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...
Atlanta Streetcar turns page in city’s history
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Atlanta Streetcar turns page in city’s history
ATLANTA—The long-awaited Atlanta Streetcar made its inaugural run through downtown on Dec. 30, turning a page in the city’s history. Read More: http://ocgnews.com/index.php/local-news/3540-atlanta-streetcar-turns-page-in-city-s-history
DeKalb authorities identify murder suspect in bus stop shooting
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DeKalb authorities identify murder suspect in bus stop shooting
DeKalb County authorities have identified Christopher Merritt, 18, of Lithonia as the suspect in the shooting death and robbery of 19-year-old Marcaysia Dawkins. Read More: http://www.ocgnews.com/index.php/local-news/3460-dekalb-authorities-identify-murder-suspect-in-bus-stop-shooting
Fighting crime goes high tech: DeKalb police partner with virtual Neighborhood Watch initiative
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Fighting crime goes high tech: DeKalb police partner with virtual Neighborhood Watch initiative
Local neighborhood watch efforts are getting a virtual boost, thanks to a new partnership between the DeKalb County Police Department and Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), a private virtual network for neighborhoods. Read more at:...
Volunteers express the joys of helping RCCA
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Volunteers express the joys of helping RCCA
Volunteers at the Resource Center for Community Action in Conyers.
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Holiday Scenes

The holiday season is here. OCG photographer and reporter Joshua Smith snapped these Christmas scenes showing off holiday spirit wherever he went around Metro Atlanta and afar—including a ride through the snow in Cleveland, Ohio, where he celebrated Thanksgiving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown Stone Mountain is ready to ring in the holidays with its giant bell and picture window shops in the downtown area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Conyers, kids enjoyed the Secret Santa Shop set up just for them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Downtown Atlanta families ice skated and enjoyed Christmas festivities in Centennial Olympic Park.

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