Protecting elders from abuse means paying attention to warning signs

By Clarence Cuthpert, Jr.
June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month, and June 15, 2017 has been labeled World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Because elder abuse occurs in neighborhoods around the world, regardless of race, ethnicity, social or financial status, it is important to know how to identify warning signs, respond, and protect our elders. Elder abuse is an intentional act, or failure to act by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust that causes or creates a risk of harm to someone 65 years or older.

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Why are Wealthy White Communities Forming Their Own School Districts?

By David Love
Educational segregation is not a thing of the past but rather is alive and well more than six decades since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Back then, Jim Crow segregation created separate and unequal education, and dictated that white public schools would receive more resources. Today, race and economics intersect as wealthy white communities are forming their own school districts. As was reported in US News, some states allow communities to break off and form their own districts

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In Loving Memory

Staff Reports

ShaRhonda Renee Burton Darling was born July 3, 1979 to Mildred Bateman Burton and the late Perry Burton Sr. in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia. She was a 1997 graduate of the Sumter County Comprehensive High School. She received her Cosmetology Degree from South Georgia Technical College in 2001 and in 2003 she earned her Medical Assistance Degree. She touched many lives working with various companies which includes nursing assistant at Montezuma Health Care, Magnolia Manor Nursing Home, Americus, Georgia, and Sumter County Regional Hospital. Accepting Christ as her personal Savior, she joined the Greater Cedar Spring Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Bobby L. Robinson

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Atlanta Raises Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour for City Workers

By Marcus Howard
Many city workers in Atlanta will see a minimum-wage increase after the City Council voted on Wednesday, June 21, on an amendment to the new 2018 budget. The move raises the minimum wage from $10.10 to $15 per hour over the next two fiscal years, starting with an increase to $13 per hour in fiscal year 2018, beginning on July 1. The Atlanta City Council


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