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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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Stockbridge back on top

Air rifle team takes first in Area 12 Championships

Precision air riflery is back on top at Stockbridge High.

Henry County restaurant health scores for the week of Jan. 26, 2015

There were seven restaurants evaluated in Henry County from Jan. 17-23.

Former city clerk sues Stockbridge for alleged racial discrimination

Former Stockbridge City Clerk Rhonda Blackmon filed a complaint against the city last month, alleging retaliation and racial discrimination in her non-reappointment last year.

Commissioners clarify salary in proposed legislation

The Board of Commissioners have signed and sent a letter to house representatives, clarifying the board’s salary that was included in a resolution for proposed local legislation that the board approved in December.

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2015 Henry County Spelling Bee

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State Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service

State leaders honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual memorial ceremony at the Capitol in Atlanta Friday.

Liberty Plaza Dedication

Georgia officials dedicated Liberty Plaza outside the state Capitol Friday.

Elvis items at the National Archives at Atlanta

The National Archives has a limited number of items related to Elvis Presley through a federal court case from the 1950s.


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