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Southern States employee Bennie Fletcher retires after 56 years

But Bennie Fletcher doesn’t stay away long

At 76, Bennie Fletcher figured it was time to retire.

Officials: No comments received on proposed proofs of residence change

Proposed Code of Conduct revisions also up for debate

The Henry County Board of Education is expected to take action Monday on a proposal to decrease the number of proofs of residence required for enrollment.

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Safe Routes To School projects completed in Henry County

Kids walking to schools in six different locations in Henry County now have an easier and safer way to get there thanks to the recent completion of Safe Routes to School projects at five elementary schools and one middle school.

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Philadelphia Eagle Najee Goode encourages students at Creekside Christian to commit to learning

Najee Goode, a linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, spoke to students at Creekside Christian Academy on Friday.

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Heru Kamau: Henry County’s Karate Kid

Heru Kamau is your average nine year old with a love for pizza, chicken nuggets and video games but he’s a multi-time world and national karate champion one test away from receiving his black belt.

Making marriage good

“And so they were married and lived happily ever after.”

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Oakland Elementary’s Young Men of Distinction visit Selma, Ala., to commemorate Bloody Sunday

About two dozens boys will trek into the past this weekend as they participate in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala.

CHURCH BULLETIN: Community Bible Church

Community Bible Church, 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, will host a special celebration party March 28 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

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MARTA officials explain Breeze Card to Clayton County residents

MARTA officials let residents know a bit about how their fare cards work at a community forum at Center of Hope Ministries Thursday.

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MARTA, local police departments expect to work closely to keep Clayton County safe from possible transit-related crime

County to initially receive 13 MARTA police officers

Clayton County commission Chairman Jeff Turner said Thursday after a meeting between MARTA and local police forces that he doesn’t think it is likely crime will increase majorly as a result of the transit authority.

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Health fair, clothes drive planned March 14

Residents are invited to attend a free Community Health Fair and Clothes Drive March 14.

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Real Men Read: Ola football players participate in Read Across America Day

Ola’s junior class of football players participated in Read Across America Day. This is the first of a few community service projects head coach Jared Zito has planned for the spring.

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Union Grove Middle student wins District 5 Spelling Bee

Qualifies to compete again at state contest

Logan Witham was recently named winner of the District 5 Spelling Bee and will compete later this month at Georgia Association of Educators’ 2015 State Spelling Bee.

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American Legion post raising money to visit soldier buried in Philippines

A question posed to Alton Head last year got him wondering.

Winter Guard competition returns to Ola High

School hosting new WGI Winds contest

Henry County Schools and Ola High will play host to the Winter Guard International Regional Winter Guard Competition this weekend.