News for Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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Water authority promotes 'Fix A Leak Week'

While minor in appearance, a leaky faucet can waste more than 2,500 gallons of water a year, according to local water authority officials. To show residents how simple leak fixes can conserve water and keep their water bills low, the Clayton County Water Authority is joining water authorities across the country in celebrating national "Fix A Leak Week."

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Lampl wins Morrow City Council seat

John Lampl is going back to the Morrow City Council after a 12-year absence from the governing body.

Inciting God's holy jealousy - Jason Smith

I've been learning more than ever in recent weeks, about various attributes of God.

Military families would appreciate 'GI Bill' for kids - Crystal Beale

Before my high school sweetheart, husband, and father of my two children, Sgt. First Class John Beale, deployed to Afghanistan a year ago next month, we talked at great length about our children's future. We wanted to send our kids to private school, but it did not fit into our budget.

The world's busiest airport keeps its title

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport remains the busiest airport nationally and internationally, airport officials announced recently.

Leprechaun hunt is on in McDonough

Rather than depending on the "Luck of the Irish" to draw in business, merchants on the McDonough Square are hoping St. Patrick's Day will be the magnet they need.

More units condemned at College Park complex

Clayton County Code Enforcement officers condemned 20 additional units at the Harbour Towne Apartment Complex in College Park on Monday, raising the total number condemned to 30, in the span of a week.

Living with cancer - Martha Carr

I am a second-stage, Clark Level IV, and an in situ first-stage, survivor of melanoma, and I'm living with cancer. I want to get that out right up front because the idea of living with cancer doesn't regularly make the news, especially when talking about melanoma.

Investigation continues in hit-and-run death

Two weeks after the hit-and-run car crash that ended the life of Ellenwood father and husband, Gerald Hardeman, one of the investigators working on the case said leads are still needed, to find out the identity of the driver who reportedly caused it.

DeKalb prosecutor closes Turner probe

The office of DeKalb County District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming announced, on Tuesday, the completion of its investigation into possible criminal wrongdoing by former Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner, and said the probe "did not reveal evidence of any crime."

Steven Long on duty at AeroClinic

Steven Long said one of his most vivid childhood memories is traveling past Atlanta's airport with his father when he was 4 years old.

Coupon Hold 'Em: What's with the limits?

Q: "Almost all of my coupons say limit one coupon per purchase. I tried to get my store to use one coupon for each item purchased but they insist I can only use one coupon for each shopping trip. How can I convince them otherwise?"

Morrow celebrates St. Paddy's at Olde Towne

The bodhráns will play, curly-headed girls will step-dance, and the water will run green at Olde Towne Morrow on Wednesday, during it's second annual Southern Leprechaun Jubilee.

Mock trial team aims to build on success

As members of Jonesboro High School's mock trial team wiped tears from their eyes on Sunday afternoon, moments after receiving the news they were not this year's state champions, thoughts were already turning to next year.

Condemnation leaves residents worried

On the first of the month, Harbour Towne Apartments resident, Darrell Coe, said he paid the rent on his one-bedroom apartment in Building P, as he had done for nearly the past year. An employee of a cleaning service, Coe was planning on finding a new place to live in May, when his lease is up.

Morrow City Council election today

The City of Morrow will hold a special election today, to select a new member of the Morrow City Council.

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Students enjoy 'Actividay' on day off

Thirty-eight Clayton County children spent Monday playing games, watching movies, making arts and crafts, and going for a swim, while school was out for a teacher work day.

Military families would appreciate 'GI Bill' for kids - Crystal Beale

Before my high school sweetheart, husband, and father of my two children, Sgt. First Class John Beale, deployed to Afghanistan a year ago next month, we talked at great length about our children's future. We wanted to send our kids to private school, but it did not fit into our budget.

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Stockbridge City Manager Ted Strickland dies

Most government operations in Stockbridge will be put on hold today and Wednesday, in memory of Ted Strickland, Mayor Lee Stuart has announced.

Coupon Hold 'Em: What's with the limits?

Q: "Almost all of my coupons say limit one coupon per purchase. I tried to get my store to use one coupon for each item purchased but they insist I can only use one coupon for each shopping trip. How can I convince them otherwise?"

Inciting God's holy jealousy - Jason Smith

I've been learning more than ever in recent weeks, about various attributes of God.

The world's busiest airport keeps its title

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport remains the busiest airport nationally and internationally, airport officials announced recently.

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