News for Tuesday, March 13, 2012


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In health care, affordability is accessibility - Tina Dupuy

Conservatives really wanted a fight about religious freedom. It appeared to be an easy win: turn an ObamaCare mandate that insurers cover birth control into a war on religion.

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Drew relay one of fastest in nation

Drew relay one of fastest in nation

Drew coach James Davis didn’t have to use many words when asked what makes his track and field team a contender.

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Seniors ending career at county all-star game

It wasn’t how Jordan Faciane wanted to end his high school basketball career at Morrow, but the senior point guard says he has no regrets.

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Drew seniors’ legacy: Bar ‘set high’ for future teams

Drew coach Jarrod Davis was not sure what kind of reaction he would get from the program’s younger players after they saw the varsity play in the Class AAA title game.

Commissioners OK zoning permit for construction rental company

County Commission welcomes Volvo Rents to Clayton

John Rodney Dean

John Rodney Dean, 56, of Hampton, passed away March 11, 2012.

Average gas price drops a cent in Atlanta

The average price of regular retail gasoline has stabilized in the U.S. — for now, said an AAA spokeswoman.

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Riverdale Elementary is home for longtime volunteer

Through the years, the faces of teachers, staff and students have changed continually at Riverdale Elementary School. However, there’s one person who has remained dedicated to the school.

Water customers urged to ‘fix a leak’

Clayton County Water Authority customers are urged to “fix a leak” during an annual national campaign to stop losses through faulty plumbing.

International terminal to open in May

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced a May 16 opening date for the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport on Tuesday.

Clayton State offering free income tax assistance

Accounting students from the College of Business at Clayton State University will offer free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the College of Business Building.

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Clayton deputy in coma after crash with DUI driver

A Clayton County sheriff’s deputy is in stable but critical condition in a drug-induced coma after she was hit on her motorcycle by a drunk driver, said officials.

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Finding art in wood: Airport exhibits the artistry of wood-turning

The world’s busiest airport is currently showcasing an exhibit in two display cases, entitled “Three Pioneers of Contemporary American Woodturning,” and “Woodturning as an Art Form."