Georgia Power invites visitors to again explore its parks and lakes

ATLANTA – Did you know that Georgia Power owns several recreational lakes for the public to enjoy fishing, swimming, hiking and camping? As many Georgians plan summer vacations across the state, Georgia Power is reminding visitors of the recreational opportunities the company offers across the state right near home. As part of the company’s commitment to conservation […]
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June 24, 2021 On Common Ground News

BBB alert: Beware of hotel scams

      ATLANTA–Are you planning to stay in a hotel soon? Keep your personal information protected since tourist and business travelers are often considered the easiest targets. Hotels provide scammers an easy path towards their goal of trying to separate a traveler from their cash. Here are five common hotel scams to be aware […]
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June 13, 2021 On Common Ground News

United Airlines is offering vaccinated customers chance to win free flights for one year

United Airlines is offering its loyalty program members the chance to win free flights for a year’s worth of travel, in support of President Biden administration’s national effort to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccination. The deadline to apply for the “Your Shot to Fly” sweepstakes is June 22. The sweepstakes is open […]
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Universal Studios to open new “DreamWorks” interactive character experience

Photo provided by Universal Studios   ORLANDO, FL—Families can get set to enjoy a new feature at Universal Studios Florida beginning this spring. Universal Studios Florida announced today (May 18) that it will soon open an interactive character experience called DreamWorks, where guests can meet, greet and dance along with their favorite DreamWorks characters from […]
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37 million expected to travel Memorial Day weekend, 1 million of them Georgians

ATLANTA—AAA expects a significant rebound in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend. More than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more between May 27 and May 31. That’s a 60% increase from last year, when only 23 million traveled, the lowest on record since AAA began […]
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  • h5>DeKalb Police seek three suspects in shooting death of Ian Garvey, 39DECATUR—The DeKalb County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating three men wanted in connection with the homicide of Ian Garvey, 39.
July 27, 2021Local NewsHealth

          DECATUR, GA—DeKalb County Government is giving away $50 prepaid debit cards as incentives for the first 100 people receiving COVID-19 vaccinations on Saturday, July 31. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., DeKalb County Board of Health, MedCura Health and DeKalb County Fire Rescue will administer voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations to residents […]

                ATLANTA—Civil rights activist Ina Claire Evans was laid to rest on Wednesday, July 7. She transitioned peacefully on June 30. She was 86. Mrs. Evans served as a member of the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education for 14 years and will be remembered not only as […]

The Georgia House of Representatives has approved SB 21, restricting powers of the mayor and providing more power and authority to the five members of the city council.  The legislation, sponsored by State Sen. Emanuel Jones, is now headed to the Governor for his signature. The new legislation will it becomes effective on July 1. […]

    LAWRENCEVILLE, GA– When a young Chris Minor played football at Cemetery Field, he did not know he would one day oversee the organization that operates that very park. For the first time in history, Minor — an African American — has been named as the new director of the Gwinnett County Parks and […]

August 2, 2021 On Common Ground News

Vernon Jones speaks out at protest, condemns Gwinnett County’s new mask mandate for students

SUWANEE, GA – Republican Gubernatorial candidate Vernon Jones joined Gwinnett County parents on Juju 30 to protest the Gwinnett County’s Public Schools’ decision to re-impose its mask mandate as students return to classes this week. The requirement has caused an outcry from parents who initially were told by school officials that masks would be optional.     […]
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August 2, 2021 On Common Ground News

Lawrenceville resident indicted in online romance scam of elderly California resident

      ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr has announced the indictment of Borin Khoun on four counts of Theft by Taking in Gwinnett County Superior Court. “In this case, our office is alleging that Borin Khoun of Lawrenceville, Georgia, stole over $50,000 from a senior citizen who lived in California by participating […]
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August 2, 2021 On Common Ground News

DeKalb County Judge Asha Jackson issues emergency 60-day moratorium on evictions

CEO Thurmond proposes larger payments to landlords   DECATUR, GA—DeKalb County Superior Court Chief Judge Asha Jackson signed an emergency judicial order on July 30, extending a countywide moratorium on evictions for 60 days. The order came just ahead of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) moratorium on evictions that set to expire on Aug. […]
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August 2, 2021 On Common Ground News

Georgia Gov. Kemp announces $47 million available for Education Relief Fund

Applications from local educational entities accepted Aug. 1-31   Atlanta, GA –Gov. Brian P. Kemp has announced the availability of $47 million in Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER), beginning August 1. The Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) will distribute these resources through an application process. The purpose of the GEER II Fund is to provide […]
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December 22, 2020Restaurants

    STONECREST, GA—The City of Stonecrest will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on Wednesday (Dec. 23,) for the grand opening of Belinda’s Southern Cuisine. Owner Belinda Hull has opened the restaurant in the former Buffalo Wild Wings, 7322 Stonecrest Concourse, outside the Mall at Stonecrest. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and […]

ATLANTA – Did you know that Georgia Power owns several recreational lakes for the public to enjoy fishing, swimming, hiking and camping? As many Georgians plan summer vacations across the state, Georgia Power is reminding visitors of the recreational opportunities the company offers across the state right near home. As part of the company’s commitment to conservation […]

July 29, 2021Explore

Participants enjoy a South River paddle from earlier this year. Photo by Andrew Kraft          ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA– On Aug.14, join the South River Watershed Alliance for a scenic excursion down the South River, from Lorraine Park and Trailhead in Stockbridge to Oglesby Bridge Road in Conyers. “River recreation is powerful. It increases respect […]

January 10, 2021Farmers MarketsLife

DeKalb County Cooperative Extension is calling for applications for Fresh on DeK, the DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market, stops for 2021. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. Launched in May 2015, Fresh on DeK has raised awareness about the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption for healthy living by providing fresh, affordable produce […]

      ATLANTA—The Fulton County Library System has announced the reopening of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History along with 32 branch libraries Library on May 4. The phased reopening plan calls for limited in-branch services such as browsing shelves, printing and computer use, twice per week, allowing for […]

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