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March 2, 2021 marks 1 year since Symone Thompson vanished from Union City, GA at age 16. She would now be 17 years old.   The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, and Thompson’s family are seeking the public’s help in finding the teen.   Thompson was […]

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

  Henry County District 5 Commissioner Bruce Holmes, flanked by representatives of Henry County Government, Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, PATH Foundation, and the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance, cuts the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the new PATH trail segment. Photo provided.       HENRY COUNTY–GA The popular Arabia Mountain PATH […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 23, 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 proposed legislation that may […]

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 17, 2021

ATLANTA, GA – As tax season is approaching, a number of Georgians are discovering that they may be the victims of unemployment insurance fraud. Consumers say they received 1099-G forms from the Department of Labor indicating that they owe taxes on unemployment compensation they received in 2020. However, the benefits actually went to identity thieves […]

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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