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DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson was among those honored at the Asian Americans Advancing Justice–Atlanta’s Tenth Annual Asian American Advocacy Day. The theme of this year’s event, which was held virtually, was #AAPIRising: The New South.   Asian American Advocacy Day highlighted the legislative advocacy of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and […]


LITHONIA, GA–Family and friends honored DeKalb County community activist John Evans on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 with a drive-through birthday celebration.  Evans turned 88 on Jan. 29. NAACP DeKalb President Teresa Hardy helped family members and others to coordinate the event, putting up banners and decorations under overcast skies and damp weather for the special […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 20, 2021

The Rockdale County Democratic Party recently held its virtual swearing-In ceremony announcing its newly elected and appointed officers.   Rosalyn Ridgeway is the new chair of  the Rockdale Democratic Party. The swearing-In seremony was performed by the Honorable Phinia Aten, Chief Magistrate Judge of Rockdale County and the keynote speaker was State Sen. Tonya P. […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 20, 2021

The Rockdale County Department of Stormwater Management will now manage Land Disturbance Permitting (LDP) processes due to new state mandates. Effective March 29, 2021, all LDP applications, including fees, are to be submitted directly to Rockdale County Stormwater Management. This function was previously managed by the Rockdale County Planning and Development Department.   Any project […]

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