A Clayton County man was indicted on charges he molested a minor at a church in Hampton. Jeffery Dean Moore, 21, of Jonesboro is charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes and child molestation.
McDONOUGH — Homeless dogs in Henry County are receiving a helping hand, thanks to a grant for a local rescue group.
Family keeps farming tradition alive through agri-tourism
McDONOUGH — Jake Carter is continuing a family tradition this year by paying homage to his agricultural roots.
The FSH Society Inc. will hold a benefit dinner Saturday at Sharon Baptist Church, 536 North Ola Road in McDonough. Donations of $25 per person go toward battling facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.
STOCKBRIDGE — The City Council is set to hear results from an investigation into ticket fixing at Municipal Court in Stockbridge.
County leaders agreed Tuesday on 30 years of contracts for AvPORTS Management LLC to manage Atlanta South Regional Airport in Hampton.
Henry County is looking for people who know how to take a good picture.
Piedmont Henry Hospital stepped up to the plate Thursday to educate the public on how to improve their health.
The Genealogical Society of Henry and Clayton Counties, Inc., will meet on Aug. 18, at 10 a.m., in the Educational Building of First Baptist Church of McDonough. The scheduled guest speaker for the free event is Terry Barton, co-founder and president of WorldFamilies.net. He will speak on autosomal DNA, which is used as a test to determine a person’s genealogy.
Population growth in metropolitan Atlanta, including Henry and Clayton counties, appears to be on a downward slide, according to the area’s numbers crunchers.
Henry County’s faith community is invited to gather for a long-time tradition of preaching, music and inspiration.
Opponents plan I-285 ‘drive-around’ Saturday
Opponents of the July 31 Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) referendum are planning to drive two laps around Interstate 285 on Saturday, as a moving protest. Supporters of the referendum challenged the idea.
More than a century ago, McDonough was gripped by tragedy when 39 people died in a train wreck at Camp Creek. This week, the story of that train will take center stage once again. A series of events are scheduled in the coming days, to commemorate the 112th anniversary of the McDonough Camp Creek train wreck.
Measure aims to boost commerce, enhance safety
City leaders in McDonough are preparing to unveil a pair of measures designed to enhance development opportunities in the area.
Streets blocked near The Square
The 35th Annual Geranium Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m. It is sponsored by the McDonough Lions Club.
“We have never had a band like Drivin’ N Cryin’, that is nationally recognized, play in downtown McDonough,” Tourism Director Jennifer Price said. “We wanted to close it out with a bang, and that’s why we went with Drivin’ N Cryin’.”
The McDonough Square is decked out in a sea of red flowers, in anticipation of a long-standing tradition in the city.
The downtown Square in the City of McDonough will be in full bloom next weekend for the annual Geranium Festival. It will be held on May 19, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m. It is sponsored, for the 35th straight year, by the McDonough Lions Club.
Residents in the Southern Crescent soon will have an opportunity to make their voices heard on a number of planned transportation projects in metropolitan Atlanta.
Proponents make their case at chamber luncheon
Two local groups are in the midst of presenting opposing views to Southern Crescent area residents regarding the upcoming Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) referendum, scheduled for a vote on July 31.
Two local groups are set to present opposing views to Southern Crescent area residents regarding the upcoming Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) referendum, scheduled for a vote this summer on July 31.
Fund-raiser set for Saturday, in McDonough
The Thorpes are hoping to draw closer to their goal of welcoming 13-year-old Julia into their home, by holding a yard sale fund-raiser, Saturday, at 8 a.m., at Southside Christian Fellowship, 750 Mount Carmel Road, in McDonough.
For the second straight year, organizers of a local fund-raiser are hoping to generate awareness about the prevalence of autism in children.
Good food, good music, and an appreciation for the arts were among the highlights at several events over the weekend in Henry County.
Several events are on the books in the coming months at a local non-profit facility, geared toward injured and neglected animals.
