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Top Ten stories for the week of March 11 to March 17

1. Jeffares acts alone

Henry County officials are saying they had no knowledge of a piece of legislation introduced into the Georgia General Assembly by Senator Rick Jeffares that would change the county’s form of government.

2. Teen jailed for stabbing sister

A 19-year-old woman continues to recover from multiple stab wounds after police said she was attacked by her little brother while she was sleeping.

3. Residents blast BOE’s possible outsourcing

Approximately 300 people waited an hour for school officials to emerge from executive session before making their voices heard.

4. Woman's home robbed more than 15 times

Claudia Turner had mixed reaction to the news Thursday that Jonesboro police found about 90 percent of items stolen from her home in more than 15 burglaries since October.

5. Ola pupil plans tribute for fallen friend

Cale Gibson and his family are planning a charity basketball tournament in tribute of his friend, Jason Holland.

6. The perfect jean makes its way to Stockbridge

STOCKBRIDGE — A smooth fit for every hip.

7. High school standouts finalists for national scholarships

Five high school seniors from Henry County are finalists for the National Merit Scholarship and National Achievement Scholarship programs.

8. McDonough hands city administrator two pay raises

McDONOUGH — The city administrator was allowed to sit in on an hour-long executive session while the McDonough City Council deliberated his two pay raises.

9. BOC approves $1.3 million road project

McDONOUGH — The Henry County Board of Commissioners has unanimously approved a $1.3 million SPLOST project for improvements to a one-mile stretch of New Hope Road in McDonough.

10. Locust Grove High supports Syria

LOCUST GROVE — The halls of Locust Grove High School were a bit different this past Friday. Students otherwise dressed in clothes displaying their favorite brands or sports teams were walking around wearing homemade T-shirts with green hand prints painted on them. A fashion statement? Hardly.