regarding the stop sign on Lawrenceville Street at Oak
Park. Thanks to the hundreds of cars that go through this area on a
daily basis, the stop sign is necessary to slow people down due to
the bad curve located there. The folks from Oak Park would never be
able to turn into or out of their subdivision. Also, people turning
left onto Veterans Drive would have a difficult time.
Hey Henry, why doesn’t someone at Ola Middle School do something
about the parents of car riders in the morning and afternoon. If
parents get tired of waiting in the pick-up line, they just cut
through the teacher parking lot and drop/pick-up their kid and leave
the kid to cross lanes of traffic. I am afraid a kid is going to get
hurt one day.
Hey Henry, regarding the comment about passing in the east bound
turning lane on 20/81 at the McDonough Parkway intersection.
According to the Georgia Drivers manual, page 24, and GA code
40-6-43, it is legal to pass on the right of the vehicle turning
Hey Henry, I’m sympathetic about the problems of foot-high lawns,
cars permanently parked in yards and 18 people living in one house.
However, if Code Enforcement did “their jobs,” they would need as
much staff as the police department.
Hey Henry, the HCPD new patrol cars were purchased with seized asset
funds. These funds can only be used for certain items purchased by
law enforcement. These cars did not cost the taxpayers of Henry
County one penny.
Hey Henry, why do parents allow teenage girls to dress so
provocatively? How many of you want a grown man lusting after your
daughter because she is dressed provocatively and she looks like a
grown woman? As parents, it is our job to teach our daughters to
respect themselves and to demand respect from others. If you can’t
wear it to school, you should not be allowed to wear it at a school
function. I was appalled at the way the teenagers were dressed
Friday night at the Ola High School Football game. Very disturbing!
Hey Henry, is anyone else disgusted by and tired of the toe fungus
billboard on the interstate going north between exits 216 and 218?
We get it! Take care of your toes! Now, let’s remove it!
Hey Henry, has anyone else noticed how defoliant was sprayed on the
trees in the marsh area feeding into the wildlife sanctuary at the
bridge on Eagles Landing Parkway killing lots more than intended?
Hey Henry, my budget is so tight I am
limited at the grocery store and the gas station. I cannot run the
AC at a comfortable level, and I am scared of losing my job. I am
very offended when my tax dollars pay for parties, lunches, travel
and the extreme utilities wasted at city halls. You advertise jobs,
but you hire your friends. I am disappointed, and I will vote.
Hey Henry, what a rainy summer! Can we eat those adorable little
mushrooms popping up everywhere?
Hey Henry, the school year is back in session. Isn’t it wonderful to
deal with the insane traffic and illegal Clayton County students
being dropped off in subdivisions to catch the bus, or Clayton
County tagged vehicles dropping off right at the front door of Henry
County schools? I guess Henry County taxpayers never tire of
providing education for Clayton County.
Hey Henry, I do not understand how Henry County can afford new
patrol cars but could not give the employees of this county their
complete two percent raise as they promised.
Hey Henry, what are our chances of having a class to teach the
drivers on Highway 81 East what turn signals mean? I live in the Ola
district and must make a right turn to get into my driveway. I
always signal well in advance. I just say thanks to the MAN above
who lets me get in ahead of the maniac tailgating me. A turn signal
means just that ... someone is going to turn.
Hey Henry, I don’t care what you say, it’s still a speed trap. 45
miles per hour on a four-lane road, really? Call it what you will.
Hey Henry, isn’t it also time to crack down on readers who cannot
comprehend the concept that some of us are able to own homes outside
of Georgia and prefer to register our vehicles at those properties?
Hey Henry, and for most useless stop sign in McDonough, I nominate
the three-way stop at Lawrenceville Street and Oak Park Terrace.
Hey Henry, why does someone have to complain to Henry County Code
Enforcement before they will do anything? Why aren’t they going
through neighborhoods issuing citations for abandoned cars, unmowed
yards with weeds a foot high, commercial vehicles parked in
subdivisions, locating home-based businesses with no licenses, etc?
Isn’t that their job?
Hey Henry, why is there only high school paraphernalia for Union
Grove and Ola in Walmart, Academy Sports and other local stores?
There are several other local high schools that are even closer to
the actual stores, but they are not represented. Why just those
Hey Henry, how long is the former BJ’s building going to be vacant?
Why don’t we convert it into a couple indoor inline hockey rinks
like the Snellville facility? Plenty of parking, convenient to I-75,
hotels, shops and restaurants will benefit too. We can’t host any
tournaments and bring money in with the Avalon rink (lack of parking
during football and park and ride hours, and restrooms, not to
mention the unpredictable outside weather factors!) Please consider
as a benefit to our youth and community income. The vacant building
is helping no one.
Hey Henry, can someone provide Hooked on Phonics books for the ones
who park on the street in the Glynn Addy subdivision? It seems the
“no parking on the street” sign is hard for some to comprehend.
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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?