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Far East Meets South

Far East Meets South

Sweet Auburn BBQ started with a trailer in Atlanta and continued growing in popularity to now two restaurants, one on North Highland Avenue in Atlanta and one at 1828 Jonesboro Road in McDonough. The McDonough location, co-owned by David Maiolo, celebrated its one-year anniversary in December and is building a solid reputation among area foodies...

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It’s Never too Late to Try Something New

It’s Never too Late to Try Something New

For decades, Amy Iketani toyed with the idea of being a writer. In her early fifties, she decided to go for it. Her mother’s passing and a trip back to her hometown in Pennsylvania gave her the final motivation she needed, and in September of 2023, she officially became a published author. “I started dabbling...

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Grace Bats Cleanup

Grace Bats Cleanup

Scott Mayo and Matt Settle have known each other for over twenty years, playing high school baseball against each other. Settle played for Stockbridge High School and Mayo for Union Grove. Both men went on to play college baseball. Over the years, the two Henry County men always envisioned going into business together in some...

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Disc Golf, Anyone?

Disc Golf, Anyone?

People from near and far are interrupting their travels on I-75 and stopping in Henry County for a new sporting adventure. What started as an ordinary recreational offering for local residents is rapidly growing into something much bigger. J.P. Moseley Park has become a destination of choice for many aficionados of disc golf, one of...

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Beautiful Legacy – Remembering Greg Horton

Beautiful Legacy – Remembering Greg Horton

Greg Horton was not the type of person to seek the spotlight. Somehow, though, it found him. Not in a flashy way, but in the steady way he quietly stepped up to fill the needs he saw in his community. After years of selling his barnwood products on consignment and at craft fairs, he and...

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Charge into the Future

Charge into the Future

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy Celebrates Academic Signing Day National Signing Day for athletes announcing their intentions to attend and play sports for a certain college has grown in popularity over the years. So much so that television networks like ESPN sometimes cover the moment an athlete announces his or her decision. Several years ago, Eagle’s...

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Piedmont Henry Hospital Creates a New Pathway to a Career in Nursing

Piedmont Henry Hospital Creates a New Pathway to a Career in Nursing

Paula Butts, the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Piedmont Henry Hospital, got her start as a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Georgia Baptist Medical Center, which later became Atlanta Medical Center. Her experience in critical care includes trauma and open heart, cardiology, neurology, and medical/surgical among others. Her extensive career has given...

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The Sky’s The Limit

The Sky’s The Limit

Before moving to Georgia in 2014, Akhenaten Mswia lived in Brooklyn, New York, and Reisterstown, Maryland. Mswia’s mother is originally from Tanzania, so he was able to travel between the U.S. and Africa frequently during his childhood, becoming fluent in Swahili in the process. Over the past several years, Mswia has accomplished impressive feats in...

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Maclovia Cribbs – Military Matriarch

Maclovia Cribbs – Military Matriarch

Long time Henry County resident, Maclovia (Mac) Cribbs, was born nearly 93 years ago in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo, a small rural community in the Rio Grande Valley. Her parents, Martin and Maria Cavazos, immigrated there from Mexico in the early twentieth century. The youngest of six, Mac learned early about hard work from her father, an...