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Clayton State students protest National debt with giant debt clock

Clayton State students protest National debt with giant debt clock

MORROW, Ga. -- (submitted by Young Americans for Liberty) Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) at Clayton State University will erect a giant 40-ft. long National Debt Clock in the University Center building’s main street on Monday, March 28th from 10am-5pm to petition local Congressman David Scott to stop the spending.

“Congressman Scott is not taking our government’s $14 trillion debt seriously, which will have grave consequences on our future,” said Joseph Brown, President of Clayton State YAL. “We will be talking to students and asking them to sign our petition to tell David Scott it is time to address the debt.”

This event is part of a nationwide campaign to “Visualize the Debt” with more than 75 Young Americans for Liberty chapters participating nationwide on their campuses during the week of March 28 – April 1.

Victor Hill tries his hand at politics, again

Victor Hill tries his hand at politics, again

RIVERDALE, Ga. –  Victor Hill wants to make a comeback and he’s running for Clayton County Sheriff, again, to do it.  On his website www.reelectvictorhillseriff2012.com , Hill vows to “Put the fear of God back in criminals” while the opener to “Superman Returns” plays in the background.

As of Wednesday, Hill, the former Clayton County sheriff, had submitted a notice of candidacy and as it stands is soliciting donations via his website, to further his campaign efforts. Hill is most recently known for his 2010 bid for the state Senate.

The ousted former sheriff has a section, on his website, called “Fact vs. Fiction”. The section goes in depth about some common beliefs many citizens hold about Hill; it asks questions like, if Victor Hill fired 27 white employees his first day in office or if there were snipers on the roof of the Clayton County jail while fired employees walked to their car.

The City of Riverdale’s Citizen Public Safety Academy, Enrolling Now

The City of Riverdale’s Citizen Public Safety Academy, Enrolling Now

Be sure to enroll in The City of Riverdale’s Citizen Public Safety Academy which will be held from February 24, 2011 – May 5, 2011 on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. This course is being offered by The City of Riverdale’s Public Safety Department.

This program is open to: residents and workers of the City of Riverdale, people in that demographic who are, at least, 18 years old and have no felony convictions. Classes will be taught by Riverdale police officers, fire fighters, supervisors, civilian instructors and command officials.

The city believes that education is a significant factor in gaining understanding and support from the community. The purpose of the Citizen Public Safety Academy is to foster better communication between citizens and the public safety departments through education and citizen feedback.

This course is being held free of charge.

"With a Servant's Heart -- a Day of Service", January 8th

"With a Servant's Heart -- a Day of Service", January 8th

On Saturday, January 8th, Governor-elect Nathan Deal will host his first inaugural event, "With a Servant's Heart -- a Day of Service". On this day of service, volunteers throughout the state will come together to give back to their communities.

 Governor-elect Deal, future first lady Sandra Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Attorney Gen.-elect Sam Olens, state Insurance Commissioner-elect Ralph Hudgens, state School Superintendent-elect John Barge, School Superintendent Brad Bryant, Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) and Congressman Austin Scott (R-Tifton) will be staged at different locations across the Metro-Atlanta area.

The schedule of appearances will go as follows:

9:00 a.m. Secretary of State Brian Kemp: FFA-FFCLA Center at 740 FFA Camp Road in Covington

Mayor Retracts Statements about Disabled Councilmember

Amid the recent controversy over her statements concerning disabled people, Forest Park's Mayor, Corine Deyton, has retracted her statements and now says the comment was inappropriate and insensitive and wasn’t a representation of how she feels.

Previously, the mayor stated that “disabled people shouldn't run for office”, a comment made in relation to a dispute over a $1,900 orthopedic chair requested by disabled councilwoman,  Karen-Brandee Williams,  who complained about the seats in the council chambers.

Councilwoman Karen-Brandee Williams suffers from fribromyalgia, bursitis and vertigo.

The city has refused to spend taxpayer money for the chair, saying that Williams doesn't have such a chair at home and only spends less than 30 minutes sitting at most council meetings. However, Deyton has been overly apologetic and has, also, pointed out that she also has a disability and wants everyone to know her heart is open to everyone.

Women in Power Multicultural Forum, Saturday Oct. 16

This weekend, Atlanta area college students and women from across the state will assemble for “,” a nonpartisan, intergenerational event hosted by SCLC/Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Inc. and the Georgia Coalition of Black Women (GCBW). 

The public is invited to attend on Saturday Oct. 16, 10 -12 noon at the Atlanta Civic Center (395 Piedmont Avenue NE).  

The ballot power of women will be the focus this Saturday’s forum.

Clayton County Gets New Police Chief

Recently, Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted to name Deputy Chief Gregory Porter as the county’s new Police Chief. Porter was officially installed as Clayton County’s new chief during a pinning ceremony, this morning; at 9:00am. Chief Porter was selected over two other finalists, Hogansville Assistant Police Chief John E. Pearson, Sr. and Clayton County Deputy Chief Timothy R. Robinson.