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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

Discount chain Dollar Tree will buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion, in a surprise deal that will help it fend off increasing competition from big-box retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Georgia man killed in Florida beach plane crash on wedding anniversary

A man was killed and his daughter injured on Sunday when a small plane crash-landed on a Florida beach.

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Undefeated hometown 'Gamers' win Roberto Clemente title

McDonough-based 8 and under team plays for championship Saturday night

The local team came out on top in the Roberto Clemente World Series Saturday.

Shirley Atwood

Shirley Christine Atwood, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend of McDonough, GA formerly of Columbus, OH went to be with the Lord on July 22, 2014 at Emory University Hospice in Atlanta, GA at the age of 81.

Syble Wallace

Mrs. Syble Louise Wallace, age 87 of McDonough, Georgia passed away July 22, 2014.

Duminda "Dr. Wick" Wickramasekera

Dr. Duminda Nissanka Wickramasekera (Dr. Wick), 42, of McDonough, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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McDonough Elite Gamers win Roberto Clemente World Series

McDonough Gamers claim Clemente crown

When Chris Garner began coaching the McDonough Elite Gamers five years ago, he had one specific goal in mind.

Tommie Montgomery Kemper Webb

Tommie Montgomery Kemper Webb, 96, formerly of Riverdale, GA and Merritt Island, FL, passed peacefully on July 22, 2014 in Lincoln, CA.

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Seniors reach life milestone this summer

Henry County Schools has a new crop of alumni. The district graduated a few dozen high school seniors Friday, during a summer commencement ceremony in McDonough.

McDonough adops lower than expected millage

McDONOUGH — While property taxes will go up in McDonough, city leaders opted out of approving the advertised 4.99 millage rate.

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Henry libraries, far-reaching community resources

Even as the digital revolution pervades society, citizens continue to demonstrate an appreciation for hard copy books.

Shirley Biggs

Mrs. Shirley Ann Biggs, 74, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, July 18, 2014.

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Most wanted

Most wanted in Henry County

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Youngsters build box bots at Henry library

McDonough Public Library recently held a “Build your own Cardboard Box Robot” contest as one of the 2014 Fizz Boom Read summer reading program events.

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Half of I-75 south shut down for maintenance

Southbound traffic on I-75 is backed up for at least two miles this afternoon because of construction work at the Ga. 54 exit in Morrow.

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Rocking Out

Thousands of Henry residents attend Vans Warped Tour

Thousands of Henry residents attend Vans Warped Tour

ROBINSON: Israel losing moral high ground

I support Israel. I abhor Hamas. But unleashing such devastating firepower on a tiny, densely crowded enclave in which civilians are trapped — and thus destined to become casualties— is wrong by any reasonable moral standard.

Woman killed in confrontation with police

Woman killed in confrontation with police

BBB warns of pet flipper scams, family dogs may be stolen

Flippers will steal family dogs for resale

McDONOUGH — To most pet owners, their animals are like family — they’re faithful companions that give unconditional love.

Ga. Legal Services Program earns Hodson Award

McDONOUGH — Georgia Legal Services Program has won recognition from the American Bar Association in the form of the Hodson Award for Public Service for 2014.