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George Long

George Michael Long, age 66, of LaFayette died Monday, July 07, 2014.

Mrs. Ruby L. Hall

Mrs. Ruby L. Hall was born December 28,1922 and passed away on July 8,2014 at the age of 91.

Jacqueline Cottrell

Charlotte Durham of Riverdale passed away on June 27, 2014.

Len West

Mr. Len Roland West, age 78, of Jonesboro, passed away, July 2, 2014.

Emmett Lee, Jr.

Emmett Lloyd Lee, Jr., 89, died peacefully Tuesday, July 1, at Southwest Christian Care hospice in Union City, GA

Paul Wells

Paul W. Wells age 88 of Hampton passed away July 1, 2014.

James "Jim" Cleveland

James E. Jim Cleveland, age 66, of Clayton, formerly of Lithonia and Covington, died, July 3, 2014.

Ellen Graham

Mrs. Ellen Driver Graham, 76, of Jonesboro, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at her home.

Ronald C. (Ron) McKemie

Mr. Ronald C. (Ron) McKemie, age 27 of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at his residence.

Charlotte Durham

Charlotte Durham of Riverdale passed away on June 27, 2014.

John E. I. Jordan, Jr.

June 12, 1925 June 24, 2014 Services for Mr. John E. I. Jordan, Jr., 89, will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 in the Chapel of Hutchings Funeral Home with burial on Sunday, June 29th at Zion C.M.E. Church Cemetery in Hartwell, GA 30643.

Caroline Latimer

On Friday June 13, 1924 God blessed Frank & Eulalia (Hutter) Rach of Spring Green, Wisconsin with a precious baby girl they named Caroline.

Thomas Loy Scroggs

Thomas Loy Scroggs, of Hampton, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

Michael Winsett

Michael Wayne Winsett, age 57, of Ellenwood, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014.

Frederick C. McDowell

Mr. Frederick C. McDowell, age 79, of Stockbridge, GA, passed away, June 20, 2014 after a long illness.

Willis Price

Mr. Willis Price, 90, of Forest Park, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Debra Scott

Debra Bagwell Scott, of Forest Park, peacefully passed Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Mrs. Terri Evans

Mrs. Terri White Evans, age 56, of Jonesboro, passed away June 12, 2014.

Lajoyce Reynolds

Ms. Lajoyce Evelyn Fritz Reynolds, age 74, of Jonesboro, passed away June 5, 2014.

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Jonesboro trucker returns to Jersey court

The trucker charged with causing a crash that killed a man and critically injured four others, including comedian Tracy Morgan, is to return to New Jersey for court this week.

Mr. Joseph Lee Holland

Mr. Joseph Lee Holland, age 51, of McDonough, GA passed away June 3, 2014.

Mr. James Elmer Powers

Mr. James Elmer Powers, age 69, of Hampton, GA passed away June 2, 2014.

Matthew Myers

Matthew Charles-Thomas Myers, age 38, of Stockbridge, GA died Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Mary Carter

Mary Ruth Power Carter, 88, of Lake City left us peacefully to be with our Lord on May 31, 2014 at Lake Keowee, Seneca, SC, enjoying family time surrounded by daughters.

Jackie Crews

Jackie Rudolph Crews, 81, of Dublin died Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Wilson Burks, Jr.

Wilson Burks, Jr. of Forest Park passed away on May 28, 2014.

Ronald "Buster" Fincher

Ronald Buster Lewis Fincher, of Morrow, passed away on May 25, 2014.

Russell Mitchell

Russell Mitchell, born March 10, 1917 in his home place of Morrow, Ga., passed away on May 23, 2014 at the age of 97.

James Blaine

Sunrise 8/26/38 - Sunset 5/27/14, Father, Opa, Brother, Uncle, Friend, and Army Veteran was called home.

Frances Stephens

Frances Stephens of Union City passed away on May 27, 2014.

Rosa Gibson

Rosa Gibson of Jonesboro passed away on May 27, 2014.

Mr. Michael Eugene Gay

Mr. Michael Eugene Gay, age 51, of Riverdale, passed away, May 25, 2014.

Mrs. Judy Keith

Mrs. Judy Keith, age 52, of Melbourne Beach, Florida previously of McDonough, Georgia passed away May 20, 2014.

Frank Attaway, Sr.

Frank D. Attaway, Sr. age 81 passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice Advantage.

Elizabeth Singleton

Elizabeth C. Singleton, age 75, of Rex, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, May 25, 2014.

Mrs. Betty Peltier Buckner

Mrs. Betty Peltier Buckner, age 86, of Jonesboro, GA, passed away, May 23, 2014. She was a member of Jod

Elizabeth Copenhaver

Elizabeth Copenhaver of Forest Park passed away on May 18, 2014.

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Georgia Power announces severe weather preparedness resources

With scattered storms expected throughout the state this week, Georgia Power officials have offered the following tips to help customers be prepared “before,” “during,” and “after” a storm:

Mr. James Darwin Roberts

Mr. James Darwin Roberts, age 84, of Jonesboro, passed away, May 22, 2014.

Patricia "Pat" Christensen

Patricia Pat L. Christensen, age 67, of McDonough, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

Juanita Fesperman

Mrs. Juanita Crawley Fesperman, age 80, of Stockbridge, passed away, May 20, 2014 at her home in Stockbridge GA, with her family by her side.

Mr. James Carter Hendrick

Mr. James Carter Hendrick, age 53, of Stockbridge passed away May 18, 2014.

Patricia "Pat" L. Christensen

Patricia Pat L. Christensen, age 67, of McDonough, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

Mr. Gene Knight

Mr. Gene Knight, Retired U.S. Army, age 83, of Jonesboro, passed away May 20, 2014.

Benjamin (Benny) O. Wilbanks, Jr.

Benjamin O. Wilbanks, a former long-time resident of Jonesboro, Ga., passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the age of 61.

2014 Clayton County Election Results

A running list of elections results for Clayton County offices

Mr. Tommy David Fowler

Mr. Tommy David Fowler, age 71, of McDonough, Georgia passed away May 19, 2014.

James (Jim) Derby

James G. (Jim) Derby 84 of Ellenwood passed away May 13, 2014.

Bettye Stewart

Bettye Stewart of Lake City passed away on May 13, 2014.

Mr. Larry Willis

Mr. Larry Willis, 67, of Jonesboro passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Piedmont Henry Hospital.