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Commission violates its new land use plan to rezone for Ford dealership

Rebuffing the County’s Planning & Zoning staff’s and commission’s recommendation to deny the proposed rezoning, the Fayette County Commission voted three-to-two to rezone the corner of South Sandy Creek Road and Ga. Highway 54 from R-70 Residential to Commercial to allow Fayetteville Ford to relocate its dealership there.

Resurfacing complete on Hampton Locust Grove Road

County officials have completed the resurfacing of Hampton Locust Grove Road connecting State Routes 20 and 155. The project is a cornerstone of a planned 96 road resurfacings to be completed this year as part of the ongoing SPLOST V. Henry County SPLOST Construction Manager Bert Bivins says the project...

Georgia woman finds cash surprise in her drive-thru order

photo of money in handsPhoto by Alexander Mils (Creative Commons) Imagine that you're really hungry and ready for lunch. You've been waiting in your car in the drive thru at KFC. You're given your order and you drive away. When you open up your bag of food, you get the surprise of a lifetime. That's exactly what happened to a Georgia woman as she found $543.10 under her KFC sandwich after the restaurant misplaced its daily deposit.

Henry NAACP Freedom Fund Gala October 1 in McDonough

President Dr. Rosalyn Matthews and the Henry County GA branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold its annual Freedom Fund Gala on Saturday, October 1 at 4 p.m. at the Jason T. Harper Event Center at 95 Lake Dow Road in McDonough. The...

NEWS BRIEF: ‘Stranger Things’ home in Fayetteville is up for grabs

If you’re a Stranger Things diehard with $300,000 lying around, the iconic home of Will, Jonathan, and Joyce Byers could be yours. Featured in the first three seasons of the incredibly popular Netflix television show, the 1,846-square-foot house is in need of some TLC, but could be a great investment if the buyer wants to turn the house into an attraction for fans. The home was built in 1900 and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Henry County As It Was

In an effort to preserve some of the history of our community, The Times is displaying photos of Henry County from the past. If you can tell us anything about the photo shown above, use this form. In the next edition, we’ll reveal the details of the picture and notes readers send to us.

Because We Care - Atlanta South

Today…..BridgeFest 2022 Returns To The City Of Stockbridge with George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic live in concert and so much more!. Stockbridge, Georgia- September 22, 2022- Rock and Roll Hall of Famers George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic will headline the City of Stockbridge’s BridgeFest at the Stockbridge Amphitheater on this Saturday, September 24, 2022. Festivities kick off at 2 pm and conclude at 11 pm. Admission is free. There will be various vendors, food trucks and carnival rides at BridgeFest. The Stockbridge Amphitheater is a new venue located in the heart of Stockbridge at 4650 North Henry Boulevard, next to Stockbridge City Hall. The entertainment line-up on Saturday will also feature musical acts Klymaxx, City Band, Derek Smith, Vintage Vixens and others. All members of the household are encouraged to attend Bridgefest. This is the official return of the city festival since 2019; the annual in-person event was temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. City officials are excited to welcome the public back to BridgeFest 2022 on this upcoming weekend.

3 Beautiful but Underrated Places in Georgia

While there are many other beautiful states that are much more popular that Georgia, this is still a state that you should explore next time you have the chance. That's because there is something for everybody in Georgia, so no matter how you prefer to spend your time, you will most definitely find something for your liking here. So if you have never visited this beautiful state, here are three beautiful but underrated places in Georgia that make for a good start. All of them are great options for both a weekend getaway, as well as a longer vacation or even just a quick stop along the way, if that's the only option you have time for.
Clayton News Daily

Police arrest Morrow homicide suspect

MORROW — Clayton County police said a suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of an unidentified person in Morrow. The incident occurred at 11:29 a.m. on Sept. 22 at a home on Trammell Road in Morrow. Police said the homicide was committed at the home adding that...

Police say group left McDonough restaurant without paying

MCDONOUGH, Ga. - Police are searching for seven women who police say left a McDonough restaurant without paying. It happened on July 20 at the Miller's Ale House located at 1490 Georgia Highway 20. McDonough police released an image of the individuals on Thursday. Investigators say they wore scrub tops...

Football: Lakeview scores final 13 points to beat Strong Rock Christian

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - After taking an early lead at home, Lakeview Academy saw their lead disappear before scoring the final 13 points to defeat Strong Rock Christian Friday, 27-19. The Lions scored in the first minute of the contest as Clay Smith broke free for a 39-yard touchdown just 49 seconds into the game. Lakeview doubled its lead on a 70-yard scoop-and-score early in the second quarter.

T-Models and buckboards

In the late 1950’s there was a time when business slowed down quite a bit for McDonough Power Equipment Company (later Snapper). Demand for lawn mowers was steady, but the plant had made enough mowers to fill all the orders and the winter months stretched ahead without a lot for the plant workers to do.