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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced today that he tested positive for COVID-19.

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January 20, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced today that he tested positive for COVID-19. He is experiencing mild symptoms of a head cold with cough, chills and congestion. He is comfortable, self-isolating, following the Office of Attending Physician’s directions and in the process of contact tracing. The Congressman felt symptomatic and took a rapid […]

January 20, 2022

The Rockdale Board of Elections invites the public to attend its regular meeting upcoming meeting, which will be held in -person and virtually:   WHEN:           Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 TIME:              3:30 p.m. WHERE:         BOARD OF ELECTIONS NEW LOCATION, 1115 West Ave. S.W., Conyers, 30012, 770-278-7333                     VIRTUAL:     Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 704 […]

January 20, 2022

    A rigorous review of operations at the DeKalb County Jail by the National Commission on Correctional Health (NCCHC) has resulted in continued accreditation of the facility at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. NCCHC is the private, nongovernmental association that grants public recognition to detention and correctional institutions that meet its nationally accepted standards. […]

January 18, 2022

  DECATUR, GA – Soul Food is perhaps the most misunderstood cuisine in American culinary history. For a long time, African Americans called chitlins, collards, and hog maws survival food. Join the DeKalb History Center as it presents it kicks of its 2022 Black History Month celebration with Adrian Miller, James Beard Award Winner. Chef […]

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January 16, 2022

  Vickie B. Turner was re-elected for a second term as chair of the DeKalb County School Board and Diijon DaCosta was re-elected vice chair for the second consecutive year. The board unanimously returned both, Turner and DaCosta, to leadership roles on Jan. 10 after Turner and DaCosta nominated one another. The terms are for […]

January 13, 2022

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $5 million in grants to develop a diverse talent pool of aviation maintenance technicians. The Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grants were awarded to organizations that will teach technical skills and prepare participants to pursue aviation maintenance careers. “A career as […]

January 10, 2022

    CONYERS, GA– The graduation rate for Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) students involved in Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs increased to an all-time high of 98.23% for 2021, rising above the state-wide rate which held steady at 97%. The rate applies to students who complete a Career Pathway. RCPS Superintendent Terry Oatts […]


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  ATLANTA— Chase Davis, chef/owner of metro Atlanta’s King Kabob food truck, is vying to win big on the Food Network star Guy Fieri’s new competition reality show, “Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime.” Fieri is expanding his successful restaurant empire and is searching for one talented food entrepreneur to run their own Chicken Guy! Franchise. The […]

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