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McDonough gardeners donate tons of produce to pantries, shelters
Two McDonough gardeners are using land provided by the nonprofit Henry County Community Gardens and a do-it-yourself irrigation system to help feed the hungry. Brian Bouts and Max Breckenridge, bot...
July 30, 2014 06:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jobless rate up in county, metro, state
The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week Henry County’s unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent in June, up from 7.2 percent in May but down from June 2013, when it was 9 percent. Stockbri...
July 30, 2014 06:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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McDonough sporting goods company gives back to community
Henry County families enjoyed a day of fishing and grilling last week thanks to the Atlanta branch of Maurice Sporting Goods Inc, located at 1325 Ga. 155 in McDonough. The sporting goods retailer, ...
July 30, 2014 06:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recount ahead in GOP state school superintendent race
The Georgia secretary of state’s office Tuesday announced it will hold a recount in the Republican state school superintendent primary runoff election between Richard Woods and Michael L. “Mike” Bu...
July 29, 2014 04:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Only 10 percent vote in runoff election
Henry County’s July 22 runoff election turnout topped out at 10 percent between advance and Election Day voting, with 11,759 ballots cast from a voter pool of 117,327. Janet Shellnutt, director of ...
July 29, 2014 02:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officer-involved shooting in Hampton leaves one dead
According to Lt. Joey Smith, on July 24 around 4:33 p.m. Henry County Police officers were dispatched to a "trouble unknown - 911 Hang up call" at a home on Cobb Court in Hampton. Dispatch advised ...
July 28, 2014 09:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Technology, Main Street program moving forward in Stockbridge
Growth in Stockbridge was the main topic of discussion at a city council meeting last week, especially in regards to a high-speed fiber-optic project and the start-up of a Main Street program. Alle...
July 23, 2014 01:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry schools earn 100s on final standardized test
Several Henry County schools earned perfect scores on the final Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests taken in April by students in grades three through eight. All Tussahaw Elementary School third-...
July 23, 2014 01:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ola Middle student wins county’s first Harris leadership award
An eighth-grade Ola Middle School student is excelling in her leadership role with the National Beta Club, including winning the title of Georgia’s Junior Beta vice president. Taylor Johnson, 13, d...
July 23, 2014 01:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia first lady stumps for immunizations
Last week, Georgia first lady Sandra Deal visited the maternity ward at Atlanta Medical Center’s midtown Atlanta campus to promote the importance of childhood immunizations in stopping the spread o...
July 23, 2014 12:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wilson wins Democratic primary for state superintendent
Democrat Valarie Wilson has won her party's nomination for state school superintendent. Early returns Tuesday showed Wilson winning about 54 percent of the vote against state Rep. Alisha Thomas Mor...
July 22, 2014 11:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that w...
July 22, 2014 11:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry runoffs decided; Collins wins the county
Henry County has 100 percent of its results in, delivering a final unofficial tally for the July 22 runoff election. Turnout topped out at 10 percent between advance and Election Day voting, with 1...
July 22, 2014 09:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early results in for Henry County
Early results are in from Henry County's 38 precincts in tonight's runoff. Turnout was less than 6 percent. Of the county's 117,000 registered voters, fewer than 6,800 cast ballots. With 11 U.S. Di...
July 22, 2014 08:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry polls closed
Polls in Henry County's runoff election closed at 7 p.m. Check back with us for updates on state races and the Republican bid for U.S. District 10 between Mike Collins and Jody Hice.
July 22, 2014 08:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue wins GOP nomination for US Senate
U.S. Senate GOP - Runoff (2,431 of 2,727 precincts - 89 percent) WINNER- David Perdue, GOP 233,832 - 51 percent Jack Kingston, GOP 228,006 - 49 percent School Superintendent Dem - Runoff (2,431 of ...
July 22, 2014 07:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry runoff election turnout light
Henry County Elections and Registration Director Janet Shellnutt said she expects a light turnout today at the polls. "We only voted 2,374 during advance voting and have around 300 absentee ballots...
July 22, 2014 11:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry elections feature state contests
With local elections decided in the May 20 primary, Tuesday's runoff is dominated by key state contests. The U.S. Senate seat from which Saxby Chambliss is retiring is sought by Republicans Jack Ki...
July 21, 2014 11:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board to host millage rate hearing; plans no hike
The Henry County Board of Education will host one more meeting next week regarding the adoption of the millage rate for the 2014-15 school year before a final adoption vote is taken. There is no pr...
July 16, 2014 12:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Technical college officially opens Thursday
Henry County residents have a new option for higher education with a new building and expansions at the campus of Southern Crescent Technical College, located off of Ga. 81 and Tomlinson Street at ...
July 15, 2014 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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County sees spike in rabies cases
Henry County is seeing a much higher number of confirmed, positive cases of rabies in 2014. So far, 11 cases have been confirmed this year, eight more than last year’s three confirmed cases. Gerri ...
July 15, 2014 02:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State end-of-course test results show positive trend; math still lags
Georgia students improved their performances on six out of the eight 2014 end-of-course tests compared to last year, according to data released July 2 by the Georgia Department of Education. One te...
July 15, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Piedmont joins MD Anderson Cancer Network
Buckhead-based Piedmont Healthcare Thursday announced it is the only health system in Georgia to become an affiliate of the nationally renowned MD Anderson Cancer Network, a program of the Universi...
July 11, 2014 10:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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County beats state in final CRCT results
Henry County Schools beat the state in all areas and grades on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test results released last month by the Georgia Department of Education.  “The scores show even mo...
July 09, 2014 10:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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