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  • Years Ago in Henry County

    200 Years Ago
    Richard Roberts was appointed guardian to John Moore, Polly Moore and Lucy Moore, the orphan children of Thomas Moore.  Adrain Aten signed his guardian’s bond as surety.
    David Adams married Nancy Lemasters on June 22, 1811.  The marriage bond was posted on June 12, 1811 and co-signed by James Lemasters.
    The Henry County Court apprenticed out David McCaslin, orphan of Richard McCaslin, to George King to learn the occupation of wheelwright (repairer or maker of wheels and/or wheeled vehicles).

  • School was greatest experience

    Submitted by Eleanor Sharp

  • Renaissance Fest starts Saturday

    RenFaire opens this weekend with a clanging of swords.
    Dusten Welch and Steven Madden, The Dueling Fools, are a comic sword-fighting act out of Cleveland, Ohio.

    According to their personal narrative, the act is based on the historical friendship of Rocco Bonetti, the Italian swordmaster, and his English counterpart, Sir George Silver.

    “Both were believed by their followers to have the best skill with a blade; however, a duel never took place between them to determine who was the better.

  • From needing to leading

    When Byron Foree received his Eminence High School diploma Friday night, it was the end of a long road, fraught with speed bumps and pot holes. The road also had a few guiding lights.

    Any indication of the difficulties he had faced were absent, as Foree flashed his bright smile several times throughout the evening, and got a big hug from Assistant Principal Donna McClamroch at the end of the ceremony.

  • Income is key concern

    Should the county proceed with the state proposal to build a new justice center/courthouse, it would mean the loss of more than $50,000 in income related to the state’s use of the existing courthouse.

    The state’s Administrative Office of the Courts currently rents about 72 percent of the space in the current courthouse, and pays rent and utilities accordingly.

  • By-the-drink vote in NE New Castle

    In three weeks, voters in the Northeast New Castle precinct will decide whether or not Henry County Country Club will be able to sell alcohol by the drink.

    The special election will be held Tuesday, June 21, and will involve only that precinct in which the country club is located.

    Henry County Clerk Juanita Lashley said the question voters will answer is “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink at the Henry County Recreational Corporation (AKA Henry County Country Club) in the Northeast New Castle Precinct D102?”

  • Alvey sees life with new purpose

    Four years ago today, on June 1, 2007, against all odds, Sydney Alvey walked across the stage to receive her Eminence High School diploma.
    Last month, she made a similar walk, this time to get her diploma from Jefferson Community and Technical College, graduating with an associates degree in human services.

    That she was able to walk to do so was a feat of determination, and one that had nothing to do with academic difficulty.

  • HCHS awards


  • Graduation 2011 EHS

    The 24 seniors of the Eminence High School class of 2011 graduated Friday, May 27.

  • Is personal training right for you?