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Drought watch impacting Henry County, burn ban still in effect/Alerta de sequía que afecta al condado de Henry, la prohibición de quemaduras sigue vigente

December 21, 2021
Drought watch impacting Henry County, burn ban still in effect

A drought watch advisory has been issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for several localities across the Commonwealth, including Henry County and the surrounding region.

News of the drought watch underscores the importance of residents abiding by the burn ban which went into effect in Henry County on Dec. 4, 2021.

En español

El Departamento de Calidad Ambiental de Virginia ha emitido un aviso de alerta de sequía para varias localidades de la Commonwealth, incluido el condado de Henry y la región circundante.

Las noticias de la alerta de sequía subrayan la importancia de que los residentes cumplan con la prohibición de quemaduras que entró en vigencia en el condado de Henry el 4 de diciembre de 2021.

Wagoner named next Henry County Administrator

December 17, 2021
Wagoner named next Henry County Administrator

The Henry County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Dale Wagoner to be the next County Administrator, effective July 1, 2022, during its Dec. 14 regular meeting.

Wagoner has served as Deputy County Administrator and Assistant General Manager of the Public Service Authority (PSA) since September 2012.

Statement from Henry County Board Chairman Jim Adams on VSA vote

December 15, 2021

If 2021 showed us anything, it showed us that we as a community should be on the same page before we enact anything as consequential as reversion. Community members in both the City and County made it crystal clear to the Commission on Local Government that they would like to see the process involve more citizen engagement and more input from the two school systems.

With the Board of Supervisors voting not to move forward with the Voluntary Settlement Agreement, we are given another opportunity to do just that. We have the opportunity for every member of City Council and the Board of Supervisors to come to the table and negotiate on behalf of our constituents. We have the opportunity to bring our respective schools and constitutional officers to that same table. We can allow our communities time to truly understand the weight of this decision, the opportunity to get this right.

Regional grant to provide childcare supplies for families

December 13, 2021
Regional grant to provide childcare supplies for families

Tis the season for giving and some families in the West Piedmont Planning District could soon see their stockings filled to the brim with baby and toddler supplies for the holidays.

The supplies are being purchased using a $70,000 Community Development Block Grant awarded to Henry County through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community. By partnering with Department of Social Services (DSS) offices in the West Piedmont Planning District Commission footprint, it is expected that the program will benefit approximately 1,500 babies and toddlers in the region.

Burn Ban Implemented in Henry County/Prohibición de quemaduras implementada en el condado de Henry

December 2, 2021

Due to continuing dry conditions in the area, County Administrator Tim Hall has issued an immediate ban on all outdoor burning within Henry County as authorized by Henry County Code Section 9-202.

En español

Debido a las continuas condiciones secas en el área, el Administrador del Condado Tim Hall ha emitido una prohibición inmediata de todas las quemas al aire libre dentro del Condado de Henry según lo autorizado por la Sección 9-202 del Código del Condado de Henry.