A new year is almost here! Where did the time go? What better way to end the year, than celebrating at the 5th annual Geranium Drop in the McDonough Square! This is a popular and fun event that thousands come out for. Mayor, Billy Copeland will be there to start the party at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31st.
The McDonough Hospitality & Tourism Board and the McDonough Main Street Program have put together this great evening, and it is for all ages. There will be musical entertainment to help you dance your way into the new year. Here are the performers for the night:
8 p.m. – McDonough Rhythm Section
9 p.m. – Mackie Creek Band
11 p.m. – Jason Fowler
12 a.m.- Geranium Drop
If you get hungry during the festivities, visit one of the many restaurants around the square for a variety of delicious foods and drinks. Kirby G’s Diner & Pub has the best burger in town! Several of these Square restaurants will have food and drink specials, so go support local business and get some good food at the same time.
I’m looking forward to another year! I’m sure this event will be a fun way to kick off 2016, so bring your friends and family to the McDonough Square this New Year’s Eve!
McDonough Square Address– 5 Griffin Street, McDonough, GA, 30253Read More
Congressman Jody Hice will be at KirbyG’s Diner & Pub, in McDonough, GA, tonight. Everyone is welcome to attend. Details/prices are as follows:
- Sponsor photo reception- 5:30pm / $1,000
- Host photo receptions- 5:30pm /$1,500
- General reception- 6:00pm / single-$150, couple-$200
Address- 45 Macon St, McDonough, GA 30253
RSVP– Mallory Whitefield- (404) 583-6081, email: Mallory@JodyHice.com
Congressman Jody Hice represents the 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes all or parts of 25 counties with the boundaries of the Central Savannah River Area to Athens and metro Atlanta. Learn more about Congressman Jody Hice at www.hice.house.gov.
Come show your support and hear Congressman Jody Hice speak about his plans for the 10th district. KirbyG’s is a great diner & pub with rich history and delicious food. We hope to see you all there!
Last March, Gov. Nathan Deal signed a proclamation, “Saluting Georgia’s Vietnam Veterans,” to honor the veterans of the Vietnam War, who were overlooked upon their return. It was such an honor to be able to give these veterans the recognition they deserve. The Henry Herald wrote up a story on the ceremony.
Click the link to read it: www.henryherald.com/news/2015/sep/22/vietnam-vets-get-overdue-honorsRead More
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Emergency Responders to Be Recognized, Honored by Henry County Schools. Luncheon to honor county emergency responders on anniversary of 9/11
HENRY COUNTY, GA – The Henry County School System and the Office of Discipline and Safety will be recognizing and honoring Henry County emergency responders on Friday, September 11, the 14th anniversary of the attacks on New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
A luncheon and presentation is planned for members of the Henry County Police Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Henry County Fire Department and EMS. McDonough Presbyterian Church is the host location for the event. Students from the school system will have roles in the presentation to the emergency responders.
WHO: Various Henry County emergency responders, Henry County Schools officials, JROTC cadets, students
WHAT: 9/11 Luncheon honoring Henry County emergency responders
WHEN: Friday, September 11, 2015 – 11:30 a.m.
McDonough Presbyterian Church
427 McGarity Rd.
McDonough, GA 30252
For more information, please contact:
J.D. Hardin, Communications & Community Relations Coordinator
Dr. Earlene Crump, Director of Discipline & Safety
Communications & Community Relations Coordinator
O: 770-957-6601 x161
*Disclaimer For Henry County Schools “The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, re-transmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this message in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from all computers.”*Read More
I thought it was necessary to take a few minutes of your time to make you aware of various scams that we are seeing every day in our county.
Telephone fraud is sweeping the South metro area again with increased intensity and new variations and Henry County residents are being victimized.
It starts when residents receive telephone calls from dishonest persons identifying themselves as Law Enforcement Officers, Court officials, computer software companies or even say they are from the Internal Revenue Service.
Be cautious, this is an attempt to victimize you into paying hundreds or in some cases thousands of dollars – this is a fraud, just hang up! If these were legitimate government agencies, they would not be calling you.
This scam can be run by using a variety of fake scenarios to make you believe you owe money to the law enforcement agency, courts or numerous other organizations.
In some instances someone will tell you that they represent a computer software company and that your computer has been hacked and they can fix it for you. They are going to want you to put money on a pre-paid card or a credit card. This is a fraud; just hang up. Don’t let someone convince you to give up your hard earned money. Don’t be a victim. Please tell your neighbors and family to be aware of these scams and what to look for.
Also, I have begun preparing for our next election cycle in 2016. To help keep our supporters informed we now have both an election website and Facebook page up and running. The website address is www.KeithMcBrayer.com and like us on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/Sheriff Keith McBrayer. Through these two sites I will keep you up to date on any issues that may affect your security and well-being as well sharing our campaign progress and activities.
Our goal is to help keep you informed so you can protect yourself from becoming a victim.
Sheriff Keith McBrayer
According to Rick Lowry, the editor of the National Review, Donald Trump lost, and almost everyone else did well. Carly Fiorina won, he says. Michael Medved, a nationally syndicated conservative talk radio host, thought that everyone did well for the most part and there were “no disastrous losers,” although he claims Trump and Paul did not fare the best. Jonah Goldberg, a conservative syndicated columnist and author, thought Jeb Bush could have done better, but found the debate entertaining and illuminating. Tim Carney, the senior political columnist for the Washington Examiner agreed with Lowry in that Fiorina won the debate, but also commented that Cruz was “nearly invisible.” Michael Sheehan, who is one of America’s leading debate coaches and communication strategists, thought Bush and Walker were the biggest losers because they were virtually unmemorable. Rick Wilson, a Republican message and media strategist, also weighed in saying “Rank and file GOP voters . . . were horrified by the third party blackmail from Trump,” while Larry Sabato, the director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics claims everyone did reasonably well except Trump, who he claims took a hit. Mark McKinnon, former media adviser to George W. Bush and John McCain, predicts that Trump will lose some of his momentum because of his performance, and that Fiorina was the winner. Mary Matalin, a Republical political strategist, fell in line saying “Trump has no depth.” The only opposing view came from the Democratic presidential strategist, Bob Shrum, who claims, ‘Trump not only survived but thrived.’
