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Michael Smith funeral arrangements announced | News  Henry Herald

Funeral plans have been announced for Officer Michael Smith, the Henry County police officer who passed away Dec. 28 from injuries sustained from a gunshot ...

Community asked to line streets to honor slain Henry officer  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Crowds are expected to line Henry County streets Thursday to honor an officer killed in the line of duty. The procession route includes McDonough Square and ...

Tributes | — LINDA L. SMITH  Youngstown Vindicator

Youngstown, Ohio | Tributes, In Memoriam, Deaths, Obituaries, for Warren, Austintown, Boardman, Canfield, Poland.

2018 Football Schedule Preview: Union Grove High Wolverines | Sports  Henry Herald

Union Grove is preparing to tackle year two under head coach Chad Frazier in 2018.

Union Grove gridder pursues playoffs in McDonough

In McDonough, Union Grove High School's varsity football program has three games each in the win and lose columns following an Oct. 5 loss to Stockbridge.

Union Grove High appoints Allen Franklin as new Athletic Director  Henry Herald

Following the announcement of Kelli Smith's move from Athletic Director to Vice Principal, Union Grove High has named longtime baseball coach Allen Franklin ...

CROSS COUNTRY: Ola boys, Union Grove girls impress at Into the Trail Invitational  Henry Herald

The Into the Trail Invitational held at Locust Grove High Saturday morning saw numerous programs post positive results early on in the season.

HENRY COUNTY OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Michael Johnson, Union Grove  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — Union Grove High running back Michael Johnson has been named Henry County Offensive Player of the Year for his performance against ...

Local teacher wins national Crayola contest | Features  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — Crayola's summer-long “Thank a Teacher” contest has named Union Grove High School teacher Traci Pourron as one of 10 winners.

Local students nominated to U.S. service academies  WGAU

10th District Congressman Jody Hice has nominated thirty high school students to US *service* academies. Among them is Jamsen Mendoza at Clarke Central ...

SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Locust Grove, Hampton, Union Grove setting pace for local programs  Henry Herald

The high school softball season is well into region play, and teams like Hampton, Locust Grove, Ola and Union Grove have already proven to be serious ...

Union Grove High SkillsUSA Program named National Model of Excellence  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — The SkillsUSA chapter at Union Grove High School was recently named among the top 24 SkillsUSA chapters nationally as a “Model of ...

Ola at Union Grove Game Preview | Sports  Henry Herald

Union Grove has a realistic shot at the postseason with some fate and a win this week over Ola High. The two rivals are slated to face off once more.

STATE CHEERLEADING: Ola places second in Class AAAAA  Henry Herald

Competition cheerleading has come and went but local Henry County programs showed well during the event.

Union Grove girls, Ola boys show well at Battle of Atlanta cross country meet  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — Local programs impressed at the Saucony Battle of Atlanta cross country event held at Nash Farms. Union Grove's girls team placed fourth as ...

Running game carries Union Grove to 48-20 victory over Strong Rock  Henry Herald

Union Grove High started slow, but used a strong rushing attack and a big special teams play from Cameron Brooks to a hold off Strong Rock Christian for a ...

Union Grove's Justin Ruffin earns National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — Union Grove High's Justin Ruffin just finished one of the best wrestling careers in state history, but will need to make more room in his trophy ...

CROSS COUNTRY: Union Grove Lady Wolverines, Ola Mustangs take gold in region championships  Henry Herald

Region 4-AAAAA's county championships have come and gone but this year the titles came to the Union Grove Lady Wolverines and the Ola Mustangs boys ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Early weeks of the season set the tone for region slate  Henry Herald

The girl's basketball season is underway and region play is coming up. Let's check how the local programs have been through the opening weeks of the season.

WRESTLING: Three programs took part in meets during holiday week  Henry Herald

The third week of the Georgia High School Association wrestling season found Ola, Union Grove, and Locust Grove in action before the Thanksgiving Holiday.

