December 19, 2018

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...]

Letter to the Editor: From District 5 Commissioner-Elect

To The Voters of Heard County District 5: I am honored and humbled that you have placed your trust in me. It has been so encouraging to meet and greet so many people during my campaign visits. With your trust, I will work tirelessly on your behalf to help address challenges, and to secure lasting and important improvements to our quality of life. Not … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Students Offer Helping Hand

Dear Editor, I am an Occupational Therapist based in Peachtree City who provides healthcare services to patients in their homes and I had a flat tire Thursday morning in between patient visits. I managed to make it to the Heard County High School parking lot where Alex Hale and Cameryn Phillips immediately parked beside me and asked if I needed any … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Thankful Neighbors

(Centralhatchee) -- The Lewis Family wishes to thank their Notnomis Road neighbors for helping track down their missing dog last week. New to the community, "Tiger" strayed while out for a walk, and lost his bearings. After a few hours and with stalwart patience and cooperation from some of our close neighbors, he was recovered. Although we came calling … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Petitioning for better internet service

Dear Editor: I am a resident of Heard County. Where I live I am only offered satellite internet service. This service comes at a premium price because they know it. Satellite internet for 50gb of service per month at about 22mbps runs about $100 plus about $15 for their modem. They do offer additional 50gb per day during off peak hours in which most people … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Statement from Arrested Woman

Dear Editor: An article appeared in late August in the Heard Citizen about me being arrested on alleged charges related to tampering with hydrants. Obviously, my attorneys will not allow me to directly address those charges. But I’m writing this letter for my safety and to protect myself against a vendetta that has been going on for a decade. I want the … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Note of Thanks from Sheriff Henry

On behalf of my staff, we would like to thank Chairman Lee Boone, his staff and the Heard County Board of Commissioners for the reception held in honor of my staff to celebrate public service recognition week. Your support and acknowledgement of our service to the community means a lot to our dedicated men and women in uniform. We also want to thank Dr. … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Local police breaking up wild parties

Dear Editor, I would just like to take a little time to say how great of a community we have here and to say a special thank you to Chief Kevin Hannah and the City of Franklin Police Department. My nephew celebrated his fifth birthday on Saturday, April 8th with a police-themed party. I contacted Chief Hannah a week or so prior and asked him if it would … [Read more...]