Category: Atlanta

On Common Ground NewsSeptember 13, 2021

    SNAP to launch in-fused water tastings across Georgia    ATLANTA – Georgia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamp) and its  four partner agencies are launching Hydrate My State, a campaign tailored for SNAP-eligible Georgians to encourage more water consumption, instead of sugary beverages. The campaign, led by the Division of Family and Children Services […]

On Common Ground NewsSeptember 12, 2021

ATLANTA – The Council for Quality Growth (CQG), the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® (ACBR), and the Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA), in collaboration with Clark Atlanta University (CAU), will host the 2021 Atlanta Mayoral Forum on Sept. 14, at CAU’s Bishop Cornelius L. Henderson Student Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the forum will […]

On Common Ground NewsAugust 31, 2021

    ATLANTA, GA —Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has indicted four individuals on human trafficking charges.  A DeKalb County Grand Jury returned the indictment on August 24. “We thank the DeKalb County Grand Jury for their careful consideration of the evidence in this case,” said Attorney […]

On Common Ground NewsAugust 27, 2021

      The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade, which usually takes place in late September, has been postponed, organizers announced today. “ABI was in the process of putting our plans in action for the 2021 Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade. However, as conditions surrounding COVID and the Delta Variant have shifted, it has become obvious that […]


      On Saturday, Aug. 7, Integrity Dental Services, the Atlanta-based dental laboratory, will host its inaugural back-to-school “Healthy Smiles Drive,” 1 to 4 p.m., at S.L Lewis Elementary School, 6201 Connell Road, College Park. Families should go to the bus loading area. The event was created to support oral hygiene among minority children […]


          Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has indicted eight Albany, GA Bloods gang members on 54 gang and human trafficking charges in which they forced minors and others into sexual servitude. A Dougherty County Grand Jury returned the indictment on July 28. “Gangs are […]


            ATLANTA—Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an executive order requiring all persons in a public place, including private businesses and establishments, to wear a mask or a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth when indoors. The Order is in response to the rising number of COVID-19 infections, the […]


      ATLANTA — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will host the second annual Virtual LGBTQ Opportunity Fair, Thursday, July 29, 10 a.m. – 1p.m. The Mayor’s Virtual LGBTQ Opportunity Fair continues Mayor Bottoms’ historic initiative to leverage the combined power of government, the corporate sector and local non-profits to ensure LGBTQ Atlantans are prepared and ready to thrive in the […]

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