Hey Henry, James Madison said “The
advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true
liberty.” So true, as we head into the election season educate
yourself about the facts. Do not make an uninformed vote, uniformed
voters are why America is in decline.
Hey Henry, is it ironic to anyone but me that an employee is named
assistant county manager and the next month her county-employed
husband is given a promotion and hefty raise? Not only is it against
county policy for a spouse to manage or supervise the other spouse
but neither opening was posted, and they wonder why morale is so low
among its employees. Are you listening Board of Commissioners?
Hey Henry, I’m not a civil engineer and would not tell them how to
build roads but shouldn’t the utility poles be on the side of the
road and not in the middle of the new street? Just asking.
Hey Henry, what’s the story with the naked man walking down the
middle of Hwy. 81 near Tractor Supply at 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 16
and the Henry County police thrusting him to the ground and putting
him in cuffs?
Hey Henry, I’m sure that church will probably close down, since your
politics didn’t allow you to join.
Hey Henry, I agree with the person that said do not be rude to the
people out doing political surveys. Political and religious surveys
are protected under freedom of speech. Only a no trespassing sign
prohibits someone from surveying your neighborhood. The Commerce
Department of Georgia states that solicitation is seeking money
through sales or requests. It is amazing how rude people are to
someone volunteering their time.
Hey Henry, I thought the folks at the recycling center are there to
do community service. Since when is that sitting in the shade in
front of a fan conversing and watching while residents dump their
Hey Henry, I think we should start a pre-school movement to stop all
fundraising. I know as a parent I would prefer the school to just
ask for a check up front from each child than to have to fundraise
all year long. I would gladly write a check to the school and to the
PTO if I didn’t have to be bothered with selling all that junk that
nobody wants. Who is with me?
Hey Henry, “Thank You” to the volunteers at the Veteran’s Memorial
Museum (located at Heritage Park) who gave the VIP tour to my 9 year
old son and his friend. My older son was playing baseball and while
I watched his game, these men were gracious enough to educate these
boys on the history of the military. These men are so passionate and
take great pride in their service to our country. I am very grateful
for the time and attention given to my son and his friend. The
museum is run by volunteers and is an amazing place! Please take the
time to visit and to show your support to all military men and women
and their families.
Hey Henry, does McDonough not have a truck route? There are way too
many trucks (18 wheelers, dumps, straight) that tie up the traffic
including around the Square. It is ridiculous how much time it takes
to travel within the actual city of McDonough.
Hey Henry, take the time to vote. It counts.
Hey Henry, kudos to Rodney L. Brown
at the Locust Grove Driver’s License office for his courtesy and
professionalism. The desk greeters were also very courteous and
efficient in welcoming a long line of customers.
Hey Henry, to the adults who joined the library’s reading club:
remember to turn in your “bingo cards” sometime in July to be part
of a drawing for prizes!
Hey Henry, what’s the deal with the Stockbridge Tower at the
intersection of Rock Quarry Road and Eagles Landing Parkway. The
money could have been used to keep the libraries open. How effective
will it be; especially since it’s view is blocked by a pole.
Hey Henry, frankly, our funding priority must be to fund only those
essential projects and/or services that are “basic” and “common” to
all of our respective citizens. Moreover, we must further filter
those projects and/or services eliminating those projects and/or
services that are commercially available and/or prudent for the
average citizen to acquire by their own means.
Hey Henry, to the woman who stole my lanterns with my luminaria
candles from my front porch, I want to let you know I have video of
it. May 22, 10:39 p.m., You drove past my house then turned around,
parked your SUV between my house and my neighbors. You ran between
my house when a car came by, then you stole my lanterns. This is a
felony. Please return my property and I won’t take the video to the
police. No questions asked.
Hey Henry, whose bright idea was it to install a 4 way stop at
Georgia Hwy. 20 and Eastlake Road. When school starts at Timber
Ridge Elementary School traffic will be backed up to Conyers. Smart
Hey Henry, to all those so called good Christians. Leave the judging
to God and love your neighbor as God has instructed. I was going to
join a local mega church in Henry County, but when I went to fill
out the membership form it asked if I believed in the biblical way
of marriage. I do, but, I also know this is the U.S. and all people
have the same rights. So I left said church. To me that is a form of
hate and God is not about hate, but love.
