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Community members of Mt. Union invest in park to start healing process

MT. UNION — Donna Preston is determined to help the unincorporated town of Mt. Union come back together as a community, one property at a time. When it was made public that the park previously owned by the former city of Mt. Union would be auctioned off in June, Preston approached the nonprofit group Imagine… Continue reading Community members of Mt. Union invest in park to start healing process

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Malawian woman speaks about her efforts to stop HIV, child marriage

Mphatso Nguluwe began her presentation at First Presbyterian Church about the needs in her country of Malawi on Wednesday, Sept. 27, by joking about her height. “I’m not blessed with height, but very blessed with color,” she said with a laugh, engaging the audience immediately with her comic relief from the heavy topics she was… Continue reading Malawian woman speaks about her efforts to stop HIV, child marriage

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HRSA grant will benefit ‘psychosocial needs’ of Henry County, not just medical

The one-million dollar HRSA grant awarded to Henry County is “beyond medical,” Michelle Rosell said during the Board of Health meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26. As the Henry County Public Health Department works with their HRSA technical adviser and meets with other grantees, vision for how the three-year grant will benefit the community is beginning… Continue reading HRSA grant will benefit ‘psychosocial needs’ of Henry County, not just medical

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Green Mound Church marks 170th anniversary

Thurman Hughes was the first pastor’s kid to move into Green Mound Church of God’s parsonage, which was built right next to the church in 1952. On Oct. 8, Hughes will be returning to Green Mound, preaching where his father once preached, celebrating the church’s 170th anniversary. This special worship service is the final event… Continue reading Green Mound Church marks 170th anniversary

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HCHC struggling to trim budget, looking to fill staff positions

Henry County Health Center is off to a rough start this fiscal year, Chief Executive Officer Robb Gardner said during the board of trustees meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21. The board is looking closely at cost-efficiencies as Henry County Health Center (HCHC) enters the fourth month of the fiscal year, which started July 1. At… Continue reading HCHC struggling to trim budget, looking to fill staff positions

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Spec house becoming home with growing family

Sarah Wingate was looking to buy, intending on moving back to Mt. Pleasant to stay. With her husband, Emanuel Navarro, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. and a baby girl due at the end of September, Wingate wanted to settle into a home close to her parents, Robert and Kelley Wingate, of Danville. But after… Continue reading Spec house becoming home with growing family

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HCPCC brings ‘spooks’ to life during Pioneer Cemetery Day

Sitting in the southwest corner of Old Richwoods South Cemetery, Stan Hill said there are a lot of spooks, and some of them talk back. As former chairman of the Henry County Pioneer Cemetery Commission (HCPCC), Hill knows well the Pioneer Cemeteries around Henry County, cemeteries where 12 or fewer have been buried in the… Continue reading HCPCC brings ‘spooks’ to life during Pioneer Cemetery Day