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  Henry County has been growing so much lately that some places are becoming unrecognizable. In an effort to preserve some of the history of our community, The Times is displaying photos of Henry County from the past. If you can name the persons or place shown above, write us at and tell us about it. In the next edition, we’ll reveal the location of the picture and notes readers send us. Photo courtesy of Henry/Clayton Genealogical Society. Visit the Genealogical Society at 71 Macon Street (in the Brown House) in McDonough Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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  This is a photo of Bennie Norton. He worked as a McDonough Police officer for a few years then as an officer in Stockbridge and later for Henry County. He was a Lieutenant with Henry County. He lives in Locust grove.

  Leann Miller wrote in to say “this is the McDonough Police Station. I can remember all of the old gentlemen in the city used to hang out there.”

  Weyman Stroud tells us that “the police shack was located on the Square across from where Gritz is now. My brothers and I worked as projectionists at the movie theater across the street for years.”

  Alfred Britt wrote in to correctly identify the photo and says “this is the shack that Burt Reynolds drove the Trans-Am behind in the movie Smokey and the Bandit.”

  Jim Joyner also correctly identified the photo and says that “you can see the old Texaco station next to the Court house in the photo.”

  Thanks also to Debbie Moore, Beverly Wittler, Brenda Nail Delauder, Patricia Hancock, Bobbie Wingo and Helen Berry.

Have a picture of Henry County as it was? Send it to us at or 35 Griffin Street, McDonough, GA. 30253. All pictures will be handled carefully and returned to owner.



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