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Transportation funding to dominate 2015 Ga. legislative session
Georgia’s transportation needs and how to pay for them emerged this week as the issues that will dominate the 2015 legislation session. Lawmakers convene Jan. 12 at the state Capitol. The search fo...
December 17, 2014 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commissioners approve $2 million park in McDonough
McDonough will be the home of a new, $2.1 million park located on a 125-acre piece of land at 1605 Kelleytown Road. The approval to use special purpose local option sales tax funds to build the par...
December 16, 2014 01:24 PM | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County’s Sirens for Santa event a success
About 40 Henry County children went shopping, had lunch and celebrated with a Christmas party thanks to the 2014 Sirens for Santa event last week. The annual event, which started in 1998 in the cou...
December 16, 2014 01:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last-minute gifts to be found at local shops in McDonough
Finding the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one can be stressful, and with department stores becoming more crammed with holiday shoppers as Christmas Day gets closer, Henry County merchants and ...
December 16, 2014 01:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘The Nutcracker’ leaps into McDonough
Henry County residents can experience the art of dance and get into the spirit of the season during the Atlanta Festival Ballet’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, “The Nutcracker.” Thi...
December 09, 2014 09:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Less joblessness in metro, Henry, state
Joblessness is on the run at city, county, regional, state and U.S. levels, according to data recently released by the Georgia Department of Labor. Nationwide, unemployment fell to 5.8 percent, fro...
December 09, 2014 09:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gift collections to help children, seniors
Henry County residents can help make the holidays a little brighter for children, senior citizens and needy families in the community by participating in the year’s Adopt-a-Senior campaign, Toy Sho...
December 02, 2014 04:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tanger Outlets reaches full capacity Thanksgiving, Black Friday
Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday business boomed for Tanger Outlets in Locust Grove and Main Street Program managers focused on promoting Small Business Saturday. This year, Henry County residents...
December 02, 2014 04:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Locust Grove's Tanger Outlets' stores, parking lots reach full capacity
Updated at 3:45 p.m.: Tanger Outlets General Manager Holly Duffey said the parking lots have been at full capacity since noon. With several police officers on site to provide security and assist wi...
November 28, 2014 11:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black Friday not as big as it used to be
Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season didn't seem as frenzied as in past years after many die-hard shoppers swarmed...
November 28, 2014 07:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County cities host holiday activities
During the end of November and throughout December, Henry County residents can enjoy an array of family-friendly activities and events in Hampton, Locust Grove, McDonough and Stockbridge. Shopping ...
November 26, 2014 09:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Annual coat drive will benefit battered women’s shelter
During the giving season, residents can donate coats, blankets and other warm items to help women and children in Henry County who are victims of abuse and who may have left essential items behind ...
November 26, 2014 09:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Life-saving medical equipment donated to Henry County Middle School
Last week, Henry County Middle School in McDonough received an important piece of medical equipment — an automated external defibrillator — that can aid in saving student lives during incidents ste...
November 26, 2014 09:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small businesses gear up for holiday shopping
Launched by credit card company American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday – the day after the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy nicknamed Black Friday in the 1960s – is the cornerstone of i...
November 26, 2014 09:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recession receding, employment, housing on rise
Changes in the economy, including the housing market and employment, were hot topics at last week’s Henry Council for Quality Growth luncheon in Stockbridge. Kennesaw State University economic pund...
November 19, 2014 11:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turkey Day 5K, 10K on Thanksgiving
Before chowing down on Thanksgiving Day, Henry County residents can run the Turkey Day 5K and 10K to help those in need in the community. Get Set Grow Event Management member Suzy Ellis said the ra...
November 19, 2014 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freeze warning covers metro Atlanta
Forecasters have issued freeze warnings for much of northern, central and western Georgia as the coldest weather so far this season blows into the state. The National Weather Service said the warni...
November 13, 2014 01:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Luella High art instructor named top county educator
Walking down the halls of Luella High School in Locust Grove, students, teachers and visitors can see the influence of Henry County Schools’ teacher of the year John Wood. That is because student a...
November 11, 2014 05:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Incumbents victorious in county elections
Voter turnout topped 53 percent in Henry County and gave county commission District 3 incumbent Gary Barham a satisfying 64 percent lead over Democratic challenger Darryl Payton. Barham carried the...
November 11, 2014 05:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday Festival of Arts on McDonough Square Sunday
This Sunday, McDonough residents can find unique, handmade gifts and enjoy various entertainers and local cuisine during the 2014 Holiday Festival of Arts. The event, which will run from noon to 5 ...
November 05, 2014 12:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commissioner: Henry County needs to ‘be a part of Atlanta’
Unwillingness to identify with the big city to the north is the biggest roadblock to Henry County’s success, Commissioner Bruce Holmes said last week at the Airport Area Chamber of Commerce’s fourt...
November 05, 2014 11:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County incumbents victorious over challengers
Henry County's unofficial election results as of 10 p.m. gave county commission District 3 incumbent Gary Barham a satisfying 64 percent lead over Democratic challenger Darryl Payton. "I'm looking ...
November 04, 2014 11:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry polls close
Polls are now closed in Henry County. Voters still in line will get to cast ballots. Between 25,000 and 30,000 citizens are expected to have turned out for Election Day. Stay with the Neighbor as w...
November 04, 2014 07:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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November 04, 2014 07:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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