News for Saturday, June 25, 2005

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Lila Thompson Henderson

Lila Thompson Henderson, age 84, of Jonesboro, Ga. died Thursday, June 23, 2005. She was born in Henry County, daughter to the late John and Clara Belle Dick Thompson.

Trying to beat the heat this summer?

By Ed Brock

Thursday Thunder drivers pass fuel inspections

By Staff Reports

Henry police chief named to state's Juvenile Commission

By Shannon Jenkins

Mary Ann Minter

Mrs. Mary Ann Pearl Harris Minter, age 45, of McDonough, Ga. died June 22, 2005 at the Henry Medical Center. Mrs. Minter was born Oct. 16, 1959 in Conyers, Ga., the daughter of the late Lois Louise Medley and Lawson Harris. She loved her family, cooking and vacations. Mrs. Minter was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Brown in 2003. Survivors are her husband, Robert David Minter of McDonough; children, David and Deanna Minter of Albuquerque, N.M., Amanda and Sam Kitzmiller of McDonough and Mary Lucille Minter of McDonough; siblings, Sammy Brown, Gene Brown, Marvin Brock, Noel Bender, Joel Bender Mandy Padgett, Darlene Hill, Lorene Sikes and Geneva Moon; four grandchildren, Dalyn Kitzmiller, Brooke Kitzmiller, Haylee Minter and Emylee Minter; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Minter will be Sunday, June 26, 2005 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with the Rev. Joey Seabolt and the Rev. John Cromer officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough (770) 914-8833.

William Ron Blackburn

William Ron Blackburn, 57, passed away on June 20, 2005 in Port Orange, Fla. Mr. Blackburn was born July 27, 1947 in Orlando, Fla. Mr. Blackburn served in the U.S. Air Force. He was an Engineer for Delta Air Lines and a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, Ga. Mr. Blackburn moved from Jonesboro, Ga. to Port Orange, Fla. in 2002. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Jean. He is survived by his longtime companion and friend Linda Blackburn Baker of Port Orange; sons Ron Blackburn of Monroe, Ga. and Rob Blackburn of Swannee, Ga.; brothers, John Blackburn of N.C. and Ric Blackburn of Atlanta, Ga.; step-mother, Sara Blackburn of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren, aunts, uncles, one niece and one nephew. Please sign and view the family guest book at www.baldwinfairchild.com. Baldwin-Fiarchild Funeral Home, Oaklawn Chapel, 5000 County Road, 46A, Sanford, Fla. 32771. (407) 322-4263.

Up in smoke: New ban begins Friday

By Michael Davis

Dealing with a buffet-style stench - Justin Boron

When you come back from a particular chain of buffet restaurant, in tune with the chain's name, you smell like a herd of cattle.

We may be slower, but our justice is quick - Bob Paslay

We Southerners are accused of living life slower than most of the nation although anyone who has driven on the interstates around metro Atlanta would disagree. We come to someone's office and yes, we visit a little while. "How's the family? How was that vacation?" We sit on porches and watch lightning bugs and talk. We go in a store and wait while the sales person finishes chatting.

Paul William Norkum

Mr. Paul William Norkum of Hampton and Gainesville died June 22, 2005.

Clayton, Henry differ on unemployment issues

By Justin Boron

The sins of the fathers - Gerry Yandel

Sitting in my kitchen early on Father's Day, I pondered the ramifications of socking Michael Jackson in what's left of his surgically re-created nose.

Letters to the Editor

Maintaining balance in debate is difficult

They don't deserve it - or do they? - Shannon Jenkins

When it comes to money, people will say the darnedest things.

Your choice of deaths - Ed Brock

Here's one of those horrible rhetorical questions for you that I usually don't even try to answer.

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Kite attempts Indy/NASCAR double again

From Staff Reports

The big move is going down - Rob Felt

As reliably as you throw away your old calendar every Jan. 1 and get a new one, I move into a new apartment. The cycle has been hard to break, and each move has been surrounded by its own set of supporting arguments and issues to work out.

Pets of the Week

June 23, 2005