Category: DeKalb


Progress report on District 7 initiatives and updates on county services among topics to be discussed   DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson will host a virtual town hall for residents to provide a progress report on District 7 initiatives currently established, those in development and those estimated for the near future.   The DeKalb County […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 26, 2021

DECATUR,GA—The DeKalb Human Services Department will host a series of virtual Lunch & Learn webinars for the community, starting March 1, 2021, to provide information that will connect individuals and families to needed services that are available in DeKalb County. Participants will learn about the department’s many community partners as well as the services that they […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 25, 2021

LITHONIA-GA—The NAACP DeKalb County branch unveiled a historical marker at Kelly Park, located in the heart of the city, on Feb. 24.   Mayor Shameka Reynolds joined the NAACP  for the 1 p.m. ceremony to commemorate the victims of lynchings that took place in Lithonia and others throughout America after Reconstruction was abandoned in 1877. […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 23, 2021

      WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced Feb. 23 the introduction of the Safe Recall Information Distributed Equitably Act (Safe RIDE Act), which would help improve passenger safety and the response rate to vehicle recall notices by ensuring vehicles used for ridesharing services get needed repairs when subject to a recall. […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 23, 2021

Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harri   At tonight’s “State of the District” address, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will announce its plans for students to begin returning to classrooms under Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. In Phase Two and Phase Three, cohorts of students will participate in hybrid, in-person learning based on their choice to attend school. […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 23, 2021

Panel discussion highlights history of voting rights in Black America   Tonight, on Feb. 23, 2021, at 7 p.m., DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson will host a virtual Black History Panel Discussion titled, “The Evolution of Voting Rights in Black America: From Picking Cotton to Picking Presidents and Senators.” The event will be streamed […]

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 […]

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