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Governor: kids’ safety, education top priority
Gov. Nathan Deal said last week his top priority is the safety and well-being of children throughout the state. Speaking at an event hosted by the nonprofit Speedway Children’s Charities at the Atl...
August 20, 2014 12:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Educators: business partners will see return on investment
Henry County Superintendent Rodney Bowler and Locust Grove’s Strong Rock Christian School CEO Pat Stuart said last week there is a direct correlation between current trends in education and the suc...
August 20, 2014 12:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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McDonough family raises awareness for genetic disorder
August is National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month and one McDonough family is sharing their story in the hope that more information, funds and research can help people living with the gene...
August 20, 2014 12:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County PD issues ID theft alert
The Henry County Criminal Investigations Division and investigators from Sun Trust Bank began conducting an investigation Aug. 14 in which 225 customers’ accounts have been compromised. Customers u...
August 16, 2014 01:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County express lanes on track for 2016
At a Henry County commission meeting last week, the Georgia Department of Transportation presented the board with updated plans for a south metro express lanes project and discussed ways to provide...
August 12, 2014 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County schools, buses get upgrades
For the 2014-15 school year, students in Eagle’s Landing middle and high schools in McDonough and Henry County-wide school bus riders were greeted with new renovations and upgrades. Eagle’s Landing...
August 12, 2014 02:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dutchtown Middle School starts year with new principal
A new school year began in Henry County Aug. 4 and Dutchtown Middle School, located at 155 Mitchell Road in Hampton, not only welcomed new students but also a new principal. April Madden, Ph.D., ha...
August 12, 2014 02:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED 5:50 p.m.: Henry County SWAT at domestic violence scene
Lt. Joey Smith of the Henry County Police Department said officers are investigating a domestic disturbance situation on Cobblestone Lane in McDonough. The female involved left the home and went to...
August 06, 2014 04:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why isn’t there a treatment, vaccine for Ebola?
In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn’t changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease. Some are being developed, bu...
August 06, 2014 03:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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McDonough lawn equipment factory to close in 2015
One of the largest employers within McDonough’s city limits will be shutting its doors during the first quarter of 2015. Briggs & Stratton, a Milwaukee, Wisc.-based company that, according to its w...
August 05, 2014 12:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hampton High opens for 2014-15 school year
The much-anticipated new Hampton High School, 795 Hampton-Locust Grove Road, is the new learning institute for about 800 students who would otherwise attend the overcrowded Luella High School in Lo...
August 05, 2014 12:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 7 7 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 | 4 4 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 | 5 5 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 | 4 4 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 | 3 3 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 | 5 5 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 | 3 3 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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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 | 5 5 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 | 42 42 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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