October 25, 2021 On Common Ground News

The Elevate Talk Show Around the Town: Visiting Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

          This week’s ‘Around the Town’ takes us two hours North of Atlanta to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Riding the vintage trains is an opportunity to relive the romance of the rails when vintage trains provided an escape from the everyday routine.  
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October 17, 2021 On Common Ground News

The Elevate Talk Show Around the Town: Visiting Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve

  This week’s ‘Around the Town’ takes us a short distance east of Atlanta to the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, in Stonecrest, Georgia. The Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve is a spectacular outdoor space and offers an abundance of opportunities for recreation, exploration, and education for adults and children, alike.       To see full […]
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October 10, 2021 On Common Ground News

The Elevate Talk Show Around the Town: Visiting Montgomery, Alabama

This week, our ‘Around the Town’ segment, takes us down the road to Montgomery, Alabama, and a place bursting with an abundant amount of history about the civil rights movement. https://youtu.be/Sj4Ltexwkco
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October 3, 2021 On Common Ground News

The Elevate Talk Show Around the Town: Visiting Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery

This week’s ‘Around the Town’ takes us to Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta. Founded as Atlanta Cemetery in 1850, Oakland Cemetery, which originally consisted of six acres, is one of the largest cemetery green spaces in Atlanta and is located Southeast of the city. The cemetery  is an outdoor museum of Atlanta’s history with period gardens […]
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September 26, 2021 On Common Ground News

The Elevate Talk Show Around the Town: Visiting the North Georgia mountains

This week, our ‘Around the Town’ segment takes us to three spectacular waterfalls in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia.  
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  • Thrive Attractions, LLC selected to manage Stone Mountain Park
    STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. — Thrive Attractions Management, LLC has been chosen as the finalist in the RFP to be the private manager of Stone Mountain Park by the Stone Mountain Memorial Association, the state authority that oversees the state’s most visited attraction.
August 30, 2021Local NewsHealthDeKalb

      DECATUR, GA– Sandra Valenciano, M.D., M.P.H., has been appointed as the new District Health Director for the DeKalb County Board of Health, effective July 1. While she has been in her new role for just shy of two months, Valenciano is not new to the agency, which oversees public health services for over […]


    DEKALB COUNTY, GA—DeKalb County residents who reside within the boundaries of the City of Atlanta are urged to cast their ballots on Election Day, Nov. 2, by 7 p.m. to avoid having to vote by a provisional ballot. The polling precincts in DeKalb will be open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. While precincts […]


August 16, 2021Local NewsObits

  The funeral service has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at NOON, Fairfield Baptist Church, 6133 Redan Road, Lithonia.  


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. […]


          CONYERS–A long line of people formed at Voices of Faith Church’s Rockdale County campus, 1290 Sigman Road, early on Sunday (Aug. 22) morning, ready to roll up their sleeves for the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccinations. Teams from the Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale Health Departments were on hand to dispense the Pfizer […]


October 18, 2021Other NewsPeopleAtlanta

            ATLANTA—Gov. Brian P. Kemp has announced 27 appointments to various boards and commission Georgia Commission on Women Valerie Montgomery Rice is the sixth president of Morehouse School of Medicine and the first woman to lead the free-standing medical institution. Montgomery Rice serves as both the president and CEO. A renowned […]


October 25, 2021 On Common Ground News

DeKalb VRE to hold special called meeting Oct. 27

    DECATUR, GA—The DeKalb Board of Registration and Elections will host a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. This meeting will be conducted via teleconference (Zoom). Simultaneous public access to the meeting will be available via livestream on DCTV’s UStream channel at https://video.ibm.com/channel/dctv-channel-23. To make a public comment, join via […]
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October 25, 2021 On Common Ground News

Salem, Stephenson Middle Schools Advance to the Trail to the Title Championship Game

The 2021 DeKalb Middle School Football Trail to the Title Championship is set as Salem and Stephenson won their semifinal round games at Avondale Stadium on Saturday (Oct. 23).   Salem opened the semifinal doubleheader by knocking off Cedar Grove (5-3) 12-0.   CJ Harris got the Lions (8-0) on the board on the opening […]
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October 25, 2021 On Common Ground News

New Birth hosts 6th Annual College Fair Oct. 25-28, millions in scholarships offered to students

    STONECREST, GA–New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is hosting an annual college scholarship fair that will bring more than 50 colleges and universities under one roof Oct. 25-28, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the church’s Family Life Center, 6400 Woodrow Rd., Stonecrest. The 6th Annual Free College Scholarship Fair, co-sponsored by The Leadership Team […]
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October 25, 2021 On Common Ground News

Salem, Stephenson Middle Schools Advance to the Trail to the Title Championship Game

The 2021 DeKalb Middle School Football Trail to the Title Championship is set as Salem and Stephenson won their semifinal round games at Avondale Stadium on Saturday (Oct. 23).   Salem opened the semifinal doubleheader by knocking off Cedar Grove (5-3) 12-0.   CJ Harris got the Lions (8-0) on the board on the opening […]
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October 25, 2021 On Common Ground News

New Birth hosts 6th Annual College Fair Oct. 25-28, millions in scholarships offered to students

    STONECREST, GA–New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is hosting an annual college scholarship fair that will bring more than 50 colleges and universities under one roof Oct. 25-28, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the church’s Family Life Center, 6400 Woodrow Rd., Stonecrest. The 6th Annual Free College Scholarship Fair, co-sponsored by The Leadership Team […]
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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 […]

October 25, 2021Travel

          This week’s ‘Around the Town’ takes us two hours North of Atlanta to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Riding the vintage trains is an opportunity to relive the romance of the rails when vintage trains provided an escape from the everyday routine.  

August 19, 2021Explore

South’s largest outdoor arts and crafts show takes Sept. 9 – 12   STONE MOUNTAIN, GA –The 53rd annual Yellow Daisy Festival returns to Stone Mountain Park Sept. 9-12, 2021. Voted one of the top arts and crafts shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event, and winner of multiple awards […]


August 7, 2021Farmers MarketsDeKalb

The Lithonia Farmer’s Market will be held today Sat., Aug. 7 noon to 4 pm. The weekly fresh air market offers shoppers the opportunity to find sustainably locally grown organic produce along with other locally handcrafted artisan goods you won’t find in a store. EBT cardholders get half off 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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