News Line for McDonough

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

McDonough approves SPLOST IV road project
The McDonough City Council has agreed to request funds from the Georgia Department of Transportation for road resurfacing project Tuesday night.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough Welcome Center still open for business
Despite having been hit by a car several weeks ago, the McDonough Welcome Center is still open for business.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough Youth Council picks up speed
The McDonough City Council approved the by-laws for the Youth Advisory Council this week, but with a few last-minute additions.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough takes retreat to Peachtree City
The new McDonough City Council will meet for its retreat this weekend at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree City.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Councilwoman suggests postponing SPLOST discussions
As city leaders prepare to discuss the future of its recently approved SPLOST IV project list, one McDonough City Council woman recommended they wait until the new year to begin discussing project priorities
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough council members are on track to change square-use policy
McDonough city council members are considering a new square-use policy that would limit the size of events held on the town square, but suggested they are not trying to regulate the types of events.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough council members move forward with Big Springs Park
The McDonough City Council voted to move forward with an almost $400,000 general construction contract for Big Springs Park Thursday.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Copeland again elected as McDonough Mayor
Mayor Billy Copeland, one of the longest-serving mayors in Georgia, will remain McDonough’s mayor with 67.77 percent of the total vote.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough City Council addresses ownership of a storm water sink hole located on private property
Against staff recommendation Monday evening, the McDonough City Council decided to look into two sinkholes located on private property.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

McDonough Downtown Development Authority discussion postponed until November
Despite brewing controversy circling McDonough’s downtown development authority’s board appointments, council members elected to have the item removed from Monday night’s agenda at the last minute.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

City of McDonough receives donation of a Camp Creek train wreck artifact
The city of McDonough recently received an unexpected gift — a gift of tangible history.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

LOST not lost chairman says
Henry County did not sign the proposed agreement submitted by Attorney Buddy Welch on behalf of the cities.
Source: Henry Daily Herald