November 30, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Roopville/Ephesus Experience

Dear Editor: Please allow me to thank Ms. Donna Alvis, librarian, Mayor Rogers and Judge Harrod for my recent reception at the beautiful library in their extraordinary community of Ephesus. The personnel and library supporters created as enjoyable an author's event as I've had, and the most memorable. The attendance was more than gracious, the reception … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Field of Dreams

It’s extremely peaceful here. Just thinking of the green beneath me takes me back in time. I loved the breeze, the grass, and the way the sun beamed down, creating tall dancing shadows. My field of dreams wasn’t just any field. It isn’t filled with trees, butterflies, and flowers. In fact, a lot of the time it is very empty, leaving behind only memories of … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Coach Barron addresses the Brave Nation

To the Heard County Community: Let me start off by telling you that I have never taught and coached at a better place. From the very top to the very bottom, the Heard County School System has put kids above all others. I also want the fans to understand that I am not upset about fans questioning calls and being upset with the coaches about our … [Read more...]

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

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

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...]