Hey Henry, stop with the aluminum
helmets, you’re messing up the reception of my overpriced cable!
Hey Henry, why is everyone complaining about politicians? They are
all “post turtles” - someone put them there, they did not get there
Hey Henry, some of us are here with out-of-state tags for an
extended period of time to care for family. Why would someone worry
about me not paying tag tax when I have to in my own state? Wow,
talk about control issues.
Hey Henry, they need to paint lines on Postmaster Lane in McDonough
when turning onto it from Highway 81. The road is really curvy and
people constantly go too fast and cross into incoming traffic in
those curves. I hope it doesn’t take a bad wreck to get something
done about this.
Hey Henry, I’d like to thank everyone who came to my Mom’s, (Edna
Morris’) home going service on January 11. I was very humbled at all
the support from all of our Henry County friends. Our county may
have grown over the years but we haven’t forgotten how to love and
support one another.
Hey Henry, I, too, think we need more unions. Most companies don’t
give a flip about their employees and think they can treat them
however they want (no raises, no lunch breaks, etc). That is one
reason you find bad customer service in a lot of businesses, it
flows from the top.
Hey Henry, to the DOT worker tailgating me on 75 going south passing
155 exit then going around to pass without a blinker and no other
lighting to indicate you were in a hurry: shame on you. That is not
your vehicle. Taxpayers pay for that. You had a Government tag but
sped away so fast I could not get your tag number. Wonder if you
treat your vehicle the same. (This really irritates me, even now.)
Hey Henry, Spalding County paved their portion of Locust
Grove/Griffin Road and it’s the best it has been in my memory. Now
it’s time for Henry County to step up and pave their part.
Hey Henry, I just want to wish SMJ a “Happy birthday!”
Hey Henry, why does the Henry County School System think it is ok to
use parent volunteers as substitute teachers? The parent volunteer
only needs to have a high school diploma or GED, pass a background
check and take a 10 hour course. They claim budget cuts, but I want
to know where the heck my taxpayer dollars go to if we cannot even
hire substitute teachers for our kids? The majority of my property
taxes are for schools. Somebody needs to balance the budget!
Hey Henry, I just want to thank Ralph Thomas for his column “Who put
the fox in the henhouse” that appeared in the January 15 edition of
The Times. It is time to vote some of these foxes out. They are only
looking out for themselves and their “friends” and couldn’t care
less about their constituents.
Hey Henry, to the person complaining about Henry County Code
Enforcement. This county does not have a code enforcement patrol.
Five officers cover the entire county and with over one thousand
subdivision they don’t have the time to patrol. They respond to
complaints called in to the office. So quit your complaining and
wasting time with e-mails and instead pick up the telephone and call
it in. Remember you can’t live in a glass house and walk around
Hey Henry, did you know that texting
and driving is a misdemeanor? Even if you cause a fatal accident
because you were texting, it’s only a misdemeanor. Seems like since
the government is campaigning so hard against texting and driving it
would be a felony with a stiff punishment.
Hey Henry, the state of Georgia seems to be in favor of dead beats.
They go around town stiffing people and then just incorporate under
a different name and continue doing wrong. There should be a local
credit board or website where everyone can see who owes what to
whom. I guarantee it would shock you.
Hey Henry, while a private business may be concerned about its
employees facing the possibility of black ice or unattended children
who aren’t with the public school babysitting service, that business
can’t close its doors on a whim. It must make a profit. Think the
schools aren’t babysitting services? I’m having to explain basic
economics to an adult.
Hey Henry, just read the quips about Fayette County getting Pinewood
Studios and extra jobs, the out-of-county kids attending Henry
County schools and have only one answer for everyone. Fayette County
has smarter politicians than ours. And I’m sure they don’t wear
Hey Henry, I was glad to read about BJ Mathis last week. I think she
did a good job in Stockbridge from what I read. She also did a good
job for Henry County but took the fall due to the lousy economy. If
we hadn’t had the downturn/recession we would be naming buildings
for her like the Jason Harper Event Center!
Hey Henry, politicians don’t make more money because they are
smarter, politicians are able to vote on how much money they want to
make and when they receive a raise.
Hey Henry, to the person who questioned “why county employees got
the day off” on Tuesday, January 7: county (and state) employees in
most of the courts (Superior, State, Magistrate and Juvenile Courts)
did not get a day off. These courts were open and dispensing
Hey Henry, it’s pretty bad when you go out to eat and you are the
only ones in the building eating. We were there an hour and no one
else came in and ate. That should have told us something when we
walked into an empty restaurant. The people who own the place and
the servers were very rude. The food was nasty and they made us sit
there with no drinks the whole time while we were eating. We will
Hey Henry, I can only assume that the person who said “politicans
are smarter than teachers and those who risk their lives to defend
us” would register very low on the IQ scale.
Hey Henry, law enforcement needs to seriously address the illegal
out of state tags in Georgia. Just because they don’t want to pay
the TAVT fees shouldn't allow them to break the law by failing to
register their vehicles within 30 days. If they live in Georgia they
need to follow the laws of Georgia.
Hey Henry, we all know that companies are assuming that they can
treat employees any way they want just because they believe their
employees cannot find another job. Let’s hope that the unions
continue to move south so this can stop. One place that needs a
union is the Henry County Board of Education.
Hey Henry, my daughter just went
through the Chick-fil-a drive-thru on Hwy. 20/81. She got to the
window to pay and was told the lady in front of her had already paid
for hers. Kindness still exists! What a great and positive way to
start 2014! Thank you!
