August 28, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Fired County Employee

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To the Citizens of Heard County: I am writing this letter due to concerns I have about the firing of a county employee. Her career with the county started at the age of 16, and with a devotion to her job, she quickly advanced to other positions within the courthouse, and after 23 years of loyal service to Heard County, and its residents, was dismissed from … [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...]

Letter to the Editor: Coach Barron needs your help


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


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


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


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


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...]