Hey Henry, in these miserable last 5 years, no one can honestly say
the libraries were singled out when every department has taken
terrible financial hits. I know the library is your pet project, but
it may not be the priority of other taxpayers.
Hey Henry, I would like to ask County workers to please stop making
our community a cut through. The new street light at Autumn Lake
Drive and Hwy. 81 seems to make everyone constantly cut through. We
even have up to 10 school buses cut through during school. We only
have three schools that should be coming through. We are having way
too much traffic cutting through. We have kids in this community and
would hate to see one get hit due to you using our community as a
cut through. This is a homeowner’s association and we don’t like the
Hey Henry, to the lady driving the black Tahoe on Hwy. 155 around
3:12 pm. Just in case you haven’t heard it is illegal to text and
drive. When you almost ran into the side of the semi I thought you
would have been smart enough to stop, but you kept on and almost
caused several more accidents.
Hey Henry, I want to wish my husband Don a very Happy 50th
Anniversary on July 16! We made it! Thanks for a wonderful 50 years.
Hey Henry, congratulations to the
five Henry County Parks and Recreation Special Olympic Athletes and
Unified Partners who were chosen to participate in the Special
Olympic USA Games in New Jersey June 14-21. They did an amazing job
and brought home lots of medals! Henry County should be so proud of
these young people and their accomplishments!
Hey Henry, if the global warming crowd is correct, it is too late!
China and India, with 2 billion mouths to feed, will never stop
industrial output. On the bright side, less fossil fuel will be used
for heating and Georgia will be the most popular beachfront vacation
Hey Henry, instead of voting along party lines, why don’t you do
some research and vote for the BEST candidate! If people actually
voted for the BEST candidate then we would not be so divided as a
nation, and the politicians would actually have to work for your
vote and be honest. The ugly smear campaigns with the blatant lies
are getting worse as we creep towards November. We are surely in a
sad state of affairs.
Hey Henry, a couple of weeks ago the buzz was Henry County was
finally getting a Chipotle, Panera, and Five Guys. Now you can’t
find any information. I called the business license department and
zoning department and they knew nothing about it. Is this another
cruel joke on Henry County?
Hey Henry, anyone who believes there is a “war on women” has
obviously never spent a day in divorce court.
Hey Henry, slow down on Tye Street. Very upset that someone hit one
of the 2 adult ducks that have been there with babies by the nature
preserve and just left on the road. I have watched these ducks since
they were infants. Please slow down by this nature preserve and slow
down in general! We need signs there. Those ducks did not move fast.
Hey Henry, I would like to say Thank You to Hope at Henry County
Code Enforcement. You do a great job when it comes to crazy
Hey Henry, if you believe the county had to make a “choice” between
keeping the libraries open and public safety positions, I’ve got
some beach front property I'd like to sell you. There are plenty of
places the county could have trimmed expenses to keep the libraries
open, starting with the half million they spent on new accounting
software. Bottom line is, they could have, they just didn’t want to.
Hey Henry, I keep hearing how the county needs revenue. How about
enforcing Georgia law that requires owners of rental property to
have a business license? You might also find some under appraised
houses due to additional bedrooms and/or bathrooms and illegal
homestead exemptions, thereby raising more revenue.
Hey Henry, to whomever dumped the 8 puppies at Heritage Park on July
5, you should be ashamed. A policeman found them and they were taken
to animal control. Not only did you put your puppies in danger, you
also cost the lives of other dogs there, to make room for the ones
you abandoned. I don’t know how you sleep at night. Please have the
momma spayed, or find her a good home. Oh, but did you dump her,
Hey Henry, can we please put an end to tractor trailers on Speer and
Walt Stephens road? Traffic is terrible already with drivers
avoiding I-75 gridlock and the tractor trailers make it even worse
for the residents that actually live in the area.