Hey Henry, you guys that are trying to find a job, good luck. If you
can avoid companies that hire family members and friends, you might
have a chance.
Hey Henry, to the person who wants to know why politicians make more
money than teachers and people who risk their lives to keep us safe.
It really is pretty simple. It’s because they are smarter.
Hey Henry, our HOA board said that it is ok for children to play in
the streets in violation of county codes because we have so little
traffic. That is why the county will be painting double yellow lines
on said streets.
Hey Henry, most of the stores and shopping malls are already saying
that they didn’t make as much money this year during Christmas. This
is a false statement because every store and mall has been packed
since Thanksgiving until New year’s. I know this because I work
retail. These stores say this because they are afraid they might
have to give their employee’s a pay raise. They use this as an
excuse just like the Henry County Board of Education uses the excuse
of not having enough money in their budget, so they haven’t given
their employee’s a raise in eight years.
Hey Henry, I am grateful to have a roof over my head, food and warm
clothes. So many people do not have these basic things that you and
I take for granted.
Hey Henry, did anyone see the January 2 news story about Fayette
County’s Pinewood studio and the high paying jobs, restaurants, and
other growth it is bringing to the county? The first movie begins
filming at the end of January. Hooray for Fayette. They get a movie
studio and Henry County gets more strip centers that offer low
paying jobs and box homes. Once again Henry is left out in the cold
when it comes to attracting high end jobs and taxpaying homeowners.
Hey Henry, I just wanted to say “Thank You” to the sweet lady that
graciously purchased several Pez candy dispensers at Toys R Us and
left them with the cashier to hand out to little ones. What a
Hey Henry, sometimes I wish that the United States would stop being
the police of the world and start worrying about things here.
Hey Henry, I drive a wrecker and pick up a lot of people at the
school on Hampton/Locust Grove Road. A lot of these kids live in
Riverdale. Isn’t something wrong with that? If these kids live in
Riverdale, why are they going to Henry County schools? Someone needs
to look into this.
Hey Henry, I can understand why Henry County schools were cancelled
for Tuesday. Wouldn’t want my kids to stand outside waiting for the
bus. However, I cannot understand why county employees got the day
off. I’m pretty sure all county offices are well heated. I only
found a few businesses closed. What’s the deal, Tommy?
Hey Henry, a federal judge just ruled
that NSA phone spying is legal. Relying on federal government
officials to limit the federal government is just plain stupid. They
should be renamed to The Department of Redundancy Department.
Hey Henry, I have three words for all of the folks who are whining
about FedEx & UPS not delivering their packages for Christmas, Waah,
Waah, Waah. Oh, and I have four more words, Order Earlier Next Year!
Hey Henry, did you know our own Mrs. McDonough Plus America 2014 has
been seen all over the state of GA supporting her platform “Female
Veterans with PTSD related to Military Sexual Trauma and Physical
Assault.” She was even on the Dee Armstrong show on the CW in
Columbus, GA. We need to support our own.
Hey Henry, I would love for you to wear a dark long-sleeved shirt to
do your job in the summer. Especially if you have to do any running.
I bet you won’t care about their tattoos if you are having a police,
fire or medical emergency - you will just be glad someone showed up
to help you. I think there are more things to be concerned with such
as seeing the kids with their pants halfway down showing their
underwear. Lets start with something that would have a better impact
on the younger generation.
Hey Henry, I don’t know about you but I have to say I can’t wait for
school to start again. Christmas was good but I’m ready for things
to get back to ‘normal’!
Hey, Henry, why is it that politicians make six figures when the
people who teach your children and the people who risk their lives
are barely making $30,000 and still facing more furloughs?
Hey Henry, many thanks to Mayor Robert Price and Locust Grove City
Council and Staff for the delicious Christmas fruit baskets they
delivered to the senior citizens in “The Grove.” Their
thoughtfulness made us feel very special.
Hey Henry, they must have forgotten to give us our secret decoder
ring at our home closing because the covenants we agreed to bear
little resemblance to what the HOA board thinks the covenants are.
Hey Henry, to all the tailgaters out there: you are not getting to
your destination any faster by following too closely. Slow down and
leave a few car lenghts. It won’t kill you and might actually
prevent some accidents. Plus that way you don’t look like a complete
Hey Henry, to the writer who lives next door to the “drug” house,
and had damage to his property on December 2, as he/she wrote about,
and doesn’t get any follow-up by detectives. Dude, by any chance do
you own an aluminum helmet?
Hey Henry, didn’t Warren Weinstein suspect there might be some risks
involved when he was offered this job in Pakistan?
Hey Henry, your chosen elected officials will soon be sworn in. How
about doing something revolutionary and telling them face-to-face
how to improve the quality of life here instead of hiding behind
Hey Henry, you kids who are throwing
bottles at cars are doing a lot of damage ... broken windshields,
headlights and other damage. When you get caught it is going to be
Hey Henry, save your money on buying aluminum helmets to ward off
NSA and alien mind reading devices. The NSA has already scanned the
county and reports no intelligence was found to warrant further
Hey Henry, this is for everyone who goes out to eat at a sit-down
restaurant. The servers work really hard to earn their tips and that
is their livelihood. A lot of people use their debit cards, but when
they leave a tip on the card the servers do not get the tips until
their next pay check after it has been taxed, so please try to carry
a few extra dollars in cash so they can get their tip that day. Also
remember that they only work for about $3.00 an hour so they really
count on their tips!
