Friday, March 19, 2004


Crawford resigns Fairburn Police Department amid controversy

A case of “he said, she said” is being blamed for the resignation of Major Daniel Crawford of the Fairburn Police Department. Crawford, who registered a charge of discrimination with the city of Fairburn on March 5 of this year, asserts that because of his involvement in an internal investigation concerning two fellow police officers, he was “retaliated against.

United Community Banks, Inc. to acquire Fairbanco Holding Company, Inc.

The parent company of 1st Community Bank, Fairbanco Holding Company, Inc., located in Fairburn is being acquired by United Community Banks, Inc. The transaction was approved by the directors of both companies and is valued at $24.5 million. First Community Bank has assets of $190 million with full-service banking offices in Peachtree City in Fayette County, Newnan in Coweta County, and Fairburn, Union City, and Palmetto in South Fulton County.

Redistricting plan for the State Legislature finalized

Redistricting plan for the State Legislature finalized

Free check of child safety seats offered at Southern Regional

A free car safety seat check for parents will be offered Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Women’s Life Center at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale.

Fundraising costs high for ‘uncharitable’ charities

Worried that Georgia charities are spending high amounts on fundraising, cutting into actual charitable revenue, Secretary of State Cathy Cox has released a list of 11 “uncharitable” charities.

Broadcast decency act passed

Last week, Congress passed HR 3717, the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act, cosponsored by Congressman David Scott. The legislation passed by a vote of 391-22.

Sewer sales tax opposed

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners has officially opposed a referendum for an Atlanta water/sewer sales tax four times, most recently at its March 3 meeting. 


Southern Hickory golf tournament comes to LaGrange first week of April

The second annual Southern Hickory For Ball Golf Tournament is scheduled for April 1-3 at The Fields golf course in LaGrange.

Recruiting seminar March 29 at McIntosh

A free seminar about finding the right college for the student-athlete is coming to the McIntosh High gymnasium Monday, March 29, at 7 p.m. It is open to the public.

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