Clayton, Henry share in largess
Farmers, agribusiness, landowners and other borrowers from AgSouth Farm Credit in Henry County and Clayton County, should watch the mail this month. They will share in $565,000.
Piedmont Henry Hospital is planning to purchase equipment, designed to increase safety for patients and employees. The medical facility is able to take the action, in part, because of a $50,000 grant from the Chaparral Foundation, a funding agency based in Texas.
Two former bank employees have surrendered to local authorities, following a lengthy investigation into allegations that they defrauded customers, according to Henry County police.
A Gwinnett County man will spend the next 15 years behind bars, after being found guilty of assaulting several people in Henry County during a fracas that left one man dead.
The powers of McDonough’s mayor may change in the coming days. The City Council is expected to vote, Monday, at 7 p.m., on whether to hand off many of Mayor Billy Copeland’s administrative duties to a city administrator.
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Office, at 97 Lake Dow Road, in McDonough, is conducting its annual Small Fruit Plant Sale. Through March 9, the agency is offering asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadines, raspberries and strawberries.
Numerous Henry County children were among those who gathered, recently, to see “The Greatest Show on Earth,” while celebrating the local special-needs community.
The Heritage Senior Center, at 1050 Florence McGarity Blvd., in McDonough, hosted its third annual African-American Fashion Show. The event featured more than 30 men and women, modeling their best African garb.
The McDonough City Council has authorized Mayor Billy Copeland to sign a pre-application resolution seeking a Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant for Alexander Park, on Ga. Highway 42. The grant, from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, would be for up to $100,000, and the city’s match would be up to $50,000.
Business leaders in Henry County gathered, recently, to continue to hear about the latest push for statewide transportation funding in the area. The Henry Chamber of Commerce hosted a Business Boosters Luncheon to discuss the Transportation Investment Act of 2010.
Unique Fields, of Stockbridge, will try her luck as a contestant on the popular game show, “Wheel of Fortune.”
Henry County now has school board vacancy
Changes keep coming in Henry County’s government. With the unanimous selection, Friday, of Board of Education Chairman Brian Preston as the new District II Commissioner, the search is now on for someone to represent the District II school board post he left.
An effort is under way to bring attention to the Henry County facility dedicated to helping injured, and neglected, animals. The Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center, Inc., in Locust Grove, is taking part in a Wildlife Rescue Exhibit, at the Fernbank Natural History Museum, in Atlanta, through May 6.
Henry County’s bus service, reportedly, is growing in popularity, and is expected to transport 90,000 people this year.
The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and the International Lactation Consultant Association, recently, honored the Stockbridge hospital with a Care Award, for achieving excellence in its lactation program.
I have developed a strong connection with Henry County, but this connection took on a new level of significance, recently, in light of a discovery made by my wife a few weeks ago.
Performances set through Sunday
Infidelity, lies, and witchcraft are among the ingredients of the Henry Players’ latest production, which is set to kick off this week, in McDonough.
Governments in Henry and Clayton counties have established qualifying fees for individuals who plan to seek elected office in November.
Piedmont Henry Hospital has earned recognition at the state level, for helping patients with ulcers. The Stockbridge facility recently won the 2011 Josh Nahum Quality and Patient Safety Award from the Partnership for Health and Accountability.
For the third time in two years, a Henry County family — this time, the Skelton family, of McDonough — is set to appear on a popular game show, competing for money and prizes.
Ginger Bedell, of Stockbridge, was recently honored by Speedway Children’s Charities, with the second annual Buster Dickerson Award. The accolade is named for a former member of the charity group’s executive board, who passed away in 2009.
Business owners, and other parties interested in downtown McDonough, will have an opportunity to weigh in on redevelopment prospects for The Square, and its surrounding areas.
A pair of projects designed to promote healthy living is coming to the county soon.
Dr. Jagdeep Singh was recently named Vice President for Medical Affairs (VPMA) and Chief Medical Officer, at the hospital.
Henry County’s community hospital has gone public with its new Piedmont Healthcare affiliation.