News for Friday, June 15, 2012


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Rev. James D. Fain

Rev. James D. Fain, 80, of Jonesboro, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2012.

Neal N. Parlier

Neal N. Parlier, 70, of Hampton, passed away on June 13, 2012.

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Thornton grows into a contender

Riley Thornton goes through the driver’s standard pre-race protocol — driving suit on, ear plugs in, helmet on, climb in the car, off to Thunder Ring.

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Jorgensen rules track at AMS

Taylor Jorgensen has a message for all drivers who dare suggest that girls can’t win in racing.

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Family move helps Ryan follow racing dream

Perhaps the most exciting ride Thursday Thunder driver Payton Ryan has experienced did not happen on a race track.

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Previous week winners repeat

Four make it 2-for-2 in early season

Taylor Jorgensen, William Plemons III, Mason Massey and Buddy Brewer followed the same script in Week 2 of Thursday Thunder at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Clayton MBA students research market, help local businesses

It’s a win-win situation: Students gain experience, and clients gain research.

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Clayton to host final Tara Boulevard design workshop

Clayton County officials are inviting residents to participate in one final discussion on the future of how the county’s largest thoroughfare will look.

‘Key conspirator’ in tobacco trafficking ring pleads guilty

Man tied to ‘illegal purchases’ at Forest Park wholesaler

A Duluth man who state prosecutors claim was tied to a now-defunct Forest Park tobacco wholesaler is facing deportation to India, after he pleaded guilty in Gwinnett County Superior Court this week to one count of posession of cigarettes with counterfeit stamps, according to state officials.

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Local food bank wants to feed more families

Rev. Willie M. Simpson, of Evangelistic Ministries and Destiny International Foursquare Church, in Jonesboro, said she wants to make sure families are getting fed in the Clayton County.

‘Keeping hope alive’: Clayton residents enjoy a day of family, fun

Scores of Clayton County residents braved the sweltering heat to attend the seventh Annual Clayton County Marriage and Family Day. And to say that they seemed to enjoy themselves would be an understatement.

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Riverdale police seek late-night shooting suspects

A 25-year old Riverdale father died late Thursday while trying to protect his children from a gunmen who had broken into his family’s apartment, police have confirmed.

Arts Clayton accepting entries for year-long exhibit

Juried competition will tie medicine to art

The officials at Arts Clayton are asking local artists to submit their interpretations for “The Good Life” juried art competition that is set to go on display this fall.

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Man injured after losing control of motorcycle

A McDonough man was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center on Wednesday, after losing control of his motorcycle and slamming into a tree.

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National talk show features Hampton host

Taping conducted at Riverdale studio

Asher’s advice will air during his regularly scheduled productions on Mondays at 11 a.m., and Saturdays at 9 p.m., beginning July 1, on the Christian Television Network [CTN]. He estimates he has attained an audience of 700,000 viewers.