Category: Atlanta

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 […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 2, 2021

ATLANTA – State Rep. Billy Mitchell (D-Stone Mountain) will hold a press conference to discuss his proposed legislation that seeks to remove all Confederate memorials from Georgia, including Stone Mountain Park, on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 9 a.m. at the South Wing of the State Capitol. WHO:             Rep. Billy Mitchell (D-Stone Mountain)   WHAT:          […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 2, 2021

  ATLANTA – Members of the Georgia House Democratic Caucus (GHDC) will host a series of virtual town hall meetings to discuss the GHDC’s “Healthy Georgia” 2021 legislative agenda. To watch the virtual town hall meetings, contact The virtual town hall meeting schedule is as follows: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 1, 2021

ATLANTA, GA—Today,  Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced his appointment of Nancy N. Bills to the Rockdale Judicial Circuit, Clarence Cuthpert as State Court Judge of Rockdale County, Jesse C. Stone to the Augusta Judicial Circuit, Dick Perryman to the Alapaha Judicial Circuit, Rosemary Greene to the Cherokee Judicial Circuit, and Carletta Sims Brown to the Richmond […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 25, 2021

    ATLANTA – Atlanta Public Schools (APS) announced plans today (Jan. 25) to provide COVID-19 surveillance testing in schools as some students in pre-K-2 students returned to school under the district’s Return+Learn initiative. The news conference was held at M.A. Jones Elementary School in southwest Atlanta and included APS Superintendent Lisa Herring; Atlanta Board of Education […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 25, 2021

Veteran health official takes helm   ATLANTA–Jevon Gibson has been named the new CEO of The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (The FDHA), owner of Grady Health System . The FDHA is  the healthcare safety net for both Fulton and DeKalb County, providing critical components to the care of indigent citizens in metro Atlanta. The FDHA Board of Trustees […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 25, 2021

  ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning older Georgians and disabled adults, along with their families and caretakers, to be on the lookout for signs of financial exploitation, especially with regard to the recent issuance of federal stimulus checks. “Georgia has a comprehensive Elder Abuse Law that covers financial exploitation,” says Attorney General […]

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