General Assembly sends fourth Superior Court judge to Governor’s desk

On the final day of the 2020 legislative session, state lawmakers in the house agreed to the senate substitute to HB 786 paving the way for a fourth Superior Court judge in Henry County. The bill now proceeds to the Governor’s desk for consideration. Discussion about adding a fourth Superior Court judge dates back over... Continue Reading →

FY 2021 Budget available for review

The proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget is now available for public review ahead of next week's public hearings and the board considering its adoption. FY 2021 begins on July 1, 2020. Public hearings will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 19, first at 9 am followed by a second meeting at 6:30 pm. Information on... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 test site now available in Henry County

The Department of Public Health continues to open additional testing sites for the COVID-19 virus, most recently adding a site in Henry County. The test site started seeing patients on Wednesday, April 22. DPH will test any symptomatic individual. They are also testing any health care workers, first responders, law enforcement and long-term care facility... Continue Reading →

Interstate traffic down nearly forty percent

Traffic camera photo on April 20, 2020 (Georgia DOT photo) Georgia has been under a statewide stay-at-home order since April 3. New data shared by the Atlanta Regional Commission reflects the reduction in vehicle travel since then. For the week of April 6, 2020, traffic counts on Interstate 75 northbound near I-675 averaged 52,223 vehicles... Continue Reading →

Moving Henry Forward celebrates 10,000 followers

Moving Henry Forward hopes others will join us in celebrating the blog has surpassed 10,000 followers. This is measured by combining all of our communications channels. Our primary method of communication through our Facebook page has over 7,500 followers. The page has also seen over 10,000 unique engaged users in the past ninety days. Other... Continue Reading →

McDonough approves $297k purchase for solar-powered lights

McDonough installed the city’s first solar-powered light in October 2019. (city photo) The McDonough city council approved the purchase of solar-powered lights for various locations throughout the city. The lights will be purchased from Integrated Power Systems, Inc. of Aurora, CO. The council voted 6-1 (Roger Pruitt opposed) to approve the $296,265 purchase. The package... Continue Reading →

Cluster leaders present budget requests to board

Public Safety accounts for over half of the county’s annual expenditures. (Henry County photo) Commissioners heard from department cluster leaders on Monday morning about their FY 2021 budget requests. The meeting was one in a series of budget workshops being held by the county. The budget workshops are happening after commissioners requested to be more... Continue Reading →

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