April 23, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Coach Barron needs your help

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Dear Heard County Citizens: I need your help. Over the past few years, our student athletes have given us so much to be proud of. Heck, we have had back to back region titles in football, and our Lady Braves have become not only the top softball program in the West Georgia area but one of the top programs of all classifications in the entire state. This … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Missionary thanks Heard County

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To the citizens of Heard County: As an American we have an expectation of going on a mission trip and “fixing” the problems of the place and/or country we visit, and sadly most of the time when we go we try to “westernize” the existing culture and teach the people how we do what we do. Up until January 7, 2014 this was my idea of a mission trip as well. I … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: A note to former co-workers

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To my friends at the Courthouse, Years ago people would get a job and stay there til they retired or died. Not only were employee and employers loyal to each other but mostly it was the relationships they made throughout the years that made the job like a family. I don't know when it started to change but until I started working at the Courthouse I had not … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Pregnancy, birth control, and STD’s

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To all Heard County teenagers, As a young single mother myself I realize how hard it can be to raise children alone -- it really takes a toll on everyone. I love my children more than anything in the entire world. The thing that bothers me the most is that I cannot provide for them like I would want. If you are a young sexually active teen, there are … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Risks of Declawing Kitty

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Dear Editor: This is a subject that is not addressed as it should be. It is about the common but harmful practice of declawing cats. The following is a list of reasons why this brutal practice needs to be stopped. "Declawing" is not an accurate name. It is an amputation of the cat's toes up to the last joint. Declawing is extremely painful. Cats have … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Unhappy with the verdict

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Dear Editor, On Wednesday, August 7th, 2013, 21-year-old resident of Bowdon, GA, Herman Lee Smith, was wrongfully convicted in the murder of Franklin, GA resident Cardarius Steagall. Smith’s conviction came after public defender Harry Daniels was said to have brought forth compelling evidence that revealed Smith was acting in self-defense against Steagall … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Support for Paula Deen

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Dear Editor,  My Name is Robin Jackson. I am happily married to Shane Jackson who was born and raised in Heard county. I along with my husband Shane, an avid fan of the one and only Miss Paula Deen, thought the citizens of Heard county and beyond might want to join us in a page we created for her. We Feel she was unjustly attacked by the Media, and fired … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Waresville resident seeks community help

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Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to talk to the citizens of Heard County. I need your help! My name is Lorrie Sayer. I live at 1601 Highway 34 in the small community of Waresville. Many of you may know me through the store that my father had operated here by my home. Or, you may know my husband who works for the Heard County Sheriff's … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Addressing Heard County camping ordinances

Jodie Jones addresses the Board of Commissioners on June 27 during Public Comments

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter after visiting the June 27 Heard County Commissioner's meeting to try to find help with an ordinance change under June Jackson. The ordinance in question affects the entire county, not just my district, so everyone should pay attention and ask for this ordinance to be reinstated to its originally state. These … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Reader commends EMS and hospital workers

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Dear Editor: I would just like to publicly thank Heard County EMS workers Joshua Himes and Bobby Craig for the outstanding job they did when my 8-year-old son Connor had a go-kart accident recently. They responded to the accident very quickly and were so kind and helpful throughout the whole process, even staying with him for a while at the hospital before … [Read more...]