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ATLANTA—On Thursday, April 8, Gov. Brian Kemp’s Executive Order became effective, rolling back the remaining COVID-19 restrictions on Georgia’s economy. The Governor’s Executive Orders are available to read here.  More details on the Executive Order is below: Executive Order ▪ Will become effective April 8 through April 30, 2021 ▪ Eliminates the Gatherings ban ▪ Eliminates Shelter-in-Place […]


Rep. Hank Johnson announced today(April 15) that FEMA is accepting applications for funeral assistance for Georgians who have lost loved ones to COVID-19. Johnson, who represents Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District,  helped pass the funeral assistance program as part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and held a virtual teach in on April 7 to educate constituents on this […]


      Additional parking areas designated    STONECREST, GA– The Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance, in partnership with DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs, urges bicyclists to park at some of the less-crowded trailheads in the National Heritage Area for the best biking experience. With springtime bringing bicyclists and hikers to enjoy the […]


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) met with President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, along with the leadership team of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), to discuss CBC priorities in vaccines, the budget, infrastructure spending, health disparities, voting rights, police violence and a host of other critical issues. White House […]


  GWINNETT COUNTY—The Moonbeam Capital Investments Group of Companies and the Urban Redevelopment Agency(URA) of Gwinnett County has announced the URA’s $23 million purchase of 39 acres at Gwinnett Place Mall.   Officials said the property, which is easily accessible from I-85 and centrally located within the county, will help amplify future expansion and planning […]


The program funds quick-action projects; Application deadline is April 14   ATLANTA—AARP Georgia invites community organizations and local governments across the state to apply for the 2021 Community Challenge grant program, now through April 14. Grants fund quick-action projects that can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand or tens […]


DECATUR, GA—DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs and the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance encourage visitors to enjoy the springtime at the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve and to park in additional designated areas.   When visiting the Davidson- Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, located 3787 Klondike Rd, Stonecrest, patrons are encouraged to “Leave No Trace” […]


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 […]

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