President Barack Obama today announced his strong endorsement of Congressman Hank Johnson for the Fourth District (GA-04).
"Congressman Johnson has done an outstanding job," said President Obama. "Together, we are fighting to restore middle class security and expand opportunity for all Americans. I've worked with Congressman Johnson as we've
extended the security of health care to millions and pulled our economy back from the brink of collapse while protecting consumers and passing historic Wall Street reform. I am proud to stand with Hank and support his
With Georgia and the Fourth Congressional District still facing higher unemployment rates than the rest of the nation, Johnson is focusing his campaign on the economic issues facing the families of the Fourth District.
The endorsement is a clear signal that the President values his partnership in the fight to create jobs and increase economic security for middle class Americans.
"I am honored by President Obama's endorsement," Johnson said. "My top priority in Congress is creating jobs in the Fourth District and working with the President to continue to grow our economy."
"We need Congressman Johnson's dedicated efforts back in Congress to continue working with me to bring good, secure middle-class jobs to...
Over 300 people attended the grand opening of Congressman Hank Johnson's
re-election campaign office in Lithonia on Feb. 22.
Johnson, who has represented the Fourth District since 2007,greeted supporters flanked by his wife, Mereda Davis Johnson, his children, Congressman John Lewis, Pastor Jasper Williams Jr., original Freedom Rider Hank Thomas, union representatives, and a host of local community leaders from across the District.
"We need someone who will vote for the people," said Rep. John Lewis. "He's the only one who I can count on to vote with me on just about every issue. This young man believes in saving and protecting our environment that we
have a right to know what is in our food, what is in the water we drink and the air we breathe. Don¹t be fooled go out and tell everyone we need to support Hank Johnson."
"I am proud of my strong record in Congress and look forward to meeting new voters and constituents and continuing to work for the people of Georgia's Fourth Congressional District," Johnson said.
Johnson is running for a fifth term representing Georgia's Fourth Congressional District in the United States Congress.
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Tears of joy filled the room as Rockdale County Extension Coordinator Jule-Lynne Macie thanked members of the community and government officials for coming out to wish her well in her new position as the Agriculture and Natural Resource Program Development Coordinator for the Georgia Extension Office’s Northwest District. The goodbyes for Macie last week wasn’t her last time in Rockdale, however.
Macie will temporarily wear two hats. In addition to her new duties in the state Extension Office’s Northwest District in Griffin, Macie will continue as Rockdale’s Extension coordinator, working in the county office one day a week until a replacement can be found.
“When I first started, I didn’t even know what Extension really was. I’ve met some great friends a long the way and I am really humbled by everyone coming out,” said a Macie, while fighting back tears at her send-off last week. “I’ll still be around. I will keep my house here in Rockdale. What I will miss most about this job is the teaching aspect.”
With 26 years of service in Rockdale, Macie has coached several State Champion Youth “Envirothon” teams and led them to national finals through the years, received national awards for her 4-H...
The City of Conyers and Crime Stoppers are now offering up to a $7,000 reward for any information that leads to the indictment of the armed robbery suspects who targeted Omnicare on Jan. 20, 2014.
In the early morning hours of January 20, two suspects armed with a handgun entered the business and tied up two employees with duct tape at gun point. One of the suspects then forced a third employee into a rear room where they collected a large amount of prescription drugs. This suspect then bound the third employee with duct tape and fled the scene in one of the victim's vehicles. The vehicle was recovered a short time later by DeKalb Police Department off of Turner Hill Road in Lithonia.
Police Chief Gene Wilson pushed for the increased reward commitment by the City of Conyers to supplement Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta's existing reward.
"We hope that offering this reward will encourage folks with any information to come forward and get these dangerous criminals and prescription drugs off the streets," Chief Wilson said.
Tipsters can choose to remain anonymous and are asked to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta with any information.
Call: 404-577-TIPS (8477)
Text: CSA + your tip to CRIMES (274637)
The City of College Park has been selected by Google to introduce fiber to the home, the ultra-high speed broadband network called Google Fiber, currently being installed in select cities across America.
"We welcome the arrival of Google Fiber to the College Park community," said College Park Mayor Jack P. Longino. "I believe our progressive approach makes us a good match."
Google Fiber is an internet and TV service, with speeds averaging one gigabit per second for both download and upload, which is roughly 100 times faster access than what most residential users are accustomed to. Google Fiber says its service allows for the download of a full movie in less than two minutes.
"This is huge," said Ambrose Clay, College Park's Ward I Councilman. "It will put the City of College Park on the cutting edge of technology." said Clay, an MIT graduate who has a technology background.
He said that high-speed fiber communication "is critical in the quest to stream educational material, video and large files to the home user."
Google Fiber will be a boom to the home office.
"People who work from home have a strong need to communicate, to...
The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help in locating a suspect who burglarized a Dollar General store at 1457 Highway 138 in
Sheriff's investigators say the suspect is a black male or female who was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt underneath a black jacket, dark jeans, black and white shoes, a surgical mask and latex gloves.
The suspect broke the glass front of the store with a rock and then used a metal baton to break the glass cabinets containing cigarettes and then
loaded multiple Newport cigarette cartons into a duffle bag. The suspect left the store on foot. The burglary occurred on Saturday, March 8, around 3:30 a.m.
ATLANTA--Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) joined U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius and other leaders to highlight local efforts aimed at educating and enrolling consumers in affordable health coverage in Atlanta.
The deadline to enroll and receive coverage this year is March 31. The next enrollment period is November, 2014 for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2015.
"With 21 days of open enrollment left, my top priority is reaching every American who needs access to quality, affordable insurance to help them understand how to sign up," said Johnson, who also was joined at today's news conference by Chairman of the Fulton County Commission John Eaves and President and CEO of the Center for Black Women¹s Wellness Jemea Dorsey.
"In my district alone, more than 165,000 people lack health insurance, but today because of the ACA they have a chance to access quality, affordable coverage without fear of discrimination or higher rates because of a preexisting health condition. They also now have the freedom to switch employers or start their own businesses without losing healthcare coverage."
Sebelius thanked Johnson for doing his part to get the word out
"I want to thank Congressman Johnson for helping spread the word...