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Christmas for the Community by the Community

Christmas for the Community by the Community

McDonough - Connecting Henry, Inc., together with Avalon Hope, Inc. and other businesses, organizations and churches have put together a new Christmas program, Christmas for the Community by the Community, to help those in need during the holiday season. With officials having just finished interviews with families who are need this holiday season, Susan Crumbley of Connecting Henry said that they have nearly 1,000 children to help this year.

The new program, featuring the  Community Cares Toy Shop, is a revamped program from last year’s Connecting Henry ‘s Community Christmas and is designed to better meet the needs in the county, which are continuing to increase, even as resources continue to decrease.

This three-day Christmas event will take place from December 8 through December 10 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. The goal of the event is to give families in need a joyful Christmas experience.

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Police searching for man who approached underage girls

Police searching for man who approached underage girls

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Henry County Police are searching for a man who reportedly approached two underage girls and offered them candy.

The girls told police that the man drove up to them outside their home on Oakwood Drive in Stockbridge on Nov. 20. He gave the children Tootsie Rolls and told the younger that she was "pretty like a movie star."

The suspect drove away when the girls' mother called them inside.

The girls described the suspect as a white man in his 40s or 50s, with short grey hair and a grey goatee. He drove a white Dodge Caravan like the one pictured.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Henry County Police at 770-288-8249.

Give a gift of a Holiday Joy to a local senior this season

Give a gift of a Holiday Joy to a local senior this season

McDonough - The Henry County Council on Aging and the Henry County Senior Services Department is once again making the holidays a little brighter for area seniors, with its Adopt-A-Senior Program, where residents can buy a gift for a senior or simply make a donation to the program.

Those interested in participating in the Adopt-A-Senior program should drop off a wrapped gift for a senior by December 8 to the Heritage Senior Center. This year’s suggested gift item is a set of towels, including a bath towel, hand towel and two washcloths, along with personal toiletry items such as bath powder, shampoo, conditioner, bath oil, mouthwash, toothpaste, shower gel or body lotion. Additional gift ideas include fuzzy socks, with the rubber grip on the soles and rubberized bath mate, to help prevent slips in the shower.

Georgia lawmakers vote down annual cost-of-living adjustment

Georgia lawmakers vote down annual cost-of-living adjustment

ATLANTA -- Georgia legislators won't get be getting a raise next year.

In a unanimous decision, the Legislative Services Committee voted on Monday to freeze the cost-of-living adjustment for the third straight year. Members of the General Assembly earn $17,341.68. Georgia has a part-time Legislature that holds a 40-day session each year.

State employees have also had their wages frozen in recent years. House Speaker David Ralston says the freeze is the right thing to do in the down economy. Senate Pro Tempore Tommie Williams agreed, but says increasing lawmaker pay should be explored when the economy improves because the current salary makes it difficult for legislators to serve and earn a living.

Officials say the move amounts to a savings of between $28,000 and $30,000 per year.

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ADOPT A PET: Meet Kennedy

ADOPT A PET: Meet Kennedy

 

NEWNAN, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Sandwiches recalled at Georgia RaceTrac stores

ATLANTA (WXIA) - Chicago-based Flying Food Group has announced a voluntary recall of five types of sandwiches distributed in RaceTrac locations in Georgia.

The recall covers the following ready-to-eat sandwiches sold at RaceTrac stores: Chicken Quarter Pounder, Chicken Quarter Pounder with Tomatoes, Ham Quarter Pounder, Ham Quarter Pounder with Tomatoes and the American Sub. All the sandwiches have an expiration date of November 30, and were only distributed in stores in Georgia.

The voluntary recall came after a possible food safety issue was uncovered at Flying Food's Lawrenceville, Ga. facility.

RaceTrac issued a statement Monday regarding the recall:

Atlanta Wedding Expert Hosts Evening of Bridal Beauty for Brides-to-Be

Atlanta Wedding Expert Hosts Evening of Bridal Beauty for Brides-to-Be

Wedding Expert, Tia R. Ervin is coming to the rescue for all brides preparing for upcoming nuptials in her signature "WEDucation" event, Beauty & The Bride, hosted at Polished Beauty Lounge in quaint Vinings on Wednesday, December 7th.