Category: Health


CONYERS, GA—Associate Probate Court Judge Gary Washington is now the official Judge of the Rockdale County Probate Court. Washington’s appointment on March 1 follows the appointment of Judge Clarence Cuthpert, Jr. to Rockdale County State Court. Washington assumes the duties effective immediately.   “I am excited to take this next step in serving my fellow […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 4, 2021

  DECATUR, GA– Due to staffing challenges, the DeKalb County Board of Health has cancelled all scheduled COVID-19 testing appointments at its Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church testing site, located at 1879 Glenwood Ave., SE, Atlanta. Those individuals who had appointments scheduled have been notified and provided options to reschedule or register for testing at another […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 27, 2021

Guests Include local health directors, national Urban League and Georgia budget expert   DECATUR—On Saturday, Jan. 30, 11 a.m., Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) will host a Zoom town hall on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Included on the call will be Dr. Sandra Elizabeth Ford, District Health Director of the DeKalb County Board of Health; Clint […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 25, 2021

Global thought leader Bishop T.D. Jakes will speak directly with the scientists responsible  for developing the Moderna and Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines. The virtual panel discussion will take place today, Jan. 25, at noon Central Time (1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time): T.D. Jakes YouTube channel. In “Conversations with America: Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine,” Bishop Jakes, Dr. Anthony Fauci and  scientists will discuss  how […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 25, 2021

The DeKalb County Board of Health has resumed registration for Phase 1A+ .  Appointments can be made by visiting the Board of Health’s updated scheduling portal, with appointments beginning Monday, Jan. 25. Individuals without access to the internet or those with special needs can call 404-294-3700 during normal business hours to obtain assistance from a […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 20, 2021

The City of Stonecrest is partnering with Emory Healthcare to present a virtual health panel to cover a variety of topics including COVID-19 vaccine facts , diabetes prevention and treatment on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 6 p.m. You’ll hear from physicians and professionals from Emory Hillandale Hospital, some of whom reside in the Lithonia/Stonecrest community In […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 15, 2021

STONECREST–A team of DeKalb County healthcare workers were busy on Friday administering COVID-19 shots to registered senior citizens. Four lanes of vehicles formed at the drive-through set up on Jan. 15 at the future home of the Stonecrest City Hall complex located at 2929 Turner Hill Road. DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond came out to get […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 7, 2021

            Photo and video by Glenn L. Morgan/OCG News   STONECREST—DeKalb County Board of Health officials began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to healthcare workers and first responders on Jan. 6 at the site of the City of Stonecrest’s future City Hall on Turner Hill Road. Officials said the county had received […]

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