Read the full article here: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/08/republican-debate-2015-winners-losers-121139.html#ixzz3iVxB3JCQ
More importantly, though, I’d like to know your opinion. Click here to vote for your favorite!
Andy Davis, our community’s gifted artist and friend, has gone home to his creator. We will mourn his passing, and lift prayers of comfort to his family. This is all too tragic, but we will remember him daily as we observe and admire his works of art. I have no doubt that his creative genius will inspire generations to come. Fair thee well, Andy. May you rest in peace.Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Contact: Betsy Lynch
ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives’ Committee on Assignments named State Representative Andy Welch (R-Locust Grove) as the Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety. The House Committee on Assignments, which consists of 22 House members and is chaired by House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), is charged with making all House committee assignments for the members of the Georgia House of Representatives.
“I am grateful to Speaker Ralston and the members of the Committee on Assignments for this promotion and opportunity to further serve the people of the 110th District and this great State,” said Rep. Welch. “Overseeing the budget of those agencies and the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our citizens from harm and ensuring justice for all Georgians is central to the subcommittee’s work. I look forward to chairing such an important subcommittee.”
The Subcommittee on Public Safety is charged with overseeing the budgets for the Attorney General’s Office, Departments of Corrections and Defense, Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Georgia State Patrol, and the Judicial branch, just to name a few. Rep. Welch will also continue his service on the Code Revision, Judiciary, Juvenile Justice, and Regulated Industries committees.
For a complete list of all House Committee assignments, please click here.
Representative Andrew Welch represents the citizens of District 110, which includes portions of Butts, Henry, and Newton Counties. He was elected into the House of Representatives in 2010, and currently serves as the Chairman to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety. He also serves on the Code Revision, Judiciary, Juvenile Justice, and Regulated Industries committees.
ATLANTA — State Representative Andy Welch (R-Locust Grove) recently honored late State Representative Calvin Hill at the bill signing ceremony of House Bill 252, which was named in his honor: the J. Calvin Hill Jr. Act. Surrounded by Rep. Hill’s wife, Cheryl, and their daughter, Rep. Welch joined Rep. Michael Caldwell and Governor Nathan Deal as the J. Calvin Hill Jr. Act was signed into law on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
“Calvin Hill was a great Georgian, and it was an honor to have served with him in the State House for three years,” said Rep. Welch. “HB 252 is unique, in that Calvin, the former Chairman of the committee on Code Revision, asked me and Rep. BJ Pak to research and assemble this piece of legislation. It was the last bill he worked on before he died in 2013. I think he would be proud of the end result, especially considering his passion for the subject.”
The J. Calvin Hill, Jr. Act is the States’ first omnibus repeal bill in recent history. HB 252 repeals portions of the Code which have become obsolete, have been declared unconstitutional, or have been preempted or superseded by subsequent laws. Born in California and raised in Arizona, Representative Calvin Hill served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and trained in engineering and demolition before moving to Georgia in 1986. A former two-term mayor of Ball Ground, Rep. Hill was first elected into the House of Representatives in 2002, serving the constituents of Cherokee, Forsyth, and Fulton counties. During his time in the House, he served as the Chairman of the Committee on Code Revision and Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Sub-Committee on Banks and Banking. Rep. Hill was diagnosed with leukemia in the summer of 2013, and passed-away on October 30 of that year due to complications.
“It isn’t often that you are able to memorialize someone so permanently by creating a law which bears his name, but I can think of no one who is more deserving of such an honor than Calvin Hill,” said Rep. Welch. “I extend my most sincere gratitude to Calvin’s family who allowed him to dedicate much of his life to public service. HB 252 is only one example of his devotion to his constituents and to the state he loved so dearly.”
For more information on HB 252, please click here.
Representative Andrew Welch represents the citizens of District 110, which includes portions of Butts, Henry, and Newton Counties. He was elected into the House of Representatives in 2010, and currently serves as the Vice Chairman on the Code Revisions Committee and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Economic Development. He also serves on the Judiciary, Juvenile Justice, and Regulated Industries committees.
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ATLANTA – State Representative Andy Welch (R-McDonough) today announced that the fiscal year 2016 state budget will include $10,000 in additional grant funds for Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center in Hampton, Georgia. The House of Representatives gave final, unanimous, approval to the fiscal year 2016 budget, or HB 76, on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
“I’m proud of the Georgia General Assembly for their support of the Southern Crescent Center through the 2016 state budget,” said Rep. Welch. “I would like to especially thank the members of our local delegation for working with me to secure the important funds. The Southern Crescent Center provides valuable support for victims of sexual abuse and harassment. The additional funds appropriated in the 2016 budget will ensure that the center can continue to help victims recover from traumatic experiences.”
The Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center provides a collaborative, coordinated, community response in an effort to reduce the incidence of child maltreatment and sexual violence through prevention, intervention, and education.
For more information on House Bill 76, please click here.
Representative Andrew Welch represents the citizens of District 110, which includes portions of Butts, Henry, and Newton Counties. He was elected into the House of Representatives in 2010, and currently serves as the Vice Chairman on the Code Revisions Committee and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Economic Development. He also serves on the Judiciary, Juvenile Justice, and Regulated Industries committees.Read More