HENRY COUNTY WRESLTER OF THE YEAR: Justin Ruffin, Union Grove High  Henry Herald

Ruffin finished his senior season with an overall record of 47-0 record with 40 of his wins coming via pin. He ended his career with an impressive 186-4 record, ...

Henry County 2018 Softball Super Six | Sports  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — Henry County has burst onto the high school softball scene over the past decade, fielding several state championship teams and high-profile ...

Union Grove alumnus Travis Bergen selected in Rule 5 Draft to play for the San Francisco Giants  Henry Herald

Union Grove High alumnus Travis Bergen has been picked up in the Major League Baseball Rule 5 draft and is heading to the San Francisco Giants.

McDonough schools to welcome community, new principal

Eagle's Landing Middle School's new principal, Teisha Waller, Ed.D., will be among the celebrants at a Community Night on Sept. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m..

VOLLEYBALL: Union Grove wins region title, Locust Grove, Eagle's Landing and Dutchtown state tournament bound  Henry Herald

Championship day at Eagle's Landing High found Region 4-AAAAA's teams setting their final placements for the GHSA state tournament.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Wolverines' senior class leading the way  Henry Herald

The season is young and the Union Grove Lady Wolverines have already jumped out to a good start with head coach Dock Gammage at the helm.

PREP ROUNDUP: Union Grove, Ola to meet for girls, boys Region 4-AAAAA tennis championships  Henry Herald

The boys and girls tennis teams at Union Grove and Ola will play for the Region 4-AAAAA championships Wednesday after strong showings in Tuesday's ...

SOCCER: Union Grove's Eric Nunez, Faith Phillips named Region 4-AAAAA Players of the Year  Henry Herald

The All-Region 4-AAAAA soccer team was released Monday morning as chosen by the head coaches of each team in the region.

FOOTBALL: Cameron Brooks embracing leadership role for Union Grove  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — It's still early in the summer and football teams are hard at work grinding away for the upcoming season. Union Grove is one of those teams, ...

FOOTBALL: All-Region 4-AAAAA football team list released  Henry Herald

The All-Region 4-AAAAA list is officially out and Dutchtown swept many of the top places to lead the region.

Region 4-AAAAA volleyball tournament set for later this week at Eagle's Landing  Henry Herald

The Region 4-AAAAA region volleyball tournament is coming up this week as local teams search for state playoff berths. The tournament will take place ...

2018 All-Henry County Soccer Team | Sports  Henry Herald

The 2018 All-Henry County Soccer Team, as chosen by the sports department of the Henry Herald.

2018 Henry County High School Softball Preview | Sports  Henry Herald

Henry County has become a hotbed for softball talent over the last decade.

REGION TRACK: Stockbridge girls, Union Grove boys claim Region 4-AAAAA championships  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — The Region 4-AAAAA championships were decided this week at Eagle's Landing High School. Stockbridge claimed the girls championship, ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL: ELCA, Eagle's Landing and Henry County remain undefeated in respective regions  Henry Herald

Girls basketball heated up last week as a number of rivalries highlighted the week but there are just three teams left undefeated in region play in the county.

Henry County Week 3 Offensive Honor Roll | Sports  Henry Herald

The top individual offensive performances from last week in Henry County.

Henry students SAT scores remain steady | News  Henry Herald

Redesigned in 2017, the highest score attainable is 1600. Students can earn a high score of 800 in each category — math and evidence-based reading and ...

TRACK: Union Grove girls, boys sweep county championships  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — Union Grove entered Day 2 of the Henry County Track and Field Championships Thursday afternoon with an opportunity to sweep the event.


Each week during the high school football season the Henry Herald will honor a Fans Choice Player of the Week based on fan voting during the week.

Union Grove High School teacher wins New Teacher of the Year award  Henry Herald

McClure is in her fifth year at Union Grove. But she's been around the profession her whole life. Both McClure's parents were teachers at Union Grove High.

