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DECATUR, GA—The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) DeKalb County Branch announces the names of its newly-elected officers for the 2021-2022 Youth Council. The new youth officers are: Deymon Fleming, Jr., president; Khaliyah Reynolds, 1st vice president; Mekeala Watkins, 2nd vice president; Chastity Singleton, 3rd vice president; Trinyty Turner, secretary; Evelyn Raphael, […]


ATLANTA – More than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered at Community Vaccination Centers in Southeastern states since the first site opened March 3, FEMA officials said in a news release today(May 11). The centers, operated by the states and supported by FEMA, were established to provide large-scale vaccination capabilities in areas serving […]


LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – District Attorney Patsy Austin-Gatson is inviting Gwinnett County residents to attend a town hall where she will engage her constituents on her first 100 days in office, highlighting services and programs including a new Pre-Trial Intervention and Diversion program, Conviction Integrity Unit and expanded victim services. The town hall event will take […]


WASHINGTON, D.C. —As the 60th anniversary of the first Freedom Rides was observed on Tuesday (May 6), Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, reminded his colleagues that he has a resolution calling on Congress to award the Freedom Riders the Congressional Gold Medal. More than […]


ATLANTA – In recognition of Older Americans Month, Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging older consumers to protect themselves from fraudsters by becoming familiar with common scams and scam tactics. “We are proud to celebrate Older Americans Month and pay tribute to the achievements, sacrifices and innovations of our older Georgians,” said Attorney General Chris […]


Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the winners of his 2021 Congressional Arts Competition and awarded four college scholarships worth a total of $35,000 on April 24 in a virtual ceremony. In this year’s competition, there were more than 36 entries from nine high schools in DeKalb, Rockdale, Newton and Gwinnett counties. The Grand Prize Winner […]

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