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Today's News

  • Fire levels Drennon Road home

    General Manager

    A chimney was all that remained standing last week after a fire destroyed the Drennon Road home of Jessica and Shane Whitaker.

    Nobody was home when the fire started, and the blaze remains under investigation by the Henry County Sheriff’s Department.

    Det. Danny Stivers said the cause of the fire is unknown, and likely will remain undetermined — the blaze was so hot, it leveled the house in less than an hour.

  • Cats shake off 'nervous start' for win

    The Henry County boys’ basketball team shook off a sluggish start against Trimble County in both teams’ season opener to come away with a slim 54-52 win on the road last Tuesday night.

  • Abrams: ‘No win’ for schools

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Public Schools Supertindent Tim Abrams feels a bit like he’s in a no-win situation.

  • Slow stars doom Ladycats at Lady Spartan Invitational

    In all three games at the Lady Spartan Invitational last week, the Henry County girls’ basketball team started out slow in the opening minutes before progressing throughout.

    The slow starts, which puzzled head coach Todd Gilley, led to two loses and one win at the invitational hosted by Sayre High School to open the Ladycats’ season at 1-2.

  • Locker project nears completion

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Dec. 1, New Castle’s Main Street manager and Locker building champion, Jeff Thoke’s words were Christmas music to the commission’s ears. “We’ve completed all 21 items to finish the project,” he said.

    Volunteer workers completed required railings, a handicapped accessible ramp, lighted doors with panic bars, stairs, venting and heat for the bathroom, according to Thoke. “It looks really nice,” he said. “We accomplished everything.”

  • Christmas in New Castle

    Christmas in New Castle, formerly Light Up New Castle, is this Friday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m.

    The twilight parade will begin lining up at New Castle Elementary School at 5:30 p.m. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. and the route of the parade will come Church Street to Main Street, through town to East College Street to North Property Road and back to the elementary school.  All floats, cars, horses, etc. will be decorated for Christmas with decorations and lights. There is still room in the parade for you to participate.

  • HCHS Girls' Basketball Preview

    Since the Henry County Ladycats can’t rely on senior leadership this basketball season, they will turn their attention to aggressive play and team chemistry to earn more wins during the 2008-09 campaign.

  • HCPS implementing Carnegie program for math

    Staff writer/photographer

    New technology was the focus of the Henry County Board of Education’s November meeting as the board discussed a new math initiative.

  • Industries engaging in poor business practices shouldn’t get bailouts

    Six weeks after Congress passed an unprecedented $700 billion bailout bill to help stabilize American financial institutions and the economy, another industry appeared before Congress in hopes of receiving a cash infusion from the U.S. government.  During the week of November 17th, General Motors, Chrysler and Ford testified in the House and Senate about their joint request for $25 billion in loans to help meet operating expenses, payroll and settle accounts with suppliers.

  • Creating a bridge

    Staff writer/photographer

    Marla Armstrong looks differently at the familiar sight of the Eminence Cemetery when she drives past on her way to run errands and visit friends.

    Marla and Bill Armstrong, an interracial couple and lifelong Eminence residents, have been married almost 40 years.

    Bill Armstrong’s mother and several sisters are buried in the Eminence Cemetery, but the Armstrong’s 12-year old granddaughter shocked Marla Armstrong with a recent declaration.