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Henry voters say yes to SPLOST

Henry voters say yes to SPLOST

Ga. School Superintendent looking for student advisors

Ga. School Superintendent looking for student advisors

ATLANTA -- Georgia's Student Advisory Council is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year.

The Student Advisory Council reports to State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge to discuss how decisions made at the state level affect students throughout Georgia, according to Georgia Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza.

The council will meet twice during the school year -- Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Wednesday, Mar. 6. Applicants must be available to meet on both days.

All Georgia students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply.

"I am looking forward to getting to know a new group of student advisors and discuss how our policies affect them on a daily basis," Barge said in a statement. "We want to make education work for all Georgia's students and hearing directly from them is the best way to ensure that happens."

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.

90-day moratorium on Personal Care Homes


In an effort to clear up conflicting language in the County’s Unified Land Development Code (ULDC) regarding personal care homes, the Henry County Board of Commissioners has declared a 90 day moratorium on the acceptance and or approval on any applications, licenses or permits relating to personal care homes located within unincorporated Henry County. The action came at Monday’s regular meeting.

Officials said that the ULDC and the Comprehensive Land Use Plan require additional review and revision by the County in relation to the location of personal care homes within single family residential zones and the development and standards of personal care homes located anywhere within unincorporated Henry County.

Henry County's Easter Schedule


McDonough -- Henry County Government offices and the Henry County Recycling Center will be closed on Friday, April 6, 2012 for a floating holiday and Monday, April 9 for a planned furlough day. It is one of four furlough days for County employees, scheduled for the 2011/2012 fiscal year. The Recycling Center will be open on Saturday, April 7 and County government offices will reopen on Tuesday, April 10.

Early Voting continues for the GOP Presidential Primary

Early Voting continues for the GOP Presidential Primary


The Presidential Preference Primary is scheduled for March 6, 2012 with polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Early voting in Henry County has started and will continue through March 2 at the Henry County Elections and Registration Building, located at 345 Phillips Drive in McDonough. Early voting hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and for added convenience, citizens may also cast their early votes on Saturday, February 25, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Also, beginning February 27 and running through March 2, residents may participate in early voting at several satellite offices between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Locations are as follows:

Hampton Train Depot
17 East Main Street
Hampton, GA 30228

Locust Grove:
Locust Grove Recreation Center
10 Cleveland St
Locust Grove, GA 30248

Ted Strickland Community Center
130 Berry St.
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Commissioners approve airport name change; Tara Field changes to Atlanta South Regional

Commissioners approve airport name change; Tara Field changes to Atlanta South Regional


The Henry County Board of Commissioners approved two resolutions authorizing the local identifier and city name change for the Atlanta South Regional Airport, formerly known as Tara Field.

Henry County acquired the airport several months ago and is currently establishing new operational standards and direction for all aviation activities. A resolution is required by both the FAA and the Georgia Department of Transportation for the Board of Commissioners to institute changes to the local identifier and associated city.

The local identifier is an easily recognizable alphanumeric code used to maintain consistency and clarity with the new name of the airport. The new location identifier for Atlanta South Regional Airport has been changed to ASR.