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On Common Ground NewsSeptember 15, 2021

  Atlanta, GA – As part of the State of Georgia’s recognition of National Small Business Week 2021, Gov.r Brian P. Kemp today(Sept. 15) announced a new position in state government to support and empower Georgia’s small business community. According to Georgia Department of Labor data, businesses with fewer than 500 employees account for 99.8% of […]

On Common Ground NewsSeptember 14, 2021

Tucker will oversee DeKalb, North Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth and Rockdale counties    ATLANTA – Georgia Power has announced that Deon Tucker has been named the Metro North regional director in the Atlanta area, effectively immediately. In her role, she will lead the company’s external affairs activities for DeKalb, North Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth and Rockdale counties. She […]

On Common Ground NewsAugust 31, 2021

      DECATUR, GA—DeKalb County Fleet Management Deputy Director Robert Gordon is one of three to be inducted into the Public Fleet Hall of Fame, supported by Government Fleet and the American Public Works Association. Gordon was chosen from a select group of administrators because of his outstanding leadership and contribution to the industry. […]

On Common Ground NewsAugust 15, 2021

      DECATUR, GA—National Constables and Marshals Association announced the appointment of Chief Marshal William J. Taylor as state director for Georgia, effective Aug. 13, for a two-year term. Headquartered in Shreveport, La., the National Constables and Marshals Association (NCMA) was founded in 1973 and currently has 15 state directors with over 1,000 members. […]


Newly-elected State Rep. Angela Moore, HD 90, is recovering from an accident that happened over the weekend following her inaugural community breakfast meeting. Moore’s district covers parts of DeKalb, Rockdale and Henry counties.     Moore tripped and fell after a community breakfast meeting that she hosted on Saturday (June 5) at Panola Mountain State […]


David Manuel has been named Fulton County Director of Arts & Culture effective June 9, County Manager Dick Anderson has announced. Manuel joins Fulton from neighboring DeKalb where he was Arts & Culture Manager and previously served as Interim Deputy Director of DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs. Anderson said Manuel is a welcome addition […]


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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