Hey Henry, what is the county thinking removing the road at 20/81
and re-opening a new road with no traffic light. The people that
make these decisions must be highly educated.
Hey Henry, some may not agree with Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty,
but as an American with freedom of speech Phil has the right to his
opinion. This is a problem cropping up all the time - get with the
freedom of speech folks. Let folks have their opinions even if it
differs from your own! That’s what freedom is all about! That he was
fired for expressing his opinion shows how prejudiced the studio has
Hey Henry, it appears they have clothed the mannequin on Hwy. 81 so
she won’t freeze to death. Phew, I was worried about her!
Hey Henry, what is it about the residents of Henry County not using
a turn signal, especially the one’s who drive those jacked up
redneck four door diesel trucks they can’t afford to buy gas for in
the first place. Anyone with common sense wouldn’t drive one because
of the way gas prices are.
Hey Henry, on Dec. 2, between 5 and 7 p.m. some damage occurred to
my property. A policeman came out, took a report and some pictures,
gave me his card with a case number on it. He told me that a
detective would call me and come out to follow up. Two weeks later I
have not received a call from a detective much less a visit. By the
way, I’m the same person who reported the drug house next door to
me. In a previous situation in which I had to call the police one of
the policemen indicated the problem was probably because of where I
live. That’s odd. I thought the laws were applicable regardless of
where I live.
Hey Henry, just wanted to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!
Hey Henry, the Stockbridge (Cochran) Library staff is glad to
welcome Erica Ware as our new Branch Manager starting January 1.
Good to have you with us, Erica. Y’all come by our branch and meet
Hey Henry, what happened to the Wendy’s off the McDonough Square?
All the lights are off. Did they close?
Hey Henry, I’ll really be glad when the Times fixes the Hey Henry
website. (BTW the new email address for Hey Henry’s is
Hey Henry, why would they do roadwork
on Jonesboro Road during the busiest shopping season of the year?
Hey Henry, I saw on the news where Henry County police officers are
now required to cover up tattoos and body piercings. I think that’s
good. Let them wear long sleeve shirts. We need to have a standard
for our kids, lets start with county workers and the police
Hey Henry, try sleeping fearlessly at night when you live a stone’s
throw away from thieves and vandals. When we call the police for
their county code violations, no one comes because the violations
are minor, thereby encouraging their behavior. We would move if our
home was not underwater. Those “neighbors” could care less about
their rental houses and it shows, thereby lowering our home’s value
further. We are trying to improve our neighborhood and are getting
no help whatsoever.
Hey Henry, wanted: one or more slightly used aluminum helmets to
ward off NSA and alien mind reading devices. Call 555-0195.
Hey Henry, I wanted to take this opportunity to (again) say, “Thank
You” to each of the firefighters who responded to our home back on
Sunday, November 10. They are: Acting Captain Erick Shelly,
Lieutenant’s Ben Patterson and Marty Miller, and firefighters
Harris, Wentz, Dame & Walton. I know you think you’re just “doing
your job,” but believe me, for those of us on the receiving end of a
house fire, the things you do day in and day out are truly amazing!
So, from a grateful heart to a bunch of GREAT guys. Merry Christmas
and MANY blessings to each of you and your families!
Hey Henry, I live on a dead-end street and there is an active drug
house next door. Traffic zooms constantly to and from this house. A
little boy would have been hit had I not saved him. I was nearly hit
myself. I called the narc squad twice with no results. I reported it
to the police and I was told to call the narc squad. Am I going to
the Board of Commissioners? Not if I want to stay in one piece!
Hey Henry, all the concrete they are using between the new road
crossing over the bridge at Jodeco is enough to pave another lane.
Hey Henry, I recently went into a store and their computer was down.
My purchase came to $13.39. I gave the cashier $14 and she told me
since the computer was down she couldn’t figure out how much change
to give me. Have we become so dependent on machines that we have
stopped thinking for ourselves? What kind of life will this clerk
have if the computers keep going down?
Hey Henry, I still don’t understand the Federal government. They
shut down for two weeks and cut off benefits for our nation’s
veterans but leave the IRS in operation. They closed and I still
paid federal taxes, but the people who provide our freedoms got
shafted. DC needs a reality check.
Hey Henry, Henry County residents’ taxes pay for the education of
Henry county kids. It’s not a welfare program. It isn’t just one or
two kids, it’s hundreds. The Henry School Board has plenty of money.
Tell them to stop whining about budgets and the “need” for SPLOST.
Hey Henry, posted this before, never
gets posted to Hey Henry ... watched another BOC meeting ... More
money spent for engineering services to the tune of $55,000 to
design a road ... Henry County has engineers on staff, at least 3
are PE’s ... can no engineer with Henry County design a road?
$55,000 could be spent better elsewhere ... HEY HENRY, are you
afraid to put this up? Or do you have friends in high places?
Editor’s note - We have friends in both high and low places.
Hey Henry, somebody tell Stockbridge the yellow block wall looks
cheap and tacky.
Hey Henry, if you are not in the Christmas spirit yet, attend some
of the wonderful free events in our cities and churches. You’ll
leave with a good feeling.
Hey Henry, call me a miserable Scrooge, but I just don’t think
people should ask for help to send them on a mission trip in a
Hey Henry, I thought that all the work on the water/sewer lines was
going to be finished by November 27. What happened?
