In the News

The National Heritage Area is a pretty fascinating place and we’re pleased that others think so too. Here we’ll share the most recent stories published about events, activities and general interest.

Historic Vaughters’ Barn renovation is completed

posted on December 13th, 2018  |  Read more

From On Common Ground News. Following a month of work, stabilization of historic Vaughters’ Barn – the iconic white-painted structure located off of Klondike Road in the city of Stonecrest – is complete. The building required significant renovations to fix years of wear and tear, the result of aging materials and the elements. Now that construction […]

Stabilization of Historic Vaughters’ Barn begins

posted on November 27th, 2018  |  Read more

From On Common Ground News Vaughters’ Barn, a former dairy farm that is part of Panola Mountain State Park and the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA), is currently undergoing renovations to stabilize the historic building. The project began at the end of October. Water damage, structural factors, and general wear and tear have led to […]

Partners gather to celebrate renovation of historic Lyon farmhouse

posted on November 2nd, 2018  |  Read more

From On Common Ground News Representatives from the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance, DeKalb County government, contracting firm F. H. Paschen, the City of Stonecrest and others gathered on Oct. 30 to announce the beginning of the project to stabilize the oldest homestead in DeKalb County. Work on the $225,000 project should be completed by […]

Arabia Alliance celebrates the lives of two community leaders

posted on July 11th, 2018  |  Read more

Rev. T.A. Bryant and Jim Read were pillars in forming the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Flat Rock Archives co-founder/board member Rev. Theodore A. (T.A.) Bryant Jr. was a community leader and a strong advocate of preserving and sharing the rich history of one of the oldest African American communities in Georgia. In the early 1800s, […]

DeKalb County dedicates funds to stabilize area’s oldest homestead

posted on May 29th, 2018  |  Read more

Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance will coordinate restoration of Lyon Farm historic structures. On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners unanimously authorized CEO Michael Thurmond to execute an agreement to stabilize the historic Lyon Farm. This homestead comprises a historic farmhouse and smokehouse that are believed to contain the oldest homestead […]

Arabia Alliance announces two new board members

posted on January 19th, 2018  |  Read more

The Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance announces the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the non-profit board are Sue Sanders and Joel Thibodeaux. “We are very pleased to welcome these two outstanding leaders to the board. The talent and diverse experience they bring to the table will further strengthen the […]

Welcoming signs coming to Arabia Mountain

posted on July 28th, 2017  |  Read more

Posted April 6, 2017 by John Hewitt | The Champion Newspaper “Signs, signs, everywhere signs; blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind.” –Lyrics to the song “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band  Slabs of granite that will ultimately be incorporated into AMNHA signage designs. Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA) will soon be getting new signs, but they’re […]

Arabia Alliance hosts open house

posted on July 28th, 2017  |  Read more

Posted May 26, 2017 by Valerie Morgan | On Common Ground News The Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance hosted an open house on May 23 to provide the community an opportunity to learn about the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA). The open house was held from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Alliance’s office, 3350 Klondike Road […]

National Heritage Area unveils signage program

posted on July 28th, 2017  |  Read more

Posted March 17, 2017 by Valerie Morgan | Local News Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area officials, DeKalb County commissioners and other key partners unveiled renderings of the signage that will mark trailheads and other areas of historic and natural interests in the National Heritage Area. The unveiling followed another big announcement on the same day: the DeKalb County Department […]