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  • County GOP accepting jailer applications

    The Henry County Republican Party is seeking qualified applicants for the elected position of Henry County Jailer. The Henry County Republican Party Executive Committee is accepting applications through April 12, 2011.

  • Huff helps to raise diabetes awareness

    Mona Huff doesn’t feel like she’s going to be 64 in June — nor does she look it. A vibrant smile crosses her face when she talks about how good she feels.

    She’s a diabetic, and is one of an estimated 25.8 million Americans with the disease. Until June 2004, she was one of the estimated 7 million with the disease who have it and don’t even know it.

  • Losing it all for St. Baldrick’s

    Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day took a different twist last week at Henry County Middle School.

    The school decided to celebrate the holiday by helping fellow student Noah Mancuso, a cancer survivor, raise money for pediatric cancer treatment and research.

  • Caught drink-handed

    Probation officer Adam Johnson had a bit of a surprise when he went to see the popular local band Six Miles South at Phoenix Hill recently.

  • Missing

    Sulphur Christian Church parishioners were shocked and dismayed last Thursday to find out their historic bronze bell had been taken.

    The treasured piece of hometown history was suspended from a custom-made bell tower. It had graced the lawn of the church since 2002.

    Cathy Lawrence said it originally was used at Sulphur’s Fairmont College before Shorty Moody purchased it.

  • Berry is grateful for national award

    For nearly half a century Wendell Berry’s works have conveyed the things about which he is deeply passionate: community, good land stewardship, conservation and farming, and mankind’s relationship to each.

    On March 2, Berry, of Port Royal, received the National Humanities Medal for lifetime achievement for his work.

  • Local students of the week - Eminence Elementary

    Kirsten Beavers is 7 and in first grade.

    Favorite place to spend an afternoon?
    “I like to go to Mamaw’s new house and read chapter books in the basement,” she said.

    What book are you reading?
    “I never look at the name, but it’s about these two boys who try to talk two girls into dropping out of high school,” she said. Kirsten said her mom’s happy that she reads a lot, but has one request. “She told me not to read her books,” Kirsten said.

  • HCPL repairs almost complete

    The Henry County Public Library was set to open on Feb. 14, when something unexpected happened — a patron drove her vehicle into the side of the building.

    Library director Joe Schweiss said it’s believed that the woman hit the gas instead of brake or confused the pedals as she pulled into a parking spot.
    The accident  pushed in a portion of the wall in the children’s area, and that section has been closed since the accident.
    Total damages are not yet known, but the facility did suffer structural damage.

  • Like child’s play

    Preschooler William Denny held his tongue just right to keep his alphabet tower from tumbling to the floor. He thinks he’s just having fun — and he is indeed — but he’s also honing skills he will use throughout his life.

    Besides teaching William his letters, the blocks help him develop balance and patience. The feeling he gets when he pulls his hands away and his creation stands tall is a satisfying sense of accomplishment.

  • Forum panel recommends regional approach

    “If you had to start from scratch... what would you do?”
    Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent asked the simple question of four panelists recently during a forum on economic development.

    The response that was repeated most? Work at economic development using a regional approach.