Hey Henry, to the young man wearing
the “Dysfunctional Veteran: Leave Me Alone” t-shirt at Heritage
Park: you are welcome in my life and no doubt you are welcome in the
lives of the wonderful military veterans who volunteer at the museum
at Heritage Park. You matter to Henry County folks. Walk around the
grounds of Heritage Park on a regular basis and you will find caring
people. Wear the shirt if you want to. My apologies for not leaving
Hey Henry, car builders quit putting ash trays in vehicles so now
people throw their butts along with trash out the window. Quit
putting turn signals on vehicles, people do not use those either,
and I’m glad you put the idiot brake light on the back of the
vehicle, so now people do not have to replace their tail brake
Hey Henry, I think that the celebration of Patrick Henry is racially
insensitive. He was for the oppression of blacks, and was pro
slavery, and even owned a few slaves. Hypocritically: he is known to
be quoted as saying “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be
purchased at the price of chains and slavery? I know not what course
others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”
Hey Henry, when you drive down Hwy. 155 please do not throw your
trash in my yard. Didn’t your parents teach you how to hold onto
your trash until you find a trashcan? What is wrong with you?
Hey Henry, as we enter the political season remember the people
(most of them college age) knocking on your door for surveys are
volunteering their time. They are concerned about their future. Show
some class by not being rude and slamming the door in their face.
Hey Henry, I just want to say Thanks to the HCDOT for finally
cutting the grass on Flippen Road.
Hey Henry, the library system is run by professionals who know
library law and best practices. They have 5 and 10 year plans in
place, including projected growth. They have been warning the BOC
for five years that this crisis was coming, and the BOC are the ones
with their heads in the sand!
Hey Henry, you work for the county for 8+ years while going school
to better yourself only to find out it does not matter. The county
does not promote from within. Do you really have to ask why morale
is low among county workers?
Hey Henry, can anyone explain why the gasoline gets more expensive
just a couple miles east of McDonough?
Hey Henry, a huge Thank You to McDonough Animal Hospital for being a
participating veterinarian in the SpayGeorgia low-cost spay/neuter
program available to anyone! You are a great help in reducing the
cat and dog population by making it affordable for everyone. Now
there is no reason to say you can't afford to spay or neuter your
Hey Henry, I was riding by the old Mercer Tractor place on Macon St.
and noticed how bad it looked. They have had an auction sign up with
a date that is several years old. There is broken glass and weeds
too. Why has the City of McDonough not enforced the ordinance rules
on the present owner? I smell a lawsuit.
Hey Henry, ignorance is rampant in Henry County. The saying: ‘the
nut doesn’t fall far from the tree,’ is true.
Hey Henry, I would like to thank the
beautiful, honest, young blond woman at the Jonesboro Road Chick-fil-A.
I left my purse in the serve yourself area. I left the restaurant
and when I realized my mistake raced back to find she had turned it
in. She had babies in tow. I asked if I could buy her lunch and she
said no, she worked there. Tears in my eyes and a hug was all I
could do. Words can never express how thankful I am for your
honesty. Bless you.
Hey Henry, the four way stop at Highway 20 and Eastlake Road is an
improvement, but a roundabout is a bad idea. GDOT please put in a
Hey Henry, if you forget you have a child in the car you do not need
to be a parent.
Hey Henry, will the money for the libraries come from animal
shelters, police and fire or senior centers?
Hey Henry, I am sick and tired of hearing about climate change and
global warming. I think it’s hogwash. It would help if there were
laws in place forbidding developers to go in and clear cut every
square inch of property, not only in Georgia but also the world.
When I go on an exotic vacation all the natural plants are gone.
Replaced by golf courses and palm trees. I want to see the natural
beauty of the place that God designed. Not man.
Hey Henry, thank you to Monroe Roark for his article on HCFD on 911
calls and their dispatch of their fire trucks. Good info to know.
Hey Henry, The Board of Commissioners do not believe it is their
responsibility to keep Henry County Libraries open. It is their
responsibility to decide how Henry County tax dollars are spent. If
you want to keep you local libraries open you need to let your
county commissioner know. If they decide not to fund Henry County
Libraries, we need to vote them out.
Hey Henry, voting for a democrat is like voting for the devil.
There’s not a one I’d ever vote for.
