Category: DeKalb

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 20, 2021

7,000 tenants and landlords apply for financial relief   DECATUR,GA.– Monday, Feb. 22, will be the last day that tenants and landlords can apply for financial help through the DeKalb Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition (TLAC) program.   The online application will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22. “Due to the overwhelming response to the […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 20, 2021

By Mark Brock, DCSD Athletics Specialist   DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) Columbia High School won the Region 6-2A high school girls’ basketball championship, defeating South Atlanta High School 59-48 at Greater Atlanta Christian High School (GAC) on Feb. 19. The Columbia Boys’ team also won the consolation game against KIPP , 67-48.   Columbia […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 20, 2021

  Georgia Secretary of State restricts drop boxes, early processing of absentee ballots The DeKalb Board of Voter Registration and Elections approved changes to advance voting times for two upcoming elections. The board voted to adjust all available advance voting times to begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. to align the Georgia […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 17, 2021

  DECATUR, GA—The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) DeKalb County Branch will host its virtual Youth Council Meeting on Feb. 20, 2 p.m. The council will plan its annual activities, elect officers and receive their Black History Program assignments. The council is excited to have guest speaker, Temple Lester, a 13-year-old […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 16, 2021

DECATUR, GA—Approximately 7,000 tenants and landlords have applied for financial help since the DeKalb Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition program opened Friday, Feb. 12. According to Javoyne Hicks, DeKalb County Clerk of State and Magistrate Courts, the program had received approximately 34,000 website visits and 7,300 emails. “This program is unique because it not only protects renters […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 16, 2021

    The DeKalb Delegation will meet on Wednesday, Feb 17, at noon or immediately upon adjournment of its regular session. The guest speakers for the meeting will be the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, who will present their legislative agenda. Public viewing of the meeting will be available via Facebook Live at : Thank […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 16, 2021

DeKalb County Government will host four drive-through food distribution events on Saturday, Feb 20, during which 3,500 DeKalb residents will receive one 20-pound box of fruit and vegetables and a 10-pound package of chicken hindquarters. Beginning at 10 a.m., the COVID-19 Care Baskets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at four locations: James […]

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