Leigh Jones

Leigh lives in Houston with her husband and daughter. She is the news editor for The World and Everything in It and reports on education for WORLD Digital.

 Range Fuels pilot plant in Colorado (AP/David Zalubowski)

Fueled again

Politics | Failed alternative energy company auctions off taxpayer-funded facility for just pennies on the dollar
by Leigh Jones
Posted 1/09/12, 08:53 pm

Taxpayers lost money on another failed alternative energy company when an ethanol plant went on the auction block earlier this month, leaving the U.S. government and the state of Georgia holding the bag on $87 million in unpaid loans and wasted grants.

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Photo by Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt University

Campus conformity

Education | Christian university groups hope the Supreme Court will protect them from rules that sabotage their mission
by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/21/11, 05:18 am

Four Christian groups at Vanderbilt University soon could be kicked off campus as school administrators quietly adopt a policy that prohibits student organizations from holding members or leaders to any standard of belief or behavior.

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Fourth graders welcome veterans (Photo by Kellie Bartlett)

Honoring true heroes

Veterans Day | A school near Atlanta recognizes the sacrifices veterans have made for the country
by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/11/11, 12:32 pm

JOHNS CREEK, Ga.-Don Hart had never had anyone ask for his autograph. So on Thursday morning he seemed surprised when three young students with wide eyes and big smiles surrounded him and asked him to sign a small poster bordered with a red, white, and blue banner.

"I don't know why they wanted my autograph," he said with a chuckle. "I'm just a regular veteran."

Hart, 71, might not think of himself as a celebrity, but to the students at Perimeter School, a private Christian school just north of Atlanta, he was something better-a hero.

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