February 10, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Franklin Childcare

Dear Editor: I am writing to express my concern about the state of my daughters’ daycare. It is at risk of closing and I feel that’s only because no one knows it’s open! Community Action For Improvement's child care center is a wonderful place for children to LEARN, not just be babysat. My daughter is three years old and can say her A-B-C's, count to 30, … [Read more...]

Perdue Reflects on First Year in the Senate

(Washington, D.C.) -- Almost a year ago, I stood next to my wife Bonnie, put my hand on my Father’s Bible, and swore to uphold the Constitution and represent the people of Georgia in the United States Senate. This is a role I never imagined, but one I take very seriously. To emphasize the magnitude of this responsibility, I held my first staff meeting at … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Roopville/Ephesus Experience

Dear Editor: Please allow me to thank Ms. Donna Alvis, librarian, Mayor Rogers and Judge Harrod for my recent reception at the beautiful library in their extraordinary community of Ephesus. The personnel and library supporters created as enjoyable an author's event as I've had, and the most memorable. The attendance was more than gracious, the reception … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Field of Dreams

It’s extremely peaceful here. Just thinking of the green beneath me takes me back in time. I loved the breeze, the grass, and the way the sun beamed down, creating tall dancing shadows. My field of dreams wasn’t just any field. It isn’t filled with trees, butterflies, and flowers. In fact, a lot of the time it is very empty, leaving behind only memories of … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Coach Barron addresses the Brave Nation

To the Heard County Community: Let me start off by telling you that I have never taught and coached at a better place. From the very top to the very bottom, the Heard County School System has put kids above all others. I also want the fans to understand that I am not upset about fans questioning calls and being upset with the coaches about our … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: We The Braves

To the Heard County Brave Nation: First of all, let me say I really appreciate the way our Heard County fans come out and support our Heard County Braves football team. The passion and enthusiasm for our team is truly evident not only at our home games at our road games where we on most every occasion bring more fans than the team we are facing. THIS IS … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Children in School

Dear Editor: For a child 5-years-old it does not make sense for this child to spend eight hours at school and then get sent home from school to have four or more hours worth of homework, including spelling, writing (numbers, letters, words, and name), math (writing, counting, and tracing geometric shapes), reading (2/3 books). Lord forbid that they are out … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Franklin City Zoning

TO FRANKLIN CITY RESIDENTS:   Cities, large and small, have zoning ordinances and zoning boards. City council members and zoning board members are in place to see that laws are obeyed, not to enable individuals or groups to circumvent or “bent” a law. Benefits of observing zoning laws outweigh disappointing an individual or group. The Franklin Newnan … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Follow-up from Unhappy Resident

To the residents of Heard County: I am going public because my concerns have now turned into alarm about a sudden new round of damage to my buildings in recent weeks by the Heard County Water Authority. There are occasional destructive shock waves, always at the exact same minutes after the hour when the pumps cycle. But what’s creating dangerous … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Unhappy Resident

To Heard County Citizens: There have been so many nights when I came close to writing this letter after being awakened for the 3rd or 4th time, and I should have done so long ago.  For two years, I have been targeted with a very aggressive and intentional effort to smoke me out of my home in Heard County. I’ve been unable to heat and cool my house during … [Read more...]