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Jason A. Smith

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Sunday alcohol sales start Sunday in McDonough

When the Atlanta Falcons take the field Sunday to face the Tennessee Titans, McDonough fans who have not bought that six pack or case of beer for the event, now will be able to do so.

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Henry's climate draws international attention

Henry County leaders are working to develop stronger ties with southern Asia, to enhance economic opportunities locally.

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Local military veterans touched by recognition

Steve Lowery sat under a clear blue sky, with flags waving in the chilly breeze at the Veterans Wall of Honor in McDonough. The U.S. Navy, Vietnam veteran expressed gratitude for those who came to Henry County, Friday, to honor him and others, on Veterans Day.

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Henry 4-H’er wins Perry Fair calf show

Rand Rose, a sixth-grader at Ola Middle School, said he has learned a valuable lesson by taking care of his 843-pound calf for the last year.

Rotary Christmas CD available Sunday, in McDonough

During the "Holiday Festival of Arts" on Sunday, from noon, to 5 p.m., on the McDonough Square, the Rotary Club of Henry County will sell compact discs featuring Christmas songs performed by local church choirs, whose members hail from throughout the Southern Crescent area.

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Henry’s climate draws international attention

Sri Lankan ambassador meets with local officials

Henry County leaders are working to develop stronger ties with southern Asia, to enhance economic opportunities locally.

Rotary Christmas CD available Sunday, in McDonough

The musical talents of several local churches will be on display this weekend, when a Christmas-themed event comes to McDonough, in artistic fashion.

Local military veterans touched by recognition

Steve Lowery sat under a clear blue sky, with flags waving in the chilly breeze at the Veterans Wall of Honor in McDonough. The U.S. Navy, Vietnam veteran expressed gratitude for those who came to Henry County, Friday, to honor him and others, on Veterans Day.

Henry 4-H'er wins Perry Fair calf show

Rand Rose, a sixth-grader at Ola Middle School, said he has learned a valuable lesson by taking care of his 843-pound calf for the last year.

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Henry's climate draws international attention

Henry County leaders are working to develop stronger ties with southern Asia, to enhance economic opportunities locally.

Breast cancer: Men can get it, too

While women across the country are getting the word out about breast cancer awareness, those working in the field have a separate educational message for men about the disease.

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Bates singled out for country-music honor

Henry County native, Ty Bates, is glad to see his efforts paying dividends, in his quest to become a country music star.

Bates singled out for country-music honor

Henry County native, Ty Bates, is glad to see his efforts paying dividends, in his quest to become a country music star.

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Special-needs participants excel in tournament

Athletes in Henry County’s Special Olympics program brought home their share of trophies, following a regional tennis tournament.

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Antique evaluations under way in McDonough

Rare silver dollar nets $7,000 in greenbacks

A Premiere Antique, Coin and Currency Buyers event will continue through Saturday, in the Conference Center of the Sleep Inn, 145 Ga. Highway 155 South, in McDonough.

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Antique evaluations under way in McDonough

Southern Crescent residents, who want to know if they are in possession of a rare find, can satisfy their curiosity this week, in Henry County.

Special-needs participants excel in tournament

Athletes in Henry County's Special Olympics program brought home their share of trophies, following a regional tennis tournament.

Sunday alcohol sales generating minimal input locally

Early indications are few, whether residents in Henry County’s four cities will support alcohol sales on Sundays.

Sunday alcohol sales generating minimal input locally

Early indications are few, whether residents in Henry County's four cities will support alcohol sales on Sundays.

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Noah’s Ark conducting calendar fund-raiser

Proceeds to help feed, care for animals

Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center and Children’s Care Home –– a non-profit organization in Henry County –– is asking residents in the Southern Crescent area to show their support for animals at the facility, one calendar entry at a time.

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Halloween celebration brings kids to McDonough

Pint-sized ghouls, goblins, pirates and princesses lit up the City of McDonough, to begin their Halloween celebrations a little early.

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Noah's Ark conducting calendar fund-raiser

Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center and Children’s Care Home –– a non-profit organization in Henry County –– is asking residents in the Southern Crescent area to show their support for animals at the facility, one calendar entry at a time.

Henry seeks to lure TV, filmmakers

Local government leaders are working to generate revenue for the area by making the community more attractive to film and television producers.

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Historic cemetery tour a success in Henry

People from throughout the Southern Crescent area gathered among hundreds of headstones, recently, to hear tales of Henry County’s past.

Henry Medical Center hosts obstetrics nursing seminar Nov. 9

Registration is ongoing for a program that provides instruction for the care of new, and expectant mothers.

