Prayer vigil for Anthony Hill held March 24
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Prayer vigil for Anthony Hill held March 24
GPTC President: New campus coming to Wesley Chapel Road
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GPTC President: New campus coming to Wesley Chapel Road
At the Feb. 19 State of the College address, Georgia Piedmont Technical College President Jabari Simama announced plans for a new campus that will open this summer on Wesley Chapel Road in Decatur. Read more at www.ocgnews.com.
McKinney pushes national coalition to stop police brutality
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McKinney pushes national coalition to stop police brutality
Cynthia McKinney is organizing a national coalition to stop police brutality. The former Georgia Congresswoman said during a Jan. 6 press conference that too many blacks and Latinos are being brutalized or killed by police and she wants to find a way for law enforcement and the community to work...
DeKalb Sheriff Jeff Mann discusses jail recruit's death
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DeKalb Sheriff Jeff Mann discusses jail recruit's death
Ellis supporters protest in DeKalb
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Ellis supporters protest in DeKalb
Supporters of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis held a press conference in front of the DeKalb County courthouse to tell District Attorney Robert James to not go through with re-trying Ellis.
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Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the winners of the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarships. The five winners hail from across the Fourth Congressional Dis

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Gov. Nathan Deal, Sandra Deal kick off reading initiative in Conyers

CONYERS—Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal kicked off the March “Read Across Georgia” initiative today (March 4) with a visit to Pine Street Elementary School in Conyers.
The couple joined Commissioner Bobby Cagle in the Pre-K class at the school to read an original poem, written by Gov. Deal. After the poem, the governor read to the class, “Who I’d Like to Be,” a book written by Georgia author Elizabeth Brown.

“We must increase the percentage of children reading well and independently at grade-level because this lays the groundwork for all of their future academic and career endeavors,” said Mrs. Deal. “This past year, I had the opportunity to visit 100 counties and 170 schools emphasizing to parents, teachers and mentors the importance of being proficient in reading. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish during my Read Across Georgia initiative this year.”

“Read Across Georgia,” is an initiative in support of Gov. Nathan Deal’s goal of increasing the percentage of children reading at grade level by the completion of third grade. The governor has proclaimed March as “Read Across Georgia” month in honor of this initiative. The first lady, alongside state School Superintendant John Barge, will spend the remainder of this month visiting schools across the state, reading to students and emphasizing the necessity of mentorship and the importance of being reading-proficient.

 

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