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Mr. Frank Edward Bennett

Mr. Frank Edward Bennett, age 91, of Jonesboro, passed away on April 16, 2015.

Joel Germany

Joel Roth Germany, age 53, of Lake City, GA died Sunday, April 14, 2015.

Mrs. Vera Robertson

Mrs. Vera Robertson passed April 13 ,2015

Mrs. Leola Clark

Mrs. Leola Clark passed April 13 ,2015

Mr. Craig Daniel Tucker

Mr. Craig Daniel Tucker, age 55 of Hampton, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015 at Piedmont Henry Hospital.

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Georgia schools chief visits Henry County college, career academy

Academy for Advanced Studies CEO John Uesseler escorted State School Superintendent Richard Woods through the East wing of the college and career academy.

GHSA moves basketball quarterfinals to neutral site, imposes ejection fines

In Monday’s semiannual executive committee meeting of the Georgia High School Association, changes were made to increase penalties for ejections, require football coaches to provide physical copies of practice plans and relocate the Final Four to a neutral site in the basketball tournament.

Baseball: Union Grove wins sub-region championship, Ola will fight for third seed in region

The Mustangs are heading back to the state playoffs for the first time since 2011, while the Wolverines will look to advance beyond the first round.

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Headed North: Home-schooler Erin Streeter will play tennis for Minnesota State

A former ‘no-star’ recruit gained three stars after snagging Jerry Baskin as coach

Streeter’s positive attitude and determination transformed her into one of the best players Baskin, who runs the Baskin-McGill Tennis Academy in Marietta, has coached in his 40 years.

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Union Grove boys, Hampton girls are Henry County track and field champs

The Wolverines claimed first place for the fourth year in a row, while the Hampton Lady Hornets narrowly beat the Union Grove girls for the top prize.

Shane’s Rib Shack giving away barbecue May 16

Shane’s Rib Shack is hosting its 7th Annual Rib Giveaway May 16.

Chief of nursing home group resigns

Jon Howell has resigned as president and CEO of the state’s powerful nursing home association, the group announced Thursday.

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Stockbridge officials issue proclamations

April was proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month in Stockbridge with Mayor Tim Thompson declaring that the city participated in the Paint Henry Blue campaign, showing support with blue pinwheels, bows and signs at City Hall. The fountain at City Hall is also lit blue at night in recognition of both Child Abuse Prevention and Autism Awareness.

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Henry County officials unite to empower victims and engage community

Henry County District Attorney Jim Wright, Solicitor Genral Trea Pipkin and Victim Services Director Lorraine Bunn are excited to engage the community and empower victims during Victims Rights Week April 19-25.

Henry County businesses now able to submit plans and permit application online

The Henry County Building and Plan Review Department has a new software that will make it more efficient for those doing business with the department.

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Hampton’s splash pad may have steeper restrictions on large groups

The city is looking to put stricter limitations on groups who visit the city’s splash pad.

Walk with a Doc program returns to Piedmont Henry Hospital

STOCKBRIDGE — Piedmont Henry Hospital’s Come Walk with a Doc program begins 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Officials: E-cigarette use triples among teens in one year

Current e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Youth Leadership Henry to host a career fair April 25

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Organizers with Youth Leadership Henry plan to host a career fair April 25.