Hey Henry, it looks like the old Truman Restaurant will soon be
beyond repair. Another lost opportunity for McDonough.
Hey Henry, I would like to give a shout out to all law enforcement
officers in Henry County. We have great officers who put their lives
on the line everyday for us. When we call, they are there
immediately. They are friendly, approachable, and because they do
not display a bully attitude, we feel comfortable when being
approached by them. Every time you see one of our great officers,
let them know how much you appreciate them and thank them for
allowing us to be able to sleep fearless at night.
Hey Henry, you people REALLY voted to increase your own taxes? I
have shake my head at how gullible we are as a society. And please
spare me the argument about, “this way, others will have to pay for
our infrastructure too.” Using that logic, I will have to also
contribute to every other county’s infrastructure that I visit.
Don’t you see how we are being led into increasing our own taxes.
Politicians everywhere can then say, “well, you voted for it
yourselves. You have no reason to complain.”
Hey Henry, since U.S. Government employees received unemployment for
the shutdown, why can’t teachers get the same for their unpaid
furlough days? Time for a teachers’ union in our county.
Hey Henry, to all the people who constantly complain in Hey Henry
about roads and the way the cities and county are run: why not go to
the meetings or to the departments that make decisions that affect
you and try talking to them? These are run by people you elected and
they will listen to you. If not, write a letter to one of our
newspapers to inform others. Become a citizen advocate and “put your
money where your mouth is.”
Hey Henry, the Locust Grove Christmas parade just keeps getting
bigger and better. Good job!
Hey Henry, when will Hwy. 81 become a four-lane highway? It is
greatly needed since the slowpokes do not know how to drive at least
Henry, while waiting for a train on Jonesboro Road, a young man
approached our car and told my 84 year old husband that our tire was
flat. As we pulled off the road, he and his buddy hopped out of
their white pickup and changed our tire in record time. After a
quick tire repair we were on our way. That Saturday, “Southern
Hospitality” was shown to us, two visitors from Seattle, WA. Thanks,
Henry, what happened to getting help in the afternoon at the
recycling center? I went there Tuesday afternoon and there was not a
person in sight to help me.
Henry, as a taxpaying citizen of the county I apologize for slow,
albeit free, computers at the library. Is there anything else we can
provide to make your life perfect?
Henry, I just moved to Henry County after living in Clayton all of
my life. You all have nothing to complain about. I am thankful to
live in such a wonderful county!
Henry, it sure would be nice if the City of McDonough would let
people know the schedule for trash pickup and recycling especially
when it changes for holidays. It seems like they could post it on
Henry, it seems that drivers trying to use the closed Moseley Road
do not notice or know how to read “Road Closed” signs that are
posted on bright orange signs by the DOT for about a mile before the
blocked fencing. They continue to speed down the road and come to a
screeching halt at the blocked fence. It would be laughable if not a
sad commentary on today’s drivers. By the way, Moseley Road will be
closed until at least December 18.
Henry, the Christmas lights at the raceway are much improved, but I
would hardly call them a "Gift of Lights" at $20 per car.
Henry, I heard that Troup County has 2 major companies coming to
their county. What was the incentive? How many businesses have
closed in Henry in the past year? The county needs new businesses
and needs to keep the established ones.
Henry, you can say the economy is bad and not getting any better,
but you can’t fool someone with 20/20 vision. From what I can see
just about every eating joint stays full daily, shopping centers
stay crowded with people buying like crazy and you hardly see any
old cars on the road, mostly new cars. Don’t tell me the economy is
bad. Maybe for a handful of people.
Henry, a huge shout out to the organization Caring for A Cause!
Nikki and Michelle (and many others), you may never know what a
blessing you are to the families you work so hard for. I am thankful
for what you are allowing God to do through you. You are amazing!
Henry, recently in Clayton County three young children were placed
in a home where there was a known pedophile. Guess what happened.
Sunday on our streets here in Henry a homeless woman died from the
frigid temperatures. A society is supposed to look out for those who
can’t look out for themselves. And we refer to ourselves as part of
the Bible Belt. This is one Christian woman that hangs her head in
Hey Henry, sad to say, the widening
of Hwy. 81 was going to be funded by the metro Atlanta T-SPLOST in
2012. It was voted down. Improving our roads costs money.
Hey Henry, can’t the County’s technology department help speed up
the computers at the County libraries? The computers choke up too
frequently. Didn’t the County put in supercable or super servers?
What gives? Please somebody step up.
Hey Henry, to the ignorant person who thinks the BOE is paying for
principals to go on exotic trips. Please do your research and know
that with the BOE applying for the Gates Foundation grant, the grant
requires and pays for them to go on trips to look at other schools
doing different things. The money is not coming from the BOE. Get
educated and stop spewing garbage!
Hey Henry, why is it that all I hear coming from the Stockbridge
City Hall these days is the sound of shredding? All day and all
Hey Henry, how many lawsuits is the county subjecting itself to due
to the terrible construction and design of the new replacement
bridge on Walt Stephens Road?
Hey Henry, just warning all the unbelievable people out there, who
run school bus stop signs, your time is rapidly approaching your
first $300 fine. The buses are being equipped with cameras that get
your picture and tag number. What a great way to get revenue for the
county. So, think about your wallet next time you run one, because
you sure don't think about the children that are at those stops.
Hey Henry, I would like to give a shout out to the Union Grove High
School Marching Band for their performance at the games this year.
Thanks Mr. Kramer for your services.
