June 13, 2021 On Common Ground News

United Airlines is offering vaccinated customers chance to win free flights for one year

United Airlines is offering its loyalty program members the chance to win free flights for a year’s worth of travel, in support of President Biden administration’s national effort to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccination. The deadline to apply for the “Your Shot to Fly” sweepstakes is June 22. The sweepstakes is open […]
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Universal Studios to open new “DreamWorks” interactive character experience

Photo provided by Universal Studios   ORLANDO, FL—Families can get set to enjoy a new feature at Universal Studios Florida beginning this spring. Universal Studios Florida announced today (May 18) that it will soon open an interactive character experience called DreamWorks, where guests can meet, greet and dance along with their favorite DreamWorks characters from […]
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37 million expected to travel Memorial Day weekend, 1 million of them Georgians

ATLANTA—AAA expects a significant rebound in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend. More than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more between May 27 and May 31. That’s a 60% increase from last year, when only 23 million traveled, the lowest on record since AAA began […]
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April 15, 2021 On Common Ground News

Pensacola launches web site encouraging visitors to explore wildlife, natural wonders along beach trail

                          PENSACOLA, FL— Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA), the governing body for Pensacola Beach, recently launched a new, content-rich website showcasing the many unique creatures and features of the barrier island. Pensacola Beach has long been a favorite spot for vacationers who are drawn […]
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March 15, 2021 On Common Ground News

Gaylord Palms Resort kicks off Spring season

Guests can enjoy family-friendly activities, water park thrills, Easter fun and more         KISSIMMEE, FL–Guests can officially Spring It On at Gaylord Palms, with the all-new “Once Upon a Spring” programming, family-friendly activities, Easter events, water park thrills, rejuvenating spa treatments and more. Guests can enjoy the perfect springtime retreat—from  seasonal décor and hundreds of vibrant […]
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  • Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park hosts Juneteenth Atlanta 2021celebration
    ATLANTA—Centennial Olympic Park drew crowds eager to attend the Juneteenth Atlanta celebration, which was held June 18-20.

CONYERS—Rockdale County voters elected incumbent Judge Gary Washington as Probate Judge tonight in a three-way race, unofficial results show. Washington received 59.41(2,701) percent of the vote, avoiding a runoff in the special election. Justin Kenney received 36.12 percent(1,642) and Kathy Harvey came in third with 4.40 percent 200). Turnout was low: 4,546 of 64,269 (7.07%) registered […]


April 8, 2021Obits

The service for Ann Brown will be held on  Monday, April 12, 2021, 1 p.m., at  Christ The Lord Church of Atlanta, 3760 Glenwood Road Decatur, GA 30032, Pastor Earl Caruthers  officiating. Ms. Brown will be laid to rest at Kennedy Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2500 River Rd. Ellenwood, GA. A repass will be held at Christ […]


The Georgia House of Representatives has approved SB 21, restricting powers of the mayor and providing more power and authority to the five members of the city council.  The legislation, sponsored by State Sen. Emanuel Jones, is now headed to the Governor for his signature. The new legislation will it becomes effective on July 1. […]


    LAWRENCEVILLE, GA– When a young Chris Minor played football at Cemetery Field, he did not know he would one day oversee the organization that operates that very park. For the first time in history, Minor — an African American — has been named as the new director of the Gwinnett County Parks and […]


June 21, 2021 On Common Ground News

Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park hosts Juneteenth Atlanta 2021celebration

        Photos  By Kelly Jordan ATLANTA—Centennial Olympic Park  drew crowds eager to attend the Juneteenth Atlanta celebration, which was held June 18-20.  The downtown festivities included a parade, national speakers, a community vendors’ market, cultural arts amphitheater and a variety of entertainment such as Double Dutch jump rope artists, yoga, martial arts, […]
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June 21, 2021 On Common Ground News

Kids whip up tasty brunch in cooking class with Conyers Councilwoman Connie Alsobrook

          CONYERS, GA—Conyers City Councilwoman Connie Alsobrook and a group of students met for a cooking class today (June 21) that was hosted by the Surf N Turf restaurant on Sigman Road in Conyers. The group learned how to prepare spinach, mushroom omelettes and banana chocolate chip pancakes made with whole […]
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June 21, 2021 On Common Ground News

Rep. Hank Johnson urges families to watch for Child Tax Credit monthly payments beginning in July

More than 50,000 Households in Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District could get up to $300 per child July-December   DECATUR, GA — Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), is encouraging families to be on the lookout for advance monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit of up to $300 per month per child beginning July 15 through December. […]
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June 21, 2021 On Common Ground News

Rep. Hank Johnson urges families to watch for Child Tax Credit monthly payments beginning in July

More than 50,000 Households in Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District could get up to $300 per child July-December   DECATUR, GA — Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), is encouraging families to be on the lookout for advance monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit of up to $300 per month per child beginning July 15 through December. […]
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June 21, 2021 On Common Ground News

City of Stone Mountain hosts first Juneteenth Celebration, June 19, 2021

    STONE MOUNTAIN, GA—Downtown Stone Mountain was filled with vendors, visitors and residents at the city of Stone Mountain’s first Juneteenth celebration. Not even the overcast skies and rain showers dampened the colorful event, which was held on Main Street from 6 to 9 p.m. People let up their umbrellas as they stopped to […]
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June 21, 2021 On Common Ground News

West Junior All-Stars pitch six scoreless innings in 16-5 win over East Squad

            By Mark Brock DCSD Athletics Specialist   Six innings of scoreless pitching keyed a 16-5 win for the West Junior All-Stars against the East in the 12th Annual DCSD Junior All-Star Classic baseball game held recently at Dunwoody. The tone was set early as Dunwoody’s Zach Heavern pitched two perfect […]
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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 […]

June 13, 2021Travel

United Airlines is offering its loyalty program members the chance to win free flights for a year’s worth of travel, in support of President Biden administration’s national effort to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccination. The deadline to apply for the “Your Shot to Fly” sweepstakes is June 22. The sweepstakes is open […]

June 18, 2021Explore

      Late Congressman John Lewis to be honored, event will be live-streamed on FB     MACON, GA—The city’s downtown will be filled with music as the Macon Make Music Day International Celebration beckons locals and visitors alike to Cherry Street on June 21. The daylong,, family-freindly festival, which features free pop-up performances […]


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 […]



      ATLANTA—The Fulton County Library System has announced the reopening of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History along with 32 branch libraries Library on May 4. The phased reopening plan calls for limited in-branch services such as browsing shelves, printing and computer use, twice per week, allowing for […]



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