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NAACP Annual Family and Friends Day Picnic 

  The Henry County Branch of the NAACP invites the community to its Annual Family and Friends Day Picnic on Saturday, August 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Clark Park at 111 Davis Road in Stockbridge. It will feature free food, family games and an exciting car and bike show. To register for the car and bike show contact president Eugene Edwards at 404-433-3290 as soon as possible. Music will be provided by Fast Eddie of Memory Lane Productions.


Grief Share Class

  Wesley Way UMC will present a 13 week spiritually based class for those who have lost a loved one. This class is free and open to the public. The class will be led by Dody Morris, beginning August 21 through November 20, and will meet on Wednesday’s from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the church in room 216. Topics include: living with grief, the effects of grief, loss of a child, what is heaven like?, journey of grief, loss of a spouse and suicide. There is a sign up sheet in the narthex. Call Dody at 770-957-6098 for info. Wesley Way UMC offers many types of classes for all ages. Call them at 770-898-3023. The church is located at 150 John Wesley Way in McDonough.


St. James Preschool Enrolling

  St. James Preschool on Highway 155 in McDonough is now enrolling for the 2013-2014 school year. Parents of 3 and 4 year old children can choose from a 3, 4 or 5-day a week program. Two year olds can meet 2 or 3 days a week. They also offer a Mother’s Morning Out program of supervised activities for children 12 months to 23 months. Parents can choose 1 or 2 days a week. For more information please call 770-957-5441 ext. 108.


Henry County High School Class Reunion

  The Henry County High Class of 1973 is planning their 40th reunion to be held Saturday, August 31, from 7-11 p.m. at Pilgreen’s at Lake Dow in McDonough. For more information contact Henley Varner at 678-549-5159 or


Southern Crescent Child Advocacy Center holds Rock-A-Thon

  The public is invited to come out and support the “rockers” as they rock for Southern Crescent Child Advocacy Center’s first annual “Rock-A-Thon” on September 14 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. (2 West Main Street, Hampton). There will be games, music, food, entertainment, free ice cream, cake walk, art exhibit, frisbee dog demonstration, concert by Jason Lee and the Cyclones and much more. Any civic groups, companies, churches or individuals interested in rocking for a cause are asked to join them in the comfortable rocking chairs on their front porch. The public will be there to cheer you on. For more information or to enter your group please contact Linda Hutchison at 404-216-1242 or by email at


Henry Singers

  The Henry Singers will begin practice for their fall session on Thursday, September 5 at 7:30 in the choir room at the McDonough Presbyterian Church. Preparation is ongoing for a Christmas concert including both sacred and secular pieces, both modern and classical. The date of the concert will be announced later. Come join the Singers, under the direction of Marion Williams, with accompanist Kasey Hawkins. The church is located at 427 McGarity Road in McDonough.


Covington Mill Village Reunion

  The Covington Mill Village Reunion will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 14 at noon. Everyone in the community is welcome to reacquaint with old friends and make new friends.  Food will be provided by the Trinity Men’s Club and donations will be accepted. Dinner on the grounds so bring a chair. For more information contact Henry Baker at 770-784-2045 or Janice (Young) Ellis   at 770-786-5125. Email The church is located at 6154 Collins Street in Covington.


Hampton Events

  The movie that was scheduled for Saturday, August 17 in McBrayer Park has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 24 weather permitting. It will begin at dark. For more info contact Candy Franklin at or by phone at 770-946-4306.  Also remember that the Hampton Market is each Friday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at McBrayer Park.


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