Hey Henry, congratulations to Kaye West, who just celebrated her
40th anniversary with Henry County Libraries. She’s still sweet and
Hey Henry, as a new resident of Georgia and Henry County, I have two
observations. Did everyone around here get a discount for not having
blinkers installed or are you just low on blinker fluid? Also, I
watched a group clean up along Hwy. 155 in front of Greenwood
Industrial and two days later it was totally trashed again. For such
a beautiful state, there are a lot of slobs here.
Hey Henry, why do the Locust Grove police have to sit in the middle
of the road to give tickets, especially in downtown LG in traffic. #accidentwaitingtohappen
Hey Henry, did any of the library administrators do any budget
projecting over the past five years or so? Any competent business
does that, so this shortfall in funding should not catch them so off
guard. Perhaps they need better financial people instead of all
Hey Henry, I have hired a witch to put a hex on all hackers that are
messing up my computer and stealing my time.
Hey Henry, to the person that wrote “a Georgia Republican would as
soon vote for the devil as he would a Democrat,” how do you know you
haven’t already voted for a few “devils” regardless of party
Hey Henry, a Georgia Republican would
as soon vote for the devil as he would a Democrat. Jason Carter has
no chance to be governor.
Hey Henry, in response to the person who wondered why a firetruck
comes to a scene with only medical issues: the person may need
advanced life support where extra paramedics are needed to assist in
difficulty breathing and chest pains. The bigger question is why is
911 is called for a stubbed toe or a toothache?
Hey Henry, the students who didn’t graduate probably failed the EOCT
- End Of Course Test. These have been required for years and have
nothing to do with Common Core. Many students are struggling with
the math curriculum these days.
Hey Henry, to the person or persons at Padres Mexican restaurant on
Hwy. 155 South on May 8. On behalf of the McDonough veterans support
group, from the bottom of our heart we would like to thank you for
your grateful and generous gift over and beyond anything that we
could imagine. It is people like you that make us proud to have
served and there is a special place for people like you.
Hey Henry, to the person wanting to pave Laney Road: why do you want
it to be paved, so you can go faster through here? Most people are
going so fast through there that it’s ridiculous. If you don’t like
it, then why don’t you take South Ola to New Hope? My family has
been living on Laney Road for close to 200 years and even when it
was a dirt road we didn’t have a problem. We don’t want a paved
Hey Henry, in regards to my new cable box from Charter: I do not
appreciate the graphic descriptions of the porn available on pay per
view. I don’t want to read about hot girl on girl action or whatever
on my screen. The name of the channel should be sufficient for
Hey Henry, why is it that just when you think someone with half a
brain has fixed the traffic lights in McDonough, they get all
screwed up again backing traffic up by blocks. OMG! Is it really
that difficult to get these lights right?
Hey Henry, glad to know gay people don’t have an agenda. Here I’ve
been under the impression that I was a bigot if I wasn’t willing to
participate. What a relief!
Hey Henry, to the State DOT: I realize the Jodeco Road bridge over
I-75 is a work in progress. But if you had created some turn lanes
to access I-75, it wouldn’t now take 20 minutes just to cross over
Hey Henry, the rest of society has to kowtow to the whims of a
minute percentage of the population? Feeling that an agenda is being
crammed down your throat by the media makes you bigoted? If that’s
the definition, I’m proud to be one.
Hey Henry, people need to stop judging others. God will take care of
Hey Henry, I’ve worked for the county for over 15 years and known
Chief Nichols for as long. I’ve had conversations with him
throughout my term here and he is a good man. I believe that over
the course of time something’s going to happen that can’t be
controlled. What I do see is that Tommy Smith wants to be in control
... what’s the deal? Look at the county’s statistics on crime
compared to the rest of metro. And Michael Harris was one of the
best and the BOC let him go ... for real?
Hey Henry, Happy Father’s Day to my
Daddy, Richard Campbell! I love you to infinity and beyond! Dawn.
Hey Henry, on May 20 my life changed, with you no longer in it. Bob
Shepherd, I miss you terribly, ache to talk to you and wish I could
see your smile. We all miss you and wish you a very special first
Father’s Day in Heaven. We Love You Dad!
Hey Henry, Happy Fathers Day John! You are the best dad ever! Love
Hey Henry, to my wonderful parental unit who goes by the name of
Michael: you’re the best dad there is, by far and I’m so lucky to
have you! Thanks for your continued love, support, and guidance. I
love you so much!
