April 15, 2021 On Common Ground News

Conyers sets Taste of Spring and Car Show May 1

  CONYERS, GA—The Taste of Spring Festival and Conyers Car Show will be held in Olde Town Conyers on Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 60 arts and crafts exhibitors and food vendors will line the streets of the historic district while the Conyers Car Show, sponsored by Redline Event Productions, […]
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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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March 12, 2021 On Common Ground News

Georgia AG Carr: How to avoid summer vacation rental scams

ATLANTA – Many Georgians are starting to think about summer travel plans. While some will opt for traditional hotel stays, many will look online in hopes of finding less expensive or more unique accommodations. Unfortunately, ads for online vacation rentals are not always what they seem. Our office is encouraging Georgians to exercise caution if […]
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August 2, 2018 On Common Ground News

History, culture await: “2019 Memorials of World War II” trip to London and Paris

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is now accepting reservations for its “2019 Memorials of World War II European Tour.” The public is invited to join the Chamber on this unforgettable 10-day trip, which includes tours of London, England and Paris, France on the 75th anniversary of D-Day when Allied forces invaded northern France bringing World […]
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April 13, 2018 On Common Ground News

Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce invites travelers to experience Thailand

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is accepting reservations from the public for its Thailand Odyssey set for late this summer. The trip, open to anyone who wants to go, will transport visitors to some of Thailand’s most popular places offering a glimpse into the culture, history and lives of its people. The nine-day adventure, Sept. […]
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    DEKALB COUNTY, GA– DeKalb County Board of Health officials are hosting a farewell celebration on Friday, April 23, for Dr. Sandra Elizabeth Ford

DECATUR, GA– Due to forecasted inclement weather conditions on Thursday morning, the Board of Health’s centers, COVID-19 testing site in East Atlanta at Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church and COVID-19 vaccination sites in Doraville and Stonecrest, will operate on a delayed schedule. All health centers will open to the public at noon. Hours of operation for […]


March 11, 2021Coming UpElections

DECATUR, GA—The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections will hold a special called meeting on Monday, March 15, at 4:30 p.m. for the purpose of considering certification of the results of the runoff election held on March 9, 2021.   This meeting will be conducted via teleconference (Zoom). Simultaneous public access to the meeting […]


April 8, 2021Obits

The service for Ann Brown will be held on  Monday, April 12, 2021, 1 p.m., at  Christ The Lord Church of Atlanta, 3760 Glenwood Road Decatur, GA 30032, Pastor Earl Caruthers  officiating. Ms. Brown will be laid to rest at Kennedy Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2500 River Rd. Ellenwood, GA. A repass will be held at Christ […]


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. […]


April 1, 2021Local NewsWorship

Saturday outreach events planned and Resurrection Sunday Service features special musical guest Pastor Charles Jenkins STONECREST–New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is hosting a series of community outreach activities beginning on Good Friday, April 2, and culminating with the ministry’s Resurrection Sunday drive-up service on April 4. All activities will take place on New Birth’s campus located […]


March 3, 2021Local NewsPeople

DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson was among those honored at the Asian Americans Advancing Justice–Atlanta’s Tenth Annual Asian American Advocacy Day. The theme of this year’s event, which was held virtually, was #AAPIRising: The New South.   Asian American Advocacy Day highlighted the legislative advocacy of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and […]


April 20, 2021 On Common Ground News

Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson launches “Fruitful Communities” initiatives at District 5 libraries

        Roots Down will install edible, native landscapes at five libraries   DeKalb County District 5 Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson is launching edible landscapes at five libraries in her district as part of a wider Fruitful Communities initiative led by Roots Down. Residents are invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony at the […]
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April 20, 2021 On Common Ground News

DeKalb County officials hold groundbreaking for youth farm

  Site will feature a farmers’ market, array of outdoor activities   LITHONIA—DeKalb County officials on Monday, April 19, joined Super District 7 Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson for the groundbreaking of the $1.4 million Education, Market, Botanicals, Agriculture and Recreational Center (E.M.B.A.R.C.) Youth Farm. The farm will be developed on the 50-acre site of the former […]
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April 20, 2021 On Common Ground News

DeKalb District Health Director Sandra Ford accepts job with the White House

DEKALB COUNTY, GA– DeKalb County Board of Health officials are hosting a farewell celebration on Friday, April 23, for Dr. Sandra Elizabeth Ford, District Health Director and CEO of the DeKalb County Board of Health. Ford has accepted a job with the Biden Administration that will begin on May 10. Ford, who has served for more […]
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April 20, 2021 On Common Ground News

DeKalb County officials hold groundbreaking for youth farm

  Site will feature a farmers’ market, array of outdoor activities   LITHONIA—DeKalb County officials on Monday, April 19, joined Super District 7 Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson for the groundbreaking of the $1.4 million Education, Market, Botanicals, Agriculture and Recreational Center (E.M.B.A.R.C.) Youth Farm. The farm will be developed on the 50-acre site of the former […]
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April 20, 2021 On Common Ground News

DeKalb Parks installs new photo stations for naturalists to help document Mother Nature’s changing landscapes

DECATUR,GA – The DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs has installed five new Chronolog photo stations in honor of Citizen Science Month. The Chronolog stations are located in Mason Mill Park and Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve. During April, volunteers from all over the world become involved in research by participating in local […]
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April 20, 2021 On Common Ground News

Rockdale County to host county-wide cleanup May 1 Volunteers urged to pre-register for event

  CONYERS, GA–Rockdale County Chairman Oz Nesbitt, Sr. is encouraging members of the community to join in a county-wide cleanup on Saturday, May 1. Check-in for the event will be held at 8 a.m. at the county government annex located at 1400 Parker Road. The Chairman’s Countywide Cleanup will include  Rockdale County officials, department directors and staff, […]
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December 22, 2020Restaurants

    STONECREST, GA—The City of Stonecrest will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on Wednesday (Dec. 23,) for the grand opening of Belinda’s Southern Cuisine. Owner Belinda Hull has opened the restaurant in the former Buffalo Wild Wings, 7322 Stonecrest Concourse, outside the Mall at Stonecrest. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and […]

April 15, 2021Coming UpTravel

  CONYERS, GA—The Taste of Spring Festival and Conyers Car Show will be held in Olde Town Conyers on Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 60 arts and crafts exhibitors and food vendors will line the streets of the historic district while the Conyers Car Show, sponsored by Redline Event Productions, […]

April 15, 2021Explore

                          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 […]


January 10, 2021Farmers MarketsLife

DeKalb County Cooperative Extension is calling for applications for Fresh on DeK, the DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market, stops for 2021. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. Launched in May 2015, Fresh on DeK has raised awareness about the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption for healthy living by providing fresh, affordable produce […]


April 1, 2021Black History Month

ATLANTA – State Rep. Angela Moore paid tribute to former State Rep. Pam Stephenson, who previously served House District 90, through a morning order on the House floor and resolution presentation on March 25.   In the spirit of Women’s History Month, Moore honored the life achievements and public service of Stephenson, commending Stephenson’s work […]


February 1, 2021Celebrating MLK

DECATUR, GA—The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) DeKalb will host a virtual parade on Jan. 18, at noon, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Holiday. This year will mark the 19th year for the MLK Parade in DeKalb County and the theme is “Remember the Dream, Honoring the […]



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