Friday, March 21, 2014
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Clayton News Daily
Clayton County Superior Court chief Judge Deborah Benefield, left, greets Good Shepherd Clinic medical director Dr. Charles Johnson, right, and former First Baptist Church-Jonesboro pastor Charles Carter after the clinic’s Pillar Awards Luncheon Thursday. Benefield, Carter and Johnson were among the five award recipients. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)
MORROW — Five “pillars” of Clayton County were recognized Thursday for their contributions to the community.
The Good Shepherd Clinic held its first-ever Pillar Awards lunchen at the Morrow Center and hundreds of people attended the event. The event was a fundraiser for the nonprofit clinic, which provides basic medical assistance to the poor and uninsured. It was hosted by the city of Morrow, where the clinic is located.
Five Pillar Awards were to given to individuals from the fields of education, law, business, the medical field and the faith-based community.
The recipients were:
• Education: retired educator Eddie White
• Law: Superior Court chief Judge Deborah Benefield
• Business: Allan Vigil, owner of Allan Vigil Ford
• Medical: Dr. Charles Johnson, medical director at the Good Shepherd Clinic
• Faith-based: Charles Carter, former pastor at First Baptist Church-Jonesboro