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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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 19 19 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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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 | 1 1 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 | 9 9 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 | 2 2 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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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November 04, 2014 07:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County voting surge in full swing
Henry County Elections and Registration Director Janet Shellnutt said the after-work rush she predicted is happening now. "We're getting down to the nitty-gritty," she said about last-minute voters...
November 04, 2014 05:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry's midday turnout leaves big push for evening
Registered voters casting their ballots before work and on their lunch hours have swelled Henry County's results to nearly half of the 30,000 expected to turn out today, according to county Electio...
November 04, 2014 12:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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State scrambles to fix problems with voter site
As voters headed to the polls Tuesday, state officials scrambled to fix problems with a website that's supposed to help Georgians find their poll locations. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp sa...
November 04, 2014 12:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County turnout 'busy'
Henry County Elections and Registration spokeswoman Brook Schreiner said this morning's turnout has been active. "It's busy," she said. No technical problems occurred at the county's 38 polling pla...
November 04, 2014 08:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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News Guide: Highlights of Georgia elections
Key races to watch in Tuesday elections across Georgia. TOP OF THE TICKET After months of high-stakes campaigning and a seemingly endless barrage of negative TV ads, voters will finally choose whet...
November 03, 2014 12:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County races to watch include commission, House of Representatives
The big local race in Tuesday’s election is for Henry County District 3 between Republican Gary Barham, the incumbent, and Democratic challenger Darryl Payton. Barham, 59, is a lifelong McDonough r...
November 03, 2014 10:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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House District 78 rep faces challenge
Georgia House District 78, which includes part of Henry County, is up for grabs in the election Tuesday. Republican challenger Christopher J. Deraney, 33, of Jonesboro, is the social media director...
October 28, 2014 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barham, Payton vie for county's District 3
Henry County District 3 residents will decide if Republican Commissioner Gary Barham will retain his seat or lose to Democratic challenger Darryl Payton. Barham, 59, is a lifelong McDonough residen...
October 28, 2014 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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County beats metro, state jobless numbers
“After four consecutive months of increasing unemployment, Georgia’s jobless rate reversed course in September,” Georgia Department of Labor spokesman Sam Hall said in a statement Oct. 16. Last wee...
October 28, 2014 03:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barge endorses Democrat for superintendent
Republican state superintendent John Barge is endorsing the Democratic candidate seeking to take his place as the state's top education official. Barge said Thursday that Valarie Wilson will contin...
October 23, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    by Hilary Butschek
    nfulton@neighbornewspapers.com
    09.11.14 - 12:39 pm