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Jason A. Smith

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GDOT project approved for Eagle’s Landing, I-675

$7.5 million endeavor set for completion in 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced the approval of design-and-construction work for a 1.2-mile, northbound auxiliary lane between Eagle’s Landing Parkway/Hudson Bridge Road, and Interstate 675.

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Stockbridge Florist & Gifts sold to city

Business was focus of bitter legal battle

A lengthy, legal battle over property rights –– that made national headlines –– has reached an amicable conclusion, for a local flower shop owner and the City of Stockbridge.

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A father’s message to the birthday girl — Jason A. Smith

I have a hard time imagining a more life-changing year than the one which just ended.

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New era begins at Piedmont Henry Hospital

Henry Medical Center, on Sunday, officially became Piedmont Henry Hospital. Executives from Piedmont Healthcare met with their newest employees at the Stockbridge hospital, to welcome them into the larger health-care organization, which now includes five community hospitals.

Chairman Mathis outlines upcoming county address

Budgetary concerns and development prospects are among the highlights Henry County’s top government leader plans to address in her annual speech to county residents.

Businesses, churches, residents to celebrate new year

Several events are scheduled in Henry County, to help local residents call attention to the end of 2011, and to begin the new year.

New businesses booming in Fairview community

Henry County District V Commissioner Bruce Holmes said a number of new businesses have launched in the Fairview area in recent months, with positive results.

Businesses, churches, residents to celebrate new year

Several events are scheduled in Henry County, to help local residents call attention to the end of 2011, and to begin the new year.

New businesses booming in Fairview community

Doris Mullins, of Ellenwood, hopes her new sports lounge will provide jobs in Henry County, as well as a place for residents on the north end of the county to enjoy themselves. She is glad to see other businesses cropping up in the area as well.

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Two sought in Auto Zone robbery

Two unidentified men are suspected in a recent armed robbery at an automotive parts store.

Sons of Confederate Veterans release audio book

The book is being offered, free of charge to the public, as an immediate MP3 download, with a compact-disc version to be available to the public in the near future.

Kayak gift bolsters Henry’s Special Olympics Program

The kayaking team would be part of many offerings the Henry County’s Parks and Recreation Department provides to county residents with special needs.

Kayak gift bolsters Henry's Special Olympics Program

Officials in Henry County’s Parks and Recreation Department hope to expand the agency’s Therapeutic Recreation Division, by launching a Special Olympic Kayaking Team.

Sons of Confederate Veterans release audio book

A statewide organization has released new literature dedicated to remembering the Civil War.

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Two sought in Auto Zone robbery

Two unidentified men are suspected in a recent armed robbery at an automotive parts store.

SPLOST road work ongoing at Eagle’s Landing

Roadwork on Ga. Highway 42 near Eagle’s Landing Parkway, in Stockbridge, which began in 2009, is expected to continue into March of 2012,

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Henry Police continuing department-store theft probe

An investigation is ongoing into an alleged bank-card theft at a McDonough department store.

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Henry Police seeking Walmart fraud suspect

Police are seeking a man who has reportedly conducted several fraudulent purchases, at local Walmart stores.

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Suspects sought in several forgery cases

Numerous individuals are being sought by Henry County police, in connection with a forgery case that originated at a local day-care center.

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Henry Police continuing department-store theft probe

An investigation is ongoing into an alleged bank-card theft at a McDonough department store.

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Suspects sought in several forgery cases

Numerous individuals are being sought by Henry County police, in connection with a forgery case that originated at a local day-care center.

SPLOST road work ongoing at Eagle's Landing

Local holiday travelers will continue to battle gridlock into the new year, as construction crews work to improve a busy area of Henry County.

Stockbridge family dies in Texas plane crash

A plane crash has claimed the lives of a Stockbridge businessman and his family.

Stockbridge family dies in Texas plane crash

A plane crash has claimed the lives of a Stockbridge businessman and his family. Michael Dustin Butler, his wife Kelly, their 14-year-old daughter Brooke and 2-year-old son Braden perished when their single-engine plane crashed in eastern Texas, Monday, around 10 p.m., according to the Associated Press (AP).

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Jesus’ birth portrayed in live nativity offering

Members of a Henry County church brought the Christmas story to life, as a way to reach out to the local community.

