DeKalb Sheriff Jeff Mann's Victory
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DeKalb Sheriff Jeff Mann's Victory
A victory party for DeKalb County's newly-elected sheriff, Jeff Mann, was held on July 22 at Marlow's Tavern in Tucker.
Highlights from the FGBCF #3F Conference
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Highlights from the FGBCF #3F Conference
These are just a few highlights from the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, International's #3F "Faith, Family and Freedom" Conference in Atlanta at Centennial Park.
Fights break out at V103 Car and Bike Show
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Fights break out at V103 Car and Bike Show
Towards the conclusion of the annual V103 Car and Bike show, 10 were injured as thousands of attendees stampeded out of Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center in the midst of random fights. Video provided by an On Common Ground News reader.
Parrot fun in Stone Mountain
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Parrot fun in Stone Mountain
Parrot expert Brenda McAdams Bean brought a rainbow of beautiful birds to meet and greet children and families in Stone Mountain.
Elvera Winston on the importance voting
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Elvera Winston on the importance voting
Senior citizen Elvera Winston stresses the importance of voting and tells On Common Ground News why she votes early.
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Don't lose your home to foreclosure!

Congressman Hank Johnson will host an event to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure.

The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 8,10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Salem Bible Church,  5460 Hillandale Drive, Lithonia.

Johnson is hosting the free event with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ HomeSafe Georgia program and the D&E Group, which are certified housing counselors.

The event marks the second one Johnson has held this year to address the foreclosure crisis.

Johnson held a similar event on April 28 in which hundreds of homeowners were helped.

HomeSafe is designed to provide temporary assistance to Georgia homeowners who have suffered a substantial income loss due to involuntary unemployment or underemployment and who are able and willing to work.

The event will also provide opportunities for homeowners to meet with counselors to see if they are eligible for a loan modification.

To pre-qualify and to register, participants can call D&E at 770-961-6900 or visit their Web site at depower.org.

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