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Prince of Peace plans benefit concert
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Ga. Highway 314 in Fayetteville will present the Third Annual Reggie Johnson Fund Cancer Benefit Concert Saturday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature local area youth bands. Tickets are $5 each or $20 per family. For more information, call the church, 770-461-3403.

Jonesboro will offer marriage class
First Baptist Church of Jonesboro will offer a free seven-week course, “The 6 Secrets to a Lasting Love,” beginning Sunday, Feb. 7 from 9:25 - 10:30 a.m. The class is open to the community and is for newlyweds, those married many years, those happily married or struggling, and will discuss the six specific kinds of love that must be intentionally pursued and practiced to build a great marriage. The class will meet in the Celebration room of the ROC. For more information and to register, call Leisa Martin, 770-478-6710.

Co-dependents group meets
Co-Dependents Anonymous Group meets Saturdays from 11 a.m. - noon at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd., Peachtree City. Contact John for more info, 678-570-5108.

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Government

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the unemployment rate in the Three Rivers region in July was 7.1 percent, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in June.

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Opinion

When I was a kid growing up in Kingsport, Tenn., my next-door neighbor, and a few years older than me, was Lonnie Bailey. He was the coolest guy I knew.

Community

The 26th Annual Native American Festival & Powwow, sponsored by the Butts County Historical Society, is scheduled for Sept. 12-13 at Indian Springs Hotel/Museum, 1807 Hwy. 42 S.

Sports

Northgate 45, Shaw 0 Pace Academy 34, Our Lady of Mercy 3 Starr's Mill 21, Whitewater 7 Jonesboro 17, Sandy Creek 15 East Coweta 35, Arabia Mountain 28

Lifestyle

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts distributed in Georgia due to potential health risk.