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by Marietta Daily Journal staff
May 13, 2012 12:00 AM | 903 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
C.W. Matthews gets DOT contracts

MARIETTA — The Georgia Department of Transportation awarded two contracts to C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc., of Marietta. The company received the $11.6 million contract for the widening of two miles of State Route 347 near Interstate 985 and Lake Lanier in Hall County; and a $3.7 million contract for widening and bridge joints repair on seven miles of Buford Highway/SR 13 from Spring Street in Fulton County to the DeKalb County line.

Warner, Bates & McGough, P.C., makes additions

CUMBERLAND — Warner, Bates & McGough, P.C., announced that James J. McGinnis is joining the firm as a partner.

“Jim has a stellar reputation and is regarded for his ability to help clients navigate through difficult times,” said C. Wilbur Warner, Jr., a founding partner at Warner, Bates & McGough, P.C.

“It is a pleasure to be joining a firm that has had the trust and confidence of Atlanta families and courts throughout Georgia since 1982,” said McGinnis, who has practiced family law for 30 years. “I am tremendously excited to be working with a group of such well-respected and talented attorneys.”

In addition, the firm announced the addition of Mark A. Bishop as associate. Bishop comes from the family law firm of McGinnis & Chambers, LLC, where he has practiced exclusively in the areas of family law and domestic litigation for the past 10 years.

Bishop graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University, where he later earned his law degree in 2002. He is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to practice in the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court.

* Foundation Financial Group was chosen as one of the 2012 EcoLeadership award winners by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence. The EcoLeadership Award was launched in 2009 and honors companies that recognize the importance of environmental sustainability and that demonstrate a commitment to being eco-friendly. Foundation Financial Group was selected because the company is dedicated to the environment in waste minimization, energy demand and supply, building operations and pollution prevention.

* Allstate agency owner Mel Clemmons received the 2012 Agency Hands in the Community Award. With this award came a $1000 grant from The Allstate Foundation for the Neighborhoods Focused On African-American Youth Inc. in Atlanta, where Clemmons volunteers.

* Registration is under way for the 2012 Cobb Chamber Business-to-Business Expo, sponsored by Delta Community Credit Union. The event will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cobb Galleria Exhibition Hall. More than 150 companies will showcase their products and services to the 1,500 Expo attendees. For more information, contact Stephanie Cox at or (770) 859-2320 or visit

* GreyStone Power’s linemen swept all categories at the annual Georgia Lineman’s Rodeo in Albany. The cooperative’s three competing journeyman teams took home first place overall, as well as second place overall and third place overall. The next step for GreyStone’s linemen is the International Lineman’s Rodeo, which will be in Bonner Springs, Kan., on Oct. 13.
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