Stone Mountain continues negotiation

Stone Mountain continued negotiations with the DeKalb County School District on the use of the Historic Rock Gym.

Some Stone Mountain officials and residents would like to use the historic Rock Gym for events and other activities but the city is having a hard time coming to an agreement with the DeKalb County School District. The school district currently owns the gym, which was once the gym of Stone Mountain High School. The […]

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Elizabeth Wilson reflects on her time as Decatur’s first Black mayor

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  After retiring from public office years ago, former Decatur mayor Elizabeth Wilson said she has more free time on her hands. Despite staying active in the Beacon Hill community, Wilson said she hasn’t spent much of that free time thinking about the impact she’s made in the community she served for so many years. […]

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A focus on success

Accounting student Sonya Bingham was chosen as Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s 2017 GOAL Award winner for her academic excellence and leadership in the classroom. She was announced and congratulated during a Feb. 2 luncheon by GPTC President Jabari Simama (pictured). Photos submitted.

Georgia Piedmont Technical College student vows to change future, wins award If someone had asked Sonya Bingham five years ago where she thought she would be today, completing an associate’s degree program at Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) would not have been an answer. “For 13 years, I was stuck in an endless repetition of […]

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DeKalb state rep disproves GA ‘voter fraud’

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Holcomb receives answer from Secretary of State indicating less than 10 cases of alleged ‘double-voting Thanks to Georgia state Rep. Scott Holcomb, President Donald Trump can scratch Georgia off the list of states that have allegedly committed voter fraud. Holcomb, whose district covers Chamblee, Doraville and parts of unincorporated DeKalb County as part of Georgia’s […]

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Southwest DeKalb wins traditional Area 5-5A wrestling title

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   The Southwest DeKalb Panthers made a clean sweep of the Area 5-AAAAA wrestling titles by following up on its Duals wrestling title with the Traditional title.   Six gold medals were collected by the Panthers on the way to 211.5 points to out-pace Arabia Mountain’s 124 for the championship.   Southwest DeKalb’s Colby Ficklin […]

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Champion girls, Chamblee boys win county middle school basketball titles

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  The Champion Lady Chargers extended their victory string to 34 in a row by knocking off the Miller Grove Lady Wolverines 44-30 for their second consecutive DeKalb County Middle School basketball title on Saturday at Cedar Grove Middle School.   Champion put together back-to-back 17-0 seasons with the first-place trophy behind the play of […]

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College student allowed to run for city council

Mary_Pat Hector becomes youngest woman in Georgia to run for city council

Mary-Pat Hector becomes youngest woman in Georgia to run for city council   Mary-Pat Hector, 19, made national headlines after the DeKalb County Elections Board decided her age would not be an issue while running for a city council seat in Stonecrest. Hector had her application challenged by District 4 opponent George Turner under the […]

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OPINION: Don’t make me come up there!

Bill Crane's Opinion Piece for Champion newspaper

“The time is always ripe to do what is right,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mid-January in America was book-ended by the birthday and national holiday remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the inauguration of a new president, Donald J. Trump.  It should have been a week of outreach and celebration, but it was instead a loud, and […]

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