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The Battle of Jonesborough 150th anniversary section | PHOTOS | VIDEO

From Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, 1864, Union and Confederate forces fought the Battle of Jonesborough, as Jonesboro’s name was spelled at the time. The objective was to cut off the Macon & Western Rail Road, which was the last supply line for Confederates entrenched in Atlanta, said historian Peter Bonner, owner of Historical & Hysterical Tours/peterbonner.com. The Union won the battle, which forced an immediate evacuation of Atlanta by Confederate troops. Historians and Civil War scholars believe the fall of Atlanta, in turn, guaranteed Abraham Lincoln’s re-election as president, said Bonner.

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Local businesses collecting, others in need of help for holidays

JONESBORO — During the holiday season local charities are collecting items needed to feed families, keep them warm during the winter season and give them a fresh start for the new year.

Henry Herald offices to close Nov. 27-28 for Thanksgiving holiday

The Henry Daily Herald offices will close Nov. 27-28 for the Thanksgiving holiday

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Henry County’s most wanted fugitives for week of Nov. 17

Henry County’s most wanted fugitives for week of Nov. 17.

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