Hey Henry, Happy Father’s Day to the perfect dad for me! Custom
created to be my dad, I couldn’t be more blessed to have Donald
Walburn as a father! Now that I have my own child, you continue to
be such a positive influence in my life. Love you, Daddy!
Hey Henry, Happy Father’s Day to the best dad around - Clarence Roe!
We know our Dad loves us because: He tells us so every day. He loves
God and teaches us to love Him, too. He comes to all of our school
events. His cheer is one of the loudest at the hockey games. He
plays outside with us. He teaches us how to do things like cut grass
and fix or build things. He helps us on science projects. He teases
our friends. He works hard every day, even Saturdays. He makes us
laugh all the time. Dad, we love you. You are definitely the best
dad in the whole world, created by God especially for us! Ashlyn and
Hey Henry, Happy Father’s Day to my father - the marine, the police
officer, the fisherman, my role model and financial advisor. I love
you. Thank you for allowing me to make my own mistakes and always
being there to help me get back on my feet. Love N.
Hey Henry, a big thank you to the most important man in my life,
Mike, or lovingly known as “Dad.” Thanks for all that you do, you
are THE man!
Hey Henry, I’d like to give a shout out to my father, Jim Allen.
Dad, you’ve always been my hero and, as I get older, the father I
aspire to be. I love you! Tony.
Hey Henry, Happy Father’s Day to Don Stephens! You’re a great Dad
and Papa. We all love you!
Hey Henry, we would like to say Happy Father’s Day to our father,
John Gleaton. We appreciate you and love you very much! Daddy you
are the Best, your babies, Joshua and Jayla.
Hey Henry, caution to all who work
out at LA Fitness. I had items stolen there and I am not the first.
I asked about cameras in the main areas or sign postings, but there
are none. I filed a police report but don't expect much. This is the
second time a thief has stolen items from me in Henry County.
Hey Henry, in the future, you may rest assured that if each library
property contains a basketball court, baseball diamond or soccer
field they will never experience one penny in budget cuts.
Hey Henry, as far as the gay thing goes I couldn’t care less about
the petty whims of a minute percentage of the population. But on the
subject of pedophiles, within the next 20 years they will be
petitioning the courts for rights and in some western and New
England states they will win.
Hey Henry, I will be glad when the election is over, so my phone
will stop ringing off the hook, wanting me to vote for the candidate
that is calling. Let me have your number so I can call you and tell
you who I am voting for.
Hey Henry, to the people who live on Laney Drive: just because it’s
the weekend does not give you the right to shoot your guns all day!
Living in the country is supposed to be quiet. Sounds like World War
III out here. Plus we have a hole in the siding from a stray bullet.
Hey Henry, to all the teachers in Henry County, Thank You for your
hard work this last year! Now, I have an opening day assignment: the
word of the day should be “converse!” Please teach our youth that
“conversate” does not belong in the English language!
Hey Henry, my son tells me that he has my mom on speed dial. Then he
tells me, he calls that Instagram! My son, future comedian of
America, or at least Henry County!
Hey Henry, my mother instilled in me the value of a thank you note.
Dear Sir, Thank You so much for your very generous gift left on the
table at the Huddle House last Tuesday evening. Your thoughtfulness
has helped to pave an easier road to college graduation. Please know
that your kindness was greatly appreciated.
Hey Henry, when are we going to have the much needed new exit (as
proposed) I-75 between exit 212 and 216. Looking forward to the
Hey Henry, congratulations to Coach Brad and the 1999 Henry County
Girls Thunder Soccer Club on winning State Champs. They will
represent Georgia, in Alabama, for Regionals June 12-15. Good Luck
Hey Henry, based on the new library budget which branches are
closing, or are we going to 3 days a week now? What an
Hey Henry, from watching the Commissioners on T.V. it appears that
there will be more fiscal belt tightening this year. That is sad,
but don’t dare think about raising taxes. They will be high enough
when values return.
Hey Henry, the students who didn’t graduate probably failed the EOCT—End
Of Course Test. These have been required for years and have nothing
to do with Common Core. Many students are struggling with the math
curriculum these days.