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Henry County incumbents face newcomers in municipal races
New hopefuls in Hampton, McDonough and Stockbridge will be running for city council in the 2015 municipal elections while incumbents in Locust Grove will serve another four years. In Hampton, the s...
September 04, 2015 05:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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McDonough, Stockbridge honor Hollywood star come home
During a ceremony at the Regal Cinemas McDonough 16 recently, Stockbridge City Councilwoman Regina Lewis Ward presented a proclamation to a former Henry County resident, which declared Aug. 21 as M...
September 04, 2015 03:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor visits Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton
Georgia is funneling more money into kindergarten through 12th grade education and doing more for students than any other governor or general assembly has in the past 50 years, said Gov. Nathan Dea...
September 04, 2015 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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September is Library Card Sign-up Month in Henry County
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Henry County Library System joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to help make sure every student has ...
September 03, 2015 03:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stockbridge Main Street program looks to redefine downtown
Stockbridge’s downtown may become a magnet for economic development if its Main Street program successfully completes projects that define the area, Program Manager Kira Harris-Braggs said last wee...
September 03, 2015 09:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County couple competes on Fox reality show
McDonough resident Heather Stanley said she always wanted to be an interior designer and, with the help of her husband Ricky Stanley, the couple got the chance of a lifetime to put their building a...
September 03, 2015 09:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County ponders county manager finalists
The Henry County Board of Commissioners has pared down the list of applicants for its vacant county manager position and has named the two finalists in a search that began after former County Manag...
September 02, 2015 03:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arrests made in Hampton vandalism case
Henry County Police cancelled yesterday's BOLO after making arrests in a vandalism case in Hampton. Capt. Joey Smith said in a statement, "We are canceling the Graffiti BOLO in reference to six arr...
September 01, 2015 02:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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BOLO: Henry County seeks graffiti vandals
Capt. Joey Smith of the Henry County Police Department asked residents to be on the lookout for perpetrators in numerous counts of graffiti in the Hampton area. Residents can view surveillance vide...
August 31, 2015 05:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hampton one of 40 safest cities in Georgia
Salt Lake City, Utah-based home security consultant SafeWise released its 40 Safest Cities in Georgia report today. Hampton is No. 12. To compile this report, the organization used FBI crime data f...
August 31, 2015 04:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Motor Speedway crowns drag racing champions
The 2015 season of O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton concluded Friday with the Championship Night finale. Eighteen drivers emerged division champions at th...
August 31, 2015 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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NAACP hosting anti-racism rally today in Hampton
Eugene Edwards, president of the Henry County chapter of the NAACP, issued this statement Saturday: "As a result of the racist activity that showed up in the Fears Mill subdivision Friday night, wh...
August 31, 2015 09:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hampton is Georgia’s 91st certified local government
The historic preservation division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently announced the city of Hampton is Georgia’s 91st certified local government. The National Park Service, U.S...
August 28, 2015 04:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Motor Speedway to host drag-racing championship Friday
Eighteen drivers will be crowned division champions at O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags Championship Night this Friday in the 18th and final week of the 2015 season. For a handful, the title ...
August 27, 2015 04:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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McDonough’s first pocket park opens to public
McDonough residents can now stop to relax on benches and enjoy watching a flowing fountain at the city’s first mini-park, located at the corners of Cleveland and Bryan streets near the Square. City...
August 27, 2015 09:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Banquet to honor Henry County faith-based work Saturday
Three couples, who although not ordained have served the Henry County community through their churches, will be honored at the second Dr. Hopie Strickland Lifetime Achievement Banquet this Saturday...
August 26, 2015 03:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gracing in the Grove events set for Aug. 29 in Locust Grove
A local church is hosting a host of fundraisers, including car and motorcycle show Shining in the Grove, barbecue cook-off Smoking in the Grove and 5K run Striding in the Grove, Aug. 29 in downtown...
August 26, 2015 08:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Motor Speedway releases race results, announces fundraiser
U.S. Legends and Bandolero cars returned to the winding curves of the infield road course at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton on Saturday for the first time since 2009. The Beginner Bandolero Divi...
August 25, 2015 03:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Qualifying for Henry County's city elections begins Aug. 31
Municipal elections are set for Nov. 3 and in Henry County, 13 seats will be need to be filled. Qualifying will begin Aug. 31 at 8:30 a.m. and continue during business hours until Sept. 4 at 4:30 p...
August 24, 2015 04:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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McDonough downtown development authority eyes brewery
Business victories for the city of McDonough may include getting JailHouse Brewing Co. to move from its Hampton home, now that the McDonough Downtown Development Authority has reinvigorated itself....
August 21, 2015 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County 4-H to hold open house Monday; children, teens age 9 to 19 invited
The Henry County Extension Office will be holding an open house for the Henry County 4-H club and County Council on Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Extension Office at Heritage Park, 97 Lake Dow ...
August 21, 2015 03:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Regional Commission director anticipates benefits for Henry County
Henry County is expected to have the strongest population growth south of Atlanta in the next 25 years and will be an important part of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s plans for major development...
August 20, 2015 10:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Locust Grove man dead after rear-ending big rig
Capt. Joey Smith of the Henry County Police Department reported this morning that an overnight accident took the life of a Locust Grove man. Today around 2:15 am, Henry County first responders were...
August 20, 2015 10:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County movie star to come home this weekend
Actor Marcc Rose, starring as Tupac Shakur in "Straight Outta Compton," will return home to Henry County this weekend. Blahzay Music Group will host a series of meet-and-greets. As a former student...
August 19, 2015 04:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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