August 2, 2018 On Common Ground News

History, culture await: “2019 Memorials of World War II” trip to London and Paris

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is now accepting reservations for its “2019 Memorials of World War II European Tour.” The public is invited to join the Chamber on this unforgettable 10-day trip, which includes tours of London, England and Paris, France on the 75th anniversary of D-Day when Allied forces invaded northern France bringing World […]
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April 13, 2018 On Common Ground News

Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce invites travelers to experience Thailand

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is accepting reservations from the public for its Thailand Odyssey set for late this summer. The trip, open to anyone who wants to go, will transport visitors to some of Thailand’s most popular places offering a glimpse into the culture, history and lives of its people. The nine-day adventure, Sept. […]
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March 15, 2018 On Common Ground News

Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce invites travelers to experience Thailand

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is accepting reservations from the public for its Thailand Odyssey set for late this summer. The trip, open to anyone who wants to go, will transport visitors to some of Thailand’s most popular places offering a glimpse into the culture, history and lives of its people. The nine-day adventure, Sept. […]
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October 5, 2017 On Common Ground News

Elevate your view this fall at Amicalola Falls State Park’s newest aerial adventure

Elevate your view this fall at Amicalola Falls State Park’s newest aerial adventure  By Mackenzie N. Morgan Zip your way into Fall this autumn at Georgia’s newest zipline canopy tour at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge in Dawsonville, Georgia. Built by American Adventure Park Systems, the new level two zipline course promises guests the […]
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August 21, 2017 On Common Ground News

Solar eclipse is coming: 2017 solar eclipse survival guide

On Monday, Aug. 21, people across the nation will have the chance to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event: The sun, moon and earth will align in a grand show, temporarily darkening the daytime sky, creating a total solar eclipse – something that hasn’t occurred in the continental U.S. for nearly 100 years. Residents in metro Atlanta […]
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  • Hendrickson promotes ‘Gwinnett Standard’ of Excellence in first State of the County Address
    LAWRENCEVILLE, GA– In her first State of the County address, Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson

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 […]


February 22, 2021Local NewsElectionsDeKalb

    DeKalb announces advance voting times for two special elections   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 House […]


February 20, 2021Local NewsObits

        Cornelius Stafford, a former president of the 100 Black Men of DeKalb County, Inc., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Members of the organization said they did not yet have details from Stafford’s wife, Patricia, about his death or plans for his homegoing service. A survivor of kidney failure and end […]


February 28, 2021Local NewsLegislature

  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. […]


December 30, 2020Worship

CONYERS–Voices of Faith Ministries has opened a food pantry to assist  families. The food pantry will open on Saturdays to serve those who contact the church ahead of their visit. Those who need assistance must provide their name, family size and a contact number. Please call the church and leave a message with the pertinent […]


March 3, 2021Local NewsPeople

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 […]


March 3, 2021 On Common Ground News

Hendrickson promotes ‘Gwinnett Standard’ of Excellence in first State of the County Address

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA– In her first State of the County address, Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson on Wednesday (March 3) lauded the county’s pursuit of excellence called the “Gwinnett Standard.” “You may not have heard the phrase the ‘Gwinnett Standard,’ but I can guarantee you’ve felt it,” Hendrickson said. “What’s normal here would be awesome […]
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March 3, 2021 On Common Ground News

DeKalb Commissioner Larry Johnson honored during Asian American Advocacy Day

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 […]
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March 3, 2021 On Common Ground News

Drive-through birthday celebration held for DeKalb community activist John Evans, 88

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 […]
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March 3, 2021 On Common Ground News

Rockdale House Delegation to hold virtual town hall meeting March 4

    ATLANTA – Members of the Rockdale County House Legislative Delegation will host a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, March 4, 6:30 – 8 p.m. via Zoom.   State Representatives Rhonda Taylor (D-Conyers), Regina Lewis-Ward (D-McDonough), Sharon Henderson (D-Covington), Doreen Carter (D-Lithonia) and Tom Kirby (R-Loganville) will discuss recent election legislation and give […]
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December 22, 2020Restaurants

    STONECREST, GA—The City of Stonecrest will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on Wednesday (Dec. 23,) for the grand opening of Belinda’s Southern Cuisine. Owner Belinda Hull has opened the restaurant in the former Buffalo Wild Wings, 7322 Stonecrest Concourse, outside the Mall at Stonecrest. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and […]

August 2, 2018TravelLife

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is now accepting reservations for its “2019 Memorials of World War II European Tour.” The public is invited to join the Chamber on this unforgettable 10-day trip, which includes tours of London, England and Paris, France on the 75th anniversary of D-Day when Allied forces invaded northern France bringing World […]


January 10, 2021Farmers MarketsLife

DeKalb County Cooperative Extension is calling for applications for Fresh on DeK, the DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market, stops for 2021. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. Launched in May 2015, Fresh on DeK has raised awareness about the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption for healthy living by providing fresh, affordable produce […]


March 1, 2021Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) recognized four local sheriffs and a groundbreaking Georgia General Assembly secretary with Pioneer Awards for their service to Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District — and their work to break down barriers and make history in the state.   “We are currently living in a pandemic, and […]


February 1, 2021Celebrating MLK

DECATUR, GA—The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) DeKalb will host a virtual parade on Jan. 18, at noon, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Holiday. This year will mark the 19th year for the MLK Parade in DeKalb County and the theme is “Remember the Dream, Honoring the […]



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