By Ginny Wray As Henry County School superintendent, Sandy Strayer oversees the education of 7,100 students and about 800 employees. Her inspiration, she said, comes from her mother. The late Glenda Cox was a day maid at Magna Vista High School. “She took care of people. My upbringing is to take care of people. One day maybe I’ll be half as giving as she was. She brought decorations; she brought food. She was a true caregiver for people in the schools. She...

Veteran educators reflect on first year in new jobs — Gracie Agnew, Carlisle...

By Ginny Wray Gracie Agnew joined Carlisle School last summer in hopes of rounding out her career in education. Her 40-year career with the Henry County Schools had...

County gets planning grant for Fieldale Rec Center

Henry County has received a $50,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to study how to create a new, sustainable future for the Fieldale Recreation Center. The planning...

Bassett depot renovations nearing completion

By Ginny Wray Renovations to the historic Bassett train depot are in the final stages, with completion hoped by mid to late summer. The inside of the building is...

Photographer to stay on Trump campaign trail

By Debbie Hall Ray Reynolds, a Collinsville photographer and contractor, recently returned from the kickoff of President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign in Orlando, Fla.   Reynolds, 58, volunteers...

Bassett speaker: Grads said ‘I will,’ not ‘I can’t’

At the 41st annual  Bassett High School commencement exercises on Friday, May 24, members of the Class of 2019 were urged to celebrate their bloopers and follow...