Mcdonough, GA

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...

20-year-old woman found dead at Arabia Mountain

ARABIA MOUNTAIN, Ga. - A woman's body was found in the Arabia Mountain area Saturday morning. DeKalb County police say they found a deceased female in a body of water around 11:20 a.m. Officers are currently investigating whether the woman they found has any connection to a recently missing person...

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.

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...

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...

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.
The Citizen Online

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.
Clayton News Daily

PHOTOS: These dogs are up for adoption in Henry County

These dogs are up for adoption in Henry County. Henry County Animal Care and Control is located at 527 Hampton Street in McDonough, Georgia. The official county webpage is The shelter can be reached during business hours at 770.288.PETS (7387) For more information on each of these dogs, visit...

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 County Daily Herald

New self-storage business coming to Jonesboro Road

McDONOUGH — A developer’s request to rezone property on Jonesboro Road to build a storage unit was approved by the Board of Commissioners on Sept. 20. The development will feature indoor self-storage in the rear and business rental space in the front of the three-story building. The 2.62-acre property is located at 813 Jonesboro Road.

Camp Charlie will allow newbies to experience Okefenokee

COVINGTON — The Okefenokee is bursting at the seams with nature — Sandhill Cranes, Pond Cypress, amazing views of the night sky, and, of course, the iconic alligator. But despite the Okefenokee being so close to home, many Folkston residents have never experienced it. Local residents Antwon Nixon,...
CBS 46

Dine-and-dashers hit Miller’s Ale House in McDonough, police say

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - A group of alleged dine-and-dashers hit the Miller’s Ale House in McDonough July 20. Seven people ate at the restaurant without paying for food. The group was wearing scrubs that had identifying insignia, likely tied to a local dentistry program. Anyone with information should contact...
Henry County Daily Herald

Our World School announces new executive director

McDONOUGH — Our World School, serving special needs students in Henry County, has announced the selection of Don Dunlap as its new executive director. A former member of the school’s board of directors, with prior careers in business and education, Dunlap is uniquely qualified to lead the school forward.

Updates from Stockbridge City Council

Several zoning matters were addressed by the Stockbridge City Council at its September 12 regular meeting. The council approved both a rezoning and a comprehensive plan amendment for a 26.5-acre site on the west side of Stockbridge that includes 12 different parcels of land, all on the south side of Hwy. 138 and along Spivey Road and surrounding areas. The applicant is seeking an opportunity for a mixed-use residential development that has been projected to include 318 apartments and 50 townhomes.
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...

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.