Clarkston recently broke ground on a new facility for its public works department.
The 2,500-square-foot building on Montreal Creek Court will include office space and a conference/training room as well as open bays to repair equipment and a barn to house sand, gravel and other materials.
The city is using a $335,000 loan from the Georgia Municipal Association for the building. It will repay the debt over five years, at 3 percent interest.
Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, an ardent opponent of the Affordable Care Act, recently likened people with pre-existing medical conditions to wrecked cars and appeared to suggest that the sick are at fault for their illnesses just as drivers are at fault for their accidents.