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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»

Chair-ity event volunteers present Christian City with $34K donation

Presenting the check are (L-R) 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. Photo/Special.

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. Read More»

Religion Briefs 03/16/11

Edgefield to host youth revival Friday
The Edgefield Church Family invites the entire community to join them for its Zion Youth Church One Night Youth Revival on Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m. The theme scripture is Psalm 27.The chosen theme is “Zion, You Shall Do Great Things.” The speakers for the evening will be the youth pastors of Zion Youth Church, Minister Barney E. Jackson Jr. and Minister Darius Jones. Edgefield is at 140 Church St. in downtown Fayetteville. For more information, call the church, 770-461-7388. Elder Eddie Thomas is senior pastor. Read More»

Ronda Rich to speak at Ladies Night Out

Ronda Rich

The Cronic Automotive Group will host popular newspaper columnist Ronda Rich at its next “Ladies Night Out” event on Tuesday, Mar. 15.

The evening affair, which is being co-sponsored by the Iris Charter Chapter of the American Business Read More»

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