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Douglas Williams | Obituaries  Henry Herald

Douglas "Ray" Williams, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. Funeral *service* with be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Kennedy Funeral Home. Burial ...

Union Grove High School  Henry Herald

Union Grove High School was named in three of the six 2019 AP Honor Schools categories by the Georgia Department of Education this week.

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.

Erik Kratz wins it in 18th as Giants outlast Rockies 3-2  San Francisco Examiner

ORACLE PARK — As he stood on deck with the bases loaded and one out in the early hours of Saturday morning, after he and the rest of the San Francisco ...

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.

Henry County STAR student named | Features  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — Union Grove High School senior Kyle Carden was named Henry County STAR Student at the annual STAR Student and Teacher Banquet ...

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 ...

WRESTLING: Ola tops the War Eagle Classic, Union Grove's Cameron Fretwell takes gold  Henry Herald

Local programs continued their wrestling seasons as the fifth week of the young wrestling season marched onward.

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.

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..

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.

Ola High notched its fifth straight swim title, Union Grove and Locust Grove round out top three  Henry Herald

It's the fifth year of the Henry County swimming championships and other than Ola taking the top spot for their fifth straight county title the action in the pools ...

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.

STATE WRESTLING: 14 more wrestlers placed at state | Sports  Henry Herald

14 more wrestlers from around the county placed in the state wrestling tournament last week.

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 ...

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 ...

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's Brooke Newsome commits to Reinhardt | Sports  Henry Herald

Anna Brooke Newsome committed to Reinhardt University for golf earlier this week.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

BASKETBALL: All Region 4-AAAAA team released | Sports  Henry Herald

The long basketball season has come to an end Friday night with region championship games. Among the season accolades, the All-Region list voted on by ...

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 ...

Getting to Know: Emily Wilson, the Union Grove graduate and Archer softball coach  Henry Herald

From the time she's left Union Grove, a lot has happened for Emily Wilson. She's also become the new Archer head softball coach.

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.

SOCCER: Penalty kicks doom Union Grove in loss to Whitewater  Henry Herald

The Lady Wolverines struggled to hit the mark during penalty kicks and fell to 2-1 on the young season.

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.

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.

BASKETBALL: Union Grove sweeps Dutchtown in competitive night  Henry Herald

When two Region 4-AAAAA programs get together for a contest, it's usually a slugfest for the victory, Union Grove and Dutchtown proved that in both the girls ...

Union Grove High's SkillsUSA members earn national recognition  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH —Union Grove High School SkillsUSA team members have been ranked nationally for their efforts in architectural drafting and quiz bowl during ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ola High claims second straight traditional title | Sports  Henry Herald

The traditional wrestling championships have come and gone as Ola High School accomplished a few things this past weekend.

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, ...

Region wrestling Duals start this weekend at Locust Grove  Henry Herald

The 2019 Region Duals Championships will be held this weekend at Locust Grove High School with the event slated to start at 9 a.m..

GALLERY: Henry County Schools announces 2019 STAR students and teachers  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — The Henry County school district has announced the STAR students and teachers for the 2018-19 school year.

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.


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.

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.

BASKETBALL: Union Grove sweeps Tattnall Square Academy to continue winning ways  Henry Herald

In a sport where momentum means everything for programs, Union Grove's sweep of Tattnall Square was everything the programs could hope for as they looked ...

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.

2018 Henry County High School Softball Preview | Sports  Henry Herald

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

Emily Coltharp - 2019 - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

UNION GROVE HIGH SCHOOL - Batted .447 with 38 hits, 14 stolen bases and 27 runs scored as a senior - Hit .488 and recorded an on-base % of .566 during ...

Dutchtown moves to 5-0 with region win over Union Grove  Henry Herald

Dutchtown kept pace with Stockbridge and Jones County atop Region 4-AAAAA with a 40-10 victory over Union Grove Friday night.

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

Henry students nominated by Hice to service academies  Henry Herald

Several students from Henry County are among the 30 nominated by U.S. Congressman Jody Hice to a U.S. *Service* Academy on Monday.

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.

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.

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.

TENNIS: Woodland's Jasmine Butler, Union Grove's Cayman Harris headline All-Region 4-AAAAA team  Henry Herald

The 2018 All-Region 4-AAAAA tennis team, as voted on by the head coaches of each team in the region, was announced Thursday.

Catching up With…Union Grove grad, Syracuse hurdler Matt Moore  Henry Herald

Former Union Grove High sprinter Matt Moore didn't need much time to adjust to life in the ACC for the Syracuse Orange.

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 ...

WRESTLING: State traditional wrestling preview | Sports  Henry Herald

The Georgia High School Association Traditional State Wrestling Championships are coming this week at the Macon Centreplex but Henry County is well ...

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

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

HCS Work-Based Learning Students of the Month recognized  Henry Herald

The program provides high school students with work experience and career guidance.

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, ...

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 ...

LACROSSE: Union Grove girls fall to Marist in first round of state playoffs  Henry Herald

Union Grove High's girls lacrosse team was eliminated in the first round of the Class A-AAAAA state tournament Monday night with a 15-5 loss to Marist.

Clayton, Henry appointees to U.S. military academies announced  Henry Herald

JONESBORO — U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-13) has announced 23 nominees to the nation's military *service* academies and will formally present these students ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 County high schools name top grads | Education

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

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

Union Grove High's SkillsUSA Quiz Bowl Team ranks second in nation  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — Union Grove High's SkillsUSA Quiz Bowl team is second best in the nation. SkillsUSA Champions reported the team won the silver medal in ...

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 ...

BASKETBALL: Union Grove girls, boys sweep Ola in region play  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH— The Union Grove Wolverines swept the Ola Mustangs Thursday night at Ola High School in girls and boys Region 4-5A basketball action, ...

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 ...

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 ...

McDonough students enjoy being House, Senate pages

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

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.

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.

Union Grove’s Tumlin wants more Wolverine wins

Union Grove High School football is already a month ahead of last year's season, notching its first 2017 win Sept. 1 on the road against Winder's Apalachee ...

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

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

Union Grove headlines All-Area lacrosse team | Sports  Henry Herald

A total of five Union Grove athletes made the team while student-athletes from Dutchtown, Ola, Locust Grove, Luella and Woodland also earned recognition.

Tributes | — LINDA L. SMITH  Youngstown Vindicator

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

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.

Henry County schools increase graduation rate again

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.

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 ...

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.

Theodocion named Henry Teacher of the Year  The Henry County Times, Inc.

Kelley Theodocion, a middle school teacher at Impact Academy, was named Teacher of the Year for Henry County Schools. The announcement was made ...

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.

2017 All-Henry County Volleyball Team | Sports  Henry Herald

The top high school volleyball players from Henry County, as selected by the Henry Herald sports department.

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.

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.

U.S. Rep. Jody Hice announces nominees to service academies  Online Athens

U.S. Congressman Jody Hice has announced his nominees for U.S. *Service* academies.

2017-18 Henry County High School Wrestling 'Super Six' | Sports  Henry Herald

The following wrestlers enter the 2017-18 season as Henry County's top talents.

Union Grove lacrosse captain helps Wolverines succeed

Union Grove High School sophomore Kimora Bailey may be, at 15, a young lacrosse player.

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