Category: Atlanta


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 […]

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 join Rep. Carter’s […]

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 […]

About us

On Common Ground News is published daily by On Common Ground, Inc (OCGNEWS.COM). The newspaper serves DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Metro Atlanta.

The opinions expressed by writers and contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher or the newspaper’s advertisers.

No portion of this newspaper may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the publisher.

We reserve the right to reject material and advertisements we deem inappropriate.

On Common Ground News
P.O. Box 904
Lithonia, GA 30058

(770) 679-5607

Latest News

Select list(s) to subscribe to

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: On Common Ground News, 1240 Sigman Road, Conyers, GA, 30012, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact