Author: On Common Ground News

DECATUR, GA—DeKalb County Government is partnering with local faith leaders to distribute 5,000 boxes of produce and chicken on Saturday, Oct. 8. DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond and the Board of Commissioners are extending a special invitation to DeKalb residents who are hosting Hurricane Ian evacuees. “People of goodwill are encouraged to love our neighbors as ourselves,” CEO Thurmond said. “We are helping those who are helping others.” On Saturday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m., food distributions will be held at the following locations: New Birth Missionary Baptist Church,6400 Woodrow Rd., Stonecrest Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, Clifton Springs Rd. Decatur Shy…

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STONECREST, GA—ON 6th at 6:30 p.m., DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson will host an in-person town hall meeting on Thursday, Oct. 6,6:30 p.m.,  to discuss heavy rail to the City of Stonecrest. “A Candid Conversation About Heavy Rail to Stonecrest” will be held at Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Road, Stonecrest. The town hall meeting will feature DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson, Commissioner Larry Johnson, Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, Stonecrest Mayor Jazzmin Cobble, MARTA Interim CEO Collie Greenwood, and DeKalb County Pastor’s Christian Alliance Chair, Pastor Lee May. The meeting is open to the public. Those who…

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ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Sade Douay, 36, of Norcross, has been charged with insurance fraud and forgery. On Jan. 30,  2021, Douay was the victim of a carjacking incident. She filed a claim with her insurance company for the loss of her vehicle, and a City of Atlanta Police Department (APD) incident report revealed that she only reported her cell phone and purse as lost due to the theft. “Shortly after the incident,  Douay initiated a homeowner’s insurance policy for her apartment,” said Commissioner King. “She then filed a claim nearing $23,000…

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GWINNETT COUNTY, GA—You may qualify for a $30 monthly discount on your home or mobile internet service through the Federal Communications Commission Affordable Connectivity Program. Gwinnett County is encouraging eligible residents to claim this new benefit and start saving on internet service. Visit FCC.gov/ACP or call 877.384.2575 to learn about eligibility and apply. Then, contact a participating broadband provider to start receiving your monthly discount.

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ATLANTA — Mayor Andre Dickens renewed his Executive Order to temporarily halt any redevelopment of the 25-acre Atlanta Medical Center site, a necessary step as the Atlanta City Council considers an ordinance to ratify the moratorium. Atlanta City Councilmember Marci Collier Overstreet introduced the ordinance which earned the support of 11 additional councilmembers upon introduction. “I appreciate the Atlanta City Council’s full partnership in ensuring that the future of the Atlanta Medical Center property is in line with the needs and vision for the Old Fourth Ward community,” Mayor Dickens said. “This moratorium provides the time and space necessary to work with…

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PINELAKE, GA—Pine LakeFest, now in its 20th year, returns to the shores of beautiful Pine Lake in DeKalb County’s smallest city on Oct. 15 and 16. Pine Lake will transform its lakefront into a marketplace featuring handmade work by local artists and crafters, street performers, food trucks and festival treats. There will be live music both days, family games and contests on the beach with prizes, a Kids’ Carnival, a Pet Parade, and LakeFest’s signature wild water parade—Floatzilla. The marketplace will showcase artist vendors from Atlanta, Brookhaven, Decatur, Pine Lake, Stone Mountain and other cities in Georgia, including painters, potters,…

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DECATUR, GA – Fisher Trail NE, between Imperial Drive NE and Eldorado Drive NE, will be closed to through-traffic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, to facilitate repair on a sanitary sewer line in front of 2102 Fisher Trail NE. Road closure and detour signs will be placed in the area during the road closure period advising motorists of construction work in the area and of local traffic restrictions. Questions regarding this road closure should be addressed to Gabe Cummings, project manager, SAK Construction, LLC at 615-852-0988.

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA– DeKalb County’s Hamilton Recreation Center will host a Parents Night Out and Skate Night program on Friday, Oct. 14, 6 to 11:30  p.m., at  3263 Chapel Street, Scottdale. The Parents Night Out program offers a safe, fun environment for children to spend an evening while parents enjoy a little time to themselves. Youths ages 5-13 are welcome to participate. Registration is $10 per child and will include games, team building activities, sports, arts and crafts, movies, food, skating and more. Patrons must bring their own skates, scooters and hoover boards. To access online registration, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/parks and click the “Register…

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DECATUR, GA– The DeKalb-Peachtree Airport Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 10, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom at https://dekalbcountyga.zoom.us/j/84958022051.  The meeting can be joined by phone at 602-333-0032 or 1-888-270-9936 and using the conference code 482992. The meeting agenda follows: APPROVAL OF September12, 2022, MINUTES INFORMATION/OLD BUSINESS DIRECTOR’S REPORT – Mario Evans O   Airport Master Plan Update –  www.pdkmasterplan.com NOISE REPORT – Korey Barnes o   September 2022 Noise and Operations Report OTHER III.        NEW BUSINESS PUBLIC COMMENTS

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