November 1, 2014

Uncomfortable High School Student


(Franklin) -- If you take a look into our school handbook, who do you think the majority of the dress code rules are geared towards? If you don’t know then let me tell you, it’s the girls. I am not allowed tear wear, leggings, tank tops, jeggings, there can be no holes in jeans, and my dress MUST fall two inches above my knee. Why you might ask? Because as … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: We The Braves


To the Heard County Brave Nation: First of all, let me say I really appreciate the way our Heard County fans come out and support our Heard County Braves football team. The passion and enthusiasm for our team is truly evident not only at our home games at our road games where we on most every occasion bring more fans than the team we are facing. THIS IS … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Children in School

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Dear Editor: For a child 5-years-old it does not make sense for this child to spend eight hours at school and then get sent home from school to have four or more hours worth of homework, including spelling, writing (numbers, letters, words, and name), math (writing, counting, and tracing geometric shapes), reading (2/3 books). Lord forbid that they are out … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]