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  • County roadwork planned for 2014

    By Melissa Blankenship

    Publisher@hclocal.com

    While many miles of county roads need attention, which roads in the county will be resurfaced next year under the 5th District Rural Secondary Recommendations was the primary topic of discussion at the Henry County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday night.

  • If you can dodge a wrench...

    Youth Coalition hosted a dodgeball tournament over the weeknd for high school students. Over the course of the school year, Youth Coalition, or YoCo as it has come to be called, sponsors a number of substance-free alternative activities designed to provide youth with a safe, fun place to spend their Friday and Saturday nights. The organization is student-led and supported primarily by parent volunteers.

  • Defense attorney questions indictment

    Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    The attorney for James P. McFarland of Sulphur, argued against almost every element of his client’s indictment at his arraignment Thursday, leading up to a request that his client be released to a drug treatment program on his own recognizance.

  • Businesses on track

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Eminence City Council reported on Monday night that residents will soon be able to enjoy the world-famous burgers, fries and shakes of fast food mega chain McDonald’s. The restaurant, whose construction has been a fixture in the middle of town for the last few months, is officially slated to open to the public on the morning of Thursday, May 29.

  • A mile in their shoes

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    A group of Henry County seniors have spent the school year trying to think of ways to help the local homeless population.

  • A lifetime in Extension: Carolyn Jeffries

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Carolyn Jeffries has devoted her life to working with Extension offices in various capacities. Whether it was working with 4-H or the Homemakers Association, Jeffries has made sure to be involved in every facet of the Henry County Extension office.

    Jeffries, a retired teacher, began her involvement in Extension when she lived in El Paso, Texas, as a member of the local 4-H Club when she was nine years old.

  • Eminence preschool/kindergarten registration begins this week

    Screenings for Eminence Preschool will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday April 17, and Friday April 18, from 8 a.m. to noon at Eminence Elementary School.

    If your child will be four years old by October 1, he or she can be screened for EIS preschool program. Screening is necessary for placement so it is important to bring your child with you.

    Three-year-old children with a disability or developmental delay can be screened as well.

  • Raising awareness of autism
  • Candidates for Henry County Clerk

    Shanda Archer:

    What are the

    important traits in your opinion for county clerk?

  • EIS deploys new system

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, Eminence schools plan to deploy a new learning management system, or LMS. The new system, called It’s Learning, will ideally allow students, teachers and parents to all check students’ schoolwork, keep track of their progress and streamline education.

    According to Eminence Superintendent Buddy Berry, the new system completely meets the needs of his district.