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This Week in Football: Dutchtown has tools for revenge vs. Lovejoy

The Henry Herald will be on hand at the Dutchtown and Woodland games this week. Here’s a glimpse at the teams.


The Lovejoy Wildcats will look to improve to 2-0 in the young season against the Dutchtown Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Thursday at Twelve Oaks Stadium.

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Plans for special tax district moves forward

A resolution was approved by commissioners Tuesday morning to move forward with the creation of a special tax district for dam repair.

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Henry County Sheriff's Office arrest log 090215

Henry County Sheriff's Office arrest log

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: The Habitat for Humanity ReStore open house

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1465 Ga. 20 West in McDonough, is hosting a volunteer information session and open house Sept. 5 at 10:30 a.m.

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County gives final approval of new exit study

Henry County commissioners gave the final approval for an interchange feasibility study to be submitted to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

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Ola kicker Cameron Corley would choose academics over football in a heartbeat

Even with his dedication to becoming one of the most accurate kickers in Henry County, Corley may not see another football season after 2015 ends.

Susan Ferguson

Susan A. Ferguson of Forest Park passed away on 8/29/15.

Juanita Shaffer

Juanita Edwards Shaffer, age 89, of Stockbridge, GA died on Saturday, August 29, 2015 after a long illness.

Peggy Hancock

Peggy Futral Hancock, 76, of Stone Mountain, Georgia and Naples, Florida, passed peacefully on August, 29th, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

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Commissioners hear allegation of government corruption

A Henry County resident is alleging government corruption after a pay change was approved for a county employee without approval from the board of commissioners.

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Georgia Milestones

State Superintendent Richard Woods: Taking an honest assessment of where we are

In October, we’ll release student scores for the first year of the Georgia Milestones Assessment System — and I want to caution that scores will likely reflect a smaller percentage of students who are proficient than we have seen in previous years.

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​Georgia Department of Education sends books to state’s kindergarten, pre-k students

As the 2015-16 school year begins, every kindergarten and pre-kindergarten student in Georgia will receive a book to take home, an initiative organized by the Georgia Department of Education and partners of the Get Georgia Reading campaign.

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ELHS boys, UG girls lead locals at Saucony Battle

For the first time in the meet’s seven-year history, Locust Grove joined Eagle’s Landing and Union Grove in hosting the annual Saucony Battle of Atlanta cross-country race at Nash Farms on Saturday.

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AMS requests date change for Folds of Honor 500

Race fans could be in for a shock when NASCAR releases its 2016 schedule in a few weeks.

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Speedway Children's Charities raises money for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Gov. Nathan Deal lauded for support of Henry County

The missing Labor Day race didn’t stop supporters of Speedway Children’s Charities from filling the Tara Ballroom to capacity Monday.

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LAST WEEK IN FOOTBALL: ELCA fights valiantly at Stockbridge, Locust Grove overcomes early deficit

The first full slate of football games delivered all the excitement one could ever want from the start of a new season. Here’s a look at how teams across the county performed.

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Police find skimming devices at two ATM machines

Henry County police Capt. Joey Smith said the devices were found Saturday about 6 p.m. at the ATM at 5006 Mount Zion Parkway and about an hour later at 285 Center Pointe Parkway.

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Police arrest six in Hampton graffiti incident

Capt. Joey Smith said Michael Brian Parks and Noah Gregory Bishop, both 17 and from Hampton, were arrested with four male juvenile suspects. According to jail records, both have been released.

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McDonough charity run to benefit cancer-stricken youth

The nonprofit Caring for a Cause is planning a memorial 5K this month in honor of Jason Holland.