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Imagine it’s 2030 and I’m sitting around the table with my grandchildren. One asks, “Granddaddy, tell us about the war of 2020.”

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JONESBORO—If you feel like the COVID-19 emergency is messing with your mind, you’re not the only one. Nicole Albert, a licensed psychotherapist with Jewish Family and Career Services of Atlanta, says that feelings of shock, worry or stress right now are perfectly normal. The News asked Alber…

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ATLANTA – Following an announcement from the U.S. Department of Education Friday inviting states to request waivers from federal assessment requirements, State School Superintendent Richard Woods affirmed that the Georgia Department of Education will immediately apply for a waiver from asses…

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STOCKBRIDGE – Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Piedmont Henry Hospital is not allowing visitors for the time being. Patients in Women’s Services and the Emergency Department, and special needs, disabled, or hearing-impaired patients are allowed one visitor. Other exceptions need to be approved …

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ATLANTA—In a video press conference, Gov. Brian Kemp announced that the Georgia Department of Health has confirmed one case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Henry County.

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On the way to a meeting, I passed a florist truck. I couldn’t help but notice the advertisement on the side of the truck. The advertisement read: “Flowers whisper how you feel.”

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ELLENWOOD — Commuters may want to avoid I-675 South near Anvil Block Road until after 7 a.m., according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

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Only extreme partisans intent on denying President Trump any credit for any success would be critical of the operation he ordered that resulted in the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. These extreme partisans include Speaker Nancy Pelosi who, while praising the “heroism” of the special unit that conducted the raid on al-Baghdadi’s location in Northern Syria, could not bring herself to say anything nice about the president. Instead, she said the House should have been notified in advance. Why? Does the House command troops? Pelosi lamented that Russia was informed, but that was because Russian weapons and troops were in areas over which American helicopters flew in order to reach their target.

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FOREST PARK—I-75 South is open again just past I-675 and Georgia Hwy. 138 in Henry County after a big rig flipped  this morning. GDOT said one truck and one bus were involved. The scene cleared around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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FOREST PARK—One man is in custody following a standoff in the Holiday Hills subdivision in unincorporated Forest Park that shut down traffic on I-75 South for several hours Tuesday afternoon and forced residents from their homes.

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Kenneth Thomas Bowman III, 24, has been charged with seven counts of rape and one count of sexual battery. He was arrested on Aug. 27 at his place of employment.

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JONESBORO — The Clayton County Police Department say they have in custody a man they believe is responsible for a series of sexual assaults and rapes over the last four years.

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McDONOUGH—A former Georgia Bureau of Investigation chief medical examiner who retired after he was found to have violated GBI policy about taking outside trial consulting work was certified as an expert witness for the defense in the Rosenbaum trial.

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McDONOUGH—Doctor visits, a heartbreaking encounter in a Walmart and wrangling over allowing a teddy bear in court marked Friday's testimony in the murder trial of Jennifer and Joseph Rosenbaum. The pair are charged in the 2015 death of foster child Laila Daniel.

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Bob Westerfield has grown a vegetable garden at home for the past 30 years, and every workday he helps Georgians do the same. As the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension consumer horticulturist, Westerfield grows vegetables to document successes, watch for problems, learn how to solve…

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JONESBORO — The National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Statement on Monday morning and warned that saturated ground conditions could lead to further flooding and falling trees. As of press time Tuesday, the NWS said several waves of thunderstorms were expected through Thursday.

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Clayton County Superior Court Judge Robert Mack sentenced Gerardo Artemio Ortiz Hernandez, 40, of Mexico to seven consecutive life terms, three without parole, four with the possibility, plus 255 years, all to be served consecutively.

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“Spivey Hall offers music-loving grown-ups and their kids two wonderful events this summer,“ said Melanie Darby, Spivey Hall’s education manager. “The setting by the lake makes a beautiful backdrop for these events, both offering children and families a personal, interactive music experience…

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JONESBORO — Every time someone asks to see our newspaper presses, I sigh in defeat.

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