Regional

Legislative bill will encourage hiring even more illegal immigrants

I recently came across the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s Daily Legislative Watch and learned something quite disturbing. This legislative update contained a reference to SB 7, a bill proposed by the Insurance and Labor Committee that would essentially prevent illegal immigrants the ability to collect workers’ compensation if injured or sick on the job.

My question to the committee members is, “Are you trying to attract more illegal immigrants to Georgia?” Because with this bill, that is exactly the effect it will have. Read More»

Children’s ministry at Christian City celebrates 46th anniversary

Christian City President and CEO Bob Crutchfield (back, center) and employees celebrate 46 years of ministering to children and seniors. Photo/Special.

Children’s ministry at Christian City celebrates 46th anniversary

Valentine’s Day marked the 46th anniversary of the day Christian City opened the first cottage to eight little boys who were without a home.

“Founders thought that Valentine’s Day, which is a day set aside to celebrate love, would be the perfect time to launch their vision of providing love and a safe, warm home to children without a place to live,” a spokesperson said. Read More»

Religion Briefs 02/16/11

Healing, prayers held at CTK
Healing service, general and individual prayer, will be held at Cathedral of Christ the King Church, Monday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. For information call 770/252-2428. All are welcome

Prophet Chambers Revival planned
Pastor Timothy Frazier will host a Prophet Chambers Revival Friday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. at Christ Discipleship Ministries, 114 W. Campbellton St., Fairburn. No nursery or childcare will be provided. For directions contact the CDM office, 770-969-8370.

Bethany moves to Parrott’s temporarily Read More»

Four soloists join Southern Crescent Chorale at Spivey Hall, Feb. 27

Four soloists join Southern Crescent Chorale at Spivey Hall, Feb. 27

The Southern Crescent Chorale will present Mozart’s Requiem on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. at Spivey Hall at Clayton State University. Under the direction of Janice Folsom, this concert will be accompanied by Rick Massengale at the world renowned Spivey Hall organ. Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults and $7.50 for students and may be purchased at www.southerncrescentchorale.org, from any Chorale member, or at Spivey Hall, www.spiveyhall.org or 678-466-4200.

The Chorale will be joined for this concert by four outstanding soloists. Read More»

Student film wins UGA competition

From left are members of Neon Productions Alana Carithers, Carolyn Craddock, Emily Breault and Candice Dottin. Photo/Special.

Emily Breault, a 2008 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School, and now a Mass Media Arts major in the Grady School of Journalism at UGA, recently won first place in the drama category in a short film competition sponsored by Campus Moviefest. She and three fellow students formed Neon Productions for the creation of student films. Their award winning film is called “The Hub” and is a dramatic expose of Atlanta as the hub of underage sex trafficking. Breault was director of photography, lead editor and music supervisor to the film. Read More»

Christian City celebrates 46 years of ministry this Valentine’s Day

Christian City celebrates 46 years of ministry this Valentine’s Day

President/CEO Bob Crutchfield (back, center) and employees celebrate 46 years of ministering to children and seniors. Valentine’s Day marks the 46th anniversary of the day Christian City in Union City opened the first cottage to eight little boys who were without a home. Founders thought that Valentine’s Day, a day set aside to celebrate love, would be the perfect time to launch their vision of providing love and a safe, warm home to children without a place to live. Read More»

Mr. Donald Kelley Knowles, 74, of Riverdale

Mr. Donald Kelley Knowles, 74, of Riverdale, passed away on February 9, 2011, following a valiant battle with cancer.

Mr. Knowles was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps, retiring after 20 years of service which included two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and it was said that he never met a stranger. He was an outdoorsman who loved fishing and an accomplished mechanic who could fix practically anything. In his spare time he was an avid viewer of the Fox News Channel. Read More»

Mr. Billy Derel Nation, Sr., 74, of Riverdale

Mr. Billy Derel Nation, Sr., 74, of Riverdale, passed away on February 8, 2011.

Mr. Nation was a member of the Early Ford V8 Club of Fayetteville and Vintage Chevrolet Club of America in Warner Robins. He retired after 42 years with Turner Broadcasting.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Jewell Nation; son Alan Nation; sister-in-law Ann Nation. Read More»

Religion Briefs 02/09/11

Edgefield will host Valentine dinner
The Edgefield Church Family invites the entire community to join them on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. for their “Taste of Italy” Valentine Dinner in the George Porter Fellowship Hall. Admission is $30 for couples and $15 for singles. The event will feature live music and great fellowship. Edgefield is at 140 Church St. in downtown Fayetteville. For more information call the church, 770-461-7388.

Vineyard in Senoia will host seminar Read More»

Woods-Tew wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Tew

Jill Maria Woods and Dwayne Hulon Tew were married at Grace Christian Church on Nov. 20, 2010, in Helena, Ala. David Devane, of Birmingham, Ala., conducted the wedding.

The bride is the daughter of Douglas and Lynda Woods of Peachtree City. She is the granddaughter of the late Byron and Rachel Woods, of Hapeville, and the late Armp Rafferty and Margaret Rafferty of Owensboro, Ky.

The groom is the son of Johnny Tew and Dianne Tew, of Slocumb, Ala. He is the grandson of the late Paul Peel and Mary Peel, and the late Hulon and Mildred Tew, all of Slocomb. Read More»