Hey Henry, don’t despair if you lost an election last week! One city
in Henry County has a whole class of jobs just for people who have
lost public confidence! No special skills required.
Hey Henry, if Red Oak school on Walt Stephens Road is in Henry
County, why are there so many Clayton County students attending
school there? There is always a long line of Clayton County plates
in the parking lot. If they live in Henry County, they need to
register their vehicles in Henry County within 30 days. Henry County
needs to be diligent about illegal students.
Hey Henry, the Henry County Libraries are having a blanket drive in
celebration of Kindness Week. Bring new or gently used blankets or
Hey Henry, why is there one police officer that lurks in the
Woodland area (Flat Shoals, Old Conyers Road) giving out tickets
every morning but no cross guard on Fridays turning onto Mosley from
Hwy. 138 - the busiest day of the week?
Hey Henry, I am a retired teacher and Mary Jane Owen contributed to
my training many moons ago. Her column this week is right on. I
admired her so much 30 years ago and have to say she still knows
what she is talking about! Thanks, Mary Jane.
Hey Henry, to the guy who acted like a jerk to the manager at IHOP
on Saturday 11/23. I hope your girlfriend dumps your sorry butt.
There’s no way you treat her any better than how you treated that
Hey Henry, I have noticed during this
cold weather that the mannequin girl on Hwy. 81 East is still
dressed in shorts. They need to dress her appropriately. Put her
some clothes on or she is going to freeze to death.
Hey Henry, it’s sad that a simple turning lane on Hwy. 81 would have
saved two young people’s lives last week. How many more people do we
have to lose before we can get some real road improvements on this
overcrowded and busy highway?
Hey Henry, I want to give a shout out for the Luella High School
Varsity Competition Cheerleaders placing 1st at Regions this past
weekend making them the Region 2 AAAAAA Champions!
Hey Henry, the beautiful old house on Macon Street (across from the
church) is in desperate need of the Fuller Center. I'm sure the
frail old lady who lives there would have replaced the 2 x 4’s
holding up her porch by now if she could afford to.
Hey Henry, would like to give a shout out to the Locust Grove High
School Wildcats who have made history by making the playoffs for the
first time. We are so proud of the team! Thanks to the coaches,
football players, cheerleaders, band members and the parents for
being such a wonderful part of the Locust Grove community! Go Cats!
#65 #77 #42 #1 #2 #3 #31.
Hey Henry, on November 11, 38 parents and students chose to speak
out against the changing of school zones for Union Grove/Eagles
Landing and Smith Barnes/Patrick Henry. This is a big decision that
will affect many families, and yet one of the board members was not
present to listen to them. There is not a transcript or video so
that member will not know what was said and yet they will still be a
part of this decision. What’s wrong with this?
Hey Henry, recently ran out of gas in Locust Grove. One officer
stayed with my truck while I went to get gas and another officer
picked me up from the gas station. I never got a chance to say
thanks to the two officers who helped!
Hey Henry, to the Board of Education: Teachers and staff are getting
furlough days yet you are sending the Principals to exotic locations
for training? How much did the trips to Florida and California cost?
Hey Henry, to the man who backs into his driveway and shines his
truck lights in our living room window every night: Please be
considerate of your neighbors.
Hey Henry, someone should tell the “Marietta Chickens” formerly the
Braves, that they traded one ghetto for another. Convenient for who,
Cobb county? Pack your feathers and leave the state. Professional
athletes are overpaid idiots playing kids games.
Hey Henry, since we are talking about our co-workers let me tell you
about ours. First of all she talks on her cell phone all day long.
When someone comes to the counter for assistance she ignores them.
Our boss is also aware of this and does nothing. This co-worker
plays games on the computer, reads books on her kindle and stays on
Facebook most of the day. Oh yeah this is your county dollars at
Hey Henry, we can’t read anything on
the banners that are being put up before events. The type is too
small and they are too cluttered. What, when, where. That’s all you
Hey Henry, congratulations to the 8th grade Ola football team on
their undefeated season this year and winning the Henry County title
in the championship game. Awesome group of boys and coaches.
Congratulations Ola! You went “One More” We are OLA!
Hey Henry, I have always supported SPLOST in the past, but this year
I had to vote no. I voted no, not because I don’t believe in SPLOST
because I do, it’s a fair tax and some is paid by travelers passing
through the county who stop for lodging, shopping at Tanger, eating
at restaurants and NASCAR events. I just don’t trust BOC to do the
right thing. After the last election and attending Commissioner
meetings I have lost all confidence in their leadership ability.
Hey Henry, my kids attend Hickory Flat school where uniforms are
required. It sure made things simpler, costs less, and they go to
school looking great.
Hey Henry, thank you to all the EMS and police officers who
responded quickly to the wreck on Hwy. 81 and Snapping Shoals Road.
Please say a prayer for the boy in the car that flipped.
Hey Henry, candidates who leave their political signs along the road
after elections need to be fined for littering. After a week any
remaining signs should be picked up by city/county workers and
thrown away. The roadsides look terrible.
Hey Henry, speaking of school buses. Would it be too much to ask,
that they actually turn into a subdivision every now and then?
You’ve got a mile-long line of cars behind you on a main road that
have to stop and wait for every one of your pickups. Just every now
and then, actually turn INTO the neighborhood to help the rest of us
Hey Henry, who exactly, is getting “overtime” at the BOE? Nearly
everyone is salaried, and NO ONE I know gets overtime pay!
