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Genealogical Society meeting

  The Genealogical Society of Henry and Clayton Counties, Inc. cordially invites the community to their February 8 meeting to be held at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church Education Building in McDonough. All of their meetings are free and open to the public. Their guest speaker will be historian, Mr. Narayan Sengupta, and he will be speaking on “The Lafeyette Escadrille, America’s Most Famous Squadron.” Afterwards participants can adjourn to the Brown House for refreshments and fellowship.


Freedom Fund Scholarship

  The Henry County Branch of the NAACP is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Freedom Fund Scholarship Program. High school seniors who attend school and reside in Henry County are eligible to apply. The deadline for all submissions is February 1. Please email for applications and additional information.


Lunch and Learn at Piedmont Henry

  Piedmont Henry Hospital invites the community to a Lunch and Learn on Thursday, January 23 from noon until 1:30 p.m. The topic will be kidney transplant options and strategies for successfully pursuing living donors. It will be held in the Piedmont Henry Hospital Foundation Board Room, 1133 Eagles Landing Parkway in Stockbridge. RSVP at 877-527-3712. For more info visit


Local Business to collect for food pantry

  On January 24 from 3 until 7 p.m. Liberty Tax Service will hold a day of free food, family fun and entertainment and will collect food for a local food bank. Bring in non-perishable food donations such as canned food, cereal, etc. to their office at 569 Jonesboro Road in McDonough. The are offering $50 cash to any client who brings any non-perishable food and files their tax return with them. The business will also match, pound for pound, the food it receives during this drive to fight hunger. For more info call their office at 678-667-3030.


McDonough Youth Association Softball Signups

  The McDonough Youth Association (MYA) Softball is holding signups for the spring 2014 season on January 25 and February 1 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Alexander Park, located at 300 Atlanta Street in McDonough.


Henry Singers

  The Henry Singers have begun practice for their May concert with music from Broadway and movies. It isn't too late to join them, however.  Practice is every Thursday night at 7:30 in the choir room of the McDonough Presbyterian Church on McGarity Road in McDonough. No audition is necessary. If you enjoy singing for the sheer joy of it, come join the group under the direction of Marion Williams.


Free Tax Filing for Seniors

  Free tax filing is available from AARP at two county senior centers. Counselors are at Heritage Senior Center in McDonough on Mondays beginning on February 3. Appointments at Hidden Valley Senior Center in Fairview begin on Thursday, February 6.  An appointment may be made now by calling the centers. The Call the Heritage center at 770-288-7001.



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