June 13, 2021 On Common Ground News

United Airlines is offering vaccinated customers chance to win free flights for one year

United Airlines is offering its loyalty program members the chance to win free flights for a year’s worth of travel, in support of President Biden administration’s national effort to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccination. The deadline to apply for the “Your Shot to Fly” sweepstakes is June 22. The sweepstakes is open […]
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Universal Studios to open new “DreamWorks” interactive character experience

Photo provided by Universal Studios   ORLANDO, FL—Families can get set to enjoy a new feature at Universal Studios Florida beginning this spring. Universal Studios Florida announced today (May 18) that it will soon open an interactive character experience called DreamWorks, where guests can meet, greet and dance along with their favorite DreamWorks characters from […]
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37 million expected to travel Memorial Day weekend, 1 million of them Georgians

ATLANTA—AAA expects a significant rebound in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend. More than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more between May 27 and May 31. That’s a 60% increase from last year, when only 23 million traveled, the lowest on record since AAA began […]
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April 15, 2021 On Common Ground News

Pensacola launches web site encouraging visitors to explore wildlife, natural wonders along beach trail

                          PENSACOLA, FL— Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA), the governing body for Pensacola Beach, recently launched a new, content-rich website showcasing the many unique creatures and features of the barrier island. Pensacola Beach has long been a favorite spot for vacationers who are drawn […]
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March 15, 2021 On Common Ground News

Gaylord Palms Resort kicks off Spring season

Guests can enjoy family-friendly activities, water park thrills, Easter fun and more         KISSIMMEE, FL–Guests can officially Spring It On at Gaylord Palms, with the all-new “Once Upon a Spring” programming, family-friendly activities, Easter events, water park thrills, rejuvenating spa treatments and more. Guests can enjoy the perfect springtime retreat—from  seasonal décor and hundreds of vibrant […]
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June 22, 2021 On Common Ground News

16-year-old swimmer’s body recovered from Yellow River in Rockdale County

    ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA–First responders have recovered the body of a 16-year-old male from the Yellow River in Rockdale County, Rockdale Fire Rescue said today. The body was found around 2:45 p.m.  after a team of authorities had searched for several hours. The search began on Monday, June 21, around 7 p.m.  after Rockdale […]
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June 22, 2021 On Common Ground News

Georgia Gov. Kemp issues final executive order extending public health state of emergency

    ATLANTA –Gov. Brian Kemp has signed an executive order, extending the public health state of emergency due to COVID-19. The governor’s office said the new order, set to expire on July 1 at midnight, will be the last time the state of emergency will be extended. “With the executive order I signed today, […]
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June 22, 2021 On Common Ground News

DeKalb, South Georgia farmers, faith leaders partner to distribute 2,500 boxes of produce

                  DeKalb County Government is partnering with South Georgia farmers and county faith leaders to provide 2,500 boxes of Georgia-grown fruit and vegetables to residents on   Saturday, June 26, and Monday, June 28. “This farm-to-table initiative continues our efforts to alleviate food insecurity for our residents hardest […]
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June 22, 2021 On Common Ground News

16-year-old swimmer’s body recovered from Yellow River in Rockdale County

    ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA–First responders have recovered the body of a 16-year-old male from the Yellow River in Rockdale County, Rockdale Fire Rescue said today. The body was found around 2:45 p.m.  after a team of authorities had searched for several hours. The search began on Monday, June 21, around 7 p.m.  after Rockdale […]
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June 22, 2021 On Common Ground News

Hops at the DeKalb History Center presents Ronald R. Huffman, landscape architect, historian, author

      DECATUR, GA—The next Hops at the History Center program is scheduled for Monday, July 12, 6 to 7 p.m.pm. Author Ronald R. Huffman will be discussing his latest book, A Scenic Georgia Sketchbook, Landmarks & Wonders from the Back Roads. In the book, he provides a look at Georgia’s architectural treasures through the lens […]
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June 22, 2021 On Common Ground News

Decatur Architectural Walking Tours offer look at city’s gems

  DECATUR —Take  a tour and explore the floor plans, house types, and dynamic architectural styles of some of Decatur’s historic gems, spanning 1830 to 1965. The tour is outdoors with a total walking distance of about one mile, and lasts about an hour and a half. Tour Dates and Times: Tuesday, July 20 9:00 […]
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