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July 16, 2020

Pictured L-R: DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson and DeKalb NAACP President Teresa Hardy   The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution on July 14 declaring racism a public health crisis. The resolution, sponsored by District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson, received the full support of the seven-member board. “This is a victory towards […]

July 16, 2020

    Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary released a letter to citizens today, July 16, explaining why he lifted the stop-work order this week issued to the  Metro Green recycling plant, a project that community residents say is unwanted and will bring pollution, noise and destroy their property values. Metro Green is building a recycling plant […]

July 16, 2020

  As states across the nation continue to register record-breaking positive Covid-19 cases, MAJL Laboratories, in partnership with New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, will host a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site on Saturday, July 18. The testing, which begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m., will take place on New Birth’s campus located […]

July 16, 2020

  Pictured L-R: New Jersey Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels and Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson     World-renowned motivational speaker Les Brown will be a guest on virtual chess program July 22 New Jersey Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels will join Atlanta’s master motivator Orrin “Checkmate” to inspire students to make smart moves and to think about […]

July 16, 2020

  Campaign includes free food boxes, masks, sanitizer distribution, COVID-19 testing sites This weekend, DeKalb County is continuing its efforts to “Stop the Spread” of COVID-19 with several community-based initiatives designed to mitigate the health and economic impacts of the pandemic. “Stopping the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus is our top priority,” DeKalb County […]

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June 17, 2016

A group of Tucker Middle School students is going to San Diego. After a weeklong push to raise $5,000, the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) student organization was able to meet its goal to travel to California to compete in the national convention in July. “We are overjoyed that we made our match challenge […]

June 16, 2016

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) will host its final two open house events that are designed to introduce prospective students to exciting, new courses and industry-leading programs currently being offered by the college.  The final two events are scheduled Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The two locations are: DeKalb Campus, 495 North Indian […]

June 15, 2016

Today is the last day for Tucker Middle School students in the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club to raise the funds necessary to compete in finals this July in San Diego, California. They are $25 short of their $5,000 goal.  Just a few days after On Common Ground News’ coverage of the kids’ […]


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Oahu: Field of flowers

Luna Brown, 5, enjoys picking plumerias, the flowers most commonly used to make leis, outside a local library in Waimanalo, Hawaii. She and her mother, Mackenzie Morgan, who is a certified meditation and yoga instructor based in East Metro Atlanta, recently spent some time on the island of Oahu exploring and recharging. Their two-month learning […]
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