Category: Other News

October 12, 2021

    ATLANTA — Online purchase scams now account for more than a third of all scam reports filed with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Four out of five consumers who report such scams lose money, making it the #1 riskiest scam type. BBB is warning consumers ahead of the holiday shopping season to know how scammers deceive consumers, […]

October 7, 2021

DECATUR, GA- DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston announced a conviction by jury trial in the murder case against a Lithonia woman accused of killing her husband.   Jurors returned guilty verdicts on Oct. 2 against 48-year-old Aimee Heyward on charges of Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Cruelty to Children in the First Degree and Possession […]

September 28, 2021

  ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA –The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Activities League (SAL) has received a donation of $1,524, thanks to Kaleb’s Kause of Covington and Shelby’s Helping with Hot Wheels of Conyers. The two nonprofit organizations sponsored the “Hot Rods for Kids” car show, which was hosted on Sept. 25 by Rockdale County Parks and Recreation […]

September 27, 2021

    ATLANTA — Everyone loves a deal – including scammers. Con artists often offer too good to be true discounts in the hope that price-conscious consumers will jump on these “deals” without doing their research. Recently, BBB Scam Tracker has seen numerous reports of scammers impersonating well-known companies and offering discounts, some of which are COVID-19 themed.   How the […]

September 23, 2021

Pictured: Glenda Glover, AKA international president and chief executive officer    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® set a new record and raised more than $2.1 million in one day to benefit the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Alpha Kappa Alpha’s annual HBCU Impact Day on Sept. 20 far exceeded the goal, as the […]

September 20, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) provided the following statement before the House Rules Committee today (Sept. 20) offering an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to reform the Pentagon’s 1033 Program, which sends local law enforcement agencies free military weapons and equipment straight from battlefields aboard to the streets, colleges and […]

September 17, 2021

ATLANTA – Georgia Power’s storm teams, dispatched to help restore power through the Mutual Assistance Network after Hurricane Ida’s devastating landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi, have returned safely to Georgia this week after a 17-day deployment.   “Our teams did incredible work, replacing literally hundreds of broken poles and nearly two-thousand spans of downed wire […]

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