Fayetteville

The woes of even legal immigration

As a U.K citizen living and working legally in the U.S., I must respond to Bob Ross’s reference to “orderly processes” for would-be legal immigrants (The Citizen, 2/2/11).

The immigration system is completely broken. There’s no orderly process.

In 2005 I applied for a specialty technical position in Atlanta, with one of the world’s top media companies. I got that job on merit, as “there was no qualified American wiling or able” — that’s the INS rules.

It took me four years to get to the U.S. due to INS visa issues. Read More»

Former candidate Wilkerson: Fayette must move to district voting

How much longer can the two main governing bodies of Fayette County (County Commission and School Board) pretend to be living on an island? As much as our leaders try to ignore it and convince us likewise, Fayette does not exist on an island unto itself. Actually, the School Board has done a far superior job than the County Commission in governing as part of a much larger society than just the island of Fayette. However, this cannot be said of the County Commission. Read More»

Mr. Leonard Woodrow Shaw, 92, of Fayetteville

Mr. Leonard Woodrow Shaw, 92, passed away on Feb. 4, 2011.

After 30 years of service, Mr. Shaw retired as the manager of the retail department at Isaly’s Dairy in Youngstown. He later retired from McArthur’s Dairy in Miami.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Emerson Shaw and Bertha Marie Dietzel Shaw and his sister, Dorothy Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Della L. Shaw; son, Leonard Shaw Jr. of Westminster, S.C.; daughter, Diana Lynn Balas and her husband, Robert of Fayetteville; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Think through trade barriers

Free trade should not be voted down by politicians looking to advance their own agendas. While some gain a great deal from trade and some do not, overall the allocation is efficient and more goods are enjoyed overall. The refusal to renew the contract with no tax imports of Columbia and Ecuador most likely will harm consumers by higher prices incurred. Read More»

Frady not worthy to be chairman of commission

Last [month] the citizens of this county witnessed an absolute travesty as the new commissioner chairman, Mr. Frady, threatened to silence another commissioner, Mr. Steve Brown.

Mr. Frady’s behavior was appalling and in no way necessary. Last I checked this was not a dictatorship; this was an elected position that was to represent the citizens of this county. Mr. Frady has proven he is not worthy of holding the chairman position and elections cannot come soon enough. Read More»

Woolsey Baptist to offer GriefShare

Woolsey Baptist Church will begin a GriefShare support group on March 2. The group will meet every Wednesday night from 6:30 - 8 p.m. for 13 weeks. The workbook costs $15. Classes are open to the community.

GriefShare is a support group for those who have lost loved ones. It is a place where one can express his or her emotions and receive comfort from others who have been there themselves.

GriefShare groups meet across the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia and other countries. To learn more, visit www.griefshare.org.

Woolsey Baptist Church is at 115 Hampton Rd. in Fayetteville. Read More»

New ‘Life Groups’ ministry starts at Fayette Family Church

Fayette Family Church on Ga. Highway 54 has begun several new group ministries which are free and open to the community. Called “Life Groups,” they will run weekly through May 7.

Classes and activities include a cooking class taught by the pastry chef at Frank’s Old Mill, an exercise class for all ages, a weight loss class, Bible studies for the English and Hispanic communities, marriage groups, prayer groups, an activity group for adults and singles 18-35, and a helps service for shut-ins, the homebound and the sick. Read More»

Church of the Nativity youth plan spaghetti dinner Feb. 16

Young people at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity will serve a spaghetti dinner Wednesday, Feb. 16, to raise funds for a youth mission trip in June.

The benefit event is billed as “Mama Rita’s Italian Kitchen” in honor of the Rev. Rita Henault, rector of the parish. Serving will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the common room of the educational building of the church, located at 130 Antioch Road, just off Georgia Route 92, south of downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

Clark-Lane enagement

Suzanne Whitfield Clark engaged to Matthew Ryan Lane

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Eugene Clark of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Suzanne Whitfield Clark, to Matthew Ryan Lane, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Sidney Lane of Greensboro.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Preston S. Bailey of Monroeville, Ala. and the late Manly Parks Lee of Hamburg, Ala., and Mrs. Eugene Joseph Clark of Smyrna and the late Eugene Joseph Clark. She is a 2008 graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor of science in industrial design. She works as a product designer for Rehrig Pacific in Lawrenceville. Read More»

Mr. William “Micky” Liles, Jr., 41, formerly of Fayetteville

Mr. William “Micky” Liles, Jr., 41, of Hampton and formerly of Fayetteville, died February 5, 2011.

He is survived by his children Christopher Vaughn Liles and Whitney Liles; their mother Karen Liles; parents Bill & Lynn Liles, Sr.; sister Mindy & David Oliver and sister Lisa Place; grandmother Virginia Gerken; nieces Desirae and Ronda.

A private graveside service for the family will be held Tuesday morning. The family will gather Tuesday afternoon from 12:00 to 2:00 PM to celebrate Micky’s life at the funeral home.

Carl J Mowell & Son, Fayetteville – www.mowellfuneralhome.com

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