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State Elected Officials Want Jobless Insurance Restored Here

    Elected officials from both the Georgia Working Families Legislative Caucus and the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus held a press conference Friday, September 14,  calling on Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler to comply with the United States Department of Labor’s ruling on unemployment benefits by restoring the unemployment benefits for th...

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Students Join 2012 Mentor Walk


Students Join 2012 Mentor Walk

Published: Friday, September 21, 2012 2:02 PM EDT

Carolyn and Andrew Young join young people for the 2012 Mentor Walk, designed to have college students serve as role models for youth. The walk on Sept. 15 on the Agnes Scott College campus included students with their younger peers, parents, guardians, and the rest of the community to inspire the
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City Council Strengthens Law Against Panhandlers

     The Atlanta City Council on Monday, Sept. 17, approved an amendment to the city’s commercial solicitation ordinance to combat aggressive and persistent panhandlers. (Legislative Reference No. 12-O-1004).  The amendment was approved by a vote of 9-5.     The amendment reads: Under the new amended ordinance it shall also be unlawful for any pers...

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NAACP Meets With McNeil, Prison Officials

     After a meeting with John McNeil at the Macon State Prison in Georgia on Monday, Sept. 10,  the NAACP reiterated their demand for justice in his case at a press conference at the State Capitol.  John McNeil was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for defending his family and himself at his own home.     During the visit, the delegation,...

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ACLU Sues GA In KKK Cleanup Fight

     The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Thursday, Sept. 13, against the state of Georgia on behalf of the Ku Klux Klan, saying the state violated the group's right to free speech by denying its application to join a highway cleanup program.     “The fundamental right to free speech is not limited to only those we agree with or groups tha...

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