July 10, 2020

Letter to the Editor: One Year

September 29th has just passed. What a life changing day this will always be to me now. I don't think I will ever forget the many thoughts and fear that went through me that Thursday in 2011 when I was told I had leukemia. I wasn't sure this was a battle I would be able to beat and I didn't understand why this was happening to my family and myself. Yet, … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Autistic child speaks out on bullying

Dear Editor: I want to share my story about being bullied. I am 12 years old and I have Autism. I do things sometimes that make sense to me but not to other people. I wave my hands and move my body in certain patterns when I feel nervous and excited. I call this "my patterns". My patterns help me calm down and make sense of my world. Since I was in Pre-K, … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Drug Addiction Resources in Heard County

I have had my battles in the past with drugs and alcohol. And realize what it is to have a problem, and overcome that problem. And over the past few days I have thought about the options of help for those who have a problem. Pathways is a great program that gives an option to people here in Heard County who may have a problem. Although I have other options … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Coach Barron Addresses the Community

To the Parents, Athletes, Fans, and Citizens of Heard County, In response to the recent article posted on the HeardCitizen.com, I would like to reassure that your child is not only in great academic hands but also at a great place to have athletic success. For some reason, there has always been a feeling that in order to get the exposure needed to obtain … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Holtzclaw thanks District #4

I would like to take this opportunity to say a heart-felt “thank you” to the voters of the 4th district. It has been a pleasure getting out and speaking with many of you personally. I am sorry if I missed anyone. It has truly been an honor the last 12 years watching our school system improve, not only in quality of the facilities, but also quality of the … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Get out and vote!

With the primary election upon us today, I would like to take the opportunity to remind everyone to vote. If you are happy with the way the county is being run-then speak out with your vote. If you are not satisfied with the current leadership-vote in new leadership. However, I can’t stress enough the importance of being an informed voter. Do you wonder … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Tanner doctors

I know Franklin is not a big city but will someone tell me why every time the good people of Franklin need to see the doctors the office is always shutdown? Then we have to go a long ways off to see a doctor. Some one needs to get their stuff together. I know Tanner has more than one doctor. I think Franklin and myself would like to see more done about … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Former Chief Voter Registrar addresses Heard Citizens

To the citizens of Heard County: I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for the honor and privilege of serving as the Chief Voter Registrar of Heard County. I have met so many wonderful people who have come into the office. I hope I always made everyone feel welcome when they came through my door. I became the Voter Registrar on … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Tractor-Trailer Accident

As many of you know my household was upset due to a horrific tractor-trailer accident late Sunday night. I would just like to express my gratitude to Heard County Law Enforcement personnel and Heard County Emergency personnel. Their response time was fast and their work for my family as well as the driver of the truck was just awesome. Most of us will at … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: In Support of the Mayor

Teresa Chapman is the most honest person I have ever known. She would NEVER do what she has been accused of and it breaks my heart to read the comments being posted about her. It only shows that you DO NOT KNOW her. A little background information…. I have known Teresa for over 50 years, we lived next door to each other growing up, were in cribs next to … [Read more...]