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Former Herald reporter, Cox newspaper publisher dead

Jim Fain retired as the publisher of the Austin American-Statesman in Texas.

Jim Fain

Jim Fain

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Jim Fain, a former Austin American-Statesman publisher who became the Cox newspaper chain's national correspondent in Washington, D.C., has died. He was 91.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home in Jesup, Ga., said in an online obituary that Fain died Sunday at a hospital in Savannah.

Fain was publisher in Texas from 1976 to 1983, and also served as editor at the Dayton Daily News in Ohio and the Miami News.

The native of Norman Park, Ga., graduated from Emory University with a degree in journalism. He served in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific during World War II and joined the Air Force Reserves.

Fain worked at several newspapers in Georgia, including the Albany Herald, Columbus Ledger and Atlanta Journal. He was Cox's first publisher in Austin.