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Caterpillar to add 200 jobs, $120 million investment in Griffin engine assembly plant

The local economy next door in Spalding County just received a boost with the June 29 announcement that Caterpillar, Inc. will create 200 jobs and invest $120 million in its Griffin facility.

Gov. Nathan Deal on June 29 said Caterpillar will make a major investment in its Griffin Engine Center in Spalding County. The Peoria, Ill.-based company will create at least 200 jobs and invest $120 million in machinery, equipment and upgrades to the existing facility, Deal said.
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National clearinghouse for chemical exposure a Fayette idea

For former Fayette County resident Connie Biemiller Thomas, it was a journey that began in the summer of 2006 and ended earlier this month. The journey involved the advocacy for her community in the wake of a chemical release that affected more than 2,000 households in Fayette and south Fulton counties and ended with a recommendation by a national panel that the federal government establish the national Office of the Chemical Emergencies Coordinator to serve as a clearinghouse for communities to access when they are exposed to releases of industrial chemicals. Read More»

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The middle school Vacation Bible School class from Prince of Peace Lutheran visit the Firemen of Station # 91.

The middle school Vacation Bible School class from Prince of Peace Lutheran prepared lunch for the Firemen of Station # 91 as their VBS mission project. Every member of the class helped to prepare and deliver the meal to the firemen to say, “Thank you for all you do to keep us safe. Read More»

Clayton State will host Sacred Harp Singing School July 15, 16

Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall will host its Sacred Harp Singing School on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16. Read More»

Gospel sings set for July 22, 23

For the month of July the Grantville Southern Country Gospel Sings, which formerly were held in the renovated Railroad Freight Depot, will continue to be held down the tracks a bit at the First Baptist Church of Grantville.

The sings will be held on the fourth Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 7 p.m.

The concerts are free and open to the public and there will be opportunity to meet the artists. The concerts are done both as artistic performances and as Christian ministry. Read More»

Religion Briefs 06/29//11

Early deadline for July 6 paper
The Citizen offices will be closed Monday, July 4, for the holiday. The normal Monday deadline will be changed. The deadline will be noon on Friday, July 1, for religion articles, weddings, engagements and births to be published on Wednesday, July 6. Please make a note of this on your calendars.

CDM will offer Prophet Chambers Training Read More»

Charity clay shoot participants raise money to ‘Light the World’

Coweta-Fayette EMC takes top honors at the ninth annual Take Aim at Progress event, a charity clay shoot held in Griffin. Winning team members shown (L-R) are Anthony Walker, Andrew Betts, Robert McDonald, Brett Bone, Wayne Flournoy and Rusty Rainey. Photo/Coweta-Fayette EMC.

Coweta-Fayette Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) took top honors this year at the ninth annual Take Aim at Progress (TAAP) event, a charity clay shoot held recently at Cherokee Rose Sporting Resort in Griffin and organized by Georgia EMCs and vendors to benefit the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA’s) International Foundation.

Through the TAAP program and resulting fund-raising efforts, volunteers travel to impoverished countries in Central America to help build power lines. Read More»

Hutcheson Ferry Park opening

Hutcheson Ferry Park opening

Like so many other community events at Hutcheson Ferry Park in Chattahoochee Hills, the official opening of the 103-acre park on Hutcheson Ferry Road June 18 came with the customary flair and community spirit. The opening day celebration was significant in symbol and substance because Hutcheson Ferry Park is one of several park properties the city was able to purchase from Fulton County after the city’s less than 3,000 residents took the initiative and raised $250,000 in a matter of weeks. Photo/Ben Nelms.

'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' at The Fox through Sunday

The Pharaoh channels “The King” to ask Joseph to decipher a dream in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Photo/Special.

Theater of the Stars production part of solid summer season

Theater of the Stars presents “Joseph and The Amazing Tecnicolor Dreamcoat,” with an award winning score by the legendary composing team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta through Sunday, June 26. Tickets range from $25 to $65 and are on sale now at www.theaterofthestars.com. Discounted group tickets for 15 or more can be purchased by calling 404-881-2000 or online at www.foxtheatre.org/groupsales.aspx. Read More»

Religion Briefs 06/22//11

Early deadline for July 6 paper
The Citizen offices will be closed Monday, July 4, for the holiday and the normal Monday deadline will be changed. The deadline will be noon on Friday, July 1, for religion articles, weddings, engagements and births to be published on Wednesday, July 6. Please make a note of this on your calendars.

Brooks VBS: June 24, 25, 26 Read More»

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