Regional

McDonough Road Baptist to present musical April 17

The McDonough Road Baptist Church Celebration Choir and Orchestra will present the musical/drama “The Prodigal” Sunday, April 17 at 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m. Under the direction of minister of music and worship Mark Karki, “The Prodigal” is a story of redemption and restoration.

“It’s the story of a girl named Jessie who so far has lived a life of regret and broken promises. She is at a very low point when she encounters a woman named Doris who gently guides her back to a life of promise and hope,” said Karki. “Many people can relate to this woman’s experience.” Read More»

CDM plans ‘Blackout’ service

Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM), located at 114 W. Campbellton St., Fairburn, will host a Good Friday “Blackout” Service on Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. Prophet Kirby Clements will be the guest speaker. The host pastor is Pastor Timothy Frazier.

“We will be celebrating the Passover season and the Passion Week of Christ,” Frazier said. “We will have a time of prayer, communion, and ministry to the Lord. We are asking everyone to wear all black attire in remembrance of Good Friday.” Read More»

Religion Briefs 04/06/11

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.

St. Paul Lutheran hosts mid-week services Read More»

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 www.christiancity.org. 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»