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Herb Emory Obituary – Visitation & Funeral Information

April 13th, 2014

Here a link to the Obituary.

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April 12th, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014.  Today a great man was lost.  He left this earth doing what all of us should do; by helping our fellow man.  Captain Herb Emory was a great role model to his community and will be missed by all of us.


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Georgia’s Elliott Wins Again at Darlington

April 12th, 2014

Georgia NASCAR driver Chase Elliott won his 2nd Nationwide Series race in a row at Darlington Friday night.  Elliott claimed the checkered flag with a last-lap pass of Elliott Sadler.

Sprint Cup race is tonight (Saturday) at 6:30PM–Georgia’s David Ragan starts 32nd and Reed Sorenson starts 40th..Details below in FASTCAR NEWSDESK..


Now thru April 17th: “Remembering Our Fallen” Exhibit Opens at the Douglas County Courthouse–Courthouse Gallery, 3rd floor, 8700 Hospital Drive – Open to the Public, Free Admission – photographic exhibit of Georgia citizens who have died in the War on Terror – on view through April 17th Contact: Wes Tallon 770.920.7593

Every Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: Douglasville Farmers and Artisans Market Opens – New Location: Douglas County Courthouse, Hospital Drive at Dorris Road Free Admission, Open to the Public – Snap and EBT benefits approved – vendors include Heritage Farm, Abundant Harvest Gardens, Wally’s Bees Honey, Yves Garden, Hembree Farms, Stems and Roots, Hardy Bakery, Debs Beads, Pearson Farm Peaches, Watsonia Farms, Painted Lady Soaps, Capra Gia Cheese, Patty’s Peanut Brittle and more!

FRIDAY APRIL 11...Fish Fry Friday Night 5:30 till 7 Knight’s of Columbus Skyview Drive and Mt. Vernon Road, Lithia Springs

FRIDAY, APRIL 25, Ga Blue Knights Candlelight Vigil for Fallen Officers..5PM..Atlanta Expo Center, Jonesboro Road-Exit 55 off I-285, just inside the perimeter.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26, Georgia Police Memorial Ride, Leaves from Turner Field at 11AM..Registration begins at 8AM..The ride honors Law Enforcement Officers that have died in the line of duty in Georgia and will go through Downtown Atlanta before heading to the Atlanta Expo Center, Jonesboro Road (Exit 55 off I-285), where a Memorial Service will be held for the families of the Fallen Officers. More info–Ed Christian–404 556 1911

SATURDAY APRIL 26th–Donate Life Georgia” wants to Raise funds for Transplant Research”  AND Raise Awareness, so that more of us are organ donors.
So, Join The WSB Traffic Team, The AJC, and ‘Donate Life Georgia’ for a special 5K Run on Saturday, April 26th, at the Silver Comet Trail for the ‘Run 4 Your Life” 5K.
Register today. At and there’s a link on the events page!

SATURDAY MAY 3–Hustle for Hope–5K Run/Walk–Tot Trot–Senior Stroll–Heroes of Hope race for special needs participants The Hustle for Hope is held at Lester Road Christian Church, just one mile up the road from our facility in Union City.

Friday, May 9th –The Drake Davis Foundation 8th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 9th, 2013 at the Chapell Hills Golf Course in Douglasville, GA. The tournament will be held at Chapel Hills Golf Club located at 3300 Golf Ridge Blvd. Douglasville, GA

JUNE 6–Paulding Public Safety Appreciation, Inc., which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is hosting the first annual “Run with the Badges” 5K Glow Run on Friday June 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm. This will be a night race and everyone is encouraged to wear their favorite brightly colored apparel along with anything that glows. The run will take place on the newly completed Seven Hills Parkway Extension which is in the Cedarcrest/Seven Hills community in northern Paulding County.

