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Barge endorses democrat for superintendent
Republican state superintendent John Barge is endorsing the Democratic candidate seeking to take his place as the state's top education official. Barge said Thursday that Valarie Wilson will contin...
October 23, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heavier participation than expected for early voting
Henry County Elections and Registration Director Janet Shellnut said the first round of early voting Oct. 13 to 17 drew more constituents than expected. “Early voting is going very well and we actu...
October 22, 2014 11:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seasons Bistro event to help solve cold case crimes
Friday, Seasons Bistro, 41 Griffin St. in McDonough, will host a fundraising event that may assist in solving cold case crimes across the country. The event, which will begin at 6 p.m. and go until...
October 22, 2014 11:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County sheriff’s deputies capture Okla. murder suspect
Capt. Jack Oakman of Henry County Sheriff’s Office said that on Friday morning deputies from the Henry County Sheriff’s Fugitive Warrants Unit along with Deputy U.S. Marshals captured Demarcus Jose...
October 19, 2014 06:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two dead in Henry County wrong-way crash
Henry County police were called out early this morning to the site of a head-on collision on I-75 southbound in McDonough that left two dead. At about 1:40 a.m., according to police spokesman Lt. M...
October 17, 2014 01:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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First small business session informative for local entrepreneurs
At a lunch and learn session last week at the McDonough Public Library, about 12 residents heard from three panelists who discussed and answered questions for aspiring entrepreneurs. To guide entre...
October 14, 2014 03:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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McDonough ‘spirits’ to tell community history
On Oct. 25 and 26, residents can learn more about the history of McDonough and Henry County in a spooky cemetery setting during Voices from the Grave, the Spirits of McDonough city cemetery tour an...
October 14, 2014 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Piedmont Henry kicks off pink campaign
Piedmont Henry Hospital is determined to continue efforts to save the lives of women fighting breast cancer through its sixth annual Real Men Wear Pink breast cancer awareness campaign. Each Octobe...
October 07, 2014 04:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stockbridge nonprofit promotes mental health
A nonprofit based in Stockbridge is aiming to help increase awareness and treatment of mental health for metro Atlanta African-American residents. Last week, Carolyn McKenzie, founder of Mental Hea...
October 07, 2014 03:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Official: Georgia’s jobless rate ‘questionable’
Last month, Georgia outdid the nation in its jobless rate – 8.1 percent, up from 7.7 percent in July. On Sept. 19, the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics issued a report saying, fo...
September 30, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Battle of Atlanta reenactment facing uncertain future
The hills on the Nash Farm Battlefield in Hampton were covered by seemingly endless lines of soldier’s tents while the sound of modern automobile traffic along a portion of Jonesboro Road was muffl...
September 30, 2014 03:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roundabout on tap next year for Ga. 20, East Lake Road
At a recent public information meeting held at Timber Ridge Elementary School in McDonough, county officials and representatives from the Henry County special purpose local option sales tax departm...
September 30, 2014 03:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feds to pick up airport design tab, county to beef up reserves
Progress for Phase II of expansions at the Henry County Airport, technology upgrades for county job seekers and balancing the 2014-15 fiscal year budget were action items at the Henry County Board ...
September 23, 2014 04:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hail to the Ale Festival to benefit Haven House
The beginning of cooler weather marks the arrival of fall festivals and events throughout Henry County. One of the county’s newest events, the Hail to Ale Beer Festival, which will kick off its sec...
September 23, 2014 03:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memory care community opening soon in Stockbridge
Irving, Texas-based LaSalle Group, a provider of memory care with more than 15 years of experience, will be opening the first free-standing memory care community in Stockbridge – Autumn Leaves of S...
September 16, 2014 03:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Circus pitches tent at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Starting tomorrow, county residents and visitors can enjoy flying acrobats, exotic animals and more during the Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars. Running until Sunday, the big top circus will entertai...
September 16, 2014 03:46 PM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor announces Project Buckeye, aka TSYS, to open in McDonough
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that TSYS, a global payments company headquartered in Columbus, Ga., will create up to 450 jobs through a new contact center in Henry County. “TSYS’s decision to ex...
September 16, 2014 08:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Member of church: Harris not ‘cold-blooded killer’
An acquaintance of the Harris family said he doesn’t think Ross Harris is guilty, and he prays the truth about the accusations that the father left his son in a hot car to die will be revealed soon...
September 11, 2014 12:39 PM | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Many colleges re-thinking sexual assault awareness
As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the “red zone” — a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault. This year is different, tho...
September 11, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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County rodeo rides into town this weekend
This weekend, cowboys, cowgirls, enthusiasts and residents alike can enjoy some Wild West fun during the Henry County Rodeo Association’s 13th annual Henry County Rodeo. The rodeo will run Friday a...
September 09, 2014 02:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Development authority gets cold cash, brings two companies to county
There will be 65 new jobs up for grabs next year when Voorhees, N.J.-based U.S. Cold Storage builds its new facility, Henry County Development Authority confirmed last week at its monthly meeting i...
September 09, 2014 02:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPLOST to pay for new police equipment
New equipment and supplies for police patrol cars, a new vehicle for a narcotics task agent and refinancing jail installments were on the agenda at the Henry County Board of Commissioners meeting l...
September 09, 2014 02:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy dies at 93
In a message sent to employees Monday morning, Chick-fil-A announced its founder and chairman emeritus, S. Truett Cathy, died at 1:35 a.m. Monday at the age of 93. He died peacefully at home, surro...
September 09, 2014 02:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dinner to benefit muscular dystrophy next week
The fifth annual Fulmer Dinner to benefit facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy will be Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. at the Sharon Baptist Church, 536 N. Ola Road in McDonough. It will feature an antebellum...
September 05, 2014 06:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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