HENRY COUNTY FALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Candidate Profiles  Henry Herald

Every week, the Henry Herald will release four candidates for its Fan's Choice Fall Athlete of the Week Poll. Voting ends at noon on Thursday.

SOFTBALL: Locust Grove locks up regular season Region 4-AAAAA title  Henry Herald

Locust Grove locked up the Region 4-AAAAA regular season title Thursday night with a 4-1 win over second-place Jones County.

BASEBALL: Union Grove eliminated in three-game series by Starr's Mill  Henry Herald

PEACHTREE CITY — After the Union Grove Wolverines lost to the Starr's Mill Panthers in Game 1 of the Class AAAAA playoff series, their backs were against ...

Ryan Cooley excited to take over Union Grove wrestling program  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — There's a new sheriff in town for the Union Grove Wolverines wrestling program in Ryan Cooley, who was tabbed as head coach over the ...

Henry County Week 7 Offensive Honor Roll | Sports  Henry Herald

The top individual offensive performances from Week 7 in Henry County.

FOOTBALL: Henry County Region Standings | Sports  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — Henry County football teams are a few games into their region schedules. Below are the current region standings heading into Week 5.

2017-18 All-Henry County Wrestling Team | Sports  Henry Herald

The sports department of the Henry Herald is pleased to announce its 2017-18 Henry County All-County Wrestling Team.

BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Ola pushes winning streak to eight; Union Grove's Allen Franklin earns 200th win  Henry Herald

It was eventful last week on the local baseball scene, as Ola pushed its winning streak to eight and Union Grove head coach Allen Franklin won his 200th career ...

FOOTBALL: Henry County Media Day provides players, coaches speaking platform  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — The 2018 high school football season unofficially kicked off Wednesday afternoon with Media Day for Henry County Public Schools.

FOOTBALL: Locust Grove's RJ McDaniel, Strong Rock's Demetrius Knight headline county stats leaderboard  Henry Herald

County leaders in passing, rushing, receiving, tackles, tackles for a loss, sacks and interceptions.

PREP FOOTBALL: Henry County Defensive Honor Roll | Sports  Henry Herald

The top individual defensive performances from last week in Henry County.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Three teams remain undefeated in region play entering this week  Henry Herald

With the early half of the season progressing well for a number of programs the number of undefeated region teams dwindles to three.

Union Grove, Ola swimmers headline All-Henry County Team  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — The All-Henry County Swim team was released Saturday, comprising the top 20 point scorers from the Henry County swim championships.

STATE CROSS COUNTRY: Union Grove High Lady Wolverines place fourth to lead state programs, Macias takes individual title

State track championships descended upon Carrollton High School this year as numerous programs from Henry and Clayton county took part in the event ...

Union Grove named Most Positive School in Georgia; Hayley Carr named Most Positive Volleyball Athlete  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — Union Grove High School has been named Most Positive School in Georgia by the Positive Athlete Georgia organization. Volleyball Player ...

2018 Henry County High School Baseball Preview | Sports  Henry Herald

Team previews for each high school baseball team in Henry County.

TENNIS: Union Grove girls, Ola boys capture Region 4-AAAAA titles  Henry Herald

Arguably the biggest rivalry in Henry County — Union Grove vs. Ola — was on display in both Region 4-AAAAA tennis championship matches Wednesday ...

ACT scores rise at three Henry County schools

Henry County Schools' composite score on the college admission and placement test ACT dropped from 19.8 in 2017 to 19.4 in 2018, the Georgia Department ...

In Henry County, two schools beat U.S., state SAT scores

The 1555 Henry County high school seniors who took the Scholastic Aptitude Test college entrance exam in 2018 kept the district's score comparable to its 2017 ...

Union Grove High wrestler Justin Ruffin named to FloWrestling's Top 100 for Class of 2018  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — Union Grove High rising senior Justin Ruffin has established himself as one of the top wrestlers in the state. According to FloWrestling, he's ...