Hey Henry, the paving job on the new bridge on Walt Stephens Road is
terrible! It is very bumpy and rough. The angle of the bridge is
more dangerous than the old bridge. It makes it even more difficult
to avoid the crazies pulling out of subdivisions withouth stopping
and looking. The county should expect more accidents.
Hey Henry, to the person last week who wondered if the welfare
recipients with 10 - 15 kids will get penalized for not having
insurance. They have MEDICAID, and YOU pay for it!
Hey Henry, why should the County provide a vehicle for a top
official with the Police Department to drive back and forth to
Newnan each day?
Hey Henry, you would think since they built a Tractor Supply on a
main highway such as 81, the state or the county would want to put a
turn lane going both ways to turn into Tractor Supply. Goes to show
you how ignorant the state and county are. I am planning on moving,
so don’t tell me to move out if I don’t like it!
Hey Henry, congratulations to the
Union Grove High School Junior Varsity football team for a 6 and 0
season. Then they won the playoffs - great job boys!
Hey Henry, we have one person in our office that talks all day,
makes coffee 2 or 3 times a day, while their work piles up. The
supervisor is oblivious to this. The others in the office see it so
I can’t figure out why the boss does not. Some days I just want to
scream “shut up!”
Hey Henry, the county needs to take lessons from the state on how to
redo roads. In other words, look at how on Hwy. 42 they smoothed the
dirt on the side of the road and sprayed hydro seed, then look at
Old Jackson Road. It has boulders and no grass seed on the side of
the road. Go figure.
Hey Henry, it angers me that DFACS just slaps the hand of the parent
or step parent who abuses an innocent child, then that child ends up
dead. It truly sickens me to the bone.
Hey Henry, I want to give a big shout-out to the Henry Co. Water
Authority employee who picked up all the garbage in front of our
Hey Henry, I just want to know, are the welfare recipients who are
having ten or fifteen kids so they can live off the government,
going to be penalized for not having health insurance?
Hey Henry, don’t wonder what Clayton County would say if our
children crossed county lines. They would ask for more state and
federal money just like Henry County does. Daily attendance is why
no kid is turned away.
Hey Henry, I thought the reason for police officers bringing their
vehicles home was so they can be seen and will hopefully deter crime
in the area. Why do I see them parked inside garages and hidden
away. What purpose does this serve?
Hey Henry, to the person or persons who stole golf balls off of our
property on Iris Lake Road the week of October 21. Not only are you
a thief, you were also trespassing on private property! Guess you
didn’t read the signs. That driving range can double as a shooting
Hey Henry, I am so tired of seeing males walk around with their
pants below their behinds and their manly parts. It does not look
cool, it looks stupid. Why can’t there be a law against dressing
this way. If it was a female, she would be arrested.
Hey Henry, folks need to stop taking items to the Salvation Army
that should be taken to the dump. They have to pay to have it taken
Hey Henry, to the person who blared his horn at my school bus
because I was driving 40 mph on highway 81. Thought you’d like to
know that you scared an autistic child so profoundly that he cried
his little heart out, for the entire ride to school! On any road,
other than an interstate, school buses are restricted to 40 mph.
Hope you had a good day!
Hey Henry, what is up with the Henry Water Authority increasing
rates 5% in this economy? Someone needs to put some control on the
board and regulate water rates in the county!
Hey Henry, congratulations to the Ola
Middle School 8th grade football team for a 6 and 0 season! Good
luck in the playoffs.
Hey Henry, people wouldn’t believe the things that don’t get done
just because someone is jealous of who might get the credit.
Hey Henry, to the person who took it upon themselves to pull
campaign signs up on Lake Dow Road and McGarity Road. Five of my
signs were taken from people’s yards. At $12.50 per sign or $62.50
total, that is theft! Those signs were not in the right-of-way but
in people’s yards. Let code enforcement do their job.
Hey Henry, what can you do when you file a complaint about a local
business with the BBB only to be told that there is nothing they can
do, so you file a complaint, (or try to) with the local city
government only to be told that there is nothing they can do and you
should file a complaint with the BBB.
Hey Henry, before you vote this year, think about who is pulling the
Hey Henry, to the person complaining about the school zones being
changed. I would rather see them changed. The overcrowding at Luella
High School is ridiculous. If we can get the numbers down at that
school it would be wonderful. It is sad when you have one school
that is busting at the seams because it is taking in so many areas
of the county.
Hey Henry, can someone help me understand why a small motorcade of
motorcycles warrant a police escort? Less than 12 motorcycles led by
three sheriff and police cars with two police cars on the end. Is
this a wise use of police resources? I think not.
Hey Henry, to the person complaining about the “Obamacare” website:
you forget that we could have had a state operated website if our
Governor and Insurance Commissioner were on board. You get what you
vote for, so stop complaining and vote differently next time.
Hey Henry, would it be too much to ask for some sort of notice when
crews are going to be scraping gravel roads? Speaking as a resident
of one of those roads it is highly inconvenient to be stuck at my
house without any warning.
Hey Henry, let’s tell our animal control department to crack down on
these dogs that are off the leash before a bite happens. They are
there to protect the citizens not the bad dog owners. I’m tired of
going for a walk with a bat.
Hey Henry, I am just curious how our Board of Education employees
are being furloughed, yet several employees are getting a tremendous
amount of overtime. Just wondering how that works. If it is work
that can’t be done during school hours, maybe those employees should
have their work hours changed for a little bit so that they don’t
have to sit each day.
