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Today's News

  • HCSO makes arrest in Cook’s robbery

    A bit of luck and some good, old-fashioned police work led to the arrest of the man who allegedly robbed Cook’s Pharmacy employees at gunpoint on Thursday, Nov. 3.

    Detective Danny Stivers with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Brandon L. French, 31, of Bagdad was arrested Friday night, Nov. 11, while being held at the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Stivers said after the robbery, he had contacted Officer Rodney Kidd of the Simpsonville Police Department, which had been investigating a similar crime there.

  • Budget will be top priority in 2012 
session

    When the General Assembly opens the 2012 Regular Session in early January, there is no doubt what the top issue will be: enacting the state’s budget for the next two years.  Redrawing state House, Senate and congressional districts, something done after each census, will likely be prominent as well, especially in the session’s opening weeks.

  • Using best practices to improve government

    Advances in computer and information technology are changing the way we live and work.  While the private sector has set the pace using new technology to improve performance, government lags behind.  The failure to adopt these best practices makes government agencies and programs less efficient in delivering service to Americans and less cost-effective for taxpayers.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Nov. 16

    Arts & Crafts

    • Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church Services

  • HONOR ROLL

    NEW CASTLE ELEMENTARY

    Fourth Grade

    Mrs. Pollard: Isaac Klempner*, Tyler Massey*, Maggie Whaley*, Ryan Archer, Zachary Dowden, Luke Hall, Brooklyn Mays, Jake McCoun, Albert Morriss, Chelsey Satterfield and Brady Sexton

    Ms. Turner: Jada Medina*, Christopher Clarke*, Phoenix Begley, Isabella Dale, Ben Hunter, Sara Justice, Kailey Kays, Kylie Turner, Jaime Woodson and Abby Morrison

  • Dinner conversation with Paul

    By Michael Duncan
    Pastor, Eminence Baptist Church

    I like having dinner with friends. The menu is immaterial, though a tasty meal well-served is nice. The best part of dinner with friends is the conversation. No matter how often I share dinner with a friend or friends, there is always something new to learn and share; and there is, of course, the joy of revisiting a shared past.

  • Middle school students get a dose of Reality

    Last Thursday more than 350 students from Eminence Independent Schools and Henry County Public Schools participated in the Reality Store. This event allows students the opportunity to see how difficult it can be to make ends meet financially, month to month.

  • Veterans Day a special time for state, country

    Veterans Day is always a special time for our country, but it promises to be even more memorable on Friday because of its location on the calendar.

    That’s because, for the first time ever, the year aligns perfectly with the holiday’s specific time of remembrance.  It will be another century before anyone else can pause to honor those who have served our country on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year.

  • Couponing is not just for groceries

    Two weeks ago, I put the question To Coupon or Not to Coupon to you. Hopefully, that got your attention. This week, I’m going to take that further.

    The average family that coupons as I teach them how saves roughly $450 a month. That comes to $5,400 a year.

    Imagine what you could do with that money — put it toward your mortgage, pay down your bills, help pay for your child’s education, fund your retirement … The possibilities are endless.

  • Seniors post 5k times under 20m, but don’t make state cut

    Despite posting solid times Saturday, no runner from Henry County qualified for the state cross country championships.
    Eminence’s Adam Case ran the 5k qualifying race in 19:47, his second fastest time this season, but not quite enough to qualify for the Class A Championships.