Wrestlers from 13 Henry, Clayton schools qualify for state wrestling championships  Henry Herald

Wrestlers from Henry and Clayton counties punched their tickets to next weekend's Georgia High School Association's Traditional Wrestling Championships by ...

2018 All-Henry County Track and Field Team | Sports  Henry Herald

The 2018 All-Henry County Track and Field team as selected by the sports department of the Henry Herald.

GOLF: Ola, Union Grove girls qualify for Class AAAAA state championships  Henry Herald

A pair of Henry County girls golf programs punched their ticket to the Class AAAAA state tournament with fine showings at Tuesday's area tournament.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Union Grove clinches state playoff berth with win over Locust Grove  Henry Herald

STOCKBRIDGE — In a game that determined one of the four state playoff spots out of Region 4-AAAAA, it was the Union Grove Lady Wolverines who punched ...

BASEBALL: Locust Grove's Nolan Crisp named Player of the Year on All-Region 4-AAAAA Team  Henry Herald

The 2018 All-Region 4-AAAAA baseball team was announced Friday afternoon as chosen by the head coaches from each team in the region.

GYMNASTICS: Ola wins county championship; Union Grove's Sidney Butler wins best all-around  Henry Herald

The Henry County Gymnastics Championships were held Wednesday and the Ola Lady Mustangs took first place overall.

Henry County high schools name top grads | Education

High schools in the Henry County School System recently released the names of their top graduates.

FAN'S CHOICE FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Candidate Profiles  Henry Herald

Each week during the high school football season the Henry Herald will honor a Fans Choice Player of the Week based on fan voting during the week.

Henry County seniors celebrate the end of high school career, look to the future  Henry Herald

Thousands of Henry County seniors made the symbolic leap into the future Friday evening.

Lee Kicklighter stepping down as Union Grove softball coach  Henry Herald

Union Grove has begun a search for a head softball coach as Lee Kicklighter decided to step down and take the Houston County job last week.

WRESTLING: Jackson DiSario, Bryson Neace shine at Super 32 wrestling qualifier  Henry Herald

The Super 32 Early Entry wrestling qualifier was held at Union Grove High this past weekend.

WRESTLING: Ola wins Area 4-AAAAA traditional championship; all 12 county schools to be represented at sectionals  Henry Herald

Wrestlers from all 12 Georgia High School Association schools in Henry County advanced to sectionals next week at various area traditional championship ...

Union Grove taps Chad Frazier as head football coach  Henry Herald

Frazier spent the last four seasons as head football coach and athletic director at Villa Rica High School. He spent 2007 to 2012 as the head coach at Heritage ...

Nash Farms to host Saucony Battle of Atlanta cross country meet on Saturday  Henry Herald

Henry County is home to one of the state's biggest cross country meets in the Saucony Battle of Atlanta. he 2018 edition of the event is scheduled to take place.

Potential changes to Henry schools special education classes draw parents' ire  Henry Herald

Parents of special needs students in Henry County are angry and frustrated over an announcement Monday from Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis ...

STATE WRESTLING: 4 Henry County wrestlers win traditional state titles  Henry Herald

MACON — The Georgia High School Association's state traditional wrestling championships were a success for local programs. A total of four local grapplers ...

Luella High senior Meet Patel named Henry County STAR Student  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH – Luella High School senior Meet Patel was named Henry County STAR Student at the annual STAR Student and Teacher Banquet held at ...

Union Grove's Wesley Simpson commits to play basketball at Georgia College  Henry Herald

Union Grove High's Wesley Simpson committed to Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville last week to continue his academic and athletic career.

FOOTBALL: Ola tops Union Grove for rivalry game victory  Henry Herald

Chris Rodriguez scored four touchdowns in the victory with Bryce Lawrence scoring two.

Henry special education parents seeking clear answers | News  Henry Herald

Many parents are left with what they feel like are unanswered questions after Henry County Schools announced its intent to reallocate special education ...

