Category: Atlanta


      ATLANTA— Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms authorized the installation of 25 miles per hour (mph) speed limit signs throughout Atlanta. Administered by the Atlanta Department of Transportation (ATLDOT), this initiative to reduce vehicular speeds is part of a citywide commitment made in 2020 to adopt and implement “Vision Zero” to safeguard the streets of Atlanta. “Vision Zero” is a systems-based approach to […]


The City of Atlanta announced the opening of an emergency warming center in anticipation of frigid temperatures. The center will open Thursday, April 1, 11p.m. and will remain open through Friday, April 2, at 10 a.m. The warming center is located at the former Ramada Hotel, 450 Capitol Avenue S.E., Atlanta. Those in need of additional assistance […]


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. […]


ATLANTA—Over 3 million vaccines have been administered in Georgia, about 82 % of the doses allocated to the state, according to the state’s  Department of Public Health vaccine dashboard.  The 3 million vaccines include 1 million Georgians over the age of 65, about 72% of Georgia’s senior population. As of today, Georgia administered 1 million doses in […]


ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr announced that Georgia, as part of a coalition of 41 Attorneys General, has settled with Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau d/b/a American Medical Collection Agency (“AMCA”) resolving a multi-state investigation into the 2019 data breach that exposed the personal information of over 7 million individuals, including 306,826 Georgia residents. According to the […]


ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has released the application for new and returning providers of Georgia’s Pre-K Program for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications to provide Georgia’s Pre-K Program for the next school year must be received by DECAL by Friday, March 19, 5 p.m. EDT.   Georgia’s Pre-K […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 25, 2021

ATLANTA – Instacart, the North American leader in online grocery delivery, and Food Lion are partnering to provide greater access to low-income families. The Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamp) recipients will now be able to use their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to buy groceries […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 23, 2021

ATLANTA– With so many people relying on the internet for teleworking and online learning, scammers are doubling down on tech support scams in an effort to steal people’s personal and financial information. Scammers may call their victims posing as a representative from Microsoft, Dell or other tech support. In another version of the scam, victims […]

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