Category: Op/Ed

October 9, 2020
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5min6820
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 […]

July 7, 2020
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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 […]

July 6, 2020
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4min9091
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 […]

June 30, 2020
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  By Gary W. Washington, Esq.   In Olde Towne Conyers, just off Maine Street, and between Court and Milstead Avenue, rests the Rockdale County Courthouse—the building to which people must come, in hopes of receiving equal justice for all under the law. In front of and high above the Courthouse, hangs the American flag […]

June 30, 2020
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5min7200
Story Updated: Two additional churches joined the decree Due to the recent events in our country, members of Epiphany Lutheran Church, Excel Church, First Shady Grove Baptist Church, Life Church Christian Center, Macedonia Baptist Church, New Covenant Fellowship Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conyers, Georgia area join together […]

June 7, 2020
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        By Tamara Christion-Marable DeKalb County resident   One answer to this question is South DeKalb. With so much overdue focus on police brutality, injustice against black people, and the inequities in our communities, it’s easy for Monica Kaufman and others to suggest that voting is the solution to all these problems. […]


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