Cluster leaders present budget requests to board

Public Safety accounts for over half of the county‚Äôs 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 →

BOC awards bid to outfit new police cars

In September, Henry County approved the purchase of seventy-seven new vehicles for public safety. Now, the board has approved outfitting fifty-seven of those cars for Henry County Police Department and the fire department. The board awarded the bid to West Chatham Warning Devices at their January 7 meeting. The vehicles and their equipment are financed... Continue Reading →

County Commissioners discuss possible millage rate increase to hire additional police officers

Henry County's proposed annual operating budget for the upcoming 2019-2020 fiscal year includes ten new police officers; however, discussion among the county commissioners expressed support for additional positions. District I Commissioner Johnny Wilson recommended ten additional positions be added to hire a total of twenty new officers and proposed a 0.25 millage rate increase to... Continue Reading →

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