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Television and dads - Jason A. Smith

Once upon a time, fictional fathers were seen as men to be respected, revered, even feared at times. Now, however, female lead characters are the ones who appear to be strong and in control, while men are depicted as buffoons. What once was called “Father Knows Best” has turned into “father knows nothing.”

Television and dads - Jason A. Smith

Television is starting to get on my nerves.

Commissioners approve management for Tara Field

Henry County is moving forward with an interim management agreement, to oversee operations at its newly acquired airport.

Commissioners approve management for Tara Field

Henry County is moving forward with an interim management agreement, to oversee operations at its newly acquired airport.

Stockbridge banker pleads guilty in federal fraud case

A former Stockbridge banker has admitted to participating in a multi-million-dollar bank fraud scheme.

Study to evaluate Hudson Bridge, Jonesboro roads

Government leaders in Henry County are setting the wheels in motion to make improvements to a well-traveled area.

Study to evaluate Hudson Bridge, Jonesboro roads

Government leaders in Henry County are setting the wheels in motion to make improvements to a well-traveled area.

Stockbridge banker pleads guilty in federal fraud case

A former Stockbridge banker has admitted to participating in a multi-million-dollar bank fraud scheme.

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Dorminy recognized for historical research efforts

Daniel Dorminy, of McDonough, said he did not expect to be rewarded for his determination to learn about a pivotal figure in history.

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Tourism giving Henry County an economic boost

Result: Less in taxes for residents

The Henry County Chamber of Commerce is reporting a positive trend with tourism, locally.

Dorminy recognized for historical research efforts

Daniel Dorminy, of McDonough, said he did not expect to be rewarded for his determination to learn about a pivotal figure in history.

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Tourism giving Henry County an economic boost

The Henry County Chamber of Commerce is reporting a positive trend with tourism, locally.

McDonough’s Job Fair is Friday

The telephones at McDonough City Hall have been ringing off the hook, since the city announced that several employers will be in the Southern Crescent area, offering at least 200 jobs at the city’s annual job fair, this Friday.

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‘Simpler way of life’ at Southern Belle Farm

McDonough venue hosting third Farm Heritage Day

The fast-paced lifestyle of the information age will take a back seat this weekend, to promoting an appreciation for agriculture.

McDonough's Job Fair is Friday

The telephones at McDonough City Hall have been ringing off the hook, since the city announced that several employers will be in the Southern Crescent area, offering at least 200 jobs at the city's annual job fair, this Friday.

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'Simpler way of life' at Southern Belle Farm

The fast-paced lifestyle of the information age will take a back seat this weekend, to promoting an appreciation for agriculture.

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Local leaders: SPLOST projects will help Southside

On Friday, Clayton County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell painted the recently passed $6.14 billion projects list for a proposed one-cent regional sales tax as a sort of a savior for Clayton and Henry counties.

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Herman Cain’s support appears strong nationally, locally

Hometown residents, businesses offer backing

While Herman Cain is enjoying a boost in national polls regarding his candidacy for president, his supporters in Henry County are expressing optimism, too, that Henry County’s favorite son has a chance to win his bid for the highest elective office in the land.

Herman Cain's support appears strong nationally, locally Hometown residents, businesses offer backing

While Herman Cain is enjoying a boost in national polls regarding his candidacy for president, his supporters in Henry County are expressing optimism, too, that Henry County's favorite son has a chance to win his bid for the highest elective office in the land.

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Ladies paint McDonough pink

A sea of pink enveloped downtown McDonough, as women displayed their support for the fight against a deadly disease.

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$6 million Rock Quarry Road construction begins Friday

Motorists in the Southern Crescent area, primarily in Henry and Clayton counties, who routinely use Rock Quarry Road as a cut through from North Henry Boulevard, to Eagles Landing Parkway, will have to find another short cut. starting Friday.

$6 million Rock Quarry Road construction begins Friday

Motorists in the Southern Crescent area, primarily in Henry and Clayton counties, who routinely use Rock Quarry Road as a cut through from North Henry Boulevard, to Eagles Landing Parkway, will have to find another short cut. starting Friday.

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Councilman won’t leave post, following assault arrest

Amis: ‘I haven’t been convicted yet’

A McDonough City Councilman, who is charged with assault in the shooting of his son, gave no signs he will leave his position as a result of the incident.

Councilman won't leave post, following assault arrest Amis: 'I haven't been convicted yet'

A McDonough City Councilman, who is charged with assault in the shooting of his son, gave no signs he will leave his position as a result of the incident.

Domestic violence awareness event set for Thursday

Henry County Police have responded to 980 cases of domestic violence so far in 2011.