Batson-Cook Construction raises $50,000 for The Children’s Village at Christian City

Batson-Cook Construction raises $50,000 for The Children’s Village at Christian City

Batson-Cook Construction hosted their annual “Clays For A Cause” charity clay shoot on March 18 at Cherokee Rose in Griffin, Ga. The event raised $50,000 for the Children’s Village and directly benefits the abandoned, abused, and neglected children that live in the cottages at Christian City. Christian City has been caring for children in need since 1965. Over 1,000 children have called Christian City “home.” For more information about the Children’s Village, please visit Read More»

Mrs. Ellen LaRue Schaufelberger, 81, of Jonesboro

Mrs. Ellen LaRue Schaufelberger, 81, of Jonesboro, passed away on March 28, 2011.

Mrs. Schaufelberger, known as “Gram Gram” by her grandkids, always saw the best in everyone, never spoke a cruel word, was loving, supportive, understanding and constantly wore a smile on her face. She was a long-time member of The Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her life revolved around her relationship with Christ and she always put others first. Read More»

House trumps Senate immigration bill

Battle between chambers will determine fate of sweeping changes

Partly in an effort to get the ball rolling on immigration reform, a committee in the Georgia House of Representatives Monday voted to replace the Senate’s immigration reform bill with the version passed by the House.

The House bill’s sponsor, Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City, said the legislation will now go to the House Rules committee and hopefully soon before the full House of Representatives for a vote.

If approved by the House, the Senate could then approve the changes or insist on its original bill, which would trigger a conference committee, Ramsey said. Read More»

E-verify already in widespread use in Ga.

HB 87, the most potentially effective and well-written state illegal immigration and employment enforcement bill in the nation, passed the Georgia House 113-56 [recently].

“Kill the bill” faxes from the business community started coming in to state Senate offices about 20 minutes later.

The heart of HB 87 — the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011 — is the requirement that all Georgia employers with more than four employees swear to use of the no-cost federal E-verify program, making it difficult to hire illegal, replacement labor. Read More»

Religion Briefs 03/23/11

Lenten lunches continue
Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will continue with its Lenten Lunch program each Wednesday at noon, featuring a light lunch and short message from a different speaker each week. Lunches are $2 and are provided by the FFUMC Circle groups. The church is across from the Fayette County Courthouse in downtown Fayetteville.

‘Spiritual Champions’ presentation planned Read More»

Cronic encourages local seniors to apply for Buick scholarships

The Cronic Automotive Group is encouraging area high school seniors to apply for one of the 1,100 scholarships to be awarded as part of the Buick Achievers Program.

The $4.5 million effort is being funded by the General Motors Foundation and includes 100 full scholarships (up to $25,000 a year) for students who major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and 1,000 renewable scholarships of $2,000 each in design, marketing and business administration. Read More»

Mrs. Robbie Jean Richardson, 50, of Riverdale

Mrs. Robbie Jean Richardson, 50, of Riverdale, passed away on March 20, 2011.

She was a carpenter by trade and loved to fish.

She is survived by her dog Betsy; her brother Mike and Debra Barnes of Dillard , GA; her nieces Julie Tonnis and Staci Hamilton; and her nephew Justin Barnes. Read More»

Mr. Rickey G. Cleveland, 54, of Jonesboro

Mr. Rickey G. Cleveland, 54, of Jonesboro, died March 18, 2011.

Mr. Cleveland was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church.

Rickey, preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Pauline Cleveland, is survived by his sisters Gail Leathers and Brenda Crowley; several nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins. Read More»

Mr. Owen William (Bill) Morris, Jr., 77, of Hampton and Meansville

Mr. Owen William (Bill) Morris, Jr., age 77 of Hampton and Meansville, passed away Monday, March 14, 2011. Read More»

Chair-ity event volunteers present Christian City with $34,496.90

From left are Heidi Becker, Christian City Director of Marketing and Development, Angela White, Dana Forse, Angela Bean, Chair-ity Volunteer Committee Chair, Bob Crutchfield, Christian City President/CEO, Janet Dunn, Craig Fitch, Phil Kouns, Christian City COO of the Children’s Village

The Children’s Chair-ity Volunteer Committee presented Christian City with a check for over $30,000 from the event that took place in December 2010. The money raised from ticket sales, sponsorships, and the silent auction helps support and fulfill the needs of the abandoned, abused, and neglected children who live in the cottages at the Children’s Village. The volunteer committee is already planning this year’s fundraiser that will take place on Dec. 1, 2011. Read More»

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