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Freedom Fund Scholarship

  The Henry County Branch of the NAACP is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Freedom Fund Scholarship Program. High school seniors who attend school and reside in Henry County are eligible to apply. The deadline for all submissions is February 1. Please email for applications and additional information.



  GriefShare at Bethany Baptist Church is a support group ministry that meets several times during the year to help those who have lost loved ones in death. GriefShare is a Bible based seminar led by people who understand the pain of losing someone and want to help you through the healing process.  Please check out and then contact the church at 770-957-4455 if you would like more information or if you are interested in joining their next seminar. The church is located at 4 North Bethany Road in McDonough. Henry Baptist Church also has a GriefShare group that currently meets on Sunday from 3 - 5 p.m. in room W-206. For more info contact the church at 770-914-1191. The church is located at 4035 Jodeco Road in McDonough.


 Families Anonymous

 Families Anonymous, a world-wide twelve-step self-help support program for relatives and friends concerned about and affected by substance abuse or behavioral problems of a loved one, has announced the start of a new group in McDonough. This new group will meet at Wesley Way United Methodist Church each Monday at 7 p.m. No dues or fees are required and they use first names only at the meetings to preserve individual anonymity. Visitors are welcome. For more info, call Pam at 770-315-6057 or email Additional information about Families Anonymous may be found at


NAMI Meeting

 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) meetings are held at Jodeco Road United Methodist Church every Thursday night from 7 - 8:30 p.m. sharp. There are two meetings; one for consumers and one for families. Coffee and water are served. The church is located at 1500 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge. For more information, contact Eileen Geurts at 770-504-9172. No RSVP required.


Hampton Events

  The Fortson Crochet Club meets the first Monday of the month at 5:15 p.m. The Hampton Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Fortson Library.  Booklist is in the library. For more info contact Candy Franklin, Main Street Director at or by phone at 770-946-4306.


Cotton Indian Gem & Mineral Society meeting

 Cotton Indian Gem & Mineral Society, Inc. meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Bethel United Methodist Church in Stockbridge. Contact Kim Cochran 770-979-8331.


Walk-a-Weigh Program

   The Henry County Extension Office will be offering the Walk-a-Weigh program on January 14, 21 and 28,  February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 4. The class will last from noon until 1 p.m. each day. The cost is $25. This is an 8 week program. Registration is required by January 10. This weight control program offers lesson plans, Power Points, handouts, pre-made menus, recipes and a walking program that can help people control their weight, diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic diseases. This program has been continuously updated with the newest information about methods for successfully achieving permanent weight loss through healthy eating, physical activity and behavior change. To register for the program visit the Henry County Extension Office at 97 Lake Dow Road in McDonough. Register early because class size is limited. Call their office at 770-288-8421 for more info.


Toastmasters meeting

 If you have a fear of public speaking or would simply like to become a better speaker, Henry County Toastmasters can help. The group meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Henry Medical Center Education Building (in the Boardroom), 1133 Eagles Landing Parkway, Stockbridge. For more information, please contact Pete Peterson at 678-770-4462 or


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