HENRY LEADERBOARD: ELCA's Hipp, Stockbridge's Ivery lead county in scoring  Henry Herald

Henry County is home to some of the state's top individual basketball players. Below is a list of the county's top performers at this point in the season.

CROSS COUNTRY: Union Grove High sweeps county championships  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH— Union Grove swept both the boys and girls events last Saturday at the Henry County Cross Country Championships held at Locust Grove High ...

McDonough students enjoy being House, Senate pages

A student from Henry County Schools recently represented the community at the State Capitol.

FOOTBALL: Devin Tumlin comes up big for Union Grove in wild win over Locust Grove  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — Union Grove do-it-all athlete Devin Tumlin made his presence felt on both sides of the ball in Friday night's matchup with crosstown rival ...

McDonald has cultivated winning tennis tradition at Union Grove  Henry Herald

Behind head coach Patricia McDonald, Union Grove has grown accustomed to successful tennis programs.

Stockbridge girls, Union Grove boys win region track championships  Henry Herald

The Stockbridge Lady Tigers and the Union Grove Wolverines claimed Region 4-AAAAA track and field championships. Henry County's girls and boys each ...

Athletes honored at Henry County Athlete of the Year Awards ceremony  Henry Herald

The Henry County Athlete of the Year Awards Ceremony was held Monday at Union Grove High School. Local student-athletes were honored for on- and ...

STATE BASKETBALL: Union Grove pushes Fayette County in first-round loss  Henry Herald

The Union Grove Lady Wolverines saw their season came to an end in a 46-37 loss to Fayette County High School Friday night in the first round of the Class.

Whitewater at Union Grove Preview | Sports  Henry Herald

The Wolverines will be looking to avenge last season's 60-28 loss to Whitewater.

TUESDAY VOLLEYBALL: Locust Grove, Ola among local squads to earn area sweeps  Henry Herald

Area volleyball picked back up Tuesday night around the county.

Update: McDonough Wolverine grappler is three-peat champion

Union Grove High School junior Justin Ruffin emerged a three-time state champion from the recent state wrestling tournament in Macon, thrilling spectators, ...

WRESTLING: Union Grove, Luella send 13 to sectionals | Sports  Henry Herald

Both Union Grove and Luella won their respective region tournaments. Ola and Locust Grove will also send healthy contingents to sectionals.

Local student appointed to Air Force Academy | Features  Henry Herald

Union Grove High School graduate Anthony Odom has been appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy by Sen. Davis Perdue. Odom is one of 18 students to ...

2017 All-Henry County Softball Team | Sports  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — The top high school softball players from Henry County are listed below, as selected by the Henry Herald sports department. Player of the ...

FOOTBALL: Union Grove tops Apalachee to give Chad Frazier first win as head coach  Henry Herald

WINDER — The Union Grove Wolverines gave Chad Frazier his first win as head coach of the program Friday night with a 28-12 road victory against Apalachee.

Union Grove enters 2016 season with young quarterback, defense  Henry Herald

The Wolverines hope to run the ball better this season than they did in 2015.

BASEBALL: 13 county players named All-State by Georgia Dugout Preview  Henry Herald

The county was led by the Class AAAAA First Team selections of Locust Grove's Nolan Crisp and Gavin Lee and Ola's Dalton Thomas and Jordan Armstrong.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Dutchtown returns to state playoffs with region tournament win over Union Grove  Henry Herald

With the win, Dutchtown advances to play top seed Eagle's Landing in the region semifinals on Thursday. It is the first time in school hisory that Dutchtown has ...

Luella HS senior is Henry County STAR student

Luella High School senior Meet Patel earned the highest SAT score out of public and private school seniors throughout Henry County.

Henry County schools increase graduation rate again | Education

The Henry County Schools district can boast its fourth straight year of increasing its average high school graduation rate and of beating the state average.

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