Category: Op/Ed

July 27, 2021

By Rosalyn Ridgeway Chair, Rockdale County Democrats Rockdale County Democrats would like to commend our 4th District Congressional Representative, Hank Johnson, for getting into “GoodTrouble” this past week to defend our free, fair, equal and easy access to the ballot box.  Johnson joined eight others for the Black Votes Matter peaceful protest in Washington, D.C.  […]

June 3, 2021

 “Stonecrest’s woes are simply bumps in the road… It will survive.”   By Kathryn Rice, Ph.D. The Rice Report   Stonecrest’s woes have come to light. Several have taken the opportunity to jeer at the concept of forming a city and say, “See, we told you that forming a city was not a good idea.” […]

April 5, 2021

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 […]

March 3, 2021

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, […]

February 9, 2021

  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 […]

December 29, 2020

  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 […]

October 9, 2020

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 […]

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