Help my bud @DCSheriffGa Lt. Mike Barnhill penny drive 4 Chase Away K9 Cancer. I made my donation in Memory of Sheriff Earl D Lee, Butch Adams & Bandit–Douglas County’s 1st K-9 team…

TEXAS FASTCAR NEWDESK..Thanks to Mark Garrow &


Chase Elliott wins at Darlington: #9-Chase Elliott won the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero NATIONWIDE SERIES 200 at Darlington Raceway for his 2nd career win and his 2nd consecutive win. He is also the youngest driver to win a race at Darlington. #11-Eliott Sadler finished second followed by #20-Matt Kenseth, #54-Kyle Busch, #22-Joey Logano, #42-Kyle Larson, #5-Kevin Harvick, #7-Regan Smith, #6-Trevor Bayne, and #3-Ty Dillon.
Elliott now leads the points by 13 over Regan Smith.
There were 7 cautions for 31 laps and 13 lead changes among 6 leaders. Complete results are on the Darlington race results page (pdf).  GEORGIA’s Ryan Sieg finished 37th/ Started 14th

Driver standings following Darlington:
1) #9-Chase Elliott# 271
2) #7-Regan Smith, 258, 13
3) #11-Elliott Sadler, 251, -20
4) #3-Ty Dillon# 248, -23
5) #6-Trevor Bayne 241, -30
6) #2-Brian Scott 225, -46
7) #62-Brendan Gaughan 215, -56
8) #31-Dylan Kwasniewski# 200, -71
9) #31-James Buescher 195, -76
10) #16-Ryan Reed# 172, -99
See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(4-11-2014)

#4-Kevin Harvick won the pole with a third round lap of 183.479mph for his 1st pole of 2014, 1st at Darlington and 7th of his career. Harvick has won from the pole three times. Harvick is the 8th different pole winner in 8 races this season.
#43-Almirola, who will start 3rd, broke the track record of 181.918mph set last May by Kurt Busch. Almirola ran a lap of 184.245mph in the second qualifying session,.
#22-Logano will start 2nd followed by #43-Almirola, #9-Ambrose, #2-Keselowsk, #1-McMurray, #31-Newman, #18-Busch, #24-Gordon, #11-Hamlin, #27-Menard and #78-Truex Jr.
Missing the race are: #35-Reutimann.
See starting lineup, links, notes, qualifying results by round and more on Jayski’s Darlington Qualifying / Starting Lineup page.(4-11-2014)

David Ragan, driver of the #34 CSX “Play It Safe” Ford, comments on CSX’s “green” efforts and racing at Darlington Raceway: “We’re happy to have CSX back on our Ford Fusion at Darlington this week. They’re embracing the NASCAR Green program. We’re going to be out and about on Friday morning handing out recycle bags and and encouraging fans to take part in green initiatives in their communities. CSX already had an environmental program in place where they pledged to plant one tree for every mile of railroad track they had, and they actually surpassed their goal, which is impressive. Now we’re encouraging our fans to follow their lead and plant some trees, too, by donating dollars to plant trees at I think Darlington is one of the tougher racetracks for sure. Five hundred miles at Darlington, for me, seems like forever. Your Bristol races are long, your Martinsville races are long, the Coke 600 is a long race, but for me Darlington is the longest night of the year. You are on the verge of wrecking your car every lap it seems like. And it’s warm and humid down in South Carolina. So, moving the race up a couple weeks like they did this year might help make it a little cooler for the fans and for the drivers. But mentally it’s still going to be tough. But, it’s a great racetrack with a lot of history and we look forward to it every year.”(Front Row Motorsports), see images of the scheme on the #34 Team Schemes page

NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore suffered a mild heart attack over the weekend and is recovering in a hospital near his home in Spartanburg, S.C. “He had a procedure done and is doing fine. He will be in the hospital a few days and is expected to be released later this week,” said Winston Kelley, executive director of the NASCAR Hall. Moore, 88, a decorated veteran of World War II, was part of the Hall’s second class in 2011.(Charlotte Observer)(4-8-2014)