Hey Henry, if you live in Hampton, the SPLOST tax looks a lot like
the football Lucy holds for Charlie Brown. Don’t keep falling for
it, when our elected officials have repeatedly snatched away basic
projects that were promised for District 2 in order to fund extras
for the rest of the county.
Hey Henry, did you hear that they just hired a new HR lady at the water
authority? She is related to someone there. I thought they didn’t
hire family. BTW, did anyone see the ad for the position?
Hey Henry, to the BOE once again in a
panic wanting to change the school zones. Here is some advice. Leave
them alone. They are fine where they are at. Here is an idea, crack
down on the Clayton County kids and it might help a good bit.
Hey Henry, thanks to the wonderful person who, on October 15, found
my keys in the Walmart parking lot, put them on the driver’s seat
and manually relocked my car. I appreciate your honesty more than
words can express.
Hey Henry, 17 days now on healthcare.gov and they still can’t verify
my ID, even after phone calls and uploading ID. When will we see any
improvement with the sign up process on this site? By the way, I am
a Georgia native born at Ft. McPherson Thanks a lot Obama.
Hey Henry, why do we have HOA rules if the County can overturn them?
Hey Henry, to the people who vandalized our house last week,
teaching your children to do this, not once but twice in a weekend
is teaching them to be bullies! You guys stole enough of my yard art
for it to be considered a felony. The Karma Wheel is Always
Hey Henry, will The Times please print a copy of the ballot for the
upcoming elections. I want to vote early, but was told I have to
drive to McDonough to get a copy of it. Editor - A list of the 2013
Henry County Municipal Candidates is available on page 3 of this
Hey Henry, if you live within the city limits, you pay taxes to the
city in which you live in addition to the county taxes.
Hey Henry, when will people learn and understand that teachers,
support staff, etc. for our schools DO NOT get paid for the summer.
Their yearly salary is divided by twelve, so they receive a check
during the summer, but are only paid for days worked. Principals and
janitorial staff work during the summer, so they are paid.
Hey Henry, what’s up with the 20 cameras on Hudson Bridge/Eagles
Landing. How many people are you paying to watch those cameras? That
many cameras are not necessary. And relieving a few of those
employees monitoring those cameras could help with funding of the
Hey Henry, to the person who picked up my daughter’s loose dog and
inflicted injury to it’s leg - there’s a special place for you down
Hey Henry, to the lady who was disgusted with me pulling all of the
plastic political, advertising and new home signs off of Airline,
McGarity and Lake Dow roads. What were you so worked up about? I’m
just trying to keep our beautiful roads free of trash. I encourage
everyone else to do the same! Don’t cheapen your political campaign,
business or neighborhood by using these eyesores! I’ll continue to
pull them around my area of town when I see them. Check with code
enforcement before you think I am stealing!
Hey Henry, what is with the Square? It may have worked for residents
and travelers 100 years ago, but it’s a humongous disaster in 2013.
I was stuck with my screaming baby in bumper to bumper traffic on
Jonesboro Street on a Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. I’m all about
preserving history, but build a bypass. This town is too large for
that to be the major junction that it is.
Hey Henry, if we have to pull over for vehicles with yellow flashing
lights how will we be able to get anywhere?
Hey Henry, kudos to Brenda Brown in
the Henry County Tax Commissioners Office. She went above and beyond
to help this taxpayer! Thank You!
Hey Henry, to the person encouraging people to write their senators
and congressmen. I have, and for my trouble all I get back are a
bunch of form letters mailed by a secretary. These people are so out
of touch it is disgraceful. Even when I ask them not to send a form
letter for an answer, they do.
Hey Henry, congratulations to the 13 and under Hardknox Orioles
Baseball team who won the Super NIT this weekend in South Carolina
and clinched a birth to the Elite 32 World Series at ESPN Wide World
of Sports at Disney World. Congrats to all the boys and their coach,
Dallas McPherson. They were also ranked No. 2 in the nation by USSSA.
Way to go!
Hey Henry, I expect our elected officials to lift our town up with
pride and respect. That will attract investors. Selfish, ego
indulging ‘impersonators’ on the 5 o’clock news at our expense are
disgusting. These people don’t have the best interests of the city
in mind as they sling mud at each other. With all the chaos they
created, it will take three police departments to handle all the
complaints generated just from these candidates.
Hey Henry, since federal workers are applying for unemployment,
shouldn’t Henry County Board of Education employees be eligible to
apply for unemployment? It’s not like they are laid off, it’s just a
temporary lay off.
Hey Henry, to the person on River Road and Highway 81, they are what
they throw out. “Trash.” I saw a man throw a Coke can out on Highway
42 right at the light in Locust Grove. Makes you sick.
Hey Henry, the scarecrows on the Square are awesome!
Hey Henry, last week was the first of a monthly marathon of holidays
vacations for our schools. Someone needs to rethink this schedule!
Starting school a week later in the summer and eliminating this week
off would make more sense to most folks.
Hey Henry, why should cleaning the library be a problem? There are
plenty of community service workers.
Hey Henry, I would like to send a “shout out” to the announcer for
the Stockbridge High School football team. Ever heard of good
sportsmanship? Your broadcasting was way too loud, way too biased
and way too juvenile! The Tigers and Golden Eagles played an
outstanding game. Too bad all the fans couldn’t enjoy their
experience at your facility. I’m all for school spirit, but really.
