April 8, 2020

Letter To The Editor: Time Well Spent

To the Senior students: I can't tell you what it’s like to have my senior prom taken away at the last minute. I can't tell you what it feels like to hear that my graduation has been postponed indefinitely… potentially cancelled altogether. I can, however, tell you what it’s like to face adversity. I can tell you what it’s like to question every single … [Read more...]

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...]

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: 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: Seeking Civil War Era Information

Dear Editor,  I am writing to you from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and asking for your help to solve a mystery. Do you have an ancestor from Georgia that fought for the Confederacy at Gettysburg in 1863? Was he an officer? Was he a slave owner and is there a possibility that he took an enslaved person with him to Gettysburg? If so, please contact me. Also, … [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...]

Letter to the Editor: National Anthem

To the Editor, This move that the visiting team performed at the Heard County High School football game last Friday night in kneeling during the National Anthem is probably the most disrespectful act I have ever seen by a group of American people. We live in the greatest Nation on Earth and a heritage of many years gone by where men, women and children … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Families, Farmers & Food Banks at Risk

The House of Representatives is planning to vote again on a new Farm Bill, H.R. 2, that would add dramatically to the 41 million Americans currently living in households without consistent access to food. H.R. 2 takes a dull axe to SNAP, the nation’s food stamp program, making massive unfunded and unproven changes that will put Georgia children, families, … [Read more...]