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Noah’s Ark vying for $50,000 education grant

Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center, Inc., in Locust Grove, is asking for the public’s help in its quest to receive additional funding for programs dedicated to teaching the community about social diversity.

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Noah's Ark vying for $50,000 education grant

Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center, Inc., in Locust Grove, is asking for the public’s help in its quest to receive additional funding for programs dedicated to teaching the community about social diversity.

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Jesus' birth portrayed in live nativity offering

Members of a Henry County church brought the Christmas story to life, as a way to reach out to the local community.

Henry’s Western Parallel Connector project moving forward

Goal: Improve traffic flow

Henry County is continuing with plans to align two heavily-traveled roads in the area, after hearing from local residents on the subject.

Henry's Western Parallel Connector project moving forward

Henry County is continuing with plans to align two heavily-traveled roads in the area, after hearing from local residents on the subject.

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Arraignment Tuesday in Abbate molestation case

A well-known local businessman will appear before Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero on Tuesday, to answer multiple charges of sexual misconduct involving a minor.

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Henry County Recycling Center marks fruitful year

Clayton landfill helps with bulk items

Henry County leaders are pointing to recent changes at a government facility, as factors which have helped the Public Works Department successfully collect recycled materials.

County offering holiday camps for kids

Henry County is offering a recreational venue, geared toward giving area children a unique way to spend the last two weeks of the year.

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Arraignment Tuesday in Abbate molestation case

A well-known local businessman will appear before Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero on Tuesday, to answer multiple charges of sexual misconduct involving a minor.

County offering holiday camps for kids

Henry County is offering a recreational venue, geared toward giving area children a unique way to spend the last two weeks of the year.

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Gladly adjusting to the new normal — Jason A. Smith

For years now, I’ve been a creature of habit. I’ve grown accustomed to doing things a certain way, and rarely do I ever voluntarily stray from my routines. But, recent events have reminded me that, sometimes, shaking up my sense of normalcy is exactly what I need.

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Gladly adjusting to the new normal - Jason A. Smith

I’ve had a bit of an epiphany in the last few weeks.

Henry Medical gets children’s nutrition grant

The Stockbridge hospital has been awarded a $4,000 grant from the Speedway Children’s Charities Foundation, to help defray the cost of its annual Summer Nutrition Class, which is part of the hospital’s Pediatric Weight Management Program.

Holiday season meets the arts, Sunday

The local arts community is expected to gather in Henry County this weekend, to add a creative flair to the city –– holiday style.

Henry Medical gets children's nutrition grant

Henry Medical Center has received funds that will assist in its nutritional programs for kids.

Holiday season meets the arts, Sunday

The local arts community is expected to gather in Henry County this weekend, to add a creative flair to the city –– holiday style.

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Henry Medical-Piedmont affiliation clears last hurdle

The Georgia Attorney General’s Office has signed off on a partnership between the Stockbridge hospital, and Piedmont Healthcare of Atlanta. The deal was finalized this week, and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2012.

Henry Medical-Piedmont affiliation clears last hurdle

State officials have given their approval for the Henry Medical Center (HMC) to become part of a larger healthcare organization.

Patrick Henry project continues to seek donations

A prominent artist in Henry County is working on a pair of projects to maximize the area’s artistic potential. One of them is nearing completion in the coming months, and will spotlight a pivotal figure in the history of the county, and the nation.

Patrick Henry project continues to seek donations

A prominent artist in Henry County is working on a pair of projects to maximize the area's artistic potential. One of them is nearing completion in the coming months, and will spotlight a pivotal figure in the history of the county, and the nation.

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Henry Medical Center issues call for coats

The Henry Medical Center on Tuesday, will begin its third annual “Share Your Comforts & Heart with Those in Need” Coat Drive.

Henry Medical Center issues call for coats

The Henry Medical Center wants to help needy families in the Southern Crescent area to bundle up.

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Henry Players bringing America’s past to life

The 1940s Radio Hour’ airs on Thursday

Music and tales of a bygone era in the United States, will take center stage this week, when the Henry Players unveil their latest production.

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Henry Players bringing America's past to life

Music and tales of a bygone era in the United States, will take center stage this week, when the Henry Players unveil their latest production.

Sunday alcohol sales start Sunday in McDonough

Henry County’s other cities must wait

McDonough will be the first city in Henry County permitting Sunday, package alcohol sales. The county’s remaining three cities are working to determine when to begin allowing Sunday alcohol sales in their areas.