Truett Cathy P.O. bill passes

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By Greg Gelpi

A bill to name the Jonesboro Post Office passed the House of Representatives Tuesday, Congressman David Scott (D-Atlanta) said.

The bill, sponsored by Scott, would name the post office after S. Truett Cathy, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Chick-fil-A restaurants.

"This will be a story that will be etched into the annals of history," Scott said. "He has made significant contributions to Georgia, the nation and the world."

He is using the opportunity to name the post office as a way to recognize Cathy for his life's accomplishments, not only in the business world, but his accomplishments as a volunteer and philanthropist.

"I personally believe that he is a God-sent man," Scott said. "There are special people God sends this way."

Cathy has taught Sunday school for 45 years, established foster homes in several states in the Southeast as well as Brazil and given away millions of dollars in scholarships, he said.

Scott expects the Senate to vote on the bill in a few weeks, but called the vote a mere "formality."