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Challenge: A week of groceries for less than $20 - Jill Cataldo

More people use grocery coupons than ever, and they use them for different reasons.

You call this an odyssey? - Peter Funt

If nothing else, the current operation in Libya confirms that the United States has overwhelming global superiority in coming up with bad names.

A health-care solution - Martha Carr

The health-care package authored by the Obama administration will make it possible for more than 31 million previously uninsured Americans to receive more consistent medical coverage. Aging baby boomers, who use, on average, twice the amount of health care of younger Americans, will be able to take care of chronic illnesses sooner, and increase not only their life expectancy, but their quality of life.

State transportation department touts improvements - Vance C. Smith, Jr.

Some three years ago, a seemingly never-ending series of studies, audits and reports criticized the Georgia Department of Transportation on a variety of fronts. Harsh comments made headlines across the state. Georgians were left to wonder if the DOT was an unaccountable, broken, unfixable bureaucracy.

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Arts Clayton registering for summer camps

Officials in charge of the annual Arts Clayton summer camps were all but singing a refrain of "Come and get it while it's hot," recently, while talking about camp registration.

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Clayton's interim fire chief made permanent

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted, Tuesday night, to make the acting fire chief's position a permanent one for Jeff Hood.

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Fast- moving storm batters Clayton, Henry

A severe thunderstorm blew through the Southern Crescent Monday night leaving behind a trail of downed trees, power outages, damaged homes, automobiles, and two deaths. It also sparked several delays at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson.

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TSA begins local hiring initiative

The approaching completion of the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal is the catalyst for the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) local hiring initiative at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to the TSA federal security director for Atlanta.

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Area artists, musicians bring Arts Alive

Students were awestruck by the whimsical likeness of their classmates, drawn on large blocks of paper by caricaturist, Vernon Smith.

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State honors Clayton State's champs

The first women's athletic team in Georgia to win an NCAA national championship calls Clayton County home, and that's worth recognizing and celebrating.

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Fallen soldier honored in Southern Crescent

The Southern Crescent is being asked, once again, to demonstrate its support of a young man who paid the ultimate price for his country.

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Datebok 4-6-11

Mark-Anthony Hines will read from, and sign copies of his, poetry book titled, "Faith, Hope & Charity," on Friday, April 8, at 8 p.m., at a Chick-fil-A: Riverdale Dwarf House, 6549 Highway 85, Riverdale. For more details, contact Hines, at (404) 558-6033.

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Carberry finds her niche as pole vaulter and mentor

Mount Zion senior Roxie Carberry has known the feeling of not fitting in on a track team.She was not fast enough to be a sprinter, and her endurance was not conducive to be a distance runner. Carberry wasn't strong enough for the throws and the jumps didn't fit her either.

From novice to champion, coaches mold pole vaulter into contributor - Mahone

During his tenure at Mount Zion, girls track and field coach Jason Battles has coached his share of superb athletes.

Pulliam, Michael "Mike"

Age: 57

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Clayton's interim fire chief made permanent

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted, Tuesday night, to make the acting fire chief's position a permanent one for Jeff Hood.

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State honors Clayton State's champs

The first women's athletic team in Georgia to win an NCAA national championship calls Clayton County home, and that's worth recognizing and celebrating.

Hancock, Frank Houston

Frank Houston Hancock Frank Houston Hancock, 86, passed away in his Jonesboro home, April 2, 2011. He was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Sue. He is survived by his two sons, Frank and Mike; daughter, Kathy; 12 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. A native of Hopewell, Va., he served in the U.S. Navy on board the USS SWEARER DE186 in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He came to Atlanta in 1955 to fly for Eastern Airlines, and retired an Eastern Captain in 1981. “NOT LOST, BUT GONE BEFORE” Funeral Mass will be Thursday, April 7, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Jonesboro. The family will receive friends at 9:30 a.m., at the church. Lunch will be served after Mass, and then, we will proceed to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, 591 Flint River Road, Jonesboro, Ga. 30236, or Southwest Christian Hospice Care, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, Ga. 30291. Pope Dickson & Son, Jonesboro Chapel, (770) 478-7211.

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