Category: Atlanta

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 23, 2021

        ATLANTA – State Rep. Doreen Carter (D-Lithonia) will participate in the Atlanta Food Bank’s virtual “Hunger Walk Run” celebration  and encourages citizens to join her team on Sunday, March 7, 2 p.m. To join Rep. Carter’s walking team and participate in the virtual event, please click here. The registration fee to […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 22, 2021

        ATLANTA – Members of the DeKalb House and Senate Delegation, co-chaired by State Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) and State Senator Emanuel Jones (D-Decatur), will host a “Protect Your Voting Rights” virtual forum on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, 6:30 p.m.   During the virtual forum, members of the delegation will discuss […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 20, 2021

  ATLANTA – Georgia is rolling out a statwide program to assist landlords and tenants who are behind on rent and utility payments due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Brian Kemp announced that the State of Georgia has received more than $552 million in stimulus funds through the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Congress appropriated […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 17, 2021

ATLANTA, GA – As tax season is approaching, a number of Georgians are discovering that they may be the victims of unemployment insurance fraud. Consumers say they received 1099-G forms from the Department of Labor indicating that they owe taxes on unemployment compensation they received in 2020. However, the benefits actually went to identity thieves […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 13, 2021

ATLANTA – State Representative Dar’shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia) will host a virtual discussion on two legislative measures that seek to promote “app fairness” in the marketplace. The virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m. via Zoom. Advanced registration is required. To register for virtual discussion event, please click here. Kendrick will be […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 13, 2021

ATLANTA–Georgia officials announced that more than 1 million Georgians have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. As of Friday, Feb. 12, 1,010,521 Georgians had received at least one dose of vaccine, while 348,561 Georgians have completed the full series of doses, officials said. Georgia has now administered over 75 percent of doses shipped to […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 11, 2021

      ATLANTA– Gov. Brian P. Kemp today( Feb. 11) applauded the news that beginning Feb. 12, CVS Pharmacy will begin vaccination appointments at 12 stores across Georgia. “Public-private partnerships have been critical to our vaccination efforts here in Georgia, helping to ensure long-term care facility residents and staff along with those in our […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 11, 2021

  Join AARP Atlanta and the legendary Freddie Jackson for “Jam Tonight,” a free “couch concert” on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m. Throughout the evening, Jackson will serenade viewers with some of his famous ballads. Viewers also will learn about guarding their hearts and finances.Registration is required for the free virtual eventl at  

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 4, 2021

ATLANTA – State Rep. Doreen Carter (D-Lithonia) is encouraging citizens to “Go Red for Women” by wearing red on Thursday, Feb. 4. “Go Red for Women” Day is celebrated by the American Heart Association (AHA) and is designated to increase women’s awareness and research about cardiovascular health. Carter will host a virtual lunch event to […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 4, 2021

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today warned Georgians that scammers have been trying to exploit the vaccine rollout by calling, texting or emailing consumers asking for payment for the promise of getting the vaccine, scheduling an appointment or getting on the waiting list. “Sadly, during this time of heightened emotions, scammers are once […]

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