Georgia Driver Report

David Ragan-Unadilla-Sprint Cup

Daytona Sprint Cup Started 43rd/Finished 34th

Phoenix Sprint Cup Started 30th/Finished 28th

Las Vegas Sprint Cup Started 32nd/Finished 26th (Nationwide) Started 19th/Finished 17th

Bristol Started 19th/ Finished 31st

California (Sprint Cup) Started 41st/ Finished 27th (Nationwide) Started 16th/ Finished 13th

Martinsville Started 24th / Finished 28th

Texas Started 43rd / Finished 35th

Darlington Started 32nd

Reed Sorenson-Peachtree City-Sprint Cup

Daytona Started 39th/Finished 16th

Phoenix Started 39th/Finished 31st

Las Vegas Started 34th/Finished 40th

Bristol Started 35th/ Finished 28th

California Started 36th/ Finished 27th

Martinsville Started 42nd / Finished 34th

Texas Started 38th / Finished 33rd

Darlington Started 40th

Chase Elliott-Dawsonville-Nationwide

Daytona Nationwide Started 26th/Finished15th (ARCA Race) Started 5th/Finished 9th

Phoenix Started 11th/Finished 9th

Las Vegas Started 9th/Finished 5th

Bristol Started 15th/ Finished 9th

California Started 5th/ Finished 6th

Texas Started 6th/ Finished WINNER

Darlington Started 2nd/ Finished WINNER

Ryan Sieg-Tucker-Nationwide

Daytona Nationwide Started 29th/Finished 9th (Camping World Trucks) Started 12th/Finished 11th

Phoenix Started 18th/Finished 14th

Las Vegas Started 22nd/Finished 22nd

Bristol Started 19th/ Finished 20th

California Started 17th/ Finished 22nd

Texas Started 21st/ Finished 17th

Darlington Started 14th/ Finished 37th

Chris Cockrum-Conyers-Camping World Trucks

Daytona Started 24th/Finished 35th

John Wes Townley-Watkinsville-Camping World Trucks

Daytona Started 6th/Finished 14th (ARCA Race) Started 9th/Finished 11th

Martinsville Started 16th / Finished 20th

Brandon Jones-Atlanta–Camping World Trucks

Martinsville Started 21st / Finished 15th

Mark Thompson-Cartersville-ARCA

Daytona Started 4th/Finished 37th

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Captain Herb’s Fav Food Joints-

*Pilgreens, Lee Street (Closed-Sweet Memories)–My favorite place for steaks in the 70s,80s and 90s. An Atlanta favorite since the 50s. There is still a Pilgreens open at Lake Dow on the Southside, but its just not the same as the old Lee Street location.

*Pisgah Fish Camp, Asheville Highway (64), 663 Deavor Rd, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768–Dan Hawkins gave me my first job as a kid at Brevard Lanes. He would open the Pisgah Fish Camp a few years later. The original Bowling Ally is long gone, but the Fish Camp remains a classic.

*The Bar-B-Que House, 541 Thornton Road, Lithia Springs,Ga 30057 (Exit 44 0ff I-20) One of my best friends, Fred Harris, has operated The Bar-B-Que House for 31 years and I was enjoying the fare there before Fred bought the local favorite. The original was located at the Thornton Road & Bankhead Highway before the highway was extended to Paulding County. Home of the Yellow Jacket Hot Dog.

*The Barbecue Kitchen–1437 Virginia Ave, College Park, GA 30337 (Exit 73 off I-85)–Headed to ATL airport? Another long-time local legend in Southern Cooking. It’s the veggie plate for me most of the time.

*Blue Willow Inn–294 N Cherokee Rd, Social Circle, Georgia 30025 (Exit 98 off I-20)–Georgia writer Lewis Grizzard was among the many that enjoyed the BWI–a buffet full of food like my Great-Aunt Hazel and her sisters used to dish out.

*Hudson’s Hickory House-6874 Broad St Douglasville, GA 30134 (Exit 34 off I-20)–Another Douglas County jewel known for barbecue, burgers and at least for me the vegetable soup. Buford Hudson and his son, Scott, are proud of their Fried Green Beans too.

