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Today's News

  • Sports Briefs

    Baughman wins in New Orleans

    Henry Baughman of Smithfield won the Southern Indoor doubles tennis tournament in New Orleans last weekend.

    Playing with Lester Sack (LA), they defeated George Baker and Don Walker (LA), 6-2 and 6-3 in the semifinals, and Lamar Hooker and Tom Casey (MS), 6-2 and 6-0 in the finals. In singles play, Baughman defeated Don Rucker, 6-0 and 6-0, and Lamar Hooker, 6-0 and 6-0, before losing to his doubles partner, Sack, in the finals.

    Ed Berry asked to play in All-Star Classic

  • Relay for Life

    Relay For Life in Henry County is quickly approaching, scheduled for Friday, June 26, at the Henry County High School Track.  Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length.

  • Issues left unsolved from regular session

    At the end of each legislative session, there are always several issues that remain unresolved, often because others dominate discussions or time simply runs out.

    The 2009 Regular Session was a textbook example of both of those in action. With less than two dozen days to debate bills, the General Assembly focused most of its attention on overcoming a sizeable budget deficit; significantly reforming the testing system that measures school progress; enacting a major highway plan; and implementing a better, more cost-effective approach to treating non-violent drug offenders.

  • Popular teacher taking a one year leave

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence High School’s Intelligent Classroom software was on the fritz that Friday, so popular high school math teacher Buddy Berry improvised.

    He lit birthday candles and stuck them into hamburger buns. Students armed with water pistols attempted, mostly in vain, to put out the flames amidst bursts of laughter. It was harder than it looked and most of the candles still flickered atop soggy bread.

    He was teaching a lesson in probabilities.

  • Henry County native graduates from West Point

    General Manager

    Justin Bramlage remembers bouncing a racquetball against a wall while talking to his mother.

    “I said if I feel like this Monday morning, I’m ... getting the paperwork to quit,” Justin said. He was in his plebe year at the  United States Military Academy at West Point, the year his mother Ruth describes as the pressure cooker year. He told his mother there was a 99.9 percent chance he was quitting.

  • Design a plan to become the biggest loser

    Anyone who tells you that losing weight will be easy has never tried but here are some techniques used by individuals who have been successful at weight loss.

    1.  Set a reasonable goal:  The first goal of weight control may be to simply prevent further weight gain! The first goal of weight loss should be to reduce your starting body weight by about 10 percent.  If your starting weight is 250 pounds then a reasonable goal would be to lose 25 pounds over a 12 week period. 

  • Government aid penalizes successful companies

    The government has seen fit to subsidize two automobile manufacturers with billions of dollars of our (and our children’s) tax money. If one is the recipient of “free” money from the government I’m sure there is reason to celebrate, but what of those who are not receiving government largesse?

  • Hinkel, Mings named HCHS top athletes

    Cody Hinkel and Kelsey Mings were given the trophies for the top athletes at Henry County High School during Honors Night last month, officially joining a long list that includes some of the best athletes that have walked the halls at HCHS.

  • HCHS grad presented paper to conference in Wales

    Staff writer/photographer

    Ashley Ireland’s groundbreaking research into the high-tech “Google Generation’s” information gathering methods earned her a trip abroad.

    This spring, the 2001 Henry County High School graduate was invited to present her findings at the Literacy Annual Conference in Cardiff, Wales.

    “There was a lot of publicity calling this college-age generation lazy,” she said, “and unable to think critically.”

  • Hamilton: ‘I am going to walk’

    Staff writer/photographer

    Betty Jean Payton Hamilton was in Eminence running routine errands on May 21 when she suffered a life-altering accident.

    The 76-year old New Castle resident had been to the bank and the grocery store, and stopped in at the pawn shop to chat with relatives.

    Hamilton then went to Southern States where she was going to grab some gardening plants.