April 20, 2014

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...]

EDITORIAL: Why Welfare Opponents and Supporters are both Wrong


Courtesy of The Warcry Written by: Summer Goode A heated debate has raged over welfare in America and its purpose for nearly half of a century. Welfare, in its most basic form, is a system that lends a helping hand and financial aid to those in need. Some of these programs include food stamps, unemployment, housing assistance, and child care. There are … [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...]

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...]

EDITORIAL: Thank you Heard Citizens!


Two years ago today, HeardCitizen.com was created in hopes of reinventing the way that news is delivered to our local community. While we have great respect for our two local print newspapers, we saw an obvious need for information and news to be shared more than just once per week and we sought to fill that void in an innovative new way. Our goal has … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Waresville resident seeks community help


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...]