Hampton restores public comment rules during meetings

The Hampton city council adopted changes this week to the public comments portion of meetings. The new rules closely resemble a previous way of allowing public comment before changes were made in 2018. The new public comment rules provide up to three minutes per speaker at the beginning of council meetings where attendees can address... Continue Reading →

Henry County to repair and reopen Cochran Park

The Henry County commissioners authorized necessary stormwater repairs to repair and reopen Cochran Park in Stockbridge. The commissioners voted 4-2 (Clemmons and Holmes opposed) to approve the resolution. County Manager Cheri Hobson-Matthews previously estimated it would cost $550,000 to repair the stormwater infrastructure. The repairs will be funded through the stormwater account. Commissioners passed a... Continue Reading →

Henry County Schools improve in CCRPI scores

The Georgia Department of Education has released the 2019 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores. Henry County Schools improved from 66.0 in 2018 to 77.3 in 2019. Scores within each school level also improved: Level20182019Elementary Schools64.279.8Middle Schools64.372.9High Schools69.677.5 Henry County has the second-highest district score, behind only Fayette County, when compared to surrounding... Continue Reading →

BOC rejects resolution limiting public comment

The Henry County Board of Commissioners considered a resolution during their meeting on Tuesday, October 15, to amend county code to limit public comment during board meetings. The proposal was defeated after separate motions to reduce the time period per speaker and change public comments’ place in the meeting agenda failed to receive a second.... Continue Reading →

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