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Former Stockbridge principal pleads guilty to $2M theft
In an Atlanta federal court, Antonio T. Hurt pleaded guilty April 9 to stealing nearly $2 million from a program that partially reimburses day care centers for the cost of meals for needy children....
April 15, 2014 03:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ridealong reveals code enforcement tactics
When it comes to handling suburban squabbles — neighbors complaining about each other’s properties, an old house becoming an eyesore, evictions and trash-dumping — Henry County code enforcement off...
April 15, 2014 03:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local nonprofit, recruiter to host county job fair
Job seekers in Henry County will have the opportunity to connect with potential employers at an upcoming job fair. Connecting Henry, a local nonprofit that helps address challenges to families, and...
April 15, 2014 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment
A candidate for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent's lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position. Officials from the Karen Handel...
April 11, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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McDonough fire safety in Georgia Cities Week spotlight
Starting on Sunday, McDonough residents and visitors can enjoy fun, free events on the Square dedicated to giving the public access to various city departments during the 2014 Georgia Cities Week. ...
April 09, 2014 12:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry Count Commission District 4 Republicans go toe to toe in primary
May 20 is a key date in the fate of Henry County’s District 4 as the primary winner will walk away with the commission seat. There are no Democrats in the primary, which means the race will be deci...
April 09, 2014 11:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressman hosts job fair
Congress is helping to save the mortgages of residents experiencing unemployment, where in metro Atlanta the latest figure is 6.9 percent, through a job fair held recently by District 13 U.S. Rep. ...
April 09, 2014 11:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue snipes at Handel over college degree
A top Republican candidate in Georgia's U.S. Senate race is dismissing one of his opponents for not having a college degree as he touts his own experiences as a businessman. Former Dollar General C...
April 03, 2014 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign filings detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents
Gov. Nathan Deal is reporting an improvement in his personal finances as he heads into a competitive re-election bid four years after questions were raised about his sizeable debts. Reports show De...
April 02, 2014 04:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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McDonough police no longer allowed to use speed detection radar guns in 2014
In a statement posted to her social media accounts, McDonough Councilwoman Sandra Vincent said that according to a letter received by the city on March 31 from the Department of Public Safety, the ...
April 02, 2014 02:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County superintendent retires after 22 years in district
Earlier this week, Henry County bid farewell to school Superintendent Ethan Hildreth as he retired, effective March 31, leaving a legacy that spans 22 years. The Neighbor caught up with Hildreth wh...
April 01, 2014 02:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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District 3 candidates vie for Henry County Commission
Henry County’s District 3 commission seat is up for grabs and three Republicans are vying in the May 20 primary for the chance to oppose Democrat I. Darryl Payton in November. Incumbent Gary Barham...
April 01, 2014 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry Players to perform ‘Legally Blonde’
Theater patrons in Henry County can enjoy a show filled with singing, dancing and comedy during the Henry County Players’ performances of “Legally Blonde, the Musical.” Based on the Broadway hit wr...
April 01, 2014 01:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Henry County manager named
UPDATED WITH QUOTE: The Henry County Board of Commissioners appointed James “Jim” Walker to the position of county manager, to begin serving Monday. The action came during a called meeting March 25...
March 26, 2014 03:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Speeders beware: New radar locations on tap
UPDATED WITH STREET LIST: McDonough city council members were presented an updated list of streets to be approved for running radar checks and heard from efficiency experts who may evaluate the cit...
March 25, 2014 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local delegation chalks up winners, losers this session
The Henry County delegation to the Georgia Legislature wrapped up the 2014 session’s changes in existing laws and new additions to the Georgia code during a two-month stretch that ended last Thursd...
March 25, 2014 04:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Patrick Henry sculpture unveiling in Square on Saturday
This Saturday at 2 p.m., McDonough residents can gather in the Square to see the unveiling of a unique piece of art dedicated to the famous Revolutionary War orator who inspired the county’s name. ...
March 25, 2014 04:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County fire department to host its sixth arson seminar
The Georgia Fire Investigator’s Association and the Henry County Fire Department will host the 2014 spring arson seminar March 25 through 28 at the Heritage Recreation Center at 97 Lake Dow Road in...
March 21, 2014 11:27 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers snuff out medical marijuana, allow guns in church on final legislative day
A bill allowing sick patients to legally take a marijuana derivative to ease their symptoms failed Thursday in the final hours of Georgia's legislative session, stalling amid a dispute between Hous...
March 21, 2014 09:07 AM | 2 2 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers ban minors from buying 'e-cigarettes'
Georgia lawmakers have voted to keep so-called e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors. The bill approved Thursday would impose a $300 fine on any retailer who sells the noncombustible nicotine alt...
March 20, 2014 08:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Common Core fight appears settled for now
Republican lawmakers appear to have settled a roiling fight over national education standards called Common Core. Some Republican lawmakers in Georgia and other states have pushed bills to block th...
March 20, 2014 08:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hampton greets spring with Yellow Pollen Street Festival
After back-to-back snowstorms this winter, Henry County residents may be ready to celebrate a usually pesky powdery substance during the sixth annual Yellow Pollen Street Festival in Hampton this S...
March 18, 2014 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber of commerce plans to boost tourism, education, leadership
In a meeting last week, members of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce spoke about future events and projects that the organization hopes will encourage more business and growth in the county. Jef...
March 18, 2014 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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County, metro jobless rates up; state layoffs lowest since 2006
According to the Georgia Department of Labor, the county and the metro Atlanta area shed their Christmas jobs in January, helping to drive the unemployment rate up. The January rate is 7.2 percent ...
March 18, 2014 03:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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