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DEALCHICKEN | Half-price skydiving

DEALCHICKEN | Half-price skydiving

CEDARTOWN, Ga. -- Too scared to skydive? Don't be chicken -- this weekend's DealChicken Atlanta deal will put you in the care of an experienced skydiving instructor, and the dive will cost you much less than usual.

Gadzuk is offering an exclusive only for DealChicken members -- a $269 dive for $129. That's 52 percent off the chance to experience a 14,000-foot drop at 120 mph -- the ultimate extreme sport.

Still nervous? Get all the information you need at Gadzuk's website.

The company is located at 493 Airport Road in Cedartown, near the Polk County Airport.

Learn more about DealChicken and sign up for its "eggcellent" daily dining, services and travel deals at www.dealchicken.com/atlanta-ga.

Atlanta Weather | A Perfect Weekend

Atlanta Weather | A Perfect Weekend

The weekend is finally here and it is going to be a beauty! It seems like it has been one continuous week since we had tornadoes until last Saturday morning... Thankfully we don't have any of that mess in store for us this weekend.

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COBB | School lunch prices to increase in August

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The prices of meals in Cobb County schools will increase next school year in conjunction with a new law that requires cafeterias to offer healthier options.

RELATED | School lunches to have more veggies, whole grains
MORE | Congress pushes back on healthier school lunches

Beginning in August 2012, a student lunch will be 50 cents more, while a student breakfast will increase in price by 25 cents, the Cobb County School District announced Thursday.

Adult staff lunches will be 25 cents more, and adult guest meals will cost $3.25.

The price increase can be attributed to the United States Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which requires schools to serve more whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables, and less sodium.

CUMMING | Assisted suicide would be banned under new law

CUMMING | Assisted suicide would be banned under new law

ATLANTA -- Assisting in another person's suicide would be become a felony crime in Georgia punishable by up to a decade in prison under legislation passed by House lawmakers.

The legislation adopted Monday responds to a state Supreme Court ruling in February that struck down a 1994 law banning people from publicly advertising suicide. It passed by a vote of 124-45.

That ruling meant that four members of the Final Exit Network charged in February 2009 with helping a 58-year-old cancer patient die would not have to stand trial.

Republican Rep. Ed Setzler of Acworth said that as a result of the ruling, Georgia is among a handful of states that have no law banning assisted suicide. He said 39 other states have forbidden the practice.

Gingrich wins Ga., Romney takes 6, Santorum lands 3

ATLANTA -- With a big win in his home state of Georgia, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich picks up at least 23 delegates. The remainder of Georgia's 76 delegates will be divided up under state party rules.

RELATED | See all Super Tuesday results

Shortly after the announcement, Gingrich tweeted, "Thank you Georgia! It is gratifying to win my home state so decisively to launch our March Momentum. #MarchMo #250gas #SuperTuesday"

Top teams remain as the Final Four begins

ATLANTA -- The Milton boys and the McEachern girls remain the top teams in the latest Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.Net Super 25 poll for metro Atlanta, as the state basketball tournament heads for the Final Four.

Defending state champions Columbia and Miller Grove are 2 and 3 this week, with Westlake and Shiloh completing the boys top 5.

In the girls poll, defending state champions Wesleyan and Norcross are 2 and 3, with North Gwinnett and Hillgrove rounding out the top 5.

The Super25 polls for metro Atlanta are computer generated and produced by USA Today exclusively for Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.Net and 11Alive.com.

Clean Commute Week continues today with "GA Walk to School Day"

Clean Commute Week continues today with "GA Walk to School Day"

Atlanta - This week (March 5-9) is officially Clean Commute Week, where the Clean Air Campaign challenges K-12 schools across the state to raise "awareness of clean commute options and to explore ways to reduce the number of idling cars in school zones."  
Monday - Ride the Bus
Tuesday- Bike or ride a scooter
Wednesday- Georgia Walk to School Day
Thursday- Carpool
Friday- Commute using any clean mode

 

The week is designed to provide Georgia schools with a platform to share the benefits of commute alternatives with their school communities and highlight clean transportation, including bus riding, biking, walking, carpooling and no idling.  These options help reduce smog-forming emissions that come from vehicle tailpipes. Schools can choose one or more green travel methods to promote throughout the week.