February 18, 2020

Letter To The Editor: Another Church

To the Heard County Community: I write about a zoning application filed on Notnomis Road. This is concerning a “Church” only. When a Special Use request is submitted, all requests DO NOT have to be approved. I see no problem with the approval of a “Church.” As a Christian, it would be a blessing if every church had standing room only. If other requests … [Read more...]

Letter To The Editor: In rebuttal to ‘Let Them Pray’ (UPDATED)

To The Editor: Your article regarding the Encounter Ministry was well written Russ and we can appreciate your point of view and perspective. Just to be clear, we certainly don’t have any problems with a church being introduced into this community. If this was only a church being proposed we would not object. As we understand it, the venue being proposed … [Read more...]

BREAKING VIEWS: Let Them Pray or Send Them Away?

(Disclaimer: The following submission 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 Heard County Citizens: With the intent of full disclosure (especially for anyone reading that doesn't know me), my name is Russ Massa and I'm not personally a … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: An important message from the Stutts family

To The Heard County Community: At Stutts Funeral Home, we value each and every family who entrusts us to care for their loved one. We would like to thank each member of our community who has supported our family-owned business and entrusted us to care for your loved ones in your time of need. As you may know, we lost two very valuable members of our … [Read more...]

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...]