McDonough City Hall has been renamed the Rodney C. Heard Municipal Complex. Heard, who died on Aug. 10, served as the city’s longtime Community Development Director. Mayor Billy Copeland announced the renaming during the City Council’s Tuesday meeting.
The McDonough Hospitality & Tourism Board announced this week the Geranium Drop has been scrapped due to CDC requirements in place to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The city of McDonough lost its longtime Community Development director last week.
The city of McDonough held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday to officially celebrate the opening of the Edward “Boots” Welch Police Precinct.
The McDonough City Council has approved its budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The budget unanimously approved by the council includes an $18,347,998 general fund, which is 1.36% greater than the previous year’s budget of $18,101,864.
The Henry County Board of Commissioners and the McDonough City Council both discussed the idea of a citizen’s advisory board for law enforcement officials.
In a post on its website about the McDonough statue, leaders of the city said they have not had a formal request to take action on the monument.
Noble was confirmed as acting police chief in a unanimous vote at Monday’s City Council meeting. The move comes after former police Chief Preston Dorsey was named city administrator, replacing Keith Dickerson, who left the position to take a similar job in Clarkesville.
The McDonough City Council took its first look Monday at a proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget that is facing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A change.org petition has called for the removal of the Confederate statue on the McDonough Square.