Henry County breaks ground on Panola Mountain greenway trail

Elected officials and community members celebrate the groundbreaking for the new trail. (Henry County photo) Henry County leaders and community members gathered in January at Panola Mountain State Park to break ground on the county's new greenway trail. Once complete in two phases, the trail will connect the state park with Fairview Public Library. The... Continue Reading →

Residents prioritize Bethlehem Road interchange but a partisan split has the project stalled

In a recent poll conducted by Moving Henry Forward, local residents ranked the proposed Bethlehem Road interchange as one of their top priorities among planned transportation projects in the county, but a partisan split on the board of commissioners has stalled the project. County commissioners tabled a contract to award preliminary engineering for the interchange... 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 →

Transit X proposal nixed after AJC investigation

An idea to build monorail-like mass transit throughout Henry County was first presented to the general public during a town hall meeting in September 2018, but that proposal will not move further following an investigation by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The AJC is reporting that Transit X entrepreneur Mike Stanley changed his name in 2014... Continue Reading →

Transit X could be coming to Henry County

March 2019 update: the Atlanta Journal Constitution has reported that Transit X and Henry County will not be moving forward together. Transit X is using technology to transform mass transit and the company is looking to use Henry County for its first major pilot site. The company is considering a route that starts in downtown... Continue Reading →

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