Top ten posts of 2020: One to Five

Photo of Georgia "I voted" stickers on a table
(Georgia Public Broadcasting photo)

As 2020 draws to a close, Moving Henry Forward likes to recap the year through some of our biggest stories. Here’s a look at our top ten posts of the year, as decided by our readers and the number of views on individual articles.

I count down numbers one through five in this post. Visit here for numbers six through ten.

Map of early voting sites in Henry County (staff photo)
(staff photo)

5. Early Voting sites added in October

Following long lines and higher-than-expected turnout during the first two days of early voting, Henry County launched additional early voting sites in October. Four early voting sites opened ahead of schedule for the November 2020 election.

Photo of a Georgia “I voted” sticker with the text “Henry County Election Results” (staff photo)
(staff photo)

4. Democrats sweep into countywide offices

Democratic candidates carried the ballot in Henry County during the November election. Starting in January, new Sheriff Reginald Scandrett, Commission Chair Carlotta Harrell, and Clerk of Superior Court Sabriya Hill will take office.

Photo of Chick-fil-A in Douglas, Georgia (Chick-fil-A photo)
(Chick-fil-A photo)

3. Chick-fil-A planned in Locust Grove

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A is planning a new location off I-75 exit 212 / Bill Gardner Parkway. The company applied for a variance and the Locust Grove city council approved it this fall.

This week, I shared a similar request in Union Grove. The company is scheduled to appear before the zoning advisory board in January.

Photo of the American flag with the Sheriff’s Department logo (special photo)
(special photo)

2. Candidates for Henry County Sheriff

Ten candidates qualified in March to succeed retiring Sheriff Keith McBrayer. McBrayer retires after forty-five years of service to Henry County, including twelve as Sheriff.

Photo of Georgia “I voted” stickers scattered on a table (special photo)
(special photo)

1. Early voting schedule for November

Elections coverage stole the show in 2020 and my top post is no exception. Thanks to strong performance in Google search results, the early voting schedule for the November election rose to the top this year.

Thank you to the many thousands that read and follow Moving Henry Forward for local news coverage. I have some exciting things planned in 2021 and I look forward to rolling them out after the New Year.

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Clayton Carte is the founder and owner of MHF News. He founded the site in 2017 to highlight transportation projects. Over time, he began covering other topics like new development so residents can best know what’s happening in our community.