Hey Henry, I don’t understand the federal government. When my cable
or internet goes out for a few days, the cable company credits my
bill for the days it was out. Will Congress credit my federal taxes
for the days the government is shut down? When I don’t work, my boss
doesn’t pay me. Will our congressmen deduct their pay for the days
the government is shut down?
Hey Henry, why is it so hard to pronounce the word “SPLOST?” It’s
not SPLOT or SPLOSH, it’s Lost with an SP sound at the beginning.
This is not rocket science, people.
Hey Henry, I will NOT be voting for the candidates who have people
standing beside the road waving signs with their picture on them.
Hey Henry, the Library Board can only
spend the amount of funds it receives in appropriations. When county
library patrons turn out like a real voting bloc, then the Board of
Commissioners will find more money.
Hey Henry, my wife and I cannot believe how underdressed some of the
girls are at the high school football games. Some of you parents
need to pay attention to how your daughters are attired. The devil
probably cheers every Friday night.
Hey Henry, if someone is that wrapped up in how big someone else’s
truck is and whether or not it is used for work, then I will
automatically deduct IQ points! Pickup envy?
Hey Henry, I wonder what Clayton County would say if our children
crossed county lines. Not that we would want to, I’m just saying.
Hey Henry, a big “thank you” goes out to Matt of Home Depot in
Lovejoy for funding a children’s project at Fortson Public Library
Hey Henry, I once worked for a library in the county next door. If
we checked out 700 books on Monday, we checked out 200 on Saturday.
I would imagine the only convenience in closing on Saturday is that,
in most cases, it is the slowest day.
Hey Henry, thanks to Obamacare, I can now get health insurance!
Because of our ages (50s), my husband and I were quoted $32,000 per
year in health insurance premiums (not possible for us even though
we both work). It’s now going to be $6,000! That’s possible!
Hey Henry, how are two of the HCPD officers that were demoted for
the sex scandal able to stay on the SWAT team in leadership
Hey Henry, after seven years, two head coaches and countless amazing
softball players, Woodland High School finally beat Union Grove 8-7!
Congratulations girls and Coach Kelli for an amazing win and
Hey Henry, with the mayor race coming up, how do I know if I live
within the city limits?
Hey Henry, someone needs to give lessons for the traffic circle at
155 and Fairview Road Why do people insist on stopping in middle to
let other sides go? If I hit someone doing this, whose fault is it?
Hey Henry, defoliant was sprayed on the trees in the marsh area
feeding into the wildlife sanctuary at the bridge on Eagles Landing
... your tax dollars at work.
Hey Henry, regarding the Libraries in Henry County, they are open
every single hour they can afford to staff the buildings. Those
Friday closures? Their 52 unpaid furlough days a year for the
full-time staff. All staff have taken pay reductions as well, just
to keep their jobs and keep the doors open. You said, “Friday
closings are convenient for government workers...” yeah, that pay
cut is real convenient. Thanks for rubbing salt in the wound. Your
time would be better spent calling your elected officials and
demanding more library funding.
Hey Henry, here’s a fresh idea. For those politicians who have held
office before, ask them what they accomplished.
Hey Henry, the “Thriller Parade” has
been cancelled? This was a great event, fun for all ages, spectators
and participants. Last year it was over the top terrific! Who makes
these kinds of decisions?
Hey Henry, I don’t get why there are kids running track on Hampton
Locust Grove road at 6:30 a.m. in the dark. Whose idea was this?
Don’t you have a track at the school for this? And I will tell you
right now if it were my kid and you put his/her life in danger like
this, I’d tell you to kiss my grits. This is dangerous!
Hey Henry, I knew I had read about a job fair in McDonough but
couldn’t remember the date. I went to the city website but couldn’t
find it. Then searched local papers. You know where I found the
information. Thank you for keeping this community informed.
Hey Henry, could the Henry County Board of Education please explain
the difference between a displaced child and a homeless child?
Hey Henry, this Obamacare will hurt a lot of us. We all need to
write our congressman.
Hey Henry, I’m surprised that many Henry County residents can see
where they are going since they have their noses so high up in the
Hey Henry, without asking the question, how would the officer have
known your daughter’s car had stalled? Is he a mind reader?
Seriously, a police officer asking a question to clarify something
is not intimidating.
Hey Henry, I’ve worked for service companies for 30 years, and
insurance companies prefer you to back into a parking space, so you
can see kids who are not in their parent’s control. And people will
still walk behind you when you start to back out. Not smart.
Hey Henry, the libraries should at least be open on Saturdays so
that people who are working to pay for the library in the first
place can actually use it. I am not interested in what is more
convenient for the government workers.
Hey Henry, if you do not want to get paid during the summer or
during school breaks, become a bus monitor.
Hey Henry, what is being done by the HCPD to make Swan Lake
residents properties safer? My daughter’s lawn mower and weed-eater
were stolen from their front porch! Many are having their boat
batteries stolen and boat houses broken into.
Hey Henry, to the person who backs into parking spaces because they
can’t see around their giant SUV well enough to back out safely,
maybe you should get a smaller vehicle that you can drive properly.
Hey Henry, does anyone know of a cable company besides besides my
current provider that offers a bundle for less than $200 a month? I
can’t have Dish due to being in an apartment and lack of exposure to
the heavens. I would love to say to present provider, “You are
Hey Henry, stop cutting down all the trees...
Hey Henry, to the gentleman who let me know my brake lights were not
working this morning - Thank You. I was able to repair the brake
light switch in a parking lot and get back to being safe!