Category: Op/Ed

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By Lance Hammonds Chair of the Rockbridge Coalition   The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement produces an annual “Report Card” that tracks several factors that impact student achievement in Georgia. The report card is designed to provide information to educators, parents, students, and all stakeholders with valuable information and challenges us to improve education for […]

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By Terri Denison SBA Georgia District Office Director     The U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA) continues to take steps to make the Paycheck Protection Program(PPP) more equitable for small businesses and underserved communities. Since the latest round of funding opened six weeks ago, the program has successfully reached smaller borrowers.   As of Feb. 28, […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 9, 2021

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  New superintendent ‘doesn’t yet know what she’s doing’      By Deborah Jones President, Organization of DeKalb Educators(ODE) The DeKalb County School District is not being honest with the public. In doing so, the superintendent and the board are risking the lives of all DeKalb families. You won’t find newsletters or tweets or videos […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 29, 2020
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  Seven Rockdale County poll workers have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing elections officials to seek a court order consolidating the number of precincts from 16 to 4 to ensure that enough workers are available for the Jan. 5 runoffs. During an emergency virtual meeting today (Dec. 29), Rockdale Elections Director Cynthia Willingham reported the […]

On Common Ground NewsOctober 9, 2020
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By Amos King Recenty, I read an article in On Common Ground News that was written by Georgia Rep. Karen Bennett.  In this article, Rep. Bennett blasts the Jefferson County, Kentucky grand jury concerning the September 23 charges stemming from the death of Breonna Taylor by Louisville law enforcement officers. Pictured: L-R  Retired LTC Amos […]

On Common Ground NewsAugust 24, 2020
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By Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04)   Donald Trump is a corrupt, misogynistic, xenophobic, homophobic, race-baiting narcissist whose incompetence has led to the deaths of almost 180,000 Americans, and whose corruption is almost unfathomable.   This is why he must be voted out of office on November 3rd, and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are poised to […]

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    Ed Williams, Ed.D., chair of Concerned Citizens for Effective Government, has filed a complaint with the Federal Transit Administration against MARTA. Williams, a DeKalb County community activist, said MARTA discriminated against minority and poor residents of DeKalb, Fulton, Clayton, and the City of Atlanta, eliminating 70 bus routes in April without a public […]

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His name is Almond James Turner: lifelong resident of Covington, GA; 1968 graduate of the historic, segregated R.L. Cousins School; husband to his childhood sweetheart (Anita); father of three amazing children who serve Newton County; grandfather to ten beautiful children; 45 years of service with Covington Police; first African American Assistant Chief of Police; and […]


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