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Commissioner Bruce Holmes to host Town Hall Meeting

Commissioner Bruce Holmes to host Town Hall Meeting

 

District V Commissioner Bruce Holmes will hold his monthly Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Red Oak Methodist Church in Stockbridge.

The April Town Hall will focus on a variety of topics, such as transportation issues and T-SPLOST as well as the HUD Community Development Block Grant Needs Assessment. Guest speakers include Alphonso Thomas, Stockbridge City Councilman; Dana Lemon, State Transportation Board Member for District 13; and Cheri Hobson-Matthews, Henry County Planning and Zoning Director.

The Town Hall Meeting is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

Red Oak Methodist Church is located at 3894 Walt Stephens Rd. in Stockbridge.

One Boy USO Creates a Coloring and Activity Book to Help With His Fund Raising Efforts

One Boy USO Creates a Coloring and Activity Book to Help With His Fund Raising Efforts

Cody Jackson, known across America as the One Boy USO, is announcing his soon-to-be released children's book  Pint-Sized Patriots Coloring and Activity Book, of which a portion of the sales will go to Cody's fund raising efforts for sending  packages to military men and women overseas. Cody became popular across America after being featured on CNN, FoxNews, CBS, and NBC for thanking over 10,000 troops at the Atlanta airport.

Cody's journey as the One Boy USO began when he was four, with a simple question: "Why is it so hard to get on a plane?" Ever since the moment his parents tried to explain what happened on 9/11, Cody has been a new boy. Every day he goes out of his way to thank our military men and women and regularly goes to the airport to salute our men and women in uniform. As a way to thank more soldiers personally, Cody also collects donations to help fund care packages to ship to deployed troops.

Twelve Georgia Chefs Will Compete at the 35th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival

Twelve Georgia Chefs Will Compete at the 35th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival

Twelve Georgia chefs will soon reveal new layers of their own talent as well as the versatility of the famous Vidalia® onion. Local chefs included come from restaurants such as Spice Market, the Chicken & The Egg, The Ritz-Carlton, Food 101, Fig Jam Kitchen & Bar, and more.

The inaugural Golden Onion professional cooking competition will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Vidalia, Ga., as the official kick-off to the 35th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival. This new professional cooking competition showcases the Vidalia® onion, Georgia’s official state vegetable, and also offers a new platform for chefs across Georgia to display their skills and creativity.

Henry County Arts Initiative

Henry County Arts Initiative

 

The Henry County Administration Building has expanded its gallery of student artwork! A new set of students' artwork has been installed in the County Administration Building thanks to the Arts Initiative launched two years ago by the Henry County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with the Board of Education and the local Arts Coalition.  The program is designed to highlight the extraordinary artwork being created by our young people by displaying select pieces in the County Administration Building. 

2 County Officials named Most Influential by Georgia Trend

2 County Officials named Most Influential by Georgia Trend

McDonough - Henry County Development Authority Executive Director Bob White and Henry County Commission Chairman Elizabeth ‘B. J.' Mathis were named to the list of “Top 100 Most Influential Georgians” and “Most Notable Georgians,” respectively, by Georgia Trend magazine in its January 2012 issue.

Each year, for the past 14 years, editors at the magazine have compiled a list of influential and notable Georgians who affect the lives and livelihood of citizens in some way. Those on the list come from all walks of life and various occupations, such as business, politics, entertainment, the arts, public service and journalism.

Under White’s leadership, the Henry County Development Authority has brought in

Have you started on your Goals for the New Year?

Have you started on your Goals for the New Year?

When the New Year comes people make goals, aspirations, and ways to make new lives for themselves. Whether it’s getting on a new diet plan, changing the people in your environment or changing your environment all together, we make plans to change in area in our lives that we are dissatisfied. As a society, we are taught to set goals, in order to be successful or to have some type of progress in our lives. We are now approaching the end of January. Have you made the necessary steps to obtain to secure your personal goals?

I set personal goals for myself on a daily basis. I come up with a list of goals to pace myself so I can really achieve them. Each task leads me to an ultimate objective or goal. Like for instance, my overall life goals are to be a great mother and own a successful international entertainment empire.