August 21, 2019

BREAKING VIEWS: Irate citizen rants about local water authority

(Disclaimer: The following submitted article does not reflect the views or opinions of The Heard Citizen, its staff, or its sponsors, and is solely the opinion of the individual writer) To Whom It May Concern: It is not unusual in this day and age to see folks complaining on the internet. I mean it has basically become like a sport to try and complain as … [Read more...]

Friend writes poem in tribute to Mr. Tommy Stutts

Tommy Stutts was not only my friend, but he was like a brother to me. His passing has greatly impacted me as well as the entire community. It has compelled me to share this Poem I wrote that may help cope with a loss so overwhelming. ~ Lee Boone On the Death of a Friend Yesterday It’s just a word and holds so much meaning; For yesterday you were here … [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...]

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: Restaurant owner reaches out to Franklin voters

Dear Residents of Heard County: First of all, I would like to begin by thanking each and every one of you that have visited our establishment, because without your support over the last three years, we wouldn’t be here today, and it is with the support and wishes of our loyal patrons that I write to you today expressing our desire to secure a liquor license … [Read more...]