News Line for McDonough

McDonough officials misrepresent millage rate breakdown
Turns out, more than half of the funds generated by the city of McDonough’s proposed tax hike will not go toward public safety positions, despite what city leaders have said.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough and County consider hiked millage rates
The city of McDonough and the Henry County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings next week to hear resident views on raising millage rates.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Rita’s brings icy ‘happiness’ to the McDonough Square
The McDonough Square just became a happier place to visit.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough mayor opposes increased millage rate
Mayor Billy Copeland said he doesn’t agree with raising the millage rate and instead recommended the council attempt to cut $500,000 from the budget.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough continues to consider millage rate increase
City leaders opened the floor for public comment on the budget Thursday evening, which included a millage rate increase to fund public safety, and only one citizen had anything to say.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

County and city leaders host Phillips Drive ribbon cutting
It’s official. Phillips Drive is complete. Henry County Commissioners, the McDonough City Council, Mayor Billy Copeland, the Henry County Department of Transportation and the Henry County SPLOST Department cut the ribbon in celebration of completing the much anticipated road and intersection improvement project at Phillips Drive and Ga. 20/81.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

AT&T recognizes McDonough for its fiber network this week
McDonough has been selected as one of 10 metro Atlanta cities to receive high a speed internet access system.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough officials expect $300,000 in revenues from pageants
City leaders expect the Miss Teen USA and Miss Georgia USA pageants to draw in between $100,000 and $300,000.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough City Council to discuss FY15 budget Monday
The city of McDonough will conduct its regular city council meeting Monday night to discuss the Fiscal Year 2015 budget among other items.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Two McDonough firefighters earn paramedic certification
If simply fighting fires and saving lives are not stressful enough, add a hectic schedule, 18 months of combined classwork, field training and hospital clinicals.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough cuts bond-financed SPLOST list in half
McDonough officials managed to cut their list of bond-financed SPLOST IV projects nearly in half at Thursday night’s workshop meeting.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

City mayors visit with Henry County students as part of CIS program
As part of Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service, city leaders are visiting with Henry County’s youth.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough to prioritize bond finance SPLOST projects
McDonough council members said this month that the county government’s decision not to bond finance SPLOST IV projects has provided a financial disadvantage for the city.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough approves updated radar list
The McDonough City Council voted to approve an updated radar list Monday night that will allow the city’s police department to run radar on 90 city roads.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

City renews contract with republic services
With the city’s sanitation contract set to expire March 31, McDonough council members approved to extend the existing contract with Republic Services Monday night, but are considering an alternative to the Recycle Bank program.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough on track to discuss contract with Republic Services
The McDonough City Council plans to discuss its contract with Republic Services Sanitation at its regular council meeting Monday at 6 p.m.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Councilwoman Sandra Vincent fights for more power
Councilwoman Sandra Vincent challenged the city of McDonough’s distribution of power and suggested the mayor had too much authority and the city administrator’s position may no longer be relevant.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough earns the 2013 Tree City USA designation
The city of McDonough has earned the recognition of 2013 Tree City USA as well as a growth award from the Arbor Day Foundation.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough to update radar and laser list
Following the recent discovery the McDonough Police Department wasn’t permitted to run radar or laser speed detection equipment on 16 city roads, the McDonough City Council will consider an updated radar list at its next meeting.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough advances with SPLOST IV projects without trickling funds
The city of McDonough will loan funds for improvements to Phillips Drive with the intent it will be reimbursed once SPLOST IV collections begin to trickle in.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Main Street McDonough hosts ribbon cutting for Queen Bee
The McDonough Main Street Program hosted a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Queen Bee Coffee Company Jan. 31 where a large number of friends, other local merchants, city dignitaries and customers gathered to support the new business.
Source: Henry Daily Herald