April 2, 2020

Letter To the Editor: “They need help”

Dear Editor: Last week when I went to the store for my essentials run, I witnessed something that I feel should be addressed. I was in the check out line and the cashier was working as fast and as hard as he could to ring people up. Then I heard it: “They need help.” I cant even convey the tone it was said in through typed word. I have worked retail (not … [Read more...]

A COVID-19 message from Chairman Lee Boone

TO THE CITIZENS OF HEARD COUNTY: First, I hope all of you are doing as well as can be expected with what is going on. I know most of you have read or heard about the order from the Heard County Board of Health (whom I am Vice Chairman of) that went into effect March 28, 2020 at 12:01 am. If you have not read it, please take the time to do so. As of the … [Read more...]

Letter To The Editor: COVID-19 insight from healthcare pros

Attention Citizens: Tonight, as you lie in bed and reflect on your day, I hope it is full of memories of a day spent with your children while self-isolating in the comforts of your home. I hope that the biggest thing you stressed over today was why your kids refuse to do their homework when they have all the time in the world right now. I hope that when … [Read more...]

Letter To The Editor: Superintendent Rodney Kay addresses Brave Nation

Brave Nation, I wanted to take just a moment to communicate with you about a couple very important topics. But before I dive into those two things I just wanted to say, “THANK YOU.” Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your perseverance. Thank you for your unending support of our school system and the respect you show to our teachers and staff on a … [Read more...]

Letter To The Editor: Second Amendment Sanctuary

Dear Editor: On February 25, 2020, the Heard County Commissioners will be discussing and voting on making our county a Second Amendment Sanctuary. This will tell the officials of our state where we stand on the second amendment. Some of the liberal states are passing as many anti-gun laws as they can come up with. Semi-automatic bans and red flag law … [Read more...]

Letter To The Editor: Another Church

To the Heard County Community: I write about a zoning application filed on Notnomis Road. This is concerning a “Church” only. When a Special Use request is submitted, all requests DO NOT have to be approved. I see no problem with the approval of a “Church.” As a Christian, it would be a blessing if every church had standing room only. If other requests … [Read more...]

Letter To The Editor: In rebuttal to ‘Let Them Pray’ (UPDATED)

To The Editor: Your article regarding the Encounter Ministry was well written Russ and we can appreciate your point of view and perspective. Just to be clear, we certainly don’t have any problems with a church being introduced into this community. If this was only a church being proposed we would not object. As we understand it, the venue being proposed … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: An important message from the Stutts family

To The Heard County Community: At Stutts Funeral Home, we value each and every family who entrusts us to care for their loved one. We would like to thank each member of our community who has supported our family-owned business and entrusted us to care for your loved ones in your time of need. As you may know, we lost two very valuable members of our … [Read more...]

BREAKING VIEWS: Irate citizen rants about local water authority

(Disclaimer: The following submitted article does not reflect the views or opinions of The Heard Citizen, its staff, or its sponsors, and is solely the opinion of the individual writer) To Whom It May Concern: It is not unusual in this day and age to see folks complaining on the internet. I mean it has basically become like a sport to try and complain as … [Read more...]

OPINION: Time for Georgia to officially recognize recreation on the Chattahoochee

Thanks to large investments by the City and people of Atlanta, the Chattahoochee River downstream of Atlanta is dramatically cleaner than it was two decades ago. Once severely polluted, the stretch of river from Atlanta’s Peachtree Creek down to West Point Lake has dramatically rebounded and riverside communities have taken advantage. Each year, hundreds … [Read more...]