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I-85/Hwy. 74 interchange improvements years away

Partial cloverleaf design still being analyzed

Commuters hoping for progress on the choke point of Ga. Highway 74 and Interstate 85 shouldn’t be expecting action anytime soon.

The good news is that the state is still working toward a “partial cloverleaf” design, which would have more capacity than for a diverging diamond layout ... and engineering is currently underway, according to state transportation officials.

Right of way acquisition has been accelerated to 2018, but the actual construction is mired in a “long range” plan that could mean anytime between 2020 and 2030. Read More»

Brooks thrift shop celebrates anniversary with special sales

Second Chance Thrift Shop, a mission of Brooks United Methodist Church, is turning five. To celebrate, the shop will offer customers five special sales and giveaways June 19-21.

Thursday and Friday, June 19 and 20, all clothes will be half off, and Saturday, June 21, customers can pick any one item to be half off.

There will be drawings for a raffle basket and gift certificates, as well as refreshments. Every customer will also receive a free punch on their Frequent Shopper’s Card. Read More»

Health screenings and more offered at Back to School Bash

Amazing Grace Community resource Center will offer a Community Live Celebration/Back to School Bash on July 5 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the center, 949 Pointe South Parkway in Jonesboro. Read More»

Religion Briefs 06/18/14

Join exercise class at FFUMC
The next session of Move 4 Life at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will begin July 7. The morning class will meet Monday and Wednesday and the afternoon class will meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, contact Joyce Mucha, jmucha@fayettevillefirst.com

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Herbert Wayne Green, Jr., 67

Herbert Wayne Green, Jr.

Herbert Wayne Green, Jr., 67, a native of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, passed away in Macon, Ga. on June 11, 2014 with his family by his side.

He was born on May 31, 1947 in Harrisonburg, Va. to the late Herbert Wayne Green, Sr. and Adele Pastula Green. Herb was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Afterwards, he graduated from Lord Fairfax Community College and went on to obtain his real estate license from Bridgewater College. Herb was married to Vicki Wood in 1982, and they raised three children together. Read More»

Bradley Richard Brown, 56, of Brooks

Bradley Richard Brown, 56, of Brooks, Ga. passed away June 15, 2014.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 31 years Sharon Brown; daughters Sydney and Haley Brown; son Griffin Brown; parents Richard & Katherine Brown; sister Elizabeth Jones; and also nieces & nephews.

A celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Peachtree City. The family received friends Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 7:30 p.m. Read More»

Trade school signs up to produce film workers

Griffin’s Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) is about to get in on the action created by the arrival of Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville. SCTC has been approved to create the Georgia Film Institute (GFI), which will provide technical certificates for use in the growing film industry.

SCTC Director of Marketing and Public Relations Anna Taylor on June 4 said the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia approved the first five film and television technical certificates of credit created by Griffin-based SCTC. Read More»

Health screenings offered at Back to School Bash in Jonesboro

Amazing Grace Community resource Center will offer a Community Live Celebration/Back to School Bash on July 5 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the center, 949 Pointe South Parkway in Jonesboro. Read More»

CDM to offer evangelism seminar

Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM) in Fairburn is calling all disciples of Christ to attend a free one-day seminar on evangelism and discipleship Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The speaker will be prophet and pastor Timothy Frazier.

“Pastors, this would be a great time of empowerment for your Evangelistic Outreach Team,” a spokesperson said.. For directions, call the CDM office at 770-969-8370. No nursery or childcare will be provided.

Religion Briefs 06/11/14

WOG changes worship times
Word of God Lutheran Church has changed its worship schedule for the summer.  Sunday worship service is now at 10:15 a.m. Adult Sunday school is at 9 a.m.  Word of God is located at 303 Kelly Drive, Suite 10, Peachtree City.For more info, visit www.woglutheran.org.

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