*Dawsonville Pool Room–78 E 1st St Dawsonville, GA 30534–it should be on the National Historic Register. Gordon Pirkle serves up the best burgers and the walls of the small dining area areas are smack full of Georgia’s racing history. There’s also a pool table too.

*Buckners, 1168 Bucksnort Rd Jackson, GA 30233 (Exit 201 off I-75)–I was first treated to. Buckners years ago when I worked as a news reporter for. WQXI. Several of the reporters from Atlanta stations were covering a story at the State Prison in Jackson and when the event was over it was off to Buckners. It was delicious then and still is now. You sit at a round table with about 6 others and spin the lazy susan around to dip your own serving of Southern Comfort food.

*The Dillard House 1158 Franklin St Dillard, GA 30537-They fill your table with bowls of fantastic Southern food until you yell UNCLE and a beautiful view of the North Georgia Mountians

*The Smith House–84 S Chestatee St Dahlonega, GA 30533–like Buckner’s but you are seated at your own table and they bring a table full of meats and veggies

*The Steak House–414 Baldwin Rd, Rockmart, GA 30153-The name says it all. Super steaks-Great Onion rings-in an old farm house.

*The Colonnade–1879 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, Ga 30324 (Exit 88 off I-85)–An Atlanta Classic Southern Style Food and Hospitality.

*Homegrown—968 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 (Exit 59 off I-20)–Breakfast & lunch only. Open Till 2pm. The breakfast menu is unreal and there are veggie and sandwich selections too! Lots of folks rave about their burgers too.

*Nuevo Laredo Cantina–1495 Chattahoochee Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318–The Best Mexican place-I can never resist the Holy Tacos there. And its the only place I’ve ever seen them on the menu.

*Carver’s Grocery (hopefully to reopen) Northwest Atlanta–another simple Meat & Three famous for the Dolly Parton Chicken Breast.

*John Boys, 3050 Canton Road, Marietta, Ga 30066-Buffet-great salad bar & Southern fare.

*Shirley’s, 1485 Georgia 34 Newnan, GA 30265-Buffet style on the Southside. She started out selling lunches from her back porch to lots of Newnan Hospital workers and worked her way into a restaurant.

*Zesto’s, PDL/Piedmont Dr./Moreland Ave./Forest Parkway-Home of the Chubby Decker and the Fat Boy Burgers

*The Varsity—North Ave. (Exit 249D off I-75/85) ATLANTA–A landmark no matter whatayahave? Burgers, Dogs, Onion Rings and fries. I’ll have the Glorified and a PC.

*The Dwarf House–461 N Central Ave, Hapeville, Ga 30354 (Exit 239 off I-75) The birthplace of ChickaFilet. There are a lot of things on the menu there not offered at the regular ChickaFilet. Burgers, Ham sandwiches and more. Try the Hot Brown..

*Burke’s Grill-4040 Chapel Hill Road, Douglasville, Ga. 770-947-2860..Great Southern Food-Great supporters of the Douglas County Humane Society..

*Dinner’s Ready-Fairburn Road, south of Hwy 78, Douglasville, Ga.-A local Meat and 2 or 3 fav

*Bankhead Dinner-Bankhead Highway (Hwy 78) at Dura Lee Lane, Douglasville, Ga-Another local lunch fav *Rhode’s Bakery–1783 Cheshire Bridge Rd, Atlanta, GA 30324 (Exit 88 off I-85)- Cakes, cookies, brownies and bread. Atlanta’s Antique Bakery.

*Henri’s Bakery–61 Irby Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30305–All of the above normal bakery offerings Plus carry out or dine in ( a few tables) sandwiches and salads.

*McEntrye’s Bakery–1184 Concord Rd SE #1 Smyrna, GA 30080–donuts, cakes, pies, sandwiches. The TV Bars are my fav there.

*The Snappy Lunch, Main Street, Mt. Airy, N.C.-The Pork Chop sandwich made famous on the Andy Griffith/Mayberry Show